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Meenakshi Sumeet Arya

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Research Scientist, REACTOR

PHONE

515-294-8103

EMAIL

marya1@iastate.edu

AFFILIATIONS

InTrans, REACTOR

About Meenakshi

Dr. Arya is a research scientist with the Real-Time Analytics of Transportation Data (REACTOR) Laboratory at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation. She is an experienced academician skilled in machine learning, big data analytics, algorithms, data structures, and programming languages. She holds a PhD degree in computer science and engineering. She is a certified NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute instructor and has trained 2,000+ professionals on the Fundamentals of Deep Learning course run by NVIDIA.

Her research interests include data science and analytics, machine learning, deep learning, and digital image processing. Dr. Arya has multiple journals, conference publications, book chapters, patents, and copyrights to her credit. She is a senior Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers member, fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, and a lifetime member of the International Society for Technology in Education. She also serves on the editorial and review boards of multiple journals related to computer science.

Education


  • PhD, Computer Science and Engineering, Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT), Waknaghat, India
  • MTech, Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune, Pune, India
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, Symbiosis, Pune, India
  • BTech, Computer Science and Technology, Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University, Mumbai, India

Functional Skills


  • Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision
    • Leading a research group actively involved in using the skills for pursuing research in the domain of healthcare
    • Published papers, book chapters, and attended conferences in the above domain
    • Attended various faculty development programs, corporate training programs, and government-sponsored workshops
    • Completed various online certifications from different massive open online course (MOOC) platforms
    • Chaired sessions in various international and national conferences in the research domain of AI in healthcare
    • Guiding three research scholars and three graduate students for research in the domain
    • Certified as NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) instructor for Fundamentals of Deep Learning and ambassador for faculty educator program
    • Received Rs. 10,000,000 NVIDIA Hardware Grant for setting up NVIDIA Jetson Nano Laboratory
    • Conducted hands-on workshops in the domain of AI and deep learning and trained 1,000+ students and fellow colleagues
  • Algorithms, Data Structures, Theory Of Computation
    • Introduced the concept of virtual laboratories to provide live simulations of the core concepts being taught in the subjects
    • Designed innovative and real-life case studies to be implemented as part of the laboratory sessions and tutorial sessions
    • Trained undergraduate students on using software like Weka, J-Flop, Star UML, Visual C IDE, Jupyter Notebooks etc. for completing the projects and hands-on sessions
  • Administration, Research, Motivation, Teaching, Pedagogy
    • SPOC for NVIDIA Centre of Excellence at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Vadapalani Campus, Chennai
    • Faculty coordinator and point of contact for the NVIDIA laboratory established at JUIT, Solan and laboratory being established at G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE), Nagpur
    • Faculty coordinator for Virtual Labs Nodal Centre established at Baba Farid College of Engineering & Technology (BFCET) in collaboration with the College of Engineering, Pune
    • Organized a theme-based program, “Inspire to Empower,” which brought together women from various fields to share their experiences and inspire women to pursue their dreams in multiple domains
    • Head of Campus Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Committee at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Vadapalani Campus, Chennai
    • Guiding PhD and undergraduate students
    • Associate professor and head of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Bathinda (Punjab), Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur
    • Chairman of board of studies Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Nagpur, Mumbai and Goa
    • Coordinator and jury member Smart India Hackathon 2019 at Nodal Centre GHRCE, Nagpur
    • In charge Centre of Excellence of Data Science at GHRCE, Nagpur
    • Coordinator Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xtreme, TEDx at GHRCE, Nagpur

Professional Service, Certificates, and Awards


  • Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Lifetime Member, International Society for Technology in Education
  • Certificate course in Machine Learning, Stanford University
  • Certificate course in Fundamentals of Deep Learning, NVIDIA DLI
  • Certificate course in Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Multiple Data Types, NVIDIA DLI
  • Certificate course in Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision, NVIDIA DLI
  • Introduction to Data Science Specialization by IBM on Coursera
  • IBM Data Science Specialization by IBM on Coursera
  • IBM Applied Data Science Specialization by IBM on Coursera
  • National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) certification on The Joy of Python Computing Certificate earned with Elite Class
  • NPTEL certification on Fundamental Algorithms: Design and Analysis
  • NVIDIA Certified DLI Instructor and Ambassador for Educators program
  • Evaluator for the Toycathon-2021 Grand Finale, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Awarded with best paper presentation in 2 international conferences
  • Selected as an awardee for Bharat Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar by KTK Foundation and Helium Production
  • 2 times awardee of Army Wives Welfare Association Commendation card
  • Awarded as one of the Top 20 Influential Women Educators and Top 50 Influential Research Guides in India in Tamil Nadu by the Academic Council of uLektz, 2019
  • Second runner-up New Zealand-India Sustainability Challenge, 2017
  • 2 patents published
  • 5 copyrights received
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