Ambreen Hamadani

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Office Location

Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences Building, Weigel Laboratory

Dr Ambreen Hamdani (BVSc & AH, MVSc, PhD) completed her PhD in Animal Genetics and Breeding from SKUAST Kashmir, India and was also a Post Doctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar. During her MVSc, she developed India’s first and only AI and IoT Driven Decision Support System for sheep farms (Smart Sheep Breeder). Her PhD work was centred around the use of Artificial Intelligence for the prediction of genetic merit in Animals. She is a gold medallist and the recipient of the DST Inspire Fellowship for PhD, Science and Engineering Board Post Doctoral Fellowship, India. She has published more than a hundred papers and a book. She has also won more than 30 international and national awards including (DST, Lockheed Martin, Tata Trust) India Innovation Growth Program 2019, National level Elocution and writing contests, debating contests, the young scientists award for best scientific presentation etc. She has been granted a copyright and has published a patent as well. She is currently working on computer vision for animal monitoring at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Selected Peer Reviewed Articles (no more than 15 works)

· Hamadani, A. and Ganai, N.A. 2022. Development of a multi-use decision support system for scientific management and breeding of sheep. Scientific Reports. 12(1).

· Hamadani, A. and Ganai, N.A. 2023. Artificial intelligence algorithm comparison and ranking for weight prediction in sheep. Scientific Reports.13(1):13242

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, N.A. and Rather, M.A. 2021. Genetic, phenotypic and heritability trends for body weights in Kashmir Merino Sheep. Small Ruminant Research. 205: 106542.

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, N.A., Farooq, S.F. and Bhat, B.A. 2020. Big data management: from hard drives to DNA drives.The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 90(2):134–140.

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, Nazir A., Mudasir, S., Shanaz, S., Alam, S. and Hussain, I. 2022. Comparison of artificial intelligence algorithms and their ranking for the prediction of genetic merit in sheep. Scientific Reports, 12(1).

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, N.A., Khan, N.N., Shanaz, S., Rather, M.A., Ahmad, H.A. and Shah, R. 2023. Comparison of various models for the estimation of heritability and breeding values. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 55(4):250.

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, N.A., Khan, N.N., Shanaz, S. and Ahmad, T. 2019a. Estimation of genetic, heritability, and phenotypic trends for weight and wool traits in Rambouillet sheep. Small Ruminant Research. 177:133–140. Available at:

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, N.A., Rather, M.A., Shanaz, S., Ayaz, A., Mansoor, S. and Nazir, S. 2022. Livestock and poultry breeds of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 92(4):409–416.

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, Nazir Ahmad, Alam, S., Mudasir, S., Raja, T.A., Hussain, I. and Ahmad, H.A. 2022. Artificial Intelligence Techniques for the Prediction of Body Weights in Sheep. Indian Journal of Animal Research [Preprint], (Of).

· Sheikh, M., Iqra, F., Ambreen, H., Pravin, K.A., Ikra, M. and Chung, Y.S. 2023. Integrating artificial intelligence and high-throughput phenotyping for crop improvement. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. S2095311923003611. 10.1016/j.jia.2023.10.019.

· Rather, M.A., Shanaz, S., Ganai, N., Bukhari, S., Hamadani, A., Khan, N.N., Yousuf, S., Baba, A., Raja, T. and Khan, H. 2019. Genetic evaluation of wool traits of Kashmir Merino sheep in organized farms’, Small Ruminant Research. 177:14–17.

· Khan, N.N., Ganai, N.A., Alam, S., Shanaz, S., Hamadani, A., Rather, M.A., Bukhari, S., Shah, R.M., Jalal, H. and Wani, N. 2020. Genetic evaluation of growth performance in Corriedale sheep in J and K, India’, Small Ruminant Research. 192:106197.

· Baba, M.A., Ahanger, S., Hamadani, A., Rather, M. and Shah, M.M. 2020. Factors affecting wool characteristics of sheep reared in Kashmir. Tropical animal health and production. 52:2129–2133.

· Khan, N.N., Rather, M.A., Hamadani, A. and Chakraborty, D. 2022. Genetic evaluation of growth performance of Rambouillet sheep in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 92(3):327–335.


Selected Book Chapters (no more than 15 works)

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, N.A., Hamadani, H., Shabir, S. and Qaiser, S. 2024. ‘Applications and impact of artificial intelligence in veterinary sciences’, in A Biologist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Elsevier, pp. 139–150. Available at:

· Hamadani, A., Ganai, N.A. and Mansoor, S. 2023. ‘The Computational Approach to Plant Oxylipins Profiling’, in S. Mansoor Shafi, C. Egbuna, and C. Oluwaseun Adetunji, Phyto-Oxylipins. 1st edn. New York: CRC Press, pp. 255–264. Available at:

· Hamadani, H., Hamadani, A. and Shabir, S. 2024.‘Artificial intelligence in animal farms for management and breeding’, in A Biologist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Elsevier, pp. 167–182. Available at:

· Mansoor, S., Hameed, A., Anjum, R., Maqbool, I., Masoodi, M., Maqbool, K., Dar, Z.A., Hamadani, A. and Mahmoud, A.E.D. 2021. ‘Obesity: Causes, consequences, and disease risks for service personnel’, in Phytochemistry, the Military and Health. Elsevier, pp. 407–425. Available at:

