Dr. Seema Bawa
Professor

Designation:

Professor

Specialization:

Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Email:

seema@thapar.edu

Biography

Dr. Seema Bawa, holds M.Tech (Computer Science) degree from IIT Khargpur and Ph.D. from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. She is currently Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Professor InCharge Nava Nalanda Central Library at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. She is working in Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology since 1999. She is Former Dean (Student Affairs) and Former-Head of Computer Sc. & Engg. Department.

She has also been managing the entire network of Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Campus since 1999 upto 2010 as Network Manager and Head CISH.

Before joining Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, she worked in software industry as Project Manager, Project Leader and Sr. Software Engineer for about six years.

Her areas of research interests include Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning. She has supervised 17 Ph.D. s so far, eight are in progress, and 57 M.E./ M.Tech theses. She has completed five national level sponsored projects. She has published around 143 research papers in international journals including SCI/ SCIe indexed

journals and international conferences. She has served as Advisor / Track chair for various national and international conferences.

S. No. Year Organization Project Title Amount Sanctioned Role
1. 2012 - 2016 Tata Consultancy Services Collaborative Mobility Aware Reliable Data Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks Approx. 14 Lacs PI as one of the two research supervisors
2. June 2008- June 2009 AICTE Technological Up gradation of High End Computing Lab 8 Lacs Principle Investigator
3. Apr 2005 onwards (for five years) Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, (MoCIT), GOI, New Delhi Special Manpower Development Project for VLSI and related software (SMDP-VLSI) Phase - II h/w, s/w and other infrastructure for supporting the VLSI Design & CAD Lab and staff and recurring  expenditures Co-Coordinator
4. 1997-2002 Ministry of Communication  & Information Technology (MoCIT), GOI, New Delhi IMPACT (Phase “ II)
Sustainability Support Scheme (SSS)
Rs. 24 Lacs over a period of 5 years, 16 Lacs were to be  generated during the SSS project, to make it worth 40 Lacs. Coordinator since Aug 2002 “ Dec 2003
5. Jan 1999 “ March  2005, initially for five years, further extended further for next two years Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, (MoCIT), GOI, New Delhi Special Manpower Development Project for VLSI and related software (SMDP-VLSI) since 1998 (upto Dec. 2003) Rs. 22 Lacs, h/w, s/w and other infrastructure for setting up VLSI Design & CAD Lab (worth approx 76 Lacs) Coordinator, August 1999 onwards till the completion of the project
6. November 98 “ April 99. CIT, Milton Keynes, UK Software consultancy provided to offshore client of Inde Dutch Systems India Ltd, on ‘Dental Surgeon’s Clinical Workstation’ Project N.A. Project Leader

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

Membership of Academic bodies

Nominated member of Planning & Monitoring Board for Special Knowledge by the Director, for a period of three years, Jan 1, 2000 – December 31, 2002.
Nominated member of Academic Senate by the Director, in September 1999 for remaining period of the year up to December 31, 1999.
Member Academic Council for the year 2000- 2001. 
Co-opted member of Academic Senate for the period, January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2000 and a regular member till date by designation.
Member Monitoring Committee for ISO Implementation
Member Quality Advisory Committee (QAC) since December 2003.
Member M.C.A. Admission Committee in the year 2000-2001, 2001-2002.

And member of various committees like DAAC, BOS, Academic Senate, Planning & Monitoring Board, Library Advisory Committee etc. as Head, CSED during entire period of six and half years. Later from Sep 01, 2010 upto Sep 08, 2014, as Dean (Student Affairs)

 Member (Nominated by Chairman Senate), Senate Under Graduate Committee (SUGC) for the period from  01.09.2014 TO 31.08.2016

Awards and Honours:

