February 11, 2011
Dr. Renita Machado Murimi joined OBU's Paul Dickinson School of Business as assistant professor of computer information science on Jan. 24.
Murimi earned a bachelor's degree in electronics and communications engineering from Manipal University in Manipal, India. She earned a master's degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her dissertation was titled "Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks."
Her experience includes teaching courses in college physics and college mathematics at Essex County College. She taught courses in wireless communications, advanced computer networks, electronic circuits and electrical engineering labs at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Murimi's research interests include topics in coverage processes, algorithmic game theory, constraint optimization and cognition theory for network design. Specifically, she is interested in the design of complex heterogeneous wireless sensor networks for various functionalities. She has served as a research assistant and teaching assistant at New Jersey Institute of Technology and instructor for the Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark, N.J.
She has received travel grants including the NJIT Graduate Student Travel Grant in 2008 and the Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis Travel Award in 2006. She is a member of Sigma Xi and Alpha Epsilon Lambda.