Priya is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC), Western Sydney University. Her research aims at developing a capability maturity model for construction enterprises transforming in Industry 4.0.
Prior to commencing her doctoral research, Priya worked for Indian construction giant Larsen and Toubro for over half a decade in Transportation Infrastructure Projects such as Highways, Runways, and Elevated Corridors and had a short stint with the US-based technology-driven Construction Start-Up Katerra. Priya holds a Masters in Construction Management. Her academic and professional pursuits have created the opportunity for her to understand the nuances of mega construction projects involving an array of stakeholders leading to complex and interdependent uncertainties. Priya was nominated for Western Sydney University’s Young Woman of the West award in 2021.
In August 2019, Priya was part of the team that won Constructathon 2019, Australia's first-ever Construction Hackathon. Following which she went through a six-week incubation program at Fusion Labs developing and testing their prototype 'OkayMate'. OkayMate has been selected for Western Sydney University Launchpad’s SydWest Accelerator Program and is part of the 2021 cohort.