Program Content

Preliminary Program

Our ASIC India Technical Program Committee has curated the below sessions based on topics important to researchers, manufacturers, regulators and users of air quality monitors. This is a preliminary list of presenters that will be sharing their expertise with all ICAS-ASIC attendees. More presenters will be added weekly.

These business leaders, regulators, researchers and community advocates listed below are excited to share their knowledge and experiences with you! After reviewing the list, consider submitting an abstract of your own or becoming an exhibitor or sponsor of the conference.

Presentation Description List             Speaker Biography List


Pre-Conference Training


Air Quality Sensors & Data Quality 101

Designed for those new to air quality sensors and air quality monitoring, this workshop will cover some basic information that you will need to know to start using air sensors in your community. This 1-hour session will review what a sensor is, how it works and how to properly choose a sensor based on your goals. We will also give a brief overview of sensor performance evaluation and how you can understand and improve data quality to increase the usefulness of sensor data.

Instructors: 

Ashley Collier-Oxandale, South Coast Air Quality Management District, California

Vasu Kilaru, US Environmental Protection Agency

Date:

Held Virtually on Zoom - August 18th, 7 a.m. PT // 7:30 p.m. IST

Register Here


Conference Agenda


9:30 a.m. IST: Opening Panel


Where we are and where we're going with small air quality sensors

Moderated by: Pratima Singh, CSTEP

Panelists:

  • Dr. Zoe Chafe, C40 Cities
  • Mr. Vasu Kilaru, US EPA
  • Mrs. Bhavreen Khandhari, Warrior Moms

10:35 a.m. IST: Concurrent Sessions


Data Modeling & Analytics

Moderated by: Dr. Saumya Sing, UC Berkeley

Presenters:

  • Dr. Priyanka deSouza, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Mr. Sean Khan, UNEP
  • Mr. Zeel Patel, IIT Gandhinagar

    Choosing & Evaluating a Sensor

    Moderated by: Karthik Ganesan, CEEW

    Presenters:

    • Dr. Sreekanth Vakacherla, CSTEP
    • Ms. Meenakshi Kushwaha, ILK
    • Mr. Vasudev Malyan, IIT Bombay

    11:35 a.m. IST: Concurrent Sessions


    Data Assimilation, Sharing & Visualization

    Moderated by: Tanushree Ganguly, CEEW

    Presenters:

    • Mr. Ayyan Karmakar, Oizom
    • Dr. Vasu Kilaru, US Environmental Protection Agency

    Network Design & Operations

    Moderated by: Ms. Devja Shah, Google

    Presenters:

    • Dr. Saumya Singh, UC Berkeley
    • Mr. Ronak Sutaria, Respirer Living Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
    • Professor S. N. Tripathi, IIT Kanpur

    12:35 PM IST: Lunch Break


    1:25 p.m. IST: Session 3


    Performance Targets & Sensor Calibration

    Moderated by: Ms. Namita Gupta, Airveda

    Presenters:

    • Dr. R. Subramanian, QEERI
    • Mr. Parthaa Bosu, EDF
    • Mr. Adeel Khan, CEEW

    2:40 p.m. IST: Lighting Talks


    We were so honored to have an incredible number of abstract submissions for presentations at this inaugural Hub and were disappointed we could not host more principal presentations. However, we are are excited to have the honor to host several 2-minute lighting talks by presenters who have valuable information to share.

    Association between personal exposure to air pollution and adverse health consequences in South Asian City

    Lighting Talk presented by Dr. Afifa Aslam, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Jhang, Pakistan

    Operating and maintaining a large-scale sensor network for air quality monitoring

    Lighting Talk presented by Mr. Sairam Dhandapani, Council on Energy, Environment and Water

    Assessment of CO: CO2 Emission Ratios in Los Angeles using dense network Observations

    Lighting Talk presented by Dr. Suverna Trivedi, University of California Berkeley , NIT Rourkela India

    Low Cost Sensor Network in Nashik and Mobile Monitoring of Highway stretches in the City.

    Lighting Talk presented by Mr. Mohsinkhan Pathan, SVNIT, Surat

    Data-Driven Decision Support System using high-density Wireless LCS Devices for Hyperlocal Air Quality Monitoring

    Lighting Talk presented by Mrs. Akanksha Priyadarshini, Phoenix Robotix Pvt. Ltd.

    Samachar: Print News Media on Air Pollution in India

    Lighting Talk presented by Mr. Karm Patel, IISc Bangalore


    3:35 p.m. IST: Session 4


    Real World Sensor Applications: Illustrating Practical Applications of Low Cost Sensors

    Moderated by: Dr. Pratima Singh

    Presenters

    • Dr. Naveen Puttaswamy, SRU, Chennai
    • Dr. Damodor Bachani, John Snow India Private Limited, New Delhi
    • Ms. Everlyn Gayle Tamayo, Clean Air Asia

    4:50 p.m. IST: Closing Panel


    How to Use Sensor Data to Drive Action

    Moderated by: Ms. Shweta Narayan, Health Care Without Harm

    Panelists

    • Mr. Avijit Michael, Jhatkaa
    • Mr. Chetan Bhattacharji, NDTV
    • Dr. Sarita Ahlawat, IIT Delhi
    • Ms. Farah Kazi, Independent Researcher

    Poster Displays


    We are happy to share several poster displays that will be showcasing work throughout India related to air quality sensor use. 

    Air pollution control programme for Aurangabad Cantonment Board 

    Poster Display presented by Mr. Syed Asif, Eco Pro Environmental Services, Indore

    A'grate Emission Monitoring

    Poster Display presented by Mr. Sandeep Battula, Qualivon Technologies Private Limited

    Wearable sensors, personal exposures and human biomonitoring: a pilot assessment to inform the Delhi Air Pollution and Health Effects (DAPHNE) study protocols

    Poster Display presented by Ms. Bhavya Bhardwaj, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

    Performance of low-cost sensors in measuring particulate matter concentrations in indoor and outdoor environments

    Poster Display presented by Mr. Rubal Dhiman, Indian Institute of Technology, Goa

    Development of a hybrid model using data from low cost sensors, reference grade monitors, and satellites in Indore smart city by machine learning approach

    Poster Display presented by Mr. Saif Khan, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

    The spatiotemporal variations of PM2.5 in Nairobi, Kenya using a hybrid mixed effect model

    Poster Display presented by Mr. Moses Njeru, University of Nairobi

    IoT Sensors and Air Pollution: Data Mining, Big Data & Machine Learning for Public Health Intervention

    Poster Display presented by Mr. Shahan Salim, University of Waterloo

    Morphological characterization of atmospheric aerosols over Gangotri Glacier Valley.

    Poster Display presented by Mr. Aman Shrivas, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, India

    Assessment of metal contamination in roadside dust in urban areas of Faisalabad

    Poster Display presented by Ms. Umara Tabassum, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan

    Design, development, and performance assessment of low-cost air quality monitors

    Poster Display presented by Mr. Alok Kumar Thakur, IIT Gandhinagar