Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow
भारतीय सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, लखनऊ
(An Institute of National Importance by the Act of Parliament)


Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSAI),

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow



“Data is the new oil” as mentioned by British mathematician Clive Robert Humby. On 6th May 2017, the Economist published a report, entitled “the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”. The amount of data is growing exponentially through various social, financial, medical, academic, and commercial online activities. Data Science is a newly emerging interdisciplinary field to tackle the challenges in the new paradigm of technological revolution concerning structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. In order to handle data for solving associated complex problems, Artificial Intelligence aids in imparting human knowledge to the machine.

In today’s context, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are in great demand both in academia and industry. The objective of establishing a research centre dedicated to this emerging field will help students to excel in some of the most relevant areas of science and technology in the 21st century. Another objective of this centre is to become a hub of research activities in this field and create a platform for collaboration of various establishments from industry and academia.


The vision of this centre is to contribute through constant endeavor and innovation in the domains of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, interdisciplinary translational research, creativity, and entrepreneurship towards information and the well-being of society. This centre aims to establish itself as a place of academic and research excellence by imparting quality teaching, performing cutting-edge research, and technology development in the frontiers of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. 


The mission of this centre encompasses training the students of IIIT Lucknow in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence domain. Moreover, it will mentor students of other institutes, employees of various companies and startups for their research in the fields of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence through different training, internship, workshop programs. Therefore, this centre intends to conduct multiple research workshops and webinars throughout the year. This centre envisages producing researchers who can contribute to society by solving challenging problems. This centre will also collaborate with international researchers to become a global research hub through its collaboration and outreach activities.

Thrust Areas:

Applications of Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Reinforcement Learning, Forensics and Biometrics, Digital Document Processing, Automated Understanding of Psychological aspects of Handwriting, Service Recommendation, Medical Image and Video Analysis, Industrial Defect Detection, Land Cover classification, Machine Learning in Healthcare, Video Surveillance, Crime Data Analytics, Social Network Analysis, Service Deployment and Resource Provisioning, Strategy at Edge/ Fog/ Cloud Infrastructure, Intelligent Framework for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications, Healthcare Data Analytics, Explainable AI and Deep Transfer Learning for Real-time Data Analytics, Federated and Distributed Learning Solutions for IoT Applications, Smart Agriculture Framework, Intelligent Transportation System, Nature-inspired and Meta-heuristic algorithms at Edge/ Fog/ Cloud Infrastructure, and many more.


Chief Advisor: Dr. Arun Mohan Sherry, Director, IIIT Lucknow.

Advisor: Dr. Dhananjoy Dey, Associate Professor, IIIT Lucknow.

In-charge: Dr. Niharika Anand, Assistant Professor, IIIT Lucknow.

Members: Dr. Mainak Adhikari, Assistant Professor, IIIT Lucknow.  

Student Member: Ms. Neha Singh (PhD Scholar)

Student Member:Ms. Akansha Singh (PhD Scholar)

Student Member: Ms. Gaurisha Singh (PhD Scholar)

Student Member: Mr. Ajit Pratap Singh (PhD Scholar)


  • Prof. Bidyut B. Chaudhuri, LFIEEE, Indian Statistical Institute and Techno India University, Kolkata
  • Prof. Chin-Teng Lin, FIEEE, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. Michael Blumenstein, SMIEEE, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. Cai Zhenguang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Muhammad Saqib, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
  • Dr. Xian Tao, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • Dr. Pang-jo Chun, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Dr. Simone Marinai, University of Florence, Italy
  • Dr. Sukalpa Chanda, Østfold University College, Norway
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad Shukla, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Dr. Diptesh Kanojia, University of Surrey, England
  • Dr. Zahid Akhtar, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Dr. Ayan Dutta, University of North Florida, USA
  • Dr. Soumi Chattopadhyay, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati
  • Prof. Tarachand Amgoth, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India
  • Prof. Sudip Misra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Dr. Jimson Mathew, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
  • Dr. Sanjay Kumar, National Institute of Technology Raipur, India
  • Dr. Amit Singh, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
  • Dr. Satish Narayana Srirama, University of Hyderabad, India
  • Dr. Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA
  • Dr. Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
  • Dr. Deepak Puthal, Newcastle University, UK
  • Dr. Richard Demo Souza, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Dr. Glauber Brante, Federal University of Technology – Parana, Brazil
  • Dr. Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr. Andr’e van Hoorn, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Dr. Pelle Jakovits, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Dr. Huber Flores, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Dr. Miaowen Wen, South China University of Technology, China
  • Dr. Xingwang Li, Henan Polytechnic University, China
  • Dr. Monagi H. Alkinani, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Abdulwahab Ali Almazroi, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Contact Us:

Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSAI),
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow,
Chak Ganjaria, C.G. City, Lucknow – 226002, India.
email: [email protected], [email protected]

Join Us:

Students/ Research Interns: We always look for self-motivated students/ research interns having knowledge in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Students from other domains are also welcome for performing interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

Please email your CV at [email protected]. We will contact the selected candidates.

Academic/ Industry Collaboration: Please email us at [email protected] by expressing your interest for research collaboration.

Training/ Consultation:

We also provide training and consultation in several areas of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Please email us at [email protected] for a meeting.

Become a Sponsor:

We heartily thank our sponsors. If you wish to sponsor our research, then please reach us via emailing at [email protected]



“Mind-Matter to Meta heuristics and Machine Learning: A Journey to Computational Intelligence”, Prof. Bidyut B. Chaudhuri, LFIEEE, Pro Vice Chancellor, Techno India University.

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