Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Historic Graduation Talk by Former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama

On Saturday, May 23rd, a record 391 Maharishi University of Management graduates where honored to experience an amazing graduation talk by Dr. Yukio Hatoyama, the former Prime Minister of Japan.
Dr. Hatoyama is a member of a distinguished Japanese family, which has been compared with the Kennedy family in the US. His family has a long history of government service. His great-grandfather was the speaker of the House of Representatives in Japan’s legislature in the late 19th century. His grandfather was Prime Minister of Japan in the 1950's and helped secure membership in the United Nations for Japan. His father was Japan’s foreign minister. His younger brother served as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications.

His family also has a long history in higher education. His great-grandfather, after stepping down from government service, became President of Waseda University, and his great grandmother co-founded Kyoritsu Women’s University. At the graduation, Dr. Hatoyama received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from MUM.

Dr. Hatoyama holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo and a PhD in industrial engineering from Stanford. He was a professor of engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Senshu University.

His political career began in 1986, when he was elected to the House of Representatives. He was elected Prime Minister in 2009, and despite his relatively short time in office, he has a long list of achievements, including greater spending on education and student scholarships and free support services for people with disabilities. Under his leadership, Japanese relations with China became more cordial.

Please enjoy photos of the event here.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Largest MUM Computer Professionals MS Program entry ever!

One week ago, we registered and welcomed 128 new students from 23 countries to our MS in Computer Science for Computer Professionals program. Our next entry is May 22, 2015.

Students come from:
Afghanistan 1
Algeria 1
Bangladesh 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Cambodia 3
Cameroon 1
China 4
Egypt 6
Eritrea 9
Ethiopia 18
India 8
Indonesia 2
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1
Jordan 2
Mauritania 1
Mongolia 3
Nepal 47
Pakistan 3
Sri Lanka 2
Thailand 1
Tunisia 1
United States 1
Uzbekistan 1
Viet Nam 5

Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Book: Business Intelligence and Data Mining

New Book: Business Intelligence and Data Mining
by Dr. Anil K. Maheshwari, Professor of Management Information
Systems, and Director of the Center for Data Analytics at
Maharishi University of Management

Business Intelligence and Data Mining is a conversational and
informative book in the exploding area of Business Analytics.
Using this book, one can easily gain the intuition about
the area, along with a solid tool set of major data mining
techniques and platforms. This book can thus be gainfully
used as a textbook for a college course. It is also short and
accessible enough for a busy executive to become a quasi-expert
in this area in a couple of hours. Every chapter begins
with a case-let from the real world, and ends with a case
study that runs across the chapters.

Dr. Anil K. Maheshwari is a Professor of Management Information
Systems, and Director of the Center for Data Analytics at
Maharishi University of Management. He teaches courses
in data analytics, and helps scientific and commercial organizations
with extracting deep insights from data. He has
worked in a variety of leadership roles at IBM in Austin TX,
and also at start-up companies. Dr. Maheshwari has taught at the University
of Cincinnati, City University of New York, and others.
He earned an electrical engineering degree from Indian Institute
of Technology in Delhi, an MBA from Indian Institute of
Management in Ahmedabad, and a PhD from Case Western
Reserve University. He is a practitioner of the Transcendental Meditation™ technique,
and blogs at anilmah.com.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New MSCS student Web Developer is also a Concert Violinist

We are pleased to announce that one of our new Computer Science graduate students, Asaad Saad, a Web Developer from Aleppo, Syria, is also a professional violinist with the UAE Philharmonic Orchestra. On November 8th he presented a classical concert, "Food for the soul..." for the MUM community in Dalby Hall in the MUM Argiro Student Center. The concert was performed with local violinist Paean Lee and featured works by Bach, Oscar Rieding, Jules Massenet, Antonio Vivaldi, and Omar Khairat. See video of Asaad's performance of "Thais Meditation".

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NEWS! We are adding a 4th entry to the MS in Computer Science for Computer Professionals program in 2015

To handle increasing applications, starting in February 2015, MUM will have four MS in Computer Science entries per year: February, May, August & November 2015. We still have an October 2014 entry, which will be the largest entry in our history!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

99 New Students from 19 Countries Enrolled in June

This photo was taken following our traditional Welcome Lunch for new Computer Professionals MS Program students. An even larger group is expected in October!

Students have come from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Viet Nam, and Yemen. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

U.S. News picks "Software Developer" as the #1 Best Job in America for 2014.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be nearly 140,000 brand new software developer positions created before 2022 (22.8 percent employment growth). The profession's superb job prospects, low unemployment rate and excellent median salary helped it grab the coveted No. 1 spot in their ranking of the Best Jobs of 2014. See article.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Greg Clarke-Johnsen, Director of MUM Computer Science Admissions, retires

A Farewell Party was held for Greg Clarke-Johnsen, Director of MUM Computer Science Admissions. He and his wife, Christine, (in front of Greg) are retiring to Vancouver Island, Canada to pursue art full-time. Greg was Director for ~10 years and will be missed. See more photos here.

Friday, May 30, 2014

New Computer Science Building Planned at Maharishi University of Management

The Computer Professionals MS program at Maharishi University of Management is our largest academic program. We have graduated more than 1,300 students since 1996, with more than 500 currently enrolled. The program attracts students from all over the world, and has given them paths to success at more than 1,000 US companies and organizations.

The MSCS program is also our fastest growing program.. Enrollment has expanded from around 160 new students per year over the past few years, to over 300 this year, and we expect enrollment to continue growing over the next three years. We need to support this rapid expansion with more top-level faculty, additional courses, and classrooms and labs.

The 12,000 square foot McLaughlin Building, inaugurated in 2002 created a beautiful home for the program.  An additional new 18,000 square foot building, built next to the McLaughlin Building will accommodate this growth for the next five years.

Jim Carrey Creates Happiest Graduation Ever at Maharishi University of Management

Maharishi University of Management (http://www.mum.edu) granted degrees to 285 students representing 54 countries. Jim Carrey gave the commencement address to Maharishi University of Management's class of 2014. The University Board of Trustees also presented Mr. Carrey with the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, in recognition of his significant lifetime achievements as a world-renowned comedian and actor, artist, author and philanthropist.