Events ACM , IIIT Allahabad

Skype Session with Prof. Dan Alistarh

Dr. Dan Alistarh, Assisstant Professor at IST Austria, will deliver a talk on Population Protocols in Distributed Systems over Skype. This session will be held in Board Room (Admin Block) on 25th April, 2018 (Wednesday) at 12:00pm. Dr. Dan's research focuses on concurrent data structures and distributed algorithms, and spans from algorithms and lower bounds, to practical implementations. We thank him for taking out his time for this crucial session for students interested in Distributed Systems.

  • Prof. Dan Alistarh
Board Room (Admin Audi)
25th April, 2018
12:00 PM - 13:00 PM

GraphQL (Formal Talk)

Introductory: An introduction to graphql, its benefits and uses etc. GraphQL is a query language for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for your data. GraphQL isn't tied to any specific database or storage engine and is instead backed by your existing code and data

Key Points
  • GraphQL
  • GitHub GraphQL API Demo
  • Chaitanya Yadav
5006 CC3
8th April, 2018
6 PM

Busting the myths of internships and mini-projects(Orientation for sophomores)

Explanation and interactive event: Clarifying to 1st Year and 2nd year students the proper approach to prepare for internships, how to choose a field for themselves early on and the correct way to choose mini-projects.

Key Points
  • How to spend the summer to prepare for internships
  • What are the current state-of-the-art research prospects
  • How and where to apply for research internships
  • How to choose mini-projects
  • Faheem Zunjani
  • Aditya Dewan
  • Ayan Sheikh
  • Akshat Aggarwal
  • Priyanshu Kumar
5006 CC3
7th April,2018
4 PM

ACM Distinguished Program

Parija comes with over 20 years of experience in the field of technology and research. In his current role, he leads a team of researchers in developing innovative cognitive technologies for IBM's services and solutions offerings as well as addressing the unique issues faced by customers in the region. Parija has been on the current role since September 2007, prior to which he was a Research Staff Member in the Mathematical Sciences department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York, where he managed several business analytics and optimization projects centering around business decision-making under uncertainty. Dr. Parija joined IBM in 1994 after obtaining a doctorate in Industrial Engineering (with a specialization in Operations Research) from the Texas A&M University. Over the course of his research career, he has worked on several applied areas including production capacity planning, asset-liability management, corporate learning resources management, infrastructure lease structuring, strategic budgeting for disaster management resources, and most recently, cognitive talent (and skills) management. Parija has been very active in the academic research community. He has more than 50 journal/conference papers, and over 15 US patents granted.

Dr. Gyana will be speaking about the latest technology trends in industry, on 17th March. On 18th March he will delivering talk on one of the active projects (i.e. Collaborative Cognition) at IBM Research Lab. Students who are interested to pursue a career in Industry, would certainly like to know more by attending this talk. The exact details of the talks are as follows:
(March 17, 2018) -- Title: On A, B, and C of [Information] Technologies: A Tale of 3 ET's
(March 18, 2018) -- Title: Cogniculture: Collaborative Cognition in Social Machines

Code Red

This a team based competition comprising of at most 3 members per team. It had two rounds at the end of which top performing teams will be awarded with prizes. Rules for the contest will be similar to ACM-ICPC.

First round: We conducted the online coding round on online coding platform CodeChef. This contest was a 5 hour long. The contest had 6 problems. Based on the rank list,top 40 out of 902 registerd teams have been invited for the final onsite round. First round was held on 17th Feb 2018. Contest Link :
Second round: It was the final round which was conducted during Aparoksha at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad on 17th March 2018. It was be a 5 hour long contest having 10 problems. Based on the rank list,top performers were given prizes and goodies.


Main Audi


Team Name Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Institute
KarmaShivam TanayVagesh VermaAbhijeet JhaMnnit Allahbaad
datuhcPratik Parwal Chinmay Pani Abhinandan Agarwal Mnnit Allahbaad
vsp4_team Vikram Singh Panwar Chinmay Pani Abhinandan Agarwal University School of Information Technology
Rusted_Maniacs Anshal Dwivedi Nilotpal Mrinal Sanjeev Kumar Singh MNNIT Allahabad
notice me senpai satyarth saurabh vaibhav IIIT Allahabad
THE_HUMAN Utkarsh Gupta Harsh Gupta Somya Verma IIIT Allahabad
Revenix Gvs Akhil IIT Indore
StrokinThreesOnSmokinTrees Priyanshu Kumar Ayan Sheikh Rohan Kumar Nayak IIIT Allahabad

Inaugral Ceremony

The ACM Student Chapter of IIIT Allahabad is happy to announce the inauguration of the chapter, on 9th February, 2018.

Prof. Sandeep Shukla will join us for the event and deliver a talk on Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures: A Case for a Schizoid Design Approach. He is a Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor at IIT Kanpur. Prof. Shukla has pursued his masters and doctoral studies from State University of New York at Albany. His research interests include Formal methods, Formal verification and its use in system design, Concurrency analysis, Embedded systems design and co-design, Software engineering for embedded systems, Distributed object technology and its application in embedded systems design.
Following are the details of the event:
Time: 9:30am Date: 9th February, 2018 Venue: Admin Auditorium

We cordially invite you all to join us for the inaugural ceremony and mark the start of the chapter with full vigor.

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