AI and Social Good workshop: Tentative Program
Goal: Spark inter-disciplinary collaborations and concrete projects between researchers and practitioners, including social entrepreneurs and NGOs.
Each session has ~4-5 talks and ends with a discussion panel with the presenters and a moderator.
10 min talks each. Each panel will be 20 minutes.
Day 1: Oct 16
9:00-9:45 Opening remarks
- Sriram Rajamani, MSR (15 mins)
- Yadati Narahari, IISc. (15 mins)
- Milind/Eric, USC (15 mins)
9:45-11:15 Theme: Healthcare
*Sze-chuan Suen/Bryan Wilder, USC – TB modeling in India
*Keyur Sorathia, IITG – TB in India
*Amulya Yadav, USC – Maximizing awareness about HIV
*Phebe Vayanos, USC – Suicide prevention, drug addiction, kidney matching, housing matching
*Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Denver – Homeless youth and drug addiction
*Prachi Patel/Sankalp Jain/Shiv Kumar, Swasti – NGO working on public health and use of tech.
*Panel Discussion (Moderator: PJ Narayanan, IIITH)
11:45-12:45pm Theme: Sustainability
*Bart Selman, Cornell — AI and sustainability
*Krithi Ramamritham, IITB—smart homes and electric grids, predicting solar power exposure
*Yogesh Simmhan, IISc. –smart IISc. campus with sensors and data mining
*Bharadwaj Amrutur, IISc. –Bosch center for cyber physical systems, smart cities
*Panel Discussion (Moderator: Pankaj Jalote, Director, IIITD)
2pm-3:30pm Theme: Digital society for all
*Colin Scott, MSR –Karya, dignified work for masses, e.g. in crowdsourcing
*Mausam, IITD – optimization in crowdsourcing and education
*Ganesh Ramakrishnan, IITB – automating reading comprehension for MOOCs.
*Sunita Sarawagi, IITB- Venter, smart complaint tool Venter
*Saptarshi Ghosh, IITKGP—disaster response and online social media
*Sudheendra Hangal, Ashoka: Data-driven analysis of Indian political system
*Panel discussion (Moderator: Balaraman Ravindran, IITM, Bosch center for Data science and AI)
4:00pm-4:45pm Theme: Frugal Innovations for Rural Areas
*Aaditeshwar Seth, IITD:Technology solution for rural areas
*Akshay Nambi, MSR—AgriKites, learning with aerial sensors in agriculture
*Vinay Kumar, Digital Green — organization using technology for advancing agriculture
*Panel Discussion (Moderator: Bill Thies, MSR)
5:00-6pm Open discussion in small teams based on self-selected themes.
Day 2: Oct 17
9:00-10:30am: Theme: Urban planning and transportation
*Sriganesh Lokanathan, LIRNEasia — urban planning and development using large-scale mobile data
*Abdul R. Pinjari, IISc. — transport modeling and user behavior in urban systems
*Sandip Chakaraborty, IITKGP – CrowdMap, mobile solution for current traffic conditions
*Praveen Paruchuri, IIITH– traffic patterns and planning during an emergency
*Venkat Padmanabhan, MSR – HAMS sensors intelligence in automobiles for safety.
*Bivas Mitra, IITKGP – UrbanEye, Travel assistance app for public transport
*Panel Discussion (Moderator: Amit Sharma, MSR)
10:30-11:00am: Coffee Break
11:00-12:00pm: More discussion in small teams (continued from the first day)
12:00-1:00pm: Informal presentations on potential projects from each team