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Dr. Sarabjot Singh Anand

Dr. Sarabjot Singh Anand

Director - Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Sarabjot Singh Anand has been involved in the field of Machine Learning since the early 1990s having worked on developing algorithms, applying them to real-world problems and training a host of data scientists in the capacity of being an academic and entrepreneur.

In 1998 he co-founded MineIT Software Ltd, in the UK, playing the role of Chief Technology Officer managing the Product vision and research initiatives within the company. The company built partnerships with the like of SPSS who OEMed the company’s sequence pattern discovery algorithm as well as innovative products that won the company accolades such as the European IST Grand Prize (2001), New Company of the Year Award from the Northern Ireland Software Industry Federation (2001) and Product of the Year Award at the 6th Information Management Awards (2001).

In 2003, Dr. Anand moved back to academia to pursue his research interests but remained active as a consultant working with businesses to unlock business value from their data assets.

He has published over 90 academic papers on machine learning while he was an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and previous academic posts in the United Kingdom. He has used these algorithms to develop solutions in areas as diverse as pay-per-click optimization, recommender systems, prognostic models for chronic illnesses, diver monitoring using CAN bus data, cross-selling and up-selling products in financial retail, churn prediction, house price prediction for the Telecoms, Financial, Retail, Automotive, Manufacturing and Public Sector. His first startup in Ireland won the European IST prize amongst other technology accolades.
Dr. Anand moved back to India in 2012 and co-founded Tatras Data. In 2018 he co-founded Sabudh Foundation in Mohali, Panjab to train engineering students in Machine Learning and to work on social problems in education, farming, governance, and healthcare. Dr. Anand is currently adjunct faculty at IISER, Mohali and BML Munjal University.