Dr. Bina Ramamurthy is a Professor of Teaching in the Department of Computer Science and  Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. In 2019, she was awarded the State  University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for excellence in teaching. 

Dr. Bina Ramamurthy recently published a book, Blockchain in Action by Manning  publishers. Blockchain in Action is a comprehensive resource for designing and developing  blockchain-based decentralized applications (Dapps). 

She is the Director of Blockchain Thinklab at the University at Buffalo. In the summer of 2018,  she launched a four-course blockchain specialization on the Coursera platform for a worldwide  audience. The suite of courses has been ranked number 1 among the best courses on blockchain  technology and has enrolled more than 180,000 learners worldwide. 

She has been the principal investigator on four National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and a  co-investigator in six Instructional Innovative Instructional Technology Grants (IITG) from  SUNY. She has given numerous invited presentations at prominent conferences in the areas of  data-intensive and big data computing. She has been on the program committees of prestigious  conferences, including the High- Performance Computing Conference and Special Interest Group  in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). 

Bina Ramamurthy received a BE (Honors) from Guindy Engineering College, Madras, India; an  MS in Computer Science from Wichita State University, Kansas; and a Ph.D. in Electrical  Engineering from the University at Buffalo.

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