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Dr. Prema Nedungadi

Chairperson, Director

Chancellor Amma’s vision to provide holistic Education in K12 and higher education that integrates both life and living skills along with managing health in rural India was the inspiration for AmritaCREATE at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Dr. Prema Nedungadi is a founding Director at AmritaCREATE, an award winning, educational and health technology for societal benefit initiative of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, with $4.6m in research funding, 2 patents and over 54 publications. She is recipient of the Digital India Award from the Hon’ble Minister of MeitY, in the Category – Digital Empowerment (2015). Other awards include best journal paper, IEEE Transactions in Education (2014), Best Exhibit, Kerala Science Congress (2012), IT Excellence Award for eLearning and Education, Computer Society of India, (2013).

Qualification: Ph.D
prema@amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Education & Health Systems

Bio

Chancellor Amma’s vision to provide holistic Education in K12 and higher education that integrates both life and living skills along with managing health in rural India was the inspiration for AmritaCREATE (Amrita Center for Research in Analytics & Technologies for Education) at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Dr. Prema Nedungadi is a founding Director at AmritaCREATE (Amrita Center for Research in Analytics & Technologies for Education), an award winning, educational and health technology for societal benefit initiative of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, with $4.6m in research funding, 2 patents and over 54 publications. AmritaCREATE was selected to be one of five finalist teams for the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation’s Adult Literacy XPRIZE in an awards ceremony on June 25, 2018, in New Orleans.

She is recipient of the Digital India Award from the Hon’ble Minister of MeitY, in the Category – Digital Empowerment (2015). Other awards include best journal paper, IEEE Transactions in Education (2014), Best Exhibit, Kerala Science Congress (2012), IT Excellence Award for eLearning and Education, Computer Society of India, (2013).

Her research focus areas include Education & Health Systems. AmritaCREATE has pioneered technology enhanced learning for K12 Schools & Higher Education in both formal and informal settings and in Health Awareness and Monitoring Systems. Large scale projects developed and deployed across India include Amrita Rural India Tablet enhanced Education (RITE) in remote villages, Intelligent Tutoring Systems for School Education, eGovernance Systems for Schools, Big Data Analytics in Education, Health Awareness and Monitoring IoT based Systems and Simulations and CASE Based environments for Medical Education. Her prior experience includes 15 years of Software Architecture experience at Sybase Inc. and Redbrick Systems (IBM), California, USA.

Dr. Prema Nedungadi has presented Amrita’s Digital India and Sustainable Development projects at international forums such as UNESCO and the Vatican and participated as a member of MHRD’s expert committee for inputs into the use of ICT in India’s new Education Policy. The technology and methodology is deployed in 22 states across India, with impact at 4357 schools and via. 41 remote and rural village centers. The impact includes 11,000 teachers trained and 300,000+ students impacted in schools and universities.

 

Publications

Book Chapter

Usage and Diffusion of Biotechnology Virtual Labs for Enhancing University education in India’s Urban and Rural Areas

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Shyam Diwakar, Prof. Raghu Raman, Dr. Bipin G. Nair; Hemalatha Sasidharakurup; Rakhi Radhamani; Gopika Sujatha; Akhila Shekhar; Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan; Prof. Prema Nedungadi; Raghu Raman

Publisher : E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis

Feature and Search Space Reduction for Label-Dependent Multi-label Classification

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Haripriya

Publisher : Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer and Communication Technologies: IC3T 2015, Volume 2

Enhanced Higher Order Orthogonal Iteration Algorithm for Student Performance Prediction

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi

Publisher : Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer and Communication Technologies: IC3T 2015, Volume 1

AmritaRITE: A Holistic Model for Inclusive Education in Rural India

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman, Menon, R., and Mulki, K

Publisher : Children and Sustainable Development: Ecological Education in a Globalized World

OLabs of Digital India, Its Adaptation for Schools in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, A. Demba, Raghu Raman

