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IIT Madras partners Northwestern University for research in data science

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IIT Madras has partnered with Northwestern University, US, for carrying out researches in data science, web science, network science and computational social science.

The two institutes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently to launch a joint project on the development of features for three web-based software platforms that focus on network-based approaches to facilitate team assembly and processes.

Explaining about the importance of collaboration, Prof B Ravindran, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, said, “The SONIC research group at Northwestern University is a world leader in the field of network science. This MoU will allow us to collaborate closely and work on problems that will have a global impact”

“The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI at IIT Madras has a significant expertise in the area of network science and this collaboration is the first of our initiatives to reach out to international partners with similar interests,” Prof Ravindran added.

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“My Dream Team” will be the first project under this collaboration which is a web-based called that focuses on assembling people with harmonising skillsets together. These platforms are likely to take advantage of survey and digital trace data generated through sources like enterprise social media platforms. The data generated through these platforms will help recommending potential teammates to an individual or make managerial decisions through network science and machine learning.

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