ACM India Industry Webinar on 10 October with Rashmi Urdhwareshe: "Smart and Intelligent Computing Trends in Automotive Technology"

September 29, 2020

In this session of the webinar series, we continue with our focus on application of computing in solving real-life challenges. Our speaker is an eminent industry leader who has made outstanding contribution to the automotive industry using technology.

Register now for the next session of the ACM India Industry Webinar series, "Smart and Intelligent Computing Trends in Automotive Technology", to be presented on Saturday 10 October 2020 at 11 am IST by Rashmi Urdhwareshe, former Director of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The host for this session will be Hemant Pande, Executive Director of ACM India.

All students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: Transportation requirements of urban, semi-urban and rural areas are getting complex and highly demanding. Safety, environment, and sustainability remain the biggest challenges for automotive developers as well as concerns for the society. With the growing penetration of on-board electronics, use of AI and machine learning, data handling capability and connectivity, technology is rapidly shifting toward smart and intelligent vehicles. We thus have the great opportunity to tap the benefits on one side, whereas a completely new scenario is emerging for standardizing and regulating these technologies. In order to reap the benefits with our infrastructural and user peculiarities, countries like India can aspire to become an important development hub. Requisite testing and validation trends are also offering immense opportunities for computational expertise.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Rashmi Urdhwareshe recently retired as Director of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), India’s premier automotive R&D and homologation institute. She was conferred the 2019 Nari Shakti Puraskar on March 8, 2020 for International Women’s Day. She was presented the prestigious award, in recognition of exceptional work for women empowerment, by the President of India. An Autocar Professional News Maker of 2019, she has broken the glass ceiling in the Indian automotive industry.

She is a recipient of several other awards like Woman Excellence Award 2015 (by Rotary, Pune), Distinguished Alumnus award, Engineering Excellence Award 2017 (SAE-India Foundation), Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 (ODSER Trust), Industry Custodian of the Year 2018 (E-Mobility+), and Business Person of the Year 2019 (ETNow).

An electronics engineer professionally, she is also a sitar exponent and was state-level bridge champion. Having graduated from VRCE Nagpur with Bachelor’s in Engineering, she acquired a Master’s in Electronics Engineering from the Government College of Engineering, Pune. Apart from the career at ARAI spanning over three decades, she has been Chair for Transport Engineering Division Council and Automotive Industry Standards Committee, Vice Chair for Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) at the Global Forum under UN-ECE at Geneva, and is the President Designate for Society of Automotive Engineers India. Her major contributions in the field of automotive regulations, vehicular safety, green mobility, electric mobility, air quality and emission technologies, etc., are recognized at national as well as international levels.

Dr. Hemant Pande, Executive Director of ACM India Council