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IIT Roorkee alumnus wins prestigious Zinnov Award 2020 for contribution to AI and Big Data analytics

Cluzters Admin 0 Aug 2

Dr Vuppala was conferred the award in the Technical Role Model-Emerging Technology – AI & Big data analytics award category at a virtual ceremony on 31 July.

Dr Sunil Kumar Vuppala, an IIT Roorkee alumnus 2004 batch of Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, has won the prestigious Zinnov Award 2020 for his contribution to the field of Artificial Intelligence – AI and Data Analytics.

The objective of the award is to recognize the contribution of individuals as well as organizations that have enabled business continuity driven innovation along with diversity.

Dr Vuppala was conferred the award in the Technical Role Model-Emerging Technology – AI & Big data analytics award category at a virtual ceremony on 31 July.

“We extend our heartiest congratulations to Dr Vuppala for winning this prestigious award. It is a proud moment for IIT Roorkee. His achievement will inspire other alumni as well as current students,” said Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.

“I am elated to receive the award. I would like to thank my family, my alma mater- IIT Roorkee, and well-wishers for their support and guidance. The tech-driven education at IIT Roorkee laid the foundation for my strong fundamentals in the emerging technologies domain. Equally relevant is the role of the faculty at IIT Roorkee, who has been a constant pillar of support,” said Dr Sunil Kumar Vuppala.

This was the 11th edition of the annual awards that witnessed participation from over 600+ companies in 10+ countries. In the past 11 years, Zinnov Confluence Series has honoured numerous individuals as well as entities for their contribution to global technology and for making a difference in the global ecosystem.