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.

Venkatesh Raman

Venkatesh Raman obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and since 1991 he has been at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, where he is currently a Professor. His primary research interests are in the area of data structures and algorithms, in particular in Succinct Data Structures and Parameterized and Exact Algorithms. He has organized or participated in several faculty development programs (FDPs) on Algorithms in institutions all over the country.

He has been serving on the ACM India council since 2016 where he served as Vice-President during 2018–2020 and Secretary/Treasurer during 2020–2022. During these periods, he was on the Steering Committee of COMPUTE, CTiS, and ARCS symposiums, and was part of the Education Committee and Steering Committee of summer/winter schools of ACM India council.

Venkatesh Raman

Heena Timani

ACM-W India Committee Chair Heena Timani was Chair and Founder/Vice-Chair of the ACM Ahmedabad Professional Chapter. She was a member of the ACM-W India Committee from 2017 to 2019 and has been reappointed as Chair for the term July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. She is Director of iAnanya Datalytix Pvt. Ltd. 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
  • ACM India Council

      Venkatesh Raman
    Vice President
      Supratik Chakraborty
    Secretary/ Treasurer
      Meenakshi D'Souza
      Shweta Agrawal
      Ranjita Bhagwan  
      Prateek Jain
      Viraj Kumar  
      Ponnurangam Kumaraguru  
      Sachin Lodha
      Sudip Misra  
      Balaraman Ravindran
      Rijurekha Sen
      Rajeev Shorey
      Yogesh Simmhan  
    Past President
      Jayant Haritsa  
    ACM India Executive Director
      Hemant Pande
    ACM India COO
      Chandrashekhar Sahasrabudhe

Past ACM India Council Members

List of Past ACM India Council Members

ACM India Events

ACM India events and conferences include: Annual Event, ARCS Symposium, ACM-W Workshop, COMPUTE, CODS-COMAD, and ISEC.

ACM India also co-sponsors conferences held in India, such as COMSNETS 2021.

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