NJIT Newsroom tagged with "smart" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 TEDxNJIT Event on Nov. 1 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-347.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-347.phpTue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, albert dorman honors college, csla, donald sebastian, humanities, research and development, randal pinkett, tedxnjit, kevin ly, bernadette longo, carlos dominguez, kathleen uske


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Smart Grid Seminar on Oct. 16 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-342.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-342.phpFri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Dr. Marina Thottan, Director of the Mission-Critical Communications Group at Bell Labs, will present “Secure Scalable Data-Centric Cloud for Smart Grid Data Analytics” on Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m. in ECE 202.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, seminar, department of electrical and computer engineering, ece


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Martina Decker, Expert in Sustainable Building Design, Appointed http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-261.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-261.phpTue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Martina Decker, an internationally renowned architect, who focuses on how new materials with novel properties might generate solutions to various contemporary challenges in sustainability and health and safety, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design as an assistant professor.

Tagged: college of architecture and design, coad, school of architecture, martina decker, nanomaterials


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NJIT Receives Patent Today for New Shunt To Aid Brain-Injured Patients http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-003.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-003.phpTue, 03 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas and NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow, both in the department of physics, and NJIT alumnus Sheng Liu, formerly a doctoral student of both researchers and now an engineer at a biotech company, were awarded a patent today for the NJIT SmartShunt™, a unique device to help patients with brain injuries. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, patent, reginald farrow, gordon thomas, national institutes of health, new jersey commission on science and technology, sheng liu


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NJIT Mourns Passing of Distinguished Professor Timothy N. Chang http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-025.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-025.phpWed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT mourns the loss of Distinguished Professor Timothy N. Chang, who died on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at home. He was 52.

Tagged: department of electrical and computer engineering, timothy chang, smart gun, new jersey inventors hall of fame


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Council To Salute NJIT Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Expert http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-402.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-402.phpWed, 05 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present on Nov. 6, 2008, a coveted Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, a prominent expert in the field of wireless communications and signal processing.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of electrical and computer engineering, donald sebastian, national science foundation, yeheskel bar-ness, center for wireless communication and signal processing research, new jersey commission on science and technology, research and development council of new jersey, richard codey, wireless communications, thomas alva edison patent award, institute of electrical and electronics engineering, signal processing, samsung, zoran latinovic, panasonic, alcatel-lucent


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Justice Department Awards NJIT $254,889 To Continue Developing Gun Technology http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-314.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-314.phpThu, 11 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The Department of Justice has awarded NJIT $254,889 to continue developing childproof child-safe gun technology. US Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and US Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) earmarked the grant in last year's annual Congressional appropriation bill.

Tagged: donald sebastian, research and development, smart gun, grants, funding, biometrics


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New Book by NJIT Architecture Professor Focuses on Urbanism: Few Differences between Urban and Suburban Living http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-265.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-265.phpWed, 09 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The University of Chicago Press has published Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal by Gabrielle Esperdy, an associate professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT.

Tagged: new jersey school of architecture, gabrielle esperdy, urbanism


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NJIT Awards First Thomas Fellowships to Gifted Computer Scientist and Promising Young Electrical Engineer http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-240.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-240.phpMon, 16 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT has awarded the first Thomas Fellowships to a gifted computer scientist from South Jersey and a promising young Chinese electrical engineer with three patents already under his belt.

Tagged: college of computing sciences, national science foundation, graduate studies, daniel boston, gary thomas, smart campus


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South Jersey’s Daniel Boston Transfers to NJIT and By Graduation Will Receive Top Honors and Highest Paying Scholarship in Computer Science http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-208.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-208.phpThu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 When Daniel Boston, of Pittsgrove Township, a budding computer scientist and top academic award winner, walks at NJIT's upcoming May 17, 2008 commencement in the Prudential Center, he may ponder more than his near-perfect grade point averages or a $62,000 scholarship for ongoing doctoral studies at NJIT.

Tagged: college of computing sciences, class of 2008, cristian borcea, daniel boston, gary thomas, smart campus


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NJIT Professor Featured on Engineering TV http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-112.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-112.phpFri, 28 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, discussed his current research on "Organic Solar Cells" and "Smart Coatings" on Engineering TV. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of chemistry and environmental science, somenath mitra, solar cells


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Donald H. Sebastian Receives Award from SMART http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-016.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-016.phpFri, 12 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Donald H. Sebastian, Sr. PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT received the “Academia Award” from Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART), at the organization's annual awards banquet held in Wilmington on Jan. 5, 2007.

Tagged: donald sebastian, research and development


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NJIT’s SmartCampus Project To Create Closer Connections Among People and Places http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-032.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-032.phpMon, 23 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 The entire campus of NJIT will soon be a laboratory for investigating innovative ways in which students can better connect with each other by using cell phones and other compact wireless communications devices. "This has been a dream of social and computer scientists for decades, and it's incredibly exciting because we now have the technological ability to do it,” said Quentin Jones, PhD, an assistant professor of information systems at NJIT.

Tagged: information systems, quentin jones


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Shots Fired at Bayonne Range Prove Smart Gun Technology Works http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-274.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-274.phpThu, 16 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Sixty people crowded last week into a small room at the Bayonne police firing range to witness smart gun technology.  Donald B. Sebastian, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, stood near an oversized screen displaying a real-time video of an NJIT policeman shooting an experimental handgun in an adjacent indoor range. Twenty electronic computerized sensors embedded in the gun's grip distinguished known from unknown users. “We've only just begun and we're pleased to say that we're getting 90 percent reliability when scanning users,” said Sebastian.

