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About the Provost

Dr. Maneesha Sudheer, Provost of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, holds multiple portfolios such as Strategic Initiatives, Research & Innovation, Interdisciplinary and AI+X. She is the Dean of International Programs and School for Sustainable Development, and the Director & Professor at Amrita Centre for Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA).

In the last couple of years, 2019 and 2020, Stanford University, USA has ranked Dr. Maneesha, as one among the global top 2% scientists in the Networking & Telecommunication field, for the quality of her research. As one of the world’s leading scientist, she has carefully combined interdisciplinary domains of internet of things, meteorology, hydrology, geology and data science to build world’s first AI integrated IoT based landslide early warning system under the direct guidance of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Chancellor, Sri. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. Her extensive work in multi-disciplinary areas such as internet of things, wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, ML & AI, and sustainable development, successfully applied on thematic areas such as disaster management, water sustainability, healthcare applications, energy sustainability and education access, has provided direct contribution for societal development.

Her extensive work in landslide disaster management has recently brought accolades to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The International Program on Landslides has declared Amrita as “World Center of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction 2020-2023” at their World Landslide Forum, Kyoto, Japan. Her extensive work in provisioning sustainable solutions through Live-in-Labs®️, a multidisciplinary experiential learning program, for 108+ communities adopted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and its parent organisation MA Math, has led to Amrita University being the only university in India to have an UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation and Development. She is also the Program Head for ‘Jivamritam’, a purified clean drinking water initiative, to install clean drinking water solutions in 5,000 villages to provide clean drinking water to over 10 million people throughout India. She is also an inventor of low power wireless Remote ECG wearable devices and invented a revolutionary new communication network for fishermen, that can be used by them, upto a distance of 120 KM when at sea. 

In her role as the Dean of International programs, she has been able to sign more 200+ Memorandum of Understanding with world’s top universities and thus brought Amrita University to forge extensive international academic and research collaborations in several areas of research at Amrita. 

Research & societal development being her primary focus, she is presently guiding more than 18 PhD students to mould them as India’s young scientists of the future, who she inspires to work towards the betterment of society by understanding and studying societal needs.

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