Infosys to set up Research Centre in USC

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Bangalore, June 4 (UNI) IT giant Infosys Technologies will set up a Research Centre at Viterbi School of Engineering in University of Southern California (USC) in the US.

An agreement to this effect was signed between Dean of the Engineering School Yannis C. Yortsos and Infosys Technologies CEO and Managing Director today.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Yortsos said, "This agreement will explore a model of interaction in research, education and training in areas of interest to both Infosys and USC. The collaboration will include joint research, bilateral visits by researchers, student internships and distance education, among other activities." The agreement provides that the Center for Research and Education in Advanced Software Technologies (CAST) will open on the USC campus, an Infosys release said here.

Created with funding from Infosys, CAST will facilitate joint research and education in such areas as software architecture, service oriented architecture and information integration, intelligent systems and agents, mobile and wireless systems, sensor networks and CAD frameworks and tools for hardware and software.

Infosys Technologies, SETLabs Vice President Subu Goparaju said that "through this collaboration we hope to work with the best and the brightest engineering talent in the world on innovative technology solutions." "USC has among the largest number of international students of any US University and the USC graduate program in engineering is widely acknowledged to be among the top 10 in the US," he said.

This agreement is part of a larger Infosys program to engage with leading Indian and international Universities to facilitate research in a variety of areas including software engineering, information management, knowledge engineering, game theory, and IP lifecycle management, he said.

Infosys had previously been collaborating with academic institutions with its global internship program 'InStep' and its industry academia program - Campus Connect.

Mr Yortsos said that the Viterbi School was educating many Indian graduate students.

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