Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MUM Student Software Competition to Promote Maharishi AyurVeda

Professor Anil Maheshwari

Computer science students will have the opportunity to win significant cash prizes by participating in a competition over winter break that will entail creating new tools such as smartphone apps for promoting Maharishi AyurVeda worldwide.

Called DevFest, the competition will be open to students in the MUM Computer Professionals Program and others. It will be a carefully structured seven-day on-campus event, and the activities will range from generating ideas and teaming, to developing the solutions and evaluating outcomes.

"We are very excited about bringing this new kind of a learning technique to MUM," said Professor Anil Maheshwari, the lead organizer. "The DevFest will also help develop new tools and channels to make Maharishi AyurVeda more accessible to the world."

All Computer Professionals students who choose to stay on campus during the Christmas break will be invited to participate, with about 150–200 expected to be involved.

Teams of 5–6 students will develop ideas and present them, and then will design and develop solutions based on their ideas. Then at the end, they will present their projects for evaluation.

The top three winners will receive awards. The entries will be judged on business readiness of the project, innovation of design, and technical readiness of the solution.  #MaharishiU #AyurVeda #MUMComPro

Saturday, June 20, 2015

108 New Students from 19 Countries Enrolled in our MS in Computer Science in May

These photos of our 108 new Computer Professionals students were taken with faculty at the end of their first course. The May entry includes wonderful students from 19 nations: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Jordan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, and Venezuela. See more photos.

Monday, June 15, 2015

New Faculty Applying IT to Enhance Lives of the Information Poor in Developing Nations

We are pleased to have Dr. Emdad Khan join our Computer Science faculty at Maharishi University of Management.

Throughout his professional career, Dr. Khan has focused on education, innovation and entrepreneurship to improve the global economic, social, cultural and educational quality of life for all people on our planet.

His expertise extends from Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Data Science, to Internet, Intelligent Internet, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Software Engineering, Semiconductors and VLSI.

His work in the areas of Big Data, Natural Language Understanding and Intelligent Agent Based Web led to the start up of the company, InternetSpeech, whose products allow people to unleash the power of the Internet simply with a standard telephone and the sound of their voice. He founded the company in 1998 with the vision to develop innovative technology for accessing information on the Internet anytime, anywhere, using just an ordinary telephone and the human voice. See for more information.

Professor Khan plans to teach the following courses in our Computer Science Department: Algorithms, Web Application Architecture, Advanced Software Development, System Analysis and Design, Big Data, Data Mining, OOP, Software Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, Modern Programming Practices. In the future he hopes to teach Natural Language Processing, Bioinformatics and other multi-disciplinary courses.


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

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.