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Work Experience


2018 (Sep) - present    Associate Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems Department

                                       Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Goa campus, India

2012(June) – 2016 (Aug)      Lecturer, School of Engineering

University of Lincoln, UK

2002 (Sep) - 2004 (Aug)    Lecturer, Department of Computer Engineering and Applications

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, India


2016 (Sep) – 2018 (Feb)     Research Associate, Brain Inspired Massively Parallel Computing (BIMPC) project,

    SpiNNaker team, Advanced Processor Technologies (APT) group,

    School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK

2009 (Oct) ‒ 2012 (Jan)    Research Associate, Computational Neuroscience Research Team

Intelligent Systems Research Centre, University of Ulster (Magee Campus)

City of Derry, Northern Ireland, UK

2009 (Mar ‒ Jul)    Post-doctoral Research Fellow, IMS Laboratory

University of Bordeaux, Talence Cedex, France

2007 (Oct) – 2008 (Jun)    Research Assistant, Advanced Processor Technologies (APT) group

School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK


2008 (Aug) ‒ 2009 (Feb)     Testing Engineer, Transitive Ltd

Manchester, UK

1994 (Sep) ‒ 1999 (Oct)    Management Trainee (Technical) - Junior Manager - Assistant Manager

Department of Electronics Engineering

Rourkela Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Ltd (a public sector undertaking) Rourkela, India

1992 (Dec) ‒ 1993 (Jul)    Junior Engineer, Design and Development

Motherson-Sumi Systems (Pvt) Ltd

NOIDA, India


2004 2008    PhD, Computer Science

School of Computer Science, Advanced Processor Technologies Group

University of Manchester, UK

Thesis: Information recovery from rank-order encoded images.

Supervisor: Prof. Steve Furber

2000 ‒ 2002    Master of Engineering, Computer Engineering

Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

1988 ‒ 1992    Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar, Assam, India


Qualification and Training

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK, March 2015.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers 2000, India, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, score: 92.84 percentile.

  • Aurora Leadership training for Women in Higher Education, Manchester, UK, Feb-June 2014.

Membership of Professional bodies

  1. Senior Member, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), 2015 – Present.

  2. Member, IEEE, 2009 – 2014.

  3. Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2018.

  4. Member, IEEE Education Society, 2018 onwards.

  5. Member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), 2011 – 2017.

Academic Board/Panel duties

Department of Computer Science, BITS Pilani Goa Campus (2019 - ongoing)

 (i) Member, Departmental Research Committee
(ii) Departmental representative and member, Library Committee
(iii) Member, Departmental Faculty Selection Committee
University of Lincoln (2012-2016)

(i) Member, Electrical Engineering Program Committee, School of Engineering

(ii) Member, Academic Board, College of Science

(iii) Member, Periodic Academic Review panel

(iv) Member, Research Information Services Group

(v) Member, Interview panel, School of Engineering: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/PhD candidates

(vi) Member, Examiners panel for PhD transfers, School of Engineering

Administrative Roles - Academia and Industry

University of Lincoln, UK (2012-2016):

(a) Senior Tutor for the School of Engineering. The role entailed overseeing of Personal Tutoring practices and implementation within the school. I worked in collaboration with the University Educational Development and Enhancement Unit, and conducted training workshops for the school staff.

(b) Module leader for both subjects that I taught (Electrical Power and Machines, Further Mathematics for Engineers) and was responsible towards all teaching related development and implementation, including laboratories.

(c) Continued contributions to School accreditation programs and designed/amended curriculum as and when required.

(d) Conducting the School Research Seminar Series. I created and maintained a blog towards dissemination of the same. Our forum at the School of Engineering attracted local businesses, which turned out to be a good opportunity for the students to network. Furthermore, an initiative to attract local public interest was also undertaken in association with the University public relations office.

Rourkela Steel Plant, Electronics Engineering Department (SAIL) (1994-1999):

I served as a Junior manager, and subsequently, as an Assistant Manager, at the Electronics Engineering Department, Rourkela Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Ltd. I led and managed one laboratory, providing maintenance and repair support to the Production and Finishing lines of the continuous process steel plant. I was in-charge of all administrative activities pertaining to my work area. A summary of responsibilities is as follows:

•    Managing a team of 11 dedicated work personnel working in shifts, and providing technical guidance.

•    On-site work supervision during breakdown and emergencies.

•    Managing inventory of designated work area and communication with internal and external suppliers of materials.

•    Communicating with intra-plant customers.

•    Arranging and providing need-based training to work personnel.

•    Customer satisfaction and housekeeping were two major thrust areas.

•    In-charge of functioning and maintenance of the in-house documentation archive.


    1. Featured engineer interview for the ‘Spotlight’ section at, 25th August 2014

    2. Radio: An interview on the show “Melvyn in the morning”, BBC Lincolnshire, 23rd August 2013 (on my role as an academic at the School of Engineering, University of Lincoln) [Youtube]

    3. Online:

    4. Print: (a) A short write-up in the ‘Women in Engineering’ section of Autumn edition of the University of Lincoln Staff Magazine, 2013; (b) School of Engineering Brochure 2014-15 (c) Lincolnshire Echo.

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