About the ACM India Outstanding Contributions in Computing by a Woman Award

The ACM India Outstanding Contributions in Computing by a Woman (OCCW) Award recognizes women professionals who have made fundamental, innovative, impactful contributions to the computing field primarily working in India. The award carries a prize of  ₹7 lakhs (approximately USD $10,000). Financial support for this award is provided by Google.

Nominations were due 14 September 2021. The winner was announced 29 November 2021.

Selection Committee:

  • Neelam Dhawan (Chair) Head, IBM India Advisory Board
  • Sandhya Dwarkadas Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
  • Niloy Ganguly Professor, IIT Kharagpur
  • Geetha Kannan Founder and CEO, Wequity
  • Shwetak Patel, Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor, University of Washington
  • Balaraman Ravindran, Professor, IIT Madras
  • Barbara Ryder, Professor Emerita, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • Gaurav Sharma, Vice President, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software

Previous ACM India OCCW award recipients

ACM India OCCW 2021 Award

Dr. Gargi Dasgupta has received the ACM India Outstanding Contributions in Computing by a Woman Award for 2021.