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)

An Open Architecture for Smart Cities

Sponsor and Collaborator: Siemens India

Time Frame: May 2015 — Apr2016

Status: Active

Smart cities are an upcoming area of growth in the region and provide a large gamut of technical challenges in the area of wide area distributed sensing and processing. A significant part of these challenges can be addressed by leveraging upcoming technologies in the fog computing area where edge devices not only collect data and provide control signals but perform local optimizations based on global optimization requirements. However, to implement rapid growth of smart campus/city requires applications. These applications may be on different devices, software, middleware etc. As a result, this heterogeneity is a huge challenge at present to integrate to available system, collect data etc. Hence, one needs to develop a platform agnostic to above complex heterogeneous environment.

This provides an opportunity for both Siemens and IIIT Bangalore to create an open platform to share data and expose relevant APIs using which smart applications can be built by anyone.