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A.    Accomplishments

UNCC

  • SIS Ph.D. track Chair (2004-2006): Chairing the newly established SIS Track PhD Committee gave me the opportunity to participate in setting up the process of actively recruiting, retaining and graduating high quality Ph.D. students.
  • CCI Honors Committee Chair (2008-2010): I chaired the CCI Honors Committee. I lead efforts in establishing the CCI Honor’s program, developed criteria and procedures for admission, evaluation and retention as well identifying the types of courses that will qualify to be included the Honors curriculum. First set of students were admitted in Fall 2008. http://cci.uncc.edu/academic-programs/bachelors/honors-program.
  • SIS Curriculum development (2009-2010): I was a member of the CCI Ad-hoc committee for undergraduate curriculum revitalization and actively participated in several efforts to improve the curriculum of the College. This included restructuring the curriculum to include critical thinking and ethics as mandatory topics of study as well establishing the CCI Honors Program.
  • SIS Academic Planning Committee (2009-2010): Chaired the Ad-hoc committee to determine the 5-year strategic plan for the Department. Worked with the Department Chair and faculty from various areas to bring consensus to research focus and resource allocation. Led discussions on this topic at the annual faculty retreat.
  • Invited mentor at inaugural AAAI 15 “Breakfast With Champions” women’s mentoring breakfast, Jan 28, 2015, Austin, Texas.
  •   Invited faculty speaker at UNCC Association of Computing Machinery – Women (ACM-W) “Women in the Field of Technology” event, April 2013.

Cooper Union

  • As Associate Dean of Engineering established research and education exchange with Icahn School of Medicine, 2018, 
  • With the Dean, co-led efforts for successful ABET Accreditation  2018 of all four Engineering departments
  • Co-authored winning proposal for the Art, Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (AACE) Lab, a cross-disciplinary initiative.
  • Led intiaitive for a computer science major and cross-disciplinary computation program.

B.    Selected Professional Activities

Editorship and Organizing Committee:

  • Member of Editorial Review Board of Journal of Computer Information Systems, 2012-Present.
  • Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, August 2013-2016.
  • Organizing Committee Member, IEEE/WIC/ACM 2015 Program Committee Co-Chair, December 6-15, 2015.
  • Organizing Committee Member, Advances in Cognitive Systems 2013 Workshop on Metacognition about Artificial Situated Agents, December 14, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Co-Organizer of the First CRA-W/CDC Discipline-Specific Mentoring Program on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, May 6-10, 2013, St Paul, Minnesota.
  • Participant in the 2012 -2013 Leadership UNC Charlotte Program hosted by the ADVANCE Faculty Affairs Office. Nominated by Dean Deng to attend this program that offers department chairs and other current and emerging leaders an opportunity to explore and seek solutions to some of the pressing challenges that they confront.
  • Organizing Committee Member, Scholarship Co-Chair for Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), St. Paul, Minnesota, May 6-10, 2013.
  • Organizing Committee Member, Advances in Cognitive Systems 2013 Workshop on Metacognition about Artificial Situated Agents.
  • Co-chair, AAAI -10 Workshop on Metacognition for robust social systems. Co-located with AAAI 2010, July 11, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Co-Chair, SASO Workshop on Metareasoning in Self-Adaptive Systems.  September 2009, San Francisco, USA.
  • Co-Chair, AAAI Workshop on MetaReasoning: Thinking about Thinking, July 2008, Chicago, USA.
  • Co-Chair, First International Workshop on Meta Reasoning in Agent-Based Systems (MRABS 2007), Co-located with AAMAS 2007, May 14, 2007,  Hawaii, USA.
  • Program Co–Chair, FLAIRS-2006, Special Track on Artificial Intelligence Education.

Senior Program Committee:

  • Thirty-second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2018, New Orleans.
  • Twenty-second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Program Committee:

  • Autonomous Agent and Multi-Agents Systems – AAMAS (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • AAMAS Workshop on Multi-Agent Sequential Decision Making in Uncertain Domains (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence – AAAI (2006, 2007, 2008, 2016).
  • Advances in Cognitive Systems, 2015
  • Fourth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (2010).
  • Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society – FLAIRS (2008).
  • Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Special Track on Artificial Intelligence Education (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).
  • AAMAS Workshop on Safety and Security in Multiagent Systems – SASEMAS (2004, 2005, 2006).
  • AAAI Spring Symposium on Technosocial Predictive Analytics (March 2009).
  • Fifth International Symposium High-capacity Optical Networks & Enabling Technologies (2008).
  • Workshop on New Forms of Reasoning for the Semantic Web: Scalable, Tolerant and Dynamic (NeFOR08).
  • ECAI Workshop on New Trends in Real-Time Artificial Intelligence – NTeRTAIn (2006).
  • Pacific Rim International workshop on Multi-Agent systems – PRIMA (2004, 2005), International Workshop on  Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration – ACEC-WETICE (2004, 2005, 2006), International Workshops on Enabling Technologies Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises – WETICE (2002, 2003).

Grant Proposal Review:

  • NSF Panel Member (Intelligent Information Systems (IIS): 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019; CISE: 2010).
  • NSF External Reviewer (2007, 2013).
  • Israel Science Foundation (2011).
  • Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO), 2004.

