2010在新西兰奥克兰大学成立人工智能实验室 专注于 为企业和政府提供融合工程，数学，统计，计算机与管理学的ai智能解决方案。在用机器学习和大数据自动分析协助企业优化决策效率，降低运营成本方面已拥有诸多成功案例和权威成果。
The Māori word orua means “to coincide” and we think about Operations Research and Analytics as engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science and management science coinciding to improve whatever system we are currently modelling
O(perations) R(esearch) U(nion) A(nalytics) is a research group at the University of Auckland that investigates Operations Research and Analytics methods and utilises them to improve a wide variety of systems. ORUA specialises in OR and Analytics to provide advanced, data-driven tools for decision makers. The key concepts behind these decision support tools are:
1) measure to generate new data and/or simulate to utilise existing data and visualise how systems behave/perform;
2) leverage new/existing data to develop predictive models, e.g., using statistical modelling or machine learning, that determine what happens next in a system;
3) employ real-time optimisation methods to change system behavior dynamically and improve performance; and
4) combine simulation and optimisation to determine how to best reconfigure a system to improve performance.
Our work is translational across many application areas. ORUA works closely with industry partners in several sectors including Health, Construction, Infrastructure Planning and Government. We develop customised solutions that combine our cutting edge OR and Analytics knowledge with state-of-the-art tools such as the R Statistical Language, Python, SQL, SAS, Gurobi Optimization, and the JaamSim 3D Simulation Engine