  • Recipient of institute scholarship during M.Tech. at I.I.T.Kharagpur
  • Recipient of merit scholarship during M. Sc. at I.I.T.Kanpur
  • 12th in the merit list of the Kanpur University during B.Sc.
  • Member of Software Engineering Peer Review Group, at ABV-IIITM Gwalior.
  • Delivered an invited talk on Distributed Test Generation at IIT Roorkee during All India Seminar on Recent Trends in VLSI in September 2001.
  • Acted as Resource person in Curriculum Development Workshop at Department of Computer Science and Applications Punjab University, Chandigarh on May 20, 2004.
  • Delivered an Invited talk on “Future of IT in India”, at Patel Memorial National College, Rajpura, in Dec 2002.
  • Delivered a talk on Web Based Education, during a short term course on Adoption of Technological changes in Engineering Education, at Department of Mechanical Engineering, TIET during June 21, – July, 02, 2004.
  • Delivered talks on E-Education Series of Seminars to promote Web based Teaching, for All faculty members of Thapar Institute of Engineering Technology on July 30, 2004 and August 28, 2004.
  • Delivered an Invited talk on Information Revolution in Scientific Computing, during 8th Punjab Science Congress, at Punjabi University, Patiala on February 08, 2005. 
  • Chaired a session on “Soft Computing Evolutionary Computing”, at National Conference on BioInformatics: NCBC’05, organised by Department of Computer Science Engineering, Thapar institute of Engineering Technology, Patiala, during March 18- 19, 2005.
  • Deliverd an expert lecture on “VLSI Design Automation” during a Short Term Course on  Design of High Level VLSI Circuits”, during March 30-31, 2005, Organized by: Centre of Excellence in VLSI Design CAD, Department of Electronics Communication Engineering  and  Department of Computer Science Engineering, Thapar institute of Engineering Technology, Patiala. 
  • Acted as Resource person in UGC refresher course on “Computer Networks:  Present Future”, Organized by Computer Center, Thapar institute of Engineering Technology, Patiala during December 05-24, 2005.
  • Member Referee Panel for GYAN – An International Bi- Annual Referred Journal of Management Technology. 
  • Member Program Committee:  ICISTM 2007, International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management, New Delhi India, March 12-13, 2007.
  • Member International Program committee, The Third IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology , ACST 2007, April 2–4, 2007,  Phuket, Thailand. 
  • Judge for the IEEE Computer Society History Competition (CHC60) which included a web-based competition to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the IEEE Computer Society.
  • Delivered Keynote address at a National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in ICT Enabled Services”, on October 26, 2006, Organised by Punjab Institute of Management Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh.
  • Conducted two- day long session on Software Project Management, in UGC sponsored refresher course on “Automated  Software Development”, Organized by School of Mathematics Computer Applications, Thapar institute of Engineering Technology, Patiala during December 04-22, 2006.
  • Delivered expert lecture on WiFi Networks, in UGC sponsored refresher course on “Advanced Signal Processing Techniques in Wireless Communications”, Organized by Department of Electronics Communication Engineering, Thapar institute of Engineering Technology, Patiala during December 04-23, 2006. 
  • Delivered Invited Talk and chaired a session during National Conference on Innovative developments in Engineering Applications: IDEA – 07, March 2-3, 2007. BGIET Sangrur, Punjab.
  • Member Advisory Committee and Keynote Speaker, National Conference on Computer Applications, March 06, 2007,  Haryana College of Technology Management, Kaithal, Haryana. 
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, National Conference on Advance Data Computing, Communication Security: NCADCCS – 07, July 14- 15, 2007, S V Institute of Computer Studies, Kadi, in Association with CSI Student Branch, Gujrat.
  • Member Advisory Committee and Keynote Speaker, National Conference on Challenges and Opportunities in Information Technology; COIT-07, March 23, 2007,  RIMT Institute of Engineering Technology,   Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab.
