Hyderabad, Aug 20 (PTI) The International Institute of
Information Technology (IIITH) here on Thursday said it has
been selected for setting up a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH)
on data driven technologies with a Rs 110 crore funding from
the Union Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical
Systemsunder the DST has chosen the IIITH for establishing
the hub which will play a pivotal role in developing and
promoting data-driven technologies and artificial intelligence
and machine learning across the country, it said in a release.
IIITH was the only institution outside of the Indian
Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of
Science (IISc) in the initial list of 17 selected TIHs, the
TIH-Data will be a single point source for all data
driven technologies on mobility, healthcare, systems,
buildings, and India-specific problems.
It will support projects in the domain areas of TIH to
academic, R&D institutions and industry and other funding
agencies, participate in international projects, support
student start-ups and support incubatees as well as initiate
international collaborative projects.
Even as the hub set up is still underway, a special
initiative around COVID-19 has already started at the
As part of the RAKSHAK effort by the DST, a project to
curate and compile data sets that can be used to address
COVID-19 related solutions around diagnostics and treatment
protocols have commenced.
Prof P J Narayanan Director IIIT said, This is a great
achievement for the institute to be selected as a TIH. We will
focus on creating and curating diverse datasets under the Data
Foundation being set up under the Hub."
Data and its fair, transparent, and open access are
critical to the development of ML-based solutions.
Translational research will be a particular focus of the hub.
"Since IIITH has the largest AI research group in the
country, we are looking forward to taking our research from
lab to land and making significant contributions to data
driven technologies, he added. PTI GDK
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