Infosys Technologies, a global IT services and consulting company and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) recently signed an agreement to undertake joint research. Under this agreement, Infosys will sponsor research in unstructured data analytics, inference and diagnostics tools and the development of next-generation business intelligence tools at IIIT-H. The agreement was signed by Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director - IIIT Hyderabad and Subu Goparaju, VP and Head, SETLabs, Infosys Technologies.
"Academia and industry can work together to take research from laboratory to industry. Such collaborations have the seeds to produce innovative new products, which the industry can develop further and commercialize," said Rajeev Sangal. "Thus, the Indian IT industry can move higher up the value chain. The current collaboration between Infosys and IIIT-H's Centre for Data Engineering is a step in this direction."
The objective of this collaboration is to improve the functionality provided in Health Information Management Infrastructure (HIMI) solutions. The research will focus on:
- Building region-based feature selection algorithms for images to enhance image search and retrieval
- Integrating radiology report (free-form text) mining functionality into HIMI
- Diagnoses Generator System
- Integrating with diagnostic framework for downstream processing
- Categorizing and reorganizing articulated knowledge for efficient knowledge exploration.
"IIIT Hyderabad is one of India's premier technology institutes," said Subu Goparaju. "Their focus on research in information management areas is synchronous with our interests in the area. Through this collaboration, we hope to develop innovative technology solutions to address real-life issues."
This agreement is part of a larger Infosys program to engage with leading Indian and international universities to facilitate research in a variety of areas including software engineering, information management, knowledge engineering, game theory, and IP lifecycle management.
Infosys has been collaborating with academic institutions with its global internship program
InStep and its industry academia program
. Infosys has also been hiring university graduates in the US and the UK. After a comprehensive training regime in India, these employees return to their countries to work on client projects.
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About the International Institute of Information Technology (Hyderabad)
The International Institute of Information Technology is a public institution started in 1998, with seed fund from the government of Andhra Pradesh. It has established itself as a research institute enabled by strong undergraduate and graduate programs. The institute has large research centers in language technologies, visual technologies, data engineering, and security and algorithms.