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 v_janart@fdu.edu. 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 http://alpha.fdu.edu/~vjanarth/.

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 v_janart@fdu.edu. Please note that only selected resumes would be contacted for admission and support.

Vancouver - Karamjit Dhande LOGOKARAMJIT DHANDE

Karamjit S.Dhande, Lecturer, grew up in Panjab, India. He was born to traditional farmer parents who tilled their land - using bullocks - in a remote village of the Sangrur district. He attended the village primary school to learn the three R's. His dedicated teachers spotted the inborn intellect in him and provided him with and an ideal environment to gain academic excellence. He was ready to take the Panjab State Board Primary Exam at the age of 8. However, there was a lower age limit for the Board Exam and Karamjit being under aged by 3 years, was denied permission to write the exam. This denial turned into an opportunity designed by nature, when a distant relative convinced his parents to send him to the Sacred Heart Catholic School at Ludhiana. Ludhiana was the leading district Head Quarter of the state and enjoyed the title of the ‘Manchester of India’. Karamjit was accepted in grade 2 due to his constrained ability in English. Sister Neynette then helped Karamjit to learn English and within two months enabled him to reach the top position in his class of 41 students. Failing in all subjects but Maths in March (he could not understand English), and then standing first in class in May was perhaps the turning point in Karamjit’s life. The principal, Sister Miriam, and his teachers recognized his potential. He was given every possible help to excel academically and double promoted twice, first from 3rd to 5th and then from 7th to 9th. The Lions Club of Ludhiana recognised him for consistently securing 100% in Math. Karamjit has to his credit, topping every class at Sacred Heart and the School’s Roll of Honour shows his name engraved as the student standing first in the All India Higher Secondary Exam 1977.

Mesmerised by Mr. Randhir Singh Gill, his Math teacher at Sacred Heart, Karamjit desired to become a Math teacher himself. He went onto earn his Masters in Mathematics (Honours School), while studying at the Department of Mathematics, Panjab University Chandigarh. The Department of Mathematics, Panjab University is one of the seven Centres for Advanced Studies in Mathematics under the UGC programme of 1963.

Karamjit was the winner of Merit Scholarship from the University Grant’s Commission, India for the entire 4 year period of his stay at the department. He also is the recipient of the University Gold medal, awarded to the top student in the Math Honours program.

His second master’s is in Education from the Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. While studying for M.Ed. at the Department of Education, Karamjit was selected to attend a semester at the Simon Fraser University as an exchange student and awarded full scholarship by the SFU. At SFU he got a chance to study a course titled ‘Multiculturalism and Anti Racist Education’ taught by Prof. June Beynon in the Faculty of Education. True to his reputation, Karamjit received top grades in this course as well. He accompanied the students from the PDP programme of the Faculty of Education to visit several schools and got first hand information about the education system of BC.

Karamjit’s specialisation in M.Ed. is Guidance & Counselling. He excels in motivating students to reach their potential. Other areas of his interest include time management, stress management and effective study techniques. He has been teaching Mathematics for more than 21years. The institutions of his previous employment include DAV College Chandigarh, Vivek High School Chandigarh, Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School Chandigarh, Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology and University of the Fraser Valley. He successfully ran his own K Dee’s School of Mathematics at Chandigarh before planning to move to Canada. Several of his students entered top Engineering, Medical, Law, Commerce and Business Administration Institutes and are at prime positions in their organisations.

Karamjit believes in being socially responsible and working for the community. In India he volunteered at the Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School Chandigarh. At his K Dee’s School of Mathematics the needy students were given 100% free ship. Several of them went onto achieve top honours and are reputed professionals.

Karamjit landed in Canada in December 2008. He is a regular volunteer at Kwantlen Park Secondary, Surrey BC. His speciality is in building an immediate rapport with his students and motivating them to excel. The following comments from his students are worth their mention:

  • ‘How can you make mathematics look so simple?’  
  • ‘We love Calculus’.
  • ‘You showed us the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel’.

Besides English he is proficient in the languages of Punjabi and Hindi. You can email him at dhande@fdu.edu or call him at 604-682-8112 or our toll free number in North America 1-877-338-8002.

Vancouver - Jonn LOGOJONN MARTELL

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 martell@fdu.edu 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 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.

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 eamonnol@fdu.edu 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.