TEES, Tech Mahindra sign MoU for Joint Innovation Center for Computer Science

September 4, 2014
| By: Aubrey Bloom

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Tech Mahindra Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a Joint Innovation Center for Computer Science in Houston. The MoU will enable Texas A&M University to expand its presence in the computer science industry.

The initial focus will be on big data, analytics, and cloud and mobile computing research. Tech Mahindra will spearhead development of the center, as well as provide funding for potential research

"We are excited to partner with Texas A&M University in building the Innovation Center and leveraging the local talent pool as they take a leadership role in the global computer science industry," said B.K. Mishra, senior vice president of Tech Mahindra. "Between the talent at Texas A&M and our strong commitment to state-of-the-art research and development, I strongly believe that this collaboration can help develop the next level of solution offerings for our customers, especially in the rapidly developing areas of big data, analytics, and cloud and mobile computing."

The partnership will provide students at Texas A&M an opportunity to develop industry skills through involvement in Tech Mahindra research and development projects and allow Tech Mahindra to build a local pool of trained computer science developers, researchers and engineers to service its global network of clients as well as facilitate cooperative initiatives and innovative computer science research projects.

"This is a great development for both Texas A&M and Tech Mahindra,” said Dr. N.K. Anand, associate director of TEES. As a research-focused university, we are always looking for new research opportunities for our computer science students, especially in big data, analytics, and cloud and mobile computing.

“This center will allow them to gain real-world experience in a global industry setting, while allowing Tech Mahindra access to our brightest stars and our lab capabilities.”


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