TCS-IITM Computer Science and Engineering Colloquium Series

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has sponsored a Colloquium Series in the Dept. of CSE from IIT Madras, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The sponsorship amount is 5 Lakhs. The program will support at least 12 seminar speakers in 2018-2019. The speakers will be selected from eminent researchers in Computer Science and Engineering, from India and abroad. The TCS funding will cover airfare for travel within India for the speakers, local hospitality and other incidental expenses. The series was inaugurated on Jan. 25, 2018 with a seminar talk by Dr. Kannan Govindarajan (ServiceNow Inc., Santa Clara, USA). For questions about the program, please contact and


  1. Network problems and model interpretability in Social Cyber-Physical Systems - Ramayya Krishnan, Cooper Professor of Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University - Fri, Sep 6, 4:00 PM @ AM Turing Hall (BSB 361).
  2. The polymorphic gateway between structure and algorithms: Constraint Satisfaction and Beyond - Venkatesan Guruswami (Carnegie Mellon University) - Tue, Mar 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ A M Turing Hall (BSB 361).
  3. Parametric Shortest Paths in Planar Graphs - Jaikumar Radhakrishnan (Tata Institue of Fundamental Research) - Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Aryabhatta Hall (CSB25).
  4. AI for Social Good: Decision aids for Countering Terrorism, Extinction, Homelessness - Milind Tambe (University of Southern California) - Wed, Oct 3, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Aryabhatta Hall (CSB25).
  5. Scalable Data Analytics: The Role of Stratified Data Sharding - Srinivasan Parthasarathy (Ohio State University) - Tue, 14 Aug, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Aryabhatta Hall (CSB25).
  6. Learning about Cancer from Images and Text - Regina Barzilay (MIT, USA) - Thu, 19 Apr, 2018 4:00 PM @ Aryabhatta Hall (CSB 25).
  7. Blockchains Untangled: Public, Private, Smart Contracts, Applications, Issues - C. Mohan (IBM Almaden Research Center) - Tue, 27 Mar, 2018 4:00 PM @ Aryabhatta Hall (CSB 25)
  8. Imagination Machines : A New Challenge to Artificial Intelligence - Sridhar Mahadevan (University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)) - Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 4:30 PM @ Aryabhatta Hall (CSB 25).
  9. Challenges in Engineering Scalable AI/ML solutions for Enterprise SaaS Applications - Kannan Govindarajan (ServiceNow Inc.) - Thu, 25 Jan, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Aryabhatta Hall

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