Prof. Anu Gokhale
Illinois State University, USA
Biography: Dr. Anu A. Gokhale is a Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology program at Illinois State University (ISU). She has completed thirty years as faculty and has received several College and University research, teaching and service awards. Gokhale was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM+C at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity at Gujarat Technological University, India in summer 2017; and a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China during spring 2017 where she focused on data analytics and e-commerce. Her achievements encompass extensively cited refereed publications; groundbreaking externally funded research supported by a continuous stream for 20 years of grants from state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation; and elevation of the ISU student experience through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and the creation of opportunities for students to get involved in research. The current NSF funded project is in Computing Education for the 21st Century. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences, latest ones include: 2020 International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies, San Jose, USA; 2019 International Conference on Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, China; 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, Moscow, Russia; 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, London, UK; 2016 International Conference on Communication and Information Systems, Bangkok, Thailand; and 2015 International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan. As an active volunteer in IEEE, she has served as R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, Chair of International Electro/Information Technology 2010 Conference, and MGA representative to the Educational Activities Board. She was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and 2019 Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award. She consults for business and industry to increase productivity using data analytics and leveraging e-technologies. She has delivered multiple workshops focusing on inclusion & diversity as well as “STEM for All” public policy.