Publisher : Information and Communication Technology for Intelligent Systems

Pedagogical Support for Collaborative Development of Virtual and Remote Labs: Amrita VLCAP

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Prof. Raghu Raman, Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Pradeep, P., and Raghu Raman

Publisher : Cyber-Physical Laboratories in Engineering and Science Education

Comparison of Metaheuristics for the Allocation of Resources for an After-School Program in Remote Areas of India

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Georg Gutjahr; Radhika Menon

Publisher : Machine Learning and Metaheuristics Algorithms, and Applications

Conference Paper

The VALUE @ Amrita Virtual Labs Project: Using Web Technology to Provide Virtual Laboratory Access to Students

Authors : Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Shyam Diwakar, Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Sreekala C. O., Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, Dr. Saritha A. Pillai, Dr. Sreedha Sambhudevan, Prof. Raghu Raman, K.S. Sreelatha; S. Surendran; S. Humphreys; A. Deepthi; Rathish Gangadharan; Jyothi Ranganatha; Suma Mahesh

Publisher : Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2011 IEEE

Adaptive learning methodologies to support reforms in Continuous formative Evaluation

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman

Publisher : ICEIT 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Educational and Information Technology, Proceedings

Exploiting label dependency and feature similarity for multi-label classification

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Haripriya, H

Publisher : 2014 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)

Enhanced sentiment analysis of informal textual communication in social media by considering objective words and intensifiers

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Jasmine T. Bhaskar, Sruthi, K

Publisher : IEEE International Conference on Recent Advances and Innovations in Engineering (ICRAIE), 2014

Interactive Gesture Based Cataract Surgery Simulation

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, A. Jayakumar, Mathew, B., N, U.

Publisher : 2015 Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications (ICACC)

Integrating Apriori with Paired K-means for Cluster Fixed Mixed Data

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, H. Haripriya, Amrutha, S., Veena, R

Publisher : Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics

Personalized Multi-relational Matrix Factorization Model for Predicting Student Performance

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Smruthy, T. K

Publisher : Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications: Volume 1

Multi label prediction using association rule generation and simple k-means

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prathibhamol C. P., H. Haripriya, Pai, Y. R., Sandeep, M. S., Sankar, A. M., a, S. N. V.

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Computational Techniques in Information and Communication Technologies (ICCTICT)

Enhancing Speech Recognition in Developing language Learning Systems for Low Cost Androids

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, A. Jayakumar, Raghunath, M., S, S. M., S, A., Sadanandan

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Computational Techniques in Information and Communication Technologies (ICCTICT)

Using an Intelligent Tutoring System to Predict Mathematics and English Assessments

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, G. Gutjahr, Menon, K

Publisher : 5th IEEE International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE)

Technology Enabled Teacher Training for Lowliterate, Remote and Rural Multi-grade Education Centers

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, R. Menon, Raghu Raman

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017

Considering Misconceptions in Automatic Essay Scoring with A-TEST – Amrita Test Evaluation & Scoring Tool

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Jyothi L

Publisher : AFRICOMM 2013, Springer Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST)

Effectiveness of adaptive learning with interactive animations and simulations

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman

Publisher : ICACTE 2010 - 2010 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering, Proceedings

Biotechnology virtual labs- integrating wet-lab techniques and theoretical learning for enhanced learning at universities

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Shyam Diwakar, Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan

Publisher : DSDE 2010 - International Conference on Data Storage and Data Engineering

Hello World: Bootstrapping Cybersecurity Education in Indian Rural High Schools

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, V. Pavithran, Raj, A. S., and Achuthan, K

Publisher : 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

Modeling Diffusion of Blended Labs for Science Experiments among Undergraduate Engineering Student

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Prema Nedungadi, and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh

Publisher : AFRICOMM 2013, Springer Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST)

Predicting Students’ Performance on Intelligent Tutoring System-Personalized Clustered BKT (PC-BKT) Model

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Remya, M. S

Publisher : 44th Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2014 (IN PRESS)

Optimal Tour Planning for Measles and Rubella Vaccination in Kochi, South India

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, G. Gutjahr, L Krishna, C.

