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Dr. Mani Dhingra has completed her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and has over 8 years of working experience with research thinktanks, private, public, non-profit and academic sectors. Her last assignment was with the UNDP India programme to build a self-paced online course on Inclusive and Accessible Public Spaces, with a key focus on vulnerable groups of society such as Persons with Disabilities, all gender, children and elderly. She completed her Bachelor of Architecture from Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, with gold medal and Master of City Planning from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, with institute silver medal. Her Ph.D. focussed on devising a new people-centric approach towards the concept of smart cities, for which she employed soft computational techniques such as fuzzy system modelling, ANFIS and Genetic Algorithm. She has specialization in geospatial analysis, data analytics, smart sustainable urban planning, climate change, inclusive and resilient communities, urban policymaking and socio-behavioural sciences. She is an ex-DAAD scholar in Research unit ‘Urban Housing and Development’ at Institute Entwerfen von Stadt und Landschaft, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. She has actively published and presented her research at several internationally acclaimed journals and conferences in urban studies. Her current engagement as ADAPT researcher is for the role of Digital Twin and Smart City Lead at Dublin City Council for Smart Dublin Programme. She is working towards developing new models and methods for effective community and stakeholders engagements using digital twin and AI-drive approaches.