Reviewer:

  • Signal, Image and Video Processing Journal (2016).
  • Journal of Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013).
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research (2006, 2012, 2013).
  • 2013 SIAM International Conference on DataMining
  • Artificial Intelligence (AIJ), 2010.
  • PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (2012).
  • 33rd Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 21-24, 2010.
  • International Transactions in Operational Research (2010) Artificial Intelligence Journal (2009, 2010), Computational Intelligence (2008).
  • Special issue of Multiagent and Grid Systems on “Coordinating Agents’ Plans and Schedules (2008).
  • International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (2007).
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2007).
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007).
  • Journal of Systems and Software (2004).
  • International Journal of Computers and Applications (2004).
  • Fifth International Conference on Knowledge Based Computer Systems (2004).
  • European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2002).
  • Autonomous Agents Workshop on Infrastructure for Agents, MAS, and Large Scale MAS (2001).

 

University/Inter-Departmental Activities:

 

Cooper Union

  • Represented Cooper Union in NYC Women in tech event, Columbia University, Spring 2019.
  • Member of Institutional Review Board (2018-2019)
  • Co-authored Art, Architecture, Construction and Engineering (AACE) Lab major grant proposal, 2017. Lab is being established.
  • Panelist at Biomedical Engineering Society’s “What is Biomedical Engineering?” Panel, March 2017
  • Breakout group panel host for Cooper Union Women In Engineering annual event, (2015-Present).
  • Invited Speaker to Biomedical Engineering Society on “Preparing for the Medical School Application Process”, December 2016
  • Co-leading Deans office efforts for ABET Accreditation Visit in November 2018.
  • Member of Middle States Working Group for Standard VI : Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement.  (2016-Present)
  • Member of President’s Cabinet (2017-2019).
  • Member of Academic Leadership Committee (2014-2019).
  • Member of Public Events Committee (2016-2017).
  • Member of Exhibition Committee (2016-2019).
  • Member of Diversity Committee Faculty and Staff Working Group (2018).

 

UNCC

  • Member of Faculty Research Grants Committee (2012-2014).
  • Alternate Representative to Faculty Council (2009-2010).
  • Member of University College (2007-2008).
  • Member of Faculty Council  (2004-2005).
  • Member of Summer Sessions Committee (Alternate) (2004-2006).
  • Member of Faculty Advisory Committee (2004-2005).
  • Invited faculty speaker at UNCC Association of Computing Machinery – Women (ACM-W) “Women in the Field of Technology” event, April 2013.
  • Moderator and Panelist on Robo-Ethics Panel, UNC Charlotte Ethics in Emerging Technologies Symposium  (April 2008).
  • Co-organizer and Judge, Department of Software and Information Systems’ “8-hour start-up Competition” (April 2008).
  • UNCC Graduate Research Fair Judge (2005).
  • Invited Panel Member at New Faculty Orientation (August 2004).

College Committees:

  • Member of College Review Committee (2010-2011).
  • Chair of Honors Committee  (2008-2010).
  • Member of Honors Committee (2007-2008).
  • Member of College of Computing and Informatics Philosophy Alliance (2007-2008).
  • Member of Undergraduate Committee (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).
  • Member of Ad-hoc Committee for Undergraduate Curriculum (2006-2008).
  • Member of Ad Hoc Committee for Recruiting Ph.D. students (2006-2007).
  • Member of  CCI Executive Committee, Secretary, (2005-2006).
  • Member of Graduate Committee (2003-2005).
  • Member of PhD Steering Committee (2004-2006).
  • Member of Diversity Committee (2004-2005).

 

Departmental Committees:

  • SIS Faculty Search Committee (2013-2014).
  • SIS Research Committee (2012-2014).
  • Chair of Academic Planning Committee (2009-2010).Chair of Ad-hoc Committee to establish core courses for the SIS Ph.D. curriculum (2009-2010).
  • Member of Departmental Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee (2009-2010, 2012-2013).
  • Member of Undergraduate Committee (2006-2007)
  • Member of SIS Lab Space Coordination Committee (2007-2008)
  • Member of Graduate Student Support (2004-2006)
  • Chair of SIS Track PhD Committee  (2004-2006)
  • Chair of Graduate Committee (2005-2006)
  • Member of Graduate Committee (2003-2005, 2008-2009)
  • Member of  UNCC Cognitive Science Academy (2005- Present) .
  • Graduate Student Representative, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts (Jan 2001- Jan 2002). 

C.    Community Engagement

  • Board Member Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation
  • Evaluator for Mt Sinai Hackathon on Rare Diseases, November 2018.
  • Member of Corporation for the Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation, 2017-Present.
  • Member of 2016 Hope for New York Community Grant Circle.
  • Judge/Evaluator, Invention Factory 2016 and 2017, Cooper Union, http://inventionfactory.org/; Icahn School of Medicine 2-18 hackathon on “Rare Diseases”.
  • Nominated for and attended Fourth Annual Council on Foreign Relations College and University Educators Workshop, April 16-17, 2015, NY, NY.
  • Judge, HackCooper 2015, The Cooper Union https://www.hackerleague.org/hackathons/hackcooper-2015/hacks; Faculty Advisor, HackCooper 2018.
  • Invited Talk, “Information Technology and Education: Opening Doors for Service in India”, India Harvest 2010 conference.
  • Volunteer judge at Greater Charlotte Christian Communicators Debate Competitions, 2007, 2008.
  • Invited talk, “Careers in Computer Science”, Agape Ministry of Computing for People with Disabilities, 2006.
  • Two day course on Computer Basics for forty 6th to 8th graders from villages in South India, 2006.

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