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Professor Sanchoy Das from the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will give the keynote address on Aug. 6 at the Global Conference on Healthcare Systems Engineering (GCHSE) 2014. >>
Environmental cleanup experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. >>
A mobile app created by NJIT students that gives middle and high school basketball teams a searchable database of performance statistics is the winner of the New Jersey Apps Challenge, an innovation contest initiated two years ago by former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). >>
John D. Carpinelli, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive director of the Center for Pre-College Programs, received the IEEE Computer Society 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Award. >>
NJIT researchers have developed a paint for use in coatings and packaging that changes color when exposed to high temperatures, delivering a visual warning to people handling material or equipment with the potential to malfunction, explode, or cause burns when overheated. >>
Ali Akansu, a professor in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. student Yanjia Sun have published a paper entitled “Automatic Inference of Mental States from Spontaneous Facial Expressions" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Florence, Italy.  >>
When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
Pedro J. Claudio Jr., '15, of Jersey City, an information technology major at NJIT, was selected to participate in the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) program. >>
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 Humanities Professor Maurie Cohen will co-chair the Second Biennial Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption on June 8-11, 2014 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Nuggehalli Ravindra was the guest speaker at Montville Township High School's second annual Science Symposium on June 2, 2014. >>
What are the emerging trends in business and industry? What are the best ways to connect population centers and centers of employment? NJIT and the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network are co-sponsoring a regional workforce symposium to explore these and other questions. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Turoff has been selected as a Sloan-C Fellow for his pioneering and visionary research in computer-mediated communications, learning management systems, and the effectiveness of online learning. >>
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. >>
NJIT's Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in coordination with 87th Contracting Squadron, supporting the 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Small Business Administration, will host “Future Procurement Opportunities for Small Businesses” on June 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Scottish Rite in Bordentown. >>
Deane Evans, Executive Director of NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge, delivered a presentation on architecture and building science research in the U.S. on May 23, 2014 to architectural faculty and students at Dali University in Dali, China.  >>
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."    >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has awarded four scholarships of approximately $1,370 to outstanding students at various stages in their college careers. >>
Did you ever wonder if you could pinpoint the original locations where your favorite paintings were created—or if they still exist? A new app developed by NJIT Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Gareth Russell can help users “see” through the eyes of noted artists and the scenery that inspired their work. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) awarded 2,649 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 98th Commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
Dozens of manufacturers from the region attended a small business forum at NJIT on May 16 to discuss strategies to strengthen and expand their companies by locating public and private sources of capital and by developing new markets at home and abroad. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 2,600 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the 98th Commencement exercises on May 20, 2014. >>
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will host a forum for small manufacturers on the NJIT campus on Friday, May 16 that will address common challenges to expansion and stability such as access to capital and growth through exporting and new market development, while also apprising business owners of available federal resources. >>
When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
Maurie Cohen, Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at NJIT, has been appointed to serve as a mentor with the Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship (CAARF) Program.   >>
More than two years ago, NJIT Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video into his emergency management network at NJIT. >>
A robot programmed to interpret spoken English and translate it into American Sign Language (ASL) using its arms, hands, and fingers was the top finisher in this year's Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop. >>
A memorial technical session for the late Dr. Marino Xanthos, Professor of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, was held at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference on April 29, 2014 in Las Vegas. >>
The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food — and which they propagate through pollination. But what would happen if this vital, mutually beneficial relationship goes out of synch due to climate change? >>
Sarang Muley, a PhD Candidate in NJIT's Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science & Engineering, has co-authored a book chapter with Professor Nuggehalli M. Ravindra in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification (Springer). >>
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.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon three distinguished individuals at its 98th Commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
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. >>
Nearly 150 students from high schools throughout northern and central New Jersey received graduation certificates on April 26 for successfully completing the semester-long Science Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
On April 23, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Showcase will take place in the Campus Center Atrium from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The biannual Capstone program gives CCS seniors a chance to put their cumulative learning to the test by creating real solutions to real world problems. >>
NJIT's first annual Big Data Visualization Contest – a competition that immersed undergraduates in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and challenged them to use S&P Capital IQ's cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools to make hypothetical pitches for high-stakes acquisition deals – concluded in a photo finish at Innovation Day this week with the winning team narrowly edging out close competitors. >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present “From Fundamental Research to Commercialization: NSF-Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)” on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.  >>
S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MHFI), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are co-sponsoring the first annual Big Data Visualization Contest -- a competition that immerses undergraduates in the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by challenging them to pitch hypothetical acquisition targets using cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools available on S&P Capital IQ's desktop platform. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan was formally inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences. >>
Janne Lindqvist, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will present “Towards Science of Gesture-Based Authentication: Security and Memorability” on April 14 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
David Rothschild, an economist with Microsoft Research New York City, will speak about coming transformations in market intelligence in the presentation, “Eliciting and Aggregating Information from Laypeople: Polling, Prediction Games, and Social Media Data,” on April 24 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
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. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 3, 2014 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Transformations” and features leaders in fields from sustainable design, to energy, to computing, addressing a range of topics on how ideas can transform individuals, societies, and nations. >>
Gal Haspel, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently co-authored the article “Sensory Arsenal on the Stinger of the Parasitoid Jewel Wasp and Its Possible Role in Identifying Cockroach Brains,” featured in PLOS ONE, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find? >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will present “Computer modeling methodology in the simulation of due to blasts and impact brain injuries” on March 25 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
Michael A. Wall has been appointed as Executive Director of Constituent Relations in NJIT's Office of University Advancement, effective March 31, 2014.  >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
Eric Katz, professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities, presented two papers at the recent American Philosophical Association Central Division meetings in Chicago.  >>
NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review's recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2014. >>
Francisco Guzman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) working with NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP), has won a fellowship from the American Petroleum Institute that includes attending the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Georgia in May of this year. >>
On March 12, Kit Windows-Yule will give a lecture entitled "When Size Doesn't Matter - Density and Inelasticity-Induced Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems" as part of the Spring 2014 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium series under the sponsorship of the Granular Science Laboratory through Elsevier. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
