Maitreyee - Maitreyee 2020

Maitreyee 2020 on 10th October, 2020 (Virtual)


10:00AM -10:25AM
Opening address by Gargi B Dasgupta, Director IBM Research India and CTO, IBM India and South Asia
10:30AM -11:10AM
Panel Discussion on "How to have an enriching career in research/technology and beyond"

- Saritha Route (DE, GBS)

- Parul Mittal (Technologists, Writer, Artist, Entrepreneur)

- Soma Biswas (faculty member, IISc EE dept)

Moderator: Sameep Mehta (IBM Distinguished Engineer and Senior Manager - Data and AI Platforms)

11:15AM -11:55AM
12:00PM -12:45PM
Demos by IBM on
- Multilingual COVID-19 chatbot
- Candidate Microservices Advisor
- Explainable AI based interventions for fashion retail
12:50PM -13:30PM
Speedo Mentoring


Testimonials from Students


  • Gargi Mitra (Phd, IIT Madras)
    • First, I want to thank you for organizing the event and coordinating it so wonderfully. In my personal opinion, Maitreyee 2020 was a one-of-a-kind event that not only encouraged women researchers to showcase their works but also provided a platform for a medley of the industry and academia. I enjoyed the event immensely, particularly since I got an opportunity to showcase my work to an amazing group of experts and got some valuable feedback from them. I would thank the committee members for doing a great job in introducing the participants to a suitable mentor in their areas of interest.
  • Priya Jain (Masters, IIT Madras)
    • Connecting with the brilliant researchers at IBM and learning about IBM's work in the fields of NLP and Vision was an amazing experience.
  • Snighdha Das (Masters, IIT Kharagpur)
    • I really like the event especially in this pandemic situation when we can't attend any physical conference for network building. The host coordination and the timeliness of each session are really appreciable.
  • Ayushi Gupta (Masters, JNU)
    • Mitreyee 2020 helped me connect with various IT professionals. It was a great experience for me and to get insight into how things go. Their experiences will surely help me make decisions for my future career.