Areas of Interest
Human Memory and Information Retrieval
Scientific Studies of Peace
Awards and Recognition
Best Paper Award for the paper titled 'An Ensemble classifier approach for Disease Diagnosis using Random Forest’: 12th IEEE India International Conference (INDICON 2015); Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, India: December 17-20, 2015
Received ‘IT Faculty Award’ for AY 2013-14
Qualification and Certifications
PhD (Intelligent Recall System) from Bharati Vidyapeeth University (2019)
The Science of Well-Being' : An Online non-credit course authorized by Yale University and offered through Coursera: May 2020: Grade Achieved 97.2%
Dr. Bela Joglekar obtained her PhD Degree from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India, in Information Technology with an emphasis on Intelligent Recall System. As a doctoral fellow, she designed an Intelligent Recall System which will provide a support system for patients suffering from episodic memory loss by restoring the lost cognition through scenario building. This Context Determination Process will provide external stimulus to the patient through context, in the form of scenarios. Dr. Joglekar has a rich professional teaching experience of over 17 years out of which she was recruited for 15 years in the Department of IT Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune. Thereafter, for the past two years, she is working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Peace Studies at Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University (previously, MIT Pune). Her research interests include Cognitive Science, Human Memory and Information Retrieval, Scientific Studies of Peace and Human Dynamics. She has presented and published more than 26 papers in International and National Conferences, ACM Digital Library and Scopus Indexed Journals as well as Book Chapters in SpringerLink.
In her pursuit of amalgamation and enrichment of scientific research with the spiritual one, Dr. Joglekar took a transformation in her career by joining the Faculty of Peace Studies which encompasses Studies and Teachings in specialized areas of Humanities, Philosophy of Science and Spirituality, Human Dynamics, Scientific Studies of Mind, Matter, Spirit and Consciousness.
The blend of this technological research in a spiritual direction, is an effort towards reducing cognitive impairment occurring in case of patients suffering from Short Term Memory Loss/ Alzheimer’s Disease. Studies suggest that the possibility of treatment through Spiritual Awareness in the form of Chanting of Shlokas, Yogic practices and Meditation is promising for retaining the enormous reserve of memory in the mind collected over a lifetime, referred to as ‘Autobiographical Memory’. Hence a new blended dimension of scientific and spiritual research will prove promising to mankind.
Extensive Professional Work Experience of over 17 Years
Assistant Professor: MIT-WPU: July 1 2018 till date
Assistant Professor: MIT, IT Department : January 1 2011-June 30, 2018
Senior Lecturer : MIT, IT Department : July 1 2009-December 31, 2010
Lecturer : MIT, IT Department : January 1 2004-June 30, 2009
Visiting Faculty: MIT, Department of E&TC : July 1 2003-December 31, 2003