Meet our Speakers!

Abhay Bang

 Director

Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH)

India

Ananyo Bhattacharya

Science Journalist and Writer

The Economist

London, England, UK

Aniket Bera

Assistance Professor in Computer Science

Purdue University

Indiana, US

Anurag Agarwal 

Dean

 Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University

India

Archana Sharma

Particle Physicist

 CERN

Geneva, Switzerland

Arjun Srivathsa

DST INSPIRE Campus Fellow

National Centre for Biological Sciences–TIFR

Bengaluru, India

Ashish Dhawan

Founder-CEO

The Convergence Foundation

Delhi, India

Ashok Venkitaraman

Director

Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

Singapore

Bidushi Bhattacharya

CEO & Founder

Astrohub

Singapore

Charu Srinivasan

Vice President of Engineering 

Microsoft

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Chris Karp

Director, Discover & Translational sciences 

Gates Foundation

Washington, US

David Price

Science Communicator

Science Made Simple

Bolton, England, UK

Dinesh C Sharma

Science Writer and Journalist

India

Gagandeep Kang

Clinician Scientist & Professor

Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, CMU

Vellore, India

Iain Stewart

Professor of Geoscience Communication

Sustainable Earth Institute

University of Plymouth, UK

James A. Evans

Professor, Director

Knowledge Lab

University of Chicago, USA

Jaya Baloo

Chief Information Security Officer

Avast

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Jahanvi Phalkey

Founding Director

Science Gallery International

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Jyotsana Dhawan

Chief Scientist

Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Prof K Vijay Raghavan

Chief Scientific Advisor

Foundation for Advancing Science & Technology

Delhi, India

Kalika Bali

Principal Researcher 

Microsoft Research

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Karishma Kaushik

Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellow

Department of Biotechnology, GOI

 India

Mallika Sarabhai 

Director

Darpana – Academy for performing arts

Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India

Manoj Kumar

Founder

Social Alpha

India

Mark McCaughrean

Senior Advisor for Science & Exploration 

European Space Agency

South Holland, Netherlands

Pawan Sinha

Professor of Vision and Computational Neurosciences

Department of Brain & Cognitive sciences

MIT, US

Paul Lee

Assistant Professor

 ISE and Grad. School of Data Sci., KAIST

South Korea

Piyali Das

Senior Fellow

Advanced Biofuel Division at TERI

India

Ramesh Loganathan

Professor Co-Innovation & Outreach

International Institute of Information Technology  (IIIT)

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Rani Bang

Founder

Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH)

India

Richa Singh

Professor and Head at the Department of CSE

IIT – Jodhpur

India

R Gopu

Cofounder

Varahamihir Science Forum

India

Sanghamitra Bandhopadhyaya

Professor (HAG), Machine Intelligence Unit

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Sarah Iqbal

Consultant

Foundation for Advancing Science & Technology

Delhi, India

Shannon Olsson

Global Director

The Echo Network

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sonal Katyal

Communications Officer

National Centre for Biological Sciences

Bangaluru, Karnataka, India

Sriram Raghavan

Vice President, IBM Research AI

Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Yorktown Heights, NY USA

Subhra Priyadarshni

Chief Editor

Nature India, Nature Research

Delhi, India

Sumit Gulwani

Partner Research Manager 

Microsoft

Redmond, Washington, US

Thomas Barlow

Director

Barlow Advisory Group

Greater Sydney Area, Australia

Varun Aggarwal

Founder

India Science Festival

Delhi, India

Vedika Khemani 

Assistant Professor of Physics 

University of Stanford

California, US

Vidita Vaidya

Professor (Chairperson)

 Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR

Mumbai, India

Vikram Patel

Mental Health Professional  

Harvard Medical School

Boston, US