Sushil K. Acharya, Dr. Eng.
Professor of Software Engineering (Engineering)
Associate Provost, Research, Graduate Study, and International Programs (Research and Grant Administration)
412-397-4023 phone (M)
412-397-2593 fax
Patrick Henry 217

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Engineering, Computer Science and Information Management , Asian Institute of Technology, 1997

Professional Background

  • Sr. Operations Analyst , US AIRWAYS, OPERATIONS CONTROL CENTER, Pittsburgh, PA,
  • Practitioner Faculty, UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Dallas (Texas) and Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Subject Matter Expert VCLEARN INC., Brussels, Belgium
  • Resource Manager/ SCM Team Lead - Education Services , i2 TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. Irving, Texas
  • Sr. Solution Architect- Product Management, i2 TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. Irving, Texas
  • Consultant/Sr. Consultant/Team lead, i2 TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. Irving, Texas
  • Project Systems Manager , THE CENTER FOR ENERGY-ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (CEERD), Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand


  • Acharya, S., et. al., (2014) “Using Software Engineering Best Practices to create an App to Test Touchscreen Compatible Prostheses”, International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation (IJERI), Print ISSN: 2152-4157, Online ISSN: 2152-4165
  • Acharya, S. (2014), Enhancing Manufacturing Process Education via Computer Simulation and Visualization,  Journal of Education and Learning, ISSN # 1927-5250 (Print)  ISSN# 1927-5269 (Online)
  • Acharya, S., et. al., “Collaborative Education: Building a Skilled Software Verification and Validation User Community“,  Journal of Computers in Education, ISSN# 0736-8607
  • Acharya , S. & Ackerman, F.,  (2011), “Software Engineering Education Needs More Engineering” 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition – Software Engineering Constituent Committee June 10 - 13 – San Antonio, Texas
  • Acharya , S., & Schilling, W., (2011), “Effective Active Learning Approaches to Teaching Software Verification” 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition – Software Engineering Constituent Committee June 10 - 13 – San Antonio, Texas
  • Acharya, S. and Sirinterlikci, A., “Introducing Engineering Design through an Intelligent Rube Goldberg Implementation”, The Journal of Technology Studies, 2010
  • Acharya, S. and Sirinterlikci, A., “Intelligent Rube Goldberg using Vex Robotics Development System”, 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Louisville, KY
  • Acharya, S. et. al., “Using Student Incepted Projects to Retain Student Interest in Software Engineering”, Technology Interface Journal, Volume 9 No.2, Spring 2009, ISSN# 1523-9926
  • Acharya, S. et. al., “Integration of Service Learning into a Manufacturing Engineering Course: A Case Study”, International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 44?52, Spring 2009, ISSN# 1555?9033
  • Acharya, S., “Enhancing the Software Verification and Validation Course through Laboratory Sessions”, ASEE Annual Conference,  June 22-23, 2008
  • Acharya, S. and  Czajkiewicz  Z.J., “Technology Based Hands-On Education in Engineering”, in Proceedings of the X International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education - INTERTECH'2008, Santos, Brazil, March 2-5, 2008
  • Acharya S, Harvey V., Holdan E.G., Maxwell M.M., Wood D.F. and Wu P.Y., “Discrete Mathematics Applications for Information Systems Professionals”, 2nd Edition, Robert Morris University, 2005 (Supplement to Richard Johnsonbaugh, Discrete Mathematics, Sixth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005).
  • Acharya, S. and Burke, D., “Incorporating Gaming in Software Engineering Projects: Case of RMU Monopoly”, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (JSCI), ISSN#: 1690-4524, Volume 7, Number 1, Year 2009.