People

Vishnu Sreekumar

Assistant Professor

Email: vishnu[dot]sreekumar[at]iiit[dot]ac[dot]in

Vishnu is a cognitive neuroscientist and directs the MANDA lab at IIIT Hyderabad. He enjoys thinking about human behavior and the brains and environments that enable it, with a special focus on the dynamics of this complex system. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing and studying chess, playing tennis, and playing the piano. CV

R. Pooja

PhD Student (Cognitive Science, IIITH)

Pooja is a PhD student at IIIT Hyderabad. She completed a master’s in Cognitive Science from IIT Gandhinagar and spent a year at IIT Kanpur further developing her research skills prior to joining IIITH. She is currently exploring the use of extended-reality techniques to study human memory. Outside of academics she enjoys music, movies, and food.

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Nancy Hada

MS by Research (computer science, IIITH)

Nancy is a research student pursuing MS in computer science at IIIT Hyderabad. She is currently working on characterizing different types of propagating neural wave patterns in the human brain. In her free time, she is often found drawing and flourishing calligraphy. She is also a chess player and has represented her state in various national level championships as a part of the U19 Delhi Chess Team during her school time.


prajneya kumar

BTech/MS dual degree (computational linguistics, IIITH)

Prajneya is a dual degree student, pursuing B. Tech in computer science and masters in computational linguistics at IIIT, Hyderabad. He is primarily interested in studying the interaction between memory and language and is working on understanding what makes some words more memorable than others. Outside of the lab, Prajneya loves backpacking, singing and jamming in random cafés, and reading books.

Brijesh Singh

BTech/MS dual degree (ECE, IIITH)

Brijesh is a research student pursuing a dual-degree in ECE at IIIT Hyderabad. He is interested in understanding the interaction between temporal context and event segmentation during naturalistic experience and how such interactions influence the structure of memories. Outside of the lab, Brijesh loves photography, solo travel, working out, and reading.

Yashashree Chandak

Research Intern

Yashashree is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.E in Information Technology at Pune Institute of Computer Technology. She is interested in studying the interaction between memory and language and is currently working on understanding the use of memory in writing and literature. Outside of work, she likes dancing, singing, painting, and playing chess.



Akshat Jain

Research Intern

Akshat is a dual degree student pursuing B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Biological Sciences from BITS Pilani. He is working on understanding the internal factors that influence temporal context representations in the brain. Outside of work he likes painting, trekking and playing the guitar.

Lekhika Dadhich

Research Intern

Lekhika is completing an MSc in Neuropsychology at Christ (Deemed-to-be) University. She is interested in human memory and is currently working on characterizing the contents of covert acts of remembering using experience sampling. Outside of work she enjoys reading, writing and doing crosswords.

Mayank taluja

BTech/MS dual degree (ECE, IIITH)

Mayank is a research student pursuing a dual-degree in ECE at IIIT Hyderabad. He is currently building experiments to understand how temporal context influences memory.

aryamaan basu roy

BTech (CSE, honours student, IIITH)

Aryamaan is a third-year student at IIIT Hyderabad pursuing BTech in Computer Science and Engineering. His interests lie around, as one would assume, computer science principles and projects in web development. Moreover, he is fascinated with using computer science to research brain neural patterns and processes, especially with regard to spatial cognition. He is currently working on App development to help the lab do research on memory in the real world. His interests, outside of studies, lie in sports (badminton, TT), music (listening and singing), reading ( on mythology, personal development), and current affairs.


Deepansha Singh

Research Intern

Deepansha is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.Tech in computer science at Mody University of Science and Technology, Rajasthan. She is primarily interested in studying the interaction between memory and language. Outside the lab, she likes to write poetry and work on her music and design gigs. Fascinated by change, you might also find her brainstorming socio-world problems.

Prayush Rathore

BTech/MS dual degree (computational linguistics, IIITH)


Amal Sunny

BTech/MS dual degree (CSE, IIITH)



Atharva Joshi

BTech/MS dual degree (CSE, IIITH)



Yash AgarWal

BTech/MS dual degree (computational linguistics, IIITH)


aayush bhandari

BTech (CSE, honours student, IIITH)




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The mandalab aspires to be a welcoming place for diverse people and ideas. Diversity can have several dimensions: gender, race, religion, etc. Ultimately, diversity leads to creativity and better/faster solutions to problems (Sommers, 2006, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Antonio et al., 2014, Psychological Science; Levine et al., 2014, PNAS). The mandalab will operate on principles of equality, respect, and "no-fear" (please check out the lab manual for more details).

Alumni

Thriveni Chintha (BTech hons, July - Dec 2021)

Karthik Suresh (Research Intern, July - Dec 2021)

Ankit Jha (Research Intern, summer 2022)