IIT Delhi has established a Chair in Data Analytics with a view to attract the best researchers and practitioners from the field of data science and data analytics.
Prof Sanjiva Prasad, Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Delhi said, “The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is delighted that alumnus Jassi Chadha has endowed “Jaswinder and Tarvinder Chadha Chair in Data Analytics”. Data drives many of today’s decision-making processes, and the establishment of this Chair is both timely and of strategic importance to research in analytics at IIT Delhi.”
Chadha is a data scientist and a serial entrepreneur. Currently, he serves as the founder and CEO of Axtria, an AI and analytics company in the life science industry that recently became a Unicorn. In 2008, Chadha had also endowed a Chair in Operations Research at IIT Delhi and is the founder of the IIT Delhi Endowment Fund. In honour of his achievements and service to the institute, IIT Delhi conferred him with the Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2008.
Chadha’s association with IIT Delhi goes back. His mother Dr Tarvinder Kaur Chadha was the first woman to receive a PhD in Mathematics from IIT Delhi in 1968; interestingly, the mother-son duo is the first parent-child graduate of IIT Delhi. Dr Kaur went on to establish a distinguished career in Mathematics and fluid dynamics. She had also served as the Head of the Mathematics Department and Dean of Sciences at Guru Nanak Dev University. The newly established data analytics Chair at IIT Delhi is named after the mother-son duo.