Dr. Neerja Mhaskar – Faculty of Engineering
Neerja Mhaskar

Dr. Neerja Mhaskar


Algorithms and Data Structures, Network Security, Bioinformatics

Areas of Specialization

Current status

  • Accepting graduate students

  • Assistant Professor

    Computing and Software


My research focuses on developing efficient algorithms, data structures, and software tools for data compression, information retrieval, studying biological sequences, and secure network design.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University. Prior to this role, I was a post doctoral fellow/visiting researcher working with Professors Ridha Khedri and Bill Smyth, and a sessional faculty in the same department. I completed my PhD in Computer Science in August 2016, from McMaster University under the supervision of Professor Michael Soltys. I have a Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Louisiana State University, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, India.