February 19, 2021 – Issue 561

Renuka Mohanraj Honored for Research

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.

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 in class

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.

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

“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.”

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.