· Mansoor, S., Mir, M.A., Hamadani, A., Hami, A., Mir, J.I. and Nissa, N.U. 2022. ‘Himalayan Ibex (Capra sibirica hemalayanus): Distribution, Population Structure, and Conservation’, in M. Öztürk, S.M. Khan, V. Altay, R. Efe, D. Egamberdieva, and F.O. Khassanov (eds) Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainability in Asia. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 549–559. Available at:

· Qaiser, S. and Hamadani, A. 2024. ‘Smiles 2.0’, in A Biologist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Elsevier, pp. 125–137. Available at:

· Shabir, S. and Hamadani, A. 2024. ‘Exploring artificial intelligence through a biologist’s lens’, in A Biologist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Elsevier, pp. 1–12. Available at:

· Sofi, P.A., Zargar, S.M., Hamadani, A., Shafi, S., Zaffar, A., Riyaz, I., Bijarniya, D. and Vara Prasad, P.V. 2024 ‘Decoding life’, in A Biologist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Elsevier, pp. 47–66. Available at:

· Zahoor, A., Hauq, S., Bashir, U., Hamadani, A. and Shabir, S. 2024. ‘A meshwork of artificial intelligence and biology’, in A Biologist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Elsevier, pp. 315–333. Available at:


Selected Popular Press Articles (no more than 15 works)

1. Hamadani A. 2022. Memory Decoder. Science Reporter 59(6). National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. ISSN: 2582-6492 (Online) ISSN 0036-8512 (Print) pp 50.

2. Hamadani A. 2023. The rise of the planet of the dogs. Greater Kashmir, August 2023

3. Hamadani A. 2022. The social media Horcrux. Rising Kashmir, February 2, 2022, pp 6

4. Hamadani A. 2018.Freedom from Social Shackles. Kashmir Observer 21(43): 7

5. Hamadani A. 2017.The Outlandish Folks. Kashmir Observer 21(43): 7

6. Hamadani A. 2018.In Search of Spring. Kashmir Observer 21(43): 7

7. Hamadani A. 2018. Kashmir; Our Delightful Abode. Kashmir Observer 21(43): 7

8. Hamadani A. 2012. Child labour; the appalling truth of our society. The Kashmir Monitor 14(289): 7

9. Hamadani A. 2012. How a young lady redefined bravery for me. Rising Kashmir 6(276): 7.

10. Hamadani A. 2012. Mauj Kashir: It is the best we have! Kashmir Monitor 14(273): 6.

11. Hamadani A. 2012. Memoirs of a day. Rising Kashmir 6(299): 7.

12. Hamadani A. 2012. The celebration and enjoyment of coffee. The Kashmir Monitor 14(270): 5.

13. Hamadani A. 2012. Where are our manners? Rising Kashmir 6(271): 7.

14. Hamadani A. 2012. Why should boys have all the fun. Kashmir Observer 15(223): 7.

15. Hamadani A. 2013. Letting go. Kashmir Observer 16(6): 5.

16. Hamadani A. 2013. Seeking life in Kashmir Mountains. Kashmir Observer 16(188): 5.

Selected Videos (no more than 15 works, must provide links)

· Citizen Science Outreach under Open Virus:

· National Elocution Competition:

Lecturer Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding , SKUAST Kashmir, 2022

Indian Agricultural Universities Association Outstanding thesis Award 2024

Sri. Cherala Bhagya Raja Ram Award for Innovative Research 2019

Sri. Thirunahari Murahari Award for Young Lady Scientist 2019

Dr. DK Bidarkar Award for M.Sc./ M.V.Sc Research 2019

Dr. N.S.R. Sastry Young Scientist Award 2019

Best Poster Presentation International Open Access Week at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, 2017

2nd prize, Rock Writers Group Short Story Competition, 2013 (Gibraltar, Europe)

Best PG Thesis Award International Conference on Advances in Agriculture and Allied Science Research, 2019, Rama University, Kanpur.

Best Oral Presentation International Conference on Worldwide Research Initiatives for Agriculture, Science and Technology, Kashmir University, 2018

2nd Prize Virtual International Conference, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu and College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, 2021.

Winner Jaipur Bookmark, Jaipur Literary Festival-2017 (Jaipur)

Winner India Innovation Growth Program (IIGP 2.0- 2019), IIT Bombay

1st Position Debating Competition in 19th All India Inter-University Youth Festival, 2014, NDRI, Karnal

1st Position Twist A Tale – Jury Competition, 2015, AMU (Aligarh)

1st Position National Elocution Competition, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Sciences & Banaras Hindu University (2021)

1st Prize Short Story Competition, 2018, AMU (Aligarh)

2nd Best Poster National Symposium ISAGB, FVSc & AH, SKUAST- Jammu. 29-30 May, 2019

2nd Position National Symposium and XX Annual Convention of SOCDAB – 2023, during 23-24 February, 2023

2nd Position Debating Competition in Resurgence-2016, SMVDU (Katra)

Best Oral Presentation 3-day National Seminar on Horizons in Zoological Studies, Kashmir University, 2018

1st prize 27th Annual Convention of the Indian Society of Animal Production and Management (ISAPM) at Department of Livestock Production Management, Jaipur.

Best Poster Presentation15th Agricultural Science Congress, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Sciences & Banaras Hindu University (15 Nov 2021)

Certificate of Excellence All India Young Natural Wings Essay Competition-2015 organized by Natural Remedies (Bangalore)

Winner Women’s Chess event in 2nd Inter-College Indoor Sports Talent Show, 2015 organized by Govt. Medical College (Srinagar)

Student of the Year 2021, SKUAST Kashmir

Achiever of the Year 2022, SKUAST Kashmir