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NJIT's College of Computing Sciences (CCS) received a donation yesterday from The Hess Corporation that will endow scholarships for CCS students. From left: Priscilla Nelson, provost, NJIT; Narain Gehani, dean, CCS; Michele Shuster, manager of human resources, Hess Corporation; Peter Walton, CIO, Hess; and Robert A. Altenkirch, president, NJIT. >>
Janeet Kaur (at left) is one of six students in NJIT's Undergraduate Biology and Math Training Program (UBMTP) who will present their research at a Mathematical Biology Seminar on Dec. 13 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611. >>
Ehud Yariv, PhD, a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "On the Paradox of Thermocapillary Flow about a Stationary Bubble" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
David Hu, PhD of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University will discuss "Two Studies in Biolocomotion: Walking on Water and Slithering on Land" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Dec. 4 at 4:15 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm. 611. >>
“Electromagnetic Imaging of Small Inhomogeneities” is the topic of a discussion by Michael Vogelius, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, on Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Mathematician James Glimm, PhD, chairman of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, will discuss "Turbulent Mixing in Real (Non-Ideal) Fluids" on Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Emre Aksay, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physiology and biophysics at Cornell University, will discuss “Functional Roles of Excitation vs. Inhibition in a Neural Integrator” at a Mathematical Biology seminar on Nov. 21 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611. >>
Maxim Shkarayev, a PhD student at The University of Arizona, will discuss "Large Deviation Principles in Optical Communication Systems: Theoretical and Experimental Study" on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
“Mechanistic Aspects of the Creation of Theta Rhythmic Activity in the Hippocampus: A Modeling Study” is the topic of a lecture by Horacio Rotstein, PhD of the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
"Spinning Rods, Microfluidics, and Mucus Propulsion by Cilia in the Lung" is the topic of a lecture by Roberto Camassa, PhD, George Kane Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, on Nov. 10 at 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
"Multi-Strain Disease Models with Antibody-Dependent Enhancement" is the topic of a seminar by Lora Billings, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University, on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
"Protein Condensation: Kinetic Pathways to Crystallization and Disease" is the topic of a lecture by James D. Gunton, PhD, the Joseph A. Waldschmitt Professor of Physics at Lehigh University, on Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Agissilaos Athanassoulis of Princeton University will speak on the topic "Homogenization of Wave Propagation with the Use of Nonlinear Phase-Space Densities: The Wigner Transform Method and Generalizations" on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall, Room 611 >>
"Mind the Gap: Synchrony and Gap Junctions" is the topic of a talk by Bard Ermentrout, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, on Oct. 13 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>

KUDOS October 2006

October 01, 2006
Professor Emeritus To Receive Mathematics Prize from National Cultural AssociationVladislav Goldberg, PhD,  professor emeritus in the department of mathematical sciences, will receive the Mathematics Prize for 2006 from the National Cultural Association at an awards ceremony in November in Reggio Calabria, Italy.Professor Named Associate Editor of International JournalPaul G. Ranky, PhD, a professor in the department of industrial engineering, was named associate editor of Assembly Automation, a well-established international journal by Emerald Publishers in the UK.Alumna Named To Who's Who of American WomenRita Thornton, PhD, who received her doctorate in environmental science from NJIT and was the graduate student speaker at the May 2006 commencement ceremony, was selected to be in the 2007 edition of Who's Who of American Women.Architecture Professor Appointed Assistant Editor of Multi-Volume Series on US BuildingsGabrielle Esperdy, assistant professor at New Jersey School of Architecture, has been named assistant editor of the Buildings of the United States, a multi-volume series sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, and appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education, published by the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. She also received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for her continuing research on "The Architectress in United States: Perceptions and Realities of Women in Practice Since WWII." >>
Alexander Kiselev, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss "Enhanced Relaxation for Passive Scalar" on Sept. 29 at 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
"Oscillations in Networks of Noisy Spiking Neurons" is the topic of a talk by Nicolas Brunel, PhD, of the CNRS-Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology in Paris on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall 611. >>
NJIT will lead the way for the next four years to train and place more effective science and math teachers in urban high schools in Newark and other high needs districts around the state. “We're sending into the neediest New Jersey high schools, 26 new teachers, who will make math and science come alive for their students,” said principal investigator Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences and associate dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts at NJIT. >>
Filippo Posta, a doctoral student in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation a special honor for his work as a teaching assistant. >>
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor in the College of Computing Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today, a master teacher award. >>
Amitabha Bose, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today an award for outstanding teaching. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, associate professor and associate dean in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today the excellence in teaching award for outstanding work. >>
When Roy Goodman, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematics at NJIT, had some extra moving boxes to give away last fall, he posted an ad on Craigslist. He offered to give the boxes to whomever sent in the best haiku on the topic of moving. Goodman told The New Yorker (July 31, 2006 issue) that the details of the winning haiku set it apart from the other six entries submitted. “He managed to tell a story, and he sounded wistful,” Goodman said. >>
Vladislav Goldberg, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, was named professor emeritus effective September 1, 2006. The designation is in recognition of his many years of service to the university. >>
Vladislav Goldberg, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT and an expert in web geometry, was honored last month for a lifetime of scholarship. The International Geometry in Odessa Conference in Ukraine lauded the mathematician during a multi-day conference. >>
NJIT has named a world-renowned expert in web technologies, software and databases, Narain Gehani, PhD, as the dean of the College of Computing Sciences. Gehani, who has worked at NJIT since 2003, had been a professor in, as well as a chair of, the department of computer science. >>
More than 120 mathematicians from around the world descended last month upon NJIT for news of the foremost advances in mathematical fluid dynamics at the university's annual conference on applied and computational mathematics. >>

KUDOS-May 2006

May 01, 2006
NJIT Provost Named Honorary Member by ASCEPriscilla P. Nelson, PhD, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at NJIT, was elected an Honorary Member by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction. Honorary Members are those who have demonstrated achievement and contributed noteworthy services in any field of endeavor who have adhered to high standards of conduct, and whose efforts have benefited their communities, the nation and humanity. The Class of 2006 of 11 Honorary members will be inducted during the ASCE Annual Conference in October.Graduate Student Awarded a 2006 SPIE Educational Scholarship  Aysegul Ergin, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at NJIT, was awarded an  Educational Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering by SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering. The Scholarship Committee selected Ergin for her potential long-range contribution to the field of optics and photonics. Student Places Third in First Annual Electronic Trading Olympiad Yanzhi Bai, a graduate student in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, placed sixth in the first annual Electronic Trading Olympiad sponsored by the Interactive Brokers Group (IBG). IBG created the Olympiad to highlight the growing need for engineers and computer science professionals in the financial services industry.   >>
Students and faculty in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences participated yesterday in the second annual Integral Bee hosted by the NJIT Math Club. The winners included: Abel George, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, first place; Stephen Istivan, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, second place; and Matt Peragine, a freshman majoring in math, third place. >>
Ozgur Ozen, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will speak on the topic "Electrohydrodynamic Instabilities in Microchannels" at a Fluid Mechanics Seminar on May 1 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall, Room 611. >>
Victor Roytburd, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Interfaces” at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Victor Roytburd, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Interfaces” at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Carol Venanzi, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will discuss “Mathematical Modeling of Drugs To Treat Cocaine Abuse” on April 25 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room  611. >>
Both the Yankees and the Mets will have the best records in their leagues this season, according to Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT who uses a computerized mathematical modeling method to predict games. His annually issued predictions have been competitive over the years with those issued by baseball experts. >>
Eldar Giladi, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Asymptotically Basis Functions for the Helmholtz Equation" on March 31 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Roberto Camassa, PhD, George Kane Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will discuss "Spinning Rods, Microfluidics, and Mucus Propulsion by Cilia in the Lung" on March 24 at 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. Contact: John Bechtold. >>
Robert Miura, PhD, professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering and acting chair of the mathematical sciences department at NJIT, will discuss "Solitons and the Inverse Scattering Method: An Historical View" on March 10, 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. Contact: John Bechtold. >>
Thomas Wanner, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at George Mason University, will discuss "Computational Homology and the Evolution of Complex Patterns" on Feb. 24 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Denis Blackmore, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Chaos and Mixing in Vortex Dominated Flows" on Feb. 27 at 2:45 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 3710. Contact: Dr. Robert Barat, 973-596-5605. >>
Peter Kramer, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Exploring Lagrangian Turbulence Closure Schemes Through Simple Mathematical Models" on Feb. 17 at 11:35 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT's College of Computing Sciences (CCS) received a donation on Jan. 30 from IMS Health, a pharmaceutical and healthcare consulting firm, to support the Senior Project Capstone Experience.   >>
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. >>
Robert Miura, PhD, a professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering, was honored yesterday by his colleagues for receiving on Jan. 13 the Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution To Research In Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society. >>