The Swarm Lab at NJIT will be hosting Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University, as the biology colloquium speaker on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication Society.  >>
Nuggehalli Ravindra, professor of physics at NJIT, co-organized the 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications at the recent 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university's research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host the 16th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center Atrium.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship Fund and the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti recently received an award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for “Sustained Leadership and Contributions to the Space Weather Enterprise and Creative Stewardship of the Space Weather Journal.”  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Michael Brownstein will receive the "best paper in the category of untenured faculty" prize for a paper that he will be presenting this month at the North Carolina Philosophical Society>>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Two NJIT sports, women's tennis and men's soccer, have been invited to join and accepted membership in conferences whose championship team receives an automatic spot in the postseason NCAA Division I championship field. >>
Rong-Yaw Chen has been named professor emeritus after having served as a distinguished member of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT for nearly five decades.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
A research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award in the category of "Best Use of DH for Fun."  >>
NJIT is sponsoring a contest that will give students a chance to win cash, iPads as well as paid internships. >>
Chase Qishi Wu, University of Memphis, will present “Enabling Big-data Scientific Workflows in High-performance Networks” on Feb. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
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.  >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has published an article in a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly, a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers technical communication in a variety of fields. >>
Kevin Greene, Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security Division, will hold the student town hall meeting “Software Assurance Improvements through Research” on Jan. 29 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in GITC 3710.  >>
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Computational Informatics Division, will present “Cyber-Social Computing: Distilling High Value Information the Internet of Things and Social Media” on Jan. 24 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.   >>
Michael Ehrlich and Judith Sheft, co-directors of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center (NJIAC), will discuss “Start Up Secrets” on Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library as part of the NJ Business & Innovation Series.  >>
The 21st annual meeting for BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey's life sciences industry, will be held on January 30th this year. >>
A massive solar storm erupting from a giant, tumultuous sunspot is providing what physicist Andrew Gerrard calls a “beautiful opportunity” to observe and analyze a rare and powerful burst of solar radiation and particles traveling at unusually high speed toward Earth. >>
NJIT Senior University Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at Newark Liberty International Airport.  >>
Roumiana Petrova, senior university lecturer in the department of chemistry and environmental science, served as chair of the MS&T 2013 Program Coordinating Committee for the annual conference and exhibition held in Montreal, Canada.  >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, professor and associate professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, have published a co-authored article in Electronic Book Review, a peer-reviewed journal of critical writing produced and published by the emergent digital literary network. >>
Parvathi Kumar, of Bridgewater, who received a master's degree in computer science from NJIT, will exhibit her photography this winter at two New Jersey galleries.  >>
2013
The NJIT Section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) participated in the SWE Annual Conference (WE13) from Oct. 24-26 in Baltimore, MD.  The SWE executive board members and faculty advisor made a strong presence at the conference by organizing sessions, serving as session monitors and judges and participating as speakers in workshops and panels.  >>
Forty teams consisting of more than one hundred freshmen students majoring in mechanical engineering showcased their reverse engineering projects at the Innovation 101 Showcase event held on Dec. 04.  This year's theme was “Passion, Team Work and Get Involved.” >>
Basil Baltzis, Interim Dean of Newark College of Engineering, was recognized today by the NJIT Committee on Women's Leadership (CWL) for his commitment to the aspirations and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. >>
NJIT has received a Silver Award in the 2013 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades Awards competition for "The Inauguration of Joel Stuart Bloom, Eighth President of NJIT." >>
Zhe He, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "A Family-Based Framework for Supporting Quality Assurance of Biomedical Ontologies in BioPortal" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. >>
NJIT alum Charles Forman has been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America” in the 2014 Best Lawyers Winter Business Edition. >>
The SABOC research group in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT was one of five recipients of the distinguished paper award at the prestigious 37th Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held in Washington D.C. November 16-20.  >>
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.  >>
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of NJIT have honored three of the university's most outstanding friends and supporters with the naming of facilities and departments in their memory. >>
NJIT's Reginald Farrow will be participating in NPR's social media series, “A Day in the Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation.”  Farrow (@rcfarrow) will be tweeting on Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  >>
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $1 million grant to a team of environmental experts at NJIT who offer technical assistance to communities working to transform contaminated properties into clean and productive land. >>

NJIT Grad to Head IEEE

December 06, 2013
Nearly 40 years after he led the student branch of IEEE at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Howard E. Michel '75, returned to campus this week as the global technical professional society's president-elect. >>
David Rothenberg, a professor of philosophy and music at NJIT, contributed to a documentary film that has won the grand prize at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, addressed the third annual international Gender Summit (GS3NA) on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.  >>

Student Kudos

November 27, 2013
NJIT Team Places Second in Forensics Challenge
The team consisting of PhD candidates Guanshuo Xu, Jingyu Ye and Professor Yun Q. Shi has won second place in the first and second phases of the first forensics challenge organized by the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. >>
An NJIT-hosted forum on the future of advanced manufacturing in the state found wide consensus among New Jersey manufacturers, state workforce training officials, and representatives from the university's Division of Continuing Professional Education on the need to improve workers' skills with closer cooperation among employers, vocational training programs, and 2- and 4-year colleges. >>
Two Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students were winners in the recent American Concrete Institute (ACI) Art of Concrete Competition.  >>
Ellen Thomas, assistant professor of marketing at NJIT, recently won the "Best Paper in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Retailing Track" award for her paper "Supplier Integration in New Product Development: Communication and Buyer Performance" at the 51st Annual Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) Conference >>
NJIT is hosting the Fall 2013 CCS Capstone Showcase on Dec. 4 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Michael Hein, Saarland University, will present “Droplet Based Microfluidics: Interface and Dynamics” on Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore, Rm. 505.  >>
The New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) recently awarded Bright Idea Awards for 2013 to two teams of NJIT researchers.  The awards, which recognize outstanding research, were presented at a ceremony held in October.  >>
Leonid Tsybeskov, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Basil Baltzis, interim dean of Newark College of Engineering, hold the special plaque recognizing Ying Wu '88 that was recently added to those honoring the College's most generous supporters. >>
Several NJIT students participated in the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2013 Conference and Exhibition held in Montreal, Canada at the end of October.  The event brought together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology.  >>
Speaking to an audience of civil engineers, architects, concrete specialists, and other height enthusiasts at a recent lecture on campus, Lawrence Novak, the lead structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, related the complex strategy that allowed him to shatter records in constructing the world's tallest freestanding structure. >>
Richard Carback, Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, will present “Engineering Practical End-To-End Verifiable Voting Systems” on Nov. 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays. >>
The university community mourns the loss of Lilyan Kreitchman, widow of Morton A. Kreitchman, class of '44. >>
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. >>
The Newark College of Engineering will be hosting an ethics panel, “Professional Responsibility in Engineering Practice,” sponsored by the United Engineering Foundation/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Nov. 13th from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the NJIT Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has authored a new textbook entitled Separation of Molecules, Macromolecules and Particles (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  >>
Nancy Coppola, professor of English at NJIT, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) for significant long-term contributions to programming in technical communication and for service to the profession and the organization.  >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.  >>
Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, of Califon, was elected a Fellow of Web Information System Engineering (WISE) Society during the 2013 WISE Conference in Nanjing China.  Rusinkiewicz, who is dean of the College of Computing Sciences, was recognized for his contributions to science and technology. >>
Dolcey Chaplin, Esq., director of NJIT's Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), has been chosen as a member of the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) official board of advisors >>
Amit Kumar, adjunct professor of finance at NJIT, recently published a new book entitled "Short Stories from the Stock Market."  The book offers insights into the controversial strategy of short selling through case studies and provides a framework for investors, finance students and professors, stock market reporters, and other stock enthusiasts to find uncommon short ideas and avoid common traps and hot stocks.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
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 Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently sponsored a seminar by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group.  In addition to discussing the materials science, engineering and technology of testing the mechanical properties of biomaterials, BOSE representatives also discussed internships and job opportunities at BOSE locations throughout the world.  >>
Grad student Megan Litwhiler is currently pursuing a PhD in biology at NJIT and has been awarded a scholarship through Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), a trust that recognizes and invests in the future of women's professional careers.  >>
NJIT alum Patrick J. Natale recently announced his retirement as executive director, chief staff officer and secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  His retirement will become effective Dec. 31, 2014.    >>
Employees at the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in New York City now have the opportunity to receive on-site training in CloudTechnologies offered by the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Division at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Gareth Russell, associate professor in the department of biological sciences, will discuss metapopulation theory on WAMC's "Academic Minute," a weekday radio program that features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions.  >>
The cadets of NJIT's Air Force ROTC Detachment 490 recently performed color guard duties at the annual Mario Batali Foundation Golf Tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at NJIT. This was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus, aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
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.  >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their resilient design work at the 2013 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in Grapevine, Texas.  This annual event is the industry's premier national venue for the public dissemination of state-of-the-art precast concrete technologies.  >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are sponsoring lectures by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group on Oct. 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
The Computer Science Department will host the student panel “Intern Experience in Summer 2013” on Oct. 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
The School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of "The Best 295 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review). >>
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.”  >>
NJIT's Information Technology Program will host "Harnessing Data Generated by the World Around Us" on Oct. 16 at 3:45 p.m. in GITC 1100.  >>
In collaboration with Career Development Services (CDS), physics professor Ravindra Nuggehalli will host Uncommon Schools, a network of outstanding urban public charter schools working to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. >>
Commissioner Wirths kicked off ManufactureNJ Week at NJIT stating that the 243,000 jobs created through manufacturing confirms the value of this industry to the Garden State.  He added that “we collectively” need to continue to raise the awareness of the numerous opportunities in this industry and change the public's perception of manufacturing.  Today's 17,000 New Jersey manufacturers are technology driven and meet the needs of niche markets ranging from hat makers to medical devices. >>
Bala Prasanna of IBM will present “Working In The 21st Century – Essential Skills To Survive & Thrive in Present Day Workplace” on Oct. 9 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was awarded yesterday to Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT. >>
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.  >>
The Honorable Harold J. Wirths, commissioner of the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development (NJLWD), will recognize the important contributions of advanced manufacturing to the Garden State economy as he kicks off ManufactureNJ Week beginning tomorrow, October 4 at NJIT's Campus Center in Newark from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  Governor Chris Christie issued a proclamation declaring October 7-11, 2013 as ManufactureNJ Week and stating that advanced manufacturing is one of the seven priority industry clusters in the state. >>
Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Garnier's research on robotic swarms was cited in an article about using robots to understand animal behavior in the October 1, 2013 issue of The Scientist.   >>
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.   >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman has published his eighth collection of poetry, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013  (BlazeVOX, 2013). >>
The NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) was represented by Marketing Specialist Sherry Rose at the US House of Representatives Small Business Committee meeting on September 12, 2013. >>
A new research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser launched yesterday at the National Library of France. Combining music, documented artistic performances, lectures, and studio experiments, Funk's SoundBox 2012 draws from hundreds of digital recordings that he produced. >>
Deliris Diaz, a first-year student, recently received the Jean Gordon Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding promise as a woman physicist from NJIT's Department of Physics. >>
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has awarded NJIT a $289,000 grant to investigate alternative measures for flood mitigation in the Hackensack/Moonachie/Little Ferry area.  The effort will enhance rather than duplicate any on-going efforts by the US Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations.  NJIT's newest center, the Flood Mitigation Engineering Resource Center will handle the work. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
Two young women, both NJIT McNair Scholars and rising chemical engineers, were invited to join selective Department of Energy (DOE) internship programs.  >>
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.  >>
The NJIT community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gertrude Morse on August 21, 2013.  The university's sadness is truly tempered by fond memories of an exceptionally talented and compassionate woman.  Known to her many friends as Trudy, her life was rich with accomplishment as a poet, musician and social activist. >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel has been appointed a member of a National Research Council (of the National Academies) committee on the Effective Daily Recovery Capacity.  The appointment is through Nov. 14, 2013.  The task includes providing guidelines on the best techniques for skimming oil off the ocean surface following spills.  Such guidelines are important for preparedness of regions regarding oil spills. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on September 12, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Think Big – Think small” and feature leaders in various fields addressing a range of topics on how to take ideas and put them into action.  >>
Computer scientist, educator, and former research executive Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, has been appointed dean of the NJIT College of Computing Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2013.  >>
An NJIT Capstone team has recently developed the website CELR.org, which stands for Creative Engineering Learning Resource.  The site was created by Priscilla Nelson, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, and a computer science Capstone team of undergraduates.  >>
Balraj Subra Mani, university lecturer in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, recently presented a paper co-authored with Reggie Caudill, professor and department chair, on reverse engineering at the Fifth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE) in Pittsburgh.  >>
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 Professor Ali Akansu, PhD, wants to prevent another flash crash on Wall Street.  An electrical and computing engineer who is an expert in the relatively new field of adapting signal processing to strengthen the security of finance markets, he fights to be heard.  >>
Researchers at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in Big Bear, CA have obtained new and remarkably detailed photos of the Sun with the New Solar Telescope (NST).  The photographs reveal never-before-seen details of solar magnetism revealed in photospheric and chromospheric features.  >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Jonathan Luke to interim dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Aug. 1, 2013. >>
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode, of Westfield, a 2013 Fellow for his seminal contributions to solar physics and to the development of a revolutionary ground-based solar telescope facility.  >>
AJ Polanco Jr., Woodbridge, and Danielle Esmaya, Union, recently presented “Social Reform Through Mobile Gaming (Seed.Genesis)” in the mobile apps session of SIGGRAPH 2013, the world's premier annual conference on computer graphics and interactive media, held this year in Anaheim, California. >>
