Academic Research Summit


The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India, Microsoft Research, and Infosys Ltd co-organised an Academic Research Summit in the area of Computer Science (CS) and related domains to share ideas and results on some of the most exciting new directions in computer science. The idea was to have a conclave where the CS academic research community got together, along with industry researchers and relevant government representatives to discuss and collaborate on exciting trends in computer science research.

The agenda included keynotes and talks from distinguished researchers and breakout sessions across a wide variety of CS areas. The participants included research scholars and faculty from top engineering institutes from and across the country. The range of interests and breadth of the technical topics covered provided a unique experience for the attendees.


29 January

09:00 – 10:00

10:00 – 11:00
Welcome / Inaugural Session

11:00 – 11:40
Plenary Talk: Jeannette Wing , Microsoft Research

11:40 – 12:00
Tea / Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00 – Panel Discussion
Panelists: Peter Druschel, Timothy Roscoe, Madhavan Mukund, Sushrut Vaidya
Moderator: P Anandan
Best practices on partnership models to accelerate the pace of CS research in India.

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:10 – Track 1
Track Anchor: Krithi Ramamritham
Track speakers: Srinivas Padmanabhuni, Vivek Balaraman, Tom Mathew
Solutions for Smart Cities

16:10 – 16:30
Tea/Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:15
Plenary Talk: Jay Warrior

19:00 – 22:00
Summit Dinner

30 January

09:30 – 10:00
Academic Programs

10:00 – 10:40
Plenary Talk: Rajat Moona, CDAC

10:40 – 11:00
Tea/Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:15 – Track 2, Parallel Breakout Tracks
Track Anchor: Saikat Guha
Track Speakers: Chiranjib Bhatacharya, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Vijay Kumar Ivaturi.
Track 3, Parallel Breakout Tracks
Anchored by Monojit Choudhury & Kalika Bali
Track Speakers: Niloy Ganguly, Munmun De Choudhury, Animesh Mukherjee, Amitava Das, Manish Srivastava, Shobha L, Jackie O Neill
Social India

13:15 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:30