Bangalore: Infosys in collaboration with East China Normal University (ECNU) and Renmin University of China (RUC) today announced the establishment of a Data Science Joint Lab. The lab will be located in the ECNU campus in Shanghai, and will be open to students majoring in computer science.
The Data Science Joint Lab will focus on research and development of commercial solutions in the areas of data science and big data analytics. Through this joint initiative, Infosys, ECNU and RUC, will give students in China an opportunity to discover new technologies, skills and inspire them to innovate to find new ways to utilize big data.
The creation of this lab is a part of Infosys’ strategy to explore new areas of innovation, by bringing students and others in the IT industry together to pursue a passion for lifelong learning and to solve complex business problems faced by businesses. Through this lab, Infosys will carry out data science related workshops and teaching activities, support research leading to innovations in the use of big data, and cultivate talent, which will in turn contribute to the social and economic development of China.
Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO & MD, Infosys said, “As almost all major industries get disrupted by the data sciences and associated technologies, it is time to build great, intelligent and adaptive applications, in unprecedented new areas of business. Especially, the purposeful ones – the ones that move us forward, as they help bring to life the power of data and software to transform our world and our lives. The ECNU- RUC-Infosys Data Science Joint Lab will pursue this mission.”
Prof. Aoying Zhou, Dean of Data Science & Engineering Institute, ECNU said, “We are delighted to partner with Infosys on industry-relevant research in data science through this lab. Big data is undoubtedly going to play a significant role in the future of innovation and we are excited to work closely with Infosys and RUC to build and establish a best-in-class big data research lab in a few years.”
Prof. Xiaoyong Du, Dean of Information Institute, RUC said, “The establishment of this joint lab has a profound impact on multiple aspects. The joint lab is not only limited to conducting theory research, it will also focus on how to apply theory into practice and technical solutions.”
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