CCS Capstone & HS Real World Connections (RWC) will be hosting the 25th Real World Projects Showcase on Aug. 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Paramus Catholic Paladin cornerback Jabrill Peppers, of East Orange, and head football coach Chris Partridge kept more than 50 students in an NJIT Upward Bound Multimedia Journalism class spellbound yesterday as Peppers, with humility and intelligence, answered students' questions for almost an hour.  >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
“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.  >>
Congratulations to Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell, a recent winner of Manufacturing Engineering magazine's inaugural 30 Under 30 recognition program for excellence in manufacturing and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel, is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.    >>
A leading Chinese manufacturer of high speed trains will fund an NJIT research lab to develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on fast trains. >>
A hemostatic wound dressing, known as ChitO2-Clot, developed by a team of NCE biomedical engineering students took honorable mention for promising technological innovation in the recent 2013 BMEidea Competition.  >>
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Ankur Agrawal, and his CCS advisors Professor Yehoshua Perl and Assistant Professor Mei Liu.  His paper "Identifying Problematic Concepts in SNOMED CT using a Lexical Approach," has been nominated as one of 11 finalists in the student paper competition at the World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics.  >>
One of China's leading manufacturers of fast trains will fund an NJIT research lab that will develop new wireless communication technologies.  These technologies will offer passengers wireless internet connections on the high-speed trains. >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos recently gave one of the four courses at a conference on solid-state sensors, actuators and microsystems.  >>
Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association.  NJIT entries included work from College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the department of engineering technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs and the new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
High school science teachers from throughout New Jersey recently attended NJIT's third annual materials science camp to learn better approaches for teaching materials science.  The one-week program was a partnership among NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA), the Metro NY/NJ Chapter of the American Society of Materials (ASM) and the ASM Education Foundation.  >>
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, distinguished professor emerita of information systems, was recently named the winner of the SIGCAS Making a Difference Award for 2012 in recognition of her academic research and teaching. >>
NJIT research professor Reginald Farrow will appear on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
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. >>
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.  >>
NJIT took second place at the 2013 ASME Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) National Student Design Contest held recently at the New York Institute of Technology. The proud team of mechanical engineering seniors, Tom Zirmirski and Jarius Amar, developed a remote controlled prototype device for removing radioactive waste.  >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg was recently featured in The New York Times.  >>
A patent was awarded to the late Ernest Geskin, PhD, of Florham Park, an expert in water jet technology and a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT for more than 25 years.  Sharing the patent with him is Krzysztof Kluz, PhD, his former student and now a senior mechanical engineer for Marotta Controls, Montville. >>
NJIT, under Maurie Cohen's direction, will be a co-sponsor (with Clark University and others) of the SCORAI event “The Future of Consumerism and Well-Being in a World of Ecological Constraints” from June 12-14.  >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist, has recently shown in a new study that electronic medical records can validate previously reported adverse drug reactions and report new ones.  >>
Congratulations to NJIT's Steel Bridge Team, placing 12th overall at the National Steel Bridge Building Contest.  This was the highest ranking ever by an NJIT team. >>
An expert in robotics and automation problems, especially those involving manufacturing systems, NJIT Distinguished Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou will have two articles published in the upcoming proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  Both papers were recently presented at this conference. >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will appear this weekend on a segment of One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  >>
Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, professor and associate chair for graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received two awards from The Electrochemical Society (ECS).  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor and electrical engineer Atam Dhawan hits the lecture trail again this summer as a distinguished speaker for an IEEE life sciences lecture series.  His focus will be how “Point of Care Healthcare” can reduce illness, improve the quality of life, and stop spiraling healthcare costs.  Dhawan, who will stop at conferences in Japan, Colombia and Croatia, tells audiences about the following. >>
In a study published today in the journal PLoS One, a team of researchers led by NJIT Associate Professor Gareth Russell has applied a novel method for linking large-scale habitat fragmentation to population sustainability. >>
Congratulations to the dozen graduating bachelor's and master's degree candidates of the NJ School of Architecture saluted earlier in the week at the College of Architecture and Design ceremony for outstanding students.  >>
NJIT's Swarm Lab will host a conference for researchers who study social insects in the northeast of the US on May 24, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall on the NJIT campus.  So far, some 35 researchers from Harvard to Rockefeller universities have expressed interest in attending.  Participants will receive 15 minutes to present information about their current projects and 5 minutes to answer questions.  >>
NJIT Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou, an expert in robotics and automation, received a distinguished service award earlier this month from the IEEE division on robotics and automation.  >>
Vitaly Shneidman, senior university lecturer in NJIT's department of physics, has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Reviewers for 2012” by The Journal of Chemical Physics. >>
The New Jersey chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO NJ) and The Star-Ledger/NJ.com announced the first annual Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award – an award created to honor New Jersey-based companies that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the state.  >>
The College of Architecture and Design concluded yesterday's 2013 NJIT morning commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center with an afternoon balloon launch and luncheon back on campus for grads, friends and relatives.  >>
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, associate professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering, was an invited speaker at the recent Advanced Energy Conference 2013 in New York.  >>
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event titled “Innovation through Imagination.”  The event, funded by a grant from ExxonMobil, hosted 55 students from the seventh grade class of the Newark Early College High School (NECHS) and six of their chaperones.  >>
NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013, bringing the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held this morning at Newark's Prudential Center.  Follow coverage of the ceremony from The Star-Ledger. >>
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.   >>
Twin biomedical and chemical engineering majors, Fabio and David Oliver, of Union, who graduate from NJIT at 9 a.m. on May 20, 2013, have a secret.  Although engineering is their first love and they are actively seeking career positions in their majors, don't expect to see these two spending their leisure time hunched over a computer screen.  >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
NJIT environmental experts will offer better ways to manage brownfields projects and the availability of professional help at NJIT at an upcoming national brownfields conference on May 15-17, 2013 in Atlanta. >>
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.  >>
It was a clean sweep: Over the weekend NJIT students won the regional steel bridge contest as well as the concrete canoe contest.  This marks the second year in a row that NJIT has won both contests.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
Graduating seniors in NJIT's popular CCS Capstone Program will take to the stage on campus next week when they explain how they have solved “real world problems” for corporate and company clients, including CACI,  Audible, Inc., and RDE Systems.  Some students will even feature entrepreneurial projects that grew from the other work.  >>
Watch Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor of biomedical engineering, on “The Edge in Knowledge:  Part II” on Caucus:  New Jersey this weekend.  Arinzeh will be part of a panel discussing the latest advances in biomedical research within New Jersey and among collaborating institutions within the state.  >>
NJIT's first Renaissance Faire, held on campus on April 19, was a festive event featuring performers that entertained crowds with live jousting, fortune telling, tarot card reading and belly dancing.  >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
NJIT's Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research recently showcased the research of eight doctoral students.  The students' work was featured in presentations and posters displayed in the area.  The annual event aims to give doctoral students and their professors from the center a chance to exchange information from a year's worth of work.  The Center is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering.  >>
NJIT students Gaurav Majumdar, Karine Serrado, Carolina Ligorio and Rajesh Singh represented the MS Engineering Management team at the Regional Supply Chain Case Competition which recently took place at Rutgers University.  >>
Watch Richard Garber, associate professor in COAD's School of Architecture, tonight on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  The program, which will discuss the subject of sustainability, is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. (WHYY), 7:00 p.m. (NJTV) and 12:30 a.m. (WNET).     >>
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has appointed NJIT President Joel S. Bloom to the newly-formed Innovation NJ Coalition.  NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks will chair the Coalition. >>
In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their 17-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal.  Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse.  NJIT Professor David Rothenberg's newly-released and latest opus, Bug Music:  How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise (St. Martin's Press), looks at this unending rhythmic cycle.  >>
The NJIT men's and women's basketball teams each were presented with resolutions yesterday from the NJIT Board of Trustees in recognition of their historic championship seasons of both athletic and academic accomplishments. >>
The graduate entity of Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at NJIT conducted a workshop on “Applying to Faculty Positions” for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at NJIT.  The workshop was divided into three sessions on applications, interviews and negotiations.  >>

FEMA Reps Visit NJIT

April 10, 2013
The New Jersey designated Joint Field Office (JFO) of FEMA had reached out to the BEOC Alliance at NJIT to conduct a two-day information based seminar and discussion platform on campus in March for students interested in registering for the national service.  >>
Afolawemi Afolabi, fourth year PhD student at NJIT, won 3rd place at the Technical Research Exhibition (Oral Presentation Category) held during the 39th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers in Indianapolis in March.  >>
WHAT:  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, injects fluid underground at high pressure to fracture rock formations in order to extract previously inaccessible oil and gas.  Opponents point to groundwater contamination, risks to air quality, and migration of toxic chemicals to the surface.  Is this technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at an upcoming NJIT Technology and Society Forum. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, recently spoke at The Student Affairs Conference at NYU, a one-day professional development opportunity open to administrators, faculty, and graduate students to share ideas and expertise regarding a wide array of issues in higher education and student affairs.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 4, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  It will bring together faculty and students to share their passion for innovation and new ideas.  >>
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. >>
Archan Misra, Singapore Management University, will present “Mobile Analytics and the LiveLabs Lifestyle Experimentation Platform” on Mar. 27 from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
A technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at the Technology and Society Forum session on fracking April 10, 2013 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  The NJIT Technology and Society Forum is free and open to the public. >>
The university community mourns the recent passing of Peter Hrycak, professor emeritus of NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
A delegation of 20 people from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China visited NJIT's computer science department on Mar. 11 for a brief introduction on NJIT's teaching and research programs with presentations and discussions focusing on cloud computing.  >>
Shawn Chester, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at NJIT, will present “Mechanics of Amorphous Polymers and Polymeric Gels” on Mar. 13 from 1:00 – 2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
A lucky group of NJIT undergraduate students enrolled in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program available through the Newark College of Engineering's Department of Engineering Technology recently returned from a fascinating week in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete Annual Conference.  >>
Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University, will present “Leveraging Renewable Energy in Datacenters:  Present and Future” on Mar. 12 at 4:45 p.m. in 202 ECEC >>
Steven Nagy, NJIT alum and former structural designer and inspector, will present “An Overview of The New Austrian Tunnel Method (NATM):  Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Tysons Corner, VA” on Mar. 12 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
NJIT will host a Biomedical Engineering Showcase with BS, MS, PhD and Capstone students on March 14 from 9:30-2:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall 6th Floor.  The showcase will feature projects and research via mini poster presentations and guided lab tours and is an opportunity to interact one-on-one with selected students and their faculty advisors as they research and discover new advances in Biomedical Engineering.  >>
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. >>
Lori Peek, PhD, visiting research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University will present “When the Earth Shakes:  A Global Study of Earthquake Risk Reduction Activities, Barriers, and Needs” on March 7 from 4:30 -5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
Two new patents to improve orthogonal space time codes and decode data transmissions of space time spreading were recently awarded to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, executive director of the Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research.  Co-inventors with Bar-Ness on both patents were NJIT alums Amir Laufer and Kodzovi Acolatse. >>
Ting Tan, The University of Vermont, will present “A Preliminary Idea of Bio-Inspired Wind Turbine Blade Structures” on March 6 from 1:00 – 2:25 p.m.in 221 MEC. >>
NJIT researchers received a top honor for their ideas on better ways to ensure the integrity and long-term reliability of data stored at potentially untrusted cloud storage providers.  "Towards Self-Repairing Replication-Based Storage Systems Using Untrusted Clouds," was written by Bo Chen, a doctoral candidate, and his advisor, NJIT Assistant Professor Reza Curtmola, both in NJIT's College of Computing Sciences (CCS).  >>
The NJIT men's basketball team led by head coach Jim Engles won the Great West Conference Championship on Saturday by coming back from a 17 point deficit against Houston Baptist.  Congratulations to NJIT athletics, men's basketball, its coaches and players. >>
With more than 6.7 million students taking at least one course online, according to the 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by Babson Survey Research Group, higher education institutions are stepping up their efforts to meet the growing demand for online programs.  >>
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).  >>
NJIT's Paul Ranky, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will discuss “Some R&D Results and New Research Methodologies in Concurrent / Simultaneous Product & Process Design Engineering with 3P and Other Methods” on Feb. 27 from 1:00-2:25 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
NJIT celebrates a new phase in the growth of its solar technology effort with the rededication of a research center as the China National Building Materials Photovoltaic Materials Research Center.  Expanding its previous work on Cadmium Telluride photocells with NJIT alumni-run Apollo Solar Energy, the new program addresses broader photocell technology and implementation studies.  >>
Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, North Carolina State University, will present “Prediction-Driven System Management for Robust and Green Cloud Computing Infrastructures” on Feb. 25 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Xiaolu Wang, of Newark, a doctoral student at NJIT, was named the 2013 recipient of The Louis Berger International Scholar Award on Feb. 13, 2013.  Wang will receive a stipend of approximately $19,500 to cover tuition and living costs.  In 1997, The Louis Berger Group, Inc. established the Louis Berger International Scholar program at NJIT.  To date, the program has provided scholarships to nine NJIT students.   >>
The American Concrete Institute has named NJIT as an ACI Excellent University for 2012.  >>
Priscilla Nelson, professor in NJIT's Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, is scheduled to appear on WBGO 88.3 FM from 4-6:30 p.m. this evening, commenting on PSE&G's announcement of a $3.9 billion, 10-year overhaul of its system. >>
Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year's 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT.  >>
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. >>
Dr. Zi Chen, Ph.D., Washington University, will present “Nonlinear mechanics, morphology and instability of ribbons, plates and rods” on Feb. 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. in MEC 224. >>
Dr. Sangtae Ha, Princeton University, will discuss “Time-Dependent Pricing for Mobile Data – From Economic Theory to Trial Deployment” on Feb. 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.                            >>
NJIT civil engineer Fadi Karaa, PhD, is scheduled to appear tonight on NBC News (Channel 4) at 11 p.m. EST for a special story about pipeline security.  Priscilla Nelson, PhD, and civil engineering department chair Taha Marhaba, PhD were also interviewed.    >>
Dr. Alper Murat, McGill University, will present “An Allocation-based Modeling and Solution Framework for Location Problems with Dense Demand” on Feb. 19 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in 224 MEC. >>
Dr. Rajiv Malhotra, Northwestern University, will discuss “Fundamentals of Process Mechanics and Process Innovation in Incremental Forming” on Feb. 18 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in 224 MEC. >>
Dejun Yang, Arizona State University, will discuss “Crowdsourcing to Smartphones: Incentive Mechanism Design for Crowdsensing” on Feb. 18 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.    >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently nominated 2013 Emerald Honoree in the category of Educational Leadership.  The 2013 Emerald Honorees are distinguished innovators making a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
Inanc Senocak, Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Boise State University, will discuss “Advanced Computing for Wind Energy and Environmental Applications” on Feb. 15 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
Chris Yingchun Yuan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, will discuss “A System Approach for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Manufacturing and Sustainability Improvement of Nano-scale Manufacturing” from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 in 221 MEC. >>
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. >>
“No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph” is the title of a lecture by the founder of the No FEAR Coalition Marsha Coleman-Adebayo set for Feb. 20, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public.  Street parking is available.  Coleman-Adebayo is the Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. >>
Jinisha Patel, of Springfield, a sophomore at the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, recently attended a White House technology summit.  Patel numbered among 12 college students chosen to attend by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a group Patel has worked with since high school.  >>
For innovative research on semiconductor devices, NJIT Professor Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra, the associate chair for graduate programs in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive two Division Awards next May, the 2013 Electronic and Photonic Division Award and the 2013 Thomas D. Callinan Award from the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society (ECS).  Misra is an ECS Fellow. >>
Dr. Minaxi Gupta of Indiana University will discuss “Unearthing the Roots of Cyberfraud: Exposing DNS Exploitation in AdFraud and Phishing” on Feb. 13 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, will present “Feedback, Control and Dynamic Networks” on Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ECE 202.  >>
Digital poetry expert Christopher Funkhouser, associate professor in the department of humanities, will be consulting on a project called PO.EX'70-80, which focuses on experimental poetry, on Feb. 14 at Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto, Portugal.  >>
Reza Khanbilvardi, Executive Director of CUNY CREST Institute and Director of NOAA-CREST Center, The City College of the City University of New York, will discuss “Satellite Remote Sensing Application in Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling” on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Jeffrey Jestes, University of Utah, will discuss “Changing the Tide: Efficient Summarization Techniques for Massive Data” on Feb. 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
A team of NCE biomedical engineering undergraduates lead by George Ulsh and Dung Le, both of Mullica Hill, recently received the “People's Choice” award at a poster session and pitch competition sponsored by the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network at Princeton University.   >>
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. >>
NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian was asked to join a closed door breakfast briefing held Feb. 5, 2013, in Washington, DC.  California Congressman Mike Thompson organized the meeting.  >>
The NJ Alliance for Action honored NJIT with its leading higher education award for spear-heading the construction of the Warren Street Village Project, a new honors residence hall, Greek houses and additional campus dining facilities scheduled to open on the NJIT campus this coming fall.     >>
The NJIT Small Business Procurement Fair held on Jan. 24 in Atlantic City was a great success.  The event was held in coordination with contracting activities located on Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst.  >>
Steven Hart, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Infrastructure Studies at the Center for Innovation and Engineering, West Point, will present “Conceptual Models for Infrastructure” on Feb. 5 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Dr. Srikanth Krishnamurthy, University of California, Riverside, will present “Resource management in networks:  Performance and Security Issues” on Feb. 6 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Joe Tien, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, will present a talk entitled, “Physical principles that govern vascularization of scaffolds” on Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central King Building (CKB) Room 204.  >>
Inspiration, innovation and invention will be this year's theme for the annual campus-wide undergraduate research showcase on Feb. 6, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. in the second floor gallery and ballroom of the NJIT Campus Center.  >>
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. >>
The research of Dr. Cheul H. Cho, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Research Professor Dr. George Collins was recently published and featured on the Feb. 2013 cover of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, a leading journal in biomedical engineering.  >>
Jerry Fjermestad, professor in NJIT's School of Management, and Karen Patten, NJIT alum, won the best paper in the teaching track in the Third Business Intelligence Congress at the recent International Conference for Information Systems.  >>
Dr. Miao Zhao of Huawei Technologies will present “Utility-Maximization Framework for Dynamic Adaptive  Streaming over HTTP in Multiuser-MIMO LTE Networks” on Jan. 28 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Biotrial S.A., a leading clinical research organization based in France that provides drug discovery and developmental services worldwide, announced today the purchase of approximately 1.2 acres in University Heights Science Park (UHSP) on which it plans to build its North American headquarters. >>
Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind & Behavior, Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled, "Neural basis of visual attention in the primate brain" on Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in CKB 204. >>
A pioneer in the field of signal processing in adaptive arrays and multiple sensor radar, NJIT Professor Alexander Haimovich has been named an IEEE Fellow.  His work has contributed greatly to the advancement and application of electrical engineering and technology.  >>
The NJIT Faculty Council Standing Committee on Research will host a Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30, from 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall (Room 112).  The Office of Provost and Office of Research and Development are sponsors.  >>
Jamming, but not on musical instruments, will be the order of the day later this month as dozens of NJIT design and information technology students and a few from surrounding colleges pull all-nighters—some even all weekenders –at NJIT's Third Annual Global Game Jam (GGJ).  >>
At the 18th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air and Soil held in Jacksonville, Florida, Lev Krasnoperov, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, presented a keynote lecture entitled "Chemical Reactions in Non-thermal Plasma."  >>
Humanities associate professor Carol Johnson recently gave two presentations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  >>
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. >>
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Reginald Tomkins, professor of chemical engineering and co-op adviser for the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, was the winner of the 2011 Zaida C. Morales Martinez ACS Scholars Mentoring Prize.  >>
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.  >>
The Fall 2012 semester has proven to be both busy and successful for students enrolled in NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program.  Andrew Canon, of Parsippany, CIM student and president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appeared on the December cover of Concrete International.  >>
The NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, consisting mainly of Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students, was recently awarded third place at the ACI 2012 Student Egg Protection Device Competition held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  >>
Andrew Canon, president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appears on the December cover of Concrete International (CI).  >>
DesignIntelligence, the influential architecture and design publication, recently rated NJIT as one of the top brands in architectural education showing diversified strengths. >>
Shyamala Pillai, doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, won first place at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Graduate Poster Contest in San Francisco in November.  >>
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. >>
If you're a small business owner—and especially a veteran—mark your calendar now so as not to miss the upcoming NJIT Small Business Procurement Fair set for Jan. 24, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City.  >>
Jonathan Curley, a senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will give a poetry reading at the Intrinsic Cafe on December 6 at 7 p.m. The Intrinsic Cafe is located on 5 Sussex Avenue in Newark, across from the NJIT campus.  >>
In a combined effort by NJIT's Young Alumni Club, the College of Computing Sciences and the Campus Center, speakers Neil Santorella and Carol Chang of the American Red Cross will present “Disaster Preparedness: How Do Universities and Individuals Prepare for Natural and Other Disasters and the Role of the American Red Cross” on Dec. 6 at 5:45 p.m. in Campus Center B35.  >>
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.  >>
Dolcey E. Chaplin, Esq., director of NJIT's Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), invites all small businesses to attend the NJIT Small Business Procurement Fair on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:30 -1:00 p.m. at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City.  >>
The 19th Annual Capstone Showcase, “Power of Technology” will be held on Dec. 5.  The event, which showcases the work of students from the college of computing sciences and is an opportunity for networking, will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Bhavana Kanukurthi, post-doctoral researcher at UCLA, will present “Outsourcing Computation to the Cloud, Privately” on Dec. 5 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Dr. Sotirios G. Ziavras, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory, served as general chair of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence that took place in Athens, Greece from Nov. 7-9. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Eric Fortune's graduate student at Hopkins, Sarah Stamper, is the lead author of an article about weakly electric fish in the Journal of Experimental Biology.  Stamper will also be interviewed on the popular radio program “Quirks and Quarks.”  >>
William Cheswick, lead member of the technical staff at AT&T, will present “Rethinking Passwords” on Dec. 3 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Namas Chandra, Ph.D., P.E., Elmer Koch Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present “Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injuries: Experimental And Simulation Approaches” on Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in GITC 1400. >>
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. >>
Dr. Mark Kester, senior director of research for Stryker Orthopaedics, will discuss “Evolution of the Electronic Knee Prosthesis” on Nov. 28 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in MEC 221. >>
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of Newark, assistant director of the Campus Center at NJIT overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, spoke at the Undergraduate Greek Leadership Convention on Oct. 27 at Seton Hall University.  >>
Wenda Cao, associate professor in the department of physics, was invited to attend the 2012 Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, which took place Oct. 12-14 in Irvine, CA.  >>
While on sabbatical this year, Stephen Pemberton, associate professor in the federated department of history, has been speaking at conferences in Europe. >>
Henri Angelino, National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo-Japan)-NII, will present “National Institute of Informatics: Main research activities and International Cooperation policy: case study cooperation with Waterloo University” on Nov. 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
A few days after Hurricane Sandy hit, NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact of the storm on the New Jersey shoreline.  The NSF Rapid Response Research Grant immediately allowed him to take a team of eight researchers to the beaches of Raritan Bay.  >>
The third annual NJIT Executive MBA Annual Conference, “Business Realities in a Time of Transition” was held today in the Campus Center Atrium.  The event included a breakfast, luncheon and late afternoon networking session.  >>
NJIT's Michael Chumer has been hard at work since Sandy struck, helping hard-hit area urbanites cope with devastation.  Chumer, who has worked on homeland security projects and directs the NJIT MS in Emergency Management and Business Continuity (EMBC) program, is familiar with relief efforts.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in ECEC Room 202. >>
Dr. Yanjun Qi of the Machine Learning Department at NEC Labs American will discuss “Machine Learning for Computational Biology” on Nov. 19 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Daniel J. Soeder of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, will present “Shale Gas Development: Opportunities and Challenges” on Nov. 16 at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room of Colton Hall.  >>
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. >>
The third annual NJIT Executive MBA Annual Conference, “Business Realities in a Time of Transition” will be held tomorrow in the Campus Center Atrium from 8:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. and includes a breakfast, luncheon and late afternoon networking session.  The event is free, open to the public and the NJIT community. >>
Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homeowners might consider the advice of Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes.  >>
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, received the Lifetime Contribution and Leadership Award at the 20th Annual Convention of Chinese Association for Science & Technology – USA , which was held at Columbia University on Oct. 6, 2012.  >>
Catherine Britell, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Joseph LoBuono, HDR Engineering, Inc., will discuss “The New Bayonne Bridge” on Nov. 15 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416.  >>
The NJIT Board of Trustees yesterday commended in a formal ceremony NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari who was honored last month by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for his cutting edge work. Feted too by the Board, but unable to attend the ceremony, was noted NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas were the recipients last night of an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. The event kicked off the Council's 50th Anniversary celebration and honored more than 30 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities. >>
Zoran Obradovic, Director, Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics Center, Temple University, will discuss “Predictive Modeling of Patient State and Therapy Optimization” on Nov. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it's time to look at autoclaved aerated concrete.  The material, best known as AAC, has been heralded as the building material of the new millennium.  It's a lightweight, easily-crafted manufactured stone, strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes when reinforced with steel.  >>
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. >>
Raquel Perez-Castillejos, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, director of the Tissue Models Lab, chaired a session on “Biomedical Applications,” and presented a paper on “Portable, $5 Microfluidics Laboratory for Education and Outreach” at the 2012 Ibersensor International Conference.  >>
Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss “Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication” on Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in ECEC, Room 202. >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald Farrow and NJIT Professor Gordon Thomas will be the recipients Nov. 8, 2012 in the Liberty Science Center of  an Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti and NJIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Nirwan Ansari were honored by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for cutting edge work.  Feted too were NJIT doctoral student Yan Zhang, and alumnus Ricky John.  Twenty-five awards were presented to individuals, research teams and corporations. >>
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. >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor in the school of architecture, will present “Logistics, Archiecture, Infrastructure” on Oct. 25 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, professor of civil engineering, will present “Approaches to Metrics and Methods for Resilience of Urban Infrastructure” on Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn, NY.  >>
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. >>
CSLA Dean Fadi P. Deek provided opening remarks at the first annual Curriculum, Learning, & Assessment Studies (CLAS) Conference held on October 17 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
On Oct. 15, Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students had a once in a lifetime experience.  They had the chance to train on a state of the art concrete volumetric mixer, a portable concrete batch plant, provided by Cemen Tech Incorporation, the world's largest manufacturer of volumetric concrete mixing systems.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  >>
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host “Computational Analysis and Design of Complex Underground Transit Structures” by Patrick H.C. Chan, Senior Supervising Engineer and Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff, on Oct. 18 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>

ASCE Seminar on Oct. 17

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter is sponsoring a special seminar on Oct. 17 in Kupfrian 211 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on soil magic and geosynthetics by Dr. David Elton of Auburn University.  >>
The first-ever New Jersey Manufacturing Week to be held Oct. 22-26, 2012, includes a variety of scheduled activities throughout the state for manufacturers, students, educators, policy makers and the media.  >>
Rima Taher, university lecturer in the College of Architecture & Design, has been invited to attend the Local Leadership Conference organized by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 12 and 13.  >>
Dr. Marina Thottan, Director of the Mission-Critical Communications Group at Bell Labs, will present “Secure Scalable Data-Centric Cloud for Smart Grid Data Analytics” on Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
The New Jersey Section of the American Water Resources Association presented the 2012 Excellence in Water Resources Protection and Planning Award to the NJIT project "Protection of Critical Source Areas for Achieving Long Term Sustainability of Water Resources" under the category of the exceptional water resources planning and management initiatives.  >>
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. >>
Following a successful research collaboration with NJIT, Catalent Pharma Solutions of Somerset has announced that it has exclusively licensed innovative taste-making technology developed by NJIT Distinguished Professor Rajesh Davé, who was the principal investigator of a research project funded by Catalent.  >>
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will present “Analysis and Design of Diaphragm (Slurry) Walls” by Dr. Yousof Q. Abd Al-Jalil, senior engineer with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services.  The event takes place on Oct. 11 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416. >>
Cloud computing is a hot topic in cyber-circles and the popular media.  But what are the real advantages of computing in the clouds, and what are the challenges, including security?  A panel of experts will explore these topics at NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum session on Oct. 10, 2012 in the Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to this free talk.   >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow, PhD, who with his research team have discovered how to make nanoscale arrays of the world's smallest probe for investigating the electrical properties of individual living cells was awarded yesterday, Oct. 4, 2012, the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.  This prize is the most prestigious research award at NJIT.  It is the fifth time the award has been made. >>
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. >>
MengChu Zhou, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, director of the MS program in computer engineering and director of the MS program in power and energy systems, chaired a plenary speech session on “Distributed Intelligent Systems: a Paradigm Change, chaired a technical session on “Nonlinear Control Systems,” and presented two papers: “Solving Optimal Power Flow Problems Subject to Distributed Generator Failures via Particle Swarm Intelligence” and  “Maximally Permissive Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems with Fewest Disjunctive Constraints” at the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems in Tokyo, Japan, from September 18-21, 2012.  >>
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. >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations. The Emmy-nominated, award-winning Newark filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will screen and discuss their short 3D films on Newark and the Brooklyn waterfront on Oct. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
The IT Program will be sponsoring a seminar on "Real World Attacks Dissected: A Walk Through of Attack Investigations and Forensic Evidence" on Oct. 3.  Speakers Nick Pelletier (NJIT alumnus), Brice Daniels and Willi Ballenthin of Mandiant will engage students by providing real-world scenarios that illustrate much of the information they have learned, or will learn, during the course of their curriculum.  >>
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. >>
The North Jersey IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will host “From Academia to Industry:  How Digital Image Analysis Plays a Pivotal Role in Biomedical Engineering,” by Dr. Brian D'Alessandro, image analysis scientist with Canfield Scientific and NJIT alumnus.  >>
The department of civil and environmental engineering will host their first seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year.  >>
Ali Akansu, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been invited to give a talk on “Generalized DFT Waveforms for MIMO Radar Systems” at the 9th Annual Military Antennas Summit in Alexandria, VA on Sept. 27.  >>
Dr. Zhi Wei, assistant professor in the department of computer science, will host “Microbiome Informatics: Deciphering Microscopic Life And Its Interactions In The Body And The World” by Dr. Gail Rosen, department of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel University.  >>
The work of Boris Khusid, professor in the department of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been included in NASA's Flight Opportunities Program. >>
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. >>
Dr. Maurie J. Cohen, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science and the department of humanities, has accepted an appointment on a Task Force on Green Development and Sustainable Consumption in China. >>
NJIT is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.  The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 377 Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review).  The book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide, features only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges. >>
Sustainability is an issue that cuts across disciplines and requires a spectrum of scientific approaches.  Research at NJIT embraces the integrative and collaborative approach that is critical for understanding how mankind can thrive in a more sustainable way.  >>
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.  >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations.  >>
Rivaling the kind of devotion reserved for rock stars, a band of space weather groupies surrounding NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Lou Lanzerotti stayed up all night into the next day to witness the long-awaited launch of Atlas V.   >>
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.  >>
Historian Alison Lefkovitz, PhD, whose research interests cover law, gender, and the political economy, has been appointed an assistant professor to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of History.  >>
Simon Garnier, PhD, whose research interests focus on bio-cellular sensing, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences an assistant professor.   >>
Eric Fortune, PhD, whose research interests focus on bio-cellular sensing, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences an associate professor.  >>
Lian Duan, PhD, whose innovative research on large-scale data mining has applications in the business world, will join NJIT's College of Computing Sciences as assistant professor.  >>
Cristiano L. Dias, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts an assistant professor in the department of physics.  >>
An expert in operations research and dynamic pricing decisions, Wenbo Selina Cai, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering as assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering.  >>
As NASA readies the rescheduled launch  for 4 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2012 (view live starting 1:30 a.m. on NASA TV), read more about the role of NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Louis Lanzerotti  in The Star-Ledger. >>
Zachary Marinelli (Lake Hiawatha, NJ), currently matriculating toward his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at NJIT, will receive a $2000 scholarship to further his education from the Concrete Industry Foundation. >>
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.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will be delivering a keynote speech entitled, “Content Delivery Acceleration,” at ANT 2012. >>
Graduate student John Tang received the Elias Klein Founders' Travel Award for the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA during June 9-13, 2012.  >>
Xiaoning Ding, PhD, whose research has improved the performance of multi-core computer systems, will join NJIT's College of Computing Sciences as an assistant professor this fall.  >>
Wen Zhang, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Songhua Xu, PhD, a computer scientist who uses advanced techniques to build human-centered applications to benefit society, will join the NJIT College of Computing Science as an assistant professor.  >>
Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist who uses advanced informatics approaches to improve health care, will join this fall the NJIT College of Computing Sciences as an assistant professor.  >>
Bernadette Longo, PhD, who has spent her academic career questioning the relationships people have with their technologies, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Department of Humanities as an associate professor.  >>
Abdallah Khreishah, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor.  >>
Michel Boufadel, PhD, a notable voice in the investigation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and BP's Deep Water Horizon (DWH) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  >>
Bharat Biswal, PhD, an internationally renowned researcher recognized for mapping the brain's activity, will join NJIT's Newark College of Engineering this fall as a full professor and chair of the NJIT Department of Biomedical Engineering.  >>
The August issue of prestigious journal Science today has published a perspective by longtime NJIT Professor and noted polymer expert Marino Xanthos about polypropylene, a widely-used plastic with consumer applications ranging from food packaging to automotive parts, including car battery casings.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor and former Bell Labs scientist Louis J. Lanzerotti, will see his 50-year quest to better understand space weather and Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts rocket, once again, into space on Aug. 23, 2012.  >>
If you've been hearing how American school children and teens are not learning as much as they should in STEM fields, stop by NJIT Aug. 6-8, 2012, for a story to debunk the myth.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Michael Jaffe, an expert in materials science and high performance polymers, has been selected to be a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  >>
NJIT research professor Mike Jaffe has been selected as a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.  The 2012 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 1:30pm-4:30pm.  >>
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.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  >>
Two NJIT graduate students, Shyamala Pillai and Laura Wirpsza, both of the chemistry department, participated and presented at the TechConnect World 2012 meeting in Santa Clara, CA from June 18 to 21.  >>
Bernard Harris, MD, the first African-American to walk in space returns to NJIT July 18, 2012 to inspire 54 middle school youngsters from New Jersey who want to learn more about science careers.  >>
A three-day professional development workshop for high school teachers took place at NJIT on July 2, 3, and 5.  >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) on Thursday culminating her month-long tour of life sciences companies across the Garden State.  >>
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). >>
NJIT mourns the loss of John Walker Ryon, III, a professor in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, on April 11, 2012. >>
Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will be delivering a keynote, “The Making Over of TCP for Heterogeneity,” at  IEEE ICC 2012 - 2nd IEEE Workshop on Convergence among Heterogeneous Wireless Systems in Future Internet (CONWIRE 2012), on June 11, 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education, will participate on the morning panel at the 6th Annual NJ Women in Science and Technology Workforce Summit.   >>
Dr. Marguerite Schneider, associate professor in the School of Management, has won the 2012 Best Paper Award of the Organization Development and Change (ODC) Division of the Academy of Management (AoM).  >>
Dr. Sotirios G. Ziavras, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory (CAPPL), presented a webinar on May 10, 2012.  >>
NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research has been dedicated to Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness at a ceremony commemorating the late alumnus and honoring his father, Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. >>
Managing malware, better ways to fight electronic warfare and creating smarter wireless networks will number among the dozens of fascinating technology topics available to the public May 21-22, 2012 at NJIT when the prestigious 35th Annual IEEE Sarnoff Symposium opens in the Campus Center.  >>
Over the years Professor Angelo Perna, who has taught at NJIT for 45 years and rarely missed a graduation, has watched tens of thousands of students graduate from NJIT.  >>