Publisher : 2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)

Automated Screening for Trisomy 21 by measuring Nuchal Translucency and Frontomaxillary Facial Angle

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Geetha M., P. S. Lakshmi,Menon, N. R., Krishnan, V

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)

Effectiveness of Online Labs Teacher Training Workshop

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, P. Chandrashekhar, Prabhakaran, M., Georg, G., Raghu Raman

Publisher : IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

Digital Literacy and Substance Abuse Awareness Using Tablets in Indigenous Settlements in Kerala

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Nisanth M., Mohan, A., Gutjahr, G.

Publisher : IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

Spelling Errors by Normal and Poor Readers in a Bilingual Malayalam-English Dyslexia Screening Test

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Mithun Haridas, Prof. Raghu Raman, Mithun Haridas, Vasudevan, N., G Nair, J., Gutjahr, G., Raghu Raman

Publisher : IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

Benefits of Activity Based Learning Pedagogy with Online Labs (OLabs)

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Prabhakaran, M., and Raghu Raman

Publisher : 5th IEEE International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE)

Analysis of School Dropouts and Impact of Digital Literacy in Girls of the Muthuvan Tribes

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Nisanth M., A. Mohan, Gutjahr, G., Erickson, L., Menon, R

Publisher : 5th IEEE International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE)

Analyzing the Responses of Primary School Children in Dyslexia Screening Tests

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Mithun Haridas, Mithun Haridas, Vasudevan, N., Iyer, A., Menon, R.

Publisher : 5th IEEE International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE)

Incorporating forgetting in the Personalized, Clustered, Bayesian Knowledge Tracing (PC-BKT) model

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Remya, M. S

Publisher : Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Cognitive Computing and Information Processing, CCIP 2015

Comparing English and Malayalam Reading Difficulties in Children with a Bilingual Screening Tool

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, M. Haridas, Vasudevan, N., Gutjahr, G., Raghu Raman

Publisher : 3rd Int. Conf. on Information and Communication Technology for Intelligent Systems

Incorporating CTML Principles in Tablet-based Learning

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Mithun Haridas;Raghu Raman

Publisher : Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy: Exploring Energy Solutions for an Intelligent Power Grid, TAP Energy 2017

Genetic Algorithms for Vaccination Tour Planning in Tribal Areas in Kerala

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, G. Gutjahr, Kamala, K. A. S.

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)

Blending concept maps with online labs (OLabs): Case study with biological science

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman

Publisher : ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Using WebGL to implement a glass lens in Online Labs

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, KV, U., S. V, R.

Publisher : 2014 7th International Conference on Contemporary Computing, IC3 2014

A High Performance Hybrid Algorithm for Text Classification

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Harikumar, H., and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh

Publisher : Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT), 2014 Fifth International Conference on the

Low cost tablets as disruptive educational innovation: modeling its diffusion within Indian K12 system

Authors : Dr. Avinash Shivdas, Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman, Vachhrajani, H., Dr. Avinash Shivdas

Publisher : Innovations in Technology Conference (InnoTek), 2014 IEEE

Improving Perception of Invisible Phenomena in UG Physics Education Using ICT

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dr. Sreekala C. O., Prof. Raghu Raman, Francis S.; Bose l.; K. S. Sreelatha

Publisher : International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (IEEE Xplore)

Modeling diffusion of tabletop for collaborative learning using interactive science lab simulations

Authors : Prof. Raghu Raman, Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh

Publisher : Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Low cost tablet enhanced pedagogy for early grade reading: Indian context

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Jayakumar, A.

