Human-Computer Interaction Researcher,User Experience Designer,Full Stack Web Developer,Data Scientist
Nirmalya Thakur is affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati. His work explores the intersections of Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Data Science, Natural Language Processing, and their applications. He is interested in bringing about the future of Personalized Ambient Intelligence in Smart Homes through User-Centered Assistive AI and its interrelated applications. He aspires to develop systems that can analyze the multimodal components of user interactions, with an aim to augment user performance, user experience, health, and well-being of people in everyday lives, in the future of IoT-based living environments, such as Smart Homes and Smart Cities.
Nirmalya has authored 26 peer-reviewed publications in a combination of conference papers, journal publications and invited book chapters. He has delivered a total of 21 presentations in the form of keynote addresses and invited presentations at conferences in United States, Canada, China, France, Denmark and Indonesia. His papers have been cited more than 130 times. By working for 25 conferences and almost as many journals as a reviewer, he has reviewed around 250 papers to contribute to the global scientific community. His work as a reviewer was appreciated by the European Alliance for Innovation. He has also worked for 26 international conferences as a committee member.
The above have led Nirmalya to multiple awards and recognitions from the global scientific community. Recently, he received the Young Scientist of the Year Award at the 2nd International Business & Academic Excellence Awards and the Excellent Researcher of the Year Award at the 2nd International Academic and Research Excellence Awards. In 2020, for the second year in a row, his biography was featured by Marquis Who’s Who, who since 1899 have chronicled the lives and achievements of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from around the world in their annual publications (2020 press release, 2019 press release). He is inducted in the elite list of Marquis Top Scientists of the World and has been recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in Activity Centric Computing. He is a nominee of the 2021 Forbes 30 under 30 list of Scientists and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Indian Awards for Quality & Excellence. He has received several other awards and recognitions as well as multiple research grants to support his work.
To add to the above, he is a licensed Android Developer for Google Playstore, an Oracle Certified Java Professional, an Oracle Certified SQL Developer, an Oracle Certified PL-SQL Developer, and has completed more than 200 online certification courses related to his fields of research interests.