IIIT Hyderabad To Mark F C Kohli Day on 19 March

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Commemorating the birth anniversary of Sri F C Kohli HYDERABAD, India, March 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) at International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) will be marking Sri F C Kohli's birth anniversary on 19 March with a special program celebrating his life through research and innovation.

This annual event, which is being launched this year, will include reminiscing on FC Kohli by S Ramadorai, former CEO and Vice Chairman, TCS, Prof Raj Reddy, from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as others from TATA and IIITH community.

The online event will also include a interactive session with Viswanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion on AI In Chess: A World Champion's Perspective; a distinguished lecture by Prof Devi Parikh, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech, Facebook AI Research; live interactive research demos by IIITH students and multiple faculty-alumni advisee interactions.

Commenting on the established of an annual F C Kohli Day at IIITH, Prof P J Narayanan, Director, IIITH, said, 'The institute has worked closely with TCS since the early 2000s that led to the establishment of the Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) in 2015 with an endowment from TCS. It is, without doubt, a rare and unparalleled honour to the institute to have an effort named for a colossus like Mr Kohli. KCIS has now developed into one the country's largest AI research centres. Through the establishment of an annual F C Kohli Day we hope to celebrate his vision and carry his work forward.' More details of the program at https://kcis.iiit.ac.in/FC_Kohli_Day About IIIT-Hyderabad: The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research with great social impact. Some of its research domains include Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, IT in Agriculture and e-Governance.

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