Archive for the ‘Teaching’ category

Guest Lecture at Charles Telfair Institute (DCDM Business School)

May 16, 2007

I was invited to deliver a guest lecture on “Experimentation in Computer Science and Software Engineering” at the Charles Telfair Institute (formerly DCDM Business School) to some BSc Computer Science level 3 students on Wednesday 16 May 2007. The guest lecture included the following discussions:

  • Nature of Computing
  • Why experiment?
  • Methods of expriementation
  • Computer Science Research and experimentation 
  • Issues and possible approaches

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Guest lecture at UOM by Infosys Experts

April 6, 2007

We had a guest lecture on Software Processes and Practices as used in the Software Industry at the University of Mauritius on Friday 6th April 2007, delivered by experts from Infosys Technlogies Limited, Mauritius. Mr Vinod Wakade, Operations Incharge, Infosys Mauritius was also present and has shared views and experiences with the UOM Computer Science and Information Systems students.

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The Guest lecture was delivered by Mr Jimut Basa, Project Manager at Infosys Mauritius, who has more than 7 years of experience in Software Development for European Clients (UK, Switzerland, Belgium and Netherland). His presentation was mainly geared towards software engineering practices in the software industry including requirements engineering, estimation, quality management, knowledge management, and global delivery model.  He has given an industry view of the different concepts and techniques discuss in the Software Engineering modules.  

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The presentation was followed by a few questions from UOM academics and students. Both Mr Vinod Wakade and Mr Jimut Basa was of the opinion that qualities required in order to work for Infosys is mainly analytical, problem solving, and good behavioural skills. They also commented that UOM graduates are doing very well at Infosys.   

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I thank both Mr Vinod Wakade and Mr Jimut Basa for the enriching presentation and for sharing their experiences with us.

Feedback from students who followed the presentation are welcomed.

The Great Teacher

March 23, 2007
  • The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.     

  • Le professeur médiocre affirme. Le bon professeur explique. L’excellent professeur démontre. Le grand professeur inspire.

~William Arthur Ward

 In my pursuit for academic excellence, I hope I will be able to inspire my students to become good human beings.

The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad […] I must be vigilant every day, for fear that I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow.

My Teaching Interests

February 22, 2007

Object-Oriented Techniques, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Middleware Technologies, Communication Technologies, Networking and Data Communication, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing.

Project Supervision

BSc Projects

  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Telemedcine Applications Development
  • Simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks for real-life scenarios

MSc Projects

  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks – Routing Protocols, Energy-efficient Algorithms, Power-Aware Scheduling Schemes, Clustering, Deployment Strategies, Localization and positioning, Communication models