On the lines of ACM Distinguished Speaker and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer programs, Computer Society of India (CSI) has unveiled its Distinguished Speaker program. CSI has recognized 50 distinguished speakers from among its membership base of over 200,000 all over India and abroad. The services of these speakers are made available to over 500+ colleges and universities in India with CSI student branches. Mr. Prashant R. Nair, Vice-Chairman and Dr. Shriram K. Vasudevan, Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), both from the department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore have been recognized as CSI Distinguished speakers. The speakers have been drawn from premier institutions in academia, research and industry such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Defence Institute Advanced Technology (DIAT), VIT Vellore, NIT Trichy, Thapar University, Nirma University, etc. More details are available here.
About Computer Society of India
The Computer Society of India (CSI) is India's first and largest professional body for IT professionals with over 2 lakh members all over India and abroad. Formed in 1965, CSI was instrumental in mentoring the Indian IT industry during its formative years and also launched the first training, certification and human resource development programmes in computing in India. CSI represents India in various international bodies like UNESCO, IFIP, SEARCC and ICANN.
The Computer Society of India (CSI) has set up Special Interest Groups (SIG) to promote activities and research in a few focused areas like e-governance, Cyber Security, Green IT, FOSS, Artificial Intelligence, etc. Various initiatives for the academic and research communities include publishing of world-class computer science journals including CSI Transactions on ICT published by Springer. Another initiative is the National e-governance awards, into its eleventh year, which are presented to government departments at national and state level for IT usage for delivery of services to citizens.