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Interested authors please email your articles within 1000 words to with “Contribution to Datascience Blog” as the subject.

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It may feature research or entrepreneurial activities undertaken by practitioners in India. The article should have proper references. It should be written in simple English.It should not be rehash of technical papers or tutorials on teaching Data Science.It can be a post from organizers about upcoming innovative activities calling for wider participation by Indians ·

Data Science for Cricket

Authored by Raghunathan Rengaswamy,  IIT Madras

Data Science, ML, AI are the flavors of the season all over the world and India is no exception.Interest in these techniques is at a fever pitch; academicians and industrial practitioners alike are exploring the fundamental underpinnings and application potential of these techniques.As a result, data science is being evaluated for implementation in all imaginable fields and sub-fields.Sports is one such area with tremendous potential for data science applications.While sports analytics has been around for a long time, sabermetrics being a prime example, the scale of what can be achieved now with analytics is quite stupendous.Disparate data from various sources can be collected and analyzed towards making decisions regarding almost all aspects of any sport.Take cricket, which is the focus of this blog, as an example.Ball-by-ball commentary, video feed, bats that are actual IoT devices producing fascinating information, can all be merged to…

Are you geared up for CoDS - COMAD 2020

Hi friends.

Many apologies for not communicating for a long time due to certain logistics issues that were unavoidable. We are now geared up to bring to you some exciting articles on this forum soon. Meanwhile hope all of you are aware of the most happening Data Science conference in India - CoDS - COMAD, which is going to be held at Hyderabad from January 5th to 7th.

Registrations are open - quickly grab your seat.
There is an exciting line up of keynote and invited talks, presentations, demos and much more.

More details are available at

Do join us at Hyderabad.

The Humble Beginning and Steady Evolution of IKDD (ACM SIGKDD India Chapter)

Shourya Roy, Vice President, IKDD

Head and Vice President, Amex AI Labs

Balaraman Ravindran, President, IKDD
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI,  IIT Madras

This article is an overview of history and activities of ACM SIGKDD India Chapter, popularly known as IKDD. The north-star vision of IKDD has been to bring together researchers, faculty, students, government and industry professionals interested in theory and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generally and Machine Learning (ML) and Data Science (DS) specifically. Towards that, IKDD has been organizing two flagship events viz. (i) ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science & Management of Data (CoDS-COMAD) since 2014 and (ii) Data Science in India event which collocates with ACM SIGKDD conference since 2015.
In 2012, as the “Data Science” community had started showing signs of steady growth in India, an idea of creating a research co…

Welcome to the ACM India Data Science Blog

Hi everybody!

We are happy to announce the start of a new blog that will feature Data Science activities in India. These can be accessed and subscribed to at
The objective of the blog is to provide a platform for all those working in the area of Data Science - as researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers to share ideas, opinions and activities undertaken across different organizations in India leading to better awareness and networking. Everyone is invited to contribute. It may take at most a week for the blog to appear as it is moderated by a steering committee of the following members: ·S. Sudarshan - IIT Bombay ·Jayant Haritsa - IISc ·B. Ravindran – IIT Madras ·Manish Gupta – Videoken India ·Shourya Roy - Amex ·Anand Deshpande – Persistent Systems ·Lipika Dey - TCS Research
Some guidelines for blog posts are: ·It may feature research or entrepreneurial activities undertaken by practitioners in India. The article should have prope…