You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
—George Bernard Shaw
Ankur is currently the Assistant Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Manhattan College. He received his PhD in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2013 where he worked in the Medical Informatics Lab from 2009 to 2013 and in the Remote Sensing Lab from 2008 to 2009 . Ankur's research interests include medical ontologies and their auditing, object-oriented database, data mining and semantic web. He received the distinguished paper award at AMIA 2013 and another of his paper was among the finalists at MedInfo 2013.
Ankur has instructed several courses at the undergraduate level since 2007. These include courses such as Computer Programming and Problem Solving using MATLAB, Object Oriented Programming in C++, Simulation and Modeling, Computer Network, Software Engineering, Data Structures, Programming with Python and Java programming.
Besides, Ankur was the President of the Graduate Student Association at NJIT for two years from Apr 2010 to Apr 2012. He was also the President of DeepCS, the College of Computing Sciences Graduate Student Association in 2009-10.
Ankur is the receipient of NJIT Outstanding Graduate Class Award in 2011, the prestigious NJIT Presidential Leadership Award in 2012, AMIA Distinguished Paper Award in 2013 and the Manhattan College Summer Grant in 2014.