MIU Professor wins industry award for research on wireless security
Dr. Renuka Mohanraj, Associate Professor in the Master’s in Software Development program and the Computer Professionals program at Maharishi International University, has recently been honored as a Fellow of the Computer Science Research Council (FCSRC) for her important research on wireless sensor networks (WSN) data security.
Her research was published in the Global Journal of Computer Science Technology: E. In this paper, she presents an algorithm she designed as a potential solution to the problem of wireless sensor networks security threats in the rapidly expanding field of the Internet of Things (IoT).
As a result of her research, in December 2020 she was also invited to give the keynote address at an International virtual conference on ‘Bridging Innovative Trends in Mathematics, Engineering & Technology.’ The subject of her address was ‘Internet of Things for Android.’
A Teacher who never stops learning
Professor Renuka teaches several courses in the Master’s in Software Development program and the Computer Professionals programSM, including the very popular Mobile Device Programming (MDP). When she’s not teaching, she enjoys expanding her knowledge in many fields of interest, including mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, secure data, and QoS routing, and her current favorite, IoT.
She explains why she’s so inspired to keep learning about IoT: “In sensor networks, IoT plays a vital role and gives me the motivation to grab the knowledge. I designed the MDP course in MIU’s ComPro program using Android. This course creates an interest to learn how to use IoT for Android devices.”
Renuka dynamically tailors the MDP course based on input from current students and alumni doing Android development. This feedback, along with her enthusiasm for research, keeps the curriculum on the cutting edge. Mobile device programming is a major market, and her class on the subject is highly valued by students because there are so many opportunities for Android programmers.
So, what’s it like to be in Professor Renuka’s mobile programming class?
“Students in this class enjoy doing their homework assignments because of real-time applications,” she says. “They gain practical knowledge, and start developing an app from the third week of the course.”