Awards & Notable Activities
Awards and Achievements
UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Pilot Award for my project titled "Developing Tools for Round-the-Clock Monitoring of Sleep and Vital Signs in Community Dwelling Older Adults Using High Sampling Rate Inertial Measurement Units". The award was received in February 2023. In this project, I will be serving as the PI (Principal Investigator). Link to the News Article
During the 57th Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in October 2020, I received the 'Prof S Radhakrishnan Award' for the best PhD Thesis in Biomedical Engineering. Link
'Institute Research Award 2019-20' as a recognition of the quality and quantity of research work I conducted during my MS-PhD degree at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
I have won two data visualization competitions:
ADVAnCe data visualization challenge held during the Periodic Patterns workshop in November 2021 and
UK DRI CR&T data visualization challenge in August 2022.
Other Notable Recent Activities
Appeared as a guest on the Episode 17 of the Sleep Research Society (SRS) Podcast to discuss my article published in the journal SLEEP, entitled Contactless and Longitudinal Monitoring of Nocturnal Sleep and Daytime Naps in Older Men and Women: A Digital Health Technology Evaluation Study. (Also See Media section)
Invited Presentations/ Seminars (Location, Title, Date and Mode)
At the Surrey Sleep Centre Celebration Workshop . Title: "Overview of current monitoring technologies" . Date: 19th April 2023. Mode: In person co-presenter
At the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. Title: "Contactless and Longitudinal Monitoring of Sleep in Older Men and Women" . Date: 4th July 2023. Mode: Virtual
Connectome - UK DRI annual conference
Connectome 2021 - October 6th, 2021: Presented in the ECR Connectome Day session titled "How do we investigate how sleep disturbances contribute to dementia risk?". My presentation was titled "Monitoring sleep physiology in people living with dementia longitudinally at home."
Connectome 2023 - October 2nd, 2023: Presented in the ECR Day Science Parallel session titled "Care Technologies/ Human Studies". My presentation was titled "Multimorbidity: A data-driven approach for identifying participant subgroups using multiple physiological variables collected during nocturnal sleep periods."
Presented at the University of Surrey, FHMS Faculty Research Celebration event on June 16th, 2022, in Parallel session 1: Chronobiology and Sleep. The title of my presentation was "Monitoring sleep and physiology in older adults using consumer-grade contactless sleep technologies."
At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2022. Session titled "VO-5-13 - Dementia Care Research: Technology Approaches in Assessment and Dementia Care".
At the Connectome 2023. Pilot awards showcase session.
Co-Supervised, Masters and Undergraduate Student Projects during my postdoctoral work at the University of Surrey in the years 2020 – 23. (Primary Supervisor: Prof. Derk-Jan Dijk).
ECR (Early Career Researcher) representative of UKDRI Care Research & Technology Centre, October 2021-October 2023.