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Neha Keshan

I am a third year Computer Science PhD candidate at Rensselaer. My research focuses on Graduate Education and Professional Development for Graduate Students under the direction of Prof. James A. Hendler. I worked on “Ontology-enabled infrastructure for integrated data resources – applied in Health Care and Material Science research” in my first two years at Rensselaer.

I am honored to serve as the current Graduate Council President in addition to Graduate Senator. I previously served as Graduate Council Secretary from 2019 to 2020 and Graduate Senator from 2018 to 2020. Besides student government, I am the Graduate Student Representative on the Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Admissions Committee of the Computer Science Department, the Speaker Concierge at Knowledge Graph Conference 2021, Treasurer of the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) New York Capital Region Chapter and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) chapter. Upon completion of my doctorate, I eventually aim to have my own laboratory where focus would be on interdomain non-conventional research.

Prior to Rensselaer I worked at Systems Security and Machine Learning Lab at Syracuse University and at Advanced Wireless Systems Research Center, Suny Oswego as a Research Scholar. During this time, I worked on detection of stress in an individual and user authentication under different stress levels using electrocardiogram signals.

In my free time, I like to take care of my plants, visit natural landscapes, read books, watch web-series and paint.