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Infosys Funds Research Center at USC

The USC Viterbi School and Infosys Technologies will team up to create a software research and education unit on campus.
By Eric Mankin


S. Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO of the global IT services and consulting company Infosys, and USC Viterbi School Dean Yannis C. Yortsos
 The new Center for Research and Education in Advanced Software Technologies will be funded by Infosys under the terms of an agreement signed in India by USC Viterbi School Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and S. Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and managing director of the Bangalore-based global IT services and consulting company.

“Infosys’ global vision of engineering is compatible with that of the Viterbi School and the University of Southern California,” 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.”

Gopalakrishnan added, “The United States is the hub for innovation in science and technology. Through this collaboration we hope to work with the best and the brightest engineering talent in the world on innovative technology solutions.”

The agreement provides that the center will facilitate joint research and education in such areas as software architecture, service-oriented architectures and information integration, intelligent systems and agents, mobile and wireless systems, sensor networks and tools for hardware and software.

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

Infosys has hired university graduates from outside India, training them in India and sending them back to their home markets. Yortsos noted that the USC Viterbi School has more graduate students enrolled from India than any other country except the United States.

“The Viterbi School is educating many Indian graduate students,” Yortsos said. “I’m delighted with this new relationship because of the significant promise to benefit both parties.”