Mindtree and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore to Advance Research in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Mindtree and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore to Advance Research in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

MindTree has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) for advanced research in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Endowment of the Mindtree Associate Professor Chair on Artificial Intelligence aims to nurture crucial AI research.

To brief, Mindtree is a global technology consulting and services company. Founded in 1909 by Indian industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India and the Maharaja of Mysore, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) is India's premier public establishment for research and higher education in science, engineering, design, and management.

This partnership will be focused on teaching and research for AI in both Data Sciences and Natural Language Processing. An endowment fund named "Mindtree Associate Professor Chair on Artificial Intelligence" is set up to attract dynamic faculty doing groundbreaking AI research with both technical scholars and domain experts.

According to the announcement, the inaugural Mindtree Associate Professor Chair has been awarded to Professor Vijay Natarajan, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Automation.

Professor Natarajan has an experience of 12 years and works in the areas of scientific visualization, computational topology, and computational geometry. The main topics of research include topological methods for visualization; multiscale representation of large-scale scientific data; geometric and topological simplification; and applications of visualization in life sciences, climate science, and material science. Prof. Natarajan's research is set to impact next-generation data processing, analysis, and visualization technology in the large.

Executive and Academia Opinion

Commenting on the association, Rostow Ravanan, CEO and Managing Director of Mindtree remarked, "Artificial Intelligence, considered the cornerstone of future technologies, needs an ideal ground for further research and development in India. IISc is perfectly poised to be this space, allowing the best minds interested in this area to innovate and develop unique AI-based solutions for current problems. Our collaboration with IISc will help create opportunities to strengthen research in AI and provide our clients an avenue to interact with some of the best minds working in this segment."

Director, IISc,  Prof. Anurag Kumar said,  "This association with Mindtree has substantially bolstered IISc's capabilities in some of the most important domains that hold the key to the future of technology. We look forward to receiving significant industry-specific exposure through this association, in modern AI and computation technology and the problems it solves. The initiative will open up a new territory for our students to learn, innovate, implement and execute unique ideas with a far-reaching positive impact."

This endowment will help the IISc's  students to solve modern business problems using AI and machine learning, leading to developing high-impact solutions at scale.


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