Sriram Mohan


School of Informatics Young Alumni Award (2015)


Dr. Sriram Mohan is an assistant professor of computer science and software engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he stands out as a professor of exceptional accomplishment. After receiving his B.E. in computer science and engineering at University of Madras in India, he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science at IU. At Rose-Hulman, he has been instrumental in both strengthening the curriculum and introducing real-world industry techniques that prepare students for the workplace.

Through a special partnership with Rose-Hulman, Dr. Mohan spent a year at Avalon Consulting in Texas, where he oversaw research and development of Hadoop and NoSQL for Avalon's business clients and provided advanced training for its employees. He also has used this industry experience to enhance his classroom practice.

Dr. Mohan gets high marks for his positive influence on both his students and the department in which he teaches. Students, colleagues, and employers alike praise his ability to challenge, inspire, and lead. His graduates receive high marks for their exceptional preparedness for the workforce, and he prods his colleagues to keep women and other underrepresented students in mind when they recruit and promote.

Dr. Mohan saw the wisdom of attracting women to STEM fields while still a student at IU. He participated in outreach programs both locally and throughout the state of Indiana, including helping start Indiana Aspirations. A program of NCWIT, Aspirations has state chapters that provide scholarships to promising young high school women. He continues his Aspirations involvement today and oversees school- and community-wide outreach programs to encourage and support young women students in Terre Haute and at Rose-Hulman.