2015

Workshop on Computing Curricula :->

The ground realities of India and its CS higher education pose unique challenges. For the past year and half, an effort has been on to develop a model curriculum focused on a few sample courses. These initial efforts have developed the basic framework and noted a number of potential pitfalls in this adaptation process. The key next step is to involve our academia into the process. Towards this end, the current workshop focuses on a hands on approach towards an ACM-IEEE CS2015  style curriculum development that is relevant to the Indian context.

Speakers:


Madhavan Mukund is the Dean of Studies and a professor of Computer Science at Chennai Mathematical Institute, which is a research and education institute in Chennai, India. He is also the President and Member (Executive Council) of Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS)[2] and the President of Association for Computing Machinery India Council). He did his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1986, and his PhD in Computer Science at Aarhus University in Denmark in 1992. His research interests include models for concurrent and distributed systems, formal verification and distributed algorithms.


Abhijat Vichare is a fellow at the Persistent Computing Institute, Persistent Systems Ltd. which is an outreach attempt by Persistent Systems Ltd. aimed at quality teaching and education. He consults on system software like
compilers and OS kernels. He did is Ph.D In Physics from the University of Pune (presently, the SPPU). He has been a senior research scientist at the CRL which did business in HPC. He has worked in the GCC system internals at IIT Bombay, and has been a faculty at the CS Department, University of Pune. He currently applies his industrial as well as academic experience to the problem of designing CS curricula and also researches on teaching and evaluation methodologies

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