Association for Computing Machinery – India Chapter to hold its annual event at IIT Gandhinagar


Gandhinagar: The Association for Computing Machinery’s India Chapter will hold its ACM-India annual event for the year 2020 on February 15, 2020 at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN). The event is scheduled from 9:30 am in the morning, in Jasubhai Memorial auditorium of IITGN.

ACM India organises this annual flagship event to discuss trends in science and technology, and to celebrate ACM’s spirit and India’s accomplishments in computing. This event will be attended by Prof Cherri Pancake, President of ACM; Prof Abhiram Ranade, President of ACM India as well as ACM Turing Award winners – Prof Yann Lecun, 2018 ACM Turing Award Winner, New York University; Prof Shwetak Patel, Winner of 2018 ACM Prize in Computing, University of Washington; Prof Susanne Albers, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Technische Universität München; and Prof M Balakrishnan, ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award, IIT Delhi. Besides, students, researchers, and professionals in the field of computer science and allied areas are also likely to attend it in large numbers.

During the event, Prof Yann Lecun will give a talk on ‘Self-Supervised Learning: the Next Step in AI’; Prof Susanne Albers will talk about ‘Algorithms Beyond the Worst Case’; Prof Shwetak Patel will share his knowledge on ‘New Ways of Thinking of the Mobile Phone for Healthcare’; and Prof M Balakrishnan will deliver a talk on ‘Assistive Technology Solutions for Mobility & Education of Visually Impaired’.

About Association for Computing Machinery (ACM):

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery is the world’s largest educational and scientific society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM awards the Turing Award (aka Nobel Prize in Computing). ACM supports professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking. ACM is recording a healthy growth in India, and ACM India was launched in 2010 to increase the focus on the country.

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