$367 million C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute Launches


Grainger College of Engineering faculty lead the new, $367 million C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley. C3.ai DTI’s mission is to attract the world’s leading scientists to join in a coordinated and innovative effort to advance the digital transformation of business, government, and society. Through partnerships with leading universities and strategic engagement with key industry partners, C3.ai DTI will catalyze advances in mathematical, statistical, and computing research, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering R. Srikant is the institute’s co-director, and Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering Tandy Warnow of the Computer Science Department is co-chief scientist. Partners in the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute include Illinois, Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, the University of Chicago, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Microsoft.

The public-private consortium is supported by C3.ai, an artificial intelligence company whose founder and CEO Thomas Siebel is a Grainger Engineering alumnus.