Monisha Pulimood, Ph.D.
Professor in the Department of Computer Science
The College of New Jersey
Dr. Sarah Monisha Pulimood is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at The College of New Jersey. She was the Barbara Meyers Pelson Chair in Faculty-Student Engagement during academic years 2018 to 2021. In this role she spearheaded the Collaborating Across Boundaries (CAB) initiative at TCNJ, and with Pearson and Bates, received funding from the National Science Foundation (Award# 1914869) for an associated research study. She is, and has been, principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on multiple NSF grants related to computer science and STEM education, including those funded through IUSE, S-STEM, TUES and BPC, that provide scaffolding and infrastructure to enable student success in STEM fields. She integrates multidisciplinary collaborative projects into her courses, particularly Software Engineering, to create immersive learning experiences that deeply engage students with a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. Students in her research lab are researching and implementing machine learning and collective intelligence algorithms that harness the cognitive abilities of large numbers of human users to solve complex problems.