Mini Thomas is a full time Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at Mohawk College. Mini teaches and develops courses for the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and the Digital Health Programs at the College. Mini is a researcher with MEDIC, IDEAWORKS at Mohawk College. She also serves as a member of the Research Ethics Board at the College.
Mini has over 25 years of experience in academics and industry in Canada and internationally, in diverse roles. Before joining Mohawk, Mini was a faculty at the Electrical Engineering Department, Qatar University, wherein she also served as the Program Schedule Coordinator and Focal Academic Advisor for the department. In addition, she has prior experience as Lecturer in College and Technical Lead in industry.
Mini has extensive experience working in diverse applied research projects. She has worked very closely with many industrial partners through Research and Development projects in varied fields of Electronics & Communication, Signal Processing and Machine Learning, Healthcare and IIoT 4.0. She has also published papers in international journals and conferences. Mini has also guided and mentored students for their final Capstone projects.
Mini holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. She is a Professional Engineer from PEO and APEGA. Mini is the certified FANUC Robotics Instructor at Mohawk college. Mini is currently doing her Ph.D. in Software Engineering, at McMaster University.
Mini believes, teaching is her way to make a positive difference in the world, and that, "by learning you will teach and by teaching you will learn”.