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Dr. Priyanka Kumar

Asst. Professor

Dr. Priyanka Kumar currently serves as Assistant Professor at the department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Qualification: M.Tech, MCA, MSc, Ph.D
k_priyanka@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Blockchain in Supply chains and Predictive Analytics., Blockchain Technology, Distributed Machine Learning Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, Game-Theoretic Approaches to Distributed Computing, Parallel and Distributed Systems: Software Transactional Memory.

Bio

Dr. Priyanka Kumar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India. She has been with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham since 2016. She received her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad). She has many distinguished academic records to her credit including a Gold Medal in M.Tech in Computer Science from SRM University, Chennai, and a Gold Medal in M.Sc. Electronics from BRA Bihar University. She also holds a MCA degree from IGNOU.

Dr. Kumar is working in the research areas of Blockchain Technology, Distributed Machine Learning Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, Game-Theoretic Approaches to Distributed Computing, Blockchain in Supply chains and Predictive Analytics. She was awarded as the “Most Promising PhD Researcher” in ICDCN 2013, TIFR, Mumbai, India. She was awarded “TCS scholarship” from TCS under “Research Scholar Program” for the 9th Cycle and 6th Cycle, High Valued PhD Fellowship Award at IIT Hyderabad and IIT Patna. She was awarded as a ‘Young Woman in Engineering’ in Computer Science and Engineering of the 4th Venus International Women Awards – VIWA 2019. She has been recently awarded the “Certificate of Appreciation – Amrita Innovation & Research Awards (AIRA) 2021” for her recent publications.

She has published many papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences proceedings. She has guided several Ph.D., Masters, and Undergraduate students. She has successfully carried out industry projects and academia. She serves as a reviewer for several reputed international conferences.

Research Projects

  • “On Increasing Concurrency in Transactional Memory Systems”, with Sathya Peri between January 2013 – June 2014, Sponsored by NetApp Bangalore for USD 25,000 ( Rs. 12.5 Lakhs).

Conferences Reviewer/PC Member

  • Program committee of ICEEE2022 (2022 3rd International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE 2022).
  • Technical Session Chair at SD5 Track of GUCON 2021.
  • Program Committee reviewer for Industry Symposium at ICDCIT 2021.
  • Reviewer of ICEEE 2021.
  • Reviewer of GUCON 2021.
  • Reviewer of ICCCA 2021.
  • Sub-reviewer of SRDS 2013.
  • Program Committee reviewer for ICCCA 2020.
Publications

Conference Paper

To Build Scalable and Portable Blockchain Application Using Docker

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Maharshi Shah

Publisher : Soft Computing: Theories and Applications SoCTA 2019

Real-time Statistics and Visualization of the Impact of COVID-19 in India with Future Prediction using Deep Learning

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Kiran S. Raj

Publisher : 10th International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving – SocProS 2020

An Efficient and Novel Buyer and Seller’s Distributed Ledger Based Protocol Using Smart Contracts

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Dhanush G. A., Srivatsa D., Nithin Aakash, Sahishnu S.

Publisher : Distributed Computing and Internet Technology

Blockchain Aided Predictive Time Series Analysis in Supply Chain System

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Dhanush G. A., Kiran S. Raj

Publisher : International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering

AI Based Segmented Anomaly Detection

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Kiran S. Raj

Publisher : ICCCNT

To Analyse the impact of water scarcity in developing countries using Machine Learning

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Kiran S. Raj

Publisher : 9th International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications

To predict the Social impact of COVID-19 in India using Deep Learning

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Kiran S. Raj

Publisher : International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology

Develop a Scalable and Serverless Client-based Application using Agile Methodology

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Dhanush G. A., Divya Rathi, Harini G., V. Krishna Teja

Publisher : ICCET 2021, April 10-11, Chennai, India, 2021, no. 11.

A Secured BlockChain based facial recognition system for two factor authentication process (Accepted)

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Darshan M., S. R. Rashwanth, Skandan S., Ranjit Chandramohanan, Shakthi Saravanan S.

Publisher : ICDCIT 2022 Industry Symposium (currently under submission).

