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Ms. Meera S Datta

Faculty, Meera S Datta - NIIT University

Faculty Name:

Meera S Datta

Designation:

Associate Professor

Area:

Computer Science and Engineering

Qualification:

M.S. (Software Systems) from BITS Pilani, B.E. (Electronics) from BMSCE, Bangalore University.

Teaching Field:

Embedded Systems, Mobile Applications, ICT, Educational Technology

Experiences:

25 years

Research Areas:

Science Education, Educational Technology

Research Focus:

Technologies for large classrooms, science experiments, educable group

Consulting Area:

Technologies for Science Education, Corporate Training, Disadvantaged Sections

Other Interests:

Sustainable urban living, Ancient Indian philosophy, Poetry

Email-Id:

Meera.Datta@niituniversity.in

Information of Research Publications & Patents

Patents:

System and method for computer assisted experimentation for electricity (patent granted, Co-Inventors – Sanjay Gupta, Meera S Datta, Vivek Rana)

Computer Assisted Learning for Heat (patent granted, Co-Inventors – Meera S Datta, Sanjay Gupta, Vivek Rana)

System & Method for Computer assisted experimentation for Sound filed with the Indian Patent Office

An Improved pointing device for computers (patent granted. Co-Inventors – Sanjay Gupta, Meera S Datta, Vivek Rana)

Publications:

How Rural Broadband Over Cognitive radio Networks Helps, Meera S Datta & Sushanta Das, Electronics For You, December 2016.

Sensor-enabled Computer-based Training for Augmenting Science Education; IWALT 2000 4-6 December 2000, Palmerston North, New Zealand; Meera S Datta and Sanjay Gupta

Downsizing Net Access, Dataquest, November 15 2000

Sensing the Real World, Dataquest, August 31, 2000

Electronic Mimosa; Sanjay Gupta, Meera S. Datta, Vivek Rana, Shailesh Grover; Proc. SPIE Vol. 2653, p. 228-233, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems III; Mark T. Bolas, Scott S. Fisher, John O. Merritt; Eds.;April 1996

Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Systems, ICCS ’96. From Intelligent Systems to More Human Environments? J R Isaac, Sanjay Gupta, Meera Datta, Eds. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited New Delhi.

About:

Meera is with NIIT University as Associate Professor with Computer Science and Engineering area. She is in charge of the NU Website. She has taught courses in Embedded Systems, ICT, Online Learning, Mobile Computing, etc. and has guided several B.Tech. student R&D projects in the areas of Virtual Olfactory Interfaces, Mobile Apps for Intellectually Disabled, etc. She is also involved in CII and government committees to envision the education ecosystem of the future. Meera has an Electronics Engineering degree from BMSCE, Bangalore and an M.S. degree in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani.

Earlier she was with the Centre for Research in Cognitive Systems (CRCS), NIIT Ltd. as a Senior Manager R&D – Educational Technology, where she was involved in several research projects in the areas of content co-creation, user-generated media, mobile applications for remote monitoring and technology-based tracking of learners in open learning environments. She has played an active role in the creation of NIIT University and handled the technology courses for M.Tech. Educational Technology as well as put in place the learning management system, Moodle.

Her earlier work involved in researching, designing and developing award-winning products for children’s science education. She was also responsible for creating a viable and scalable model for developing talent for global readiness from small towns for the IT and allied sectors. This has resulted in the creation of District Learning Centers offering quality training to youth to make them employable and funded by NSDC.

She has published a number of articles and papers and holds several patents and awards along with her colleagues. She has organized and chaired conferences such as ICCS (International Conference on Cognitive Systems) and BTPC (Best Teaching Practices Conferences for Teachers). She is passionate about science education and sustainable living and spends her spare time in home composting, terrace gardening and ancient Indian philosophy.