Talks

Tech & Research Talks

TEDx talk ‘AI – Making or Breaking Education’ at University of Cambridge TEDx series

COVID time webinars:

  1. June 2020: ‘Future of Work for Women Post-COVID19: Looking at the Tech Career Landscape through a Gender Lens’ Talk series conducted by DTW ‘Weaving Technology into the Fabric of Everyday Life’
  2. June 2020: Invited webinar ‘Engineering and Engineers in the face of COVID-19′ @IEEE WIE, College of Engineering Poonjar: addressed around 200 engineering students
  3. June 2020: Invited talk and panel session ‘Indian Women, Global Journey’s in Engineering’ conducted by  Vigyanshaala International on ‘International Women in Engineering Day’, under their flagship program, 𝐊𝐚𝐥𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐚- 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐌. 
  4. June 2020: Invited webinar at SRM University Alumni Talk series: Addressed 250+ engineering students on ‘COVID-19 impact on Future of Engineering and Innovation’.
  5. May 2020: Invited Instagram live talk and interaction on ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Education in the face COVID-19’ at RIT University expert series attended by 460+ engineering students.

Selected invited keynotes, plenary talks and research presentations:

  1. Nov 2019: Invited Keynote ‘Reimagining stem education in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)‘ at University of Hertzen, St.Petersburg, Russia, Nov 19-20, Conference on Management of 21stcentury : Education in the Digital Economy era.
  2. Sept 2019: Invited Talk ‘I’m Possible – Every Woman is a Super Woman! for “SHE”- (Scheme for Her Empowerment) at Govt Engineering College, Kannur, India.
  3. June 2019: Invited Keynote and panelist at Oxford University Women in Tech Leadership series- ‘Breaking into Leadership’ alongside the University Registrar and ‘Girls Who Code’ Post-doctoral fellow Dr.Tracey. 
  4. April 2019: Invited Keynote Speaker at Google Women Tech-Maker International Women’s Day Celebration,Kozhikode, India ‘My journey into Research, Entrepreneurship and Science Communication’.
  5. Feb 2019: Invited Tech Keynote at Cochin University Technical Fest, ‘Perspectives on AI for Power Electronics’: Invited to deliver the inaugural keynote address at the prestigious Cochin University of Science & Technology Tech Fest flagged off by the Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Department. 
  6. May 2018: Finalist at the Future Power Challenge conducted by EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics UK ’GaN Power Electronics using Machine Learning’ : Won special commendation for the research work presented.
  7. March 2018: Invited TEDx talk at Cambridge University TEDx series, ‘AI – Making or Breaking Education’ : Amongst the ten people invited to deliver the 2018 TEDx talk at University of Cambridge. 
  8. March 2018:  Invited Keynote for DST (Dept of Science & Technology) Govt Sponsored Vigyan Jyoti Program at IIT Palakkad, India ‘Life at Cambridge University- GaN Research, Social Enterprise & More’: Invited to address a select group of girls selected as part of IIT women empowerment initiative. 
  9. Aug 2017: Invited speaker at Concord College, Shrewsbury, UK ’GaN Power Electronics and Applications’: Invited to give a lecture for 20 Engineering aspirants from across the globe. 
  10. March 2017: Invited Keynote talk at the International Conference on Power Engineering and Control, PECCON, VIT University, India ’GaN Power Electronic Solutions for a Greener and Smarter World’ : The only student invited to give a keynote in the company of professors from National University of Singapore, KTH, Sweden & University of Aberdeen.
  11. Sep 2016: Keynote talk at Next Tech Lab, SRM University, India on ’GaN -a Wonder Device’ : Invited to be on the advisory board of NEXT TECH lab which is the first student run technical lab set up in India. 
  12. Aug 2016: Invited Lecture for visiting Electrical Engineering undergraduates at Cambridge ’Can Gallium Nitride (GaN) usher in a second electronics revolution ?!’ 
  13. July 2016: Soapbox Science Cambridge Talks by Selected Women Scientists ‘Electric Power Knows No Gender, Science No Gender’- PhD student from Engineering Dept to be selected for Soapbox Science Cambridge. 
  14. June 2016: Selected Oral Presentation at EPSRC Power Conference, Nottingham, UK ’Gallium Nitride Technology, Design and Drive Considerations and Smart Power Module for Potential Applications’ (First prize for the talk)
  15. April 2016: Selected Oral Presentation at IET-PEMD Conference, Glasgow, UK ’Design Considerations for 600 V GaN HEMT based Half Bridge Converter Systems for Utility Based Applications’ – Was among the 10 presentations selected out of 100+ submissions for oral presentation
  16. April 2016: Selected Oral Presentation at Churchill College, Conference on Everything, ’Meeting Today’s Energy Demands: How Gallium Nitride Could Help Power the World’– Selected among the top 5 oral presentations. 
  17. Jan 2016: Invited talk at GaN Power Workshop, Engineering dept, University of Cambridge- ’Perspective on GaN Power Electronics’
  18. Sept 2015: Centre for Power Electronics Post Graduate Summer School, Newcastle ‘Engage, Educate and Innovate – Powering Your Future, Powering the World!’ – Addressing the EPSRC UK power electronics summer forum as its founding Chairperson and convener of its first summer school. 
  19. May 2015: PhD research talk at Churchill College, MCR seminar series: ’Revolutionizing Electricity: How Gallium Nitride could help power the world!’ Invited to present at the Churchill College Monthly seminar for postgrads. 
  20. Oct 2014: Invited Speaker at GSA Girl Power Summit: Women in Engineering Conference, St. Mary’s School, UK ’GaN Power – Research, Engineering and Innovation.’ Only PhD student invited to speak at the Summit amongst five other women academics, post-doctoral fellows and scientists. Nominated by CamAwise (Cambridge Association of Women in Science and Engineering) 

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