Opportunity for joint AI PhD projects with Jio Institute, India

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Jio Institute, India, is an under-construction multi-disciplinary university funded by Reliance Foundation, a non-profit organisation co-founded in 2010 by Indian businessman and philanthropist Mukesh Ambani along with his wife Nita. It has been reported that Jio Institute is in discussion with global educational institutions - such as MIT, Stanford University, and Nanyang Technological University - to bring onboard experts for various subjects. Discussions are underway between the University of Manchester and Jio Institute, to map mutual interest and priorities in artificial intelligence and data science, to be pursued in the first instance through co-supervised PhD projects.

We are calling on colleagues from across the University whose research areas are relevant to AI and Data Science, who wish to engage with this collaboration opportunity if it develops further, to submit their expressions of interest by Friday 17th September via this form:https://documents.manchester.ac.uk/DocuInfo.aspx?DocID=56143.

This EoI stage is intended to help the University gauge the level of interest from our academics in these areas and help inform the best way forward in developing this collaboration.

We recognise that this request comes at a time when availabilities are limited. Therefore, all that is required at this stage is essentially 2-3 paragraphs providing a high-level summary of any research areas or topics you are interested in pursuing via co-supervised PhD projects. If you are interested but unable to complete the form in the link above in time please contact Shaden Jaradat (shaden.jaradat@manchester.ac.uk) and Alex Gaskill (alexander.gaskill@manchester.ac.uk).

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