Divya D Kulkarni

divyadk@iitg.ac.in

Robotics Lab.
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati
India

I am doctoral researcher at the Robotics Lab., working on applying bio-inspired machine learning algorithms in Robotics and Internet of Things. I am working under the guidance of Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair from June 2017.

I have worked on neuroevolution applied to robots in an online and on-board manner. My recent work is on evolving programs using Genetic Programming techniques. I work on bio-inspired algorithms, mainly Artificial Immune Systems. Other interests include Deep Learning, Blockchain in robotics and Federated Learning.

Latest Updates

  • Research Paper "An Immuno-Inspired Transfer Learning Paradigm" won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2021, Kraków, Poland (28 June - 1 July 2021)
  • Chaired the session "Evolved Neural Networks - II" at the IEEE Conference on Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2021, Kraków, Poland (28 June - 1 July 2021)
  • Won the participation grant to attend the IEEE Conference on Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2021, Kraków, Poland (28 June - 1 July 2021)
  • Selected to attend the Google Research Graduate Symposium (Asia - Pacific region) from 7th - 10th April 2021.

Publications

Conferences

Achievements

  • Best Student Paper Award for the paper "An Immuno-Inspired Transfer Learning Paradigm" at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2021, Kraków, Poland (28 June - 1 July 2021)
  • Session Chair - Evolved Neural Networks - II at the conference IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2021
  • Won the Participation Grant - Conference IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2021 (Registration Fee Waiver)
  • Google Research (India) Symposium One of the PhD students selected in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Travel Grant (US$700) Conference: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) - 2018, Kyoto, Japan

Invited Talks

  • Two-day session at the TEQIP-III workshop on Recent Trends in Embedded System for IoT and Mechatronics (RTESTM-2019) at NIT, Arunachal Pradesh (24th-28th September 2019) coupled with a hands-on on Tartarus running on PCs and Raspberry Pis
    Team: Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair, Divya D. Kulkarni, Menaxi Bagchi and Suraj Pandey
  • Two-day session at the ATAL Workshop on IoT and Cyber Security (19th – 23rd August 2019) coupled with a hands-on on Tartarus running on PCs and Raspberry Pis at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, August 2019
    Team: Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair, Divya D. Kulkarni, Menaxi Bagchi and Suraj Pandey
  • Two-day session on Nature-Inspired Artificial Intelligence coupled with a hands-on on Tartarus running on PCs and Raspberry Pis at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Management, IIITDM, Jabalpur, 27-28th March 2019
    Team: Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair and Divya D. Kulkarni
  • Two-day session on Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence with a hands-on on Tartarus at the AICTE Teaching & Learning Academy organized by the Depts. of Mechanical Engineering & Computer Sc. & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, March 2019
    Team: Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair and Divya D. Kulkarni
  • Two-day session on Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence with a hands-on on Tartarus at the TEQIP FDP organized by the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, March 2019
    Team: Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair, Divya D. Kulkarni, Menaxi Bagchi and Suraj Pandey
  • Two-day session on Bio-Inspired Systems & hands-on on Tartarus at the TEQIP Workshop on Internet of Things (IoT): Research Initiative, Government College of Engineering, Amravati, India, December 2018
    Team: Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair and Divya D. Kulkarni
  • One-day session on Bio-Inspired Cyber Physical Systems with Hands on session on Tartarus at the TEQIP – III Workshop on Design & Deployment of Cyber Physical Systems, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, 18th Sept. 2018, Assam, India
    Team: Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair, Tushar Semwal and Divya D. Kulkarni
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