Smrithi Rekha V

Founder, Anaadi Foundation

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Profile Summary

  • Founder, Anaadi Foundation, Non-Profit Organization and Dharma Gurukulam
  • Steering committee member of Gurukulam, a consortium of individuals and organization synthesising various educational philosophoies.
  • Mentor Center for Research in Ecology and Sustainable Technologies (Anaadi CREST)
  • Qualification: MS in Information Systems and IT Services from University at Buffalo, USA & Amrita University
  • 10 Years of Academic Experience and 4 Years of Educational Technologies Research experience at Amrita University and CREATE Labs, Amrita University
  • Visiting Faculty (2015) and Exchange Researchers (2010-11) at University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • 4 Years of Experience as Senior Research Fellow at Amrita CREATE Labs working on Online Labs and Cognitive Science projects at Amrita CREATE Labs focusing on Tablet based education in rural areas
  • Invited to Summer Research School at Netherlands- June 2017
  • Adjunct Facutly at School of Innovation, Kumaraguru College of Technology
  • Visiting Faculty for Data Science course at Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
  • Core group member of MHRD panel designing National level Value Education program for schools in the country
    Invited by MHRD, Government of India to Chintan Shivir – a national workshop to discuss recommendations and brainstorm on future course of school education in India.
  • Designed Anaadi Foundation’s Village Integrated Basic Education-VIBE initiative
  • Fellow of European SPES (Spirituality in Economics and Society) Institute


June 2008-June 2010

Master of Science-Management of IT services-State University of New York@ Buffalo, USA Master of Science-Management Information Systems, Amrita University (Twinning Program)

June 1998-April 2002

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University


Anaadi Foundation


July 2015-Present

Involved with design and implementation of social and spiritual initiatives including rural education and healthcare programs, rural development, online and in-person programs based on Yoga, Vedanta, Ithihasa drawing insights from modern science.


Senior Research Associate

August 2013-April 2017

Worked on Online Labs: OLABS Project, Cognitive Science for Learning- DST-CSRI.

University of L'Aquila

Visiting Faculty

October 2015-December 2015

Invovled with research, guiding students projects and offering workshops in the area of Software Engineering.

Amrita University

Assistant Professor

October 2011-April 2015

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore

University of L'Aquila

MIUR Exchange Researcher

October 2010-October 2011

Research and participation in working group meetings in Software Architecture

Amrita University


June 2005-September 2011

Involved with teaching courses for Undergraduate and Post-graduate students and reseach in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore

Infosys Technologies, Bangalore

Software Engineering

January 2004-May 2005

Quality assurance project for Banking client

Profile Details

Initiatives at Anaadi Foundation

~ Organizing committee member of Mind, Meditation and Human Values workshop -NRCVEE, IIT Delhi
~ Designing and offering programs based on Practice, Philosophy and Science of Yoga
~ Anaadi Foundation Certificate courses on: Yogic Cognition, Yoga practice, Yogic Neuroscience
~ Course faculty for 5 Month Certificate Program on Sustainable Development by Anaadi CREST
~ Co-designed course on Spirituality, Sustainability and Leadership with Prof. Laszlo Zsolnai, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
~ Designing and offering 108 day residential program Yoga-Dharma Sadhana Jan -May 2021
~ Designing and offering micro-credit courses on Yoga, Indian Culture and Knowledge Systems at educational institutions
~ Coordination of Youth centric spiritual programs including Himalayan Yatra and Leadership retreats
~ Mentor for Center for Research in Ecology and Sustaina
~ Design of Rural Educational Initiatives: Village Integrated Basic Education for school students, Anaadi Enrich your English programbenefitting 5000 children in Tamil Nadu, Anaadi Rural Youth Skill Education for rural college youth
~ Design and implementation of Neivedyam: Rural schools breakfast program
~ Coordinating organisation’s efforts towards Indian Yoga Association activities
~ Online Programs during COVID’19 Lockdown: Essence of Dharma covering Dharmashastra, Yogashastra and message of the Upanishads: Ramayana, ~ Mahabharata, Yogasutra, Yoga Vashishta, Puranas and Upanishads
~ Telegram Channel for Story-telling for Children with 400+ members : Kathamala

Activities at Dharma Gurukulam

~ Designing K-12 curriculum based on Bharatiya Knowledge: Sanskrit, Tamil, Ganitha, Jyotisha, Ayurveda, Ecology
~ Creating a holistic learning environment for children that inculcates values and inspire young people to be self-reliant and socially conscious
~ Designing and implementing Bharatiya knowledge based workshops for mainstream school children and teachers
~ Dissemination of Bharatiya knowleddge to enthusiasts including home makers, software professionals and educators

Profile at Amrita CREATE

~ Research on Online Labs and Cognitive Science for Multimedia Learning
~ Writing Proposals for funded projects: DST, MEITY sanctioned projects
~ Coordinating Research Activities
~ Initiating new projects
~ Assisting in the conduct of Outreach programs related to STEM education
~ Publication of research papers

