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 are due 31 August 2020 at 11 PM IST. The winner will be announced 31 December 2020.

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