The three day international symposium ACM COMPUTE Started with an inauguration ceremony and keynote addresses by Dr Anil D Sahasrabudhe, chairman AICTE, Dr Abhiram Ranade, professor, IIT, Bombay; Dr Pankaj Jalote, IIIT, Delhi; in presence of ACM officials and CSE students and faculty from all over the country. The dignitaries were specially awestruck by our industry connect, research, innovation and entrepreneurship eco system. The show-stealers were our extraordinary hospitality, decor, eye for detail and the simplicity of our founders.The crowning glory was the exemplary lab facilities at Tesla Block, our award winning innovations by Dr Panda and Dr Saluja. ACM India in collaboration with Chitkara University organized annual international symposium #COMPUTE 2018 during October 12-14, 2018. Dr. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe (Chairman, AICTE ) was the chief guest and inaugurated COMPUTE 2018 on October 12, 2018. The inauguration ceremony was attended by over 350 delegates comprising of ACM India Council Members, ACM India Chapter Representatives of various institutions all over the country and faculty & students from a large number of institutions. Symposium featured 23 posters presentation on the theme #COMPUTING FOR BETTER BHARAT and 8 invited talks & keynote talks by experts from IIT Bombay, IIIT Delhi, CMI Chennai, TCS Research – to name a few – on the theme Computer Science Curriculum Design including Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessments. Tutorial on ‘Blockchain Technology’ was organized by Infosys for the students and a tutorial on ‘How to teach IoT system design’ was conducted for faculty by GT Silicon Pvt. Ltd. ACM Chapters’ Summit was held where institutions that are running ACM Chapters were given opportunity to showcase.
UIET, Panjab University won the First Prize for their poster entitled – ‘Automatic Triggering of Acoustic Sensing by Human Activity Recognition using Accelerometer’; Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Kerala won the second prize for ‘SignDict – Mobile based ISL learning tool’ and poster entitled ‘Classification of Pluripotent Genes using Machine Learning Techniques’ submitted jointly by IIIT Bhubaneswar and NIT Rourkela won the third prize. These three winning also bagged the cash prizes for INR25,000, INR 15,000 and INR 10,000 respectively.