Data Challenges in Assessing Air Quality (DACAAQ 2021)


Founder & Director, Urban Emissions (India)

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda is a chemical engineer, atmospheric scientist, and founder of Urban Emissions. Their team launched the air quality forecast platform for all Indian districts and the air pollution knowledge assessments (APnA) city program showcasing emissions, pollution, and source contribution information for 60 cities in India. They are expanding the APnA city program to other regions. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at IIT-Delhi and as a member WHO's air quality guidelines development group.



Executive Director, Hyderabad Urban Lab

Dr. Anant Maringanti is executive director of Hyderabad Urban Lab, a multi disciplinary research programme. A geographer with a PhD from the University of Minnesota, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the National University of Singapore, University of Hyderabad and the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad. His research and teaching interests centre on questions of urban innovations, big data, and globalization from the South Asian vantage point. He is widely published in international academic journals on these subjects. As an evolving experiment in urban research, design and pedagogy, Hyderabad Urban Lab collaborates with media professionals, planners, technologists, academic researchers and legal professionals to develop innovative solutions. Institutionally, its mandate is to create safe spaces to explore and develop responses to the challenges of contemporary cities namely mobility, housing and waste