Sridhar Iyer Selected for ACM India Outstanding Contribution to Computing Education (OCCE) 2020 Award
October 27, 2020
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India Council has named Prof. Sridhar Iyer of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay as the recipient of the ACM India Outstanding Contribution to Computing Education (OCCE) Award for 2020. A selection committee comprising eminent international personalities chose Sridhar for this inaugural edition of the OCCE award.
The ACM India Outstanding Contribution to Computing Education Award recognizes individuals who have made fundamental, innovative and impactful contributions to computing education in India. The award carries a prize of ₹7 lakhs. Financial support for this award is provided by Microsoft Research India.
Sridhar is recognized for "promoting computing education research in India through guiding PhD students, developing instructional materials for teachers, implementing outreach at scale and providing consultancy to EdTech industry."
Sridhar has been an educator and researcher in Computer Science and Computing Education Research for the past 20 years. His contributions to computing education span across diverse facets: models for instruction design, technology enhanced learning environments, innovative pedagogical strategies, curriculum and policy. Their impact has been felt in a range of educational levels (undergraduate, post graduate research scholars, school level, and teacher professional development), as well as in in various contexts (classroom, blended instruction, and online teaching).
Sridhar is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Head of the Interdisciplinary Programme on Educational Technology at IIT Bombay. He is also the Head of the Centre for Distance Engineering Education and the Principal Investigator of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning at IIT Bombay. He received BTech, MTech and PhD degrees from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay.
Please join us in congratulating Prof. Sridhar Iyer.
The ACM India Awards Steering Committee