About ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award

The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 2011. This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation from a degree-awarding institution based in India for each academic year, running from August 1 of one year to July 31 of the following year. The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize of ₹ 2,00,000, and the winning dissertation will be published in the ACM Digital Library. In case of a joint award, the award amount will be shared among the recipients. This award is additionally supported by Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS).

ACM India 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Keerti Choudhary of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has received the ACM India Council's 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award for "Compact and Efficient Fault Tolerant Structures for Directed Graphs." Honorable Mention went to Deepesh Data of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, for "Communication Complexity and Characterization Results in Secure Computation".

2019 ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient Keerti Choudhary and Honorable Mention Deepesh Data