"The Vice-President Labour is responsible for labour-related matters concerning academically-employed graduate students (including collective bargaining) and other issues as assigned." (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, Section D.BYL.2.2.d).
Having earned his undergraduate degree at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Computer Engineering in India, Umesh spent some time working for an international company before arriving at U of A for his Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focuses on mobile computing, data analytics, and the concept of internet of things (IoT), particularly how the latter benefits the lives of people living with disabilities in terms of employment, social participation, and functional independence.
In his spare time, Umesh enjoys swimming and other sports, and relaxes by listening to music and playing videogames.
This is Umesh’s first term as Vice-President External at the GSA.