Dr. Sharmishta Suhas Desai
Associate Professor
Dr. Sharmishta Suhas Desai


Dr. Sharmishta Desai has over 19 years of experience in teaching and has been associated with MITWPU for more than 15 years. She has extensive expertise in programming languages such as C, C++, Python, and Android. Her innovative contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic, "Wristband Sanitizer: Indipro", has been widely recognized by ICMR and the Prime Minister's Office. In 2019, she was honored with the prestigious Ideal Teacher Award from MIT. Dr. Desai has also secured multiple research grants and consultancy projects, adding to her credit as a versatile academician.

Research Areas

Algorithms, Data Structures, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, NLP


1. Effective Epileptic Seizure Detection by Classifying Focal and Non-focal EEG Signals using Human Learning Optimization-based Hidden Markov Model,PA Chavan, S Desai,Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 83, 104682

2. Machine learning ensemble approach for healthcare data analytics, DP Javale, SS Desai, Indones. J. Electr. Eng. Comput. Sci 28, 926-933

3. Review on Multimodal Fusion Techniques for Human Emotion Recognition R Karani, S Desai International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications 13 (10)2022

4. A Review on BCI Emotions Classification for EEG Signals Using Deep Learning PCS Desai Journal of Parallel Computing, 544 - 551

5. Literature Review on X-Ray Image Enhancement, D Agarwal, S Desai,Journal of Innovations in Data Science and Big Data Management 2 (1), 1-8 2023

6. Exploring the Intersection of Big Data and Legal Analytics: A Survey of its Application in the Legal IndustryA Bhure, S Desai,Journal of Big Data Technology and Business Analytics 2 (1), 5-14

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Research Grants

1. Design and Development of smart, affordable AI IoT based Oxygen Concentrator MITWPU SEED Funds (Implemented in collaboration with Purdue University and Lehigh University USA) Applied (Jun 2021) for funding at SERB in collaboration with IITB, shortlisted for presentation, not approved for funding in Nov 2021 Principal Investigator 1.88 Lakhs May 2021 to Dec 2021 May 2021 to Dec 2021

2. Differential Evolution algorithm with Multiple Kernel Support Vectors for Automatic Detection and Classification of Objects with Optimized Search Space for Counterfeit Banknote Recognition BCUD Pune Principal Investigator 1,00,000/- 2014-15 & 2015- 16 2 years Completed in Dec 2017

3. Hybrid Protocol for wireless BCUD Pune CoInvestigator 1,60,000/- 2013-14 & 2-years Image Transfer Using ARM 2014-15 Completed in Year 201

4. Intelligent Drones Assistance for Herbal Plant Labeling from Dense Hilly Forests for Environmentalists & Botanists and Crop Health Monitoring for Farmers.

AICTE RPS Principal Investigator 24,00,000/- 2017 Approved Funds are not received due to institute Affiliation change to Private University

5. Received grant of total 5 Lakhs from QIP Pune for conduction of Faculty Development Program

6.Received grant under IEEE agricltural affordable Laboratory for developing ""AI Enabled Agriculture Robot for Precision Farming

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