“The Department of Computer and Information Sciences and the Center for Information Technology at Towson University fully supported my work. I am deeply indebted to my research committee for their guidance.”
Gholam H. Khaksari, D.Sc. ‘07, a 20-year veteran of the software development industry, earned his Doctor of Science degree in Information Technology (IT) at Towson University. The program enabled Khaksari to draw on his educational and professional experience to further his knowledge of operating systems, database systems, algorithms, computer networks, software engineering, computer security, and more. For Khsari, two of the key benefits of the program were learning to conduct research and publish his findings.
Khaksari completed his dissertation on the design, implementation and performance of a novel VoIP softphone that runs on a bare IA-32 based PC without an operating system, an alternative approach that provides secure, reliable and efficient voice communication . Support from Towson ’s dedicated and nationally recognized faculty was crucial to Khaksari’s success. “The Department of Computer and Information Sciences and the Center for Information Technology at Towson University fully supported my work. I am deeply indebted to my research committee for their guidance,” says Khaksari.
In August 2008, Khaksari will begin as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Abington. “ My goal is to prepare my students for their future careers by providing them with knowledge through the courses I teach,” says Khaksari. “ I will enjoy sharing my personal knowledge and experience of information technology with my students, and do my best to inspire them to learn and think critically .”