Prof. Dr. Janki Dodiya

Professorin für Augmented/Virtual Reality & Human-Computer-Interaction

IU Internationale Hochschule

Personal Background (academic training, degrees, continuing education, certificates etc.):


  • Title: PhD, Computer Science, Specific field of Research- Virtual Reality, From: University of Reading UK, 2011
  • Title: MSc, Network Centered computing, Specialization- High Performance Computing, From University of Reading, UK, 2005
  • Title: Bachelor’s in Computer Application, From: Sardar Patel University, India, 2002

Continued Research Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Research, Field: Virtual Reality and Computer graphics for Space Applications, At: Institute of Simulation and Software Technology, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt, Germany, 2012 -2014

Selected Certificates: 

  • Project Management Compact, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, 2012
  • Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design Foundation, 2014
  • Leadership and Communication, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, 2017
  • Person Centered Therapy (certification for Person Centered Psychotherapist), Maanas Academy, India, in affiliation with Center for Studies of the Person, California, 2021-2022

Selected awards: 

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Dec 2011 – Jan 2014
  • ACET and University of Reading full Scholarship for the doctorate study, Oct 2005 – Dec 2010

What does a typical project or task look like in your day-to-day work (example project/task)?

A typical day includes the following tasks:

  • As a tutor: you prepare teaching material for students, you teach and answer students query and questions at any time of working hours, grading submitted assignments, guiding and mentoring students  
  • As module director: bring your experience in the subject into planning the syllabus, determine the goals, learning outcomes and resulting content of the module. 

In addition, you may also require doing the following in your day to day activities:

  • As a researcher you use your skills such as creativity, imagination, critical analysis, emotional intelligence, observation, communication and your subject expertise for research activities which includes 1) Developing research ideas and research proposals 2) Planning and performing your research 3) Managing/Leading your research project and team 4) Collaboration with research partners and colleagues 5) Publishing and communicating your research results to the community
  • You may also require participating in tasks and meetings related to administrative and planning aspects of the department, example as an expert in a field, provide with consulting and advise to management team for a new course being planned.

Follow your heart!

Prof. Dr. Janki Dodiya

Which three skills are essential in your position?

  • Critical Analysis and Scientific Communication
  • Creativity and Emotional Intelligence
  • Mentoring and Management 

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