Press Trust of India|Oct 24, 2021
IIT Delhi alumnus endows Chair in data analytics
IIT Delhi: Entrepreneur Jaswinder Chadha endows “Jaswinder and Tarvinder Chadha Chair in Data Analytics”.
New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi alumnus Jaswinder Chadha has endowed a Chair in Data Analytics, a statement from the institute said. Jaswinder Chaddha, or Jassi, is an alumnus of BTech Mechanical Engineering of 1990 batch.
“The department of computer science and engineering is delighted that alumnus Jassi Chadha has endowed “Jaswinder and Tarvinder Chadha Chair in Data Analytics”, said Sanjiva Prasad, head of CSE at IIT Delhi.
“Data drives many of today's decision-making processes, and the establishment of this Chair is both timely and of strategic importance to research in analytics at IIT Delhi”, he added.
IIT Delhi alumni
Chaddha mother, Dr Tarvinder Kaur Chadha, was the first woman to get a PhD in mathematics from IIT Delhi in 1968.
Kaur and Chaddha are the first parent-child graduates of IIT Delhi. The chair in data analytics is named after the mother-son duo.
Kaur had a distinguished career in academics. She was also the head of the mathematics department and dean of sciences at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
Currently, the founder and CEO of Axtria, an analytics and AI software company that recently acquired the status of a Unicorn, Chaddha is a serial entrepreneur.
Axtria has become one of the most prominent global players in the Life Science industry and is operating in over fifty countries.
Chaddha received an MS in industrial engineering from University of Texas at El Paso in 1992, was a doctoral candidate (ABD) in operations research at Texas A&M University until 1995 and graduated from the Owners President Program (OPM) of the Harvard Business School in 2017.
Chaddha had also endowed a chair in operations research at IIT Delhi in 2008. He is the “founder” of the IIT Delhi Endowment Fund. He was awarded the distinguished alumni service award by IIT Delhi in 2008.
Data Science continues to be an active area of research at IIT Delhi.
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