The session would start at 9:00 AM each day at Gargi Auditorium.


7th March

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 9:20 Opening
   Network Science - Session Chair: Niloy Ganguly
9:20 - 10:05 Krishna Gummadi, Max Planck Institute-SWS
Real-Time Census Using Social Media.
Bias in Perception of Truth in News Stories and their Implications for Fact Checking
10:05 - 10:30 Sudeshna Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur
Detection of Rare events.
   Applications - Session Chair: Animesh Mukherjee
11:00 - 11:45 Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame
Networking the Digital Earth for Rescuing our Coastal Areas
11:45 - 12:30 Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep, The World Bank
Visualizing and accessing the digital earth at your fingertips
12:30 - 12:45 Tanay Mehta, Northeastern University
Resilience and the coevolution of networks
Lunch + Poster
   Applications - Session Chair: Soumya Kanti Ghosh
2:00 - 2:45 Ronita Bardhan, IIT Bombay
Visualizing urban spaces from spaces: decoding the digital earth
2:45 - 3:30 NL Sarda, IIT Bombay
Geospatial modelling and algorithms for evacuation planning
   Sustanability - Session Chair - Ravi Sundaram
3:45 - 4:00 Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur
Post disaster management using social media
4:00 - 4:15 Shashank Konduri, Northeastern University
Robustness of interconnected ecological networks
4:15 - 4:40 Raja Chowdhury, IIT Roorkee
Sustainability Assessment a data intensive approach

8th March

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
   Resilience - Session Chair - Bivas Mitra
9:00 - 9:45 Ravi Sundaram, Northeastern University
Entity Classification for a Secure Networked Digital Earth
9:45 - 10:30 Auroop Ganguly, Northeastern University
The Networked Digital Earth for Climate Change Impacts on Coupled Natural-Built-Human Systems
   Public Health - Session Chair - Bharath H Aithal
11:00 - 11:45 Anil Vullikanti, Virginia Tech
Controlling disease outbreaks in a connected world
11:45 - 12:10 Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur
Exaggerations in health research news: From universities to sub-disciplines, to print and social media
12:10 - 12:40 Pradipta Maji, ISI Kolkata
Usage of Machine Learning in cancer diagnosis and prognosis
Lunch + Poster
   Water - Session Chair – Abhijit Mukherjee
2:00 - 2:45 Gede Sedana, Dwijendra University, Indonesia
Management of the traditional irrigation system toward the climate change:
Case of rice farming development in Bali province-Indonesia
2:45 - 3:00 Dhrubajyoti Sen, IIT Kharagpur
Sensor networks – Applications to urban floods
3:00 - 3:15 Udit Bhatia, Northeastern University
Evolving risk profiles and resilience of built-natural systems
3:30 - 4:30 Panel - Big Data in Public Health
Moderator: Shamik Sural
Subrata Roychowdhury, Microsoft
Subir Roy, IotMize, USA
Avik Ghose, TCS, Innovation
Anil Vullikanti, Virginia Tech
6:00 - Cultural Program and Banquet Dinner

9th March

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
   Urban - Session Chair – Bhargav Mitra
9:00 - 9:45 Archan Misra, Singapore Management University
Fusing Urban Mobility & Social Media for Human-Centric ‘Smart City’ Insights
9:45 - 10:30 Sayan Ranu, IIT Delhi
Route Recommendations for Idle Taxi Drivers: Find Me the Shortest Route to a Customer
10:30 - 11:00 Niloy Ganguly, IIT Kharagpur
Alleviating Travel Uncertainty Of Daily Commuters
   Water - Session Chair – Auroop Ganguly
11:30 - 12:15 Amarjit Singh, Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Water sector in India - challenges and prospects
12:15 - 12:30 Abhijit Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur
Application of data analyses and assimilation in delineating groundwater scenarios of India
12:30 - 12:55 Dipankar Saha,Member (Administration) (Retd.), Central Ground Water Board
State of Ground-water in India
12:55 - 1:10 Arun Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur
The Study of Bay of Bengal Using high resolution regional ocean modeling system (ROMS)
Lunch + Visit to Nehru Museum


Subrata Roychowdhury is Engineering Manager for DICE team at Microsoft Hyderabad. He is focused on creating highly scalable products for Skilling, Healthcare and Agriculture. Subrata has over 15 years of industry experience building out high performance teams at Bing, Skype and Live Meeting. He holds 10 patents across a diverse set of areas. Subrata is Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and MBA from IIM Kolkata.

