Maneesha has worked at CUIT since 2001 and was appointed to AVP of Academic and Research Solutions in June 2016. She added Emerging Technologies to her portfolio in 2018.
Maneesha oversees teaching and learning and research services for the University. She has successfully led large projects in partnership with schools/departments across the University, including upgrading CourseWorks (twice, to Sakai in 2011 and Canvas in 2016), managing the Sundial replacement project, and launching the University-wide online evaluation system. Maneesha has also spearheaded the launch of new services including Electronic Notebooks, Confluence, Zoom, Panopto, JuypterHub and more. Additionally, Maneesha provides strategic leadership in the areas of research computing including High Performance Computing, RASCAL and InfoEd teams.
Maneesha provides direction for CUIT's Emerging Technology Consortium (ETC), which she kicked-off in the fall of 2017. This group positions CUIT as an exchange place for cutting-edge work and knowledge sharing among researchers, faculty, students and industry partners. ETC is focused on fostering and developing applications of new technologies, such as voice-aided technologies, augmented reality, virtual reality, and 3D scanners and printers.