Shiva Ji, PhD

‘Design for Sustainability’ - Architecture / Industrial Design & Research


Present Role(s)


* Assistant Professor Gr I

July 2018 - (present)

Department of Design; Affiliate Faculty in Department of Climate Change AND Department of Heritage Science & Technology

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
- TS 502285, India

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PI at  
Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India funded research project

*
LeNSin  
Project Partner
- LeNS Polimi, Italy, EU and LeNS India

*
PI  
at
“Design for Sustainability Lab”
and  
“Digital Heritage Lab”

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Professor of  
Sustainability and Environmental Planning of Built Environments and
 
Architectural Heritage and Virtual & Augmented Reality

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Chaired Technical Sessions
  & Panel Discussions in national & international conferences

Affiliations


*Registered Architect with Council of Architecture, India, under Architects Act 1972, Govt of India

*Commission Member - CEESP, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

*Associate Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)

*Life member with Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)

*Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS India)

*Registered member with Green Building Certification Institute, USA

*Life member with Indian Science Congress Association, India

*LeNSin Project Partner - LeNS Polimi, Italy, EU and LeNS India


*Professional Member with Association of Designers of India (IDA)


Area of Interest


Design for Sustainability | Sustainability Assessment | LCA

New Age Products/Services | Virtual & Augmented Reality | Architectural Heritage Reconstruction


Core Education


* Doctor of Philosophy


2015 - 2020 Under ‘Design Innovation Center Fellowship’ - MHRD

Dept. of Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

* Master of Design (PGDPD)


2005 - 2007

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

* Bachelor of Architecture


1999 - 2004

Government College of Architecture (now FoA, APKTU), Lucknow

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Professional Certificate Course on Environment & Sustainable Development

2011 - 2011

CEPT University, Ahmedabad

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Certificate Course of Sustainability in Practice (online)

2014 - 2014

PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania


Parallel Education


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Master of Business Administration

2011

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi


Schooling from


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya


Previous Academic Experience


2 Years 1 Month

Department of Planning & Architecture, Mizoram University, Aizawl - 796004, India


Industry Exprience


8 Years & 7 Months (Detail in “My Industry Experience & Executed Projects/Products”)

In capacity as (an employee & individual professional):

* Completed various projects in Architecture (Residential, Commercial, etc.)

* Over 37 designed products commercially available in market

* Head of Design vertical, Concept development, Design, Detailing, Prototyping, Rollout, Presentations, Recruitment, Team management, Vendor management, etc.

* Set up mini factory for production of Smart Product Design (RFID, EM, Hybrid technology enabled). Facilities of Prototyping, Material(s) working units, Finishing jobs and Packaging, etc


Achievements


* Awarded 3rd Winner in Click! Japan Photo Contest 2020 by Embassy of Japan in India & Japan Foundation

* Received grant from Japan International Cooperation Agency to visit Japan Universities

* Mentored two week long course organized by LeNSin on S-PSS & DE at IIT Guwahati

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Mentored a week long workshop organized by USID Foundation & IITK at IIT Kanpur

* Citation in Annual NASA Design Competition-2002

* Selection and display of two products in “Design Idea Fair’ 2006” at India Habitat Center, New Delhi by National Design Business Incubator, Ahmedabad

* All India Rank: 36 in CEED-2005 conducted by IIT - Bombay

* Received Ford Foundation Scholarship

* Received NID Scholarship

* Received Design Innovation Center Fellowship from MHRD, Govt. of India


Published & Presented Articles


* Chakraborty, S., Ji, Shiva. 2021. Space syntax analysis of Total connectivity through the evolution of Bag Bazar Street, Kolkata (1746-2020). IEEE SPICES 2022. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Informatics, Communication and Energy Systems, 10-12 March 2022

* Pawar, Tejas., Sharma, Aman., Ji, Shiva. 2021. Heritage Representation of Kashi vishweshwar temple at Kalabgoor, Telangana with Augmented Reality Application using Photogrammetry. 12th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing. (ICVGIP 20-21). December 2021, IIT Jodhpur, India

* Chakraborty, S., Ji, Shiva. 2021. Evolution of Bagbazar street through Visibility Graph Analysis (1746-2020). 12th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing. (ICVGIP 20-21). December 2021, IIT Jodhpur, India

* Chakraborty, S., Ji, Shiva. 2021. A Sustainable Approach for the Urban Sprawl of Kolkata (Circa 1690-2020). International conference on humanizing work and work environment-HWWE 2021 by IIT Guwahati 13 Dec 2021

