Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh,
Provost, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh holds multiple portfolios such as Strategic Initiatives, Research & Innovation, Interdisciplinary, and AI+X. She is the Dean, International Programs; Dean, School for Sustainable Development, and Professor & Director at Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA).
In 2019 and 2020, Stanford University, USA has ranked Dr. Maneesha, as one among the global top 2% scientists in the Networking & Telecommunication field, for the quality of her research. As one of the world's leading scientists, she has carefully combined interdisciplinary domains of internet of things, meteorology, hydrology, geology and data science to build the world's first AI integrated IoT-based landslide early warning system under the direct guidance of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Chancellor, Sri. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. Her extensive work in multi-disciplinary areas such as Internet of Things, wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, ML & AI, and sustainable development, successfully applied to thematic areas such as disaster management, water sustainability, healthcare applications, energy sustainability, and education access, has provided direct contribution for societal development.
Her substantial work in landslide disaster management has brought accolades to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The International Program on Landslides has declared Amrita as “World Center of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction 2020-2023” at their World Landslide Forum, Kyoto, Japan. Her work in provisioning sustainable solutions through Live-in-Labs®️, a multidisciplinary experiential learning program, for 108+ communities adopted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and its parent organization MA Math, has led to Amrita University being the only university in India to have a UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation and Development. She is also the Program Head for ‘Jivamritam’, a purified clean drinking water initiative, to install clean drinking water solutions in 5,000 villages to over 10 million people throughout India. She is also an inventor of low power wireless Remote ECG wearable devices and invented a revolutionary new communication network for fishermen, that can be used by them, up to a distance of 120 KM when at sea.