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.

ACM India 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Jatin Batra of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has received the ACM India Council's 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award for "Dynamic Programming for Scheduling Problems." Honorable Mention went to K. Venkatesh Emani of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, for "Optimization of Data Access from Imperative Programs using Static Analysis."

2020 ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient Jatin Batra and Honorable Mention recipient K. Venkatesh Emani