Subir Chandra Ray, Founder & CEO of IoTimize LLC, California, USA which focusses on providing affordable healthcare to the last Indian population. He has 24+ years of software development and management experience. Before founding Iotimize, he was Senior Director Engineering at Atrenta Inc. Two US patents are awarded to Mr. Ray for SoC (System on Chip) flow (bottom-up & top-down) that significantly reduces analysis time of very large SoCs. The complete solution was conceptualized, architected, designed and developed from grounds up and successfully deployed at leading semiconductor companies' production flow.

Avik Ghose received his M.Sc. In the year 1999. He has more than 17 years of experience in embedded systems, middleware and protocol design. He has worked on an array of embedded devices and platforms. He is currently employed at TCS Research and Innovation. His passion is to research on human sensing for wellness and behviour modelling. He has more than 15 papers published in this subject and also has several granted patents in the field.

Anil Kumar S. Vullikanti is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. He received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, and a Technical Staff Member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests are in the broad areas of approximation and randomized algorithms, dynamical systems, wireless networks, social networks, computation epidemiology and the modeling, simulation and analysis of socio-technical systems. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the DOE Early Career award.

A cultural program would be organized on March 8th, with Mrityunjoy Mukherjee and Pt. Arup Chattopadhyay as the guest artists.

Mrityunjoy Mukherjee

Mrityunjoy ranks as one of the most distinguished musicians in the country today and probably a great exponent of Indian wood wind instruments, the bansuri. In his hands this humble Indian flute brings to life the divine music of Lord Krishna. Mrityunjoy's nimble fingers and his incredible breath control work in unison to exquisite melodic phrases. There is a mystical element in his melody which in turn creates a mood of spiritual awareness amongst the listeners.

After years of restless Sadhna under legendary gurus as Prof. Deboprasad Banerjee and Pt. Shyamal Chatterjee. At present he is a disciple of Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Under these gurus talim (training) he has molded his creative expression to impart the art of woodwind a dimension that has transformed it into an ethereal treat of fine arts. Thus, in his dextrous hands, the flute emerges from its humble pastoral background to express nuances of high caliber classical music of unsurpassed elegance.

Pt. Arup Chattopadhyay

Blessings: "I have enjoyed performing to Arup's accompaniment, who is a remarkable Tabla player"- Ravi Shankar

Pt. Arup Chattopadhyay is recognized as one of the most outstanding and sought after Table artists of his generation. He has established himself as a top-notch accompanist as well as a formidable soloist. Arup's performances are admired for their exceptional tonal quality, clarity and deep compositional repertoire, all presented with an innate sense of rhythm and melody.

Arup began learning Tabla at age six from his father, the eminent Tabla player, Pt. Pankaj Chattopadhyay. He then came under the tutelage of the world-renowned Tabla maestro Pt. Shankar Ghosh and is one of his premier disciples. He was awarded Top-Grade by All India Radio and Television.

Arup has accompanied many of the leading musicians of India such as Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Rais Khan, Ustad Aashish Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustaad Shujaat Khan, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pt. Nayan Ghosh, among others. Since 1998, Arup has been honored to accompany the legend Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar in tours throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and India, including performances in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, in US, and Barbican Hall in London. Arup toured the U.K. with the late Pt. Deepak Choudhury several times and with Pt. Kartik Seshadri (since 1997) throughout the USA, Canada, India, Mexico and Austrailia.