Five joint research projects between the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) will receive seed grants for interdisciplinary research in the fields of computer science and information technology. engineering, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine. learning (ML), electronics and communications engineering, computational biology, social sciences, humanities, and quantum computing.
The two institutes had signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this year to “establish a collaborative platform for mutual benefit”. The MoU aimed to “initiate far-reaching partnerships in academia, research, product and process development, and human resource development with profound socio-economic impact.”
They invited joint research projects from faculty members of both institutions. “A committee of external experts evaluated the projects and selected five projects for a seed grant. Projects include: studies on human brain structure and anxiety, Femtech and its future in India, development of nanodevices, mathematical theories proposed by Ramanujam and agnostic evaluation of deep model transfer model,” said IIT-D said in a statement.
“Sustainable for two years, the projects aim to attract full sponsorship from external agencies based on their results. These projects will operate under the Multi-Institutional Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Projects Program (MFIRP) of the Industrial Research and Development (IRD) Unit of IIT-Delhi,” he said.
IIT-D Director Ramgopal Rao said the partnership “will create an environment for the exchange of information and technical know-how”.
“ITI Delhi, through its MFIRP initiative launched in 2017, has connected with many leading institutions in Delhi and enabled funded collaborations between our researchers. The results are quite remarkable. Such collaborations have led to increased production of research, technologies, prototypes and products for the benefit of society. At IIT-Delhi, we place great importance on interdisciplinary research, as future advancements in science and technology are expected to occur at the intersection of different disciplines,” Rao said.
IIIT Director Ranjan Bose said teamwork will boost research efforts. “Research is becoming increasingly collaborative and transdisciplinary. This unique collaborative initiative of IIT-Delhi and IIIT-Delhi has already brought together faculty members from both institutes, inspired them to define issues of mutual interest, exchange skills and also build personal relationships. . We hope that this cooperation will help improve the posture of technological innovation and next-generation research,” he said.