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2014
Yuan-nan Young, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, was invited to participate in a workshop at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada. >>
NJIT students, faculty and researchers are invited to join Mathworks engineers for a free technical demonstration of "Parallel Computing with MATLAB and Scaling to Stheno" on June 11, 9 a.m.-12 noon in Eberhardt Hall Rm. 112. To register, click here. >>
Each year for more than a decade, NJIT has hosted Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics — FACM — an international gathering that brings together representatives of academia and preeminent research organizations to share work in mathematics that has significant real-world importance across many scientific and technological disciplines. >>
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Yuan-Nan Young has published a paper in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and an invited review article in the NIH Review Volume "Multiscale Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology."    >>
The NJIT campus will be buzzing with undergraduate research teams this summer as students take advantage of the break from lectures and homework to focus on in-depth projects in fields ranging from the life sciences, to biomedical engineering, to mathematical computation.  >>
Karen Roach, Academic Coordinator of Biological Sciences, and Ryoko Mathes, Academic Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator for Electrical and Computer Engineering, were selected to present a workshop at the annual regional conference of the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE) on May 5-8, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. >>
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, to the chagrin of loyal Mets fan Bukiet, New York's National League club looks to be in store for a disappointing year. >>
NJIT's Horacio G. Rotstein, associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, along with Tasso Kaper and Mark Kramer of Boston University, recently served as guest editors of a special journal issue focused on rhythms in neurological disease.  >>
2013
Casey Diekman, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had his paper “Causes and Consequences of Hyperexcitation in Central Clock Neurons” published in PLOS Computational Biology, an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) which features works of exceptional significance.  >>
Michael Hein, Saarland University, will present “Droplet Based Microfluidics: Interface and Dynamics” on Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore, Rm. 505.  >>
For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors. >>
Now that the World Series is about to begin, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has announced the probability of each of the contenders winning the best 4 out of 7 game contest. “The Boston Red Sox have a nearly 70% chance of winning the series”, says Bukiet. But he gives the caveat that the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated both the competition and his mathematical model in each of their previous series. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Monroe Weller on Oct. 10, 2013.  Weller taught physics, calculus and strength of materials at NJIT for thirty-three years.  >>
Tune in to hear NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet discuss baseball projections and his mathematical model in a live interview on NPR's public radio program “Science Friday.”  >>
Now that Major League Baseball's regular season has ended with the exciting one-game tiebreaker that got the Rays to the next round, and with the Rays and the Pirates winning the one game playoff for the wild card team, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again begun analyzing the probability of each team advancing through each round of baseball's postseason.  >>
Kelsey McGowan, of Hopewell, a senior majoring in mathematical sciences at NJIT, has been selected as one of two recipients of a Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.   >>
The 2013 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins today with “Unexpected Chaos in a Neural Model” presented by Jonathan E. Rubin, University of Pittsburgh.  The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
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). >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Jonathan Luke to interim dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Aug. 1, 2013. >>
“Numerical Simulation of Ejected Molten Metal Nanoparticles Liquified by Laser Irradiation: Interplay of Geometry and Dewetting” by NJIT assistant professor Afkhami Shahriar and professor Lou Kondic was published today in Physical Review Letters.  >>
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. >>
Wells Fargo has awarded a grant of $50,000 to the NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs to further the bank's commitment to improving the teaching of mathematics in New Jersey middle schools.  The grant will support a new professional development program to help middle school math teachers adopt the new common core state standards for mathematics. >>
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). >>
Furthering its commitment to improving math teaching in urban middle schools, Wells Fargo has donated $50,000 to the NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs.  Pictured is Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo At Work Director, Northeast Region Stephanie Tonic, a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers with NJIT Associate Vice President for Development Jacquie Rhodes.  >>
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.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
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.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
It looks like 2013 will be a thrilling season for baseball fans as four of the six divisions can be expected to deliver tight races, says baseball guru NJIT Associate Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet.  Over the years, Bukiet has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of regular season games each Major League Baseball team should win.  Though his expertise is in mathematical modeling, his projections have compared well with those of so-called experts. >>
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. >>
Howard Stone, Princeton University, will present “Variations on familiar flows: (i) Marangoni flows with surfactants and (ii) Trapping of bubbles in stagnation point flows” on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Phil Holmes, Princeton University, will present “The neuromechanics of insect locomotion: How cockroaches run fast and stably without much thought” on Mar. 1 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The university community mourns the recent passing of Martin Katzen, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  The family would like to extend an invitation to Katzen's colleagues and friends for a memorial service to be held on Feb. 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Harrison Building, 205 West 76th Street, 4th floor lounge, N.Y. (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue).  >>
Yixin Guo, Drexel University, will present “A Model of Thalamocortical Relay Neuron and the Parkinsonian Network” on Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Marty Golubitsky, Distinguished Professor of Natural and Mathematics Sciences at Ohio State University, will discuss “Patterns of Phase-Shift Syncrhony” on Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Michael Miksis, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, will present “Drying Processes” on Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Professor Len Pismen from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology will present "Rheology of cytoskeleton: from mesoscopic mechanics to macroscopic instabilities." on Jan. 31 in Cullimore 611 from 4-5 p.m. >>
A performance by members of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) will launch NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum series, a celebration of artistic creativity and exploration of key social issues.  BONJ will perform on Feb. 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre on the NJIT campus.  The public is invited to attend the free concert. >>
2012
Jorge Golowasch, chair and professor in the federated department of biological sciences, and Farzan Nadim, professor in the departments of mathematical and biological sciences, presented a joint lab demo earlier this month in collaboration with Rodolfo Haedo, a former undergraduate and MS student from NJIT, and Joerg Oestreich.  >>
Gregor Kovacic, associate professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present “Is Our Sensing Compressed?” on Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Robert M. Miura has been named a 2013 inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  This first class will honor 1119 scholars, representing more than 600 institutions.  Fellows have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics, according to the Society.  >>
Yoichiro Mori, assistant professor in the department of mathematics, University of Minnesota, will present “A Model of Electrodiffusion and Osmosis in Cells and Tissues” on Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Mikko Haataja, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, will present “Compositional Interface Dynamics within Symmetric and Asymmetric Planar Lipid Bilayer Membranes” on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Edsel A. Pena, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina, will discuss “Multiple Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty” on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
David Edwards, University of Delaware, will present “Increasing the Utilities of Optical Biosensors” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Since the Major League Baseball Division Series and League Championship Series have determined which teams will compete in the World Series, NJIT Math Professor Bruce Bukiet has again analyzed the probability of each team taking the title. >>
German Mato, Balseiro Institute, Argentina, will present “Temporal Coding in Spiking and Bursting Neurons” on Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Philip D. Rack, Department of Material Science and Engineering at The University of Tennessee, will present “Directed, Liquid Phase Assembly of Patterned Metallic Films by Pulsed Laser Dewetting” on Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Yuan-Nan Young has been awarded a three-year, $212,000 National Science Foundation grant to mathematically model how surfactants interact with the skin's lipid bi-layer.  A surfactant, also known as a wetting or surface-acting agent, breaks the surface tension of a liquid to create more contact with another substance.  Soap is the best-known surfactant. >>
Panayotis Kevrekidis, professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, will present “Stability and Dynamics of Solitary Waves and Vortices in Superfluids: From Theory to Experiments” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Pushpendra Singh, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will present “Dispersion of Particles on Fluid-Liquid Interfaces” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Jun Zhang, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics, New York University, will discuss “Understanding biolocomotion in fluids: from passive to active” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The 2012 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins on Sept. 7 with “Optimal Control in Data Assimilation” given by Richard Moore, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
NJIT has appointed Catalin Turc, PhD, to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the department of mathematical sciences, an associate professor.  >>
Ji Meng Loh, PhD, a statistician whose work has implications for advances in fields ranging from functional magnetic resonance imaging and epidemiology to telecommunications and astronomy, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
Raymond B. Landis, Dean Emeritus of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University will present a workshop on Aug. 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Eberhardt Hall 115.  >>
Mathematics professor Eliza Michalopoulou is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on July 22, 2012.  Michalopoulou uses mathematical modeling and signal processing to help the Navy detect submarines in coastal areas.  >>
Tejpal S. Ahluwalia, a junior in the department of mathematical sciences, recently completed the Undergraduate Workshop at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). >>
Written by Doris Zames Fleischer, PhD, of the NJIT Humanities Department, a 2011 updated edition of The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation (Philadelphia: Temple University Press), originally published in 2001, as well as chapters on disability rights in two different volumes, have recently been published. >>
The Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks should win their divisions, while the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds will make it to Major League Baseball's post-season as wild card teams in the National League (NL) in 2012, according to NJIT's baseball guru Bruce Bukiet.  >>
Mathematics is a vital tool for understanding the world and in the fall of 2012 a new museum will invite the public to experience the power and wonders of mathematics, with an emphasis on activities that are creative, surprising and fun.   >>
Farzan Nadim, PhD, professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biological sciences at NJIT, has been appointed chairperson of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sensorimotor Integration Study Section from July of 2012 to June of 2014. >>
Petia Vlahovska, assistant professor of engineering at Brown University, will discuss “Nonlinear Electrohydrodynamics of a Viscous Droplet” on March 19 at 4:00 p.m. in Cullimore 611. >>
Meenakshi Dutt, PhD, assistant professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Harnessing Spontaneous and Self-Assembly to Design Biomimetic Functionalized Nanotube-Lipid Hybrid Structures" on March 5, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore 611. >>
Roseanne Zia, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Particle Motion in Colloids: Microviscosity, Microdiffusivity, and Normal Stresses" on Feb. 27, 4-5 pm in Cullimore 611. >>
Lou Kondic, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will discuss "Modeling Thin Film Instabilities with Application to Liquid metals on Nanoscale" on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world.  >>
2011
Michael Weinstein, PhD, professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss "Scattering, Homogenization and Waves in Microstructures" on Dec. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Praveen Ramaprabhu, PhD, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, will discuss "Numerical Simulations of the Nonlinear Rayleigh-Taylor Instability" on Dec. 5 at 4.p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Kenneth Breuer, professor at Brown University, will discuss "The Mechanics of Bacterial Motility in Viscous and Viscoelastic Fluids" on Dec. 2 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
John M. Guckenheimer, PhD, Abram R. Bullis Professor in Mathematics at Cornell University, will discuss "Mixed Mode Oscillations" on Nov. 18 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Michael Mackey, PhD, professor at McGill University, will discuss "A Mathematical Modeling Study of Neutrophil Dynamics in Response to Chemotherapy and G-CSF" on Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Jonas B. Brobbey, who received his BS in mathematical sciences in 2009 and is now pursuing an MS in applied statistics, has been awarded an Actuarial Diversity Scholarship from the Actuarial Foundation. >>
Rajarshi Roy, PhD, professor and director of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, will discuss “Synchronization in Real Networks: Control and Optimization” on Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
With Major League Baseball's World Series set to begin tomorrow, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again analyzed the players most deserving of winning baseball's most important awards for the 2011 season. >>
“Decide what you're passionate about and pursue that passion to the very best of your ability, always keeping the goal of excellence in mind.” That's the advice Gurinder S. Ahluwalia, of Danville, CA, offers to young people contemplating the path ahead.  >>
Paul Steen, PhD, a professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University, will discuss "Dynamics and Stability of Reconfigurable Capillary Surfaces" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The Major League Baseball Division Series is underway and NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again analyzed the probability of each team advancing to the World Series. >>
Carlo Laing, a senior lecturer at Massey University in New Zealand, will discuss "Chimera States in Heterogeneous Kuramoto Networks" on Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Paul Chiarot, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton, will discuss "Electrospray and Continuous Ink-jet Technologies: Novel Applications and the Electrohydrodynamics of Droplets and Sprays" on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore 611. >>
Yichao Wu, PhD, assistant professor in the department of statistics at North Carolina State University, will discuss "Continuously Additive Models for Functional Regression" on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm. 111. >>
Philip Yecko, PhD, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Montclair State University, will be the guest speaker at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Lisa Fauci, PhD, the Nola Lee Haynes Pendergraft Professor of Mathematics at Tulane University, will discuss "Waving Rings and Swimming in Circles: Some Lessons Learned through Biofluiddynamics" on Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Camille Duprat, PhD, of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Elastocapillary Flows" on Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.  >>
Xiaofan Li, PhD, associate professor of applied mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology, will discuss "Microstructual Evolution in Elastic Media" on Sept. 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall II. >>
Sanjeeva Balasuriya, PhD, associate professor of mathematics at Connecticut College, will discuss "Transport and Barriers in Unsteady Flows" on Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Victor Matveev, of Hoboken, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences in NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, has been selected to receive the honor of “Excellence in Upper Division Undergraduate Instruction” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Richard O. Moore, of Philadelphia, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences in NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, has been selected to receive the honor of “Excellence in Lower Division Undergraduate Instruction” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Jay Kappraff, of East Orange, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT's  College of Science and Liberal Arts,  has been selected to receive the award, “Excellence in Innovative Teaching” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Jeffrey Pohlmeyer of Livingston, a PhD student in the Applied Mathematics program at NJIT, has received the Visiting Studentship award from the University of Oxford, UK for the Spring 2012 semester. >>
Peichun Amy Tsai, PhD, of Princeton University will discuss "Wetting Transition, Drop Impact, and Micro-Flows upon Hydrophobic Microstructures" on April 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
In recognition of Math Awareness Month, the Mathematical Sciences Department and the NJIT Math Club are hosting two events on April 20: an Integral Bee and an induction ceremony for Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honorary society.   >>
Shuangge (Steven) Ma, PhD, assistant professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health, will discuss "Integrative Analysis of Cancer Genomic Data" on April 21 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Margarita Staykova, PhD, of Princeton University will discuss "Lipid Membranes under Forces: New Aspects of Membrane Behavior" on April 18 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Alexander Nepomnyaschy, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "Front Propagation in Anomalous Diffusion-Reaction Systems" on April 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Michael Schwemmer, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, will discuss "The Effects of Dendritic Properties on the Dynamics of Oscillatory Neurons" on April 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants should win their divisions, while the Atlanta Braves will take the wild card slot in the National League (NL), according to NJIT's baseball guru Bruce Bukiet>>
Linda Smolka, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematics at Bucknell University, will discuss "Stability of a Planar-Extensional Flow and an Axisymmetric Thin Film Flow" on April 1 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Christopher R. Jacobs, PhD, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, will discuss "Primary Cilia as Cellular Mechanosensors" on March 21 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Michael Schatz, PhD, associate professor in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech, will discuss "Characterizing Spatio-Temporal Complexity in Fluid Flow using Computational Homology" on March 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Qianxing Mo, PhD, a research biostatistician in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will discuss "A Fully Bayesian Hidden Ising Model for ChIP-seq Data Analysis" on March 10 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall I. >>
Jay Tang, PhD, assistant professor of physics at Brown University, will discuss "Swimming Bacteria Meet Applied Math and Physics at Fluid Boundary" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on March 11, 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Marc Garbey, PhD, professor of computer science at the University of Houston, will be the guest speaker at the Spring 2011 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on March 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Ethan Akin, PhD, professor and chair of the department of mathematics at the City College of New York, will discuss "Good Measures on Cantor Space" on Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Kevin Connington, PhD, a research associate at The Levich Institute, City College of New York, will discuss "Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Particle Transport in Flexible Tubes via Peristalsis" on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Guillaume Bal, PhD, professor of applied mathematics in the department of applied physics and applied mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss "Inverse Elliptic Problems with Internal Controls and Applications to Hybrid Imaging" on Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Horacio G. Rotstein, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Subthreshold Resonance in a Stellate Cell Model: Part II" on Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
2010
Michael Higley, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will discuss "Evolution of an Elastic Capsule in Two-Dimensional Stokes Flow" on Dec. 6, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Leslie Greengard, PhD, of the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "A New Formalism for Electromagnetic Scattering in Complex Geometry" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Dec. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall II. >>
Min-ge Xie, PhD, professor of statistics and director of the Office of Statistical Consulting, Department of Statistics at Rutgers University, will discuss "A Latent Model to Detecting Multiple Temporal Clusters of Varying Sizes" on Dec. 2, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Javier Diez, PhD, of the UNCPBA in Tandil, Argentina, will discuss "A Liquid Rivulet Placed Across on an Iinclined Plane: Its Stability" on Nov. 29, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
"Magnetic Fluids and Microfluidics: A Powerful Combination" will be the topic of a Fluid Mechanics Seminar by Raquel Perez-Castillejos, PhD, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, on Nov. 15 at 4 PM in Cullimore Hall Room 611.       >>
Chun Liu, PhD, professor of mathematics at Penn State University, will discuss "Energetic Variational Approaches in the Modeling of Ionic Solutions and Ion Channels" on Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Randall H. Rieger, PhD, professor of statistics at West Chester University, will discuss "Testing for Violations of the Homogeneity Needed for Conditional Logistic Regression" on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Victor Matveev, PhD, in the department of mathematical sciences, was part of a research team that published “N-type Ca2+ channels carry the largest current: Implications for nanodomains and transmitter release,” in Nature Neuroscience on Oct. 17, 2010. >>
Taehun Lee, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at CCNY, will discuss "Unstructured Lattice Boltzmann Method for Single- and Two-phase Flows" on Nov 8, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Alla Borisyuk, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Utah, will discuss "Selectivity to Slowly Rising Stimuli in Frog Auditory Neurons" on Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
There's a 65 percent chance that the Texas Rangers will beat the San Francisco Giants in the World Series starting tomorrow, said NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
Daniel Attinger, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, will discuss "Multiscale Engineering of Solid-Liquid Interface" at the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall, Room 611.  . >>
Yongchao Ge, PhD, assistant professor at the Mount Sinai Medical School, will discuss "Making Statistical Inference on the Proportion of Positive Cells for the Flow Cytometry Data" at the Statistics Seminar Series on Oct. 28, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 611. >>
Thomas Hagstrom, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Southern Methodist University, will discuss "Towards the Ultimate Solver for Wave Equations in the Time Domain" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
"The Effect of Periodic and Non-Periodic Inputs on Firing Rate Resonance in a Stellate Cell Model" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Dongwook Kim, a doctoral student in NIJT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, on Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Young Ju Lee, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Rutgers University, will discuss "Self-Sustaining Oscillations of the Falling Sphere Through the Johnson-Segalman Fluids" on Oct. 18. 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
So far, so good for NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, who's been calling the cards right when it comes to winning baseball teams. In the first round of the Major League Baseball Division Series last week, Bukiet, an associate professor of mathematics at NJIT, said the Phillies, Rangers, Yanks and Giants would be ahead. And, they are thanks to his mathematical model. >>
Qiang Du, PhD, Verne M. Willaman Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss "Diffuse Interface Modeling of Some Interface Problems" on Oct.15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Gareth Russell, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Mathematical Ecology 'Open Problems Forum": Modeling Animal Movement with Arbitrarily Complicated Constraints" on Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
With the Major League Baseball Division Series set to begin, associate math professor Bruce Bukiet at NJIT is performing his analysis of the probability of each team advancing to the League Championship Series.  "Going into these series, the Philadelphia Phillies have a 64 percent chance of defeating the Cincinnati Reds in their best of five game series,” he said. “The Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants have slight advantages to win series over their opponents, the Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves respectively in the first round Division Series contests. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, of West Orange, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences who applies mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, has won the 2010 Major League Baseball Predictions contest sponsored by Baseball PhD. >>
Charles Peskin, PhD, professor at the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "A Look-Ahead Model for the Transcriptional Dynamics of RNA Polymerase" on Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Andrea Barreiro, PhD, acting assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, will discuss "Modeling Cooperative Activity in Neural Systems" on Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Wah-Keat Lee, PhD, of the X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss "X-ray Imaging of Complex Dynamics at the Advanced Photon Source: Ferrofluids, Bugs and Sprays" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, has been invited to speak on "Dynamics of a Polar Filament in Stokes Flows" at the Workshop of Fluid Motion at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada from August 9-13.  He will speak on the same topic at the SIAM Conference on Wave and Nonlinear Dynamics in Philadelphia from August 16-18. >>
Roy H. Goodman, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "What to Do with Your Numerical Simulations" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on August 5, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Xiaoni Fang, an instructor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of 2D Dry Granular Materials" on August 3, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Jacek Wrobel, a doctoral student in applied mathematics at NJIT, will discuss "Adaptive Methods For Computing Invariant Manifolds of Maps" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on July 27, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Michael Booty, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Classical Aerofoil Theory and Variations on a Theme" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on July 15 in Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm. 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
David Horntrop, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Stochastic Simulation with Application to Materials" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on July 8, 2-3:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Farzan Nadim, PhD, professor in the Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences at NJIT, will serve as a member of the Sensorimotor Integration Study Section, Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). >>
Rudrani Banerjee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT will discuss "A Usage Rate Sensitive Warranty Servicing Strategy With Imperfect Repairs" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on June 29, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Hao Lin, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Electrokinetic Transport in Electroporation-Mediated Molecular Delivery" at the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on May 3 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Robert V. Kohn, PhD, a professor of mathematical sciences at the Courant Institute, New York University, will discuss "The Evolution of a Crystal Surface: Steps, PDE's, and Self-Similarity" on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Chris Wiggins, PhD, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss "Form, Function, and Information Processing in Stochastic Regulatory Networks" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, an associate professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss "Topological Phonon Modes and Their Role in Dynamic Instability of Microtubules" on April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Eric Keaveny, PhD, of  the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences atNew York University, will discuss "Rotation-Translation Coupling Strategies for Artificial Low Reynolds Number Propulsion" on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Greg Wilson, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, will discuss "High Performance Computing Considered Harmful" at the Spring 2010 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on April 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Join MathWorks engineers for a free technical demonstration of MATLAB 2010 and how it can be used as a flexible platform for technical computing, statistical analysis, and application development in engineering, math, and science curricula and research on April 22 in GITC 3730. This is a two-part seminar with a beginner's session from 9-11 a.m. and an advanced session from 1-4 p.m.  New topics for this free seminar include "Curve Fitting with MATLAB" and "Designing and Modeling an Object Tracking System in MATLAB and Simulink."  Register and review the agenda at: http://ist.njit.edu/matlabday/. >>
Jonathan Rubin, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the guest speaker at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Mani Lakshminarayanan, Investigative Research, Late Development Statistics, Merck & Co. Inc., will discuss "Meaningful and Reproducible Conclusions in Clinical Trials: A Statistician's Perspective" at the Statistics Seminar Series on April 8 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Hassan Aref, PhD, Reynolds Metals Professor and Niels Bohr Visiting Professor  at Virginia Tech, will discuss "Point Vortices: A Classical Mathematics Playground" on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall II. >>
James Meiss, PhD, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss "Transitory Dynamical Systems and Transport" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on March 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Xiaohui Luo, a senior biometrician at Merck and Company Inc., will discuss "Estimation of Treatment Difference in Proportions in Clinical Trials with Blinded Sample Size Re-estimation" at the Statistics Seminar Series on March 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 110. >>
Amir H. Hirsa, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Protein Assemblies at Flow Interfaces: 2D Crystallization and Amyloid Formation" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on March 24, 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
With pitchers and catchers having recently reported to spring training, once again Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor at NJIT, has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of games that Major League Baseball teams should win in 2010. >>
Robert V. Kohn, PhD, a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "The Evolution of a Crystal Surface: Steps, PDE's, and Self-Similarity" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Robert M. Miura, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Stretching of Heated Viscous Threads" on Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Denis L. Blackmore, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Approximations to Granular Relaxation Flows: Lattices, Limits, Infinite-dimensional Dynamical Systems and Solitons" on Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.   >>
Michael Renardy, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech, will kick off the Spring 2010 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series with a sequence of lectures beginning on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. "Turning Polymeric Liquids into Theorems: Part One" is the topic of his lecture.   >>
Xiaodong Lin, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at Rutgers University, will discuss "Regularization for Stationary Time Series" on Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Yuriko Renardy, PhD, Endowed Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Tech University and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, will discuss "Numerical Simulation of Drop Deformation in Shear" at the Spring 2010 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
2009
Peter Palffy-Muhoray, PhD, professor of chemical physics at Kent State University, will discuss "Motors Based on Shape Change: See How They Run" on Dec. 4 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT Professor Farzan Nadim, PhD will give an invited lecture at the Ninth Annual Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) Conference on Dec. 8-13 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. "Determining Phase and Stability in Central Pattern Generators" will be the topic of his talk. >>
Iskander Akhatov, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at North Dakota State University, will discuss "Direct Write: Modeling and Experiment" on Nov. 13 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Denis L. Blackmore, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Tapping Dynamics for A Column of Particles" on Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. The Fall 2009 Colloquium Series is sponsored by The Granular Science Laboratory at NJIT. For further information, please contact Dr. A. Rosato, ME Dept. (rosato@njit.edu; 973-596-5829). >>
Martin Katzen, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences (shown here with NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch), Deran Hanesian, PhD, professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Onofrio Russo, PhD, professor in the department of physics, received awards for 45 years of service on Oct. 28 at the 2009 Service Award ceremony and reception. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Yankees and Phillies winning the World Series. He also has computed the most deserving of Major League Baseball's prestigious 2009 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards. >>
Itai Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physics at Cornell University, will discuss "Defects and Epitaxy" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 30 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Jonathan Wylie, PhD, a professor at the City University of Hong Kong, will discuss "Drawing of Viscous Threads with Temperature-Dependent Viscosity" on Oct. 23 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
With the League Championship Series set to begin tomorrow, NJIT Mathematics Professor Bruce Bukiet has, once again, analyzed the probability of each team winning their post-season series. Bukiet updates his calculations daily during the Major League Baseball post-season. >>
Robert Gilmore, PhD, professor in the department of physics at Drexel University, will discuss "Chaos: What Have We Learned?" at the Fall 2009 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 9 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Avi Maayan, an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will discuss "Data Mining and Network Analysis in Systems Biology" on Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.   >>
John Bush, PhD, associate professor of applied mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss "The Fluid Trampoline: Droplets Bouncing on a Soap Film" on Oct. 2 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Michael Brenner PhD, the Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will discuss "The Fluid Mechanics of Fungal Spore Ejection" on Sept. 25 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Glen Atlas, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology at UMDNJ and Stevens Institute of Technology, will discuss "Development of a Recursive Finite Difference Pharmacokinetic Model from an Exponential Model: Application to a Propofol Infusion" at the Fall 2009 Statistics Seminar Series on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore 611. >>
Jun Zhang, PhD, an associate professor of physics and mathematics at the Courant Institute, NYU, will discuss "Ratchets in Fluid Transportation and Biological Locomotion" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Sept. 18 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
A sign on the corner of 1st Avenue and East 4th Street in Manhattan was renamed at a ceremony this summer in honor of  Frieda Zames, the late NJIT Associate Professor Emerita of mathematics and disability rights advocate who played a pivotal role in making the NJIT campus accessible to persons with disabilities. Zames, who taught math at NJIT for 27 years, died in 2005 at the age of 72.  Her three decades of advocacy also included pushing for access to the 88th floor observatory of New York's Empire State Building, which is now accessible.  >>
Sheldon M. Ross, PhD, Epstein Chair Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California, will discuss "Gambler Ruin Problems and Pricing Barrier Options" at the Fall 2009 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Sept. 11 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Frank Y. Shih, a professor of computer science at NJIT, who is a steganography expert and author of a reference book about image processing and mathematical morphology, has received the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. The honor was awarded Sept. 2, 2009 at the University Convocation, an annual celebration.  >>
Jimmy Hayes, PhD, of Bloomfield, adjunct professor in the department of mathematical sciences, received the Award for Instruction by an Adjunct Professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
John Bechtold, PhD, of Ridgewood, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Lou Kondic, PhD, of West Orange, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Richard Moore, of Philadelphia, PA, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Victor Matveev, PhD, of Hoboken, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  “This designation is conferred annually on a select number of individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period,” said Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, NJIT Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Research and Development. >>
Wooyoung Choi, PhD, of Montville, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences, was promoted to professor at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Morton Denn, PhD, a professor at the Levich Institute, CCNY, will discuss "Issues in the Flow of Yield-Stress Liquids" at the Fall 2009 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Sept. 4 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Two professors of mathematics at NJIT will number among the first Fellows named by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  Gregory Kriegsmann, PhD, noted for his research in applied mathematics, asymptotic methods and more, will receive the honor.  So, too, will Robert M. Miura, PhD, who develops mathematical models in neuroscience.  The ceremony will take place this coming July in Denver. >>
The NJIT Alumni Association annually honors a select group of distinguished alumni for their notable achievements in their professional careers, community activities, and/or support of NJIT. This year's event will honor a group of New Jersey residents who made their marks in the fields of architecture, engineering and more. Set for Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 4 p.m. at NJIT, the event caps Alumni Weekend at the University.  >>
NJIT will host on June 1-2, 2009 Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM '09), the sixth in a series of annual conferences organized by the NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology with sessions in neuroscience, ecology, biophysics, and biostatistics. For a list of plenary and invited speakers, click here>>
Ganesh K. (Mani) Subramaniam of AT&T Labs–Research in Florham Park, will discuss "Some Approaches to Mine Time Series Data" at the Statistics Seminar Series on April 30 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Ka Yee Lee, PhD, a professor in the department of chemistry at the University of Chicago, will discuss "Beyond Wrinkles: Stress and Fold Localization in Thin Elastic Membranes" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on May 1 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Peter Thomas, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Case Western State University, will discuss "Stochastic Phenomena in Chemotaxis" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Michael Shearer, PhD, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University, will discuss "Particle Size Segregation in Granular Flow" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on April 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
David Ambrose, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Drexel University, will discuss "Two Problems in Interfacial Fluid Dynamics" at the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on April 20 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Arthur Cohen, PhD, a professor in the Department of Statistics at Rutgers University, will discuss "New Multiple Testing Methods in the Dependent Case" on April 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Biyue Liu, PhD, professor in the Department of Mathematics at Monmouth University, will discuss "Computer Simulations of Blood Flows in Atherosclerotic Arteries" at the Spring 2009 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on April 13 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611.  >>
Image Processing and Mathematical Morphology: Fundamentals and Applications (CRC Publisher, 2009), a new reference book by NJIT computer science professor Frank Y. Shih offers a comprehensive overview of morphological mechanisms and techniques and their relation to image processing. More than merely a tutorial on vital technical information, the book places this knowledge into a theoretical framework. Morphology is the identification, analysis and description of  the structure of words. >>
Viji Santhakumar, PhD, of the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at UMDNJ will discuss "Topological Determinants of Epileptogenesis" at the Spring 2009 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 7 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Mark Alber, PhD, professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Physics and the Center for the Study of Biocomplexity at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss the "Connection Between Discrete Stochastic and Continuous Models in Biology" at the Spring 2009 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on April 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Mikael Rechtsman, PhD of the Courant Institute will discuss "Upper Bounds on Photonic Bandgaps" at the Waves Seminar Series on April 1 at 3:45 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Asohan Amarasingham, PhD, of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, will discuss "Nonparametrics for Spike Train Analysis" on March 31 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The lecture is part of the Spring 2009 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series. >>
Harvey Segur, PhD, professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado, will discuss "The Explosive Instability" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Alfonso Renart of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University will discuss "The Asynchronous State in the Cerebral Cortex" at a Mathematical Biology Seminar on March 10 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Yuji Kodama, professor of mathematics at The Ohio State University, will discuss "Two Dimensional Solitons in Shallow Water" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on March 13 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Yujun Wu of Sanofi-Aventis will discuss "Approaches to Handling Data When a Phase II Trial Deviates from the Pre-specified Simon's Two-Stage Design" at a Statistics Seminar on March 5 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611.
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Oscar Bruno, PhD, professor of applied & computational mathematics at the California Institute of Technology, will discuss "Accurate Solution of Highly Oscillatory Wave Propagation and Scattering Problems" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on March 6 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Hernán Makse, PhD, professor in the Levich Institute and Physics Department at City College of New York, will discuss "Theory of Random Packings" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.   >>
Marcus Felson, PhD, a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark, will discuss "Modeling Crime with Super-Simple Mathematics" on Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.   >>
John Pelesko, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at the University of Delaware, will discuss "Soap Films, Droplets, Electric Fields, Magnetic Fields, and Elasticity" on Feb. 6 at at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. The lecture is the third in the Spring 2009 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
Cyrill Muratov, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "A Variational Approach to Front Propagation in Infinite Cylinders" on Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. The lecture is the second in the Spring 2009 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
2008

2009 Newsmakers at NJIT

December 23, 2008
Searching for an up-and-coming newsmaker for 2009 to round-off your new year's spotlight? Why not take a closer look at three young, dynamic NJIT professors with a visit to “Spotlight” in the NJIT Newsroom.  There you'll find the following three winning professors with contact information so you can reach them today!  >>
A new and better way to predict earthquakes and avalanches may soon be available to forecasters thanks to mathematical research underway at NJIT.   Using mathematical modeling, researchers are investigating how forces and pressures propagate through granular materials.  >>
Salvatore Torquato, PhD, professor of chemistry at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University will discuss "Can Disordered Sphere Packings Ever Be Maximally Dense?" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.   >>
Pierre Collinet of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium will discuss "Thin Liquid films, Droplets and Contact Lines with Evaporation and Condensation" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Peter D. Miller, PhD, a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will discuss "On the Semiclassical Limit for the Sine-Gordon Equation" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Nina C. Shapley, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Flow of Concentrated Suspensions in Asymmetric Bifurcations" at the Fall 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
"Toward Optical Hydrodynamics" is the topic of a talk by Jason W. Fleischer, PhD, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The event is part of the Fall 2008 Waves Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Horacio G. Rotstein, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "The Mechanism of Abrupt Transition from Normal to Epileptic Spiking Activity in Medial Entorhinal Cortex Layer II Stellate Cells" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Andrea Bertozzi, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of California-Los Angeles, will discuss "Swarming by Nature and Design" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Rays and Phillies winning the World Series now that the Rays have defeated the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, is now applying his methods to ascertain the players most deserving of major league baseball's prestigious 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards. >>
Linda Cummings, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Bistability in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Devices" on October 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Dan Bunker, PhD, an assistant professor in NJIT's Federated Department of Biological Sciences, will discuss "Quantifying Species Functional Diversity with Convex Hull Volume" on October 14 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the Fall 2008 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series. >>
Grétar Tryggvason, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will present a seminar on "Computational Studies of the Dynamics of Heterogeneous Continuum Systems" on Oct. 10 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Doron Levy, PhD, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland-College Park, will discuss "Group Dynamics in Phototaxis" on Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. The lecture is part of the Fall 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
Ying Wei, PhD, assistant professor of biostatistics at Columbia University, will discuss "Quantile Regression and Its Application in Medical Sciences" on Sept. 25, 2008 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.      >>
Ehud Yariv, PhD, a senior lecturer at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "Electrokinetic Flows about Polarizable Particles" at the Fluid Dynamics and Waves Seminar Series on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou, PhD, of Montclair, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT received a master teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation Sept. 3, 2008.  >>
Joyce McLaughlin, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Shear Stiffness Imaging as an Early Diagnostic Tool: New Applications and New Imaging Algorithms" on Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Gregory Chirikjian, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss "Stochastic Models and Lie Groups" on Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Naomi Leonard, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Mobile Sensor Networks: Cooperative Sensing and Control" on Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Yuan Young, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Novel Fluid Dynamics in Stokes Flows" on August 6, 10-11 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Vladislav Goldberg, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, presented a lecture last month at the fifth annual Abel Symposium at the University of Tromsø in Norway. >>
NJIT Mathematics Professor Bruce Bukiet, PhD is featured in the Van Houten Library's main exhibit —a salute to baseball-this summer. Bukiet, an avid Mets fan who is also associate dean of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, uses a mathematical model to predict Major League Baseball outcomes. >>
Sundar Subramanian, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Survival Analysis: An Overview" on July 2 at 10 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences Summer Program Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Michael R. Booty, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Bubble and Drop Deformation and Breakup: The Influence of Surfactant and Surfactant Solubility" on June 4, 10-11 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the 2008 Summer Program Seminar Series. >>
Peter Gordon, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will describe some major mathematical ideas used in analysis of reaction diffusion equations and systems on May 28 at 10 a.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. "Reaction Diffusion Equations 101" is the title of his lecture, which kicks off the Summer Program Seminar Series>>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host May 19-21, 2008, more than 200 leading experts for the fifth annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics Conference, an unusual three-day event featuring leading researchers who will discuss the latest news and research findings in their fields. >>
Daljit Ahluwalia, the visionary, vibrant and longtime chair of NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will be honored at 6:30 p.m. on May 19, 2008 for his pivotal role in dramatically raising the department's status on campus and in the nation. The honor will be awarded on the occasion of Ahluwahlia's 75th birthday before more than 200 leading academics from around the world.  >>
"Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics," the fifth in a series of annual conferences organized by NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, will be held on May 19-21 at NJIT. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology (including mathematical neuroscience, developmental biology, and ecology), mathematical fluid dynamics, applied statistics and biostatistics, electromagnetics/waves, and acoustics. >>
A better understanding of brain injury, a way to rejuvenate dead nerve endings and a device allowing patients to monitor their glaucoma at home, number among this year's nine winners at NJIT's annual provost's student research day. >>
Mark Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor of physics at City College of New York, will discuss "Shaken, Not Stirred: Granular Equilibrium" at the Fluid Mechanics Seminar Series on May 5 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall Room 611. >>
Gregory Kriegsmann, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Propagation in Periodic Dielectric Media" on May 2 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
M.C. Bhattacharjee, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Shock Models, a Family of Discrete Laws and Corresponding Strongly Decreasing Failure Rate Laws in Continuous Time" at the Statistics Seminar Series on May 1 at  4 p.m. in 425 Fenster Hall. >>
Saverio Spagnolie, a PhD student in applied mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, will discuss “Direction Reversal in Flapping Flight and Shape Changing Locomotion” on April 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 535. The talk is part of the Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Filippo Posta, a doctoral student in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Signal Transmission in Epithelial Layers” at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 22 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Mariana Cassimiro, Fatima Elgammal, Brian Emmanuel, Michael Lam, Nan Maung, Matthew Peragine, and Alex Virodov, all NJIT mathematical sciences majors, were recognized for their poster presentations at the Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on April 12. The students, divided in three groups, were awarded three out of the first four places (including first) among all presenting four-year colleges. NJIT professors Roy Goodman, David Horntrop, and Michael Siegel were the students' research mentors. >>
Mac Hyman of the Los Alamos National Laboratory will discuss "Good Choices for Great Careers" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series on April 16 at 2:45 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Igor Aronson, principal investigator in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss "Onset of Collective Behavior in Colonies of Swimming Microorganisms" on April 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
Daniel Bunker, a post-doctoral research scientist in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, will discuss "Global Change, Community Composition, and Ecosystem Functioning" at the Spring 2008 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 3 at 1 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Gregory Baker, PhD, professor in the department of mathematics at The Ohio State University, will discuss "Some Topics in Water Waves" at the Applied Mathematics Colloqium Series on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Horacio Rotstein, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Evolution of Fronts in Reaction Diffusion Systems with Global Inhibitory Feedback" on April 2 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Waves Seminar Series at NJIT.       >>
NJIT's indefatigable math professor Bruce Bukiet is once again opining on outcomes for this season's Major League Baseball teams. His picks are based on a mathematical model he developed in 2000.  >>
Louis Rossi, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Delaware, will discuss "High Order Vortex Methods and Field Interpolation Problems" on March 31 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The lecture is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series. >>
Thomas Powers, PhD, James R. Rice Associate Professor of Solid Mechanics and Associate Professor of Engineering at Brown University, will discuss "Life at Low Reynolds Number Revisited" on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
"Investigating How Feedback to a Descending Projection Neuron Influences Rhythmic Pattern Generation in the Target Network: A Modeling" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Nickolas Kintos of the Department of Mathematics at Fordham University. The seminar will be held on March 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.  >>
Ashwani Kapila, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Detonation Failure in the Ignition-and-Growth Model" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. The lecture will be held on March 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
Demetrius T. Papageorgiou, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Some Problems in Interfacial Electrohydrodynamics" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. The lecture will be held on March 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
Banavara N. Shashikanth, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico State University, will discuss "Hamiltonian Models for the Coupled Dynamics of Vortices and Neutrally Buoyant Rigid Bodies" on March 3 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. Shashikanth's lecture is the third in the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Louis J. Gross, PhD, professor in the departments of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will discuss "Mathematics as a Mechanism for Cohesion in Biology" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series on Feb. 29 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Naomi Ehrich Leonard, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Mobile Sensor Networks: Cooperative Sensing and Control" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series on Feb. 22 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
Michael Renardy, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Stability of Viscoelastic Shear Flow in the Limit of High Reynolds and Weissenberg Numbers” at the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Peng Zhang, a graduate student in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Theory of Head-on Droplet Collision: Bouncing, Coalescence and Interface Evolution" at the Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series. The talk is set for Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Einat Fuchs, a graduate student in the department of zoology at Tel Aviv University, will discuss “Developmental Patterns and Modulations of Neuronal Circuits" on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series.   >>
Ricardo Cortez, PhD, a professor in the mathematics department and director of the Center for Computational Science at Tulane University, will discuss "Regularization Methods for Fluid Flow Simulations" on Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
“On the Virtues of Simple Models: From Resolving a Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Anomaly to Enhancing Imaging Techniques for Brain Tumors to Highlighting the Inadequacies of Current Therapies” is the topic of a talk by James Murray, PhD, professor emeritus in the department of applied mathematics at the University of Washington, on Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The event kicks off the Spring 2008 Colloquium Series at NJIT. >>
Odelia Schwartz, PhD, an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss "Natural Image Statistics and Contextual Visual Processing" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611.  >>
2007
Iain D. Couzin, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, will discuss “Collective Motion and Decision-Making in Animal Groups” on Dec. 7 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The popular website RateMyProfessor (RMP) has ranked Soha Abdeljaber, a university lecturer in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, number 45 of the 50 highest rated professors for 2007 in the nation. Abdeljaber has taught pre-calculus and calculus in the department since 2000. >>
A recent paper on the collisions of solitary waves published by Roy Goodman, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, was cited in the September 27, 2007 issue of Nature magazine. >>
Klaus Lackner, PhD, the Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University, will discuss “Energy Options for the 21st Century” on Nov. 30 at 11:35 a.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Michael Weinstein, PhD, professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss “Coherent Structures and Energy Transfer in Conservative Nonlinear Systems” on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Stephen Childress, PhD, professor in the department of applied mathematics at New York University, will discuss “Hovering of Passive Bodies in an Oscillating Airflow” on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Philip Holmes, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, will discuss “Collective Neuronal Dynamics and Drift-Diffusion Models for Decision Making” on Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Irving R. Epstein, PhD, the Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry at Brandeis University, will discuss "Differential and Cross-Diffusion Effects on Pattern Formation in Reaction-Diffusion Systems" on Oct. 19 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, the World Series Forecaster, is once again banging away on his keyboard, this time to name winners of Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards for the 2007 season. >>
"There is no dominant team in this year's baseball playoffs, at least in the first round," said Bruce Bukiet, associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT concerning the Major League Baseball Division series. According to Bukiet's mathematical model, the Cubs have a 62 percent chance of advancing to the National League Championship Series, while the Red Sox have a 60 percent chance of advancing to the American League Championship Series. >>
NJIT Mathematics Professor Soha Abdeljaber, of North Bergen, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>
NJIT Mathematics Adjunct Professor Jonathan Porus, of Oakland, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>
NJIT will host “Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics,” the fourth in a series of annual conferences that will explore recent advances in mathematical biology, mathematical fluid dynamics, biostatistics, electromagnetics/waves, and acoustics, on May 14-16. >>
Michael Pallotta, a senior majoring in mathematics, received the Presidential Leadership Award yesterday from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch at the Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
Andrea Prosperetti, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss "Stability of Rising Bubbles" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 27 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Yixin Guo, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Drexel University, will discuss "Thalamicortical Relay Reliability Across STN Deep Brain Stimulation in Computation Models" at a Mathematical Biology seminar on April 17 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
NJIT was awarded a five-year, $3-million National Science Foundation grant to impart and infuse computational methods and tools in a math and science context into high school classrooms in Newark. The “Computation and Communication: Promoting Research Integration in Science and Mathematics” or C2PRISM grant will place 24 Fellows—all working towards doctoral degrees in the computational sciences or mathematics— in one of three Newark public high schools and one private high school, St. Vincent's Academy. >>
The New York Mets should expect to win about 90 games in 2007 and the Yankees a whopping 110 games to lead their divisions, said Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT. Bukiet, who is also an associate dean of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, offers the expectations for the number of games each major league baseball team should win based on his mathematical model, developed in 2000. >>
Demetrius T. Papageorgiou, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Problems in Interfacial Electrohydrodynamics” on April 4 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss “Measuring Membrane Potential of Live Cells by Dielectric Spectroscopy” on March 27 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Maria Uriarte, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, will discuss “Potential Impacts of Increased Severity and Frequency of Tropical Storms on Caribbean Forests” on March 20 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611. >>
Petia Vlahovska, PhD, an assistant professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, will discuss “Microhydrodynamics of Soft Particles" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on March 19 at 4:15 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
“Flexible Adaptive Clinical Trials: Methods, Software and Case Studies” is the topic of a talk by Cyrus Mehta, PhD, president of Cytel Inc. and a professor of biostatistics at Harvard University, on March 9 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Kaushik Ghosh, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Some Recent Developments in Ranked Set Sampling And Their Applications” on March 7 at 4:15 p.m., Kupfrian Hall, Room 109. >>
Jonathan H.C. Luke, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Large Scale Convection in a Well-Stirred Sedimenting Suspension” at the Spring 2007 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series on March 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 221. >>
Brenda Farrell, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine, will discuss "Membrane Tether Forces in Mast Cells" at a Mathematical Biology Seminar on Feb. 27 at 1 p.m., Life Sciences Building, 1st floor, Rutgers-Newark. >>
Jasneet Kaur, a senior at NJIT, is conducting research sponsored by a program in the department of mathematical sciences that could one day help scientists understand how cancer spreads. Kaur, a graduate of Fair Lawn High School, studies how a protein-- RhoA--changes the shape of cells. >>
Louis Tao, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss orientation selectivity in the visual cortex at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Darko Volkov, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “An Inverse Problem for the Recovery of Active Faults from Surface Observations” at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Feb. 5 at at 4:15 p.m. in  Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Philippe Guyenne, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware, will discuss "Solitary Water Wave Interactions" at a Waves Seminar on Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
2006
Janeet Kaur (at left) is one of six students in NJIT's Undergraduate Biology and Math Training Program (UBMTP) who will present their research at a Mathematical Biology Seminar on Dec. 13 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611. >>
Ehud Yariv, PhD, a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "On the Paradox of Thermocapillary Flow about a Stationary Bubble" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
David Hu, PhD of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University will discuss "Two Studies in Biolocomotion: Walking on Water and Slithering on Land" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Dec. 4 at 4:15 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm. 611. >>
“Electromagnetic Imaging of Small Inhomogeneities” is the topic of a discussion by Michael Vogelius, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, on Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Mathematician James Glimm, PhD, chairman of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, will discuss "Turbulent Mixing in Real (Non-Ideal) Fluids" on Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Emre Aksay, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physiology and biophysics at Cornell University, will discuss “Functional Roles of Excitation vs. Inhibition in a Neural Integrator” at a Mathematical Biology seminar on Nov. 21 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611. >>
Maxim Shkarayev, a PhD student at The University of Arizona, will discuss "Large Deviation Principles in Optical Communication Systems: Theoretical and Experimental Study" on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
“Mechanistic Aspects of the Creation of Theta Rhythmic Activity in the Hippocampus: A Modeling Study” is the topic of a lecture by Horacio Rotstein, PhD of the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
"Spinning Rods, Microfluidics, and Mucus Propulsion by Cilia in the Lung" is the topic of a lecture by Roberto Camassa, PhD, George Kane Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, on Nov. 10 at 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Tim Vogels of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons will discuss "Signal Gating and Detailed Balance in Networks of Model Neurons" on Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm. 611. >>
"Stability of Pure Capillary Waves" is the topic of a Graduate Student-Faculty Seminar by Qiming Wang, a PhD student in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, on Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
"Multi-Strain Disease Models with Antibody-Dependent Enhancement" is the topic of a seminar by Lora Billings, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University, on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
"Protein Condensation: Kinetic Pathways to Crystallization and Disease" is the topic of a lecture by James D. Gunton, PhD, the Joseph A. Waldschmitt Professor of Physics at Lehigh University, on Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Agissilaos Athanassoulis of Princeton University will speak on the topic "Homogenization of Wave Propagation with the Use of Nonlinear Phase-Space Densities: The Wigner Transform Method and Generalizations" on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall, Room 611 >>
"Mind the Gap: Synchrony and Gap Junctions" is the topic of a talk by Bard Ermentrout, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, on Oct. 13 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The New York Mets have a 60 percent chance of taking the the National League Championship series, with a 24 percent chance of clinching the deal in six games, said Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT. >>
The New York Yankees have better than a 3 in 4 chance of defeating the Detroit Tigers in their best of 5 series beginning tonight, said Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT. In the other American League match-up, Bukiet said that the Minnesota Twins have a 71 percent chance of defeating the Oakland A's. >>

KUDOS October 2006

October 01, 2006
Professor Emeritus To Receive Mathematics Prize from National Cultural AssociationVladislav Goldberg, PhD,  professor emeritus in the department of mathematical sciences, will receive the Mathematics Prize for 2006 from the National Cultural Association at an awards ceremony in November in Reggio Calabria, Italy.Professor Named Associate Editor of International JournalPaul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of industrial engineering, was named associate editor of Assembly Automation, a well-established international journal by Emerald Publishers in the UK.Alumna Named To Who's Who of American WomenRita Thornton, PhD, who received her doctorate in environmental science from NJIT and was the graduate student speaker at the May 2006 commencement ceremony, was selected to be in the 2007 edition of Who's Who of American Women.Architecture Professor Appointed Assistant Editor of Multi-Volume Series on US BuildingsGabrielle Esperdy, assistant professor at New Jersey School of Architecture, has been named assistant editor of the Buildings of the United States, a multi-volume series sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, and appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education, published by the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. She also received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for her continuing research on "The Architectress in United States: Perceptions and Realities of Women in Practice Since WWII." >>
Alexander Kiselev, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss "Enhanced Relaxation for Passive Scalar" on Sept. 29 at 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
"Oscillations in Networks of Noisy Spiking Neurons" is the topic of a talk by Nicolas Brunel, PhD, of the CNRS-Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology in Paris on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall 611. >>
NJIT will lead the way for the next four years to train and place more effective science and math teachers in urban high schools in Newark and other high needs districts around the state. “We're sending into the neediest New Jersey high schools, 26 new teachers, who will make math and science come alive for their students,” said principal investigator Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences and associate dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts at NJIT. >>
Filippo Posta, a doctoral student in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation a special honor for his work as a teaching assistant. >>
Amitabha Bose, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today an award for outstanding teaching. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor and associate dean in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today the excellence in teaching award for outstanding work. >>
When Roy Goodman, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematics at NJIT, had some extra moving boxes to give away last fall, he posted an ad on Craigslist. He offered to give the boxes to whomever sent in the best haiku on the topic of moving. Goodman told The New Yorker (July 31, 2006 issue) that the details of the winning haiku set it apart from the other six entries submitted. “He managed to tell a story, and he sounded wistful,” Goodman said. >>
Vladislav Goldberg, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, was named professor emeritus effective September 1, 2006. The designation is in recognition of his many years of service to the university. >>
Starting this fall, William Paterson University (WPU) students can start working on master's degrees in computer science or math from NJIT while completing their bachelor's degrees at WPU. “This new agreement will allow William Paterson students and alumni as well as professionals who live or work near the WPU campus to advance their educations without leaving their backyards,” said Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Learning Education at NJIT. >>
Vladislav Goldberg, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT and an expert in web geometry, was honored last month for a lifetime of scholarship. The International Geometry in Odessa Conference in Ukraine lauded the mathematician during a multi-day conference. >>
More than 120 mathematicians from around the world descended last month upon NJIT for news of the foremost advances in mathematical fluid dynamics at the university's annual conference on applied and computational mathematics. >>
NJIT will host the 16th Annual Newark Public Schools Math Fair and Olympics on May 16-18. Following the judging, parents, teachers and the general Newark community are invited to attend the Math Fair between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to view the students' work. The Math Olympics will be held on May 16 at Kupfrian Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 2:55 p.m., when written and oral competitions will take place; award presentations will follow. >>
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NJIT will host the third annual math conference to expand the frontiers in applied and computational mathematics on May 15-16, GITC Building, Rm. 3700. The event explores recent advances in the worlds of mathematical biology, mathematical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves and electromagnetics and applied statistics. Keynote speakers include mathematicians Charles Peskin, PhD, professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU and MacArthur Fellow, and John Hinch, PhD, professor at Cambridge University, England and Fellow of Trinity College and the Royal Society. >>
Students and faculty in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences participated yesterday in the second annual Integral Bee hosted by the NJIT Math Club. The winners included: Abel George, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, first place; Stephen Istivan, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, second place; and Matt Peragine, a freshman majoring in math, third place. >>
Ozgur Ozen, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will speak on the topic "Electrohydrodynamic Instabilities in Microchannels" at a Fluid Mechanics Seminar on May 1 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall, Room 611. >>
Victor Roytburd, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Interfaces” at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Victor Roytburd, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Interfaces” at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Carol Venanzi, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss “Mathematical Modeling of Drugs To Treat Cocaine Abuse” on April 25 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room  611. >>
Both the Yankees and the Mets will have the best records in their leagues this season, according to Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT who uses a computerized mathematical modeling method to predict games. His annually issued predictions have been competitive over the years with those issued by baseball experts. >>
Eldar Giladi, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Asymptotically Basis Functions for the Helmholtz Equation" on March 31 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Roberto Camassa, PhD, George Kane Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will discuss "Spinning Rods, Microfluidics, and Mucus Propulsion by Cilia in the Lung" on March 24 at 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. Contact: John Bechtold. >>
Robert Miura, PhD, professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering and acting chair of the mathematical sciences department at NJIT, will discuss "Solitons and the Inverse Scattering Method: An Historical View" on March 10, 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. Contact: John Bechtold. >>
Thomas Wanner, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at George Mason University, will discuss "Computational Homology and the Evolution of Complex Patterns" on Feb. 24 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Denis Blackmore, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Chaos and Mixing in Vortex Dominated Flows" on Feb. 27 at 2:45 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 3710. Contact: Dr. Robert Barat, 973-596-5605. >>
Peter Kramer, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Exploring Lagrangian Turbulence Closure Schemes Through Simple Mathematical Models" on Feb. 17 at 11:35 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Robert Miura, PhD, a professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering, was honored yesterday by his colleagues for receiving on Jan. 13 the Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution To Research In Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society. >>
2005
Jonathan Luke, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Symmetries and Global Structure in a Sedimenting Suspension" on Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m., Cullimore Hall Room 611. Contact: Susan Sutton, suttons@njit.edu; 973-596-3235. >>
Chjan Lim, PhD, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will speak on the topic "A Second Modulus of Elasticity for an Ensemble of Vortex Lines: New Vortex Matter in Superfluid He4 and Superconductors" on Dec. 9, 11:35 a.m.-12:55 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. Contact: Susan Sutton, 973-596-3235; suttons@njit.edu. >>
Lou Kondic, PhD, associate professor of mathematics at NJIT, received a 2005-06 Fulbright Scholar grant to study a dimension of thin film science focusing on the thinnest fluids. Kondic will travel to Argentina, where he will help physicists discover better ways to coat very delicate, almost invisible glass fibers. >>
Members of the NJIT Math Club successfully constructed a simple Foucault's pendulum on Nov. 15 in the stairwell of Fenster Hall. Jonathan Lansey and Ikemefuna Agbanusi affixed a long cable to a ceiling and tied a bowling ball to the end of the cable six flights below, then let the ball sway as they charted its trajectory. >>
John Bechtold, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently named a master teacher during university convocation, NJIT's annual fall awards ceremony. >>
John Bechtold, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellent in teaching award during NJIT's annual university convocation. >>
Ivan Zorych, PhD, a graduate student in the department of mathematical science who also worked as a teaching assistant at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellence in teaching award during NJIT's annual university convocation >>
More than 150 girls--fourth through eighth-graders--are launching rockets, designing rollercoasters and analyzing chocolate as part of NJIT's FEMME program, which offers six summer workshops in the fundamentals of aeronautical, biomedical and mechanical engineering. The FEMME program is designed to help girls overcome the gender gap in math, science and engineering. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) played host this weekend to more than 250 leading experts in applied mathematics.  The researchers poured onto campus for an unusual three-day conference to discuss the frontiers of applied and computational mathematics.The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Air Force Office of Special Research (AFOSR) provided funding. Other sponsors were NJIT, the Society of Math Biology and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute. NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics organized the event. >>
Daljit S. Ahluwalia, PhD, chairman of the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, addressed conference participants at the opening session of an international mathematics conference on May 13-15, 2005. More than 150 of the nation's most prominent mathematicians attended “Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics,” the second annual event at NJIT to explore recent advances in mathematical biology, mathematical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves and electro-magnetic and applied statistics.  >>
An international conference—a talk fest among mathematicians—will be held this weekend.  “Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics” will be the second annual event at NJIT to explore recent advances in the worlds of mathematical biology, mathematical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves and electro-magnetic and applied statistics.  Funders include the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, the Society for Mathematical Biology and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. >>
Avner Friedman, PhD (at left) of The Ohio State University will be the keynote speaker at the Second Conference on Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics on May 14-15, 2005 at NJIT. Hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the conference will explore recent advances in mathematical biology, mathematical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves and electromagnetics and applied statistics. For more information, please visit the conference website. >>
