Oxford University has opened a new Data Science Lab in collaboration with Emirates Airlines that will have experts from around the university use cutting-edge analysis to help the airline make its services more efficient and customer-focused, the company said.
The new lab is expected to bring together researchers from at least five departments within the university, including the mathematical institute, the Oxford Internet institute and the departments of engineering science, computer science and statistics. Joined by visiting fellows from Emirates, the academics will work with the airline´s datasets to help it understand its processes and customer preferences in greater detail. In turn, it will create new products and services, better suited to the needs of its passengers.
Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai´s Investment Corporation of Dubai.