Visioning Workshop

Indo-U.S. Visioning Workshop

Developing a Diverse, Robust AI Workforce

10 - 11 August 2022 | Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


The promise and potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to disrupt and transform society is driving the new Industrial Revolution. From deep learning algorithms for cancer diagnosis, application of machine learning to discover new materials, the use of 3D printers in advanced manufacturing, to intelligent systems with cognition and decision-making abilities, AI tools and technologies are enabling breakthroughs in many fields of science and engineering, leveraging these scientific breakthroughs to enable progress on pressing societal challenges, and fundamentally transforming several sectors of the economy.

As AI tools and technologies become ubiquitous, the demand for individuals with a wide range of technical skills and domain knowledge will continue to increase. The AI workforce includes careers that address all components of the data life cycle from data collection, data analysis, visualization, and modeling, software engineering, to cutting-edge research and development of the next generation of algorithms and intelligent systems. While AI is often viewed as a field within Computer Science, there is an advantage to viewing AI through an interdisciplinary lens, recognizing the role that linguistics, biology, cognitive sciences, psychology, mathematics, and statistics play in the development of new tools and technologies. This holistic view can spur the development of innovative, interdisciplinary programs that train the next generation of researchers and innovators.


The workshop will bring together key stakeholders from both countries, including leading academic institutions, industry, government agencies, and foundations to develop a roadmap for developing a diverse, globally engaged, AI workforce. The workshop will include exemplars of programs in India and the U.S. and breakout sessions for stakeholders to focus on specific aspects of training and program development under four broad themes:

  • AI, Data Science training for Industry 4.0
  • Undergraduate Level AI Program and Curriculum Development
  • Graduate Level Programs – Computer Science focused
  • Graduate Level Programs – Other Engineering / Research focused

“Provocateurs” Session

Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

Director, National Science Foundation

Sandeep Verma

Secretary, Science and Engineering Research Board

Kris Gopalakrishnan

Chairman, Axilor Ventures

Govindan Rangarajan

Director, Indian Institute of Science

Organizing Committee

Nandini Kannan

Executive Director, IUSSTF

N. Dayasindhu

Co-founder and CEO, itihaasa

Krishnan Narayanan

Co-founder & President, itihaasa

Rajesh Sundaresan

Dean of Division of EECS, IISc


Alka Arora

Principal Scientist & Professor(CA)Division of Computer Applications

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI)

Amit A. Nanavati


Ahmedabad University

Amit Apte

Professor and Chair, Data Science


Andrew Thangaraj

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

IIT Madras

Ani Adhikari

Professor, Department of Statistics

University of California, Berkley

Anuj Kapoor

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Marketing

IIM Ahmedabad

Ashwani Sharma

Senior Program Manager

Google Research and Data Commons

B. Chagun Basha

Senior Tech. Specialist

Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser

B. R. Panda

Professor, Biotechnology and Systems Medicine

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Bindu K R

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Chandramani Kishore Singh

Associate Professor, Department of ESE


Chiranjib Bhattacharyya

Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and Automation


D. Manjunath

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

IIT Bombay

Deepak D'Souza

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Automation


Dootika Vats

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics

IIT Kanpur

K V Subrahmanyam

Dean Academic studies

Chennai Mathematical Institute

Karthik Dantu

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Buffalo

Kripabandhu Ghosh

Assistant Professor, Computational and Data Science Department

IISER, Kolkata

Malay Bhattacharyya

Assistant Professor, Machine Intelligence Unit

ISI Kolkata

Manish Srivastava

Chief Technology Officer

eGov Foundation


Professor/ Affliate Professor at UWashinton

IIT Delhi / University of Washington

Mayank Vatsa

Professor, Computer Science Department

IIT Jodhpur

Murali Annavaram

Dean’s Chair Professor, Ming-Hsieh Department of ECE and CS

University of Southern California

Narayanan (CK) C Krishnan

Associate Professor, Department Data Science

IIT Pallakad

Nitesh Chawla

Frank M. Freimann Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

University of Notre Dame

Partha Pratim Talukdar

Staff Research Scientist


P.B. Sujit

Head of Data Science and Engineering Department

IISER, Bhopal

Poonam Goyal

Professor, Department of Computer Science

BITS Pilani

Praveen Pankajakshan

VP Data Science & AI


Rajesh Gupta

Founding Director, Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute

University of California, San Diego

Rakesh Pimplikar

Senior Research Engineer, Data and AI Platforms

IBM Research

Raman Arora

Assistant Professor

Johns Hopkins University

Ratnajit Bhattacharjee

Head, Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial intelligence

IIT Guwahati

Richa Singh

Professor and Head, Computer Science department

IIT Jodhpur

Rohini R Rao

Assistant Professor, Department of Data Science and Computer Applications

Manipal Institute of Technology

Rohini Srivathsa

National Technology Officer


Sashikumaar Ganesan

Professor, Department of Computational and Data Science


Shankar Venkatgiri

Chairperson, Information Systems

IIM Bangalore

Siddharth Chaurasia

Senior Scientist (AI & Machine Learning)


Srijoni Sen

Visiting Assistant Professor

National Law School of India University

Sriram Rajamani

Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director

Microsoft India

Sudarsan P

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

IIT Madras

Sudip Gupta

Associate Professor, Finance at the Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins University

Sumohana Channapayya

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

IIT Hyderabad

Tathagat Varma

VP Strategy


Thirumala Arohi Mamunooru

Senior Vice President & Head, Education, Training & Assessment


V. N. Rajesh

Head and Associate Professor - Data Science & Information Systems at IFMR Graduate School of Business

Krea University

Vandana Janeja

Professor and Chair, Information Systems department

University of Maryland

Vikas Sahni

Ashoka University

Vipin Chaudhary

Department Chair, Computer and Data Sciences Department Kevin J. Kranzusch Professor and Chair

Case Western Reserve University

Yadati Narahari

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Automation


Yogesh K Bhatt

EVP and Business Head


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