The world's oceans, and mathematics, have a lot to say to Eliza Michalopoulou, PhD,  associate professor in the department of mathematics at NJIT. Her work illustrates another of the many ways in which mathematics defends the nation. As a mathematician, Michalopoulou devises algorithms to help U.S. Navy engineers detect submarines in shallow water.  From her underwater (also known as acoustical) research, Michalopoulou can determine the location of submarines and whales, the earth's changing climate, even environmental contamination. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT who has an expertise in mathematical modeling, has issued his annual predictions for the Major League Baseball 2005 season. The Yankees should win the most games in baseball in 2005 and take their division, says Bukiet, and the Mets should win 10 more games than they did last year, but they'll still take fourth place in their division. >>
Twenty-seven high schools from across the state will visit NJIT on March 14, 2005 to participate in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) competition, a one-day exam that tests teams of four to eight students on math, chemistry, physics, biology, and computer applications. >>
NJIT's Center for Pre-college Programs will sponsor summer workshops to encourage students--many of whom are girls and minorities--from post-fourth to post-11th grades to pursue education in science, math and engineering. The workshops run from four to six weeks, and begin either in late June or early July. Applications are due April 8 and can be obtained by calling 973-596-3550 or by visiting the center's website>>
2004
A group of alumni from the Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) visited the university to speak to students about the skills needed to succeed professionally.  The 16 alumni, all of whom graduated from the Albert Dorman Honors College, met with students in round table discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. The graduates also spoke about internships and research opportunities available at their companies.  >>
Sure they taste great boiled and properly seasoned, but crabs may also hold the key to some of biology's most intriguing questions about rhythmic patterns in the central nervous system and what happens when those patterns become abnormal. Research into rhythmic neuron-firing patterns that activate muscles in the stomachs of crabs is one of about a dozen studies under way at NJIT's interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics that combine mathematical and biological techniques to determine how physiological systems function.A crab's simple digestive system, says Farzan Nadim, associate professor of mathematical sciences, makes the crustacean an ideal research model. "Because a crab has only about 30 neurons involved in digestion, it is a good choice for studying the rhythmic pattern of fast and slow nerve impulses that activate the stomach muscles during grinding, chewing, digesting and filtering food," says Nadim. The researcher and his colleague, associate profesor Amitabha Bose, use computational, analytical and experimental techniques to study the crabs. Nadim's research is funded by a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and both researchers also have grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF)."Through the work of mathematicians over the past 20 years, we now have general principles that show us that rhythmic patterns in most animals--including humans--are essentially the same," Bose points out. "Scientists have established that most species can perform several rhythmic motor activities simultaneously, such as walking, breathing, swimming and chewing. What we don't know yet is how these rhythmic activities are generated by neurons and why nerve cells sometimes begin to misfire and disrupt the normal oscillating fast-slow rhythmic pattern. Malfunctioning of these neuron-firing patterns leads to such abnormalities as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.Jorge Golowasch, an associate professor of mathematical sciences, also collaborates with Nadim in researching neural networks in crustaceans' stomachs. Using electrophysical and computational methods, Golowasch studies cellular and network mechanisms that enable neurons to recover from disruptions produced by growth and injury. With the help of NIH and NSF support, he is attempting to answer the question of how the nervous system can be flexible, or plastic, while at the same time remaining stable, which may shed light on mechanisms of learning and memory.Expanding the spectrum of studiesNadim, Bose and Golowasch are among the members of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics who are pursing studies in mathematical biology, a field of applied mathematics that has been growing steadily in recent years. One of the largest concentrations of researchers working in mathematical biology in North America is to be found at NJIT, an their efforts have been supported by major external funding. To date, the funding that has been awarded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Whitaker Foundation, and other public and private sources amounts to nearly $2.5 million.Research in mathematical biology spans a growing range of applications, including studies in animal and plant populations, physiology, biomechanics, epidemiology, disease pathology, neuroscience, hemodynamics, molecular biology, pharmacokinetics and cell physiology. Some examples of medical applications include the detailed study of the components of the brain, treatment of diseases, and the design of pharmaceutical devices for drug delivery.In mathematical biology, equations and experiments go hand in hand. Accordingly, most mathematical biology studies are conducted by teams of researchers that include mathematicians who use analytical and computational models to propose a hypothesis and experimentalists who carry out the relevant experiments in their laboratories to test them. Some of the NJIT researchers are working independently while others are collaborating with experimentalists at Boston University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, New York University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.A model approach at NJITThe expertise in mathematical biology marshaled at NJIT was one of the reasons Robert M. Miura, associate chair of the department of mathematical sciences and professor in mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering, decided to join the faculty two years ago after having been at the University of British Columbia for over two decades. Miura is involved in a number of neuroscience and related studies, including looking at why neurons fire at specific frequencies, how large-amplitude ion waves propagate in the brain after injury, how normal beta cells in the pancreas work electrically, and how malfunctioning beta cells can lead to diabetes."Interestingly, the types of mathematical equations that govern electrical activity in pancreatic beta cells also govern the electrical activities in other cells such as neurons and heart cells," explains Miura. "This is one of the beauties of mathematical modeling. Many of the mathematical ideas gleaned from one model of a biological system can be applied to models of many other systems."The microcirculatory system, comprising tiny capillaries and arteries that can't be seen without a microscope, is the focus of Daniel Goldman's Whitaker Foundation-funded research. An assistant professor of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering, Goldman is using mathematical and computational models to study blood flow and mass transport in the microcirculatory system during sepsis, a potentially fatal condition caused by an infection. Sepsis can cause the body's major organs--the heart, kidneys, liver and lungs--to fail, resulting in death."We know that sepsis changes the flow patterns of the blood, which can lead to a lack of oxygen in organs," says Goldman. "But lack of oxygen is not the only cause of organ failure. With our studies we hope to have a better understanding of what other factors lead to sepsis."This multidisciplinary perspective is affirmed by Daljit S. Ahluwalia, chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and director of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. "Before we can hope to cure a disease, we have to understand the underlying mechanisms, and that requires several disciplines," he says. "The 21st century has been called the century of biology, and here at NJIT we are applying our wide-ranging expertise, which includes mathematics, to the many unanswered questions about how physiological systems work." >>
If you're interested in learning how to improve a golf swing, create a better baseball bat or combat sepsis, NJIT is the place to be.  More than 200 mathematicians and scientists are on campus for NJIT's first international research conference May 21-22.  Conference sponsors are NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. >>
If you're interested in learning how to improve a golf swing, create a better baseball bat or combat sepsis, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is the place to be.  More than 200 mathematicians and scientists will attend NJIT's first international research conference May 21-22.  The event will shed light on 40 unusual and important research activities such as the ones above.  Conference sponsors are NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. >>
2003

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October 17, 2003
“The Yankees have a 72.5% chance to beat the Marlins in the World Series, according to Bruce Bukiet. “ It would be fishy if the Marlins were to win,” Bukiet quips, “since the Yankees are overall a better team, with superior hitting and pitching. The Yankees are favored to win all but one game in the series, and even in that game the teams are statistically even.” >>
Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., an associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) an expert in numerical methods and mathematical modeling, has issued his baseball playoff predictions for 2003. >>
The FEMME summer program (Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative), which helps girls overcome the gender gap in math, science and engineering, will end with a rocket launch. Fifth-grade girls, who studied the fundamentals of aeronautical engineering, will launch model rockets they assembled in class. Other Femme classes will display projects they designed such as roller coasters, bridges and artificial bones. >>
When NJIT's Suzanne quizzes quizzes the girls who arrive on campus every summer to study science as part of a program called FEMME,  she asks their opinion of engineers.   Mostly, Heyman says, the students agree that "engineers are nerds," that engineering is not a viable career choice for women, and that science is not something many of them are considering.   What a difference a few weeks of imaginative, exciting teaching can make, she says.   This year's class, 120 girls in grades four through eight, arrived on campus recently and will attend classes through August 7 as day students.   Most are either black or Hispanic and all are within commuting distance of Newark. Many come from low-income families.   But all are bright students who must get A's and B's in math and science and three letters of recommendation from teachers and guidance counselors.   The girls are grouped by grade and spend the summer on one of five interest areas, environment, aerospace science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering.   The faculty design kid-friendly experiments and learning exercises.   For instance, this year's chemical engineering class is learning what makes a polymer turn into "slime," the slippery, gooey plastic sold as a toy.  They learn how chemical reactions change polymers from slimy to hard, says Heyman.   Another class is learning engineering principles by building bridges out of match sticks.   Working in teams--like real engineers--and using a glue gun, the girls design then secure their structures. They will later test their model bridges by placing 10-lb bags of sand on them. Heyman predicts the girls will learn that using cross-braced toothpicks makes a stronger bridge than when the toothpicks are glued together at right angles.   "They come up with some amazing designs," she says.   But in addition to the specifics these girls will learn, the real achievement of FEMME is opening the students' eyes to the possibilities science, math, and engineering offer women.   Nationally, over 90 percent of the jobs in math and science are held by men, according to FEMME data.   Heyman believes that through programs like NJIT's that trend will start to change.   Already about half of FEMME's alumnae who have finished college have gone on to math or science careers, says Heyman.   No one expects that the program will make a scientist of every girl who enters, but Heyman believes FEMME works. It starts wih changing thinking, she says.   At the end of last year's session, the students were again polled on their attitudes toward math, science, and engineering.   To the question "Girls can be engineers, do you agree or disagree?", only 19 percent had said they agreed at the start of the program. By the end of the session, 38 percent said they agreed. >>
The FEMME program (Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative) helps girls overcome the gender gap in math, science and engineering. Elementary school girls perform as well as boys in math and science, yet fall behind them during middle school and high school. To redress that imbalance, 120 girls – fourth through eighth graders – will come to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus to study aeronautical, biomedical and mechanical engineering. >>
Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology who has an expertise in mathematical modeling, has issued his Major League Baseball 2003 analysis. >>