Moderator: Vibha Sinha, IBM Research
Panelists: Arvind Jonnalagadda, Cisco; V. Uma Maheshwari, Anna University; Ramalatha Marimuthu, Kumaraguru College of Technology under Anna University; Mangala Gowri Nanda, IBM Research
Social media tools have become indispensable for career success. An individual's digital contributions such as posts on blogs/YouTube/technical forums and profiles on LinkedIn/Facebook help establish his or her brand. A person's online activity governs how other people discover and connect with them. Employers perform web searches on candidates and learn more about them from social network activity and work samples. Online media also provides immense learning opportunities. Academia is increasingly making their lectures available online to reach a wider student based. Khan Academy and Coursera are some platforms that enable the same. Corporates in a bid to get students interested in their technologies, are providing online training and certification courses to various academic institutions. This session brings together HR, academicians and corporate university relations to provide audience an overview into how social and online media can be used to advance one's learning and career.
Vibha Sinha, Senior Software Engineer and Manager Productivity Tools, IBM Research: Vibha S Sinha has been with IBM Research for over 8 years and currently manages the software productivity tools agenda. Her work is focused on providing tool and analytic innovations to improve the productivity of stakeholders involved in software delivery. Her research interests include collaborative software development, mining software repositories and model driven development. She has 20 publications and over 15 patent applications. She received her M.S from Stanford University, US, in 2002 and BE from NSIT, Delhi, in 1999.
Arvind Jonnalagadda, Manager Career Services, Cisco: Arvind is a High Engagement Staffing leader at Cisco. He leads a team of senior recruiters and drives the senior grade hiring for India. Arvind has also worked with Wipro Technologies where he was heading recruitment for the Americas region as General Manager Talent Acquisition. Arvind has contributed in various roles in Human Resources, Leadership Hiring, & Large Scale Recruitment Programs in US, India, APAC and Middle East geographies. He has extensive experience in the field of HR Management, Recruitment, Campus Hiring Programs, Manpower Planning, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Management, Employee Development, Training and Induction and legal compliance in the industry.
V. Uma Maheshwari, Professor, Anna University: Dr Uma did her PG in Computer Science from I.I.T, Madras and her doctorate in Anna University. She has been in the field of Education for over two decades. Her areas of interest include Data Mining, Rough Sets and Soft Computing. She has been a member of various academic committees and also involved as a resource person in the UGC sponsored Capacity Building programs for Women Academicians of Institutes of Higher Learning. She played an active role in Curriculum development for Undergraduate and PG programmes. She has taken part in National and International Conferences and published research articles in several journals.
Ramalatha Marimuthu, HOD, Kumaraguru College of Technology under Anna University: Ramalatha Marimuthu the head of the department in Anna University. She has published six technical books and guides the students in developing unique solutions for various social problems like autism and dyslexia in young children. She has delivered invited talks on her research in conferences and universities around the world. Dr Marimuthu is the chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee an active volunteer and has been the winner of many awards like the MGA Achievement Award by IEEE in 2008, Anita Borg Institute Change Agent Award in 2012 and many more.
Mangala Gowri Nanda, Senior Researcher, IBM Research: Mangala Gowri Nanda is a Senior Researcher at IBM Research, Delhi. Her research interests lie in the area of program analysis. She has more than 20 publications in top ACM conferences such as TOPLAS, OOPSLA, FSE, ICSE. She has also served on program committees of several national and international conferences and workshops. She has been serving as the ACM India Secretary since July 2012.