ML in India

Social @ NeurIPS 2021

8-10.30 am IST, Dec 9 = 9.30 pm - midnight EST, Dec 8 = 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm PST, Dec 8


To create awareness about (i) long term career opportunities in ML across academia, research labs, industry, startups, government services etc. in India and (ii) ML challenges with high potential for impact in the Indian context.

Event Link: (requires NeurIPS registration)

Program and Schedule of the Social [Event timings in IST]

8:00 -8:15 AM [15 min]: Welcome and Ice breakers

8:15-9:15 AM [60 min]: Short talks on vision, personal journey, and sector-wise opportunities in India by eminent speakers

9:15-9:45 AM [30 min]: Q & A with speakers

9:45-10:30 AM [50 min]: Informal roundtable discussions on various topics

Other activities:

  • 8:00-10:30 AM: Separate virtual space for free-flowing interaction

  • 9:45 -10:30 AM: Labeled virtual spaces for India-based organizations working on ML technologies

    • Google research, TCS research, Microsoft research, Amazon science, Adobe labs, HPE AI Labs,

    • IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Delhi, Ashoka University

    • Ikigai Labs, ShareChat

Participant and Community Resources


Amit Sharma (Microsoft Research India)

Indrajit Bhattacharya (TCS Research)

Mitesh Khapra (IIT Madras)

Praneeth Netrapalli (Google Research India)

Raj Sharma (Goldman Sachs)

Sandeep Juneja (TIFR)

Shourya Roy (Flipkart Data Science)

Srujana Merugu (Amazon India ML)

Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay)

Upinder Bhalla (NCBS)