Computer Professionals Program
Master of Science in Computer Science

Maharishi University of Management, USA

Computer Science Faculty

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Current Faculty

Dean Greg Guthrie
Greg Guthrie, Ph.D.
Dean of Educational Technology, Professor of Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

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Dr. Guthrie’s research interests include: programming languages, teaching of computer science, Functional and Object Oriented languages and programming, computer systems architecture, and parallel processing.

Dr. Keith Levi
Keith Levi, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Computer Science, Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Maharishi International University
M.A., M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan

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Dr. Levi worked for Honeywell Systems and Research Center as a Senior Principle Research Scientist on applications of artificial intelligence and expert systems to human-machine interface problems. He has been a principal or associate investigator on research awards from the Air Force's Wright Research and Development Center, the Office of Naval Research, and the United Nations' Industrial Development Office.

Steve Nolle
Steve Nolle, M.S.
Associate Chairman and Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.A., University of Missouri
M.S., University of Kansas

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Steve Nolle has 29 years of experience in developing high-speed data communications networks, broadband cable technology, intelligent networks, and computer telephony platforms.

Most recently he has been doing software design, architecture, and development in the broadband cable area. He worked for 20 years at Bell Laboratories including 15 years as a Technical Manager where he managed multiple development groups completing all phases of the software development life cycle.

He holds one US Patent and has 3 US Patents Pending in the broadband cable area. Professor Nolle teaches Software Engineering, Computer Networks and Modern Programming Practices.

Dr. Bruce Lester
Bruce Lester, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Dr. Lester was a faculty member at Princeton University for two years, prior to joining MUM where he founded the Computer Science Department and served as Chair for eight years. He is author of the book The Art of Parallel Programming, which has been adopted as a course text by 62 Universities. More

Dr. Paul Corazza
Paul Corazza, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
B.A., Maharishi International University M.S.,
Ph.D., Auburn University

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Dr. Corazza’s research interests are logic, set theory, category theory, large cardinals, sets of reals, and the lambda calculus. His research associated with teaching and the software industry are in the areas of algorithm analysis, rules engines, and software engineering.

Dr. Corazza has worked as a contractor for Google and e-Trade in Silicon Valley, and at several insurance companies in the United States, with 15 years experience as a Java engineer. More

Dr. Premchand Nair
Premchand Nair, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
B.Sc., Kerala University
M.Sc, Kerala University
Ph.D., Kerala University (Mathematics)
Ph.D., Concordia University (Computer Science)

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Dr. Prem Nair has taught a wide spectrum of computer science courses for over twenty years. His teaching interests are Java programming, object oriented design, relational database systems, analysis of algorithms and discrete mathematics, and data structures & algorithms. He is the author of Java Programming Fundamentals: Problem Solving Through Object Oriented Analysis and Design (2009). His research interests are database systems, data warehousing, data mining, network security, social networks, graph theory, discrete mathematics and soft computing. He has authored or co-authored many conference papers, journal articles and textbooks.

Dr. Anil K. Maheshwari
Anil K. Maheshwari, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Computer Science
B.Tech. (Electrical Engg.), India Institute of Technology, Delhi
MBA, India Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University (MIS)

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His areas of interest include Emerging Technologies, Data Analytics, Organizational Learning, Organizational Development, and Trust. He enjoys community leadership and volunteer activity, taking long walks, and singing. He ran a full marathon just a few years ago! More

Dr. Emdad Khan
Emdad Khan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of New Orleans
M.S., Engineering Management, Stanford University
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz

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Dr. Khan's research areas include Natural Language Processing, Big Data, Intelligent Agent, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction and their applications, especially, in the areas of Internet / Intelligent Internet and Biological Systems. Dr. Khan also focuses on multi-disciplinary education with emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship to help global development — economic, social, cultural and more with emphasis on increased peace & prosperity! More

Joe Bruen
Joe Bruen, M.S.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Boston University
M.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Concerning OO technologies:

  • 1981 Worked on a modeling tool for computer hardware using the OO language Simula.
  • Mid-1980s developed a C++ OO database.
  • 1996 onward primarily focused on Java and Open Source technologies.
  • 2001 - Obtained Sun Certification as a Java Architect.
  • Subsequently held positions in both Sprint and Wells Fargo as a Senior Architect.

Of further note, the company that Joe worked at in the late 1970s and early 1980s had developed, in concert with Carnegie-Mellon University, a programming language called BLISS. So, it is fair to say that Joe spent a number of years programming in BLISS.

