Padmaja Rao

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Padmaja Rao

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Area Coordinator of Computer Science

Office: FH 229
Phone: 843-661-1591

Adviser to FMU ACM Student Chapter and CS programming contest team
Coordinator of the CS internship program


M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
B.S., University of Maryland

Area of Expertise

Software Engineering


Padmaja Rao joined the Francis Marion faculty in 2005. She teaches courses in object-oriented programming, software engineering and networking. Before coming to FMU, she worked for eight years in IBM, T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York where her research areas included network management, directory services and security. Her work was presented at many conferences including IEEE 802.9 Working Group Task Force and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on secure DNS. She holds a patent in the area of network security architecture.