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Prof. (Dr) Kalpana Sharma has taken over as the post of Associate Director (Research and Development) of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) from July 1, 2021 while continuing the post of Head of the Department of Computer Science Engineering, SMIT.


With an objective of excelling in teaching and research she joined SMIT at a very young age after completing her B.Tech in Computer Science from NIT, Silchar in 1998. She completed her M.Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Kharagpur in 2003 and received her Doctorate Degree in Wireless Sensor Network Security from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) in 2011.


She is the member of various committees in Department, Institute and University like Member of Governing Council, Academic Senate, University research committee, University Syllabus committee (Manipal Group of Universities for Data Science), SPOC of NPTEL (SMIT Local Chapter), Member of Board of Studies, Institute research committee, Staff Selection Committee, Chairperson Industry Academia Lab etc.


Efficiently performing her academic and administrative duties, she also has contributed highly in research with more than 25 publications in reputed International & National Journals and conference papers with more than 650 citations of her research papers. Above this four books are also edited by her. Two scholars are awarded Ph.D under her supervision and four are undergoing their doctoral research under her guidance.


She also has a patent on “Automatic Detection of Violence Activity - A Tool for Women's Safety (Application No: 20204103893)”


Prof. (Dr.) Kalpana Sharma has successfully completed an AICTE Project on “Design of An Integrated Security Scheme for Wireless Sensor Network” and a SMU funded project on “Healthcare Data Analytics” till date.  


She holds the membership of various bodies like Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI), Computer Society of India (CSI) and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)


Prof(Dr.) Kalpana Sharma is also recipient of SMU Pride Award twice.


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