CHICAGO (Diya TV) — The Illinois Institute of Technology has filed on a lawsuit on behalf of one of its professors, John Korah, whom they believe was discriminated against by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Filed in Illinois federal court, the suit alleges the department improperly denied his I-40 application for a green card.
The lawsuit also states that USCIS’ denial of Korah’s I-140 petition, which it filed to classify him as an outstanding researcher in computer science in the field of computational social science, prevents him from applying for certain grants, apart from other factors. According to his profile, Korah is a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science at the institute.
Korah received his bachelor degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from Virginia Tech.
Korah’s research focuses on large scale information processing, parallel and distributed processing, information retrieval, computational social systems, cybersecurity, modeling and simulation. One specific research topic he specializes in is big data. He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Supercomputing and IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics.