Ms Nethra Ganesh Chigateri

Masters(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland


Nethra holds Bachelors(First Class with distinction) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India in Electronics and Communication who also worked as an intern at Mentor Graphics, US based EDA organization during her studies. She was campus-recruited by Capgemini, a France based MNC at Bangalore, India as a Graduate Software Engineer. Later, she persued Advanced Diploma in VLSI Design and worked with DXCorr Technologies followed by Asarva Chips and Technologies as an ASIC Digital Design Engineer.

She then completed her Masters(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Besides studying, she worked as a note-taker for students with disability and teaching assistant at the University. She was awarded with Callaghan Innovation R&D Career Grant and worked as an FPGA Engineer at Endace Ltd, Auckland.

Later, Nethra became a PhD Scholar after being awarded with the Brain Research New Zealand Scholarship where she works on a multidisciplinary engineering-healthcare project besides being an Electrical lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland.

Research | Current

Modelling an algorithm for gait variability using accelerometers for people with Dementia applying signal processing

Teaching | Current

  • Electrical/Electronics lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, 2016-2017
  • Teaching Assistant – Fundamentals of Computer Engineering COMPSYS 201, University of Auckland, 2014-2015




  • Awarded with CARES Seed Funding 2019 
  • Grant for research collaboration visit to Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Judge and Speaker at ASB Bright Sparks, Auckland
  • Brain Research New Zealand PhD Scholarship
  • Callaghan Innovation R&D Career Grant, New Zealand 
  • Gold Medal in National Science Talent Examination, India
  • State Award for Highest Achiever at Secondary School, India

Areas of expertise

Signal Processing, VHDL, Verilog, FPGA, PCB Design

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science(CARES), University of Auckland

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary office location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 3, Room 326
New Zealand

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