November 28, 2021
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A New Leaf – ACM SSCBS

As a leading global source for scientific information, ACM promotes computer research and innovation through its journals, magazines, and the proceedings of over 170 annual conferences and symposia.

A group of students, in February 2020, founded the SSCBS Chapter of Association for Computing Machinery. ACM, a US based international learned society, brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. As a leading global source for scientific information, ACM promotes computer research and innovation through its journals,
magazines, and the proceedings of over 170 annual conferences and symposia. ACM authors are among the world’s leading thinkers in computing and information technologies, providing original research and firsthand perspectives.

Abdal Lalit (President and Co-Founder) shares his insights about the initiatives, achievements and work methodology of ACM-SSCBS. What led him to found an ACM student chapter of SSCBS, was a lack of community of students who care deeply about enhancing the quality and the quantity of research done in college. While it’s gratifying to see a strong and growing Computer Science Department here, there is still a lot more we can achieve. Concerted action by all students is necessary for the future of the department to reach the quality and recognition it deserves.

ACM-SSCBS strives to work as a medium for the promotion of research activities across the college. They are proud to be the first student body in the college which is working on research projects and their publication. The association believes that they will be able to aid in building a sense of community among the students in the college by acting as an interface between students and various sections of the society relevant to research: Government, Industry, Academic Institutions, and Professionals. A lot is planned to be achieved by strategizing towards a common plan.

Abdal shares some initiatives taken up by this chapter:

Mentor-Mentee Program launched on a pilot basis in the department. A total of 19 students from the second year volunteered to mentor 40+ students from the first year to address problems related to academics, career, time management, and higher education.

Official website of the chapter: sscbs.acm.org

Research Projects: Analysis of COVID-19 Tracking Tool in India: Case Study of Aarogya Setu Mobile Application was published in the August edition of Digital Government: Research and Practice. Additionally, over 5 other papers have shortlisted/accepted to be published in esteemed journals and conferences (asbSpringer, CSI Magazine, and IEEE).

As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice and supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

Team CBS Post wishes all the members of ACM very good luck for all its future endeavours!

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