Keynote Speaker

Dr. Shweta Agrawal

Dr. Shweta Agrawal is an associate professor at the Computer Science and Engineering department, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She earned her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, and did her postdoctoral work at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her area of research is cryptography and information security, with a focus on post quantum cryptography.

She has won multiple awards and honours such as the Swarnajayanti award, the ACM India award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing by a Woman, a best paper award at Eurocrypt, best reviewer awards for Asiacrypt and CCS, invited speaker at prestigious conferences like Asiacrypt, Latincrypt and “Women in Mathematics” and program co-chair for the flagship conference Asiacrypt.

Dr. Shweta Agrawal

Associate Professor, IIT Madras

Ms. Tanuja Ganu

Tanuja Ganu is Principal Research Engineering Manager at Microsoft Research, India. She currently leads the efforts at the Center for Societal Impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI). She is extremely passionate about the use of technology for inclusion and empowerment. Her work focuses on creating, nurturing and deploying AI technologies that will have a large scale impact on society.

Prior to this, Tanuja was the Co-Founder and CTO of DataGlen Technologies, a B2B sustainability startup that focuses on achieving decarbonization and rapid adoption of distributed and renewable energy resources using IoT & Machine Learning technologies. Earlier, she has worked as Research Engineer at IBM Research, India. Tanuja has been recognized as MIT Technology Review’s Innovator Under 35 (MIT TR 35) in 2014 and IEEE Bangalore Woman Technologist of the Year in 2018. Tanuja holds a Masters in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Ms. Tanuja Ganu

Principal Research SDE Manager Microsoft Research

Dr. Richa Singh

Richa Singh received her Ph.D. degree in computer science from West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA, in 2008. She is currently a Professor and Head at Department of CSE, IIT Jodhpur.

Her areas of interest are pattern recognition, machine learning, and biometrics. She is a Fellow of IEEE, IAPR and AAIA, and a Senior Member of ACM. She was a recipient of the Kusum and Mohandas Pai Faculty Research Fellowship at the IIIT-Delhi, the FAST Award by the Department of Science and Technology, India, and several best paper and best poster awards in international conferences. She has co-edited the book Deep Learning in Biometrics and has delivered keynote talks/tutorials on deep learning, trusted AI, and domain adaptation in NVIDIA GTC 2021, BIOSIG2021, ICCV 2017, AFGR 2017, and IJCNN 2017. She is/was served as the Program Co-Chair of CVPR2022, ICMI2022, IJCB2020, AFGR2019 and BTAS 2016, a General Co-Chair of FG 2021 and ISBA 2017, and Vice President Publications of IEEE Biometrics Council. She is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of Pattern Recognition.

Dr. Richa Singh

Professor and Head at Department of CSE, IIT-Jodhpur

Panel Discussion on

“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – The journey till now and way forward”

Dr. Renuka Sindhgatta


IBM Research India

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Dr. Varsha Apte

Panel Member

Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering IIT Bombay

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Dr. Hema Murthy

Panel Member

Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering IIT Madras

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Dr. Tulika Mitra

Panel Member

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Prof. Meena Mahajan

Panel Member

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  • 09.45 AM to 10.00 AM

    Welcome by Host Institute

    Welcome address by ACM-W India Chair

    Dr. Monika Bhatnagar

    Dr. Heena Timani
    (Chair, ACM – W India, Co-Founder and Director, iAnanya Datalytix Pvt. Ltd)

  • 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM

    Dr.Shweta Agrawal,
    Associate Professor,
    IIT Madras

  • 11.00 AM to 11.30 AM

    Tea Break

  • 11.30 AM to 1 PM

    Panel Discussion – “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – The journey till now and way forward”

  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

    Lunch Break

  • 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

    Ms.Tanuja Ganu,
    Principal Research
    SDE Manager

  • 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

    Dr. Richa Singh
    Professor IIT-Jodhpur

  • 4.00 pm – 4.10 pm

    Vote of Thanks

    Dr. Monika Bhatnagar

Institutional Partners

Organizing Committee

Dr. Heena Timani

Chair, ACM – W India

Co-Founder and Director, iAnanya Datalytix Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Chitra Babu

ACM W Council Member

Professor, CSE Dept at SSN College of Engineering

Dr. Rutvi Shah

ACM W Council Member (Treasurer)

Assistant Professor, Chimanbhai Patel Institute of Computer Applications

Dr. Monika Bhatnagar

HOD, CSE-Data Science

Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal

Ms. Preeti Dixit

Assistant Professor, CSE-Data Science

Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal

Ms. Rituranjani Singh

Assistant Professor, CS-AIML

Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal

Ms. Swati Pandey

Assistant Professor, IT

Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal


About OIST

The Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, at Bhopal was established in the year 1995. Being the trailblazer among the self- financed Technical Educational Institutes of Central India, its founder Dr KL Thakral, worked meticulously with a team of dedicated personnel, to realize its holistic vision. The Institute is approved by AICTE, N. Delhi & Govt. of India and affiliated to RGPV Bhopal.

