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NJIT Computing Dean Elected a WISE Fellow

Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, of Califon, was elected a Fellow of Web Information System Engineering (WISE) Society during the 2013 WISE Conference in Nanjing China.  Rusinkiewicz, who is dean of the College of Computing Sciences, was recognized for his contributions to science and technology.  The WISE conference series was founded in 1998 to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge in the rapidly growing area of Web technologies, methodologies and applications.

He was also an invited speaker at the WISE Conference, presenting a talk on “Security of Cyber-Physical Systems (A Case Study).”  His talk was a discussion of protecting cyber-physical systems from attacks, illustrating the issues with a case study of a worm that successfully attacked and sabotaged a supposedly impenetrable industrial control system.

“The increasing reliance on Cyberspace has been paralleled by a corresponding increase in the variety, frequency and impact of attacks from a range of assailants,” he explained.”  Both commercial companies and government agencies face continuous and increasingly more sophisticated cyber-attacks ranging from data exfiltration and spear phishing to sophisticated worms and logic bombs.  The targets include not only computer information systems, but also the network communication infrastructure and power grids.”

Rusinkiewicz, who joined NJIT in September, is a former senior group vice president and  general manager of applied research laboratories at Telcordia Technologies, where he led research efforts in wireless communications, network management and protocols, mathematical sciences, software engineering, information processing, and information security.  Before joining Telcordia, Rusinkiewicz was vice president for information technology research of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), Austin, a leading industrial R&D consortium.  He led initiatives there to develop the next generation information management technologies, including web search, semantic agents, and collaboration management.

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.