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Infosys Technologies Funds New Research Center at USC

Center for Research and Education in Advanced Software Technologies will facilitate intercontinental collaboration

June 04, 2008 —

USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Infosys Technologies will collaborate to create a software research and education unit on USC's Los Angeles campus.

Infosys CEO S. Kris Gopalakrishnan and  Viterbi Dean Yannis Yortsos
Infosys will  fund the new Center for Research and Education in Advanced Software Technologies (CAST) under the terms of an agreement recently signed in India by Viterbi School Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and S. Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and managing director of the Bangalore-based global IT services and consulting company.

"Infosys’ global vision of engineering is compatible with that of the Viterbi School and the University of Southern California,” said Yortsos. “This agreement will explore a model of interaction in research, education and training in areas of interest to both Infosys and USC. The collaboration will include joint research, bilateral visits by researchers, student internships, and distance education, among other activities."

”“The United States is the hub for innovation in science and technology,” said Gopalakrishnan. “Through this collaboration we hope to work with the best and the brightest engineering talent in the world on innovative technology solutions. USC has among the largest number of international students of any U.S. university and the USC graduate program in engineering is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the U. S. News and World Report rankings.”

The agreement provides that CAST will facilitate joint research and education in such areas as software architecture, service oriented architectures and information integration, intelligent systems and agents, mobile and wireless systems, sensor networks and CAD frameworks and tools for hardware and software.

This agreement is part of a larger Infosys program to engage with leading Indian and international universities to facilitate research in a variety of areas including software engineering, information management, knowledge engineering, game theory, and IP lifecycle management.

Infosys has previously been collaborating with academic institutions with its global internship program InStep http://www.infosys.com/instepweb/ and its industry academia program Campus Connect http://campusconnect.infosys.com/.

Infosys has also been hiring university graduates from outside India, training them in India and sending them back to their home markets. Yortsos noted that the Viterbi School has more graduate students enrolled from India than any other country except the U.S.

"The Viterbi School is educating many Indian graduate students," said Yortsos.  "I'm delighted with this new relationship with Infosys because of the significant promise to benefit both parties."

About Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY - News) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a flat world. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business partner, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch their IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that Infosys pioneered. Infosys has over 88,000 employees in over 40 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.

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