Data Science in India: An ACM SIGKDD India Chapter (IKDD) Virtual Event, 28 August

August 25, 2020

Register now for Data Science in India, an ACM SIGKDD India Chapter (IKDD) virtual event, 28 August 2020

Since 2015, the ACM SIGKDD India Chapter (IKDD) has been organizing the Data Science in India event collocated with KDD conference to showcase the state of growth of data science in India. Over the years we have been able to bring several renowned speakers from academia and industry in this forum which were greatly received by the community.

We are continuing the journey this year too and guess what, in a virtual manner! We continue to be collocated with KDD, not spatially but temporally (pun intended). Please take a moment to register for the event now and spread the word by forwarding this email to your network.

We look forward to seeing you in the event. Feel free to let us know any question or suggestion you may have.

WHAT: Data Science in India

WHEN: Friday, 28 August 2020, 9:00-13:30 IST




Data Science innovation in the time of Covid-19 : How data science solutions are being developed to tackle and mitigate the COVID-19 crisis at various levels.

Premier papers in recent data science conferences from India : A selection of relevant research papers which appeared in premier conferences.


Joyojit Pal, Associate Professor and Principal Researcher, University of Michigan and Microsoft Research, India
Topic: Misinformation and Culture: Learning from small scale qualitative data analysis

Kalika Bali, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, India
Topic: The State and Fate of Linguistic Diversity and Inclusion in the NLP World

Kamakoti V, Professor, IIT Madras
Topic: A data-driven approach for country-level COVID management

Mitesh Khapra , Assistant Professor, IIT Madras
Topic: Object Detection in Scientific Plots

Partha P. Chakrabarti, Professor, IIT Kharagpur
Topic: AI and ML in the Time of COVID

Prathosh A.P., Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi
Topic: The landscape of regularized Auto-Encoders for generative modelling: Introduction, challenges and new directions

Rajesh Sundaresan, Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Topic: City-scale Agent-Based Simulator for Modelling COVID-19 Spread

Soma Biswas, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Topic: Sketch-based Image Retrieval


Registration for this event is free. We have limited seats available, reserve your spot before they’re gone.