ACM India PhD Clinic

ACM India PhD Clinic

ACM India’s PhD Clinic was launched in Sept 2020, facilitates CS PhD students from all over the country to obtain inputs and advice from diverse expert mentors located in premier academic institutions and industry. The PhD Clinic has been very successful in helping students, with some representative feedback from students:

"The way she answered the questions was so good! She shared personal experiences as well and that made me connect to her."
"He guided me in such a nice way about how to find a research topic, what areas can be there and how I should align my research in a proper manner."

More details of the ACM India PhD Clinic program can be found here. Do not register using ACM India page.

In this year’s Young Researchers’ Symposium(YRS) forum, we will be having Clinic sessions for PhD students and young researchers. Selected students will get travel support to attend the conference and to interact 1-n-1 with below listed mentors. It is mandatory to attend all days of the conference and the Clinic sessions for students who are getting supported by the conference.


  • Prof. Vineeth Balasubramanian - Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Explainable AI - IIT Hyderabad
  • Prof. Soma Biswas - Computer Vision. Deep Learning, Multi-modal learning - IISc
  • Mr. Janardhan Rao Doppa - AI, Machine Learning, Sequential Decision-Making, Sustainability Applications - Washington State University, USA
  • Ms. Tanuja Ganu - Cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence - Microsoft Research
  • Prof. Manas Gaur – Knowledge Graphs, Natural Language Processing – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • Prof. Jayant Haritsa - Design, Implementation and Testing of Database Engine Components - IISc
  • Prof. Preethi Jyothi - Automatic speech recognition, Machine learning as applied to speech - IIT Bombay
  • Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru "PK" - NLP, LegalNLP, Code-Mixing, Responsible AI, Social Network Analysis - IIIT Hyderabad
  • Prof. Ashutosh Modi - Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence - IIT Kanpur
  • Prof. Partha Pratim Talukdar - Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Multilingual learning - IISc/ Google


Interested students can apply here


Registration form open: September 15, 2023
Registration close: October 15, 2023
PhD Clinic accepted students notification: October 29, 2023
Confirmation by students to attend PhD Clinic: November 7, 2023
Clinic sessions:January 5-7, 2024