ACM Workshop on Research opportunities in Computer Science (ROCS)

About the Workshop

The goal of the ACM ROCS workshop is to raise awareness about the research opportunities available in the growing field of computer science broadly and also specifically in the context of the Indian ecosystem. The one-day event will feature talks by leading experts from three tracks: theoretical CS, computing systems, and machine learning. The workshop is supported by the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and AI at IIT Madras.

Registration, Date, and Venue

We invite undergraduate students in their pre-final / final years and postgraduate students from computer science, mathematics and related programs (such as computer engineering, electronics/communication engineering, etc) to apply for participation in the workshop. Interested participants should register using the link: Registration Link

Registration covers lunch and snacks. A participation certificate will be provided to all participants at the end of the event.

Registration Deadline - 17th January, 2024
Date of Workshop: 20th January, 2024
Venue: CS25, Department of CSE, IIT Madras


A tentative schedule of the workshop is given below:
Time Topic Speaker
0900 Registration
1000 – 1015 ACM India’s Research Facilitation Committee Activities Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIITH
1015 – 1030 ROCS: Purpose, Past and Upcoming Events Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIITH
1030 – 1115 Cryptography: the Art of Paradox Shweta Agrawal, IITM
1115- 1130 Tea/Coffee Break
1130- 1145 Data Science at IITM B Ravindran, IITM
1145 – 1230 Computing Systems - Research and Opportunities in India Ayon Chakraborty, IITM
1230 - 1345 Lunch
1345 - 1430 Theoretical CS - Research and Opportunities in India Akanksha Agrawal, IITM
1430- 1445 Compute Science at IITM Krishna Nandivada, IITM
1445 – 1530 Machine Learning - Research and Opportunities in India Arun Rajkumar, IITM
1530 - 1545 Break
1545 - 1630 Responsible and Safe AI Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIITH
1630 - 1700 AMA / Panel discussion
1700 Closing Remarks


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