Data Challenges in Assessing Air Quality (DACAAQ 2021)

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Workshop Schedule


Scheduled Time



9:30 – 9:50 am

Welcome and Introduction to Workshop


9:50 – 10:00 am

Opening address

Prof. Gautam Menon, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability (3CS) at Ashoka University

10:00 – 11:00 am

Big Data Resources to Support Research Opportunities on Air Pollution Analysis in India

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda, Founder/ Director, Urban Emissions

11:00 – 11:30 am

Presentation 1: Research Challenges in Management and Analytics of Air Quality Data

Prof. Anirban Mondal, Ashoka University

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation 2: Ambient air pollution in selected small cities in India: Observed trends and future challenges

Prof. Girish Agrawal, OP Jindal Global University

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Presentation 3: Mobile and Stationary Data Collection in ten urban areas across India as part of the Air Quality project sponsored by the Mphasis Lab at Ashoka University

Student researchers from OP Jindal Global University, Ashoka University and IIIT Hyderabad

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Making air pollution legible! Data and governance in Indian cities

Dr. Anant Maringanti, Director, Hyderabad Urban Lab

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Analyzing air pollution and its drivers

Dr. Meghna Agarwala, Ashoka University

3:00 – 4:15 pm

Panel Discussion moderated by Prof. Anirban Mondal: Collaboration across a range of STEM and social sciences disciplines towards air quality improvement

Dr. Jai Ganesh (Mphasis)
Mr. Vikas Sahni (Ashoka University)
Dr. Anant Maringanti (Hyderabad Urban Lab)
Prof. Girish Agrawal (OP Jindal Global University)
Prof. P. Krishna Reddy (IIIT Hyderabad)

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks



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