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Dr. rer. nat. Sashikumaar Ganesan
Professor and Chair, Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
I am Sashikumaar Ganesan, a faculty member in CDS at IISc, Bangalore. My journey in academia and research spans over two decades, with a steadfast focus on advancing the frontiers of computational sciences.
- Chair, CDS, IISc: Steering the department since February 2018, with a vision to integrate computational and data sciences for groundbreaking research and education.
- Founder, Zenteiq Edtech Private Limited: Revolutionizing Higher Education through Advanced AI - A deep tech startup dedicated to transforming the learning experience in higher education with cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
- Co-Convenor (2022-23), Kotak IISc AI-ML Centre: A joint initiative of IISc and Kotak Mahindra Bank to promote research and education in AI and ML.
- Founding Chair & member, PCC, M.Tech. Data Science & Business Analytics:, aligning it with industry needs and technological advancements.
- Programme Director, Advanced Program in Computational Data Science and AI and AI & MLOps: Leading these innovative upskilling programs since July 2020 and October 2022, respectively, to cultivate expertise in cutting-edge areas of technology.
- Faculty Associate, IMSc, IISc: A joint initiative of IISc and IMSc to offer interdisciplinary research program.
I joined IISc in 2011 as an Assistant Professor. Before joining the institute, I served as a Research Associate at Dept. of Aeronautics, Imperial College London and as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Weierstrass Institute Berlin. I received my Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat) in 2006 from Institute of Analysis und Numerics, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany.
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Department of Comptational & Data Sciences,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Karnataka, India - 560012
Years of Experiance
Professionals Upskilled in AI/ML
My Research group, Scientific Machine Learning and Operations (STARS),is at the forefront of integrating scientific computing with machine learning. Our group's mission is to harmonize the precision of scientific computing with the agility and adaptability of machine learning, paving the way for breakthroughs in both theoretical and applied domains. We delve into:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Focused on developing AI-based recommender systems for combat aircraft, with a special emphasis on emitter classification and multi-sensor data fusion. Additionally, there's a key focus on constructing platform engineering frameworks for the integration of diverse ML models. In the educational sector, the approach includes creating AI-driven predictive models based on learners' activities and developing tools for skill and performance assessments.
Scientific Machine Learning (SciML)
Our research is centered on integrating advanced parallel computing techniques, especially high-performance (hp) Physics-Informed Neural Networks (PINNs) and GPU acceleration, to enhance computational efficiency and accuracy. By infusing traditional numerical schemes with data-driven approaches, we align our work with the forefront of SciML trends, ensuring a harmonious blend of scientific precision and technological innovation.
Machine Learning Operations (MLOps)
Crafting scalable ML algorithms suited for diverse computational environments. Innovating in distributed training techniques and cloud computing applications. Implementing rigorous ML model and data version control systems. Establishing efficient CI/CD pipelines for ML deployment and operations.
Specializing in finite element analysis. Advanced modeling of multiphase flows, fluid-structure interactions, turbulent flows, and epidemiological modeling. Developing hybrid CPU-GPU parallel algorithms and hardware-aware scalable parallel implementations.
S. Ganesan & L. Tobiska :
Finite Elements: Theory and Algorithms.
Cambridge University Press, 2017, ISBN: 9781108415705.
AI & Machine Learning with Python: Jan-Apr 2023 Online CCE course
AI/ML is a CCE-PROFICIENCE semester long course aimed to upskill students, researchers & working professionals on Computational Thinking with applications to ML/AI and Data Science in a "Learn-by-Doing" approach. Live lectures will be conducted in the evenings so that regular students from other institutes/colleges and working professionals can participate without affecting their normal schedule.
Admissions open for Jan - Apr 2023 Term. Apply online!
Introduction to Computing for AI & Machine Learning, Jan - Apr 2023 Credits-3:1, DA 203o
This four-credit course will be offered every year in the Jan-April term as a core course to M.Tech. (Online) programme. This course is aimed at building the foundation of computational thinking with applications to Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning (AI & ML). Besides, how to build a neural network and how to train, evaluate and optimize it with TensorFlow will also be covered in this course.
HPCDS:: High-Performance Computing and Data Science (Online CCE course) Aug 21
HPCDS is a CCE-PROFICIENCE semester long course aimed at students, researchers, and professionals working on computational modeling or Data science applications who wish to upskill. This course will be organized during evening hours so that regular students from other institutes/colleges and working professionals can participate without affecting their normal schedule.
Large Scale Simultion augmented by AI. This shell industrial project aims to develop a real-time environment-aware simulation of a wind turbine farm through combination of techniques in Deep Learning, Model Order Reduction and High-Performance Computing.
Indo-German Partnership Program
The purpose of this four-year program (2020 - 2024) is to foster hardware-aware numerical schemes and scalable algorithms to harness future multi-node, multi-GPU supercomputers. The key focus is not only developing hardware-aware algorithms but to train young researchers in scientific computing through joint supervision, workshops, summer/winter schools.