Workshop on Health, Food, Nutrition, and Data

December 7, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - December 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm IST
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Workshop on Health, Food, Nutrition, and Data

The Department of Computer Science at Ashoka University is hosting a workshop on Health, Food, Nutrition and Data on the 7th and 8th of December, 2021. The workshop aims to explore the possibilities for applying techniques from data analytics and computer science to key problems in health and nutrition, with a special emphasis on India. The main aims of the workshop will be to:

  1. Understand the key factors affecting health in India
  2. Identify existing data sources, their gaps and error models, and possibilities
    of generating new data for health analytics
  3. Explore the possibilities of building a data repository and data analytics centre at Ashoka for health, nutrition and the environment. This may be made available to a global community of researchers
  4. Explore the possibilities of building a consortium of researchers, government and non-government organizations, healthcare and environmental groups, industry and start-ups to carry out multidisciplinary research on health, food and environment.
  5. Try to define a few (2 or 3 ) concrete research questions that we can start with.

To register for the webinar, please click the following link:

You can now watch the live stream here:
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A summary of the agenda follows (you can click on session titles to learn more about each session):

Date Time (IST) Event Name Details
December 7, 2021 1430-1545 Introduction
1615-1830 Food and Nutrition
1900-2100 Socioeconomic determinants of Health
December 8, 2021 0900-1030 Agriculture, Sustainability, and Health
1045-1245 Digitization, Data, and AI for Health
1330-1530 Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Lead: Gautam Menon, Ashoka University
  •  Speakers
    • Jonathan Rushton, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
    • Rajesh Sundaresan, Dean of the Electrical Electronics, and Computer Sciences Division, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
    • Vijay Chandru, Commissioner at the Lancet Citizen’s Commission on reimagining India’s health System, Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Science
    • Arpita Ghosh, Senior Research Fellow – Big Data, George Institute
    • Brian Wahl, Assistant Professor, JHU-India
1530-1545 Concluding Session




December 7, 2021 @ 2:30 pm IST
December 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm IST


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