Information Technology

Vancouver - Vasu Janarthanan 2012 LOGOVASUDEVAN JANARTHANAN

Dr. Vasudevan Janarthanan joins the faculty at FDU-Vancouver as a full-time Assistant Professor in Information Technology in May 2008. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2007. His areas of interests include real-time systems, real-time scheduling, real-time control, supervisory control of discrete-event systems, real-time embedded control, operating systems and formal methods.

Professor Vasudevan Janarthanan is an active researcher in the real-time systems community and has published extensively in a number of reputed journals and conferences. He has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in Electrical, Computer Science and Computer Engineering Departments. Some of the courses he has taught in the past include embedded systems design, introduction to real-time systems, control systems engineering, digital design, computer architecture, operating systems and fault-tolerant distributed systems.

Professor Vasudevan Janarthanan also holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT Jalandhar, India. He is a member of IEEE Control Society and a regular reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems and IEEE Conference for Control Applications.

Dr. Vasudevan Janarthanan is both a passionate researcher and teacher, and likes to spend most of his time with students in the classroom and office room. He can be reached by phone at either 604-682-8112 or 1-877-338-8002, and by email at Dr Vasu speaks Tamil, Hindi, French and a little Punjabi. For detailed information on Dr. Vasu’s research and teaching, please refer to his personal webpage

International students, who are highly motivated and willing to perform research in the area of real-time computing, can send your recent Resume and a two-page Statement of Purpose (SOP) briefly explaining your reasons for pursuing scholarly work and skills backing those reasoning, to Please note that only selected resumes would be contacted for admission and support.


Jonn Martell, Lecturer and Director of Technical Operations, has 20 years experience in consulting, networking and IT. He managed the deployment and operation of numerous multimillion dollar networking projects including fiber optics, wireless and VOIP services. Jonn joined the Director’s team at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver Campus to oversee the technological deployment and operations of the new University campus located at the heart of Vancouver, Canada.

Jonn also teaches wireless, networking, security and technology courses at the University of British Columbia. He is a certified wireless network expert (CWNE) and certified instructor (CWNT). He is a Project Management Professional and holds numerous technology certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA.

 Jonn is a regular speaker at industry and educational conferences and has presented at Interop, Net’99, ResNet, IEEE, UDI, Library Access, Wi-Fi Alliance and VoiceCon. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia.

To contact Jonn, you can email him at or call him at 604.682.8112 or our toll free number in North America 1.877.338.8002. He speaks fluent English and French.

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 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.

Vancouver - Eamon O'Laocha LOGOEAMON O'LAOCHA

Dr. Eamonn O'Laocha, Adjunct Professor, holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in business from Warwick Business School in the UK. He also holds a B.Ed degree from the National University of Ireland, a Computer Science Diploma from University College Cork and professional qualifications in Project Management (PMP and Prince2 Practitioner certificates).

His principle research interests are in Project Management, Information Systems and the practice of governance in complex organizational and inter-organizational contexts.

He has taught courses at undergraduate, graduate and post experience levels such as Project Management, Risk Management, Information Systems, Business Consultancy, Digital Commerce and Organizational Behaviour.

He led a large team of researchers, at the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick, in a major three year multi-million dollar project that involved collaboration with over fifty engineering companies, multiple government agencies, universities and private training providers. This research project focused on the successful development of strategically driven organizational innovation capability in the manufacturing engineering sector of the UK. The project has been credited with having had a significant and measurable multi-million dollar impact on the UK West Midlands' economy.

Dr. O'Laocha has extensive industry experience in multiple industry sectors ranging from retail banking to manufacturing engineering. He has been actively involved in business, and in advising businesses, across three continents for more than twenty years.

To contact Eamonn, you can email him at or call him at 604.682.8112 or our toll free number in North America 1.877.338.8002. Eamonn speaks Irish, English and some basic French.