Publisher : IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC)

Hybrid approach for emotion classification of audio conversation based on text and speech mining

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Jasmine T. Bhaskar, Sruthi, K

Publisher : Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT), Procedia Computer Science

A Comparative Performance Analysis of Self Organizing Maps on Weight Initializations Using different Strategies

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Ha Haripriya, DeviSree, Rb, Pooja, Db

Publisher : Proceedings - 2015 5th International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications, ICACC 2015

VirtualLabs: Pervasive education & scenes from an ICT perspective

Authors : Prof. Bipin Nair, Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Shyam Diwakar, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Prema Nedungadi

Publisher : Proceedings of the 5TH GUIDE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2011

Query-based Multi-Document Summarization by Clustering of Documents

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, G. K. R. Naveen

Publisher : Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing

2014 Seventh International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3). 7-9 August, Noida, India [Copyright notice]

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Tirumale Ramesh; Howard Jay Siegel; Bhavesh Khemka; Sudeep Pasricha; Ryan Friese; Anthony A Maciejewski; Gregory A Koenigz; Sarah Powersz; Marcia Hiltonx; Rajendra Rambharosx; Gene Okonskix; Steve Poolezx; Martin Henson; Sonal Gupta; Sanjay Goel; Ritu Arora; RK Mittal; Esha Baidya; Nilesh Padhariya; Kshama Raichura; KV Unnikrishnan; V Smrithi Rekha; Prof. Prema Nedungadi; V Adinarayanan; Shitala Prasad; Piyush Kumar; Kumari Priyanka Sinha; Sandeep Kumar; Ashutosh Kumar; Vivek Kumar Sharma; Harish Sharma; Shiven Chawla; Sakshi Agarwal

Publisher : 2014 Seventh International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3)

esign of a Low-cost Universal Color Sensor to Support Rural Healthcare

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Harikrishnan Venugopal; Amrita Jayakumar; Georg Gutjahr; G. J. Nair;

Publisher : 2018 8th International Symposium on Embedded Computing and System Design (ISED),

Inter-Rater Reliability of a Dyslexia Screening Test

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan, Prof. Raghu Raman, Mithun Haridas; L. Sasikumar; G. Gutjahr; Raghu Raman;

Publisher : 2019 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E) (2019)

Feature-Aware Knowledge Tracing for Generation of Concept-Knowledge Reports in an Intelligent Tutoring System

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan, Prof. Raghu Raman, M. Haridas, Gayathry, S., Gutjahr, G., Raghu Raman

Publisher : 2019 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), 2019

Rural Health in Digital India: Interactive Simulations for Community Health Workers

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Asish Mohan; Romita Jinachandran; Raghu Raman

Publisher : 2019 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), 2019

Technology for Monitoring and Coordinating an After-School Program in Remote Areas of India

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, G. Gutjahr, Nair, A., Menon, R.

Publisher : 2019 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E)

Vehicle Routing and Facility-Location for Sustainable Lemongrass Cultivation

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, S. Ajayan, Dileep, A., Mohan, A., Gutjahr, G., Sreeni, K

Publisher : 2019 9th International Symposium on Embedded Computing and System Design (ISED) (2019)

Comparison of Metaheuristics for a Vehicle Routing Problem in a Farming Community

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, A. Mohan, Dileep, A., Ajayan, S., Gutjahr, G.

Publisher : Machine Learning and Metaheuristics Algorithms, and Applications

Teacher Perception of OLabs Pedagogy

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, P. Chandrashekhar, Prabhakaran, M., Gutjahr, G., Raghu Raman

Publisher : Fourth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology

Comparing English and Malayalam Spelling Errors of Children using a Bilingual Screening Tool

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan, Prof. Raghu Raman, M. Haridas, Gutjahr, G., Raghu Raman

Publisher : Fourth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology

Performance improvements in schools with Adaptive Learning and Assessment

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman

Publisher : ICDLE 2010 - 2010 4th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education, Proceedings

Journal Article

Virtual labs in engineering education: Modeling perceived critical mass of potential adopter teachers

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan

Publisher : Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Modelling diffusion of a personalized learning framework

