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2009 Newsmakers at NJIT

December 23, 2008
Searching for an up-and-coming newsmaker for 2009 to round-off your new year's spotlight? Why not take a closer look at three young, dynamic NJIT professors with a visit to “Spotlight” in the NJIT Newsroom.  There you'll find the following three winning professors with contact information so you can reach them today!  >>
A new and better way to predict earthquakes and avalanches may soon be available to forecasters thanks to mathematical research underway at NJIT.   Using mathematical modeling, researchers are investigating how forces and pressures propagate through granular materials.  >>
Pierre Collinet of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium will discuss "Thin Liquid films, Droplets and Contact Lines with Evaporation and Condensation" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Peter D. Miller, PhD, a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will discuss "On the Semiclassical Limit for the Sine-Gordon Equation" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Nina C. Shapley, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Flow of Concentrated Suspensions in Asymmetric Bifurcations" at the Fall 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
"Toward Optical Hydrodynamics" is the topic of a talk by Jason W. Fleischer, PhD, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The event is part of the Fall 2008 Waves Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Horacio G. Rotstein, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "The Mechanism of Abrupt Transition from Normal to Epileptic Spiking Activity in Medial Entorhinal Cortex Layer II Stellate Cells" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Andrea Bertozzi, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of California-Los Angeles, will discuss "Swarming by Nature and Design" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Rays and Phillies winning the World Series now that the Rays have defeated the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, is now applying his methods to ascertain the players most deserving of major league baseball's prestigious 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards. >>
Linda Cummings, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Bistability in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Devices" on October 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Grétar Tryggvason, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will present a seminar on "Computational Studies of the Dynamics of Heterogeneous Continuum Systems" on Oct. 10 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Doron Levy, PhD, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland-College Park, will discuss "Group Dynamics in Phototaxis" on Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. The lecture is part of the Fall 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
Ying Wei, PhD, assistant professor of biostatistics at Columbia University, will discuss "Quantile Regression and Its Application in Medical Sciences" on Sept. 25, 2008 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.      >>
Ehud Yariv, PhD, a senior lecturer at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "Electrokinetic Flows about Polarizable Particles" at the Fluid Dynamics and Waves Seminar Series on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou, PhD, of Montclair, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT received a master teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation Sept. 3, 2008.  >>
Joyce McLaughlin, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Shear Stiffness Imaging as an Early Diagnostic Tool: New Applications and New Imaging Algorithms" on Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Gregory Chirikjian, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss "Stochastic Models and Lie Groups" on Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Naomi Leonard, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Mobile Sensor Networks: Cooperative Sensing and Control" on Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Yuan Young, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Novel Fluid Dynamics in Stokes Flows" on August 6, 10-11 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Vladislav Goldberg, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, presented a lecture last month at the fifth annual Abel Symposium at the University of Tromsø in Norway. >>
NJIT Mathematics Professor Bruce Bukiet, PhD is featured in the Van Houten Library's main exhibit —a salute to baseball-this summer. Bukiet, an avid Mets fan who is also associate dean of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, uses a mathematical model to predict Major League Baseball outcomes. >>
Sundar Subramanian, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Survival Analysis: An Overview" on July 2 at 10 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences Summer Program Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Michael R. Booty, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Bubble and Drop Deformation and Breakup: The Influence of Surfactant and Surfactant Solubility" on June 4, 10-11 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the 2008 Summer Program Seminar Series. >>
Peter Gordon, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will describe some major mathematical ideas used in analysis of reaction diffusion equations and systems on May 28 at 10 a.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. "Reaction Diffusion Equations 101" is the title of his lecture, which kicks off the Summer Program Seminar Series>>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host May 19-21, 2008, more than 200 leading experts for the fifth annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics Conference, an unusual three-day event featuring leading researchers who will discuss the latest news and research findings in their fields. >>
Daljit Ahluwalia, the visionary, vibrant and longtime chair of NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will be honored at 6:30 p.m. on May 19, 2008 for his pivotal role in dramatically raising the department's status on campus and in the nation. The honor will be awarded on the occasion of Ahluwahlia's 75th birthday before more than 200 leading academics from around the world.  >>
"Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics," the fifth in a series of annual conferences organized by NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, will be held on May 19-21 at NJIT. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology (including mathematical neuroscience, developmental biology, and ecology), mathematical fluid dynamics, applied statistics and biostatistics, electromagnetics/waves, and acoustics. >>
A better understanding of brain injury, a way to rejuvenate dead nerve endings and a device allowing patients to monitor their glaucoma at home, number among this year's nine winners at NJIT's annual provost's student research day. >>
