January 29, 2011
School of Engineering, Amritapuri
The International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) published by the Taylor and Francis Group seeks to disseminate the latest research and findings in the areas of Communications and Information Processing, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Internet & Multimedia.
In 2009, the journal was included in the Science Citation Index Expanded.
Recently Amrita’s Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh received a letter from Prof. Huadong GUO, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, appreciating her contribution as a reviewer. On behalf of the editorial board, he thanked her for “helping make a highly professional journal that promotes academic excellence.”
“Our growing prestige is primarily because of the quality of our reviewers,” he stated. “We very much appreciate your scholarly effort and timely response to the manuscripts that you reviewed during 2010.”
In addition to reviewing research papers from her peers around the world, at Amrita, Dr. Maneesha teaches classes to M.Tech. students of Wireless Networks and Applications. Many of her students go on to publish and present papers themselves, in top journals and conferences around the world.
Not only is Dr. Maneesha leading the Amrita Center for Wireless Applications, she is also the primary driver for many international collaborations at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
As the main Amrita lead, she participated in a consortium of European and Indian universities and organizations dedicated to developing wireless sensor networks for disaster relief. Her team deployed India’s first ever real-time wireless sensor network for landslide detection in Munnar, Kerala.
This avid scholar is marking new frontiers in research and is dedicated to helping her students and colleagues around the world.
How did she feel upon being recognized by the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Earth?
“Being invited to review a manuscript is an honor, not only because you are being recognized for your eminence in a particular area of research but also because of the responsibility and service you provide to the journal and scientific community,” she stated.
“I was able to connect well with the subject areas because my background is in computer science.”
In addition to the letter, a Certificate of Appreciation was also sent that acknowledged Dr. Maneesh’s “work and dedication to the discipline and the academic review process that is so valuable to the assurance of high-quality research and publications.”