Vinayak Tanksale
Vinayak Tanksale
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science
Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 373


  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2022
  •  M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 2001 


  • First Runner-up in the 2009 AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge
  • Considered for a National Emmy Award Nomination, June 2006 
  • Graduate Assistant Award for Outstanding Teaching. Purdue University. 2000 – 2001
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Computer Science, Purdue University. 2000 - 2001 
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Computer Science, Purdue University. 1999 - 2000


  • iMedia– Inter-disciplinary project to develop interactive television and smart phone interfaces for delivering news, sports, entertainment, weather, and advertising information
  • Recipient of six Ball State Emerging Media Innovation Grants
    o Remote Elderly Monitoring System (Information and Communication Sciences) and Jane Ellery(Gerontology)
    o Interactive C-SPAN with Brandon Waite (Political Science)
    o Personal Residential Automation Network Kit with Mahesh Senagala (Architecture)
    o Wi-Fi and Bluetooth based location detection system with Paul Buis (Computer Science)
    o Educational Games for iPhone with Jay Bagga (Computer Science)
    o iMedia (listed above)
  •  Developed a multi-touch Microsoft Surface interface to showcase history of Ball State University using maps and photographs
  • Developed SMS based weather forecast and severe weather notification system
  • Lead software developer on the university’s Viewing+ Initiative (industry supported design, development, and research of interactive television applications)
  • Center for Media Design Faculty Fellow
  • Software Engineering Research Center (SERC) grants
    o Software Vulnerability Assessment for the US Army Research Lab
    o Integrated Virtual Collaboration Environment for Rockwell Collins
    o Designs Metrics for Ontario Systems
  • Developed a comprehensive web based management system for the Nielsen CRE funded Video Consumer Mapping Study
  • Recipient of Discovery grant to develop the digital forensics course that is now an integral part of the Criminal Justice department’s Digital Forensics minor


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Web Programming 410 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Independent Study 499 801 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Cybersecurity & Secu 647 C01 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Discrete Struct & Al 602 C01 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE