Tufts University, School of Engineering – Exceptional Leaders in STEM

April 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone

IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Education Society, IEEE Women in Engineering


Dinner Served at 6:00 pm, and lecture is from 6:30–8:30 pm EST

Location: Alumnae Hall, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford MA 02155, and on zoom.

This is a Notation Track workshop. Development Domain: Leadership and Collaboration, Personal Development

Guest speaker, Anu Gokhale, is invited to Tufts as one of the exceptional leaders in STEM. Anu will talk about her research and share her insights on becoming a leader.

The in-person event is open to Tufts graduate students and post docs, and industry professionals in STEM fields.

The zoom webinar is open to the public.

Dr. Anu A. Gokhale is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems at Saint Augustine’s University. Formerly, she was a Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology program at Illinois State University (ISU). Gokhale has completed thirty years as faculty and has received several College and University research, teaching and service awards. She was in Cairo, Egypt in August 2022 as Fulbright Specialist in Data Analytics. Gokhale was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM+C at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity in India during summer 2017. As a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China in spring 2017, her focus was on e-commerce. Her achievements encompass extensively cited refereed publications; groundbreaking externally funded research supported by a continuous 20-year stream of grants from state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation; and elevation of the ISU student experience through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and the creation of opportunities for students to get involved in research. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences. She is an active volunteer in IEEE and was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and 2019 Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award. She consults for business and industry to increase productivity using data analytics and business intelligence while leveraging e-technologies. Gokhale has delivered multiple workshops focusing on inclusion & diversity as well as “STEM for All” public policy.