Mindtree partners with IISc for AI research

Mid-tier IT services firm Mindtree has partnered with Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) to support research in artificial intelligence.

The company said in a press release that it has created an endowment focused on AI research with the IISc and the partnership would facilitate teaching and research for AI in both Data Sciences and Natural Language Processing.

As part of this programme, the institute’s students would be introduced to solving modern business problems using AI and machine learning and work on development of high-impact solutions at scale.

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 and the inaugural Mindtree Associate Professor Chair has been awarded to Vijay Natarajan, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Automation. He has 12 years of experience in the relevant field and of 12 and works in the areas of scientific visualization, computational topology, and computational geometry.

“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,” Rostow Ravanan, CEO and Managing Director, Mindtree, was quoted saying.

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