Mindtree Ties Up with IIS Bangalore for AI Research – CORPORATE ETHOS

Mindtree Ties Up with IIS Bangalore for AI Research

By: | November 14, 2018

Nov 14: Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, on Wednesday said that it has created an endowment focused on Artificial Intelligence research with the Indian Institute of  Science  Bangalore  (IISc), India’s  leading  public  establishment  for  research  and  higher education  in science.

According to Mindtree, this partnership will facilitate teaching and research for AI in both Data Sciences and Natural Language Processing.  This endowment will introduce the institute’s students to solving modern business problems using AI and machine learning, leading to develop high‐impact solutions at scale, it said.

“Named as Mindtree Associate Professor Chair on Artificial Intelligence, the endowment fund is designed to attract  dynamic  faculty  doing groundbreaking AI  research with  both  technical  scholars and  domain experts.  The  inaugural  Mindtree  Associate  Professor  Chair  has  been  awarded  to  Professor  Vijay Natarajan, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Automation.  Prof. Natarajan has an experience of 12 years and works in the areas of scientific visualization, computational topology, and computational geometry,” the company added.

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.”

“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,” said Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc.