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2013
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.  >>
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. >>
Matt Ford, senior vice president at Universe Cladding Solutions, recently gave a presentation to students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design.  >>
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. >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Professor Katia Passerini to interim dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. The appointment will become effective on Aug. 1, 2013. >>
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.    >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos recently gave one of the four courses at a conference on solid-state sensors, actuators and microsystems.  >>
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, distinguished professor emerita of information systems, was recently named the winner of the SIGCAS Making a Difference Award for 2012 in recognition of her academic research and teaching. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom has announced the naming of Professor Fadi P. Deek of East Brunswick, NJ, as the next provost and senior executive vice president at NJIT.  The appointment of Professor Deek, who has been serving as interim provost, will take place immediately. >>
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. >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
The IEEE Control Systems Society is hosting a talk entitled, “Optimal Control of Redundant Systems with Controlled Infeasibility” on Jan. 24 from 5:15 to 6 p.m in ECEC 202.  >>
2012
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.  >>
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.  >>
A Mathematica seminar, "Mathematica 8 in Education and Research," will be held on Monday, September 17 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Cullimore 606.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
James Cicon, PhD, JD, an expert in energy industry business systems, has been appointed to the faculty of the NJIT School of Management as assistant professor.  >>
NJIT announced today that its federally-funded grant program, the New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC), reached the 6,000-member milestone while also assisting over 1,000 physicians to become Meaningful Users of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.  >>
NJIT College of Architecture and Design Professor Anthony Schuman will be a panelist at an upcoming June 8, 2012 conference taking place at Rutgers University.  The conference, "Urban Systems," is a joint PhD program between NJIT, Rutgers, and UMDNJ. >>
While pursuing a doctorate in information systems at NJIT, Elizabeth Avery Gomez, of Whippany, researched better ways to help emergency first responders—often volunteers from grassroots organizations—communicate more efficiently and effectively throughout a crisis.  >>
The Department of Information Systems will be holding the 7th annual web design competition on Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
2011
An agreement was signed today by NJIT Interim President Joel S. Bloom and NeST Group of Companies CEO Javad K. (“Jay”) Hassan to offer a post-graduate program in “Global Technology Management.”  >>
Felicia Sun, PhD '01, production engineer at the Ford Motor Company, will discuss "On Improving Fuel Efficiency of Hybrid Electric Vehicles" on Sept. 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the ECE Building Room 202. >>
Mengchu Zhou, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, presented his status report about his recently launched Wiley-IEEE Press Series on Systems Science and Engineering at the IEEE Press Editorial Board meeting on Sept. 9-10 in San Francisco. >>
Pius J. Egbelu, PhD, professor of industrial engineering at Louisiana State University, has been appointed the new dean of the NJIT School of Management.  >>
Information technology is playing an increasingly greater role in fighting crises born of terrorism, natural or manmade disasters. NJIT will join a nationwide practice emergency drill from May 16-19, 2011, to enable the US Department of Defense to better defend itself against such disasters. >>
Eight teams of 3-4 students representing New York and New Jersey high schools will compete for prizes in the New Jersey Web Design Competition on March 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has recently completed co-editing two special issues covering the state of the art in communications and networks.    >>
2010
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Jerry Fjermestad, PhD, professor in NJIT's School of Management and Department of Information Systems, received the Excellence in Graduate Instruction Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.    >>
V.J. Manzo, director of Music Technology at Montclair State University's John J. Cali School of Music, will discuss "Interactive Technology for Music Composition and Performance" on Nov. 3, 4-5 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3730. Manzo is a composer and guitarist with research interests in theory and composition, artificial intelligence, interactive music systems, and music learning.  >>
A dual bachelor's degree in multinational engineering management is under development to be offered next fall by NJIT in partnership with a consortium of universities from the United States and the European Union. >>
NJIT professors and alumni will be among the innovators honored this evening at the 22nd Annual New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Awards ceremony in Hoboken. Timothy Chang, PhD, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, will receive a Special Award for his achievements in the areas of ultra-high precision systems, genetic systems, robotics and motion control; and Yun-Qing Shi, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be recognized for his work in digital forensics and security. Jingjing Zhang, a PhD candidate in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive the Graduate Student Award. Vikki Hazelwood, PhD, who received her MS from NJIT in 1998, will receive the Advancement of Invention Award for a pioneering process for translational research in medicine and Richard Caizza, who received a certificate in plastics technology from NJIT in 1992, will receive the Inventor of the Year award for his "Single-Handedly Actuatable Safety Shield for Needles" patent. >>
University Carlos III of Madrid has selected NJIT Distinguished Professor Emerita Starr Roxanne Hiltz as the holder of a "Chair of Excellence" for the 2010-2011 academic year. She will be working on human-computer interaction research related to Emergency Response Information Systems.  Murray Turoff, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of NJIT's Information Systems Department, will accompany her as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Informatics, teaching a course and conducting research with the Interactive Systems Group. . >>
Teams of 3-4 students representing more than 43 New York and New Jersey high schools will participate today in NJIT's Fifth Annual Web Design Competition. Sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems, the competition challenges students to create or improve websites according to established design specifications. >>
NJIT's Information Systems Department, Office of Technology Development and the NSF-funded ADVANCE Project will co-sponsor an interdisciplinary, cross-sector seminar on text-mining and research networks on March 8, 11:30 am-1:30 p.m. (followed by discussion) in the GITC Building, Room 3710. "Automated Discovery of Emerging Online Communities and Research Networks: New Tools and Techniques from Academia and Industry" will feature presentations by Anatoliy Gruzd, PhD (pictured), assistant professor in the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University; and Sheldon Sloan, MD, MBE, vice president of policy, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology. Lunch will be provided. >>
Distinguished Professors Emeriti Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Murray Turoff of NJIT's Information Systems Department are spending the month of January as visiting professors at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii.  In October they participated as invited keynoters at a workshop on the Future of Higher Education in Romania, held in Bucharest. In November, a visit to Finland included invited presentations by Hiltz on "The Impact of Online Learning and Social Media on Higher Education" at the Finnish Society for Futures Studies, Helsinki; and "Social Media: Characteristics, Social Issues, and Use in Marketing," at the Turku School of Economics. Turoff's invited presentations included: "Emergency Response Information Systems" at Nokia in Helsinki, and a keynote address on the Delphi Method at the annual Millennium Project meeting in Helsinki. "These are exactly the kinds of opportunities we hoped to have when we transitioned to emeritus and emerita status," said Hiltz. "It is quite wonderful to be able to work with colleagues all over the world."  >>
The Division of Continuing Professional Education at NJIT will host an open house for Weekend University on Jan 7, 2010, from 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall on the NJIT campus. If you can't attend the open house, an online chat session will provide similar information. The chat will be held on Jan 6, 2010, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Register at http://adultlearner.njit.edu/about/chat.php. >>
2009
Maurie J. Cohen, director and associate professor in the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies in NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, is a co-convener of the 2009 Inaugural SCORAI Workshop: Individual Consumption and Systemic Societal Transformation, on Oct. 15-17 at Clark University. NJIT is serving as a cosponsor of the project and workshop.  >>
Xiangmin Zhang, PhD an assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, School of Communication, Information and Library Science at Rutgers University, will discuss "User Studies for Personalization of Information Retrieval (IR)" on Sept. 14, 11:20 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 1403. >>
Daniel E. Bunker, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NJIT, is a co-editor of Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2009). The graduate-level text incorporates the latest developments in the field of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, one of the most controversial and high-profile areas of ecological research. >>
"Staying Out of Government Auditor Quicksand: Accounting System Compliance for All Types of Federal Grants and Contracts" is the topic of a seminar on June 5, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. The seminar will be presented by Anthony J. Faugno CPA, Partner (at left) and Matthew Herdman, MBA from the Federal Government Contracting Group at Amper, Politziner & Mattia, LLP. To register, click here. >>
V. Ramgopal Rao, PhD, a professor in the EE Department of IIT Bombay, a visiting professor at Georgia Tech and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society, will discuss "Polymer Based Sensor Systems for Healthcare and Homeland Security" at an IEEE and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar on June 8, 5-6 p.m. in the ECE Building Rm. 202.  >>
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, a professor of information systems at the University of Oulu in Finland and a visiting scholar at Media-X, Stanford University, will discuss "Persuasive Systems Design" at an Information Systems Department Seminar on May 11, 1-2 p.m. in GITC 1403.  >>
Raquel Benbunan-Fich, PhD, an associate professor of information systems at Baruch College, City University of New York, will discuss "Tagging Site or Social Recommendation System? The Case of 11870.com" at an Information Systems Department Seminar on April 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
Alex Tuzhilin, PhD, a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, will discuss "Improving Predictive Performance of Recommender Systems Using External Aggregate Ratings" at an Information Systems Department Seminar on April 20, 1-2 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 3720.  >>
An NJIT electrical engineer has cracked the code that will enable researchers around the world to detect tampering with electronic images. >>
NJIT has developed 16 new master's programs, designed to help professionals succeed in today's economy. The new programs emphasize business and computing, the bio-tech field, and civil infrastructure. Each has a unique 21st century focus that draws on the rich technological expertise of NJIT. >>
If your child dreams of designing for the web, then NJIT is the place to be on March 18, 2009. Nearly 500 high school students from more than 43  New York and New Jersey high schools will descend upon the campus for NJIT's Fourth Annual Web Design Competition. >>
Shuyuan (Mary) Ho of Syracuse University will present her research on "A Socio-Technical Approach to Theorizing on Perceptions of Trustworthiness in Virtual Organizations" on March 3, 1:30–2:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3720.   >>
Allen Lee, PhD, a professor of information systems and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss "A Scientific Basis of Rigor in Information Systems Research" on Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 3720. >>
Nine lucky NJIT students are testing one of the nation's first application development courses for the Apple iPhone. The upper-level course, taught by Director of University Web Services Jim Robertson, illustrates how to develop applications for the popular iPhone. >>
2008
NJIT's Capstone Showcase in Information Technology will feature teams of students detailing current or recent projects developed for regional corporate sponsors, non-profit organizations and student entrepreneurs. >>

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
The Computer Science Research Committee at NJIT in conjunction with the Department of Information Systems is organizing a series of four talks titled "Funding Experiences in CCS" during the coming academic year. NJIT Professors Guiling (Grace) Wang, James Calvin and Michael Recce will share their experiences with obtaining funding on Nov. 19, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3730. Donald Sebastian, PhD (at left), Senior Vice President for Research and Development at NJIT, will provide opening remarks.    >>
An NJIT professor who has discovered new communication channels in underwater environments and invented a technique to communicate data through these channels will be honored later this month by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. >>
NJIT conducted a summer research program in partnership with the Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK) in Kolkata, India. The 20 students enrolled in NJIT's Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium were able to participate in a state-of-the-art research facility with world-class faculty. They were accompanied by Srabanti Basu, a senior lecturer in biotechnology at HITK. The program was initiated and managed by Durga Misra, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, who also encouraged the participation of faculty and the Albert Dorman Honors College students who mentored the HITK students after hours in their residence hall. “The Summer Research Experience is a rare opportunity to receive hands-on training with NJIT professors and students at the university's facilities,” said Misra. “A group of three students worked in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.” Student research projects included low-power microchip design, drug delivery systems, nanoelectronics, ultrafiltration to scalable web search, clean slate Internet design and management systems analysis. >>
Grétar Tryggvason, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will present a seminar on "Computational Studies of the Dynamics of Heterogeneous Continuum Systems" on Oct. 10 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
The Computer Science Research Committee at NJIT in conjunction with the Department of Information Systems will host "Funding Experiences in CCS," a series of four talks during which CCS faculty with successful experience in obtaining funding will share their experiences. The seminar will be held on Sept. 24, 2:30–4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Room 3730.  >>
Michael T. Bergen, a biomedical engineer at the Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory, VA New Jersey Health Care System and an adjunct professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss “The Development of An Ambulatory Recording System for Multi-Variable, Multi-Subject, Studies” on Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall III.       >>
NJIT physics professor Andrew Gerrard hopes by the end of October to be able to peer through what will be the second largest optical telescope east of Texas. Under his direction, a 1.2-meter diameter, fully-steerable Itek optical telescope will soon be installed far from city lights atop Jenny Jump Mountain, Hope.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Robert S. Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. >>
Three Indian students from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, are spending the summer in New Jersey in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories. Working with Stabile Scholar Frank Munoz (left), a graduate student in engineering management, Soumik Chakrabarty, Saurabh Kumar, and Shipon Roy are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System. >>
The world's leading theorists and practitioners of secure distributed file system—a type of open source software—will explain tomorrow morning the future of this important technology at NJIT.  The event takes place on the final day of a prominent annual software conference known as the Fifth Annual International Andrew File System (AFS) and Kerberos Best Practices Workshop.   >>
“Web-Scale Information Extraction," a seminar by Alexander Yates, PhD, an assistant professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Temple University previously scheduled for March 26, has been rescheduled for April 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 3710. >>
More than 300 high school students will gather for the third annual New Jersey Web Design Competition on March 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at NJIT. Sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems, the competition is an opportunity for talented young people from throughout the state to compete with the best and brightest of high school peers.    >>
Alexander Yates, PhD, an assistant professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Temple University, will discuss "Web-Scale Information Extraction" on March 26, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 3710. >>
Starr Roxanne Hiltz,  PhD, distinguished professor emerita at NJIT, has been named a Fulbright-University of Salzburg Distinguished Chair in Communications and Media. Awards in the Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. >>
2007
Min Song, PhD, assistant professor in the department of information systems at NJIT, will discuss “A Hybrid Abbreviation Extraction Technique for Biomedical Literature” on Nov. 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Room 4415. >>
The edge in knowledge is not limited to engineering and science: NJIT, the state's science and technology university, is expanding its educational offerings with surprising new degree programs for 2008 (pending approval). The university is accepting applications for Fall 2008 studies in eight new innovative areas including art and design, business and computing. >>
Tiffany Small, systems manager of NJIT's Office of International Students and Faculty (OIS&F), served as the program chair for the fsaATLAS track for the March 2007 SunGard Summit conference. This is only the second year that SunGard Higher Education has had a track solely dedicated to its fsaATLAS software, used by OIS&F and the Office of University Admissions to report international student and exchange visitor data to the Department of Homeland Security. As a result of her efforts, the number and variety of fsaATLAS sessions increased, as well as the number of session attendees. >>
Volunteers from grassroots organizations are often the first to respond in a local emergency. These first responders often do not have adequate training and practice with quick-response tactics and mobile two-way device usage. Elizabeth Avery Gomez, who will graduate on Thursday from NJIT with a doctorate in information systems, has devoted much of her research to changing this situation. She will speak about her research during NJIT's graduation ceremony on May 17. >>
Empty coffee cups, excitement and innovative web design will be the order of the day on March 14, when more than 300 high school students gather for the second annual web design competition at NJIT. >>
David Mendonça, an associate professor in the department of information systems at NJIT, has received a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study creativity by first responders following the 2001 World Trade Center attack and the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. >>
2006

KUDOS-November 2006

November 01, 2006
NJIT Chemistry Professor Receives Pro Bono Award from NJACS
Sanjay Malhotra, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, has received the 2006 Pro Bono Award from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society (NJACS). The award recognizes a special commitment to motivating high-school students to pursue careers in the chemical sciences and contributing to NJACS activities.IS Professor Receives Grant for Improvisation in Emergency Response
David Mendonca, PhD, an associate professor in the department of information systems, is the principal investigator on a three-year, $710,000 grant, "Agents of Change: Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior and Social Interaction."   SOM Professor Participates in International Informatics Forum
Katia Passerini, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management, helped to organize and lead the scientific program of the 2006 International Informatics Forum on Knowledge Management sponsored by the University of Tunis-Carthage in Tunis. >>
Transportation planners from Houston, Texas recently commended NJIT researchers for enabling them to make better use of a technology product developed to assist in the transportation project funding process known as the Transportation, Economic and Land-Use System or TELUS. >>
Tagged: transportation
Upkar Varshney, PhD, an associate professor in the department of  computer information systems at Georgia State University, will present his research on pervasive healthcare at the Information Systems Seminar on Oct. 2, 1-2 p.m. in GITC 3730. His talk will introduce the concept of wireless and pervasive healthcare, present several pervasive healthcare applications, derive requirements and wireless solutions and discuss current and future research challenges. Contact: Katia Passerini. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering Roundtable Session on Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-12 noon, EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Topic: The New Jersey Homeland Security Systems Technology Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 973-643-4063. >>
NJIT has named David L. Hawk, PhD, an advisor in the area of open source business systems, as dean of the School of Management (SOM). Hawk holds dual appointments as professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) and in SOM. >>
