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Cutting-edge seminar on cloud computing at the MUM Computer Science department
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15 January 2013
A professor in the Computer Science department at Maharishi University of Management, Dr Premchand Nair, is offering a seminar on cloud computing. This new seminar was created to help stay on the cutting edge of Computer Science, a field in which cloud computing is rapidly gaining advocates and applications.
Dr Nair has taught a wide spectrum of computer science courses for over twenty years and is the author of Java Programming Fundamentals: Problem Solving Through Object Oriented Analysis and Design.
Said Dr Keith Levi, Chair of the Computer Science, '[Dr Nair's] teaching interests are in Java programming, object-oriented design, relational database systems, algorithms, discreet math, and data structures.'
Dr Levi added that although Dr Nair is new to Maharishi University of Management, he is already contributing greatly to the department.
'This year, in addition to learning our teaching style here and teaching a lot of new courses, Dr Nair has just created a very interesting new seminar in the area of cloud computing,' said Dr Levi.
But what is cloud computing?
'For those who are not familiar with cloud computing,' Dr Nair explained, 'the central idea is separating the application programme from the operating system and from the hardware.'
For example, he added, suppose you have an email server. That email server and operating system are implemented on top of some hardware, so if the hardware goes bad or if something happens to your server, your email server is gone.
'You don't want that kind of situation,' Dr Nair said. 'The solution is cloud computing.'
He explained further, 'In the case of cloud computing, you develop an application and you deploy it into the cloud. The cloud will cover both the operating system support as well as the hardware support and if you need more resources, the cloud will automatically allocate more resources. If you need less, it will release less.'
Dr Nair added that this technology is now being used by almost every major technology company.
'The whole computing paradigm is changing. I want our students to be at the forefront of that technology, so I am currently teaching cloud computing.'*
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* In addition to highly qualified Computer Science faculty who are committed to student success, and extensive student-faculty interaction, all MUM students and faculty practise a scientifically validated and well-documented technique for personal development, the Transcendental Meditation programme, and enjoy clearer thinking, more energy, reduced stress, and many other benefits that support academic progress and achievement while they prepare for successful careers.
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