Bhalodia-Khetan Summer Research Excellence Award

The “Bhalodia-Khetan Summer Research Excellence Award” (SREA), set up through the generous support of New Jersey based well-wishers of IIT Gandhinagar, Ms Vidya Bhalodia and Dr Amit Khetan, will recognize excellence in research conducted during IIT Gandhinagar’s flagship Summer Research Internship Program. Annually, three awards of Rs. 50,000 each will be awarded in the fields of Engineering, Natural Science, and Humanities & Social Sciences, with one award given per category.

Dr Amit is Senior Vice President in Quantitative Analysis at D E Shaw & Co. He completed his BS and MS in Computer Science from MIT, and PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has previously worked with Goldman Sachs, the Institute of Defense Analysis, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ms Vidya is a Data Scientist in the healthcare sector and works on analytics with clinical perspectives to make people’s lives better. She holds a BS and MA in Neuroscience from Caltech and Washington University, St Louis, respectively, and a Master’s in Software Engineering and a Certification in Data Sciences from Harvard University.

Vidya and Amit are strong believers in giving back to society, and have set up this award in honor of their parents. They also like volunteering for their local non-profit cultural organisation that brings together the Indian diaspora through various programs and activities. We are grateful for their support and look forward to recognizing the outstanding summer research being conducted at IIT Gandhinagar.