Mark Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor of physics at City College of New York, will discuss "Shaken, Not Stirred: Granular Equilibrium" at the Fluid Mechanics Seminar Series on May 5 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall Room 611. >>
Gregory Kriegsmann, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Propagation in Periodic Dielectric Media" on May 2 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
M.C. Bhattacharjee, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Shock Models, a Family of Discrete Laws and Corresponding Strongly Decreasing Failure Rate Laws in Continuous Time" at the Statistics Seminar Series on May 1 at  4 p.m. in 425 Fenster Hall. >>
Saverio Spagnolie, a PhD student in applied mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, will discuss “Direction Reversal in Flapping Flight and Shape Changing Locomotion” on April 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 535. The talk is part of the Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Filippo Posta, a doctoral student in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Signal Transmission in Epithelial Layers” at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 22 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Mariana Cassimiro, Fatima Elgammal, Brian Emmanuel, Michael Lam, Nan Maung, Matthew Peragine, and Alex Virodov, all NJIT mathematical sciences majors, were recognized for their poster presentations at the Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on April 12. The students, divided in three groups, were awarded three out of the first four places (including first) among all presenting four-year colleges. NJIT professors Roy Goodman, David Horntrop, and Michael Siegel were the students' research mentors. >>
Mac Hyman of the Los Alamos National Laboratory will discuss "Good Choices for Great Careers" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series on April 16 at 2:45 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Igor Aronson, principal investigator in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss "Onset of Collective Behavior in Colonies of Swimming Microorganisms" on April 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
Daniel Bunker, a post-doctoral research scientist in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, will discuss "Global Change, Community Composition, and Ecosystem Functioning" at the Spring 2008 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 3 at 1 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Gregory Baker, PhD, professor in the department of mathematics at The Ohio State University, will discuss "Some Topics in Water Waves" at the Applied Mathematics Colloqium Series on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Horacio Rotstein, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Evolution of Fronts in Reaction Diffusion Systems with Global Inhibitory Feedback" on April 2 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Waves Seminar Series at NJIT.       >>
NJIT's indefatigable math professor Bruce Bukiet is once again opining on outcomes for this season's Major League Baseball teams. His picks are based on a mathematical model he developed in 2000.  >>
Louis Rossi, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Delaware, will discuss "High Order Vortex Methods and Field Interpolation Problems" on March 31 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The lecture is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series. >>
Thomas Powers, PhD, James R. Rice Associate Professor of Solid Mechanics and Associate Professor of Engineering at Brown University, will discuss "Life at Low Reynolds Number Revisited" on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
"Investigating How Feedback to a Descending Projection Neuron Influences Rhythmic Pattern Generation in the Target Network: A Modeling" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Nickolas Kintos of the Department of Mathematics at Fordham University. The seminar will be held on March 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.  >>
Ashwani Kapila, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Detonation Failure in the Ignition-and-Growth Model" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. The lecture will be held on March 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
Demetrius T. Papageorgiou, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Some Problems in Interfacial Electrohydrodynamics" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. The lecture will be held on March 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
Banavara N. Shashikanth, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico State University, will discuss "Hamiltonian Models for the Coupled Dynamics of Vortices and Neutrally Buoyant Rigid Bodies" on March 3 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. Shashikanth's lecture is the third in the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Louis J. Gross, PhD, professor in the departments of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will discuss "Mathematics as a Mechanism for Cohesion in Biology" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series on Feb. 29 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Naomi Ehrich Leonard, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Mobile Sensor Networks: Cooperative Sensing and Control" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series on Feb. 22 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
Michael Renardy, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Stability of Viscoelastic Shear Flow in the Limit of High Reynolds and Weissenberg Numbers” at the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Peng Zhang, a graduate student in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Theory of Head-on Droplet Collision: Bouncing, Coalescence and Interface Evolution" at the Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series. The talk is set for Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Einat Fuchs, a graduate student in the department of zoology at Tel Aviv University, will discuss “Developmental Patterns and Modulations of Neuronal Circuits" on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series.   >>
Ricardo Cortez, PhD, a professor in the mathematics department and director of the Center for Computational Science at Tulane University, will discuss "Regularization Methods for Fluid Flow Simulations" on Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
“On the Virtues of Simple Models: From Resolving a Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Anomaly to Enhancing Imaging Techniques for Brain Tumors to Highlighting the Inadequacies of Current Therapies” is the topic of a talk by James Murray, PhD, professor emeritus in the department of applied mathematics at the University of Washington, on Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The event kicks off the Spring 2008 Colloquium Series at NJIT. >>
Odelia Schwartz, PhD, an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss "Natural Image Statistics and Contextual Visual Processing" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611.  >>