Since 2015, ACM SIGKDD India Chapter (IKDD) has been organizing the “Data Science in India” event collocated with KDD conference to showcase the growth and achievements of the Data Science community in India. Over these years we have been able to bring to this forum several renowned researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. Continuing the journey, this year we have put together a diverse and engaging program in a virtual format.

Program Highlights

Inspirational Personal Journeys of Top AI Researchers and Practitioners

Session Chair - Debdoot Mukherjee (Meesho)

08:45 AM - 9:45 AM (IST)

This session showcases inspirational journeys of four prominent AI researchers from academia, industry research labs and startups through short talks that capture important formative events that shaped their careers followed by a live Q&A with the speakers.

Bill Thies
Vineeth Balasubramaniam
IIT Hyderabad
Hema Murthy
IIT Madras

Panel Discussion: Towards Ethical and Responsible AI in Indian Context

Session Chair & Moderator: Shourya Roy (Flipkart)

09:45 AM - 10:45 AM (IST)

This session will feature an engaging conversation between experts with a diverse range of perspectives on “Ethical and Responsible AI in Indian Context”.

IIT Delhi
Sudarshan P
IIT Madras
Preeti Syal
Niti Aayog
Kalapriya Kannan
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Kaleidoscope of Papers from India in Top AI Conferences

Session Chair: Srujana Merugu (Amazon)

10:45 AM - 11:20 AM (IST)

This session will feature a video kaleidoscope of a representative sample of relevant research papers from Indian institutions which appeared in recent editions of CORE A* AI conferences - AAAI, VLDB, CVPR, ICCV, ACL, NeurIPS, ICML

  • AAAI 2022

    FairFoody: Bringing in Fairness in Food Delivery

    Anjali (IIT Delhi), Rahul Yadav (IIT Delhi), Ashish Nair (IIT Delhi), Abhijnan Chakraborty (IIT Delhi), Sayan Ranu (IIT Delhi), Amitabha Bagchi (IIT Delhi)
  • NeurIPS 2021

    Redesigning the Transformer Architecture with Insights from Multi-particle Dynamical Systems

    Subhabrata Dutta (Jadavpur University), Tanya Gautam (IIIT Delhi), Soumen Chakrabarti (IIT Bombay), Tanmoy Chakraborty (IIIT Delhi)
  • NeurIPS 2021

    Near-optimal Offline and Streaming Algorithms for Learning Non-Linear Dynamical Systems

    Dheeraj Nagaraj (Google Research India), Praneeth Netrapalli (Google Research India), Prateek Jain (Google Research India), Suhas Kowshik (Dept Of EECS, MIT)
  • ICML 2021

    Domain Generalization using Causal Matching

    Divyat Mahajan (Microsoft Research India), Shruti Tople (Microsoft Research UK), Amit Sharma (Microsoft Research India)
  • ACL 2022

    Few-shot Controllable Style Transfer for Low-Resource Multilingual Settings

    Kalpesh Krishna (U. Mass Amherst), Deepak Nathani (Google Research India), Xavier Garcia (Google Research India), Bidisha Samanta (Google Research India), Partha Talukdar (Google Research India)
  • ACL 2022

    Active Evaluation: Efficient NLG Evaluation with Few Pairwise Comparisons

    Akash Kumar Mohankumar (Microsoft India), Mitesh M Khapra (IIT Madras)
  • CVPR 2022

    OW-DETR: Open-world Detection Transformer

    Akshita Gupta (IIAI, UAE), Sanath Narayan (IIAI, UAE), Joseph K J (IIT-Hyderabad), Salman Khan (MBZUAI, UAE), Fahad Khan (MBZUAI, UAE), Mubarak Shah (UCF, USA)
  • ICCV 2021

    Anonymizing Egocentric Videos

    Daksh Thapar (IIT Mandi), Aditya Nigam (IIT Mandi), Chetan Arora (IIT Delhi)
  • ICCV 2021

    TMCOSS: Thresholded Multi-Criteria Online Subset Selection for Data-Efficient Autonomous Driving

    Soumi Das (IIT Kharagpur), Harikrishna Patibandla (IIT Kharagpur), Suparna Bhattacharya, (HPE), Kshounis Bera (HPE), Niloy Ganguly (IIT Kharagpur), Sourangshu Bhattacharya. (IIT Kharagpur)
  • VLDB 2022

    Deep Indexed Active Learning for Matching Heterogeneous Entity Representations

    Arjit Jain (IIT Bombay), Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay), Prithviraj Sen (IBM Research, Almaden)

Networking Roundtables

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (IST)

An opportunity for researchers with similar interests to connect with each other in virtual breakout rooms and discuss mutual interests.



We are putting together an exciting set of talks on relevant topics from eminent speakers and panelists from the industry, academia and government. Please come back soon to check this space!

08:30 AM - 8:45 AMWelcome Address
08:45 AM - 9:45 AMInspirational Personal Journeys of Top AI Researchers and Practitioners
09:45 AM - 10:45 AMPanel Discussion: Towards Ethical and Responsible AI in Indian Context
10:45 AM - 11:20 AMA Kaleidoscope of Papers from India in Top AI Conferences
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMRoundtable Networking Sessions


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