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2014
NJIT's Department of Computer Science has been ranked # 90 among computer grad school programs by U.S. News & World Report. >>
A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing is designed to support collaborative applications in areas such as healthcare, safety, and social interaction, potentially benefiting millions of users. >>
On Aug. 5, NJIT will be hosting the Dr. Harold Olmstead Real World Projects Showcase in the Campus Center Atrium from 1:00 – 5 p.m. The showcase will host four College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Groups and nine Real World Connections (RWC) tracks that will present real solutions to industrial problems and sponsored projects. >>
More than two years ago, NJIT Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video into his emergency management network at NJIT. >>
Nearly 150 students from high schools throughout northern and central New Jersey received graduation certificates on April 26 for successfully completing the semester-long Science Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
On April 23, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Showcase will take place in the Campus Center Atrium from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The biannual Capstone program gives CCS seniors a chance to put their cumulative learning to the test by creating real solutions to real world problems. >>
NJIT's first annual Big Data Visualization Contest – a competition that immersed undergraduates in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and challenged them to use S&P Capital IQ's cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools to make hypothetical pitches for high-stakes acquisition deals – concluded in a photo finish at Innovation Day this week with the winning team narrowly edging out close competitors. >>
S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MHFI), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are co-sponsoring the first annual Big Data Visualization Contest -- a competition that immerses undergraduates in the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by challenging them to pitch hypothetical acquisition targets using cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools available on S&P Capital IQ's desktop platform. >>
Janne Lindqvist, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will present “Towards Science of Gesture-Based Authentication: Security and Memorability” on April 14 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 3, 2014 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, has a theme of “Transformations” and features leaders in fields from sustainable design, to energy, to computing, addressing a range of topics on how ideas can transform individuals, societies, and nations. >>
NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review's recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2014. >>
NJIT is sponsoring a contest that will give students a chance to win cash, iPads as well as paid internships. >>
Chase Qishi Wu, University of Memphis, will present “Enabling Big-data Scientific Workflows in High-performance Networks” on Feb. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Kevin Greene, Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security Division, will hold the student town hall meeting “Software Assurance Improvements through Research” on Jan. 29 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in GITC 3710.  >>
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Computational Informatics Division, will present “Cyber-Social Computing: Distilling High Value Information the Internet of Things and Social Media” on Jan. 24 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.   >>
Parvathi Kumar, of Bridgewater, who received a master's degree in computer science from NJIT, will exhibit her photography this winter at two New Jersey galleries.  >>
2013
The SABOC research group in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT was one of five recipients of the distinguished paper award at the prestigious 37th Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held in Washington D.C. November 16-20.  >>
NJIT is hosting the Fall 2013 CCS Capstone Showcase on Dec. 4 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
The New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) recently awarded Bright Idea Awards for 2013 to two teams of NJIT researchers.  The awards, which recognize outstanding research, were presented at a ceremony held in October.  >>
Richard Carback, Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, will present “Engineering Practical End-To-End Verifiable Voting Systems” on Nov. 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
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 Computer Science Department will host the student panel “Intern Experience in Summer 2013” on Oct. 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
NJIT's Information Technology Program will host "Harnessing Data Generated by the World Around Us" on Oct. 16 at 3:45 p.m. in GITC 1100.  >>
Bala Prasanna of IBM will present “Working In The 21st Century – Essential Skills To Survive & Thrive in Present Day Workplace” on Oct. 9 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
Computer scientist, educator, and former research executive Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, has been appointed dean of the NJIT College of Computing Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2013.  >>
An NJIT Capstone team has recently developed the website CELR.org, which stands for Creative Engineering Learning Resource.  The site was created by Priscilla Nelson, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, and a computer science Capstone team of undergraduates.  >>
Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale.  “Numerical simulation of ejected molten metal nanoparticles liquified by laser irradiation: Interplay of geometry and dewetting,” appeared in Physical Review Letters (July 16, 2013). >>
AJ Polanco Jr., Woodbridge, and Danielle Esmaya, Union, recently presented “Social Reform Through Mobile Gaming (Seed.Genesis)” in the mobile apps session of SIGGRAPH 2013, the world's premier annual conference on computer graphics and interactive media, held this year in Anaheim, California. >>
CCS Capstone & HS Real World Connections (RWC) will be hosting the 25th Real World Projects Showcase on Aug. 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Ankur Agrawal, and his CCS advisors Professor Yehoshua Perl and Assistant Professor Mei Liu.  His paper "Identifying Problematic Concepts in SNOMED CT using a Lexical Approach," has been nominated as one of 11 finalists in the student paper competition at the World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics.  >>
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, distinguished professor emerita of information systems, was recently named the winner of the SIGCAS Making a Difference Award for 2012 in recognition of her academic research and teaching. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom has announced the naming of Professor Fadi P. Deek of East Brunswick, NJ, as the next provost and senior executive vice president at NJIT.  The appointment of Professor Deek, who has been serving as interim provost, will take place immediately. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist, has recently shown in a new study that electronic medical records can validate previously reported adverse drug reactions and report new ones.  >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
Graduating seniors in NJIT's popular CCS Capstone Program will take to the stage on campus next week when they explain how they have solved “real world problems” for corporate and company clients, including CACI,  Audible, Inc., and RDE Systems.  Some students will even feature entrepreneurial projects that grew from the other work.  >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
Archan Misra, Singapore Management University, will present “Mobile Analytics and the LiveLabs Lifestyle Experimentation Platform” on Mar. 27 from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
A delegation of 20 people from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China visited NJIT's computer science department on Mar. 11 for a brief introduction on NJIT's teaching and research programs with presentations and discussions focusing on cloud computing.  >>
NJIT researchers received a top honor for their ideas on better ways to ensure the integrity and long-term reliability of data stored at potentially untrusted cloud storage providers.  "Towards Self-Repairing Replication-Based Storage Systems Using Untrusted Clouds," was written by Bo Chen, a doctoral candidate, and his advisor, NJIT Assistant Professor Reza Curtmola, both in NJIT's College of Computing Sciences (CCS).  >>
With more than 6.7 million students taking at least one course online, according to the 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by Babson Survey Research Group, higher education institutions are stepping up their efforts to meet the growing demand for online programs.  >>
Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, North Carolina State University, will present “Prediction-Driven System Management for Robust and Green Cloud Computing Infrastructures” on Feb. 25 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Dr. Sangtae Ha, Princeton University, will discuss “Time-Dependent Pricing for Mobile Data – From Economic Theory to Trial Deployment” on Feb. 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.                            >>
Dejun Yang, Arizona State University, will discuss “Crowdsourcing to Smartphones: Incentive Mechanism Design for Crowdsensing” on Feb. 18 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.    >>
Jinisha Patel, of Springfield, a sophomore at the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, recently attended a White House technology summit.  Patel numbered among 12 college students chosen to attend by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a group Patel has worked with since high school.  >>
Dr. Minaxi Gupta of Indiana University will discuss “Unearthing the Roots of Cyberfraud: Exposing DNS Exploitation in AdFraud and Phishing” on Feb. 13 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Jeffrey Jestes, University of Utah, will discuss “Changing the Tide: Efficient Summarization Techniques for Massive Data” on Feb. 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Dr. Srikanth Krishnamurthy, University of California, Riverside, will present “Resource management in networks:  Performance and Security Issues” on Feb. 6 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Dr. Miao Zhao of Huawei Technologies will present “Utility-Maximization Framework for Dynamic Adaptive  Streaming over HTTP in Multiuser-MIMO LTE Networks” on Jan. 28 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Jamming, but not on musical instruments, will be the order of the day later this month as dozens of NJIT design and information technology students and a few from surrounding colleges pull all-nighters—some even all weekenders –at NJIT's Third Annual Global Game Jam (GGJ).  >>
2012
NJIT NEXT, NJIT's comprehensive campaign, has secured more than $100 million towards its $150 million goal, announced national campaign co-chairs Chief Operating Officer of Clarion Partners C. Stephen Cordes; Hatch Mott MacDonald President and CEO Nicholas M. DeNichilo; Chairman/CEO Anchor Industries International and Chairman Emeritus/Founder Tampa Bay Rays Vincent Naimoli.  All three chairs are NJIT alumni. >>
In a combined effort by NJIT's Young Alumni Club, the College of Computing Sciences and the Campus Center, speakers Neil Santorella and Carol Chang of the American Red Cross will present “Disaster Preparedness: How Do Universities and Individuals Prepare for Natural and Other Disasters and the Role of the American Red Cross” on Dec. 6 at 5:45 p.m. in Campus Center B35.  >>
Bhavana Kanukurthi, post-doctoral researcher at UCLA, will present “Outsourcing Computation to the Cloud, Privately” on Dec. 5 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
William Cheswick, lead member of the technical staff at AT&T, will present “Rethinking Passwords” on Dec. 3 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Henri Angelino, National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo-Japan)-NII, will present “National Institute of Informatics: Main research activities and International Cooperation policy: case study cooperation with Waterloo University” on Nov. 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
NJIT's Michael Chumer has been hard at work since Sandy struck, helping hard-hit area urbanites cope with devastation.  Chumer, who has worked on homeland security projects and directs the NJIT MS in Emergency Management and Business Continuity (EMBC) program, is familiar with relief efforts.  >>
Dr. Yanjun Qi of the Machine Learning Department at NEC Labs American will discuss “Machine Learning for Computational Biology” on Nov. 19 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Zoran Obradovic, Director, Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics Center, Temple University, will discuss “Predictive Modeling of Patient State and Therapy Optimization” on Nov. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Cloud computing is a hot topic in cyber-circles and the popular media.  But what are the real advantages of computing in the clouds, and what are the challenges, including security?  A panel of experts will explore these topics at NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum session on Oct. 10, 2012 in the Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to this free talk.   >>
The IT Program will be sponsoring a seminar on "Real World Attacks Dissected: A Walk Through of Attack Investigations and Forensic Evidence" on Oct. 3.  Speakers Nick Pelletier (NJIT alumnus), Brice Daniels and Willi Ballenthin of Mandiant will engage students by providing real-world scenarios that illustrate much of the information they have learned, or will learn, during the course of their curriculum.  >>
Dr. Zhi Wei, assistant professor in the department of computer science, will host “Microbiome Informatics: Deciphering Microscopic Life And Its Interactions In The Body And The World” by Dr. Gail Rosen, department of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel University.  >>
Lian Duan, PhD, whose innovative research on large-scale data mining has applications in the business world, will join NJIT's College of Computing Sciences as assistant professor.  >>
Xiaoning Ding, PhD, whose research has improved the performance of multi-core computer systems, will join NJIT's College of Computing Sciences as an assistant professor this fall.  >>
Songhua Xu, PhD, a computer scientist who uses advanced techniques to build human-centered applications to benefit society, will join the NJIT College of Computing Science as an assistant professor.  >>
Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist who uses advanced informatics approaches to improve health care, will join this fall the NJIT College of Computing Sciences as an assistant professor.  >>
This summer, CCS and Real World Connections (RWC) will be taking their showcase to the Liberty Science Center.  >>
NJIT graduate and undergrad degree programs in engineering technologies and engineering-related fields are racking up kudos when it comes to educating minority students, according to the most recent rankings by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  >>
NJIT mourns the loss of John Walker Ryon, III, a professor in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, on April 11, 2012. >>
The Spring 2012 Capstone Showcase, “University Without Walls,” will be held on Monday, April 30th, 2:00-4:30 p.m. at CTR Atrium & Ballroom. >>
While pursuing a doctorate in information systems at NJIT, Elizabeth Avery Gomez, of Whippany, researched better ways to help emergency first responders—often volunteers from grassroots organizations—communicate more efficiently and effectively throughout a crisis.  >>
John Ason, Angel Investor, will discuss “Angel Investing and Entrepreneurial Opportunities” from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in GITC 4415 on April 4. >>
Dr. Cesar Bandera, adjunct professor in the School of Management and College of Computing Sciences,  spoke today at Juniper Networks OpenLab in Bridgewater.  >>
Due to unforeseen circumstances, "SAP: Storage Aware Protocols for Seamless Integration of Heterogeneous Network Architectures", has been cancelled.  >>
The Department of Information Systems will be holding the 7th annual web design competition on Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Sudharshan S. Vazhkudai, Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss “Novel Storage Architectures for Big Data Challenges in Extreme-scale HPC Systems” on March 8 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Dr. Gustavo De Los Reyes, Executive Director of Technology Security at AT&T, will present “The Network as a Mobility Security Platform” on March 7, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Software engineer Lawrence "Larry" Bernstein an adjunct professor at NJIT has received the 2011 Industrial Innovation Award from the IEEE Communications Society.  >>
A treatise from a German foundation advocating the deceleration of the pursuit of science in higher education has been translated into English by NJIT Professor James Geller.   >>