With the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, National Chung Cheng University has initiated the establishment of the “Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Center on Artificial Intelligence.” The research center is a collaborative effort between three Indian and Taiwan universities, including the National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, and Chitkara University. Discussions on establishment plans and trial run of the research center were initiated in January 2019 when a CCU delegation of 10 persons went to the two Indian universities. The goals of the research center are three-folds, including the establishment of a Joint AI Lab at IIT Ropar, a Joint Incubation Center at Chitkara University, and Joint International Programs on AI at both universities. As a unique research center jointly established by Taiwan and India, this research center will play a major role in not only creating a lucrative and technically strong environment for collaboration efforts among the academia and the industry in both of our countries, Taiwan and India.
National Chung Cheng University and Chitkara University establishes Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (photo includes: Chitkara University Pro Vice-Chancellors Dr. Archana Mantri and Sangeet Jaura with CCU Dean of R&D Dr. Jack S.M. Huang, Dean of International Affairs Dr. Jack H.F. Hsu, and Dean of College of Management Dr. S.I. Chang)
Technologies in Taiwan and India have progressed in complementary directions of development in the past decades. For example, the IC industry in Taiwan and the software industry in India are both examples of world-class technologies. In January 2019, a delegation of 10 experts from the National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan led by the Dean of R&D Dr. Jack Huang set foot on India for initiating a cross-country effort in establishing the “Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Center on Artificial Intelligence,” which will cater to the development needs of both countries through application of emerging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) including deep machine learning, blockchain, and Internet-of-Things (IoT), smart city technologies, Bamboo/Charcoal technologies, etc.
The following are some the recent highlights:
(a) The director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, Dr. Sarit K. Das has agreed to provide space and other communication facilities to setup the research center. CCU will help in providing the personnel and the office facilities. Discussions on joint international programs on AI are undergoing.
(b) Chitkara University and CCU has initiated a first-time cross-country Indo-Taiwan joint effort in holding an International Conference on Analytics and Networking (Indo-Taiwan ICAN’2020). This conference will be an initiative in helping foster a deeper collaboration between CCU and Chitkara University such that the Joint Research Center can be established and sustained in the future.
(c) AI talent development and startup incubation will one of the major goals of the Joint Research Center, thus the CCU delegation has already met several Indian and Taiwanese companies, including SIMCO, TAITRA, BXB, Technology Base Corporation (TBC), X-Team startup, and other startups from India.
National Chung Cheng University delegation met with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar for establishing the “Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Center on Artificial Intelligence” (photo includes: Dr. Sarit K. Das, director of IIT Ropar)
National Chung Cheng University delegation visited the Incubation Center at Chitkara University, India.
Talk on "Research Opportunities on AI, IoT and Big Data" by Professor Ren-Song Ko from National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, India on September 5, 2019.
The Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Center on AI and ML has been actively holding different kinds of collaborative events between Taiwan and India on the campuses of both IIT Ropar and National Chung Cheng University. Professor Ko was visiting India and our center invited him to give a talk on AI.
Professor Ren-Song Ko of the Taiwan-India Joint Research Center on AI was invited to give a speech on AI at IIT Ropar, India
Indo-Taiwan International Conference on Computing, Analytics and Networking (ICAN'2020)
ICAN'2020 is a joint venture in creating a dual-location different timing international conference (Feb 7-8 in Taiwan and Feb 14-15 in India). The conference received 159 submissions, out of which 40 will be presented in Taiwan and 39 in India. The program consists of 5 keynote talks, 3 invited talks, 79 presentations in 13 parallel sessions, 2 industry sessions presented by 9 companies, 10 industry exhibits, and 1-panel discussion. It covers data analytics, 5G mobile networking, artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart city applications, etc. The joint venture is a first time between Taiwan's National Chung Cheng University and India's Chitkara University. The Chiayi City Government will also preside over the event. Thus, ICAN'2020 is a joint academia-industry-government-research initiative that can create a sustainable platform for future collaborations.