Endowment of the Mindtree Associate Professor Chair on Artificial Intelligence, nurture crucial AI research
Mindtree , a global technology services and digital transformation company, has created an endowment focused on Artificial Intelligence research with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc), India’s premier public establishment for research and higher education in science. 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.
IISc is India’s top ranked University in the Times Higher Education’s world university rankings 2019 and is dedicated to fostering innovation and critical thinking across science, engineering, design, and management.
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 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.