21, Feb 2024
Hyderabad, February 21, 2024 – KL Deemed to be University, in collaboration with Paris Brain Institute and Sorbonne University, France, initiated a three-day joint meeting on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) focusing on their applications in neuroscience and related disorders. This meeting, sponsored by DST-CEFIPRA, held from February 19th to 21st, 2024, aimed to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange between Indian and French experts in the field and emphasized on the need for a holistic approach, combining traditional methods with AI and ML, to address mental health challenges effectively.
The meeting commenced with an introduction by Prof. Daniel Racoceanu, Group Leader, Paris Brain Institute, Sorbonne University, France, and a brief speech by Dr. Alexandre Escargueil, Head of Biomedical Research, Sorbonne University, France. Prof. Jagannatha Rao, Pro-Chancellor of KL Deemed to be University, welcomed the esteemed guests, and Er. K. Satyanarayana, President, KL Deemed to be University, delivered the inaugural speech. The first day of the meeting included sessions on understanding brain diseases through biomarkers and a round-table discussion on biomarkers for better understanding brain disorders. Notable panel members included Dr. B. Vengamma, Vice-Chancellor of SDUAHER, Prof. JKR Sastry from KL Deemed to be University, and Dr. Alex Rebello from AIIMS.
Speaking on the occasion, Er. K. Satyanarayana, President, KL Deemed to be University, said, “Through collaborative initiatives like the India-France meeting on AI, ML, and DL in neuroscience, we strive to build bridges between nations, advocating a collective pursuit of knowledge. By bringing together the brightest minds from India and France, we aim to unlock new frontiers in understanding brain disorders, paving the way for innovative solutions that transcend borders and benefit humanity as a whole.”
On the second day, Prof Jean-Marie BONNY from INRNAE, Clermont, Ferrand, France, Dr. Govindaraju from JNCASR, Bangalore, and Dr. K. Srinivas Prasad from BITS, Hyderabad, addressed challenges in brain disorders. This was followed by a round-table discussion on future challenges in brain disorders chaired by Prof. P. Nagabhushan, Dr. Vishal India from VIMHANS, and Prof. Suryakanth from KL Deemed to be University. The meeting covered topics such as therapeutics, deep brain stimulation, and explainable AI in brain disorders. Sessions were facilitated by experts like Dr. Hanuma Srinivas Reddy, Brinda Neurocare Institute, Guntur, Dr. Praveen Kumar from NIMS, Hyderabad, and Dr. Ravi Yadav from NIMHANS, Bangalore.
One of the participants of the meeting expressed, “I am inspired by the depth of knowledge and collaborative spirit at the meeting. The fusion of diverse perspectives from experts at KL Deemed to be University and Sorbonne University promises advancements in neuroscience through AI, ML, and DL.”
The event concluded with a discussion on the future of Indo-French research and the concrete means of collaboration to establish an International Centre for AI in Medicine. The meeting saw active participation from researchers, clinicians, academicians, faculty, staff, and students, contributing to a vibrant exchange of ideas and knowledge in the fields of neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
Under the supervision of Prof. Jagannatha Rao, Pro-Chancellor of KL Deemed to be University, along with the faculty members, staff, and students, the meeting was ensured to achieve monumental success. This effort encouraged a collaborative spirit that will undoubtedly shape the future of research in this field.
10, Feb 2024
KL Deemed to be University to Host India-France Meeting: Advancing AI, ML, and DL in Neuroscience and Disorders
New Delhi, February 2024: KL Deemed to be University is all set to host the India-France Joint meeting on AI/ML/DL applications in understanding Brain and related disorders from the 19th to the 21st of February, 2024, at its scenic Vaddeswaram Campus, situated in the heart of Andhra Pradesh. This collaborative effort aims to bring together experts, scientists, doctors, and students from both India and France to explore the latest advancements in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) as applied to neuroscience and related disorders. The proposed meeting aims to identify complementary areas in brain research in France and India and explore potential collaboration opportunities.
Preventing neurological disorders and improving treatment is more necessary than ever now, as neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease is becoming more prevalent among ageing population. Explainable AI or XAI is the key topic of discussion during this meeting. XAI is a new branch in AI research which aims towards helping the medical experts to understand the decision processes behind the decision of AI models. The workshop intends to foster further association between institutes and centres in France and India and discuss AI responsibility in brain research. The meeting will provide an opportunity of collaboration between academia, industry and clinics which are working on advanced AI powered solutions in neurological healthcare applications.
Ten France guests scheduled to grace the Joint meeting, includes Alexandre Escargueil, Head of the Biomedical Humanities Initiative at Sorbonne Universite, France, and Prof. Daniel Racoccanu, Professor at Sorbonne Universite, Paris, France and 25 scientists from AIIMS-Delhi, NIMHANS-Bangalore, IIIT, IITs, NIMS, Brinda Neurocare Institute, BITS etc. The objectives of the meeting include understanding of the human brain structure and function using AI/ML/DL. Understanding AI/DL/ML in mapping brain markers in brain disorders. Offering a platform for young scientists and doctors to debate on this interdisciplinary research, Dr. K. S. Jagannatha Rao, Pro Chancellor, KL Deemed to be University informed that this meeting will also identify critical problems in brain research and find novel ideas to solve it. Some of the pertinent topics that will be explored are human brain mapping, cognitive science, healthy ageing of brain, neurodegenerative disorders, basic and advanced computational neuroscience, computational neuropathology to name a few.
Er. Koneru Satyanarayana, President, KL Deemed to be University, said “Both countries have great potential for advanced research in brain, neuroscience and neuropathology. This meeting aims to become a venue of collaboration among great minds and young researchers to lay the foundations of the International centre for brain and artificial intelligence research and can enhance our understanding of the power of artificial intelligence for societal benefit. Such workshops are intended to promote international partnerships and knowledge exchange to address complex scientific challenges and drive innovation in these critical fields.”
The meeting is supported by the Indo- French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research ( IFCPAR) and Centre Franco-Indien Pour La Promotion De La Recherche Avancee (CEFIPRA). The meeting will present an opportunity for students to engage with experts and obtain certifications endorsed by both Indian and French organizers. Attendees can also explore potential internships and study abroad opportunities in France with scholarships. Faculty members and doctoral students can look forward to scholarships that facilitate visits to France for durations ranging from 2 to 6 months.
KL Deemed to be University actively organizes meetings, seminars, conferences, and workshops, highlighting its commitment to keeping faculty, students, and research scholars well-informed about the latest developments in global research. By encouraging a dynamic culture of research and innovation, the University plays an active role in advancing knowledge across a wide range of fields and disciplines, dedicated to academic excellence and societal improvement.