Multiversion Conflict Notion

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar

Publisher : 5th International Workshop on Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM),

A TimeStamp Based Multi-version STM Algorithm

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar

Publisher : Distributed Computing and Networking

Analysis of Web Workload on QoS to Assist Capacity planning

Authors : Abirami K., Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Harini, D. N., Vaidhyesh, P. S., and Dr. Priyanka Kumar

Publisher : International Conference on ISMAC in Computational Vision and Bio-Engineering 2018 (ISMAC-CVB)

Journal Article

Improving Late Scheduler and Result Analysis in Heterogeneous Environment

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar

Publisher : International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

Tamper proof Birth certificate using Blockchain Technology

Authors : Dr. Priyanka Kumar, Maharshi Shah

Publisher : International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE)

Fellowships & Awards
  • Awarded “Certificate of Appreciation – Amrita Innovation & Research Awards (AIRA) 2021”, bestowed upon publishing a research paper in an International journal in 2020 paper title “An Efficient and Novel Buyer and Seller’s Distributed Ledger Based Protocol Using Smart Contracts”, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India.
  • Awarded as a ‘Young Woman in Engineering’ (Major Area of Study – Computer Science and Engineering) of the 4th Venus International Women Awards – VIWA 2019 that is to be celebrated on March 2, 2019 at Radha Regent, Chennai, India during the 4th Annual Women’s Meet (AWM 2019).
  • Awarded “TCS scholarship” from TCS under “Research Scholar Program” for the 9th cycle in 2014 at IIT Hyderabad.
  • Awarded as “Most Promising Ph.D. Researcher” in PhD Forum of ICDCN 2013, TIFR, Mumbai, India.
  • Awarded “High Value PhD Fellowship 2013” by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna in 2013.
  • Awarded “TCS scholarship” from TCS under “Research Scholar Program” for the 6th cycle in 2013 at IIT Patna.
  • Gold Medalist” in M.Tech. in Database Systems in 2010.
  • Awarded the “First Position” in the event “The Apprentice” at Aaruush ’09, a National Level Tech Fest organized by SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Gold Medalist” in M. Sc. Electronics in 2007.
Technical Reports
  • Multi-Version Conflict Notion”, Priyanka Kumar, Sathya Peri. CoRR abs/1307.8256, 2013.
  • A TimeStamp based Multi-version STM Protocol that satisfies Opacity and Multi-Version Permissiveness”, Priyanka Kumar, Sathya Peri. CoRR abs/1305.6624, 2013
  • Multiversion Conflict Notion for Transactional Memory Systems”, authored by Priyanka Kumar and Sathya Peri can be accessed here

Poster Presentations

  • Implementation of online-permissiveness using multiple versions and MVC Algorithm” at “IRISS 2016”, January 21-22, 2016, Trivandrum, India..
  • Impossibility of online-scheduling with mvc-opacity and MVC algorithm for Multiverion STMs” at “XRCI Open 2016”, January 21-22, 2016, Xerox, Bangalore, India.
  • Multiversion Conflict algorithm for Multiversion Software Transactional Memory Systems”, at “5th IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium 2015”, from December 10-11, 2015 Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, Hyderabad, India.
  • A new Conflict Notion for Multiversion Software Transactional Memory System” at “Doctoral Symposium of DEBS 2014”, May 26-29, 2014, IIT Bombay, India.
  • Presented various posters in “University Day at NetApp” in March 2013, 2014 and 2015, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Efficient Algorithm for Concurrency Control using Software Transactional Memory System” at “ACM Annual Event”, held at IIT Delhi, in February, 2014.
  • Concurrency Control issues in Multicore Architecture” at “PhD Forum of ICDCN 2013”, January 3-6, 2013, TIFR, Mumbai, India.
  • Concurrency Control issues in Multicore Architectures”, Priyanka Kumar and Sathya Peri in Poster Presentation at Ph.D Forum of 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), TIFR, Mumbai, India 2013. (Adjudged 2nd Best Poster).
Paper Presentations
  • A Buyer and Seller’s protocol via utilization of smart contracts using Blockchain Technology” at ICAICR-2019, June 15-16, 2019.
  • Mobility and Networking with Mobile IP” at “National Conference on Mobile Applications and Security” held at Sri Balwant Institute of Technology, Sonepat, Haryana, India, from October 15-16, 2010.
  • A Study Based On Terror Tracking Application Using Advanced Web Mining System” at “International Conference On Recent Advances in e – communication and i – technologies ” held at Anand Institute of Higher Technology, IT Corridor, Kalasalingam Nagar, Chennai, from April 29-30, 2010.
  • A New Framework for the implementation of Active Data Warehousing & it’s Application in E-Business Environment” at “National Conference” held at Manipal Centre for Information Science, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, from April 23-24, 2010.
  • Object-oriented Data Mining and its knowledge Based Optimization” at “National Conference” held at K S Rangasamy College of Technology, Tirunchengode, Tamil Nadu, from March 5-6, 2010.
  • A New Architecture framework on Cloud Computing and its application” at “National Conference” held at K S Rangasamy College of Technology, Tirunchengode, Tamil Nadu, from March 5-6, 2010.
  • Multi-Relational Object Oriented Data Mining and Ontology Based Application” at “National Conference (NCACC’ 09)” held at Vellalar College of Engineering, Erode, Tamil Nadu, on April 17, 2009.
Teaching
  • Spring 2019 (January – June):
    • Foundation of IT (15CSE377) – 3 credit course (B.Tech. 4th year ECE students and EIE students)
  • Autumn 2018 (July – December):
    • Database Management Systems (15CSE302) – 3 credit course (B.Tech. 3rd year)
    • Oops using Java (15CSE202 and 15CSE282)– 3 credit course (B.Tech. 2nd year)
  • Spring 2018 (January – June):
    • Distributed Systems (16CS622) – 4 credits course (M.Tech.+ PhD)
    • C- Programming (15CSE102 and 15CSE180) – 3 credit course (B.Tech. 1st year)
  • Autumn 2017(July – December):
    • Android Application Development (15CSE375) – 3 credit course (B.Tech. 3rd year Elective)
    • Computational Thinking and Problem Solving (15CSE100) – 3 credit course (B.Tech. 1st year)
  • Spring 2016 (January – June):
    • Distributed Systems (16CS622) – 4 credits course (M.Tech.+ PhD)
  • Autumn 2016 (July – December):
    • Database Management Systems (15CSE340 and 15CSE391) – 3 credit course (B.Tech. 3rd year)

