Renuka Mohanraj Honored for Research

Renuka Mohanraj Honored for Research

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Professor Ranuka Mohanraj, PhD

MIU Associate Professor Renuka Mohanraj, PhD, has recently been honored as a Fellow of Computer Science Research Council by the Open Association of Research Society for her important research on wireless sensor networks 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), which are networks of smart devices used by consumers and many industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation.

Professor Mohanraj in class

As a result of her research, in December 2020 Professor Mohanraj was invited to give the keynote address at an international virtual conference titled Bridging Innovative Trends in Mathematics, Engineering & Technology.

Professor Mohanraj honored for her advanced studies and outstanding research by being named a Fellow of Computer Science Research Council (FCSRC)

Professor Mohanraj teaches several courses in the Computer Professionals program℠, including the very popular Mobile Device Programming. She dynamically tailors the 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.

Professor Mohanraj has been teaching at MIU since 2014. During this time she has had the opportunity to experience many benefits of the Consciousness-Based℠ approach to
education and the practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique.

“TM practice helps to improve my self-confidence level and brings out my inner potential effortlessly,” she says. “I’m more active throughout the day and my mind is clearer, which makes me a better teacher and a more loving person.”

Renuka Mohanraj with her husband Mohanraj V.S. and daughter Vaisnavii (photos by Dileep Krishnamoorthy)

Professor Renuka Mohanraj and her husband Mohanraj V.S. live on the MIU campus with their daughter Vaisnavii. Mr. Mohanraj is the Computer Science Graduation Director, and Vaisnavii is in 11th grade at Maharishi School.

Zaria Spell—From Family Videos to Documentaries

Zaria Spell—From Family Videos to Documentaries

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Second-year student Zaria Spell has an ambitious plan to write a memoir and produce a documentary on African American heritage, including her own family, before she graduates.

MIU student Zaria Spell

Zaria received her first introduction to filmmaking from her stepfather, who encouraged her to help edit the movies he made about the family’s adventures and vacations. In middle school she made her first solo project, a documentary about the history of the hijab, which made it to the Florida State History Fair.

Celebrating the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos with Student Activities

Like many students, Zaria discovered MIU on Facebook and, after attending a Visitors Weekend in April 2019, she enrolled in the fall. “The practice of meditation, healthy food, and diverse student body were all features that spoke to me,” she said. “I love having the support of a spiritual environment that has allowed me to blossom and explore my talents.” She feels the class in memoir writing she took with Professor Nynke Passi has been especially instrumental in building her confidence as a writer.

Zaria is pursuing the BFA program in creative writing and a minor in cinematic arts and new media. She enjoys discovering her talents and applying them to her various creative projects. Her long-term goal is to highlight cultural and social issues that do not get adequate attention.

Helping international students practice their English with the English Buddy Club

The practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique has helped Zaria in her self-awareness and creativity. “It’s the easiest meditation I have ever done,” she said. “It’s so incredibly simple and I love that.”

In addition to writing and filmmaking, Zaria enjoys reading, dancing, and singing, and in her free time she dabbles in astrology and other methods of self-exploration. Since last May, she has also served as cultural committee president of the MIU Student Government.