ACM India Council

The ACM India Council was created by ACM to recognize and support Indian ACM members and activities.

About the ACM India Council

The ACM India Council is an effort of ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, aimed at increasing the level and visibility of ACM activities across India. The ACM India Council activities, involving both academia and industry in computing, include research, organization of high-quality computing conferences, advancing Computer Science education, and awards to recognize achievement.

ACM India Council 2020 Elections

The ACM India Nominating Committee hereby submits the following slate of candidates for the May 2020 ACM India Council election. The names of the nominees for the Executive Council of ACM India are presented below in random order.

  • Shourya Roy, American Express
  • Mukesh Mohania, IIIT Delhi
  • Viraj Kumar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Gargi B Dasgupta, IBM Research
  • Rajeev Shorey, TCS Research & Innovation and CSE Department, IIT Delhi
  • Neelima Gupta, University of Delhi
  • Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Venkatesh Raman, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
  • Maria Josefa Choudhary, Oracle India Pvt Limited.
  • Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Bombay
  • Rajnish Sharma, Chitkara University
  • Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi
  • Sudhir Kumar Patnaik, Gibraltar Solutions

The Rules and Regulations provide that candidates for the Executive Council of ACM India may also be nominated by a petition of at least 25 Members of the Society by notice to the ACM India Nominating Committee accompanied by a written statement from the nominee that the nominee is willing to stand for election.

All candidates must be Professional members of ACM residing in India and should be in good standing for a minimum of 5 previous years. Anyone interested in petitioning must inform the ACM India Nominating Committee ( ) of their intent to petition by 19 March 2020. Petitions are to be submitted to the ACM India Nominating Committee by 4 April 2020.

Abhiram Ranade

ACM India Council President Abhiram Ranade received a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1981 and a doctorate in Computer Science from Yale University in 1989. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley during 1988-95. Since 1995 he has served on the faculty of IIT Bombay, currently as a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests are in Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization.

Heena Timani

ACM-W India Executive Council Chair Heena Timani was Chair and Founder/Vice-Chair of the ACM Ahmedabad Professional Chapter. She was also a faculty sponsor of the ACM-W chapter at Ahmedabad University. She was a member of the ACM-W India Executive Council from 2017 to 2019. She is an independent consultant, business analyst and academic advisor. Her specialization is Bayesian inference and Applications of Bayesian networks in business intelligence and analytics. She is actively involved in supporting and organizing computing events for women in India under ACM-W.

Heena Timani
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Past ACM India Council Members

List of Past ACM India Council Members

ACM India Summer Schools 2020, 1 June to 17 July

ACM India is pleased to announce ACM India Summer Schools 2020, targeted at pre-final year undergraduate or Master's students. Programming Language Analysis and Optimization; Cybersecurity; Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in AI; Algorithms for Big Data and ML; Computer Architecture and Operating Systems; and Natural Language Processing will be covered.

Annual Events

ACM India events and conferences include: Annual Event, IRISS, COMPUTE, CODS-COMAD, and ISEC.

ACM India also co-sponsors conferences held in India, such as the recent FIRE 2019, VLSI 2019, and COMSNETS 2019.

Contact Us

ACM India has an active presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. We encourage our members to participate and contribute on these social media channels to increase awareness of ACM India activities.


Students and Professionals: join ACM India via these links.