The Center for Artificial Intelligence and
Environmental Sustainability (CAIES) Foundation

ABOUT CAIES Foundation

The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Sustainability (CAIES) Foundation, is a niche Section (8) non-profit organization that focuses on trans-disciplinary challenges, which require sustainable outcomes that are implementable and operational in the areas of environment, economics, and society through extensive research and development using cutting edge data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and geospatial tools and technologies. Solutions are designed based on the 'goals' considering its multidimensional aspects which are grounded in micro and macro scientific and technical rigors.

The Directors

Dr. Sushant Singh is one the founding Directors of the CAIES Foundation. Sushant has more than 18 years of progressive professional experience in environmental science and management, data science, business analytics, statistical modeling, and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping that develop and support computer-based decision-support systems. He is a versatile scientist/manager, with experience developing and implementing projects in the environment, energy, sustainability, public health, social, and economic spaces that are complex and challenging, such as having developed a novel method to quantify and map vulnerability to public health challenges.

Sushant has authored several peer reviewed journal articles, books, and book chapters, and has presented at several National and International Conferences. He also serves as a reviewer and an editorial board member of several mainstream and online journals. His work was featured in Nature India and he has been interviewed for his expert opinion and recommendations on diverse environmental challenges by several Print and Digital media.

Sushant's academic journey has and continues to be exciting. He earned two Ph.D. degrees, one in Environmental Science from Magadh University, India, and another in Environmental Management from Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA. In both degrees, he earned full scholarships and demonstrated his scientific and leadership skills. As a scientist, he is dedicated to high quality and solution-oriented research. One of his recent articles, published by the world's one of the top journals of Ecology, “Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,” was the world’s most downloaded paper of 2018-19. Dr. Singh also initiated the world’s first scholarship to promote research on India's arsenic issues and build tomorrow's science leaders. He jointly designed an International Certificate Program on Environmental Data Analytics with India's leading IT universities. Sushant extends his support to undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. He also supports and mentors young researchers across the globe in research design, method adoption, data collection, data analysis, model creation, and publication collaboration. Writing stories and poems, conducting plays on social and environmental issues are some of his personal activities.

Ms. Rashmi Singh is one of the founding Directors of the CAIES foundation. Rashmi has over 15 years of advanced professional experience in the development sectors on human health issues, drug abuse, and other pressing social issues. Rashmi holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Patna University, Patna, Bihar. She has also earned professional diplomas in Women and Child Welfare and NGO administration & rural development. She has worked with several leading non-profit organizations, including the Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs, New Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh Voluntary Health Association. At the early stages of her professional life, she has served as a primary school teacher and a journalist in a leading daily newspaper Prabhat Khabar. Rashmi has delivered several invited talks on the All India Radio, Bihar, on topics including the role of women in child's development, the reasons and the solutions of broken families, increasing crimes and fear among women, and the problem of depression in women. Apart from professional endeavors, Rashmi leads several social activities to empower women. She is also an author of several poems.