* Ravishankar S., Ji Shiva. (2021) Bio-architecture of Living Root Bridges. In: Chakrabarti A., Poovaiah R., Bokil P., Kant V. (eds) Design for Tomorrow—Volume 1. ICoRD 2021. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 221. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0041-8_72

* Ravishankar S., Ji Shiva. (2021) Exploring Two Housing Typologies in the Vernacular Architecture of Assam. In: Chakrabarti A., Poovaiah R., Bokil P., Kant V. (eds) Design for Tomorrow—Volume 1. ICoRD 2021. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 221. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0041-8_78

* Kumar, Shylesh., Ji, Shiva. 2020. Exploring 3D Modelling of Architectural Plan using Camera Tracing. Science and Technology Journal Vol. 8 Issue 2 July 2020 ISSN: 2321-3388, pp 40-43. https://doi.org/10.22232/stj.2020.08.02.07

* Mohamed, Fathima., Ji, Shiva. 2021. Post Occupancy Evaluation of an Institute Hostel Building- IIT Hyderabad, India. ISBN : 978-93-90211-61-6, pp 116-123. at International Conference on Resilient and Livable City Planning -RLCP2020, organized by School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada, 10-13 February 2021

* Ravishankar, Srinidhi., Ji, Shiva. 2021. Influence of Culture and Art in the Tribal Architecture of Meghalaya at International Conference on Research into Design, organized by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore held at IIT Bombay, 7-10 January 2021

* Malviya, Manoj., Ji, Shiva. 2021. Exploring Form and Visual Characteristics of 12 Jyotirlingas at International Conference on Research into Design, organized by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore held at IIT Bombay, 7-10 January 2021

* Ravishankar, Srinidhi., Ji, Shiva. (2020) Evolution of Sustainable Vernacular Architecture in Assam at International Seminar on Recent Advances in Science and technology, NEAST - presented 18 Nov 2020

* Ravishankar, Srinidhi., Ji, Shiva. (2020) Architecture without Architects’ in North East India at International Conference on Sustainability and Equity Digital Society, KIIT Bhubaneswar - presented 24 Nov 2020

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar R.M. (2019) Intervening On ‘Building As A Product’ and ‘Habitation As A Service’ in Contemporary Urban Settings For Adaptive Micro Habitation Design – Indicative Global Case Studies. ISBN: 978-88-95651-26-2, pp 1123-1128. Edizioni POLI.design, Milano, Italy

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar R.M. (2019) Exploring Attributes of Vernacular Assam Type House Design Techniques in Contemporary Setting. In: Reddy B., Mani M., Walker P. (eds) Earthen Dwellings and Structures. Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering. pp 419-433. Springer, Singapore

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar R.M. (2019) The Ethno-Cultural Influences on “Assam Type” Building Typology—A Case of Barduwa, Assam. In: Chakrabarti A. (eds) Research into Design for a Connected World. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 134, pp 15-26. Springer, Singapore

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar R.M. (2019) A Critical Study of Choke Point in Sustainable Recycling of Household Waste in an Assamese Village Setting. In: Chakrabarti A. (eds) Research into Design for a Connected World. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 135, pp 165-173. Springer, Singapore

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar, Ravi M., 2018. PARADOX OF INTENSIVE OROGRAPHIC RAINFALL AND CHALLENGES OF WATER SCARCITY IN NORTH-EAST INDIA - A PARTICIPATORY PLANNING APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY. 9th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2018 (ICSBE2018), University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar, Ravi M., 2018. Assessment of Impact of Infrastructural Growth and Development on Bio-Diversity in Indian Context. CESDOC 2018, 2nd International Conference on Sustainability, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati

* Ji, Shiva., 2018. Architecture as a Service (AaaS) : Micro Habitation Planning with Sustainable Product Service System Approach. A Three Day National Workshop on Workshop on Integration of Art & Modern Technology in Architecture, Mizoram University, Aizawl

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar, Ravi M., 2018. Exploring the Adequacy of SA Methods in Addressing Impact of Buildings on Bio-Diversity. International Symposium on Biodiversity and Biobanking (Biodiverse 2018). Association for DNA fingerprinting and Associated DNA Technology (ADNAT) and IIT Guwahati.

