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  • Kiran Ahuja appointed to Biden transition team

    Kiran Ahuja appointed to Biden transition team January 2021 - Kiran Ahuja, who grew up in Savannah, Georgia, has been named member of the Joe Biden presidential transition team. Ahuja will support all transition efforts related to the Office of Personnel Management. She has been made head of the team that will deal with the U.S. federal administration’s human resources agency, the federal office for investigations into civil service, and the protection of whistleblowers.

  • Wellstar Hospital award for Dr. Usha Anand

    Wellstar Hospital award for Dr. Usha Anand January 2021 - Atlanta resident Dr. Usha Anand has been awarded “The Teaching Faculty Hospitalist for the Year.” She won the honor from the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where she works as a physician and team lead for the hospital’s Emergency Covid-19 Surge Plan. It’s dedicated to getting the hospital prepared for the onslaught of Covid-19 patients.

  • Vibhav and Anant selected for Cobb Youth Leadership

    Vibhav and Anant selected for Cobb Youth Leadership January 2021 - Vibhav Kanyadan of Wheeler High School and Anant Rajan of Walton High School have been selected to be part of Cobb Youth Leadership (CYL) Steering Committee. The CYL, sponsored by Leadership Cobb Alumni Association (LCAA), is a leadership program for rising high school juniors that focuses on developing leadership skills through interactive participation.

  • Srijan Kumar’s proposal wins Facebook RFP 2020

    Srijan Kumar’s proposal wins Facebook RFP 2020 January 2021 - Srijan Kumar of Georgia Tech Research Corporation and Duen Horng “Polo” Chau are the winners of Facebook’s 2020 request for proposals in applied statistics. They won the award for their proposal titled “Adversarially robust temporal embedding models for social media integrity.”

  • Narayanan Komerath wins climate change patent

    Narayanan Komerath wins climate change patent December 2020 - The United States has awarded a patent for the “Glitter Belt” invention by Narayanan Menon Komerath, an aerospace engineer and retired Georgia Tech professor who has invented this system to reverse global warming.

  • Ashoo Sharma joins Georgia Equal Opportunity Commission

    Ashoo Sharma joins Georgia Equal Opportunity Commission December 2020 - Governor Brian Kemp has appointed Ashoo Sharma to the Georgia Equal Opportunity Commission’s Advisory Board. It works to help safeguard Georgians from housing and employment discrimination. As an active member of the Georgia legal and business community, Sharma has served as the EVP of Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce; VP and founding board member of Georgia’s South Asian Attorney Bar Association.

  • Business school in India named after Jagdish Sheth

    Business school in India named after Jagdish Sheth December 2020 - Notable global thinker and Padma Bhushan Awardee Jagdish Sheth has accepted that IFIM Business School in Bangalore be renamed in his name as the Jagdish Sheth School of Management.This is one of the rare instances where an institution is being named to honor a globally renowned Indian academic and is not based on any endowment or grant.

  • Beenu Arora’s Cyble reports data breach at BigBasket

    Beenu Arora’s Cyble reports data breach at BigBasket December 2020 - Beenu Arora’s Atlanta-based cyber security firm Cyble reported a data breach at BigBasket, India’s biggest online grocer, which could have led to personal information of more than 20 million users being offered for sale on the Dark Web.

  • Romil Mehta wins Wells Fargo Innovation Award

    Romil Mehta wins Wells Fargo Innovation Award November 2020 - Romil Mehta of Wheeler Magnet High School has won second place for the ASU Wells Fargo Community Innovation Award out of 618 projects submitted from 43 U.S. states and four nations.

  • Aparna Singh’s Indian Goddess Boutique is a hit

    Aparna Singh’s Indian Goddess Boutique is a hit November 2020 - Aparna Singh’s Indian Goddess boutique in Atlanta, specializing in luxury designer bindis, jewelry, accessories, and swimwear, has been featured in TV shows, movies, music videos, and has earned recognition from successful models, music artists, and influencers.

 

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