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  • 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.

  • Roy Ganga is director at Toastmasters International

    Roy Ganga is director at Toastmasters International November 2020 - Roy Ganga of Milton, Georgia, has been elected International Director of Toastmasters International, the world’s leading organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development. Ganga has been elected to a twoyear term where he takes on as a “working ambassador” for the organization.

  • Georgia Tech’s 40 under 40 List

    Georgia Tech’s 40 under 40 List November 2020 - Eight Indian-Americans are among honorees who innovated industries and positively impacted communities.Maithili Appalwar, Dhaval Bhandari, Kabir Barday, Arnab Chakraborty, Arush Lal, Kamil Makhnejia, Idicula Mathew, Samirkumar Patel are under 40 list.

  • Azeez Ishaqui: Helping with masks in two countries

    Azeez Ishaqui: Helping with masks in two countries October 2020 - Azeez, who got some media attention recently, was picked for a biomedical engineering internship at Georgia Tech this summer. But when the pandemic led to many cancellations in town, including his internship, the 17-year-old came up with a new plan.

 

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