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Plaksha University, one of India’s largest collective philanthropy efforts to build a tech university of global eminence, and University of California San Diego’s Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI), a leading research institution, signed an MoU for joint research and data science programs.

The MoU covers areas like cooperation in the fields of computer science, data science and other mutually beneficial areas of interest, such as

  • Student, scholar, researcher, and faculty mobility
  • Special short-term programs, including executive training programs, workshops and visits
  • Joint research and development projects and publications
  • Publications, materials, and information exchange; and
  • Research internships

The MoU was signed by Prof. Rudra Pratap, the Founding Vice Chancellor of Plaksha University and Prof. Pradeep K Khosla, Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego at the Plaksha University campus in Mohali.

Prof. Rudra Pratap, the Founding Vice Chancellor of Plaksha University (former Deputy Director of Indian Institute of Science) said, “It is an honor to work with UCSD. It is a great opportunity for our faculty and students to define their academic careers using the knowledge of both institutions. We anticipate further partnerships with HDSI as our alliance develops going forward.”

Prof. Pradeep K Khosla, Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with a new-age university like Plaksha University. With the help of this collaboration, students from Plaksha University and HDSI will be tremendously inspired to work on engaging research projects and will have the opportunity to interact with faculty members from both institutes. We anticipate working with them on new and interesting projects.”

Earlier this year Prof Rajesh Gupta, who is Professor and Qualcomm Endowed Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD joined Plaksha’s Academic Advisory Board and was the General Co-chair of Plaksha’s Conference on AI. He will lead this partnership from UCSD.

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