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Infosys, Stanford tie up for analytics research

CSR Digest News Service

San Francisco, Sep 30, 2014 04:04 PM IST

Infosys today announced a strategic relationship with the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME), Stanford University to develop curriculum in data science and analytics.

Infosys and the ICME would undertake joint research using data science to find solutions to key industry issues, the company said in a release. These modules will rely upon identified needs of customers drawn from Infosys’ engagement with enterprises.

“Rapid advances in computing and technology have placed many powerful algorithms only a few clicks away. Gaining meaningful insights from large volumes of data has, however, become harder, as the deluge of data continues to outpace the gains in technology,” said Vishal Sikka, chief executive officer and managing director, Infosys.

“Our clients inform us that their great challenge is to fuse domain and business knowledge with algorithms and machine learning. Our relationship with Stanford will strengthen the foundations of data science for our clients and for Infosys,” he added.

Margot Gerritsen, director of the ICME said the institute was developing computational and mathematical models to solve optimisation problems, flow physics, geosciences, uncertainty quantification and machine learning.

Through this arrangement, Infosys will gain access to talent at the ICME.
Infosys will also encourage more students from Stanford University to participate in its internship programme, InStep.

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