04 Aug 2021 17:51 IST

Samsung sets up a data engineering lab at KLE Tech

The 3,000 sq ft Samsung SEED lab at KLE Tech

KLE students and Samsung engineers will work on joint research and development projects

Samsung has set up a artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data engineering lab, at the KLE Technological University Hubballi, Karnataka. At the ‘Samsung Student Ecosystem for Engineered Data (SEED) Lab,’ students and faculty members at KLE Tech will get to work on joint research and development projects along with senior engineers at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore (SRIB). The SRIB teams work in the domains of mobile camera tech, speech and text recognition, and machine learning.

The Samsung SEED lab is spread over 3,000 sq ft and is equipped with facilities such as a special dark room with lighting equipment to conduct experiments on multimedia in varied lighting conditions, devices and accessories, image quality analysis tools, amongst others. It also has back-end infrastructure to store, process, and archive large volumes of data.

Collaborative research projects will be open to third and fourth year BTech and MTech students and PhD scholars at KLE Tech. Students will also be encouraged to publish papers jointly with SRIB engineers.

Industry-academia collaboration

“India is a repository of young millennials and gen z talent. At Samsung, we envision this lab to become a hub of young minds igniting India’s innovation ecosystem, build capabilities among the students to make them industry-ready, and also promote industry-academia collaboration. This will further Samsung's commitment to its vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia,” said Dipesh Shah, Managing Director, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore.

“Today, our world is becoming increasingly data-centric, and along with AI, it continues to transform the way we live, work and do business. The Samsung SEED lab is a great initiative that gives the students the opportunity to learn and work under SRIB engineers on research projects that address the issues facing the world,” said Dr Ashok Shettar, Vice-Chancellor, KLE Technological University, Hubballi, Karnataka.

All students will receive certificates for their contribution at the end of each project from SRIB.