Dr Latika is an Associate Professor and joined NCU on Sep 26th 2017 as Assistant Professor in the Department of CSE/IT. She has done her BSc from Kurukshetra University, her MIT from Guru Jambeshwar University and her PhD from National Brain Research Centre, Manesar.
Her research interests span using computation and machine learning tools in various applications including diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, detection of android malwares, blind steganalysis etc. She has guided one PhD in feature reduction for blind steganalysis. The authors proposed several methods for improving the accuracy of blind steganalysis through feature reduction using biologically inspired optimization algorithms. Another PhD student of hers has submitted her thesis where she proposed a framework to understand new set of speech features that are useful in building diagnostics for speech and language disorders. These features are inspired from speech perception models of auditory cortex. One of PhD her student is working on developing diagnostic tools for people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Another student is working on improving emotion recognition methods in children with autism.
She has managed 3 sponsored projects from various funding agencies including DST, AICTE and DST-CSRI etc. She has published more than 30 papers in various Journal and conferences of international repute. She was convener of IEEE sponsored 4th IACC conference and was organizer AICTE sponsored National Conference on Soft Computing. She has been awarded best faculty award twice at The NorthCap University for her contribution in teaching and research. She is a member of Computer Society of India and ACM.
She has guided more than 10 MTech thesis and more than 20 BTech projects in various technologies. She has taught a wide range of courses at UG and PG level including Internet of Things, Data Mining, Text Mining, Web Mining, Ruby on Rails, Programming (C, C++, Java, Ruby, Python), Business Intelligence etc.