Written by Sarah Shelley | Content Development Specialist

The 2023 Globee® Award winners were decided by a panel of more than 600 judges from around the world who represent a broad spectrum of industry experts.

Manvitha Gali, a doctoral student at University of the Cumberlands, recently won a gold Globee® Award as the 2023 Professional of the Year in the category of Security Cloud/SaaS. Manvitha earned the award in part due to the work she contributed toward a research paper entitled “A Distributed Deep Meta Learning Based Task Offloading Framework for Smart City Internet of Things with Edge-Cloud Computing,” which she co-authored with Aditya Mahamkali, also a doctoral student at Cumberlands.

The 2023 Globee® Award winners were decided by a panel of more than 600 judges from around the world who represent a broad spectrum of industry experts.

“Receiving the Globee® Award is an extraordinary achievement that fills me with immense pride and gratitude,” said Manvitha. “It is a validation of my dedication, expertise, and commitment to excellence in my field. This esteemed recognition serves as a significant milestone in my professional journey, reaffirming that hard work and passion can truly lead to remarkable outcomes. It inspires me to continue pushing boundaries, embracing innovation, and making a positive impact in my industry. Receiving this award is a tremendous honor.”

Both Manvitha and Aditya are currently pursuing PhDs in information technology at the university. Manvitha is a senior lead software engineer and researcher for HCL America Inc. and Verizon in Dallas, TX, and Aditya is an associate with Goldman Sachs based in Richardson, TX.

Manvitha Gali has made contributions in areas such as healthcare IoT (Internet of Things), Deep Learning, and Edge-cloud computing. Currently, she has two patents for which she is the main inventor: Hybrid Task Offload Framework for Heterogeneous Clouds” and “A Method and a System for Detecting a Malicious Attack on a Network.” Manvitha has been recognized as an industry expert for the TITAN Business Awards and the Globee® Awards, and she received a Best Paper Award in 2022 in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results. She has more than eight years of professional experience and has been actively involved in the development and testing of IoT solutions. Manvitha has expertise in working with firmware applications, tracking applications and testing the service quality to ensure the smooth operation of IoT devices. In addition, she serves as a teaching assistant at the University of Houston Clear Lake, mentoring undergraduate students and evaluating their work. She has published research in the Journal of Internet Services and Information Security, and she presented research at the 2022 World Conference on Multidisciplinary Research & Innovation (WCMRI). To read her work, visit www.researchgate.net.

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