For the last two & a half decades, the Institute inspires awe in the society, with its rich blend of old & modern infrastructure, veteran & young faculty, academic & extracurricular activities, research & industry focus, with laurels brought forth by its resourceful alumni with startup ventures, aspiring to be unicorns. Many have received funds and recognition from government sector and are hiring Oriental pass out graduates. The professional stint of alumni in the MNCs, public sector and armed forces, has given them top notch positions, putting the Institute on a global map.

The Institute of late, has renewed accreditation for all its major courses, and brought in curricular renovation with courses on Computer Science & Business Systems, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and Data Sciences. The quality is assured at all levels by apt Institutional governance and Quality Assurance Cell. Our USP is the student base, which stands out with a vibrant Student Activity Council that works round the year, conducting events of all nature. The students learn leadership and many traits alongside, to support them on job and in life.

Nestled in the beautiful city of lakes Bhopal, OIST is just few kilometers from Airport, Railway station and Bus stand- an ideal place to hold conference, wherein Academia and Researchers would get a new dimension with the International ACM Conference.

How to Reach Bhopal

Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, known for its various natural as well as artificial lakes. Bhopal, also referred to as the ‘city of lakes’, is situated in- between two man-made lakes.

The city also boasts of major educational and research institutions like IIFM, NLIU, IIIT, IIHM, MANIT, BHEL, IISER and AMPRI.

The city has been selected as one of the first 20 Indian cities to be developed as a Smart City under the PM’s flagship Smart Cities Mission. Some of the main tourist attractions of the city are Upper Lake, Badi Jheel Lake, Van Vihar National Park, Lakshmi Narayana Temple and Gohar Mahal. Being an important travel destination, Bhopal is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail.

How to reach Bhopal by Air

Bhopal Airport is well connected with rest of the major cities and towns such as Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi etc. The Raja Bhoj Airport is located at a distance of approx 22 km from the OIST Bhopal. Tourists may hire a taxi or a cab from the airport to reach the place smoothly.

How to Reach Bhopal by Rail

Bhopal is best connected by train on the central and southern railways. You can easily get regular trains to Bhopal from other major cities of the country. It is well connected with trains from Mumbai, Bangalore to Delhi, Trivandrum etc. The Rani Habibganj railway station (Station Code: RKMP), is 12 kms & Bhopal railway station (Station Code: BPL), is 11 kms away from OIST Bhopal. The Rani Kamalapati Railway Station has been designed and built with the ultra-modern amenities like large covered parking area, 24X7 power backup, drinking water, air-conditioned lobby, offices, shops, high speed escalator, lift, anchor stores, automobile showrooms, convention centre, hotels, super specialty hospital, etc.

How to Reach Bhopal by Road

Regular state run and private bus services connect Bhopal to Ahmedabad, Kota, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Shirdi, Pune, Jaipur, Amravati, Vadodara, Surat and Nashik.

Bhopal is well connected with Bus service from Bhopal Transportation and Local transportation.


You can get direct bus no-311 at Alpana talkies circle ( near to the exit of
platform no 6) from Bhopal Railway Station to Oriental bus stop, Patel Nagar
Raisen Road

You can get direct bus no-307 from Ranikamlapati Railway Station(at the exit of
platform no 1) to Oriental bus stop, Patel Nagar Raisen Road

You can also opt for common Tata Magic taxi from Platform no 1 or Platform no 6
of Bhopal Railway Station, they will take you to Anand Nagar and from there
another taxi/Auto will drop you at the venue

You can also opt for common Tata Magic taxi from Platform no 1 of
Ranikamlapati Railway Station, they will take you to Piplani BHEL and from there
another taxi/Auto will drop you at the venue

You may also use Ola, Uber to reach to Oriental Institute of Science and
Technology, Patel Nagar, Raisen Road Bhopal. It will be a convenient and easy
mode of transport. However they may charge much as compared to Public

Bhopal Tourism Information

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya – National Museum of Mankind : 1-2 hrs

Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum: 1-2 hrs

Archeological museum: 1-2 hrs

Lakshmi Narayana Temple and Birla Museum: 1-2 hrs

Van Vihar National Park: 2-3 hrs

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka: 3-4 hrs

Upper Lake ( will have dinner on 10th)

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi: 4-5 hrs

Bhopal Tourism Link