Mathematics and IT Faculty

Smitha Kakkuzhi

Assistant Professor of Information Technology


Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering, Regional Engineering College Calicut (Now NIT Calicut)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Stony Brook University (SUNY), New York
Master of Arts in Computer Science, Queens College, New York
Master of Science in Information Systems, Touro College, New York

Office: Aquinas 50D
Office Hours: Mon/Wed 2:45-3:15 pm, Tu/Th 4-4:30 pm, Fri Noon-1 pm
Phone: 845-569-3392


Network Operating Systems and Administration
Internet Programming 1
Computer Literacy


Smitha Kakkuzhi joined Mount Saint Mary College as Assistant Professor of Information Technology in January 2017. She worked in the nuclear industry for several years in control and instrumentation, QA, and in design and engineering roles within the power utility. She also worked for two years as a production test engineer for KEPCO Inc., a power supplies manufacturing company in New York. In 2007, she transitioned into the software area; worked at Forward Thinking Systems from 2010-2012 as a software developer for GPS tracking products including Garmin, and briefly in the software security solutions industry, training clients on Oracle and other identity and access management products.

Prior to teaching at Mount Saint Mary College, she also served as an adjunct instructor at Queens College, teaching various Computer Science courses including Computer and Internet Security, Computer Programming, and Computer Organization.

She writes poetry in her spare time and loves gardening, hiking, exploring various cultures, and taking long walks.

Specializations / Areas of Interest

Signal and Image Processing
Embedded Microprocessor Systems
Device Driver Development
Web and Application Development
Big Data
Computer Networks and Security

Achievements / Awards

Awarded the Peer Reviewer Award in 1998 by WANO (World Association of Nuclear Operators) Tokyo Center for efforts in the Nuclear Industry

Was instrumental in helping Forward Thinking Systems gain Garmin Partner status in 2011

Smitha Kakkuzhi