Bimlesh WADHWA

Senior Lecturer
Assistant Dean, Student Life

Ph.D. (Computer Science: Software Metrics, University of Delhi)
M.Tech. (Software Engineering, National University of Singapore)
M.Sc. (Physics, University of Delhi)
B.Sc. (Physics, Honours, University of Delhi)
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Research Areas

  • Programming Languages & Software Engineering
  • Media

Research Interests

  • Visual Analysis of Software Engineering Data
  • Computing Education
  • Technology Applications in Education and Healthcare

Profile

Dr. Wadhwa Bimlesh is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science and Assistant Dean (Student Life) of the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She received her Ph.D. degree (1990) in Computer Science (Software Metrics) from University of Delhi, India. She also holds an M.Tech. (2000) degree in Software Engineering from National University of Singapore, an M.Sc. degree (1985) in Physics from University of Delhi, and a B.Sc. (Honours) degree (1983) in Physics from University of Delhi. Dr. Wadhwa’s research and teaching interests include software engineering, interaction design, information visualization and computing education. In her teaching engagements, Dr. Wadhwa has supervised many undergraduate and post-graduate students in the NUS School of Computing. She has developed, coordinated and taught several courses in the areas of software engineering and human computer interaction e.g. object oriented analysis and design, software engineering principles and patterns, software system design, interaction design, and information visualization. In her recent research work, Dr Wadhwa has worked on gender issues in human-computer interaction, user modelling and evaluation of health applications and in improving quality of software design models. Her research has been presented in major conferences such as the FSE Foundations of Software Engineering, Workshop at ICSE International Conference on Software Engineering, and CHI Conference on Human Computer Interaction. Dr Wadhwa has also contributed book chapters to volumes including Wiley Handbook for Human-Computer Interaction and Springer’s Informatics and Communication Technologies for Societal Development. Dr Wadhwa is the initiator and leader of the Code for Community programme, an initiative by NUS School of Computing to bring computing education to underserved communities. She has been very active in organising and judging many national and international competitions and hackathons including CodeXtreme, NUS Data Science Challenge, Singapore Science and Engineering Fair(SSEF), and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Dr Wadhwa is also an active member of MakerLab at School of Computing, a Faculty representative at Student Chapter of Singapore Computer Society, and advisor to Computing Club, at NUS School of Computing.

Current Projects

  • User modelling and Evaluation of Wellness and Healthcare applications Delivery and Assessment of Computational Thinking Role of feedback agents in industry projects

Selected Publications

  • Samantha Breslin, Bimlesh Wadhwa: Gender and Human-Computer Interaction, Chapter in The Wiley Handbook for Human-Computer Interaction, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Editors: Kent L. Norman, Jurek Kirakowski, December 2017, , pp. 71-87

  • V. Sahni, V Khuthia, B. Wadhwa -ClassNote: Facilitating in-Class Active and Collaborative Learning,” Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education, Redmond, Washington, June 19-20, 2017

  • Kulshreshtha K., Niculescu A.I., Wadhwa B. (2017) On the Design and Evaluation of Nippon Paint Color Visualizer Application – A Case Study. In: Bernhaupt R., Dalvi G., Joshi A., K. Balkrishan D., O’Neill J., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017. INTERACT 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10516. Springer

  • S. Liu, J. Sun, H. Xiao, B. Wadhwa, J. S. Dong and X. Wang, "Improving Quality of Use Case Documents through Learning and User Interaction," 2016 21st International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS), Dubai, 2016, pp. 101-110

  • Rahman M., Kankanhalli A., Wadhwa B., Cheng K.K., Lim J.H., Jayakkumar S., Chua, C.L. and C.H. Yeow. "GEAR: A Mobile Game Assisted Rehabilitation System." ICHI'2016: Proc. IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Chicago, 2016

  • Rahman M., Kankanhalli A., Wadhwa B., Cheng K.K., Lim J.H., Jayakkumar S., Chua, C.L. and C.H. Yeow. "GEAR: A Mobile Game Assisted Rehabilitation System." ICHI'2016: Proc. IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Chicago, 2016

  • Rahman M., Kankanhalli A., Wadhwa B., Cheng K.K., Lim J.H., Jayakkumar S., Chua, C.L. and C.H. Yeow. "GEAR: A Mobile Game Assisted Rehabilitation System." ICHI'2016: Proc. IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Chicago, 2016

  • Rahman M., Kankanhalli A., Wadhwa B., Cheng K.K., Lim J.H., Jayakkumar S., Chua, C.L. and C.H. Yeow. "GEAR: A Mobile Game Assisted Rehabilitation System." ICHI'2016: Proc. IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Chicago, 2016

  • Shuang Liu, Jun Sun, Yang Liu, Yue Zhang, Bimlesh Wadhwa, Jin Song Dong, and Xinyu Wang. 2014. Automatic early defects detection in use case documents. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM/IEEE international conference on Automated software engineering (ASE '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 785-790. 

  • Shuang Liu, Yang Liu, Jun Sun, Manchun Zheng, Bimlesh Wadhwa, and Jin Song Dong. 2013. USMMC: a self-contained model checker for UML state machines. In Proceedings of the 2013 9th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2013). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 623-626. 

Awards & Honours

Teaching (2019/2020)

  • CS3240: Interaction Design
  • CS5346: Information Visualisation
  • CS3203: Software Engineering Project
  • CS3219: Software Engineering Principles and Patterns