Aparna Lalingkar

I am postdoctorate research fellow at Gooru Labs in Web Science Labs. Before joining Gooru Labs, I was a postdoctorate research fellow at University of Haifa, Israel under the fellowship of Planning and Budgeting Commission of Israeli Higher Education.

I am a mathematician and educational technologist with PhD in Information Technology. For my PhD I had proposed an ontology for teaching problem solving in mathematics. My research interest are: application of Information Technology to Education specifically mathematics and science education, application of semantic web technology to education, ontological engineering and management, online assessment, automation of applications, educational technology and management.

I have an MPhil in math education research from Cambridge University, UK. I have received several academic fellowships and awards including HP Labs fellowship for PhD, DFID & CCT fellowship fr MPhil.

I have wide range of teaching and work experience. I have taught to tribal students as well as intellectually gifted students. I have also taught graduate level and master’s level students. During PhD at IIITB, I have mentored MTech students for some projects.

I am also interested in social work, Indian culture and ancient Indian knowledge. I have worked as a Sevavrati for Vivekanand Kendra in the North Eastern region of India. I was joint secretary for Vivekanand Kendra Pune and during my association with VK, I have organized youth camps, personality development camps, conducted workshops and delivered lectures on life and work of Swami Vivekananda. I am a voracious reader in both Marathi and English and write regularly blog articles in Marathi and some times in English.

My LinkedIn profile can be accessed here

My ResearchGate profile can be accessed here 

Publications: (Publications can be downloaded from my ResearchGate profile)

Journal Publications:

  1. Lalingkar, A. (2017). Applet Ontology as a Tool for Automatic Assessment of Applet-based Assessment Tasks, (Accepted by Journal of Computers in Education in the process of publishing)
  2. Lalingkar, A.; Chandrashekar, R. & Ramani, S. (2015). MONTO: Machine Readable Ontology for Teaching Word Problems in Mathematics, Journal of Educational Technology and Society, Vol 18 (3), July 2015, pp. 197-213. (SSCI indexed journal with 5-year impact factor of 1.34 as per Thomson Scientific Journal Citations Reports, and with Google Scholar h5-index of 39) (Cited by 3 as per GoogleScholar)
  3. Lalingkar, A.; Chandrashekar, R. & Ramani, S. (2014). Ontology-based Smart Learning Environment for Teaching Word Problems in Mathematics, Journal of Computers in Education, 1 (4), December 2014, Springer, pp. 313-334. (Cited by 5 as per GoogleScholar citation index)
  4. Lalingkar, A. (2007). Comprehensive Review of Research in Comparative Education, Perspectives in Education, Vol 23 (3), October 2007, PP. 249-257.
  5. Lalingkar, A. (2007). Comparison of geometry curricula with respect to objectives and content in India and England for the age group 14 to 16 years, Perspectives in Education, Vol 23 (2), April 2007, pp. 122-129.

Conference Publications:

  1. Lalingkar, A.; Chandrashekhar, R. & Ramani, S. (2014). Ontology-based Smart Learning Environment for Teaching Word Problems in Mathematics, In G. Chen, V. Kumar, Kinshuk, R. Huang & S. C. Kong (Eds) Emerging Issues in 3 Smart Learning, Lecture Notes In Educational Technology, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 251-258. (Cited by 4 as per GoogleScholar citation index) This paper has won the best paper award!
  2. Lalingkar, A.; Chandrashekhar, R. & Ramani, S. (2011). An Educational Resources Broker System for Collaborative Sharing of Knowledge-Centric Content, In the Proceedings of International Conference on Technology for Education, July 14-16, 2011, Chennai, India. (Cited by 1 as per GoogleScholar citation index)
  3. Lalingkar, A., & Ramani, S. (2010). A Web-based Study Facilitation System. In the Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, June 28- July 2, 2010, Toronto, Canada. (Cited by 3 as per GoogleScholar citation index)
  4. Lalingkar, A., & Ramani, S. (2009). A Student’s Assistant for Open e-learning. In the Proceedings of T4E’09: International Conference on Technology for Education, August 4-6, 2009, Bangalore, India, 62-67. (Cited by 4 as per GoogleScholar citation index)

Rachana Mamillapalli

Rachana is pursuing her integrated Master’s course in IIITB and is a member of Web Sciences lab working under the project ‘Opinion Marketplace’ for Characterizing the online social cognition as a Marketplace of Opinions. She has worked on pre-processing the tweets, storing the terms of respective users, entropy calculation and prior calculation for each user, classifying the users into drivers or non-drivers and identifying a list of opinion drivers based on the prior and evidence value. She has also worked on developing a shiny web application for the project. Her area of interest is Data science.

You can find her on Linkedin.

 

Likhitha Surapaneni

Likhitha is pursuing her Integrated M.tech in IIIT Bangalore and is a member of Web Science Lab of IIITB. She is currently working on a research project called “Inferencing in the Large: Semantic Integration of Open Data tables”.

Her interests include Machine learning , Data analysis and Semantic Web.

Shashank Motepalli

Shashank Motepalli is pursuing Integrated Masters in IIIT B. He is a member of Web Science Lab, IIIT B. He is working on “Inferencing in the Large” project.

His area of interests includes data analytics, information retrieval and machine learning.

Reach Shashank on LinkedIn.

Nitish Vashisth

Nitish is pursuing M.Tech in IIIT Bangalore and is a member of the Web Science Laboratory. Presently, he is working on a project called “OpenCity”. He has done B.Tech in E.C.E from JIIT, Noida.  He has worked as an analyst in BlackRock, Gurgaon . His areas of interest are Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Web Technologies.

Badal Gupta

Badal is pursuing M.Tech in IIIT Bangalore and is a member of the Web Science Laboratory. Presently, he is working on a project called “OpenCity”. He has done B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from JIIT, Noida.  He has worked as a Web Developer in GeeksForGeeks. His areas of interest are Data Science and Machine Learning.

You can find him on LinkedIn.

 

 

Hari Chandana Kotta

Chandana Kotta is pursuing her integrated Master’s course in IIITB. She is a member of the Web Science Lab of IIIT-B. Presently, she is working on a project called “Inferencing In the Large”. The project deals with mining semantics from open data tables, using the Semantic Web.

Her interests include Knowledge Representation and Computer Vision. She is an enthusiast of Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, image processing etc.

Ashish Kumar Pani

Ashish is pursuing M.Tech in IIIT Bangalore and is a member of the Web Science Laboratory. He is working on a project titled “Gooru” and is a part of the team working on automating the manual mapping of learning activities. He has done B.E in Computer Science and Engineering from Govt. College of Engineering Aurangabad. His areas of interest are Data Science, Distributed Computing and Information Retrieval.

You can find him on LinkedIn.