Saturday, April 10, 2021

IIT-Madras alumni donate $1 million for setting up of computer science chair




NEW DELHI: Silicon Valley-based Alumni of IIT Madras, Anand Rajaraman, and Venky Harinarayanan, has donated $1 million to create a corpus to fund Travelling Chairs Laptop Technology and Engineering to lead studies on facts-driven tactics to remedy critical issues. This turned into introduced at the 42nd Global Conference on Huge records Bases in New Delhi on Wednesday. The idea is to enhance coaching and research efforts in this vicinity and help attract extraordinary young faculty, college students, studies students, and postdocs to the CSE Department at IIT Madras.

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The initiative has been named “Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman Journeying Chair Application.” The Chair Professor(s) will show notion leadership in his/ her chosen area and will be expected to have a big effect at IIT Madras on studies thrusts in allied areas. He/ she might be expected to collaborate considerably with faculty at IIT Madras engaged in aligned fields of studies and additionally assist the institute increase capability in this rising place. The Chair Professor is predicted to be concerned with various sports, including teaching or co-teaching UG and graduate publications, co-advising IITM students, and supporting in recruitment of post-doctoral fellows.

To be able to make sure that the Chairs are of high best, an advisory committee along with Rajaraman, professor Jeff Ullman from Stanford, and professor Randy Katz from UC-Berkeley has been constituted to assist the CSE Department in screening and choice of the Chair Professor, in addition to inside the ongoing overview and evaluation process.

Rajaraman announced the initiative in his keynote cope at the Conference, where he and Venky said that “facts-pushed techniques are transforming the arena we stay in. Information and algorithms’ effect is being felt in each discipline of human undertaking — industry, sciences, humanities, and authorities. It gives us extraordinary pleasure to enable IIT Madras to contribute to the studies paintings in this area and be part of the ranks of the choose few establishments which can be inventing the future.”

Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director of IIT Madras, stated: “the Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman Travelling Chairs Software in CSE may have a force multiplier impact in our UG, PG, and studies programs in CSE. The consistent glide of the leading lighting in rising CSE areas from academia and industry will disclose our college students to the modern wondering in those speedy-moving fields. It’s going to additionally provide opportunities for our college, studies pupils and students to collaborate with the Travelling Chairs, and encourage a strong two-manner flow of students between IITM and their domestic companies.”

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