M.Tech, Ph.D, FIETE, MIEEE, MIE, MCSI

Registrar, JNTUK
Professor of Computer Science Engineering, UCEK
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada
Kakinada-533003. East Godavari District, A.P. India.



Phone: Off: 0884-2300900


Dr. SUMALATHA LINGAMGUNTA, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering has been working in University College of Engineering Kakinada, constituent college of JNTUK, Kakinada with over 23 years of experience. She graduated her B.Tech from Acharya Nagarjuna University, M.Tech and Doctor of Philosophy from JNTU in CSE discipline. She mastered in Deep Learning Specialization offered online by DeepLearning.AI and earned certificates in Data Science in Python, Blockchain, Cyber Security and Internet of Things.


She taught courses like Compiler Design, Cryptography and Network Security, Machine Learning to Undergraduate and Post Graduate students. She supervised about 80 PG, 68 UG theses mainly focused on Cyber Security and Machine Learning. She supervised PG Projects in association with External Mentors of CDAC, Pune and acted as an internal mentor for UG students as part of the Remote Internship Project with TCS. She is an active researcher having supervised 9 Ph. Ds and currently supervising 11 Ph.D. scholars with research primarily focused in the areas of Cyber Security, Natural Language Processing &Image Processing. Her research publications are published in Peer-Reviewed/ SCI/Scopus indexed International Journals and International Conferences with a total of 69 publications, 344 Citations, h-Index- 10, and i10-Index-11. She chaired sessions and has been a keynote speaker at International Conferences. She reviewed Research Papers and Book Chapters in International Conferences. Her professional membership includes Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow IETE, Member of Institute of Engineers, and Member of Computer Society of India. She has published 3 patents.


Her services to the College and University administration include Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department for two terms, Director for Industry-Institute Interaction Placements & Skill Development (DIIIP& SD), and Director of Evaluation (DE). Also, she has been Chief Coordinator for Skill Development Center of UCEK and was instrumental in establishing the APSSDC -SIEMENS Center of Excellence, DASSAULT Lab, and CM Skill Center.


She was the Chairman of the Board of Studies in CSE and IT disciplines and developed R19 and R20 curriculums in association with other members of BOS. She as a Research Lead of AI and Deep Learning Research Group of worked in the research areas of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Neural Networks and supervised 02 Ph.D. theses in NLP & Cyber Security using Deep Neural Networks. She delivered Key Note Speech and acted as a Resource person in AICTE sponsored FDP/ STTPs and ATAL FDPs on topics in Deep Learning and Machine Learning.


She is a faculty champion in the ‘University Innovation Fellows’ program organized by d.School of Stanford University, CA, USA. Also, she has been President of, MHRD Institute of Innovation Council-UCEK. Her interest in fostering Innovation Culture and Design Thinking led to the development of Design Thinking Lab in JNTUK. She organized many Student Meet-ups on Innovations. Also she acted as Mentor (University Nominated Member) for Smart India Hackthon (SIH)- 2020, India, and mentored UCEK students for SIH 2019. She has been a Resource person in AICTE Training and Learning Academy (ATAL) sponsored One Week Online Faculty Development Programme on “Design Thinking”. Also, she conducted a “Workshop on Innovations and Design Thinking- WIDTH” for faculty and students from affiliated colleges of JNTUK.


She conducted several workshops and training for the benefit of UG & PG students in state of art technologies in CSE discipline and also offered training to the Women and Police Department in the basics of computers and computing as part of social responsibility.



Her International visits include a visit to Chicago State University, Chicago, IL, USA under Obama Singh 21st Knowledge Initiative Grant and d.School, Stanford University, San Francisco, California for University Innovation Fellows UIF Fall 2017 Meet-up. Also, she presented a research paper at IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Computing Conference, London.


She is the recipient of the College Best Teacher award in the year 2006 and the Best Woman Researcher in Science and Technology Award presented during the International Conference on Computer Vision, High-Performance Computing, Smart Devices and Networks (CHSN-2021).