GoKila Dorai

PhD Student,
Department of Computer Science,
Florida State University

FSU Email: gd13h@my.fsu.edu
CS Email: dorai@cs.fsu.edu
Office: Carothers Building, Room 106
Member/Contributor: Mobile Lab

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I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Florida State Univeristy in Tallahassee. I am thrilled to be advised by Professor Gary Tyson in the Mobile Lab research group. I obtained Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Anna University in 2007. I am a Gold Medalist in Anna University among the Engineering Batch 2003-2007.

Research Interests:

My goal is to specialize in Mobile Development and Security. I have experience in developing projects for Wireless and Mobile Computing applications and also in implementing advanced algorithms for few applications.


It was a pleasure being the Instructor for COP-4656 Mobile Programming Course where I taught "iOS Programming" in Summer-2015(Session-A) at Florida State University. This course introduces the Objective-C Programming Language and Xcode Interface. By learning this course, students developed the ability to build apps on iPhones and iPads.


Department of Computer Science, Florida State University (Spring 2015 - Present)

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Served as a Teaching Assistant for COP-4530 Data Structures, Algorithms, and Generic Programming course handling both recitations and grading. There were nearly 75 students enrolled in the course. I have also served as the lead instructor for COP-4656 Mobile Programming Course.

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai, TN (May, 2010 – Sep, 2010)

Software Engineer
Worked on a platform migration project for Bank of America.

Wipro Technologies, Chennai, TN (Nov, 2007 – Apr, 2010)

Software Engineer
Worked on several projects such as maintaining a image processing code base for DXO Labs, building a network media player for Philips-NP and building an automotive business intelligence sustenance activity for EuroTaxGlass.


  • PhD in Computer Science

    Florida State University - 2014 Onwards

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science

    Anna University - 2007

Awards & Honors

  • GHC scholarship recipient - 2015
  • Dean's scholarship recipient from the FSU Graduate School - 2014 & 2015
  • Secured First Rank in Bachelor of Engineering - 2007
  • Received a Gold Medal for being the topper of the Engineering Batch (2003 - 2007), Anna University

Programming Languages

  • C
  • C++
  • Objective-C
  • Python

Database Systems

  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • SQLite
  • MS-Access

Operating Systems

  • Mac-OSX (Yosmite)
  • Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint)
  • Windows-8/XP
  • Unix

Other Tools

  • Xcode 6
  • Eclipse Juno
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • IBM Cognos 8.4.1 Reporting Tool