Dr. Pooja M R is currently working as Professor and Head in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru. She has more than 40 research publications in peer reviewed international journals and international conferences. Her research interests include Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics and Health informatics. She has received appreciation for her multidisciplinary research with substantial contributions in the field of Health Informatics and Artificial Intelligence. She is nominated as Bentham Ambassador from INDIA in recognition of her research in Medical Informatics.She has been selected as Editorial Board Member for various peer reviewed international journals .Besides being honoured as session chair she has been the member of the Technical Program Committee of various international conferences be She has delivered talks as an invited speaker at various international conferences including COPD-2021 ,CWC-2021, World Conference on Pediatrics and Neonatal Healthcare,Global Conference on Healthcare held in North Macedonia, Turkey, US and UK. She has been a resource person for AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programmes on both Data Science and Cyber Security.She has been the Speaker on Data Science at Annual International Meet on Women in Data Science -2021.She is a member of various international professional Bodies. She has attended various workshops organized by AICTE for implementation of Outcome Based Education and has been a resource person for the same. She was the Program Chair for AICDMB-2023, AICTE sponsored Fourth Annual International Conference on Data Science, Machine Learning and Blockchain Technology organized at Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru.