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Iain D. Couzin, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, will discuss “Collective Motion and Decision-Making in Animal Groups” on Dec. 7 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The popular website RateMyProfessor (RMP) has ranked Soha Abdeljaber, a university lecturer in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, number 45 of the 50 highest rated professors for 2007 in the nation. Abdeljaber has taught pre-calculus and calculus in the department since 2000. >>
A recent paper on the collisions of solitary waves published by Roy Goodman, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, was cited in the September 27, 2007 issue of Nature magazine. >>
Klaus Lackner, PhD, the Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University, will discuss “Energy Options for the 21st Century” on Nov. 30 at 11:35 a.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Michael Weinstein, PhD, professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss “Coherent Structures and Energy Transfer in Conservative Nonlinear Systems” on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Stephen Childress, PhD, professor in the department of applied mathematics at New York University, will discuss “Hovering of Passive Bodies in an Oscillating Airflow” on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Philip Holmes, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, will discuss “Collective Neuronal Dynamics and Drift-Diffusion Models for Decision Making” on Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Irving R. Epstein, PhD, the Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry at Brandeis University, will discuss "Differential and Cross-Diffusion Effects on Pattern Formation in Reaction-Diffusion Systems" on Oct. 19 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, the World Series Forecaster, is once again banging away on his keyboard, this time to name winners of Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards for the 2007 season. >>
"There is no dominant team in this year's baseball playoffs, at least in the first round," said Bruce Bukiet, associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT concerning the Major League Baseball Division series. According to Bukiet's mathematical model, the Cubs have a 62 percent chance of advancing to the National League Championship Series, while the Red Sox have a 60 percent chance of advancing to the American League Championship Series. >>
NJIT Mathematics Professor Soha Abdeljaber, of North Bergen, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>
NJIT Mathematics Adjunct Professor Jonathan Porus, of Oakland, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>
NJIT will host “Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics,” the fourth in a series of annual conferences that will explore recent advances in mathematical biology, mathematical fluid dynamics, biostatistics, electromagnetics/waves, and acoustics, on May 14-16. >>
Michael Pallotta, a senior majoring in mathematics, received the Presidential Leadership Award yesterday from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch at the Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
Andrea Prosperetti, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss "Stability of Rising Bubbles" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 27 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Yixin Guo, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Drexel University, will discuss "Thalamicortical Relay Reliability Across STN Deep Brain Stimulation in Computation Models" at a Mathematical Biology seminar on April 17 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
NJIT was awarded a five-year, $3-million National Science Foundation grant to impart and infuse computational methods and tools in a math and science context into high school classrooms in Newark. The “Computation and Communication: Promoting Research Integration in Science and Mathematics” or C2PRISM grant will place 24 Fellows—all working towards doctoral degrees in the computational sciences or mathematics— in one of three Newark public high schools and one private high school, St. Vincent's Academy. >>
The New York Mets should expect to win about 90 games in 2007 and the Yankees a whopping 110 games to lead their divisions, said Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT. Bukiet, who is also an associate dean of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, offers the expectations for the number of games each major league baseball team should win based on his mathematical model, developed in 2000. >>
Demetrius T. Papageorgiou, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Problems in Interfacial Electrohydrodynamics” on April 4 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss “Measuring Membrane Potential of Live Cells by Dielectric Spectroscopy” on March 27 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Maria Uriarte, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, will discuss “Potential Impacts of Increased Severity and Frequency of Tropical Storms on Caribbean Forests” on March 20 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611. >>
Petia Vlahovska, PhD, an assistant professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, will discuss “Microhydrodynamics of Soft Particles" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on March 19 at 4:15 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
“Flexible Adaptive Clinical Trials: Methods, Software and Case Studies” is the topic of a talk by Cyrus Mehta, PhD, president of Cytel Inc. and a professor of biostatistics at Harvard University, on March 9 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Kaushik Ghosh, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Some Recent Developments in Ranked Set Sampling And Their Applications” on March 7 at 4:15 p.m., Kupfrian Hall, Room 109. >>
Jonathan H.C. Luke, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Large Scale Convection in a Well-Stirred Sedimenting Suspension” at the Spring 2007 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series on March 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 221. >>
Brenda Farrell, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine, will discuss "Membrane Tether Forces in Mast Cells" at a Mathematical Biology Seminar on Feb. 27 at 1 p.m., Life Sciences Building, 1st floor, Rutgers-Newark. >>
Jasneet Kaur, a senior at NJIT, is conducting research sponsored by a program in the department of mathematical sciences that could one day help scientists understand how cancer spreads. Kaur, a graduate of Fair Lawn High School, studies how a protein-- RhoA--changes the shape of cells. >>
Louis Tao, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss orientation selectivity in the visual cortex at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Darko Volkov, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “An Inverse Problem for the Recovery of Active Faults from Surface Observations” at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Feb. 5 at at 4:15 p.m. in  Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Philippe Guyenne, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware, will discuss "Solitary Water Wave Interactions" at a Waves Seminar on Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>