Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) - Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

Introduction

The proposed Technical Innovation Hub (TIH) under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) is planned to make India a leader in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research in the world. Based on faculty strengths, industry collaborations, and ongoing projects, TIH’s focus will be on the following: technology (interface) development and evaluation, HRD & skill development, entrepreneurship, and collaborations. Due to the proposed location of the hub at IIT Mandi, some of the technologies will be focused on the mountain region. A team of experienced faculty, as well as newly joined faculty, will participate in the success of the TIH. Also, a number of industries and academic institutions have committed to be a part of this TIH. The academic and industrial institutions include Aindra, Adobe, RxDataScience, DRDO, PGIMER, NDMA, NMHS, MeiTY, NTRO, C-DAC Mohali, C-DAC Kolkata, C-DAC Bangalore, RFSL, AR-TRAC, R&DE, Bioedha, NMSWorks, CMU, NTNU, and London Met. The TIH has also made a list of companies in India that are focused on HCI-related research. The TIH will be contacting these companies to work actively with them on technology (interface) development and evaluation, HRD & skill development, entrepreneurship, and collaborations. The different activities planned under the TIH with different goals under each activity. The interdependencies between different activities with link connectors, for example, technology development depends upon human resources and collaborations, and the deliverables (products) may provide inputs for entrepreneurships and startups. The projects under the technology development will mainly focus on different aspects of user interfaces across a number of problems in different domains. These domains will include the environment, healthcare, information technology (IT), and defense & security, which form important sectors of the Indian economy.