The University of St. Thomas

Graduate Programs in Software

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Bhabani Misra Ph.D.
Dr. Bhabani Misra photo

Director of Graduate Programs in Software

bsmisra@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5508
Fax: 651-962-5543

Office Location: OSS 304

Courses taught in Spring 2014
SEIS 777-01
20065
Project II --- TBD

3 Credit Hours

Available to only MS and MSDD students. MS and MSDD Students may choose to register for SEIS776-777 and complete a research or software development project under the supervision of a full-time GPS faculty member. Students cannot receive credit for SEIS777 without completing the prerequisite SEIS776. Prerequisite: SEIS776

SEIS 778-01
20066
Internship --- TBD

1 Credit Hours

These internships are for students who do not have two years of software development experience prior to entering the program. These courses may be taken by MSS students, but will not count as part of the degree requirements. Prerequisite: permission of the department

SEIS 776-01
20064
Project I --- TBD

3 Credit Hours

Available to only MS and MSDD students. MS and MSDD students may choose to register for SEIS776-777 and complete a research or software development project under the supervision of a full-time GPS faculty member. Students cannot receive credit for SEIS776 without completing SEIS777. Prerequisite: SEIS625 and permission of the department.

Courses taught in Summer 2014
SEIS 777-07
30004
Project II --- TBD

3 Credit Hours

Available to only MS and MSDD students. MS and MSDD Students may choose to register for SEIS776-777 and complete a research or software development project under the supervision of a full-time GPS faculty member. Students cannot receive credit for SEIS777 without completing the prerequisite SEIS776. Prerequisite: SEIS776

SEIS 778-07
30005
Internship --- TBD

1 Credit Hours

These internships are for students who do not have two years of software development experience prior to entering the program. These courses may be taken by MSS students, but will not count as part of the degree requirements. Prerequisite: permission of the department

SEIS 610-07
30002
Software Engineering 1745-2100 M W OSS 325

3 Credit Hours

This is a survey course covering software engineering concepts, techniques, and methodologies. Topics covered include software engineering; software process and its difficulties; software life-cycle models; software metrics; project planning including cost estimation; design methodologies including structured design, and object-oriented design; software testing; and software maintenance. A brief review of data structures is included. Prerequisite: SEIS601 (waived for programming experience)

SEIS 776-07
30003
Project I --- TBD

3 Credit Hours

Available to only MS and MSDD students. MS and MSDD students may choose to register for SEIS776-777 and complete a research or software development project under the supervision of a full-time GPS faculty member. Students cannot receive credit for SEIS776 without completing SEIS777. Prerequisite: SEIS625 and permission of the department.

Courses taught in Fall 2014
SEIS 777-01
40078
Project II --- TBD

3 Credit Hours

Available to only MS and MSDD students. MS and MSDD Students may choose to register for SEIS776-777 and complete a research or software development project under the supervision of a full-time GPS faculty member. Students cannot receive credit for SEIS777 without completing the prerequisite SEIS776. Prerequisite: SEIS776

SEIS 778-01
40079
Internship --- TBD

1 Credit Hours

These internships are for students who do not have two years of software development experience prior to entering the program. These courses may be taken by MSS students, but will not count as part of the degree requirements. Prerequisite: permission of the department

SEIS 776-01
40077
Project I --- TBD

3 Credit Hours

Available to only MS and MSDD students. MS and MSDD students may choose to register for SEIS776-777 and complete a research or software development project under the supervision of a full-time GPS faculty member. Students cannot receive credit for SEIS776 without completing SEIS777. Prerequisite: SEIS625 and permission of the department.

Interests:

Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Real-time Systems, and Software Product Lines.

Career History:

Dr. Bhabani Misra has been the Department Chair and Director of Graduate Programs in Software (GPS), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, since 2002. Dr. Misra earned his doctorate degree and master’s degree in computer engineering and computer science respectively from North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota.  He joined the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN in fall 1988. Dr. Misra taught both graduate and undergraduate courses including software engineering, real-time systems, operating systems design, computer architecture, microprocessors, data and file structures. Dr. Misra's current research interests are in the area of software architecture and software product lines.

As a graduate faculty member in Graduate Programs in Software (GPS), Dr. Misra was also the UNIX systems administrator and the Sybase Data Base administrator. During Dr. Misra’s tenure as a faculty member in GPS, the master’s in software engineering program became the largest graduate program in software in the United States.

Dr. Misra publishes in IEEE and has presented for the Annual Small College Computing Symposiums. He has been awarded grants from the Department of Defense, Microware, Inc. for an OS/9 professional development package in his Real-Time system laboratory, and from Talent Software Service, Inc., to research performance and tuning of a production database management system.  

Dr. Misra was Vice President of Information Systems at RBC Dain Rauscher from 1998-2002. He
was also the Senior Contracts Engineer for Larsen & Toubro Limited, Calcutta, India from 1975-1985.   He serves on several community boards and is an active volunteer in community events.  

GPS Courses:

Software Engineering -- SEIS 610
Operating Systems Design -- SEIS 640
Computer Architecture -- SEIS 743
Real-time Systems and Applications -- SEIS 740

Memberships:

Senior member of IEEE
Member of IEEE Computer Society
Member of ACM
Member of the Minnesota High Tech Association

Academic History:

Ph.D. North Dakota State University, Fargo, 1992
MSCS, North Dakota State University, Fargo, 1988
BSEE, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India, 1975