Qualification: 
MSc, M.Tech
sruthyanand@am.amrita.edu

Sruthy Anand currently serves as Research Associate at the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (Amrita WNA), Amritapuri. 

Academic Qualification

  • Pursuing Ph.D in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus under the guidance of Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh
  • Holding two master degrees M. Tech. in Wireless Networks and Application and MSc. in Computer Science.

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh, Director, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications.
Current Area: Data Dissemination Framework for Marine Opportunistic Network

Opportunistic network is a challenged network where the nodes meet opportunistically over time. In such network, complete path from source to destination doesn’t exist always. The network is dynamic and edges are time-dependent so path will be highly unstable and may break or change quickly. To make the communication possible in such network, the intermediate nodes may take custody of data and forward it when the connectivity resumes. My research aims to come up with a mechanism to deliver the data in such a challenged network.

Teaching Experience

  • 15CUL111- Cultural Education Paper 2 for BTEC S2 CSE- C batch.
  • EL626 - Distributed System for S2 ELT 2014-2016 batch.
  • EL602 - Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms for S1 ELT 2014-2016 batch.
  • EL623 - Programming concept Lab for S1 M.Tech ELT 2013-2015 batch

Teaching Assistant

  • TA for Ms.Padmamala for "EL602-Advanced Data structures and Algorithms".
  • TA for Dr.Kalyan Sasidhar.P.S, for "EL603- Advanced Networking and Operating Systems".

Conference Attended

  • International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief, ACWR 2011
  • International Conference MNCApps 2012, Bangalore.
  • IEEE conference on Technology for Education(T4E 2013), IIT Kharagpur, December 2013.
  • IEEE conference on Technology for Education(T4E 2014), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, December 2014.

Other Achievements

  • Volunteered for the co-ordination of the SSTDM workshop 2016 and OMN workshop 2017 at Amritapuri campus.
  • Worked as a Volunteer co-ordinator for the co-ordination for International conference T4E 2014
  • Volunteered for co-ordinating AYUDH Camps for seniors 2016, fresher's camp 2016, Vishuthaineettam 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and also Bharat Mata Pooja 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Volunteered in AYUDH National Camp organized by Ayudh India, December 2015 and December 2017.
  • Organized and Volunteered Fresher’s welcome camp 2015 ‘Together We Can’, fresers welcome by Ayudh Amritapuri for 2015, 2016 and 2017 students batch.
  • Participated and did volunteer co-ordination in International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E2014.
  • Co-ordinated and Prepared questions for “National Quiz Competition in Education Technology’ for the students who volunteered for Ammas 61st Birthday.
  • Participated and did volunteer co-ordination in International Summit on Technology for Education, during Amma’s 60th Birthday.
  • Volunteered and Participated in the Amritamgamya 2014 Camp organized by AYUDH Amritapuri, may 2014.
  • Participated and actively volunteered in International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief, ACWR 2011

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2014

Conference Paper

Sruthy Anand, Jayahari, K. R., Bijlani, K., Vijayan, V., and Chatterjee, S., “Pedagogy - Based Design of Live Virtual Classroom for Large-Scale Training”, in 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Technology for Education, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, , 2014.[Abstract]


A major issue faced by the education system in highly populated countries like India is the shortage of experienced and trained teachers and trainers. In order to alleviate this issue, we describe how the e-Learning tool AVIEW is being used for large-scale online training and teaching. A-VIEW allows thousands of participants at various geographical locations to be trained and taught at the same time. In our years of research and development with large scale virtual classrooms, we have found that the basic online platform needs to be built with strong e-learning pedagogy considerations such as learner engagement, ease of use, various types of assessment and cost-effectiveness. To support these pedagogy principles, we have done research and built innovations in the form of several unique technical features which have been incorporated into the virtual classroom platform A-VIEW. In addition, the virtual classroom system needs to be operate in an environment with basic infrastructure requirements in order to be effective for large scale operations. Our current implementation with over 5000 colleges in higher education shows that large-scale training and teaching is working well in the field, the customized online platform A-VIEW has tremendous potential for India

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2014

Conference Paper

Sruthy Anand, Chatterjee, S., and Bijlani, K., “Pedagogy Experiments with Recorded Video Lectures”, in Technology for Education (T4E), 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on, Clappana, 2014.[Abstract]


This paper explores the effectiveness of various video based learning methods. In recent years the flipped classroom has emerged as an innovative teaching-learning process. In a flipped classroom, study materials are made available to students for self learning before class starts and class hours are utilized for student teacher interaction in a variety of ways. In this research work we experiment with three broad scenarios to facilitate learning: a) delivering the lecture live and providing the entire recorded video of the class to the students, b) delivering the lecture live and providing short videos of the main concepts discussed in that class, c) recording lecture videos and making them available prior to the actual class (flip classroom model). We evaluate the impact of these three scenarios. For that we use observations, questionnaires, and interviews of both instructor and students for a semester course in Digital Image Processing. The results show that recorded videos are useful for students. Among these scenarios the students find the methodology of the delivery of the live lecture followed by short recorded video summary as the most effective way for learning.

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2014

Conference Paper

Sruthy Anand, Bijlani, K., Vijayan, V., K.R, J., and Kumar, A., “Digital Pedagogy in Smart Classroom for Large Scale Training”, in 6th IEEE international conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2014, 2014.

2014

Conference Paper

S. N Subramanian, Sruthy Anand, and Bijlani, K., “Enhancing E-learning Education with Live Interactive Feedback System”, in Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing, 2014.[Abstract]


With the recent technological advancements, the E-learning platform has taken a prominent role in the field of education. There are a number of E-learning software applications available and many of the teaching-learning happens through them. However, most of the E-learning applications lack good interaction mechanisms resulting in providing far less benefits than intended. The students will lose attention as they passively listen to the teacher for a longer duration. Our research work mainly focuses on how to solve this lack of interaction, by introducing a Live Interactive Feedback system (LIF) for online classes. LIF provides Quiz, Polling, interactive white board, chat, question, voting and multimedia modules to help teachers to verify effectiveness of their online classes. In this work, we mainly focuses on implementing the LIF system in the E-learning software A-VIEW [1], to make it a more interactive tool for large scale online learning implementation. In this paper we also present how mobile technologies can be used in a synchronized live e-class room platform.

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2013

Conference Paper

K. Bijlani, Chatterjee, S., and Sruthy Anand, “Concept maps for learning in a flipped classroom”, in Technology for Education (T4E), 2013 IEEE Fifth International Conference on, Kharagpur, 2013.[Abstract]


This paper examines how concept maps can be used to facilitate learning in a flipped classroom. Concept maps are a method for visual knowledge representation. In a flipped classroom, learning materials are made available to students for self-learning before class starts, while in-class time is used for student-teacher interaction. In this paper, we consider the role of concept maps created by the teacher in three different ways: a) as learning materials for students in a flipped classroom, b) as an organizational tool for the knowledge representation, and c) as an assessment method in which the questions are created for each concept so that the teacher is able to identify which concept the student has not grasped properly. This methodology was implemented in a pilot study with final year MCA students. The preliminary findings are extremely positive, further research work is in progress and large-scale experimentation is planned.

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2012

Conference Paper

Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Sruthy Anand, and Rekha, P., “Mobile Software Platform for Rural Health Enhancement”, in Advances in Mobile Network, Communication and its Applications (MNCAPPS), 2012 International Conference on, 2012, pp. 131-134.[Abstract]


The patients in rural areas lose their lives due to the unavailability of proper healthcare at the right time. This research work aims to develop a system suitable for continuous and real-time monitoring of rural patients to enhance healthcare facilities. The proposed system integrates existing and freely available mobile technology with wearable wireless sensors for patient monitoring. This research work has designed and developed a mobile software platform for continuous and real-time monitoring of rural patients. The prototype platform has been enhanced by integrating power optimizing and risk based data collection and transmitting methodologies. The system also provides an emergency warning message to the doctor's mobile phone. This proposed system collects the patient's health related sensor details in mobile phone, performs a first level analysis of the collected data, and transmits it to a central server for further processing. The system also enables the doctor to receive and view patient's ECG reports to a mobile phone. This paper introduces a dynamic algorithm to increase the battery life of a health monitoring mobile phone.

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2012

Conference Paper

Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Sruthy Anand, and Rekha, P., “A Mobile Software for Health Professionals to Monitor Remote Patients”, in 2012 Ninth International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN), 2012.[Abstract]


introducing wireless technology to monitor patients, in remote areas. A reliable system to continuously monitor the patients in the remote areas has been developed, this software suite consists of two mobile software platforms. The first mobile software platform uses wearable wireless sensors to collect a Patient's ECG and Blood Pressure based on the patient's health condition. This sensed data is transmitted to the Patient's mobile phone where the first level of analysis is performed and an emergency warning may be indicated. If the patient's parameters are at a certain level a message is sent immediately to the Health Professional's mobile phone. The health data is also transmitted it to a central server for storage and further processing. This database can be of great value to health researchers. The second mobile software platform enables health professionals to view patient's health reports on their mobile phones from the central database. The health professional can also assign the risk levels of each patient, from the health professional's mobile phone. Both platforms communicate with the central database using a web server. This research also considers power optimization in the patient's mobile.

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