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Dr. Asha Vijayan

Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr) ,Amrita Mind Brain Center, Amritapuri

Qualification: MSc, Ph.D
ashavijayan@am.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Neuro-inspired Algorithms, Computational Neuroscience, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Bioinformatics, Structural and Systems Biology

Bio

Dr. Asha Vijayan is an Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) at the Amrita Mind Brain Center in Amritapuri.

With a post-graduation in Bioinformatics and an undergraduate in Biotechnology, which was a triple main course majoring in Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Zoology, she had a passion for interdisciplinary sciences.

She received her Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience in 2019 from the School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The Ph.D. topic was on developing a Cerebellum Inspired Spiking Neural Network for prediction as well as Motor Control, and the topic was interdisciplinary in nature, which included neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

She has been associated with over 15 years of dedicated academic, research, and teaching experience with the School of Biotechnology and Engineering mainly in the areas related to bioinformatics, systems biology, and computational neuroscience. During this period, she was marked by many publications in reputed journals, book chapters, and conferences. The continuous engagement with academic pursuits, including participation in workshops, seminars, and training programs, attests to a proactive approach to staying well-informed of cutting-edge developments. She is also a PI for one of the extended Phase III VALUE projects (Virtual and Accessible Laboratories for Universalizing Education); a major virtual labs initiative supported by the Sakshat mission of MHRD, Government of India.

Dr. Vijayan’s commitment to staying abreast of cutting-edge developments is demonstrated through her active participation in workshops, seminars, and training programs. Currently serving as the Principal Investigator for one of the extended Phase III VALUE projects, a prominent virtual labs initiative supported by the Sakshat mission of MHRD, Government of India, she continues to drive advancements in education.

With a Post Graduation in Bioinformatics and an Undergraduation in Biotechnology, where she majored in Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Zoology, Dr. Vijayan’s academic journey showcases her diverse and well-rounded background. Her research interests encompass neuro-inspired algorithms, computational neuroscience, and bioinformatics, particularly in the realms of structural and systems biology. Dr. Vijayan’s multifaceted expertise reflects her passion for advancing knowledge at the intersection of neuroscience and technology.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2021

Computational Modelling of Cerebellum Granule Neuron Temporal Responses for Auditory and Visual Stimuli

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Bipin G. Nair, Arathi G. Rajendran, Asha Vijayan, Chaitanya Medini, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, “Computational modelling of cerebellum granule neuron temporal responses for auditory and visual stimuli”, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, vol. Vol.18 No.3, pp.356 - 372, 2021.

Publisher : International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms.

Year : 2017

Enabling a Freely Accessible Open Source Remotely Controlled Robotic Articulator with a Neuro-inspired control Algorithm

Cite this Research Publication : Asha Vijayan, Chaitanya Nutakki, Dhanush Kumar, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, “Enabling a freely accessible open source remotely controlled robotic articulator with a neuro-inspired control algorithm”, International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 61-75, 2017.

Publisher : International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE), pp: 61-75.

Year : 2013

Classifying Movement Articulation for Robotic Arms via Machine Learning

Cite this Research Publication : Asha Vijayan, Chaitanya Nutakki, Chaitanya Medini, Hareesh Singanamala, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, Krishnasree Achuthan, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, “Classifying Movement Articulation for Robotic Arms via Machine Learning”, Journal of Intelligent Computing, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 123-134, 2013.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent Computing.

Year : 2011

Audio steganography using modified LSB and PVD

Cite this Research Publication : R. Darsana and Asha Vijayan, “Audio steganography using modified LSB and PVD”, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 197 CCIS, pp. 11-20, 2011.

Publisher : Communications in Computer and Information Science

Conference Paper

Year : 2020

Signal Processing in Yoga-Related Neural Circuits and Implications of Stretching and Sitting Asana on Brain Function

Cite this Research Publication : Dhanush Kumar, Akshara Chelora Puthanveedu, Mohan, K., Lekshmi Aji Priya, Anjali Rajeev, Athira Cheruvathe Harisudhan, Asha Vijayan, Sandeep Bodda, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, “Signal Processing in Yoga-Related Neural Circuits and Implications of Stretching and Sitting Asana on Brain Function”, in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cybernetics, Cognition and Machine Learning Applications, Goa, India, August 29-30, 2020

Publisher : Springer

Year : 2017

Comparing Robotic Control using a Spiking Model of Cerebellar Network and a Gain Adapting forward-inverse Model

Cite this Research Publication : Asha Vijayan, Vivek Gopan, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, “Comparing robotic control using a spiking model of cerebellar network and a gain adapting forward-inverse model”, in 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), Udupi, India, 2017

Publisher : ICACCI

Year : 2016

Low-Cost Robotic Articulator as an Online Education tool: Design, Deployment and Usage

Cite this Research Publication : C. Nutakki, Vijayan, A., Sasidharakurup, H., Nair, B., K. Achuthan, and Diwakar, S., “Low-cost robotic articulator as an online education tool: Design, deployment and usage”, in International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016 - Conference Proceedings, 2017.

Publisher : Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Year : 2010

Wireless intrusion detection based on different clustering approaches

Cite this Research Publication : A. M. Nambiar, Asha Vijayan, and Nandakumar, A., “Wireless intrusion detection based on different clustering approaches”, in Proceedings of the 1st Amrita ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing in India, A2CWiC'10, Coimbatore, 2010.

Publisher : A2CWiC'10

Year : 2010

Evol optimer- tool for gene expression analysis

Cite this Research Publication : G. L. Sairam, Asha Vijayan, Gerald H Lushington, and Mahesh Visvanathan, “Evol optimer- tool for gene expression analysis”, in Proc. IEEE Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshop (BIBMW), 2010, pp. 169-172.

Publisher : IEEE

Earlier Affiliation
  • Teaching Assistant, Amrita School of Biotechnology (09/09/09-30/06/10)
  • Junior Lecturer, Amrita School of Biotechnology (01/07/10-01/07/12)
  • Lecturer, Amrita School of Biotechnology (01/07/12-01/01/14)
  • Senior Lecturer, Amrita School of Biotechnology (01/01/14 – 01/07/15)
Education
  • B. Sc. Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology (triple main) from Fatima Mata National College, Kollam
  • M. Sc. Bioinformatics from Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam
  • Ph. D., Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
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