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Smruti Bulsari Assistant Professor, Department of Human Resource Development, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat

Dr Smruti Bulsari is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Resource Development, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. She is the convener of the HR Analytics Cell of the Department. She holds a doctorate in economics and two master degrees in management and economics. Presently, she is pursuing her third master degree in data science from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex (UK). She has been awarded the Academic Excellence Scholarship of the University of Essex to pursue this master degree. She strengthened her understanding and developed skills in data science and big data analytics by attending a training programme at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Dr Bulsari holds a post-graduate diploma in research methodology and a diploma in computer engineering. She teaches modules on survey research, qualitative research, statistical analysis, microeconomics at undergraduate, graduate and PhD course work. She is proficient in the use of SPSS, Gretl, R and Python required for statistical analysis and big data. She is also well versed with programming languages like Java, C/C++ and DBMS software. Exploring new subject areas and undertaking interdisciplinary studies are her passion.

She delivers lectures in various national and international training programmes in quantitative techniques and data analysis. Dr Bulsari has given invited talks on misuses of statistics and Indian economy at the Mahidol University, Thailand. She is regularly invited by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) of India to deliver special lectures in multivariate analysis and panel data analysis using software in the training programme organized under the International Technical and Economic Co-operation by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. She is associated with EDI for past 9 years for this programme.

Dr Bulsari is a long-time co-coordinator to the research projects and co-author to various research papers and books with Dr Pandya. Her area of interest in research is gender sensitivity and empowerment, though she has worked in the areas of health and livelihood as well. She also gives public talks on gender sensitivity and empowerment, though she has also given talks on other topics of her interest. She is proficient in the use of qualitative research methods.