2021 SUNY New Paltz Women's Leadership Summit

Rani Swarupa Chigurupati ’86

Rani Swarupa Chigurupati ’86Assistant Professor

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Major: Mathematics

Ph.D. Computer Science


Rani S. Chigurupati has been teaching at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, within The City University of New York program, since fall 2001 as an assistant professor in the department of Computer Information Systems. As an assistant professor, Rani has taught computer programming I and II, telecommunications networks I and II, intro to database applications, intro to spread sheet applications, intro to computer applications, computer software, and principles of information technology and computation. Her expertise has allowed her to present papers at PTC and WMSCI. As an active participant in her campus community, Rani has participated in the WAC, ESLAC, and blackboard workshops at the college and was a faculty senator of UFS. Further, prior to joining BMCC, Rani worked at IBM as a programmer by managing 3-D modeling technology for manufacturing IBM products and at AMA.

Philanthropy remains as a core aspect of Rani’s life and she has participated in numerous volunteering projects such as teaching computer classes to seniors, mentoring STEP students from high school and the recipients of CSEM scholarship, teaching programming in Java and Python for all ages, and serving as a mentor in the College of Mount Saint Vincent Mentorship program. Her research interests include data compression, network security, telemedicine, wireless networks, biometrics and bioinformatics. Her 1988 Master of Arts degree in mathematics, and her Ph.D. in computer science have led to much of her success. She futher holds professional memberships at IEEE, ACM and NYSIA.