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NJIT Math Student Filippo Posta Receives Honor for Fine Teaching

Filippo Posta, a doctoral student in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT’s annual awards convocation today, a special honor for his work as a teaching assistant. 

Posta, of New York City, a doctoral candidate in applied math, hopes to finish his thesis in time to graduate in May of 2007.  Posta received his BS in math and computer science from the Universita' di Siena, Italy, and his MS in computational biology from NJIT. Mathematical biology is his research interest. 

His research focuses on the modeling of transmissions of chemical signals in epithelial layers. Posta believes his research may lead to publishing a commercial software program. She is also collaborating with another professor on the “Eco-Tool” project (www.eco-tools.net).  His role is to create a multi-dimensional scaling algorithm. Other research interests include genomics and sabermetrics, the statistical study of baseball.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.