Roorkee: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) alumnus Dr Sunil Kumar Vuppala has won the prestigious Zinnov Award 2020 for his contribution to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics. Vuppala was from 2004 batch of Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of IIT-R. The objective of the award is to recognise the contribution of individuals as well as the organisations that enable business innovation along with diversity. Vuppala, a data scientist, is currently serving as the Director of Data Science at Ericsson. "I am elated to have received the award. The tech-driven education at IIT Roorkee laid the foundation for my strong fundamentals in the emerging technologies domain," said Vuppala.