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman, and Karmeshu

Publisher : Educational Technology Research and Development

A new approach to personalization: Integrating e-learning and m-learning

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman

Publisher : Educational Technology Research and Development

Usage and Diffusion of Biotechnology Virtual Labs for Enhancing University education in India’s Urban and Rural Areas

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Shyam Diwakar, Prof. Raghu Raman, Dr. Bipin G. Nair; Hemalatha Sasidharakurup; Rakhi Radhamani; Gopika Sujatha; Akhila Shekhar; Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan; Prof. Prema Nedungadi; Raghu Raman

Publisher : E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis

Unsupervised word sense disambiguation for automatic essay scoring

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Raj, H.

Publisher : Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies

Enhanced Facilitation of Biotechnology Education in Developing Nations via Virtual Labs: Analysis, Implementation and Case-studies

Authors : Prof. Bipin Nair, Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Shyam Diwakar, Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Prema Nedungadi

Publisher : Intl Journal of Computer Technology and Engineering

Modeling Diffusion of Blended Labs for Science Experiments among Undergraduate Engineering Student

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Prema Nedungadi, and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh

Publisher : AFRICOMM 2013, Springer Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST)

Learning-Enabled Computer Assessment of Science Labs with Scaffolds Methodology

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman

Publisher : The Technology Interface International Journal |

Modeling Diffusion of Blended Labs for Science Experiments Among Undergraduate Engineering Students

Authors : Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Raghu Raman, Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh

Publisher : Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

Towards an Inclusive Digital Literacy Framework for Digital India

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Menon, R., Gutjahr, G., Erickson, L., and Raghu Raman

Publisher : Education and Training

Blending Concept Maps with Online Labs for STEM Learning

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Mithun Haridas, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Inquiry Based Learning Pedagogy for Chemistry Practical Experiments Using OLabs

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Malini, P., and Raghu Raman

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Data-Driven Methods for Advancing Precision Oncology

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Iyer, A.; Gutjahr, G.; Bhaskar, J.; Pillai, A.B.

Publisher : Current Pharmacology Reports

Awareness and Effectiveness of Educational Schemes for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in Coimbatore District

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. Radhakrishnan, Pillai, N. M., Rao R. Bhavani, Gutjahr, G.

Publisher : International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

Complementing Education via Virtual Labs: Implementation and Deployment of Remote Laboratories and Usage Analysis in South Indian Villages

Authors : Prof. Bipin Nair, Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Raghu Raman, Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Dhanush Kumar, Rakhi Radhamani, Hemalatha Sasidharakurup, Nijin Nizar, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Prema Nedungadi, Raghu Raman

Publisher : International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE)

Virtual Labs Collaborative & Accessibility Platform (VLCAP)

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Raghu Raman, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar

EMERITUS

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Hari Mishra; Alexander Sadovski; Giorgia Adams; Sue Boney-McCoy; Tom Booth; Elena Broggin; Jehanzeb Cheema; Thomas Chow; Dale Cyr; John DeLazzari; Ionel Dorofte; William FIsher; April Galyardt; Paul Gerrard; Semirhan Gökce; Matt Grady; Jorge Hernández-Laboy; Matthew Hesson-McInnis; Kazuki Hori; Pawel Jurek; Robert Kirkpatrick; Hongli Li; Lori Lindbergh; Peter Lordan; Surinder Madahar; Akbariah Mahdzir; Silas Makhubela; Axel Mayer; Debra Moroz; Hyun-Woo Nam; Prof. Prema Nedungadi; Steffi Pohl; Jiahe Qian; Rafael Ramirez; Graham Rifenback; Norman Rose; Jeff Rouder; David Rudd; Chingwei Shim; Boaz Shulruf; Rhonda Szczesniak; Mohsen Tavakol; Patrick Wadlington; Carol Walker; Michio Yamamoto; Mo Zhang; Zhiyong Zhang; Cindy Walker; Wen-Chung Wang; Ruthanne Wasserman; Michio Yamamoto; Mo Zhang; Zhiyong Zhang

