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IIT Madras Hosts Conclave To Boost AI And ML Ecosystem In Chennai
07 November 2018

The Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, IIT Madras, organized the ‘Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Conclave’ focused on understand cutting-edge technology and innovation in the field with participation from top technology firms and think-tanks including Google, Amazon, Foxconn and TVS group among others.

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IIT Madras sign MoU with TN e-Governance agency
11 October 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency here, to enhance data driven governence in education, health care and agriculture sectors.

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Race to the future - Indian IT companies joining carmakers and startups to develop autonomous vehicles
07 October 2018

Professor Ravindran B, who heads the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIT-Madras, said: “We have worked on building AI based decision-making algorithms that allow us to adaptively learn controllers for driving. In particular, our group has explored the question of learning from demonstrations. These are largely laboratory experiments and have not yet been translated into real systems.”

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Dvara, Robert Bosch sign MoU for data science at IIT Madras
04 October 2018

The Dvara Group (formerly IFMR Trust) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) at IIT Madras. Read More

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Systems-Level Modelling of Microbial Communities (Focus Computational Biology Series)
28 September 2018

by Aarthi Ravikrishnan and Karthik Raman

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Prof. Kamakoti accoladed with 'ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award'
25 September 2018

ACCS, the Advanced Computing and Communications Society, announced Prof. V. Kamakoti of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras as the winner of the prestigious ACCS-CDAC Foundation award for 2018.

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Fast object detection in videos using region-of-interest packing
24 September 2018

Researchers at the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and Center for Computational Brain Research, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and Purdue University have recently developed a new method of reducing computational requirements for object detection in videos using neural networks. Their technique, called Pack and Detect (PaD), was outlined in a paper pre-published on arXiv.

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IIT Madras to collaborate with Northwestern University for research in data science
16 August 2018

IT Madras has tied up with Northwestern University, US, for carrying out broad-based research collaboration in data science, web science, network science and computational social science.

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Northern Frontier In conversation with Prof. Balaraman Ravindran
12 August 2018

Welcome to Northern Frontier, our video interview series that showcases in-depth and engaging conversations with some of the brightest academic minds in AI research today.

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Grand Challenges India, PMU-BIRAC Outreach Event at IITM
17 July 2018

‘ki Data Challenge for Maternal and Child Health’

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Top 10 Indian AI researchers in India - Analytics India Magazine
18 June 2018

Professor Balaraman Ravindran of IIT Madras is one of the top Indian AI researchers in India and foremost reinforcement learning expert.

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Meet India’s foremost reinforcement learning expert
04 June 2018

Reinforcement learning is a pretty complex topic to wrap your head around, as far as intellectual pursuits go. It’s also one of the hottest areas of AI research: MIT Technology Review picked it as one of the top 10 technologies of 2017. Read More

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RBC DSAI @ Editorial Board of world leading DS and AI Journals
25 April 2018

Prof. B. Ravindran, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Head - RBC DSAI, has been appointed as an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE and as an Associate Editor for the ‘Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence’ section in the Frontiers in Big Data Journal.

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Google Faculty Award
17 April 2018

To Mitesh Khapra for the project title “Knowledge Graph Driven Domain Specific Multimodal Conversation Systems”. 45K USD. For 2018-2019.

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Best Paper Award at CoDS-COMAD
18 January 2018

A paper titled A Novel Topic Modelling Based Weighting Framework for Class Imbalance Learning co-authored by S. Sudarsun, Jeshuren Chelladurai and B. Ravindran won the best paper award at the ACM India Joint Conference on Data Science and Management of Data (CoDS-COMAD) held at Goa, from Jan 11th to 13th. CoDS-COMAD is the premier conference on Data Science and Databases in India with participation from all premier academic institutions and industry.

Recent Publications

  1. Generating Descriptions from Structured Data Using a Bifocal Attention Mechanism and Gated Orthogonalization Preksha Nema, Shreyas Shetty M, Parag Jain, Anirban Laha, Karthik Sankaranarayanan, Mitesh M.Khapra In Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2018)
  2. Learning to Multi-Task by Active Sampling Sahil Sharma, Ashutosh Kumar Jha, Parikshit S Hegde, Balaraman Ravindran To appear in the Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Representations (2018)
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