PhD Supervision

  • Nandhakumar Subramaniam (2021-2025- Part Time) (Domain: Predictive Analytics, Thesis Topic:). He is full time employee in Mahindra, Canada.
  • Vijay Kumar Balla (2021-2025- Part Time) (Domain: Predictive Analytics). He is full time Assistant professor in Narayanamma Institute of Science & Technology, Hyderabad.
  • Anand A Haridas: (2020-2024 – Part Time) (Thesis Title: Efficient Blockchain Solution for Supply Chain System)- He is full time Assistant professor in Ahalia School of Engineering Technology, Kerala, India.
  • Gill Verghese (2020-2024- Part Time) (Thesis Title: Optimization of Indian Railway Transit using Predictive Analytics, Domain: Predictive Analytics). He is working as Software Engineer – DevOps Developer at Gadgeon Smart System, Cochin, Kerala.

PG Thesis Supervision

  • Akshay Hari (M.tech AI, 2020-2022), Thesis Topic -“To Develop an Automated Ontology extraction from Unstructured Data using Transformers”. He is an Intern in SHAP LAB, Bangalore, India.
  • Vennela Gudimella (M.tech. AI & Data Science 2019-2021), Thesis Topic – Object Recognition with Deep Learning for unsupervised domain adaptation. Currently working in CERNER, Bangalore, India.
  • Maharshi Shah (M.tech CSE, 2017-2019), Thesis Topic -“Tamper proof Birth certificate using Blockchain Technology”. Currently working in Intel, Bangalore, India.

Students

  • Maharshi Shah (CB.EN.P2CSE17015), Batch- (2017-2019)
    Status- Completed
    Thesis Title: Tamper Proof Birth Certificate using Blockchain Technology and Containerized it using Docker
Other Achievements
  • Attended 6 days Faculty Development Program on “DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING (3DM2021)” by NIT CALICUT, during August 3- 8, 2021.
  • Awarded “Best Poster Presentation” in UG category for the poster entitled “AI based Segmented Anomaly Detection”, co-authored by Dr. Priyanka Kumar at International Symposium for Social Goods (AISG 2021), June 30 – July 3, 2021, organized by Department of Computer science & Engineering of Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham.
  • Attended “FDP on BLOCKCHAIN” from October 21– 25, 2019, at School of Engineering, CUSAT, Kochi sponsored by AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy.
  • Invited Speaker and gave a seminar on “Blockchain Technology and its Application Areas” on October 26, 2020, at IIIT Bhagalpur, Bihar.
  • Completed ISRO-sponsored NNRMS Course on “Space Technology Applications in Governance and Development” at NRSC, ISRO, Hyderabad, India during March 5-10, 2017.
  • Presented a Technical paper in NAFED’ 2016 organized by Structural Engineering Entity, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, ISRO, Trivandrum, Kerala on December 12, 2016.
  • Awarded ‘A’ Grade in Deep Dive Faculty Enablement Program on Big Data and Analytics workshop organized by Infosys, Mangalore Development Centre, India during August 22- 26, 2016.
  • “Research Internship” in JAPAN under “Sakura Exchange Program in Science”, conducted between IIT, Hyderabad and University of Tokyo and funded by JST under Japan – Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science started on June 12, 2016 and ended on July 2, 2016.
  • Attended “MSR India 2012 Summer School” on “Distributed Algorithms, Systems, and Programming” at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore, India.
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