Profile at Department of CSE, Amrita University

Teaching: Undergraduate B.Tech and Master of Application courses
~ Graduate and Undergraduate Project Coordination(2008-2010)
~ Faculty Coordinator for FOSS club 2008-2009
~ Additional responsibility as Deputy Chief Warden of Post Graduate Women's hostel in 2009-2010
~ Adjunct Faculty with cultural education department
~ Organizing Chair for Amrita International Conference of Women in Computing 2013
~ Organizing secretary for the Amrita ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing held on 16-17 September 2010.
~ Coordinated the inauguration of the ACM-W student chapter at Amrita University
~ Coordinating FOSS activities at the Department of CSE
~ Actively involved in preparing students for participating in national and international project contests (e.g. IBM's The Great Mind Challenge)

Profile at Infosys

~ Software developer and quality assurance team member for banking project. Job involved enhancements and software maintenance
~ Additional responsibility of conducting background checks of new recruits as per clients' norms
~ Open Source training for new project members as part of Infosys Education and Research Department


  • Rekha, S., & Muccini, H. (2018). Group decision-making in software architecture: A study on industrial practices. Information and Software Technology, 101, 51-63.
  • Smrithi Rekha, Anusha J, P Bagavathi Sivakumar; A Machine Learning Approach to Cluster the users of Stack Overflow Forum; Intl Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Algorithms in Engineering Systems 2014
  • Smrithi Rekha V, Divya N, P Bagavathi Sivakumar; A Hybrid Auto-tagging System for StackOverflow Forum Questions; Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing 2014
  • Sooryanarayan, DG; Gupta, Deepak; Rekha, V Smrithi; Trends in Open Source Software Adoption in Indian Educational Institutions; Technology for Education (T4E), 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on 2014
  • Smrithi Rekha V, Rajeev Venkata; Recommending Products to Customers using Opinion Mining of Online Product and Feature Reviews; The International Conference on Circuit, Power and Computing Technologies ICCPCT-2015 2015
  • Anusha, J; Rekha, V Smrithi; Sivakumar, P Bagavathi; ;A Machine Learning Approach to Cluster the Users of Stack Overflow Forum Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Algorithms in Engineering Systems2015
  • Smrithi Rekha V, Venkata Rajeev;Opinion Mining of User Reviews Using Machine Learning Techniques and Ranking of Products Based on Features;International Conference on Soft Computing Systems ( ICSCS 2015) 2015
  • Sivaranjani K, Vidya M and Smrithi Rekha V; Game Based Learning Platform for Indian K-12 Mathematics;International Conference on Advances in Applied Engineering and Technology - 2015 (ICAAET'15) 2015
  • Thamatham Teja Gowd, Smrithi Rekha V ;Satisfaction with Group Decision Making in the IT Industry; Multidisciplinary research in Science & Engineering (NCMRSE15) 2015
  • Raman, Raghu; Rekha, V; Nedungadi, Prema;Krishnashree Achuthan;Computer Science (CS) education in Indian schools: situation analysis using Darmstadt model;ACM Transactions on Education
  • R. Raman, U. K.V., V. S. Rekha and P. Nedungadi, "Using WebGL to implement a glass lens in Online Labs," 2014 Seventh International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), Noida, India, 2014, pp. 50-55, doi: 10.1109/IC3.2014.6897146.
  • Smrithi Rekha V, Venkatapathy S; Understanding the Usage of Online Forums as Learning Platforms; International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT)
  • Rekha, Smrithi; Adinarayanan, V; An Open Source approach to enhance industry preparedness of students; Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI, 2014)
  • Rekha, Smrithi; Adinarayanan, V; A free and open source framework for rural education; Seventh International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), 2014
  • Rekha, Smrithi; Muccini, Henry; Suitability of software architecture decision making methods for group decisions; ;European Conference of Software Architecture 2014 (ECSA) 2014
  • Malavolta, Ivano; Muccini, Henry; Rekha, Smrithi; Enhancing Architecture Design Decisions Evolution with Group Decision Making Principles; Software Engineering for Resilient Systems 2014
  • Rekhav, V. S., & Muccini, H. (2014, April). A study on group decision-making in software architecture. In 2014 IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (pp. 185-194). IEEE.
  • Adinarayanan, V., & Rekha, V. S. (2012). Approaching decision-making from a dharmic perspective. PURUSHARTHA-A journal of Management, Ethics and Spirituality, 5(1), 125-135.
  • Adinarayanan V, S Rekha V, Experiences with Constructivist Approach to Learning Software Development using Free and Open Source Software , International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education 01/2012
  • I Malavolta, H Muccini, VS Rekha, Supporting Architectural Design Decisions Evolution through Model Driven Engineering, 01/2011; In proceeding of: 3rd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems
  • Smrithi Rekha V, A Tool for Making Multi-criteria Architecture Design Decisions, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India 01/2012
  • Adinarayanan V, S Rekha V,, Approaching Decision-Making from a Dharmic Perspective, Purushartha: A Journal of Management Ethics and Spirituality, Vol 5, No 1 (2012)
  • Smrithi Rekha V,, Exploring a Hybrid Approach to Multi-Objective Software Architecture Decision-Making, IBM ICARE 2012
  • Smrithi Rekha V,, Managing Evolving Design Decisions, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India 01/2011
  • VS Rekha, V Balasubramanian, V Adinarayanan, “Social Computing in Universities-An Evaluation of Practicality”, Amrita ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing 2010
  • VS Rekha, V Adinarayanan, A Maherchandani, S Aswani, “Bridging the Computer Science skill gap through Free and Open Source Software”, International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEED 2009), December 2009, IEEE Malaysia.

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