  • Delivered a keynote address, “Towards IT Driven Knowledge Management”, at ISTE sponsored National Seminar on Business Transformation through Technological integration, March 30, 2007, at Punjab Institute of Management Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab. 
  • Delivered Invited Talk on “Research Opportunities in Grid Computing” at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, April 05, 2007. 
  • Track Chair for Information Technology, in ICISTM 2008, held on March 6-8, 2008 at Dubai organized by IMT Ghaziabad in collaboration with IMT Dubai and University of Florida.
  • Ph.D. thesis examiner of Mr. OM Prakash, GNDU Amritsar, Dec 2007.
  • Reviewer for the paper entitled  "A Kerberos Security Architecture for Web Services based Grids with  Delay Sensitive Requirements" for the special issue on Grid Resource Management in the IEEE Systems Journal.
  • Delivered an Invited talk during one day Seminar on “Knowledge Management – A Key to Competitive Advantage”, held on March 12, 2008, at University Business School, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Delivered Invited talk on “Open Source Software” and Chaired a technical session  during a two days national Conference on Advancements in Computer Engineering, at BBSB Engineering College, FatehGarh Saheb, April 03-04, 2008.
  • Received performance incentive under Performance Incentive Scheme for the year 2006-2007 for significant contribution in the growth of university through teaching, research and other activities.
  • Delivered Invited Talk and Chaired technical session on Software Agents and Internet Computing in the AICTE sponsored National Seminar on Enterprise Information Systems, at Apeejay Institute of Management, Jalandhar, May 24 2008.
  • Serving as Expert member, National Board of Accreditation; nominated by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) since February 2008. 
  • Appointed as Subject Expert on the Board of Control in Computer Science Engineering, for the term 1.7.2008 to 30.06.3009 and then from 01.07.2009 to 30.06.2010 at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. 
  • Nominated member of Advisory Council for Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering Technology, Chandigarh-Rajpura Road, Banur.
  • Associate Editor, for 11 International Journals published by CiiT Research Institute, Coimbatore, TN since Feb 2009.
  • Ph.D. thesis examiner of Ms. Sudesh Rani, topic “Algebraic Query Processing and Parallelism in Databases”, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, October 2009.
  • Member, Program Committee and Reviewer - ISPAN2009 : The 10th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks, to be held during December 14-16, 2009 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  
  • Del  ivered expert lectures as resource person on “Cloud Computing : An Emerging Infrastructure for Computing”, in UGC sponsored refresher course on “Trends in Computing”, Organized by Department of Computer Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar during September 22- October 10, 2009. 
  • Reviewed a Book on Programming in C++, 2/e by Dr. Ravichandran, Tata McGraw Hill.
  • Delivered an invited lectures on “Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing”, during One day seminar on “Parallel and Distributed Computing”, Organized by Post Graduate Department of Computer Science Applications, Khalsa College, Amritsar on November 20, 2009. 
  • UGC nominee on Advisory Committee of KLEF University, Vijayawada, Nov 2009.
  • Member of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) established as per UGC guidelines, nominated by Director TIET. 
  • Delivered an invited lectures on “Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies and Trends”, during Faculty Development Program at Gurukul Vidyapeeth, Rajpura on December 17, 2009. 
  • Member of Expert Committee constituted by UGC for assessing the performance of Xth plan and evaluate the requirements for XIth plan, in Feb 2010.
  • Honored with India’s most coveted institutional and globally reputed presentation of “Shiksha Rattan Puraskar” along with Certificate of Excellence by India International Friendship Society (IIFS) on April 07, 2010.
  • Keynote Speaker at National Conference on “Convergence of Technologies A Futuristic Approach: NCCT-2010, Delivered the talk on “Cultural Computing: Need of the Hour”, at Gurukul Vidyapeeth Institute of Engineering and Technology, June11, 2010.
  • Ph.D. thesis examiner of Mr. Ashish Jolly, topic “Design of Simulators for Managing

