Smrithi Rekha V. is currently pursuing her PhD at Amrita School of Business in the area of Software Architecture and Group Decision Making. She is also pursuing research in collaboration with the University of L’Aquila in Italy. 









Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2015 Journal Article R. Raman, Prema Nedungadi, V Smrithi Rekha, and Achuthan, K., “Computer Science (CS) Education in Indian Schools: Situation Analysis using Darmstadt Model”, ACM Transactions on Computing Education (IN PRESS), 2015.
Publication Type: Conference Paper
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2014 Conference Paper V Smrithi Rekha and Muccini, Hb, “A study on group decision-making in software architecture”, in Proceedings - Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture 2014, WICSA 2014, Sydney, NSW, 2014, pp. 185-194.[Abstract]

When architecting software systems, architects (with the contribution of other stakeholders) make several design decisions. These decisions could be related to the selection of the right components and connectors, the architectural style to be used, the distribution of various components, the deployment of software components into hardware devices, etc. Many methods have been proposed by the research community to help documenting several aspects of architectural design decisions including design alternatives, stakeholder concerns, decisions and the rationale for making such decisions and enhancing the decision-making process. Still, very little has been done to truly understand how architectural design decisions are made by group of practitioners, what information is documented, the tools used for helping documenting and how conflicts are managed. This study, by looking at principles and techniques for group decision making coming from other disciplines, aims to understand: a) how practitioners make group decisions in architecting software systems, b) how practiced group decision-making techniques relate to state-of-the-art techniques, and c) challenges companies face when making architecture-related group decisions. The study is conducted by using a questionnaire distributed to practitioners and researchers involved in group design decisions in industry. The results are used to drive some recommendations to improve the current group design decision process. © 2014 IEEE.

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2014 Conference Paper R. Raman, Kv, Ub, V Smrithi Rekha, and Prema Nedungadi, “Using WebGL to implement a glass lens in Online Labs”, in 2014 7th International Conference on Contemporary Computing, IC3 2014, 2014, pp. 50-55.[Abstract]

Online Labs are revolutionizing education by offering access to content anytime and from any place. The OLabs project has had a deep impact on learning capabilities of students by providing an integrated environment that includes videos, animations, simulations and textual content. It has also helped to substitute teachers wherever there have been gaps. OLabs offers an excellent platform for the improvement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education which has been the focus of several countries in recent times. The current content in OLabs is 2 dimensional. 2D content comes with its own limitations of low accuracy and low realism and hence moving to browser based 3D representations is important to offer an enriching experience to the learner. WebGL offers the powerful capability of rendering 2D as well as 3D content in any browser without the need to install additional applications or components. With the advent of WebGL, writing 3D applications have become simpler since most details are abstracted from the programmer. New features are added almost every week in WebGL by the community making it rich and powerful. In this paper we present our work on implementing, in 3D, a convex lens experiment in OLabs Physics using WebGL and dynamic cube mapping. We propose to extend this work to more experiments in Physics and Chemistry, demonstrate it to students and measure their learning. © 2014 IEEE.

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