New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has named a world- renowned expert in web technologies, software and databases, Narain Gehani, PhD, as the dean of the College of Computing Sciences. Gehani, who has worked at NJIT since 2003, had been a professor in, as well as a chair of, the department of computer science.
Gehani, a resident of Summit, prior to joining NJIT’s faculty, held positions of increasing responsibility with Bell Labs – Lucent Technologies from 1978 through 2001. His most recent position was as vice president of a software research laboratory.
While at Bell Labs, Gehani was engaged in leading-edge technology projects such as office computing access for mobile workers, collaborative telephone/Web environment, Voice XML and XML query languages. His past projects included working on a web-based contact center and network management applications. Earlier, he was president and co-founder of Maps on Us, a website providing maps, routes, and yellow pages. Eventually, the website was sold. Gehani is the author of 9 software systems, 10 books and 70 scholarly papers. He is the co-holder of 12 patents.
Gehani has taught computer science at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his MS and PhD in computer science from Cornell University, an MS in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.