BS in Electrical Engineering, Bangalore University (India); MTech in Electronics and Ph.D. in Computer Science, Indian Institute of Science (India)
Mohan Kumar is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at RIT since 2013. He served as the chair of the department for 8 years from 2013 to June 2021. During the last 5 years, the computer science department, the largest at RIT, has made significant strides in many areas, including research output, and student graduations, persistence and diversity.
Since August 2022, Mohan Kumar is on assignment to the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Program Director in the Computer and Network Systems Division of the Computer Information Science and Engineering Directorate.
Mohan is one of the founding editors of the Elsevier’s Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal and is one of the area editors of Computer Communications. He is a co-founder of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom). He is currently serving as the Chair of the Steering Committee for PerCom. IEEE PerCom is established as the premier international conference on pervasive computing and communications, with CORE A* rating. Mohan has played a major leadership role in building an international community comprising researchers, students and industry persons, working in pervasive computing and communications.
Mohan’s research interests include pervasive and mobile computing and parallel and distributed computing. He has published more than 180 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and supervised 17 doctoral dissertations and 32 MS theses in the above areas. He has developed or co-developed: algorithms/architectures for service composition in pervasive environments; information acquisition, dissemination and processing in pervasive and sensor systems; and caching and prefetching in mobile, distributed, pervasive, and P2P systems. He has received research funding of over 7 million dollars as a PI or Co-PI in several projects funded by the NSF, The Air Force Research Laboratory, Texas ARP, the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Defense Science and Technology Organization (Australia). His h-index is 32.
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In the News
October 9, 2020
Undergraduate computer science program ranked #52 out of 481 in first US News & World Report CS rankings
RIT’s computer science (CS) program is ranked #52 out of 481 undergraduate programs in the United States in recent rankings from US News & World Report. These are the first ever computer science-specific rankings by the publication, and RIT was the highest ranked program in Upstate and Western New York.