The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) was founded in August 2017, in IIT Madras with a vision to expand and further the research, education and outreach activities in the areas of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

RBC-DSAI comprises faculty from several departments across the Institute, who carry out research in various areas of data science and artificial intelligence. The long-term vision of RBC-DSAI is to become a world leader in data science research, where long-standing fundamental research problems, cutting across disciplines, are targeted and solved.


The RBC-DSAI is one of the few centers in the world for data science and AI applications in various engineering disciplines.

With the increased availability of data from online social media, transactions and sensors increasingly AI is focusing on networked data or relational data. We have one of the largest groups in the country looking at networked data across different disciplines biology, transportation, water distribution, process modeling, online social media, telecom, and reaction networks.

Deep Reinforcement Learning is at the cutting edge of the new AI revolution and is responsible for the many path-breaking developments in AI recently. The Centre has the largest Deep Reinforcement Learning group in India and one of the largest in academia in the world.

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5th floor, Block II, Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-600036


To achieve global prominence in the areas of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence research by carrying out fundamental research, creating top-quality researchers and intellectual properties which will result in significant societal impact.


To focus and work on

Fundamental Research in the areas of deep learning, network analytics, learning with limited and partial data, causal modelling, data science specific system architecture and reinforcement learning.

Applied Research in four verticals viz., manufacturing analytics, financial analytics, smart cities, systems biology & health care.

Quality Education in AI and Data Science by offering dual Degree in data sciences, online courses, workshops, industry oriented specialized training & special scholarships.

Societal impact by fostering startups with high worth intellectual capital catering to the Indian market; Creating and hosting repository for datasets relevant to ecosystem; Conducting focused skill development program for various industries; Working with government agencies to address problems of interest to the nation.

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