Prof . Dr. Sumam Mary Idicula is currently the Head of the Department of Computer Science at Cochin University of Science and Technology .
Dr. Sumam Mary Idicula took B.Sc(Engg) degree in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum in 1983. She pursued her Master studies in the field of Computer and Information Science in Cochin University of Science & Technology and took M.Tech degree in 1986. She started her carrier as lecturer in the Department of Computer Science of Cochin University of Science & Technology in 1987. She took PhD degree in Computer Science later from the same department.
She is an active researcher in the field of Natural Language Processing, Datamining and Human Computer Interaction and has undertaken various major projects supported by ISRO , UGC, AICTE, DST and KSCSTE.
Seven candidates have obtained PhD degrees under her supervision and Eight are pursuing. She has more than 85 research publications to her credit in journals and in international conferences. She has visited Europe and United States for participating in International Conferences & Workshops and also has hosted national and international conferences.
Her administrative experience includes Head of the Department of Computer Science since July 2013, Chairperson, Gender Justice Complaints Committee of CUSAT, Member of Academic Council of CUSAT, Member of Board of Studies of Computer Science, CUSAT,Member of Board of Studies of Computer Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Member of NIIST-CUSAT Research Committee ,Member of Board of Studies of Computer Science, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Member of expert panel of NBA Accreditation.