WebGyan: Contact Tracing and Aarogya Setu with Prof. Kamakoti
WebGyan is back! In this session, Prof. V. Kamakoti, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, will speak about 'Contact Tracing and Aarogya Setu'.
COVID-19 arrived suddenly in India, and there was an urgent need for contact tracing and data on positive cases. A few of us came together to meet this challenge for the country and developed Aarogya Setu, a cellphone application. Over the last few months, several million people have downloaded and are using this application. In my talk I will discuss the motivation, novelty, and process by which we kick-started this effort. I will also discuss what we have learned from this effort, and how I see the future of such data-driven interventions in healthcare and other sectors in India.
27 August, Thursday | 03:00 PM