The third meeting of the online international community studying information systems for crisis response and management, better known as ISCRAM to members, will be held May 14-17 at NJIT. “Our theme is the integration of phases of the emergency management and preparedness lifecycle,” said Murray Turoff, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of information systems at NJIT who is a founding member of ISCRAM and conference chair. >>
A closer look at how people react during emergencies, the role of computers and technology and what really happened during Hurricane Katrina number among the topics to be discussed at the third annual meeting of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM). New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host the event May 14-17, 2006. >>
Three high schools took top awards during a website-design contest held March 14 at NJIT. Twenty-one schools and 150 students from the metropolitan region competed in the contest, sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems. A team from Henry Hudson Regional High School (at left) took first place for designing a prototype for a teaching website. >>
New findings on successful models for regional economic development will be presented at the Local Innovation Systems and Regional Economic Development Symposium on March 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. For more information, call 973-596-8449. >>
Dan Robey (at left), John B. Zellars Professor of Information Systems at Georgia State University, will speak on the topic "Human Agency and the Use of Information Technology Applications" on March 20, 1-2 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Room 3710. >>
Katia Passerini, PhD, has been named the Hurlburt Professor of Management of Information Systems in the School of Management at NJIT. “Since she joined the faculty at NJIT, Katia has demonstrated an unusual assortment of talent, skills and knowledge – she truly has helped us understand what the NJIT theme, 'The Edge in Knowledge,' can mean,” said NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson. >>
The entire campus of NJIT will soon be a laboratory for investigating innovative ways in which students can better connect with each other by using cell phones and other compact wireless communications devices. "This has been a dream of social and computer scientists for decades, and it's incredibly exciting because we now have the technological ability to do it,” said Quentin Jones, PhD, an assistant professor of information systems at NJIT. >>
2005
A unique, web-based management system that gives employers and student employees instant access to critical credentialing information received a national award from Educause, a nonprofit association that advances the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Kathy Bialk, director of student financial aid services and Haresh Gopal, acting director of university information systems, accepted the honor on behalf of the university at the Educause annual conference this fall. >>
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What kinds of information do computer software collaborators need to share and work effectively?  John M. Carroll, PhD, the Edward Frymoyer Chair Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University, recently posed that question to launch a forum at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Michael Bieber, PhD, professor of information systems at NJIT, has been named acting chair of the department of information systems in the College of Computing Sciences. An active researcher in systems integration, digital libraries and educational innovation, Bieber is better known among information scientists at NJIT and around the nation as the principal investigator on a project to create a super-sized library. >>
NJIT's new Program for Professional Advancement: The Weekend University makes it convenient for working adults to earn either an undergraduate certificate or a bachelor's degree. The program (http://adultlearner.njit.edu/weekendu), which will begin in the fall of 2005, is a perfect match for high-tech professionals who want to first earn a certificate either in Information Systems Management or in Network Applications, and then continue to earn a bachelor's degree in information technology. For more information, call NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education at 800-624-9850. >>
The Sloan Consortium recently honored Starr Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor of  information systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for achievement in online teaching and learning.  Hiltz is a recognized authority on computer-mediated communication and learning networks.  The consortium is an association of more than 450 institutions and higher education groups engaged in on-line learning >>
2004
A book exploring the sun and interplanetary space co-edited by, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Professor of Physics Dale Gary, PhD was released this past week.   Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics Current Status and Future Developments, published by Springer Publishing Company, is a 400-page hard-cover text which is part of a series about astrophysics and space science. Gary's co-editor is Christoph Keller, associate astronomer at the National Solar Observatory, Tucson. >>
Tagged: physics, dale gary, space
2003
Michael Recce, Ph.D., associate professor of information systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been involved in a broad range of technology-oriented research projects since he arrived on campus in 1997.  >>
A New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) physics professor is working to keep students abreast of one of the decade's most promising technologies: micro-electromechanical systems, known commonly as MEMS. >>