Information Technology

Vasu JanarthananVASUDEVAN JANARTHANAN

Dr. Vasudevan Janarthanan is a full-time Associate Professor in the Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is the coordinator and campus chair for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Computer Science programs at the Vancouver campus. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2007. He also holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University and a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar, India. His research interests include real-time control, supervisory control, real-time embedded systems, scheduling for cloud-based systems, discrete-event systems and theoretical computer science.

He can be reached by phone at either 604-682-8112 or 1-877-338-8002, and by email at v_janart@fdu.edu. Dr Vasu speaks Tamil, Hindi, French and a little Punjabi.

George ThucydidesGEORGE THUCYDIDES

George Thucydides, Lecturer, received his B.A hons from Magdalen College, Oxford, his Postgraduate Certificate of Education from Kings College, London, and his PhD from Imperial College, London. He has worked as a Lecturer in Computing and has taught Mathematics and Physics. He also has several publications and patents. His primary occupation has been Software Development, mainly in operating system development and architecture for mobile devices, having recently worked as a Principal Engineer at Nokia.

To contact George, you can email him at thucydid@fdu.edu or call him at 604.682.8112 or our toll free number in North America 1.877.338.8002.

Vancouver - Yin Maung LOGOYIN MAUNG

Yin Maung, Instructor for Digital Media Arts, was born in Myanmar and spent her formative years in Singapore. She later moved to Edmonton for her education at the University of Alberta where she earned her Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Marketing Major) and Master of Arts in Communications and Technology.

Yin also holds a diploma in Multimedia Production and has 8 years of experience in the multi-faceted world of web and graphic design. She is keen to share her knowledge in the areas of creating and manipulating visual elements for web/print, designing web content architecture and developing strategic web communication plans in the government and corporate sector.

Yin moved to the coast of beautiful British Columbia in 2008 because of her passion for the outdoors. On her days off, she enjoys rock climbing, biking and paddling. Yin is also an active volunteer with her web/graphic design skills for organizations such as Innovative Canadians for Change (ICChange) and the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association (SCCA).

To contact Yin, you can email her at ymaung@fdu.edu or call her at at 604.682.8112 or our toll free number in North America 1.877.338.8002. Yin speaks Burmese, Mandarin and English.

Reza MolaviREZA MOLAVI

Dr. Reza Molavi, Adjunct Professor, received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2003 and his M.Sc. and PhD degrees from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2005, and 2013, respectively.

From 2007-2013, he was a Mixed-Signal Design Engineer with PMC-Sierra, Burnaby where he was involved in the design of several high-performance clocking and transciever buiding blocks for multi-gigabit serial data links and wireless chip products. He is currently a Lecturer with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UBC and an Adjunct Faculty with Fairleigh Dickinson University. Since 2014, he has taught several courses including Digital System Design, Microprocessor Design, IT Needs Assessment and Management, Applied Statistics, and Management Informations Systems at FDU, Vancouver Campus.

In 2003, he received a distinguished award for ranking 2nd in the Nationwide Professional Engineering Practice Exam in Iran. He was also the recepient of the Best Paper Finalist award in the IEEE Canadian Conference on Eletrical and Computer Engineering, Montreal, Canada, 2012 and the co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award of the 2015 IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Symposium. He is a member of IEEE Solid-State Society and a regular reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). His research interests include the modeling and design of high-frequency analog and mixed-signal circuits in CMOS technology.

To contact Reza, you can email him at reza@fdu.edu or call him at 778.889.2218 or our toll free number in North America 1.877.338.8002. He speaks fluent English and Farsi and some basic French and Turkish.