* Ji, Shiva., Banerjee S., Punekar R.M. (2017) Assessment of GRIHA and LEED on the Parameters of Sustainable Design and Development of Buildings. In: Chakrabarti A., Chakrabarti D. (eds) Research into Design for Communities, Volume 2. ICoRD 2017. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 66. pp 179-188. Springer, Singapore

* Majumdar P., Ji S., Banerjee S. (2017) Consumer Preferences and Value Proposition Disconnect—Assam Rattan and Bamboo Furniture Industry. In: Chakrabarti A., Chakrabarti D. (eds) Research into Design for Communities, Volume 1. ICoRD 2017. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 65. pp 665-677. Springer, Singapore

* Ji, Shiva 2017. Exploring Future Water Situation and Retention Possibilities in Gorges of Aizawl / Mizoram. Section of Engineering Sciences, 104th Indian Science Congress 2017. Proceedings of the Section of Engineering Sciences, Page 25.

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar, Ravi M., 2016. Sustainability Assessment Method of GRIHA for Sustainable Built Environment: A Review Based on a Design Perspective. Science & Technology Journal (ISSN: 2321 3388) [http://doi.org/10.22232/stj.] Page 156-163.

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar, Ravi M., 2016. Ceramic-ware along the Ancient Silk Trade Route—A Short Study of Cross-Cultural Influences on Product Form. Science & Technology Journal (ISSN: 2321 3388) [http://doi.org/10.22232/stj.] Page 84-96.

* Ji, Shiva., Punekar, Ravi M., 2016. Design for Sustainability - A Participatory Approach for a Rural Community in Assam. International Conference on The Eastern Himalaya III: When the Mountains Move and Waters Rise: Coping with Earthquakes and Flooding – The Health and Housing Dimensions. Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, JMI - New Delhi

* Punekar, Ravi M., Ji, Shiva., 2016. The Silk Route Trade and its Cross-Cultural influence on Indian Industrial crafts practices. Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History ICDHS 2016 Taipei | The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS)

* Ji, Shiva. 2015. India’s Rurban Spurt - Towards Self Sustaining Micro Cities / Living Units and Responsive Policies & Design. International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at Grassroots 3, IIM Ahmedabad.

* Punekar, Ravi M., Ji, Shiva., 2015. Cross Cultural Infusion on Product Form - A Study of Changsha Pottery vis-a-vis Indian Pottery & Metalware along the Silk Trade Route. New Silk Road Program, School of Design, Hunan University, China.

* Ji, Shiva. 2014. Digital India & Design. USID Foundation and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

* Ji, Shiva. 2014. Bird Feeder - The Contemporary Relevance of Chabutaros or Bird Feeders is Inconspicuous but Acknowledged as a Significant Urban Element with the Possibility of Design Intervention. Indian Architect & Builder [ISSN: 0971-5509] Vol.28(3), Page 72-75.

* Ji, Shiva. 2011. Green Building Materials and their common use in everyday life. Center for Environmental Planning and Training University Ahmedabad [RG DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1635.4323]

* Ji, Shiva. 2003. A Study for the Conscience of Agrarian and Industrialized Age. Principia - ZH College of Engineering and Technology, AMU Aligarh.

* Ji, Shiva. 2011. Book: “Easy Construction Manual”. For internal circulation among construction company to deliver design and manufacturing/construction details, etc. (Not yet published).
* Publication of articles in acclaimed magazines like “A+D” and “Indian Architect and Builder”.


Keynote Speeches given / Chaired Sessions / Talks given, etc.


* Expert Lecture in MDES235 Design Studies under Design Samvad Lecture Series at SPA Bhopal, titled “SDG 12 — Approaches for Design,” 19 Jan 2022

* Resource Person at Faculty Development Program in Amity School of Architecture and Planning at Amity University, Jaipur titled “Localization of SDG 11: for Indian Cities and Communities - Approaches for Increasing People’s Participation in Urban Planning,” 07 January 2022

* Key Speaker at Distributed Innovation Design International Dialogue 2021 at Wuhan University of Technology, China, titled “Climate Change and Innovation in Design,” 25-26 December 2021

* Key Speaker at Workshop in Short Term Training Programme (STTP) under AICTE on “Design Thinking” at GRIET, Hyderabad, titled “Design Thinking and Innovation,” 16 December 2021

* Expert Session on Design and Society at NIFT Mumbai. “Design, Social Approach & Impact: Concept behind Sustainable & Green Design AND Traditional Practices of Sustainable Design” 23 September 2021

* Resource Person at short term certificate course cum workshop under SPARC Scheme of Ministry of Education, Govt. of India on “Responsible Design for Social & Environmental Change” at BHU Varanasi, 22 June 2021

* Resource Person at short term certificate course cum workshop under SPARC Scheme of Ministry of Education, Govt. of India on “Aspects around various domains of Design for Sustainability Ethics - Sustainability for Social Design” at BHU Varanasi, 18 June 2021

