Ph.D., Computer Science, McGill University, Canada
M.Eng., Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Canada
B.Eng., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Osmania University, India
Dr. Meghjani received her PhD degree in Computer Science from McGill University, Canada in early 2017. Before joining SUTD, she was a Research Scientist and Technical Lead at Autonomous Vehicle Lab within Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART). She was awarded SMART Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research proposals on “Multi-Class Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand System” and “Context and Intention Aware Planning under Uncertainty for Self-Driving Cars”. Her work on “Multi-Target Rendezvous Search”, was nominated as the finalist for the best paper award at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). A start-up proposal based on her work, titled, “Multi-Agent Rendezvous on Street Networks”, won her the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network, Strategic Network Enhancement Initiative Award.
During her graduate studies in Canada, she received several awards for her leadership and academic excellence. For her contributions to IEEE, she was recognized with the IEEE Larry K. Wilson Regional Students Activities Award and the IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Award. She is also the recipient of the McGill Scarlet Key Award for her contributions to the McGill community. She became the first Google Anita Borg Scholar from McGill University, Canada. Malika is also actively involved in international program committees for IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) and International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS).
SMART Scholarship for Postdoctoral Research
Feb 2017 Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
Two years of fellowship to conduct research of own choice in Singapore within, but not necessarily tied closely to, a current project in one of the SMART Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) and or the SMART Innovation Centre.
IEEE Larry K Wilson Regional Students Activities Award
Oct 2015 IEEE
Award for leadership in IEEE Region 7 (Canada).
Strategic Enhancement Initiative Award
Jun 2015 NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network
Award for the best robotics start-up proposal.
McGill Scarlet Key Award
Mar 2015 McGill University
Recognition for community service and leadership within the McGill community.
AAAI Robotics Fellowship
Jan 2015 AAAI
RSS Travel Award
Jul 2014 Robotics Science and System
Workshop for Women in Robotics.
IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Prize
Nov 2013 IEEE Canada
Prize for academic excellence and contributions for women in engineering and computer science.
Google Anita Borg Finalist and Scholar
Jul 2013 Google
Scholarship for leadership and academic excellence.
IEEE Montreal Section Award
Nov 2012 IEEE Montreal Section
Recognition for outstanding service as Students' Activities Coordinator.
IEEE Canada and Montreal Exemplary Students' Branch Award
Sep 2012 IEEE Canada and Montreal Section
Recognition for re-activating McGill IEEE Student Branch as Vice Chair.
MITACS Travel Award
Jun 2011 MITACS
International Conference on Plastic Vision
Best Technical Presentation Award
Mar 2009 McGill University
Best presentation in Cognition and Brain Category at Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium.
McGill Graduate Studies Fellowship Award
Sep 2007 McGill University
Fellowship for academic excellence from Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies Office.
Best Graduating Student Award for job recruitment
2007 Career Launcher
Top Rank Certificate
Jun 2004 Deccan College of Engineering & Technology
1st Rank among all engineering branches at Deccan College of Engineering and Technology (approx 500 students) for the year 2003 - 2004.