Usha Banerjee

Ms Usha Banerjee

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering Roorkee, Roorkee
Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India


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  • What I Do
    I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the College of Engineering Roorkee. I teach undergraduate students varios subjects of Computer Science. Apart from regular teaching activities, I am also actively involved in research. My research interests are in the area of network security, intrusion detection, performance modeling etc. I am eager to apply my knowledge to solving various practical problems we face in day to day life.
  • Why Engineering?
    Engineering is the application of science and technology to solve problems. I chose engineering since I feel engineering deals more with application oriented knowledge. Concepts taught in engineering could be converted to solutions for real life problems.
  • School Days
    I did my primary schooling till standard X from Auxilium Convent School Dum Dum Kolkata. I did my standards XI and XII from Loreto House, Middleton Row Kolkata. I completed my Bachelor of Technology from the University of Calcutta and Master of Technology from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • My Day At Work
    During the start of my career I was in industry. I was involved in the commissioning of a huge petrochemical complex in Eastern India. I was also actively involved in the Information Technology industry. I switched to academics and later I was taking teaching assignments for undergraduate students. Simulatenousy, I was also pursuing independant research.
  • Best Part
    Every day brings novel challenges. Life as an engineer is more practical oriented. We engineers tend to apply our theoretical knowledge to solve real life problems. And when the solution to a problem is found successfully, thats the real pleasure of engineering.
  • Proud Moments
    My biggest achievment was when I was awarded a woman scientist research project worth about 7 lakh Indian Rupees by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
  • Challenges
    The biggest challenge as an engineeri has been the proper balance of work and family life. There have been situations when career had to be compromised for the sake of family, but all throughout my family has been my biggest supporter.   The most challenging career role was as an engineer during the commissioning phase of a major petrochemical complex in Eastern India. The complex was still under construction and being a girl engineer I had to face major hurdles. The nature of work was very hectic and strenuous, but that was a big learning experience.
  • My Family
    My family consists of my husband who is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mathematics in IIT Roorkee and my 7 year old son studying in standard III. My extended family consists of my mother and sister who live in Kolkata and my in- laws who also are in Kolkata.
  • Dreams and Goals
    My immediate short term goal is to finish my PhD work (which is currently in progress) and pursue my career as an active researcher. Long term goals involve setting up my own research group and being able to motivate and inspire girls to take up engineering and research as a profession.
  • Inspiration
    My dad was always the biggest motivator of my life. He was always supportive and encouraged me in all my endevaours. My mom was a working mother, and she was always there for me. After my marriage, my husband, being an active researcher himself, has been constantly motivating and inspiring me to do my best.
  • Want to be an Engineer?
    Engineering is an adventure in itself. You never know when you stumble upon a new concept or idea. Engineering is fun and absolutely practical and is based on pure logic and common sense.
  • Additional Thoughts
    Engineering is an adventure in itself. You never know when you stumble upon a new concept or idea. Engineering is fun and absolutely practical and is based on pure logic and common sense.
  • Hobbies
    I love gardening, watching my flowers bloom. I also enjoy cooking for family and friends and meeting people. I also intend to travel a lot and enjoy going to new places.