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Dr Neha Dogra

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Teaching Modules and Lab Support


Room 131

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest

Big data, Data Science, Cyber Security, Programming in C, Database Management System.

The Indian Laptop Orchestra (InLOrk) definitely presents a different way to program music and presents examples of computer-based music-making through the lens of computer music. It is a collection of computers designed for the performance of live coding and collaboration to generate Indian musical compositions. The InLOrk is the culmination of a research work on Computer Music at Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, Where researcher amalgamate computer science, Indian music and digital music producing techniques into an immersive Laptop ensemble. Members of InLOrk are trained to code new pieces of ensemble and to perform with their laptops, computers and other digital devices, which aid in the development of digital instruments.

InLOrk is pushing the boundaries of technology and experimentation within the context of orchestra improvisation and music collaboration. The objective of this research to create musical sounds of Indian music using Chuck audio programming.

This studies documents and evaluates a number of projects which exemplify our practices within computer-based music approaches. In chronological fashion, the submission will present, with code examples, the development of various digital instruments-Mandolin, Tabla, Sitar, Drum, Flute and Shakers with Chuck. The extensive codes, featuring two Indian compositions, JanaGanaMana and Mitti da Bawa are performed live with the developed digital instruments.

This work is sent out into the Computer Music word in the hope that it may play some part, however small, in the spread and improvement of Indian music in the context of technology throughout India. We anticipate that performing with computers may provide and interesting reference for computer programmers, Music performers, and Digital artists.



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Dr. Neha, with a background in computer science, earned a PhD in Development of Indian Laptop Orchestra (InLOrk) in Digital Artists . An Artist by Passion and Educationist by Profession. Highly Qualified Assistant Professor with having over 10+ years of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students about Computer Science subjects. Dedicated and passionate teacher with track record of proving rigorous instructions to a diverse learners. Committed to helping students to unlock unlimited potential and teach them how to combine their profession with their passion. Skilled in developing engaging lessons plans and promoting critical and problem-solving skills.

Academic qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD),Punjabi University Patiala,India,2021.

Master of Computer Application, Punjabi University Patiala,India,2013.

Bachelor of Computer Application, Himachal Pradesh University, India,2010.

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