Narain Gehani, PhD, a world- renowned expert in web technologies, software and databases, is the dean of the College of Computing Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Gehani, who has worked at NJIT since 2003, had been a professor in, as well as a chair of, the department of computer science.
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. He has taught computer science at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Gehani is the author of nine software systems, 10 books and 70 scholarly papers. He is the co-holder of 12 patents.
Gehani is the founding director of the NJIT Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP), a highly selective program for high school students interested in hands-on technology. The program, which began in the fall of 2005, aims to encourage high school students to study science and technology and to one day work as professional scientists, engineers and technologists.
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.
Topics: web technologies, databases, computer science, web environments, mobile workers, office computing, query languages, network management applications, science and technology enrichment program, step