Princeton Researchers Secure Grants from $5.4m C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute targeting mitigation of COVID-19

Princeton Researchers Secure Grants from $5.4m, C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute targeting mitigation of COVID-19

The C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute has awarded $5.4 million to 26 projects to accelerate artificial intelligence research to mitigate COVID-19 and future pandemics. Select Princeton faculty members benefited from this award, including Matthew Desmond, Simon Levin, Stefana Parascho, H. Vincent Poor, Corina Tarnita, and Mengdi Wang. Princeton is a member of the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute, a $367 million research consortium dedicated to accelerating the benefits of artificial intelligence for business, government, and society. The organization was founded by C3.ai Chair and CEO Tom Siebel. C3.ai DTI, jointly managed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the University of California, Berkeley in partnership with Microsoft Corp.

Those researchers that earned awards were invited to participate in the challenge of abating COVID-19 and advancing AI-based science and technologies for mitigating future pandemics. The C3.ai DTI team implemented a peer review process and selected 26 research proposals that address COVID-19 across the multiple disciplines. 

About C3.ai DTI

C3.ai c is a research consortium dedicated to accelerating the benefits of artificial intelligence for business, government, and society. The Institute engages the world’s leading scientists to conduct research and training practitioners in the Science of Digital Transformation, which operates at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, internet of things, big data analytics, organizational behavior, public policy, and ethics.

C3.ai DTI was established in March 2020 by C3.ai, Microsoft Corporation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Princeton University, University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, National Center for Supercomputing Applications at UIUC, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at UC Berkeley. The Institute is jointly managed and hosted by UC Berkeley and UIUC.

Princeton Faculty

· Matthew Desmond, PhD

· Simon Levin

· Stefana Parascho

· H. Vincent Poor

· Corina Tarnita

· Mengdi Wang

Follow the link to review the Princeton research grant recipients.