Pani Chakrapani

Professor, Math/Compt Science

Office: Math & Computer Science, Appleton Hall #224

Phone: 909/748-8623



Current Research and Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Uses in Education
  • Database Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Computation
  • Web Design

Description of Research

I have worked in a number of areas of computer science in the past thirty years and published papers and articles in various conferences and journals. Recently I have coauthored a paper in biomedical engineering area that was presented in an IEEE conference. I have also worked in the area of parallel computing. Currently pedagogy of computing has been the main focus of my work in this rapidly changing computing environment.

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • Introduction to Programming in C++
  • Data structures and Object-oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Operating Systems
  • Compiler Design
  • Theory of Computation
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming Languages (concepts)
  • Language Courses in Pascal, Ada, Cobol, Scheme, C and assembly languages
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Productivity and Information Technology
  • Senior Projects Course
  • Directed studies in a number of fields within Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Courses on Indian Culture and Hinduism

Education History

  • Work in the area of Automatic Theorem Proving and Program Correctness (as a doctoral student), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 1974-1980
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 1968 (a National Merit Scholar)
  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 1966

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Wichita State University, 1982 - 1985
  • Lecturer, School of Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1973-1982
  • Programmer, Computer Center, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore , 1971-1973
  • Programmer, Computer Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1969-1971

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS)
  • Elected to senior member in Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Elected to Senior member in Association for Computing Machinery(ACM)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award of University of Redlands, 1999
  • Editor of the e-Journal of ASBBS since 2008
  • Editor of the Proceedings of the Annual Conferences of ASBBS 2003 – 2006

Significant Publications and Presentations

Performance Analysis of an Optoelectronic Localization System for Monitoring Brain Lesioning with Proton Beams – presented at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, June 2007 (with Fadi Shihadeh, Reinhard Schulte, Keith Schubert)

Book Review of Querying Databases Privately: A new Approach to Private Information Retrieval (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3128) by Asonov. D., Springer Verlag, -- ACM Computing Reviews on-line, April 2006

Opening Up Technological Education: The Perspective from Social Informatics – presented at the 2004 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS -04) June 2004 (with Hamid R Ekbia)

Hands-on Approach to Using Software on a PC – Erudition Books Publishing Co. – 2001, 2002

Book Review of Automatic Algorithm Recognition and Replacement – A New Approach to Program Optimization by R Metzger and Z Wen, (MIT Press)-- ACM Computing Reviews, p 251- 252, August 2002

Review of a textbook Using C++: An Introduction to Programming (second edition) by Hennefeld, Baker and Burchard, 2001 (done at the request of the publishers Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning)

Microsoft Word 98 for the Macintosh --- the chapter of the book Doing Macintosh, McGraw- Hill College Division Series, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery(ACM)
  • Senior Member, Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

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