Mangalam is a lecturer and researcher in the Discipline of Information Technology. Her areas of expertise lie in machine learning, signal processing, image processing and artificial intelligence. 

Mangalam's research focuses on automating long-term environmental monitoring by developing a variety of tools for this task. 

This research involves developing software for environmental monitoring that can analyse acoustics data (e.g. forest sounds) to automatically extract relevant ecological events (e.g. the number and types of birds present), using machine-learning techniques such as deep learning, neural networks, and clustering algorithms.

Mangalam also investigates how Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be used for recording the acoustics data that can then be used for such environmental monitoring.

  • CP1407: Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • CP2403: Information Processing and Visualisation (Level 2; TSV)
  • CP2404: Database Modelling (Level 2; TSV)
  • CP3401: e-Strategic Management (Level 3; TSV)
  • CP3405: Design Thinking and Project Management (Level 3; TSV)
  • CP5633: Database Modelling (Level 5; TSV)
  • CP5636: e-Strategic Management (Level 5; TSV)
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Artificial Neural Network
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Visual Analytics
  • Eco-Acoustics
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • 2014 to 2016 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Associate Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2003 to 2007 - Lecturer, University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2017 - 1st prize winner, 3 Minute Thesis, Early Career Researcher, College of Business, Law and Governance
  • 2016 - 1st prize winner, 3 Minute Thesis, Early Career Researcher, College of Business, Law and Governance
  • 2008 to 2010 - International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • 2007 to 2008 - Envedour Australia-Malaysia Award
  • 2016 - Visiting Fellow, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2015 - Member, Association for Computing Machinery

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Department of Industry, Innovation and Science - Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship

She Flies Drone Camps: Building Northern Australia's Drone Ecosystem

Indicative Funding
$249,075 over 2 years
She Flies is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary programme across Northern Australia. While the She Flies brand will cover a range of national initiatives (http://www.sheflies.com.au), this particular application for funding will focus on the She Flies Drone Camps. This is a series of week-long camps aimed at teaching Northern Australian high school girls and their teachers or parents the possibilities of working with, and flying drones. From design and construction through to flying and finally using photography to create maps, She Flies Drone Camp will be hands on, practical, fun and safe. Importantly, it will also provide a career path opportunity that many young women probably never realised existed. With initial estimates suggesting that fewer than 1% of drone pilots in Australia are female, we need to encourage young women into this technology and its associated spatial sciences. This will ensure equity and diversity across the industry going forwards.
Karen Joyce, Renee Bartolo, Mangalam Sankupellay, Bruce White and Jude Ellen in collaboration with Catherine Ball (College of Science & Engineering, Remote Research Ranges, Qld Department Environment & Resource Management, College of Business, Law & Governance and Charles Darwin University)
Remote Sensing; Drones; STEM; Wmen; Engaging Science

QLD Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation - Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants

AB3 - Australian Backyard Bird Box: Connecting School Students to the Environment

Indicative Funding
AB3 (an IoT device with a touch screen) will be deployed in Townsville schools. AB3 will: provide games to encourage students to learn local bird calls; record bird calls within the school area; encourage students to identify the recorded calls; and send these identified calls over the internet to help researcher to develop tools for monitor bird diversity. AB3 will leverage students? like of technology and animals to engage them with STEM, their local environment, and local research activities.
Mangalam Sankupellay, Lin Schwarzkopf, Paul Roe and Margot Brereton (College of Business, Law & Governance, College of Science & Engineering and Queensland University of Technology)
Ubiquitous Computing; Engagement; Internet Of Things

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Information Security and Privacy Preserving in Internet of Things (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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