Principal Practitioner – AI in Education

Position: Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Aneesha Bakharia, an innovative and versatile professional, began her journey as an electronics engineer before pivoting to a career in educational software development. Her diverse experience spans across the higher education and vocational education sectors, where she has excelled in various technical, innovation project management and learning analytics roles. As an early experimenter with generative AI, Aneesha pioneered the creation of a graphic novel using AI and explored the world of chatbot prompt engineering, demonstrating her commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology.

Currently employed at The University of Queensland, Aneesha is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She was previously the Senior Manager of Learning Analytics at the University of Queensland. Her educational background includes a Bachelor's in Microelectronic Engineering and a Master's in Digital Design, both from Griffith University. Aneesha's fascination with machine learning in 2010 led her to pursue a PhD in automated content analysis at Queensland University of Technology. A prolific author, Aneesha has written 9 books on programming and web development, sharing her knowledge and passion with a wider audience.