Publisher : Psychometrika

Incorporating forgetting in the Personalized, Clustered, Bayesian Knowledge Tracing (PC-BKT) model

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Remya, Ms

Publisher : 2015 International Conference on Cognitive Computing and Information Processing

Inquiry Based Learning Pedagogy for Chemistry Practical Experiments Using OLabs

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, rabhakaran, M., and Raghu Raman

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Annex 3. Attendance of the Workshop (Speakers and Observers)

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Werner Switzerland Arber; Jorge Allende; Rao R. Bhavani; Prof. Prema Nedungadi; Margaret UK Archer; Luis Colombia Arancibia; Kaushik Basu; Jacques France Blamont; Yves France Coppens; Daniel W Hillis; John UK Holman; Bernard France Hugonnier; Hideaki Japan Koizumi; Yee Cheong Malaysia Lee; Marguerite France Léna; Enrique Argentina Palmeyro; Elena France Pasquinelli; Pierre France Léna; Mai China Lu; Veerhabhadran Ramanathan; Courtney Ross; Jeffrey Sachs; Manzoor Pakistan Samroo; Marcelo Vatican Sánchez-Sorondo; Gonzalo Spain Sánchez Terán; Wolf Singer; Sydney Israel Strauss; Ignacio Colombia Suñol; Anyadike Nigeria Tobechi; Sally UK Tomlinson; Peter KA Turkson

Publisher : Children and Sustainable Development,

Design of a Low Cost RGB Color Sensor for Rural Health Care Applications

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, H. Venugopal, Gutjahr, G

Publisher : Journal of Low Power Electronics

Behavior Change and Sustainability of Ecological Restoration Projects

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Ekaterina Lengefeld; Graciela Metternicht

Publisher : Restoration Ecology

Predicting school performance and early risk of failure from an intelligent tutoring system

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Raghu Raman, Mithun Haridas; Georg Gutjahr; Raghu Raman; Rudraraju Ramaraju;

Publisher : Education and Information Technologies

Remote Triggered Dual-Axis Solar Irradiance Measurement System

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Freeman, J. D., Mohankumar, U., Varghese, A., Vasanthakumari, A. M., Francis, S. P., and Kolil, V. K.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

