Online MoU signing ceremony for IISc-WashU collaboration

IISc and McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University, St. Louis (WashU) had signed a general MoU in December 2019. It was to establish the cooperation between two institutions within any field related to Science and Technology of mutual interest through Joint research projects, exchange of academic publications and reports, organization of joint symposia, workshops, lecture and conferences and exchange of faculty and students. Currently, the main collaboration areas are Neuromorphic Computing, Environmental Engineering and Climate sciences, Artificial Intelligence. The nodal faculty members for leading this MoU are: Dr. Chetan Thakur at IISc and Prof. Shantanu Chakrabartty at WashU.

A team of WashU delegation was planning to visit IISc in March 2020 for its official announcement and a ceremony, but couldn’t visit due to COVID situation. Hence, we had an online ceremony, where an intent MoU was signed by the IISc Director, Registrar and WashU Chancellor for ceremonial purpose and to endorse the partnership during the inaugural meeting on August 25, 2020 from 6.30 to 7.30PM.