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Amrita Computational Neuroscience & Neurophysiology Lab recently developed a ‘Narrative Construct Sequence Learning’ method based on human capability towards narration of stories. The method was evaluated in the context of online systems.
Amrita faculty member, Mr. Shyam Diwakar, Director, Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology, and Associate Professor at Amrita School of Biotechnology, was invited to give talks at IIT Hyderabad and IIT Madras on August 17th and 23rd August, 2017.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s PhD students Hemalatha Sasidharakurup and Nidheesh Melethadathil, along with, Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Director, Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology, Amritapuri, published a paper titled, “A Systems Model of Parkinson’s Disease Using Biochemical Systems Theory” in OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, in the month of August 2017.
Amrita faculty members published a new journal paper titled, “Augmented Reflective Learning and Knowledge Retention Perceived among Students in Classrooms Involving Virtual Laboratories”, in Education and Information Technologies- the official journal of the IFIP Technical Committee on Educations.
Dr. Shyam Diwakar presented ongoing work on Computational Neuroscience and his comments on future research at the one-day workshop for Young Faculty Research Fellows organised at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru by Media Labs Asia and Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India on July 28, 2017.
Dr. V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, visted Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Amrita School of Boitechnology, from July 20-22, 2017, and delivered talks on Basal Ganglia and Bharati – a common script for Indian languages.
Under the guidance of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Chancellor, Sri. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amrita Yoga Amritapuri and Amrita School of Biotechnology’s Computational Neuroscience Laboratory are working on brain activities before and after yoga practice, using EEG and functional modeling on short and long term practitioners.
Interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies are key to many success stories of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s research projects. Ministry of HRD’s National Mission in Education through Internet and Communication Technologies (NMEICT) had funded a massive project on building Virtual Laboratories for students who did not have access to laboratory education and skill training.
A paper on Sakshat Amrita Virtual Labs titled, “Complementing Education via Virtual Labs: Implementation and Deployment of Remote Laboratories and Usage Analysis in South Indian Villages”, published in 2016 by International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE), was awarded the “iJOE Outstanding Paper Award”.
An eleven member delegation from the University of Twente, Netherlands, visited Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Coimbatore campus on February 7th, 2017, to discuss potential educational and research collaborations. During the visit, Amrita faculty and delegates from Twente shared their research and academic backgrounds, held interactive sessions, and found areas of mutual interest for future collaborations.