Dr. Usha Kumari joined Amrita in 2003. She has 18 years of experience in teaching and research. She received her Ph. D. in Mathematics from Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1997. She has an M. Phil. in Statistics from Kerala University. She has qualified CSIR-UGC JRF. Her field of interests include Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, Operations Research and Statistics.
Dr. Usha is a member of Undergraduate Board of Studies and Board of Studies of Integrated M. Sc. in Mathematics and Physics at Amrita. She has 20 international publications to her credit and 4 papers published in the proceedings and has conducted two national-level workshops, one on Stochastic Processes in 2008 which was sponsored by National Board for Higher Mathematics, and another on Linear Algebra in 2005. She has served as a referee for the Journal of Applied Mathematics & Stochastic Analysis, the Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research, and the International Journal of Information & Management Systems. She has also presented papers at many international conferences and has been invited to deliver numerous talks.
Dr. Usha ’s academic career started at Union Christian College where she was a lecturer from 1995 to 1998. She subsequently worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1998-1999) and at Cochin University of Science and Technology (1999-2003) prior to joining Amrita.