April – July 2020

Kudos

April – July 2020

US Patent granted to our faculty member Prof. V. Ramasubramanian. “Raw speech speaker-recognition”, Patent No. US 10,706,857 B1, USPTO, Joint ownership with Kaizen Secure Voiz, Inc (Edison, NJ, US).

Balaji Parthasarathy and Preeti Mudliar have been awarded €13,550 by the Mobile World Capital Foundation, Barcelona, for a study titled, “Gender, professionalization, and digital platforms: The case of beauticians in India.” The study will run from June 2020 to December 2020. It will explore the livelihoods of female beauticians on digital platforms that offer on-demand services through apps, and how the notion of professionalization is understood and embodied in online beauty work.

The paper titled “Time Matters: Flexi-time and women’s retention in the 24/7 workplace” by Ph.D. student Oindrila Matilal (under the supervision of Professor Janaki Srinivasan) awarded the David B. Martin Best Paper Award at the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Siegen, Germany, June 13-17, 2020.

The European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) published an interview with Oindrila on their website. In the interview, she talks about the exploratory paper for which she won the award.

The Interview can be accessed here: https://www.eusset.eu/awards/david-b-martin-best-paper-award/2020-david-b-martin-award-interview/

Aditya Sheth, IMTech 2018 student is placed in the top 1000 competitors of Code Jam Round 2, and has qualified for the 3rd round scheduled in the first week of June. Adithya cleared five stages including 3 rounds in stage 1, a qualifying round, and Round 2.

Rahul Mohandas (IIITB alumnus) and his friend Vishal Desai have launched a new website for helping new entrepreneurs with Product Leadership, Mentoring, Workshops and Training. We wish them all the best.

Check out the new website:
www.weareproduct.com

Nikitha A.N (IMT2018051) was selected as Google Women Techmakers Scholar 2020 (Asia Pacific Region) through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program). Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders.

She was one among the select few awardees of the scholarship in the APAC regions, which recognizes female undergrads (year 1 and year 2) for their passion for technology, demonstrated leadership and academic background.

Nikitha A.N (IMT2018051) was selected as Google Women Techmakers Scholar 2020 (Asia Pacific Region) through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program). Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders.

She was one among the select few awardees of the scholarship in the APAC regions, which recognizes female undergrads (year 1 and year 2) for their passion for technology, demonstrated leadership and academic background.

The scholarship program includes an academic grant of 1000 USD, a virtual retreat and an opportunity to network with some amazing women! 

Congratulations Dr. Sunil Kumar Vuppala.

Our Alumnus Dr. Sunil Kumar Vuppala is appointed as “ACM Distinguished Speaker” (Talks by Technology Leaders, Innovators and International Thought Leaders).

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sunilvuppala_acm-acm-speaker-activity-6687007853494063104-c4q5

We are proud of you. All the best for your new role!

Dr. Sunil Kumar Vuppala, IIITB Alumnus is the winner of the “Technical Role Model – (Emerging Technology – AI & Big data analytics)” award category in Zinnov awards 2020. We wish him great success in his future endeavors.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunilvuppala/

Prof. S. Sadagopan, Director, IIITB received “Distiguished alumnus Award” from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai in the 225th year celebrations (March 29, 2020). Congratulations!

About IIITB

The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore is a technical and research university in Bangalore, India. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry under a public-private partnership model.

For more details: Visit www.iiitb.ac.in