International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) announced three new PhD and Post Doctoral fellowships in AI and Blockchain. As a part of Kohli PhD fellowships for the academic year 2020-21, candidates are invited to apply to stand a chance for the five fellowships.
Established in 2015 with funding from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Foundation, Kohli fellowships facilitate research, teaching and entrepreneurship in the areas of intelligent systems. Over the years, it has become the foundation for aspirants who are willing to blaze the trail in the data science domain. However, the fellowship will be awarded to aspirants with a prior track record in research that showcases their research aptitude, scholarly abilities, capacity to think through unstructured problems, and an interest to work in the areas of AI aligned with IIITH’s Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems (KCIS).
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Selected aspirants will get a monthly stipend of ₹50,000 per month for up to 4 years or submission of the thesis, whichever is earlier. Besides, it supports travel to top conferences forums.
The institute has also announced the launch of Ripple-IIITH PhD and Post Doctoral fellowships for blockchain. IIITH, in association with Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) established a blockchain Center of Excellence (CoE) at IIITH last year. Since then, it has been actively researching different aspects of blockchain such as security, next-gen blockchains, game-theoretic issues, ML over blockchains, e-governance over blockchain, etc.
“KCIS is one of the largest AI research groups in the country. We have also made significant progress with our blockchain CoE since its inception a year ago. Lots of opportunities are available to work in these emerging areas for PhD and Post-Doc aspirants with the top-class faculty in the AI and the Blockchain area. We look forward to attracting them,” said Prof P J Narayanan, Director, IIITH.