Work and Research Experience

YEAR AFFILIATION
2005 – Present Director, Amrita Center for Research in Analytics & Technologies for Education (AmritaCREATE)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
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1998 – 2004 Founder, Successful Bay Area Consulting with focus on ERP and Internet Technologies
Clarion Technologies, California, USA
1995 – 1998 Project Manager, Red Brick Data Warehouse for Massively Parallel Systems
Redbrick Data Warehouse (acquired by IBM), California, USA
1991 – 1995 Architect, Parallel Data Server Group
Sybase Inc, USA
Research Projects
  • Principal Investigator: Amrita RITE (Rural India Tablet enhanced Education)
    Funding: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Under Chancellor Amma’s guidance, a unique patent pending tablet technology has been developed in multiple Indian languages with the goal of providing life-changing sustainable development solutions to the disadvantaged. We work with low achieving or out of school students directly in their village settings by using after school tutoring, alternative schools and pre-schools in formal and informal settings.
    In 40 villages, Education Centers have been established, offering holistic education, blending innovative tablet technology with time tested traditional methods including academics, health awareness, social awareness, value education while taking care of their nutrition and health. Selected student Ambassadors help raise health and social awareness in the entire village.
    Impact: 22 states, 140 villages
  • Principal Investigator: eGovernance big data Analytics Platform for CBSE Schools (eGAP)
    Funding: World Bank
    Impact: Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), India with 15000+ schools in India
    World Bank Funding for Amrita CREATE and School of Business for their eGovernance BigData Analytics Platform
  • Principal Investigator: Online Labs for School Practical Science (OLabs)
    Funding: eLearning Division, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India
    The Online Labs (OLabs) for Science Practical Skills (Grades 9-12), offered free to schools, was developed to overcome the limitations faced by schools in India, especially rural schools, due to either insufficient time or instruments in laboratories. The OLabs projects reached a significant milestone in 2012, when it was officially endorsed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for its 15,000 schools.
    Impact: Over 60,000 secondary school students and 4,300 teachers trained.
  • Principal Investigator: Measuring Learning
    Funding: HP Foundation, USA
    Develop methods to assess STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills including innovation, creative and higher-order thinking, global collaboration and the ability to tackle big, open-ended challenges; these are often not evaluated in schools.
    Collaboration: Carnegie Mellon University
    Impact: 28 schools with over50,000 students
    Awarded at HP-Catalyst Summit in Beijing
  • Principal Investigator: AmritaJeevanam – Health Awareness & Monitoring Platform for Rural India
    Funding: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    ChancellorAmma’s vision to provide low cost medical devices to villagers, train them in using it and provide health awareness, monitoring and preventive education,has resulted in AmritaJeevanam, a patent pendinglow cost solution.
    Impact: Health Monitoring & Awareness in Rural India, Health Worker Training in140 villages
  • Principal Investigator: Medical Simulation (MedSim)
    Funding: eLearning Division, DeiTY, Government of India
    MedSim is an innovative Medical Simulation Serious Game Platformthat allows medical students to visualize, learn, practise and experience a variety of medical skills and procedures. We are collaborating with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, CDAC and Trivandrum Medical College
    Impact: 200 Medical and Nursing Colleges in India
  • Principal Investigator: Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation for Schools (CCE)
    Funding: eLearning Division, DeitY, Government of India
    Impact: Teachers and Administrators of Secondary Schools, India.
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Virtual Labs Simulation Labs for Higher Education (Physical and Chemical Sciences)
    Funding: MHRD, Government of India
    Developed over 200 virtual simulations, animations and videos in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Biotechnology. Our videos selected by prestigious youtube edu channel
    Impact: Higher Education Engineering and Science students in India.
  • Principal Investigator: Career, Soft skills & Language Labs
    Funding: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Caree, SoftSkill & Language Labs for job readiness for university students.
    Impact: 2000 students in India.
  • Principal Investigator: Amrita Learning Systems for Schools
    Funding: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Amrita Learning, our flagship product, is an Intelligent Tutoring System with Science, Language Arts and Mathematics
    Impact: 35 schools with over 36,000 students in India
  • Principal Investigator: eLiteracy & Health Awareness using tablets for Tribals in Kerala
    Funding: IT For Masses, DeitY, Government of India
    Computer and Health Awareness using Tablets
    Impact: 1000 Scheduled Tribes in Tribal areas including abused girls.
  • Principal Investigator: Scaling of OLabs
    Funding: eLearning Division, DeitY, Government of India
    Impact: 15000 schools, training of 30,000 teachers and cloud technology for 3.6 million students
Academics
TEACHING STUDENT MENTORING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MENTORING
M. Tech. Computer Science
M. Tech. E- learning Technology
Rural Internship
Amrita Rural Internships across India
Live-in-Labs
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Awards & Achivements

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Winner, Computer Society of India, IT Excellence Award for eLearning and Education 2013.
  • Computer Society of India’s Awards for Excellence
  • OECD cited our work multiple times as an innovation that scaled in OECD Education Working Paper Series 
  • New Media Consortium showcases Amrita’s tablet Education in their Annual Horizon report
  • USAID invites Amrita CREATE Labs to Showcase their Rural India Tablet Education (RITE) Program
  • Awarded at HP-Catalyst Summit in Beijing
  • Distinguished Speaker, National Conference on ICT for School Education
  • Amrita CREATE Wins First Prize at the 26th Kerala Science Congress
Conference Organised
  • IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education 2012
  • International Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning For Schools
  • Training Workshops for Village Teachers
  • DST INSPIRE-Science Camp 2012
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