ACM India Winter Schools 2020-21

ACM India Online Winter Schools 2020-21

We are pleased to announce "ACM India Online Winter Schools 2020-21." These schools offer self-motivated students in-depth knowledge and exposure to research in advanced technology areas. Each school covers academic and applied research, and is taught by the best-in-class faculty from academia as well as industry. Each day typically comprises lectures as well as tutorial sessions with hands-on problem solving experience. Given the pandemic situation, all the schools will be online and typically during afternoons on the days mentioned.

These schools are targeted at students in the pre-final year of Bachelor's program or higher, unless marked otherwise in the school’s website. Like previous years, we again have one school exclusively for women students.

Here are the Winter Schools planned. More details about each school available via respective school’s website below.

Dates Title Host Institute Industry Sponsor
21 to 31 December Cybersecurity VIT Vellore Cisco India
28 December to 9 January Algorithms for Big Data and ML Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) Chennai Microsoft Research India
4 to 15 January Natural Language Processing (for Women only) DA-IICT Gandhinagar [TBD]
11 to 22 January Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in AI IIT Kharagpur IBM Research India

The applicants have to qualify for the Winter Schools as demonstrated by most of the metrics below:

  • marks/grades in the relevant courses
  • recommendation from mentors (the application needs only some names, the selection committee will contact them if needed)
  • participation in programming or other contests
  • previous internship or research experience
  • any demonstrated self-study experience

Although being an ACM Student Member is not a requirement for applying to these schools, we encourage the applicants to join ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, aimed at advancing computing as a science and a profession.
Student Membership Registration Link

Selected students will be required to pay additional registration fees, INR 750 + GST 135. Registration payment link will be provided only to the selected students.

For the list of accepted candidates click here.