Software Projects”, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, June 17, 2010.

  • Recipient of “Best Citizen of India” award bestowed upon by Best Citizen Publishing House in June 2010.
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Computer and Communication Technology (ICCCT 2010), to be Organized by .Department of Computer Science and Engineering, MotiLal Nehru National Institute of Technology,  Allahabad.
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing (PGDC-2010) at Jaypee University of Information Technology , Waknaghat, to be held during 28th -30th October 2010.
  • Invited talk on “Cultural Computing” at Surya World, Rajpura, August 15, 2010. 
  • Guest of Honor at National Conference on “E Commerce, Delivered the talk on “From Social Computing towards Cultural Computing”, at Gurukul Vidyapeeth Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mohali Campus, August 21, 2010.
  • Resource person and Chief Guest for Valedictory function for three weeks course at Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra on July 04, 2011.
  • Board Member, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh since August 2011.
  • Member, Research Advisory Board, Chitkara University, Baddi, Himanchal Pradesh.  since Dec 2011. 
  • Member, Advisory Panel,  "International Conference on Advances in Computing and Artificial Intelligence (ACAI-2012)e”, organized by Chitkara University, Punjab.
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJCSEIT), ISSN : 2249 - 0175 ( Online ); 2249 - 2682 (Print).  
  • Guest of Honor, at "Sampuran Kranti", a Drug- De-addiction campaign organized by an NGO "Yuva Parivar Sewa Samiti, Patiala" and Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Auditorium, on Feb 18, 2012. Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. Vikas Garg, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala.
  • Resource person for 22nd Refresher Course on Computer Applications IT (Inter-disciplinary), at Punjabi  University Patiala on February, 21, 2012.
  • Chief Guest, National Science Day Celebration with School Children, Organised by Paryavaran Welfare Society (PWS) with Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN), at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Auditorium, on February 28, 2012.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Keynote Speaker and Session Chair,  "International Conference of Emerging Dimensions in IT and its Application in Industry”, during March 02-03, 2012, organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Global Institute of Management Emerging Technologies, March 02, Amritsar, 2012.
  • Resource person for Refresher Course in the area of Information Technology (Interdisciplinary) , at GND University, Amritsar, March 03, 2012.
  • Guest of Honour at annual prize distribution function, organized by Dedicated Brothers Group (DBG), presided by Sh. S. R. Ladhar, IAS, Commissioner, Patiala Division, Patiala, at Bhasha Bhavan, Patiala, on March 04, 2012.
  • Award recipient on the occasion of International Women’s Day, by Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, for meritorious and exemplary services provided to the society, organized by Association of NGOs Patiala in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab (MGSIPAP), Patiala, on March 07, 2012.
  • Guest of Honour at International Women’s day celebration by Brahma Kumaries, Chief Guest was Ms. Rajinder Kaur (IRS) Deputy Commissioner Patiala, March 08, 2012.  
  • Guest of Honor on International Women’s day celebrations, Organised by Kala Kritti (Regd.) Patiala, presided by Ms. Anindita Mitra (IAS), Additional Deputy Commissioner, at Municipal Corporation Auditorium, Patiala, on March 10, 2012
  • Chief Guest during a seminar organized with theme Sanskar and Sanskriti, to observe International Women’s day celebrations, Organised by Nari Shakti Jagran Samiti with Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan at Municipal Corporation Auditorium, Patiala, on March 18, 2012
  • Invited Speaker and Session Chair, Technical Session on Distributed Computing, Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic, during National Conference on Emerging trends in Computer Engineering and Information Technology, at NITTR Chandigarh, March 22-23, 2012.
  • Released a book on Environmental Conservation Awareness, compiled by Paryawaran Welfare Society, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology,. April 27, 2012.
  • Delivered Keynote address to ECO club member teachers representing around 200 government .schools in Punjab, at Govt School, Civil Lines, Patiala, 28 – 29 April, 2012. 
  • Guest of Honor, during the event organized for specially able children: Smiling Future,  Organized by Youth United, TIET Chapter, May 01, 2012.
  • Inaugurated and initiated Rally on World Environment Day to create awareness about Environment Conservation. June 05, 2012.
  • Inaugurated a drive to keep Water Pots for birds in campus in hot summer, June 21, 2012.
  • Member, Advisory and Review Committee, International Conference on Advancements in Computer Applications and Software Engineering CASE 2012, held during 21- 22,  Dec 2012, Organised by Dept of Computer Applications, Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.
  • Ph.D. thesis examiner of Mr. Shahnawaj, thesis topic “English to Urdu Machine Translation”, I.I.T. BHU, Varanasi, April 1, 2013.
