ACM India Eminent Speaker Program

The ACM India Eminent Speaker Program (ESP) provides local ACM Professional and Student chapters in India with direct access to top technology leaders and innovators who will give talks on issues that are important to the computing community.

Below is a list of available speakers. Please visit the Guidelines for Speakers and Guidelines for Chapters pages for information on the procedure.

  1. Aditya Abhyankar, Dean, University of Pune
    Talk 1: Research—Why, How and When?
    Talk 2: Towards Kernel Development in Machine Learning
    Talk 3: Wavelets—Trends and Tides
  2. Suparna Bhattacharya, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
    Talk 1: Bridging Lilliput and Brobdingnag—How the Linux kernel has sustained diversity without giving up on efficiency
    Talk 2: Software Bloat, Lost Throughput and Wasted Joules
    Talk 3: Shaping software for the persistent memory era and other research problems at the NVM frontline
    Talk 4: Big data analytics: When will system software catch up?
  3. Sridhar Chimalakonda, Assistant Professor, IIT Tirupati
    Talk 1: What Is Software Engineering Anyway? Reflections on 50 Years of Software Engineering and the Road Ahead!
    Talk 2: @TheCrossroads of AI for SE and SE for AI—What's Happening and Where Are We Going?
    Talk 3: On Computing Education for 1.3 Billion Learners—Quality, Scale and Variety
    Talk 4: The Lasting Contributions of Computing—Past, Present and Future
  4. Monish Darda, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Icertis
    Talk 1: The Ethics of AI: Musk versus Bezos
  5. Ajay Deshpande, Senior Director, Icertis
    Talk 1: SMAC Technologies and the Future
    Talk 2: The Evolution of Modern Web Applications
  6. Rahul Johari, Assistant Professor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
    Talk 1: Unblocking the Blocks in Blockchain Technology: Concept and Simulation, Using MHRD-IIT BlockChain Virtual Lab
    Talk 2: STEM: Secure Transmission of Encrypted Message in IoT
    Talk 3: MiCEF (Mist, IOT, Cloud, Edge and Fog) Computing: With Hands-on Simulation Using CloudSim Simulator
    Talk 4: BLAST: BLockchain Algorithm for Secure Transaction: With Hands-on Simulation Using Java Programming Language on ECLIPSE IDE
    Talk 5: Routing in SHIP Network with Hands-on Simulation Using Java-based ONE Simulator
  7. Sachindra Joshi, Senior Technical Staff Member and Manager, IBM Research - India
    Talk 1: Bridging the Gap: Industrial Dialog Framework vs Deep Learning-based Dialog Systems
    Talk 2: Chat Is the New UI: Building Conversational Systems
    Talk 3: AI for Customer Care
  8. Navin Kabra, CTO,
    Talk 1: Which Programming Language Should You Learn and Why
    Talk 2: MS, MBA, or Job: Planning Your Career
    Talk 3: The Difference between Student Programmers and Professional Programmers
  9. Pandurang Kamat, CTO, Research and Innovation, Persistent Systems Ltd.
    Talk 1: Self-Sovereign Identity—The Future of Identity and Credentialing
    Talk 2: “Can’t be Evil”—Building the Decentralized Web
  10. Neeran M. Karnik, Principal Architect, Tarana Wireless
    Talk 1: Hints for Computer System Design
    Talk 2: CricInfo—A Tech History
    Talk 3: Cloud-Native Computing
  11. Ravi Kothari, Chief Data Scientist, Icertis
    Talk 1: Generative Models
    Talk 2: Graph Neural Networks
  12. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru ("PK"), Professor, IIIT Delhi
    Talk 1: Data Science for Social Good
    Talk 2: Privacy and Security in Online Social Media (PSOSM)
    Talk 3: Social Computing for Medicine
  13. Sachin Lodha, Principal Scientist, TCS
    Talk 1: Fun with Algorithms
    Talk 2: Privacy—Challenges and Opportunities
  14. Meena Mahajan, Professor, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, HBNI, Chennai
    Talk 1: Compute, Compute, Compute—How Hard Can It Get?
    Talk 2: The Complexity of Formal Proofs
    Talk 3: Depth-2 Threshold Circuits
  15. Madhavan Mukund, Professor and Dean of Studies, Chennai Mathematical Institute
    Talk 1: Automata and Program Verification
    Talk 2: Concurrent Programming: Old Problems, New Challenges
  16. Prashant R. Nair, Associate Professor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University
    Talk 1: How to Prepare for International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)?
    Talk 2: How to Win a Hackathon?
    Talk 3: Building Blocks of AI, ML & Data Science
    Talk 4: Internet of Everything (IoE): Rise of the Machines
    Talk 5: 5G & Beyond
  17. Mukta Paliwal, Technical Expert (Data Science), Persistent Systems
    Talk 1: AI/ML Trends from Industry
    Talk 2: Supervised/Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithms Using Python or R
    Talk 3: Analytics in Industry: Few Insights on Role of Analytics in Smart City Development
  18. R. Ramanujam, Professor, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
    Talk 1: Why should we learn logic, and why should we learn logic?
    Talk 2: Game theory for the internet age
    Talk 3: Does she know that I know that she does not know P?
  19. Y. Raghu Babu Reddy, Associate Professor, IIIT Hyderabad
    Talk 1: Are You a Software Engineer? Or Is It Just Your Designation?
    Talk 2: Model Driven Development with UML 2.x: Challenges and Opportunities
    Talk 3: Success Factors for Websites: Usability and Credibility
  20. Kaarthik Sivakumar, Principal Engineer, Cisco
    Talk 1: Security and Trust
  21. R. Venkateswaran, Senior Vice President, Persistent Systems Ltd., Pune
    Talk 1: Evolution of Internet: The Past, Present and Future
    Talk 2: Technology Trends – A Perspective
    Talk 3: How to Write a Good Research Paper
  22. Abhijat Vichare, Consultant
    Talk 1: An Introduction to GCC Internals
    Talk 2: Alternate Models of Computation
    Talk 3: A Novel Way to Teach Operating Systems
    Talk 4: Mathematical Modeling in Computer Science

Distinguished Speaker Program

The list of India-based speakers who are part of ACM's Distinguished Speaker Program is available on the DSP site. ACM India chapters, conferences, academic institutions and industry organizations may also invite them directly using the DSP invitation criteria and workflow by following the individual speaker's link accessible from there.