CSIR Collaborates with Intel and IIIT-Hyderabad to Combat COVID-19
- Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is working with Intel India and International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Hyderabad to help achieve faster and less expensive COVID-19 testing and coronavirus genome sequencing to understand epidemiology and AI-based risk stratification for patients with co-morbidities.
- Intel India is developing an end-to-end system that consists of multiple applications, testing devices, data collection/aggregation gateways, a data exchange SDK and an AI model-hub platform. CSIR constituent labs such as CSIR-IGIB, CSIR-CCMB, CSIR-IMTECH, CSIR-IIP, CSIR-CLRI etc. will work with various hospitals and diagnostic chains in carrying out comprehensive diagnostics.
- IIIT-Hyderabad will develop risk stratification algorithms that can help in drug and vaccine discovery for long term preparedness to combat the epidemic.
- “Multi-disciplinary partnerships are key to tackling the challenge of COVID-19 and CSIR is happy to collaborate with IIIT-Hyderabad and Intel India which bring in complementary strengths in genomics, big data and AI,” said CSIR director-general Shekhar. C Mande.
- “Intel India is committed to working with CSIR and IIIT-Hyderabad to rapidly develop and deploy solutions in the fight against COVID-19.
- Technology has become cheaper, more accessible and far more efficient since SARS-CoV-1 hit us and remains crucial in this fight against SARS-CoV-2 as it enables diagnostics, drug and vaccine discovery with higher predictability, speed and accuracy,” said Nivruti Rai, country head, Intel India and VP, Data Platforms Group, Intel Corporation.
- “It is exciting for IIIT-Hyderabad to work with the country’s top scientists from CSIR laboratories and an industry leader like Intel on developing solutions for better sequencing of COVID-19 and other problems.
- We are looking forward to contributing our bit to this activity through our expertise in algorithms, science, and AI,” said IIIT-Hyderabad director P.J. Narayanan.
- The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research abbreviated as CSIR was established by the Government of India in September 1942 as an autonomous body that has emerged as the largest research and development organisation in India.
- Although it is mainly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, it operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
- Founded – 26 September 1942
- Founders – Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
- Headquarters – New Delhi
- Director General– Shekhar C. Mande
- President – Prime Minister of India
- Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley. It is the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip manufacturer based on revenue.
- Founded – 18 July 1968
- Chairman – Dr. Omar Ishrak
- CEO – Bob Swan
- Vice President, Intel India– NivrutiRai (Data Platforms Group General Manager)
- International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H or IIIT Hyderabad) is a nationally accredited research university located in Hyderabad, Telangana.
- It was established under Not-for-Profit Public Private Partnership (N-PPP) with a focus on Information Technology and other fields such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, and their interdisciplinary applications across other domains.
- Founded – 1998
- Chairman – Raj Reddy
- Director – P.J. Narayanan
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