  • Expert member and Keynote speaker, representing Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology along with Registrar as Supporting partner at Regional summit of Principal’s organized by Institute of Counselor Training Research and Consultancy (ICTRC) with the theme: Strengthening School Education Linkages. Made ’s presentation as Dean of Student Affairs on June 26, 2013 at Atria Hotel, Bangalore. The conclave was attended by 180 school principals from four different states in south zone.
  • Ph.D. thesis examiner of Mr. Sumit Mittal, thesis topic “Design of Simulation Models for different processing Environments,”   Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, July 05, 2013.
  • Initiated a drive to send relief materials to Uttarakhand crisis on July 06, 2013.
  • Expert member and Keynote speaker, representing Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology as Knowledge partner at Regional summit of Principal’s organized by Institute of Counselor Training Research and Consultancy (ICTRC) with the theme: Strengthening School Education Linkages. Made ’s presentation as Dean of Student Affairs on July 24, 2013 at India habitat Centre, New Delhi.  The conclave was attended by 120 school principals from four different states in south zone.    
  • Expert member and Keynote speaker, representing Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology as Knowledge partner at Regional summit of Principal’s organized by Institute of Counselor Training Research and Consultancy (ICTRC) with the theme: Maximizing Educational Leadership Competence, on Sep 11, 2013 at Methodist Highschool, 73 Cantonment,  Kanpur.  The conclave was attended by 100 school principals from four different states in south zone.
  • Invited Speaker at an interdisciplinary meet “CONFLUENCE 2013” organized by L.M. Thapar School of Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, on October 01, 2013.
  • Chief Guest at Technoquest, one day state level technical festival organized by Department of Computer Science and Management, at M.M. Modi College, Patiala, on Nov 09, 2013.
  • Hosted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, founder of The Art of Living, in Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Campus, on October 22, 2013.
  • Signed an MoU with AIR Patiala 100.2 as media partner for DoSA activities, on Nov 12, 2013.
  • Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at Faculty Development Program on Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics, at Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, on Dec 16, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker at Faculty development Program on ‘Cloud Computing Research Trends”, Ambedkar University Lucknow, 20 – 22 February, 2014.  
  • Resource person at Faculty development Program on ‘Cloud Computing and Big Data”, at Chandigarh University, Chandigarh, 25 July, 2014.  
  • Invited Speaker at Educator’s Meet: Manthan – Leading to Empowerment, Organised by Punjab Technical University Jalandhar, Sep 19, 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker, Seminar on “Role of ICT in Education, Research and Innovation” held at Department of Computer Science and Applications, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 21st November,2014.
  • Expert Selection Committee, PEC University, Chandigarh, Dec 18, 2014.
  • Session Chair, 2nd IEEE International Conference on MOOCs Innovation and Technology in Education, IEEE Education Society at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Dec 19-20, 2014.
  • Ph.D. thesis examiner of Mr. Sukhvinder Singh Deora, thesis topic “Cryptographic Algorithms for Secure Network Communications,”   Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Dec, 2014.
  • Expert member on the Faculty of Engineering Technology, Punjabi University, Patiala, for the term 12/12/2014 to 11/12/2016, appointed by Vice Chancellor.
  • Expert talk during workshop on Big Data Analytics, at PTU Jalandhar, March 27, 2015.
  • Invited Speaker at National Conference at NITTR Chandigarh, on March 31, 2015.
  • Resource person at Faculty Development Program, at Chandigarh University, Gharuan, July 08, 2015.
  • Director’s Nominee to attend Vice Chancellor's retreat and receive award ceremony of EDU RAND 2015 awards where our institution got ranked quite high and received two awards, held at IISER Mohali, during October 11,13, 2015.  
  • Keynote Speaker, One day National Seminar on “Advances in Computing Techniques,” Organized by Computer Science Engineering, Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engg. Tech., Banur, Punjab, Feb 25, 2016.
  • Resource Person, International Conference, ‘Diaspora and Development: Emerging Multidisciplinary Dynamics of Indian/Punjabi Migration’, made a presentation on “Paradigm Shift from Social Computing to Cultural Computing”, Organized by UGC Centre for Diaspora Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, from Feb. 24-26, 2016.
  • Member Advisory Board, International Conference, Advances in Computing and Data Sciences (ICACDS-2016), 29-30 July 2016”, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Krishna Engineering College, Ghaziabad. INDIA.   
  • Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker, One week workshop on “Cloud Computing and its Applications,” Organized by Computer Science Engineering Department, Government Women Engineering College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, Nov 07, 2016.