M.S. Chadha Center for Global India Research Symposium

Mon, May 3, 2021, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
M.S. Chadha Center for Global India

The research symposium is designed to bring together interdisciplinary grant awardees supported by the Center for Global India (CGI), to learn about each other’s projects. We plan to:

  • Learn about the four large initiatives ranging on diverse topics (Session One)
  • Learn about the research of the post docs and graduate students working on CGI projects (Session Two)
  • Learn about the seed grants for the exploratory research from interdisciplinary areas (Session Three)

Session One (2:00-3:00pm)

In this session we will hear from the Director, Prof. Anu Ramaswami on the objectives of this research symposium and the various research initiatives funded by the CGI. It will be followed by presentations from the four large grant initiative awardees ranging on diverse topics:

  • Anu Ramaswami: Introduction and objectives of the research symposium (10 minutes)
  • Anu Ramaswami: India Data for Action towards Sustainability and health (8 minutes)
  • Anu Ramaswami: Update on Indian Ocean and Rapid Switch (8 minutes)
  • Denise Mauzerall: Observational and modeling analyses of air pollution in India (8 minutes)
  • Karthik Narasimhan: Multilingual language understanding for low-resource Indian languages (8 minutes)
  • Divya Cherian: Dissent: Power/less in India (8 minutes)
  • Feedback and Q&A (10 minutes)

Session Two (3:00-3:30pm)

In this session we will hear from the post docs and graduate students working with the faculty members on the large grant initiatives and seed grants for exploratory research.

  • Lightning talks: 10 Post docs and graduate students presenting pre-recorded talks (2 minutes each)
    • Chris Beale, Kirti Das, Adhitya Dhanapal, Shoshana Goldstein, Jianyu Gu, Joe Lane, Mike Milnar, Bhartendu Pandey, Jiya Pandya, Neel Thakkar
  • Feedback and Q&A (10 minutes)

Session Three (3:30-4:00pm)

This session will bring together the six seed grant for exploratory research awardees covering diverse topics:

  • Pooja Ramamurthi, Danice Ball: A Comparison of Energy Consumption and Policy Preferences of Urban Residents in India and the United States of America (2 minutes)
  • Adrian Matray: International Capital Flow and Structural Change (2 minutes)
  • Anu Ramaswami: Exploring Resource Circularity of Food Systems in India Across Urban-rural Continuum (2 minutes)
  • Kaushik Sengupta, Dhyan Patell: Transforming the Next-Generation of Wireless Interfaces with AI for Ubiquitous Connectivity, Smart Cities, and Intelligent Autonomous System (2 minutes)
  • Divya Cherian: Statecraft and Witchcraft: Primitivity and Magic in South Asia, 1750-1900 (2 minutes)
  • Mark Zondlo: Measurements of Air Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in India (2 minutes)
  • Feedback and Q&A (10 minutes)

Audience: This event is open to Princeton University faculty, students and staff. Please email to CGI@princeton.edu for the zoom link.

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