About Us

The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) was founded in August 2017, with a vision to expand and further the research, education and outreach activities of the erstwhile Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Data Science at IIT Madras.

RBC-DSAI comprises faculty from several departments across the Institute, who carry out research in various areas of data science and artificial intelligence. The long-term vision of RBC-DSAI is to become a world leader in data science research, where long-standing fundamental research problems, cutting across disciplines, are targeted and solved.

Strengths

The RBC-DSAI is one of the few centres in the world for science and AI applications in various engineering disciplines.

With the increased availability of data from online social media, transactions and sensors increasingly AI is focusing on networked data or relational data. We have one of the largest groups in the country looking at networked data across different disciplines – biology, transportation, water distribution, process modeling, online social media, telecom, and reaction networks.

Deep Reinforcement Learning is at the cutting edge of the new AI revolution and is responsible for the many path-breaking developments in AI recently. The Centre has the largest Deep Reinforcement Learning group in India and one of the largest in academia in the world.

Vision

To achieve global prominence in artificial intelligence and data science research with significant societal impact, by carrying out translational research, creating top-quality engineers,particularly in the areas of network analytics, causal modelling, data science specific architecture, and reinforcement learning.

Mission

Fundamental Research in the areas of deep learning, network analytics, learning with limited and partial data, causal modelling, data science specific system architecture and reinforcement learning.

Applied Research – to begin with in four verticals viz., manufacturing analytics, financial analytics, smart cities, systems biology & health care.

Quality Education in AI and Data Science by offering Dual Degree in Data Sciences, Online Courses, Workshops, Industry Oriented Specialized Training & Special Scholarships.

Creating Societal impact through:

  • - fostering startups with high worth intellectual capital catering to the Indian market,
  • - working with government agencies to address problems of interest to the nation,
  • - create and host repository for datasets relevant to the Indian ecosystem,
  • - focused skill development program for various industries.
  • Reach us

    Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence RBC-DSAI 5th floor, Biotechnology Building 2, Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, India 600036

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