* Resource Person at AICTE Sponsored Short Term FDP Course under Opportunities & Challenges in Sustainable Construction Practices titled “Vision of New India and our Preparedness for Sustainability Assessment of Built-Environments” at IIT BHU Varanasi, 01-06 Feb 2021

* Workshop Chair titled Design with One Sustainable Strategy at A Time : “Design for Re-Purposability” held at International Conference on Research into Design, organized by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore held at IIT Bombay, 7-10 January 2021

* Key Speaker at Distributed Innovation Design International Dialogue 2020 at Wuhan University of Technology, China, titled Need for Innovation in Design Process, 26-27 December 2020

* Key Speaker at during Urban Thinkers Campus 2020 talk on Think innovAte aCT For Urban CLimate Change titled Climate Change and Design Innovation, 09 Dec 2020, vNIT Nagpur

* Key Speaker at at e-FDP Parametric, Digital Design & Artificial Intelligence, Transformation of Visual Perceptual Spaces through Virtual Reality - its Applications in Design, 22 June 2020, FoA, APJ AKTU, Lucknow

* Invited Talk at PROBABILISTIC PREDICTION of EARTHQUAKES AND SUSTAINABILITY OF HERITAGE STRUCTURES UNDER HIGH SEISMIC ACTIVITY 25 Feb 2020 at KS School of Engineering and Management, Bangalore

* Panelist at International Heritage Symposium and Exhibition (IHSE) 15-16 Jan 2020, National Museum, New Delhi organized by DST and IIT Delhi

* Keynote Address at Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Center of Excellence, IIT Bhubaneswar, 12 Jan 2020
* Speaker at UX India 2019 on 10 Sept 2019 at Hyderabad International Convention Center

* Gave Talk at Conduent lab (formerly Xerox Research), Bangalore on Industry 4.0 and Design with Empathy : Integration of Technology and Inclusive Design - Emerging Contexts, 21 Aug 2019

* Session Chair in International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2018 (ICSBE2018), on 15 Dec 2018 at University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka


Students Guided


* On Going PhD supervision: 5

* On Going Masters: 4

* Completed Masters Thesis: 4

* Completed Masters Dissertation: 10

Courses Taken


* Design for Sustainability

* Enviropnmental Exposure

* Automobile Design Explorations

* Design Research Seminar

* Thesis and Dissertation

* Principles of Design

* Elements of Design

* FORM Language

* Strategies for Sustainable Design

* Elements of Design

* FORM Explorations

* Product Design

* Thesis Projects

* Design Research

* Digital Heritage

* Digital Documentataion of HEritage Structures

* Heritage Vizualization and Interpretation

Swayam / NPTEL Courses


* “Strategies for Sustainable Design”: 1972 students registered in Jan-Apr 2021 session; 2106 students registered in Jan-Apr 2022 session: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc22_de06/preview








Digital Heritage Lab








The lab intends to explore digital dimensions of perception and visualization for research in heritage architecture and design. The lab will connect academics and research for fresh and innovative ideas in to this domain. The output could be in the form of virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality for an immersive experience to the user. The lab would look for fitting applications for virtual architecture experience & projection computations for optimization of system, form, material and processes, etc.








Project 1:-
Creating Digital Heritage of Representative Architectural Marvels from Each State of North East India













Team Members:- Aman, Tejas, Srinidhi, Shylesh, Aditya, Rajat, Shiva Ji














Project 2:-
"Digital Immersive Heritage Experience” (DIHE) is being framed and planned to create virtual reality experience of places.








Team Members:-Manasi, Shiva Ji, Vinay.

















Design for Sustainability Lab




Sustainability is a holistic approach which the lab intends to engage for issues to handle with research, development and educational activities. The lab intends to take-up local / regional / national challenges and strive for strategic sustainable solutions. It’s objective is to foster a balance between people, society and economy and regenerating carrying capacity of life-supporting ecosystem. The proposed lab would take up research projects, consultancy projects, and academic assignments, etc., in a leading role to inculcate attentive minds towards causes serving to three aspects of sustainability in real life.










Project 3:-
Intervening On ‘Building As A Product’ and ‘Habitation As A Service’ in Contemporary Urban Settings For Adaptive Micro Habitation Design – Indicative Global Case Studies







Team members: Shilpi, Subhashree, Krithika, Ravi M Punekar, Shiva Ji













Project 4:-
Micro Habitation in City of Hyderabad







Team members: Dhruv, Fathima, Kiran, Manasi, Meghana, Parinav, Rhea, Ruchi, Saroj, Sayan, Shiva Ji, Suryansh, Vinay.

















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