Computer Science Faculty
Dr. Ken M. Araujo
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Coordinator
Adviser to FMU chapter of UPE, International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines
Office: FH 227
Phone: (843) 661-1377
Ph.D., The University of South Carolina
Dr. Araujo joined the Francis Marion faculty in 2008. From 1991 to 2008 he was a member of the department of mathematics at Florence-Darlington Technical College and also taught as an adjunct instructor for Coker College. He was a member of the department of mathematics at Francis Marion College from 1986 to 1988. His research has been published in Proceedings of The Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium.
Office: FH 225
Phone: (843) 661-1807
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Dr. Hrishi Goradia joined the Francis Marion faculty in 2008. He teaches courses in the Computer Science curriculum at Francis Marion University. His research interests include multiagent systems, automated negotiations, electronic commerce, service-oriented computing, software engineering, and the semantic Web. His research has been published in many leading conferences and journals, including the Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, Intelligent Agent Technology, American Association of Artificial Intelligence, and Service-Oriented Computing. He has also authored a book - Automated Negotiations in Multiagent Systems - Modeling, Analysis, and Algorithms.
Office: FH 224
Phone: (843) 661-1591
M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
Padmaja Rao joined the Francis Marion faculty in 2005. She teaches courses in object-oriented programming, software engineering and networking. Before coming to FMU, she worked for eight years in IBM, T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York where her research areas included network management, directory services and security. Her work was presented at many conferences including IEEE 802.9 Working Group Task Force and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on secure DNS. She holds a patent in the area of network security architecture.