The University of Utah College of Engineering is proud to announce the appointment of School of Computing professor Sneha Kasera as the college’s new associate dean for academic affairs. He replaces former associate dean Ajay Nahata.

As head of academic affairs, Kasera develops, administers, and promotes student programs and manages outreach and diversity staff. He coordinates the development, changes, and reviews of academic programs internally for the college and with external accreditors. Kasera also oversees policies, planning, and implementation of majors, minors, and academic programs within the college.

Kasera received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Massachusetts and was a member of the technical staff for Bell Labs Research, Lucent Technologies in New Jersey. He also was an engineer for WIPRO Infotech and a member of the staff for the Center for Development of Advanced Computing, both in Bangalore, India. He later joined the University of Utah as an assistant professor in the School of Computing in 2003. He became an associate professor in 2009 and a professor in 2015.

Kasera’s research interests include computer networks and systems encompassing mobile and pervasive systems and wireless networks; network security, privacy and reliability; Internet of things; crowdsourcing; dynamic spectrum access; software-defined radios and networks; network resource management; network measurements; and modeling. He is the head of the Advanced Networked Systems Research (ANSR) Lab at the U.

In 2017, Kasera launched the Master of Software Development (MSD) program at the U, a unique and rigorous 40-credit-hour curriculum geared for people with no computer science or related degree.