Dr. Ralph Bunker
Ralph Bunker, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., M.S., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Dr. Bunker has taught Computer Science for over 20 years at Maharishi University of Management, George Washington University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has significant experience in private industry, as well. More

Dr. Clyde Ruby
Clyde Ruby, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.A., Pepperdine University
M.A., M.S., Maharishi International University
Ph.D., Iowa State University

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Clyde Ruby's research interests include programming language semantics (especially for object-oriented languages), programming methodology, specification (Larch/C++, Java Modeling Language [JML]), and verification. More

Michael Zijlstra
Michael Zijlstra, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Maharishi University of Management
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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Renuka Mohanraj
Renuka Mohanraj, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.Sc., Madras University
M.C.A., Bharathidasan University
M.Phil., Periyar University
Ph.D., Mother Teresa University

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Shafqat Ali Shad
Shafqat Ali Shad, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.Sc., University of Punjab
M.S., COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui

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Somesh Pullapantula
Somesh Pullapantula, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
M. Tech, (Information Technology) Birla Institute of Technology
M.S., (Computer Science) Maharishi University of Management

Email: somesh.rao Phone: 641 472-7000 ext. 1238
Somesh has 18 years of industry experience working for several commercial and government organizations. His main area of interest is IT Project Management. He has implemented many web based application systems. He started his career as a Scientist in Indian Space Research Organization, and subsequently worked for a group of Singapore Telecoms and in a couple of multi-national companies in the roles of Project Manager, Program Manager and IT department leader. He is certified in several technologies, and his strengths are in Project Management and implementing large scale projects with large teams. He won several Awards for the quality of work he produced. His teaching interests are Project Management, Java programming, object oriented design, and relational database systems. His research interest is “Signal Processing.”

Payman Saylek
Payman Salek, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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Most recently, for the past 5 years, he has worked for large financial institutions and fortune 500 companies such as Principal Financial Group, Vanguard, Bank of America and Ally Bank as a Senior Java Developer/Designer.

His main area of interest is Core Java, Web Application Development and OOAD.

Hanhong Lu
Hanhong Lu, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Harbin Institute of Technology
M.S., International University in Germany
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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Since 2013, he has been exploring technologies that support tech entrepreneurs' adventures into start-ups. Consequently, he fell into love with the "WordPress Software Foundation" that greatly reduces prototyping costs by over 70-80% compared with traditional frameworks/tools.

HanHong's teaching areas at MUM are mainly focused on Software Design/Development in Java and WordPress. He teaches "Modern Programming Practices", "Web Development with WordPress" and "Software Development with Fundamental Design Patterns" for the Computer Professional's Program.

Mrudula Mukadam
Mrudula Mukadam, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.E., Nagpur University, India
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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Mrudula has nearly 6 years of IT industry experience in the USA and India where she has worked as a Senior Applications Developer, mainly in the J2EE field. She was the outstanding graduating student in her class at MUM in 2007. She has taught many courses, such as Java programming, Operating Systems, Computer Security, Data structures and DBMS. Her research interests are quantum physics and spiritual development.

Promolla Bahadur
Promila Bahadur, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.Sc., Lucknow University (India)
M.C.A., Indira Gandhi National Open University
M.Tech, Karnataka State Open University
Ph.D., Uttrakhand Technical University

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Dr. Promila Bahadur possesses 14 years university and industry experience in India, specializing in AI and NLU. She has contributed many research papers in the area of NLU and Machine Translation. She is currently teaching Fundamentals of Programming Practices and Modern Programming Practices (Java).

Orlando Arrocha
Orlando Arrocha, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Universidad Magister (Costa Rica)
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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His interest is in the field of enterprise software architecture and design, and how to leverage the software development with today's technology trends to deliver innovation.

Asaad Saad
Asaad Saad, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Aleppo University (Syria)
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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He teaches Design Patterns, Web Applications Programming , He will introduce a new course soon on (NodeJs/AngularJs).

Professor Joe Lerman
Joe Lerman, M.S.
Instructor of Computer Science
B.S., Boston University
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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Professor Rakesh Raj Shrestha
Rakesh Raj Shrestha, M.S.
Instructor of Computer Science
B.C.A., Pokhara University (Nepal)
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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Professor Mei Li
Mei Li, M.S.
Instructor of Computer Science
B.S., Beijing Language and Culture University
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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Professor Rujuan Xing
Rujuan Xing, M.S.
Instructor of Computer Science
B.S., Hohai University
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

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Rene de Jong
Rene de Jong, M.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science
M.S., Maharishi University of Management

My interest is in the field of software architecture and design, enterprise Java technologies and requirements engineering. In addition to my faculty position, I am an independent consultant. I like to teach professional training courses and to help and advise on projects with their software development practices and activities.

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