C3.AI Digital Transformation Institute research award to Shukla Group.

June 30, 2020

Eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign projects are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial intelligence techniques to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The institute will provide a total of $5.4 million over the next year to projects that examine the medical, social and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus and inspire researcher collaboration in advanced machine learning and other AI disciplines.

The C3.ai DTI is a research consortium of universities and corporations managed by the U. of I. and the University of California, Berkeley. Its mission is to sponsor and fund the application of AI to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in business, government and society.

The research project from Shukla group titled, “AI Enabled Deep Mutational Scanning of Interaction between SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein S and Human ACE2 Receptor” was selected for funding. Graduate students Soumajit Dutta and Jiming Chen, ¬†postdoctoral fellow, Balaji Selvam from our group are working on this research project.

The news release from the University of Illinois can be found here.