Dr. Gowri Srinivasa


Gowri Srinivasa graduated with a bachelors in Computer Science from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2004 and then worked with Prof. Jelena Kovacevic obtaining her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. Since August 2008, she served as a Professor at PESIT Bangalore South Campus, India, heading the Center for Pattern Recognition. She has worked with over a hundred students at the undergraduate and graduate levels on various projects focussing primarily on the application areas of Biomedicine/ healthcare and Education and has designed and taught courses during the semester and over the summer in the fields of image and video processing and analysis, machine learning, natural language processing, etc. Gowri has been a Member of the IEEE since 2005 (Senior Member since 2014), an Associate Member of the TC of BISP during 2009-2013 and elected a Member of the TC for two consecutive terms: 2014-2016 and 2017-2019. She holds a patent from the USPTO (2014) for a multimodal communication assist device that helps people who are blind communicate with deaf-mute persons.

Computer Science

Qualification Institution Year
PhD - Biomedical Engg. Carnegie Mellon University
BE – Computer Sc. and Engg PES Inst of Tech (VTU)

Additional Information
  • DOJ: Nov 1, 2017
  • Experience: Teaching: 9 years 1 month (PESIT South Campus), 1 month (PESU), Research: 4 years (CMU), 9 years 2 months (PES)
  • Coordinator, International Research Internships in Science and Engineering (iRISE) with Carnegie Mellon University
  • Guiding of PhD candidates (1 defended thesis in November 2017 under VTU, 2 have completed their comprehensive viva in June and October 2017 under VTU)
  • Consultant (next generation of learning assessments and analytics) for PESU Academy

Expertise / list of subjects handled
  • Data Analytics Aug - Dec 2016, Aug - Dec. 2017
  • Digital Image Processing Jan - May 2016
  • Past courses (VTU) Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Digital Image Processing (CSE), Image Processing (ECE), Computer Concepts and C Programming, Information and Network Security, Software Engineering
Research Interest
  • Focussed primarily in the application areas of Education and Healthcare
  • Automated detection of retinopathy of prematurity based on retinal images (with Narayana Nethralaya)
  • Automated rescheduling of surgeries to minimize patient waiting time and maximize utilization of resources (surgeon time, OT time, etc.) (with Narayana Hrudayalaya)
  • Automated generation of questions and a quiz paper comprising different types of questions (for PESU Academy)
  • Automated assessment of short answers (for PESU Academy)

  • J. Sandesh, G. Srinivasa, “A framework for the automated generation of paradigm adaptive summaries”, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, vol. 55(4), pp. 276-288, Aug. 2017.