About the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award

The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 2011 by ACM India with approval from the ACM Awards Committee. This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in Computer Science and Engineering from a degree-awarding institution based in India for each academic year. The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize of ₹2,00,000. An honorable mention award, if any, is accompanied by a prize of ₹1,00,000. The dissertation(s) will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the founding sponsor of the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award. Please see the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award page for additional information on current and past winners.

Each PhD granting institution based in India can normally nominate 1 student for the award. Institutions that produce more than 10 dissertations in relevant areas per year can nominate 2 students. Each dissertation nominated for the 2019-2020 award must have been defended successfully between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.

Nominations must be received by August 31, 2019 to qualify for consideration of the 2019-2020 award. For full nominations information please visit the Nominations page on ACM's Awards site.

ACM India 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Keerti Choudhary of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has received the ACM India Council's 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award for "Compact and Efficient Fault Tolerant Structures for Directed Graphs." Honorable Mention went to Deepesh Data of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, for "Communication Complexity and Characterization Results in Secure Computation".

2019 ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient Keerti Choudhary and Honorable Mention Deepesh Data