Niket Agrawal

निकेत अग्रवाल  -  نکیت اگروال  

Master's in Cognitive Neuroscience


08/2021 - current

Volunteer (Dr Sonal Mathur)

Sangath, Goa (NGO) - PRIDE - Premium for Adoloscents project

  • Supported in creation of research materials and documents
  • Contributed to content creation for digital course, conducted user testing
  • Gained experience in qualitative data collection, coding and analysis (interviews, FGDs)
  • Planned and conducted trainings for field teams

01/2020 - 01/2021

Project Associate (Dr Srikanth Padmala)

Center for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • Exploring cognitive control mechanisms during emotion perception and reward processing
  • Studying interplay of emotions and attentional breadth by using Navon's task
  • Used PsychoPy to create behavioural and scanner tasks
  • fMRI study design and functional data analysis

04/2019 - 01/2020

Master's Thesis Student (Dr Ark Verma)

Language and Cognition Lab, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  • Compared different models of lateralization during perception of emotions, using visual half field studies
  • Created pilot lexical proficiency tests in Devanagari (Hindi)
  • Optimized the experiment for Hindi - English eye tracking corpus

08/2017 - 11/2017

Research Intern (Dr Priyanka Srivastava)

KCIS, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

  • Design and conduction of the experiment in spatial navigation tasks (360-degree VR)
  • Collection and analysis of data comparing head mounted display with monitors


2017 - 2019

Master's in Cognitive Neuroscience
(CGPA - 5.88/ 6.00)

Center for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

2014 - 2017

Baccalaureate in Converging Technologies
(CGPA - 5.83/ 6.00)

Center for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

  • Nanotechnology
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Biotechnology
  • Cognitive Science

2011 - 2013

Senior Secondary School
(Percentage - 88%)

All India Central Board of Secondary Education

Workshops/ Conferences

2019 (BITS-Pilani, Goa)

~ ACCS - Annual Conference for Cognitive Sciences

      Poster presentation on 'Emotional lateralization'

2019 (IISc, Bangalore)

~ BCL – Brain Computation and Learning

2018 (IIT, Kanpur)

~ NLP and Big Data for Psycholinguists

2017 (Laval, France)

~ EuroVR - Europe Virtual and Augmented Reality Conference

      Poster presented by collegue on 'Comparative Evaluation of Desktop vs Virtual Reality, on 360 degree local area and local situation awareness'

2017 (UoR, Jaipur)

~ IAAP - Conference on Psychology for Health and Sustainable Living

2017 (GoI, Delhi)

~ Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

2016 (JKLU, Jaipur)

~ ReRise: Rise with the Sun

      Presented framework for 'Sustainable and green living solutions'

2016 (MNIT, Jaipur)

~ Quantum Communications Workshop

2016 (MNIT, Jaipur)

~ Short term course on Nanomaterials and Applications

Positions of Responsibility

~ Conducted eye-tracking sessions in Brain Inspited Robotics workshop held at IIT-Kanpur

~ Initiated formation of peer-learning Student Growth Community in my college and organized workshops, academic events consistently

~ TA - Mentored 3 students in their final semester experimental project work in Cognitive Science course


Hindi (native) - हिन्दी



Cognitive Science

Interoceptopn and MentalHealth

Social Psychology

Emotion and Cognition

Social/Cultural Anthropology

Qualitative Research


~ Behavioual experiment design: PsychoPy, Psychtoolbox-3, jsPsych, E-Prime 2.0

~ Data analysis: R, IBM-SPSS, JASP

~ Programming: C, C++, Python, MATLAB, Haskell

~ Web design: HTML, PHP, CSS, JS

~ Eyetracker: Eyelink-1000

~ BioPac

~ fMRI data analysis: AFNI, FSL

Online Courses Completed

~ MCB80X - Intro to Neuroscience

~ IP Address and Subnetting

~ Linux Command Line Basics






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