1985 batch alumnus Prof. Soumitra Dutta and Dr Lourdes Casanova have created the Soumitra Dutta Chair in Artificial Intelligence at the institute. The chair seeks to promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Speaking about the creation of Chair at the institute, Prof Dutta said, “I am very grateful to the faculty of IIT Delhi for the valuable education they provided to me and I am glad to contribute to the future academic excellence of IIT Delhi.”
Prof. Dutta is the Founding Dean of Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York and Dr Lourdes Casanova is the Director of Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University.
Prof. Dutta is best known for being the architect (and main editor) of the Global Innovation Index, which now has become the global standard among innovation indices (co-published with Intellectual Property Organization-WIPO) and is referenced by many global leaders including Hon Prime Minister Narendra Modi.