PGP in Big Data Engineering, UpGrad-BITS Pilani 2019
M.E. (Computer Engineering), Mumbai University 2016
B.E. (Computer Engineering), Mumbai University 2012
Teaching : 7 Years
Technical Papers Published: 10
Even though it may appear strange, I normally try to introduce myself after my mother who was a successful teacher. The passion of teaching in me is the result of my upbringing by seeing my mother teach students. My mother, being a psychologist was a motivation to many, including myself. I still recall the days when I started teaching in the second year of my graduation in Computer Engineering. I was motivated to help the students think about their future and guide through their career paths. Being a student of technical background of Engineering, teaching was a compatible route to start walking on this path of motivation and make use of the available opportunities to shape student’s career by knowing their needs and level of understanding. After my graduation, I was somewhat undecided on my forward path when my parents motivated me to do my post-graduation in Computer Engineering.
During my post-graduation days, I developed a close association with my guide and mentor who not only taught me technical subjects but also the finer points of how to effectively teach students of engineering background. My guide’s achievements and work in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), which coincidentally was also the same domain of my final year project, aided me in the development of a special interest in the field of Machine Learning (ML) and NLP.
In due course of time, I also learnt about Big Data Technology while guiding BE students for their projects and decided to learn the technology from the scratch. I teach subjects like Microprocessor, Theory of Computation, System Programming and Compiler Construction, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Natural Language Processing and German. Interestingly, the German language was leaned by me was only a hobby. Who would have ever thought that the, completion of 2 levels (A1 & A2) of German Language from Max Muller Bhavan, Fort, would one day aid me in this manner. Today I salute the wise personality who rightly said - “Time spent learning is never a waste!” Today, these subjects have become my identity
I constantly motivate students to work in new challenging areas by making different projects and writing papers on the same. I personally take interest and get actively involved in working with them. Few of my students have also published papers in many reputed conferences and journals. One of my groups had also participated in Hackathon 2019 and won first prize in the same. I have also been as a resource person for workshop on the topics such as AI & ML, Android App Development and Data Science.
Professional involvement, being a vital aspect of a teacher’s career, I got an opportunity to work as a CESA Co-convener (Computer Engineering Student’s Association). Through this committee, I organized events such as Internship Fair which got a very good response and around 84 students received internships. Further, I got an opportunity to be CSI Co-Convener (Computer Society of India) for the VIT student chapter. I along with my team, organized a national level conference named CyberFrat and Protocol through CSI-VIT which helped my students to get an industry connect in the area of cyber security. I didn’t stop here. Seeing my credentials, I was bestowed upon the responsibility to mentor TEDx talks (TEDxVIT) for 2 consecutive years at our Institute which helped me get connected to various eminent personalities from different areas. Working with these teams and organizing such big events have not only helped me to get connected with my students effectively but have also increased my confidence and expertise.