Tagged: donald sebastian, smart gun, testing, bayonne


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Shots Fired at Bayonne Range Prove Smart Gun Technology Works http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-272.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-272.phpWed, 15 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Sixty people crowded last week into a small room at the Bayonne police firing range to witness smart gun technology.  Donald H. Sebastian, senior vice president of research and development at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), stood near an oversized screen displaying a real-time video of an NJIT policeman shooting an experimental handgun in an adjacent indoor range. Although there was no applause as shots rang out, the action demonstrated that smart gun knew friend from foe.

Tagged: smart gun, testing, bayonne


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Senators Announce Additional Federal Funding for Smart Gun http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-266.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-266.phpFri, 10 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500 U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Jon S. Corzine announced $1 million in federal funding they secured to further develop NJIT's smart gun. The Senators announced the funding during a Dec. 9 visit to a pistol range in Bayonne, where an NJIT policeman demonstrated the effectiveness of Smart Gun.

Tagged: smart gun, jon corzine, frank lautenberg, senator


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Senators Lautenberg and Corzine Secure $1 Million To Accelerate Smart Gun Development http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-261.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-261.phpWed, 08 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Senator Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ), will announce tomorrow that they have secured $1 million in federal appropriations funding for 2005 to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The senators secured similar funding last year for 2004.

Tagged: grant, smart gun, frank lautenberg, senator


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NJIT’s Smart Gun Moves Closer To Completion With $1.1 Million Grant http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-211.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-211.phpThu, 11 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Scientists at NJIT were recently awarded $1.1 million by the US Department of Justice to continue testing a safer personalized weapon.

Tagged: smart gun, department of defense


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Lautenberg and Corzine Advance $1.1 Million Appropriation to Accelerate Personalized Handgun Development http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-002.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-002.phpTue, 06 Jan 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), along with Senator Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ), today announced at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) that their offices have advanced a $1.146 million federal appropriation to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun

Tagged: grant, smart gun, jon corzine, frank lautenberg, senator


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Lautenberg Announces $1.1 Million Appropriation for Smart Gun http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-001.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-001.phpMon, 05 Jan 2004 00:00:00 -0500 U.S. Senator Frank.R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) will announce at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) that his office has secured a $1.146 million federal appropriation to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun.  The device has come to be known as “smart gun.” Following the announcement, professors and post-doctoral students at NJIT will be available at a hands-on laboratory in the side of the room to explain how the gun works.  The lab will feature a prototype that reporters may handle.

Tagged: grant, smart gun, frank lautenberg, senator


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Leading U.S. Gun Manufacturer Joins NJIT To Develop Personalized Handgun http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-139.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-139.phpWed, 26 Nov 2003 00:00:00 -0500 An agreement to form a trilateral partnership to develop a unique personalized handgun was signed by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., Florida, and the Australian-based research and development company Metal Storm, Ltd.

Tagged: smart gun, partnership


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The Man Behind Smart Gun: NJIT’s Michael Recce, Inventor of Dynamic Grip Recognition http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-125.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-125.phpMon, 27 Oct 2003 00:00:00 -0500 Michael Recce, Ph.D., associate professor of information systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been involved in a broad range of technology-oriented research projects since he arrived on campus in 1997. 

Tagged: information systems, smart gun, michael recce, biometrics


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New Jersey Institute of Technology Moves Ahead To Get Smart Gun on Market http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-089.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-089.phpFri, 05 Sep 2003 00:00:00 -0400 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Metal Storm Limited, Brisbane, Australia, a research and development company, signed a formal partnership agreement earlier this week to commercialize biometric technology patented by NJIT and applied to an electronic handgun developed by Metal Storm.

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Smart Gun Partnership Gets Worldwide Media Attention http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-086.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-086.phpTue, 02 Sep 2003 00:00:00 -0400 The news that NJIT's "smart gun" experts have partnered with Australia's Metal Storm, Ltd. was a shot heard round the world. Most--but not all-- of the coverage is a pickup of an Associated Press story written by the AP's Canberra, Australia bureau. Here are  links to the some of  the publications and Websites that ran the story: "Australian Gun Maker and New Jersey Institute Sign 'Smart Gun' Deal" August 29, 2003 siliconvalley.com "Company, Institute Sign Smart Gun Deal" August 30, 2003  BeaufortGazette.com "NJIT Members Help Develop New Electronic Gun Safety Device" August 31, 2003 posted on Website and broadcast  News12.com "NJIT Joins with Aussie Firm on  "Smart' Gun" August 30, 2003  Star Ledger "Company, Institute Sign Smart Gun Deal " August 30, 2003  heraldsun.com "Gun Maker, Tech Inst. OK Smart Gun Deal" August 29, 2003  Quote.com "Gun Maker, Tech Inst. OK Smart Gun Deal" August 29, 2003  Findlaw.com   "Metal Storm Developing Personalised Handgun"  September 3, 2003 Ferret.com.au    "Local Firm Signs for 'Smart Gun'," September 1, 2003  AustralianIT.com

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New Jersey residents endorse idea of "Personalized Guns" and support research to develop technology to prevent gun violence http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-013.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-013.phpSun, 23 Feb 2003 00:00:00 -0500 Fully 90 percent of state residents agree that unauthorized gun use or the use of a gun by someone other than its owner is a “serious problem.” More than four out of five (83 percent) state residents believe the government should require that every gun sold in the state be equipped with a device that would allow only authorized users to fire the gun. Three out of four (74 percent) gun owners in the state also support requiring user authentication technology on guns sold in New Jersey.

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