Malika is a postdoctoral scholar with Autonomous Vehicle group at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART). She was awarded SMART Scholarship in 2017 for her research proposal on autonomous fleet management using heterogeneous robots and path planning for self-driving cars. She received a PhD degree in Computer Science from McGill University, Canada in early 2017. During her PhD studies she has been recognized with awards for her leadership and academic excellence. She has served a range of roles within IEEE as the Vice-Chair for McGill IEEE Student Branch, Students’ Activities Representative and Chapter Chair for Robotics and Automation Society for the IEEE Montreal Section. For her contributions to IEEE, she was recognized with the IEEE Larry K. Wilson Regional Students Activities Award in 2015 and the IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Award in 2013. She is also the 2015 recipient of the McGill Scarlet Key Award for her contributions to the McGill community. Her PhD work on “Multi-Target Rendezvous Search”, was nominated as the finalist for the best paper award at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016. A start-up proposal based on her work, titled, “Multi-Agent Rendezvous on street networks”, won her the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network, Strategic Network Enhancement Initiative Award in 2015. In 2013, she became the first Google Anita Borg Scholar from McGill University.