Khaled Bugrara

Teaching Professor and Executive Director,  Multidisciplinary Graduate Engineering Programs



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Dr. Kal Bugrara is the program director of information systems, software engineering systems, and data architecture and management at Northeastern University.

Dr. Kal Bugrara holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While at the University, he focused on algorithm design and backtrack search. Dr. Bugrara is the second generation of Donald Knuth, the father of computer science, and was an advisee of Paul Purdom. Dr. Bugrara has invented the COiN technique for extracting contract intelligence and new engineering techniques used for building eco-system scale applications.

Dr. Bugrara has over 25 years of experience in management and technology consulting for Fortune 100 companies. On one of his most recent projects, he served as the strategist for transforming the Canadian Imperial Bank’s Management Consulting Services into a world-class leadership university, the first of its kind. His strategy formulation and implementation processes have been the key determinant for the success of projects.

As Director, he oversees the educational pursuits of over 1500 masters’ students in over 80 classes, and with over 40 full and part time faculty members. He has dedicated his career to studying, educating students from across the globe, and developing software engineering solutions to solve real-world software challenges that address the issues of society.

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Spotlight Story

May 17, 2021

The Total MSIS Package: Courses, Mentoring, Co-op

Sai Kale joined the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program in Spring 2020, immediately jumping into topics such as application engineering, web development, and user experience engineering. When asked why she chose Northeastern University, Kale states, “The opportunity to learn new technologies through well-designed courses, alongside practical exposure through a strong co-op structure, […]

Jayshil Jain

Spotlight Story

Mar 16, 2021

MS in Information Systems Co-op as Business Intelligence Engineer at Dell Technologies

The Master of Science in Information Systems program at Northeastern University always stood out to Jayshil Jain, ME’21, information systems, as being at the forefront of their domain by blending industry relevant experience with an innovative curriculum. Jain says, “The classes help students understand not only how to build, but how to work on real-world […]


Oct 30, 2018

Increasing Cybersecurity Standards

A group of MS students from the Information Systems program are working on co-op with Granite Telecommunications to elevate U.S. cybersecurity standards.


May 05, 2015

COE Faculty and Staff Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the COE Faculty and Staff Awards: Outstanding Teachers of First Year Engineering Students Thomas Gilbert, Chemistry Joshua Hertz, Engineering Marco Rainho, Mathematics Swastik Kar, Physics Martin W. Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award Marvin Onabajo, ECE Outstanding Cooperative Education Coordinator Award Alison Nogueira, MIE Outstanding Staff Award Roy Dalsheim, Student Services Susan […]

May 05, 2015

COE Faculty & Staff Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the COE Faculty and Staff Awards.

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