Netflix Prize winners Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky, statisticians at AT&T Labs Research, told 22 science and technology teachers last week that collaboration was key to winning the prize money. The occasion was a teacher luncheon, wrapping up a three-day conference at NJIT highlighting the use of robots in science, math and technology classes. The NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs hosted the event, thanks to Netflix prize money won by an AT&T research team and donated last year to NJIT by the corporation. Teachers walked away with teaching ideas, plus Lego Mind Storm sets to continue building robots back in their classrooms. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist, will perform with pianist Marilyn Crispell for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s next Listening Party on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. Featured will be their album, One Dark Night I Left My Silent House, released this month by ECM Records. >>
Image Processing and Pattern Recognition: Fundamentals and Techniques (IEEE & Wiley Publishers, 2010), a new book by NJIT Professor Frank Y. Shih, PhD, features unique coverage of the most interesting developments and updated techniques, including image watermarking, digital steganography, document processing and classification, solar image processing and event classification.
New York Times columnist Randy Cohen, media analyst Steve Adubato and Obama Healthcare Transition Team Advisor Peter Pitts, will be among the speakers and panelists at an upcoming EMBA 2010 Spring Conference “Public Policy Environment: Business Sector Challenges and Opportunities.”