Neelu Jyothi Ahuja
An avid academician and researcher, Professor Neelu Ahuja, has successfully delivered government-sponsored R&D projects and consultancies worth 1.5+ crore since 2013. To her credit, she holds successful delivery of half a dozen R&D projects and consultancies funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), GOI. The focus area of the projects was primarily towards applications of AI in education, and one of the noteworthy outcomes is the development of tutoring tools for individuals with learning disabilities. She is currently, developing, an AI-based smart snake trapper, presenting a novel method to capture big 4 snakes, without the need for risky human intervention. Common threads across her research work are bringing the benefits of technological interventions closer to the grassroots of society.
11 scholars are awarded PhD under her supervision and 06 are ongoing with their doctoral work. She is a widely acclaimed speaker at prestigious global forums. As an invited speaker, she addressed at United Nations, the 8 Multi-Stakeholder Forum for Science, Technology and Innovations for Sustainable Development Goals. She is on the panel of various committees, including WHO-Promotion of Assistive Products and Technologies, ‘DST-Expert Committee for Inspection, and on-the-spot review of CORE (long-term) projects.
Awards and Grants
She has successfully delivered R&D Projects sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in the capacity of Principal Investigator, under various schemes such as TIDE (Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly), CSRI (Cognitive Science Research Initiative), SEED (Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development, TSP, etc. The total grant across six R&D projects is about 1.5 crores. She has published 70+ papers in reputed journals and conferences at international and national levels. Some of the journals, that she has published are Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, IEEE Access. She is a member of professional societies such as IEEE, ACM, and ACM-Women. She is IRCA & CQI Certified ISO-27001:2013 Lead Auditor (from BSI).
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