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Ankur Agrawal, a PhD student in the department of computer science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "Dissimilarities in the Logical Modeling of Apparently Similar Concepts in SNOMED CT" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2010 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC.  >>
NJIT students will present their real-world projects at "Inspire, Connect, Create," the 15th Capstone Showcase on Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT.  Register online. >>
Michael Higley, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will discuss "Evolution of an Elastic Capsule in Two-Dimensional Stokes Flow" on Dec. 6, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Leslie Greengard, PhD, of the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "A New Formalism for Electromagnetic Scattering in Complex Geometry" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Dec. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall II. >>
Kang Xi, PhD, industry associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU-POLY, will discuss "Fast Failure Recovery in IP Networks" on Dec. 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 4415. >>
Min-ge Xie, PhD, professor of statistics and director of the Office of Statistical Consulting, Department of Statistics at Rutgers University, will discuss "A Latent Model to Detecting Multiple Temporal Clusters of Varying Sizes" on Dec. 2, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
James Geller, PhD, professor in the NJIT's Department of Computer Science, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Javier Diez, PhD, of the UNCPBA in Tandil, Argentina, will discuss "A Liquid Rivulet Placed Across on an Iinclined Plane: Its Stability" on Nov. 29, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Alan S. Rosenthal, chair of the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Advisory Board, will discuss "Your Computing Career in a Difficult Economy" on Nov. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 4415. Rosenthal earned his master's degree in engineering management from NJIT. >>
"Magnetic Fluids and Microfluidics: A Powerful Combination" will be the topic of a Fluid Mechanics Seminar by Raquel Perez-Castillejos, PhD, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, on Nov. 15 at 4 PM in Cullimore Hall Room 611.       >>
Chun Liu, PhD, professor of mathematics at Penn State University, will discuss "Energetic Variational Approaches in the Modeling of Ionic Solutions and Ion Channels" on Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Randall H. Rieger, PhD, professor of statistics at West Chester University, will discuss "Testing for Violations of the Homogeneity Needed for Conditional Logistic Regression" on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Victor Matveev, PhD, in the department of mathematical sciences, was part of a research team that published “N-type Ca2+ channels carry the largest current: Implications for nanodomains and transmitter release,” in Nature Neuroscience on Oct. 17, 2010. >>
Taehun Lee, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at CCNY, will discuss "Unstructured Lattice Boltzmann Method for Single- and Two-phase Flows" on Nov 8, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Alla Borisyuk, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Utah, will discuss "Selectivity to Slowly Rising Stimuli in Frog Auditory Neurons" on Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2010, on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
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.  >>
There's a 65 percent chance that the Texas Rangers will beat the San Francisco Giants in the World Series starting tomorrow, said NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
Daniel Attinger, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, will discuss "Multiscale Engineering of Solid-Liquid Interface" at the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall, Room 611.  . >>
Yongchao Ge, PhD, assistant professor at the Mount Sinai Medical School, will discuss "Making Statistical Inference on the Proportion of Positive Cells for the Flow Cytometry Data" at the Statistics Seminar Series on Oct. 28, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 611. >>
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.  >>
Thomas Hagstrom, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Southern Methodist University, will discuss "Towards the Ultimate Solver for Wave Equations in the Time Domain" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
"The Effect of Periodic and Non-Periodic Inputs on Firing Rate Resonance in a Stellate Cell Model" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Dongwook Kim, a doctoral student in NIJT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, on Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
In a Policy Forum article in today's issue of Science, a group of leading biodiversity scientists, including NJIT's Daniel Bunker, have argued that targets to be met by 2020 under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) must consider the real value of biodiversity if they are to be attained.  >>
Young Ju Lee, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Rutgers University, will discuss "Self-Sustaining Oscillations of the Falling Sphere Through the Johnson-Segalman Fluids" on Oct. 18. 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Qiang Du, PhD, Verne M. Willaman Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss "Diffuse Interface Modeling of Some Interface Problems" on Oct.15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Andrew Hill, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "The Effect of Prenatal and Postnatal Nicotine Exposure on the Postnatal Development of an In Vitro Respiratory Rhythm" on Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Xiaoqiao Meng, PhD, a research staff member of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, will discuss "Towards Efficient Capacity Planning in Cloud Computing" on Oct. 18,  2:30-3:30 p.m. in the GITC Building 4415.  >>
With the Major League Baseball Division Series set to begin, associate math professor Bruce Bukiet at NJIT is performing his analysis of the probability of each team advancing to the League Championship Series.  "Going into these series, the Philadelphia Phillies have a 64 percent chance of defeating the Cincinnati Reds in their best of five game series,” he said. “The Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants have slight advantages to win series over their opponents, the Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves respectively in the first round Division Series contests. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, of West Orange, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences who applies mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, has won the 2010 Major League Baseball Predictions contest sponsored by Baseball PhD. >>
Charles Peskin, PhD, professor at the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "A Look-Ahead Model for the Transcriptional Dynamics of RNA Polymerase" on Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Andrea Barreiro, PhD, acting assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, will discuss "Modeling Cooperative Activity in Neural Systems" on Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Daniel Boston, a doctoral student in NJIT's College of Computing Sciences, provided technological advice to supplement the legal and educational expertise provided by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation Mock Trial Committee for the 29th Annual Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition this month. The case deals with distracted driving/walking resulting from the use of wireless electronic communication devices. "It was a good experience working with the Mock Trial Committee in a technical capacity. This provided a wonderful opportunity to evaluate an all-too-real scenario and help shape the technological and technical aspects of the case toward that same level of realism. I am grateful to know that the assistance I provided has been useful to the Mock Trial Committee, and I thank my advisor, Dr. Cristian Borcea, for initially forwarding this opportunity to me." “We greatly appreciate NJIT's input in this year's mock trial case, which we hope will be not only academically challenging but will help to change driving habits and prevent tragic accidents,” said Richard J. Badolato, Esq., president of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. >>
Wah-Keat Lee, PhD, of the X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss "X-ray Imaging of Complex Dynamics at the Advanced Photon Source: Ferrofluids, Bugs and Sprays" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Up on the roof of the NJIT Campus Center, NJIT award-winning chef Peter Fischbach eyes a new crop of green goodness.  In about two months, Fischbach hopes a bounty of wholesome organic winter veggies--from kale to arugula--will be ready to harvest into mouth-watering, organic greatness in his kitchen.   >>
Yuan-Nan Young, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, has been invited to speak on "Dynamics of a Polar Filament in Stokes Flows" at the Workshop of Fluid Motion at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada from August 9-13.  He will speak on the same topic at the SIAM Conference on Wave and Nonlinear Dynamics in Philadelphia from August 16-18. >>
Sixteen high school and middle school students will show off their high tech prowess to parents and business sponsors on Aug. 11, 2010, during the closing ceremony of the NJIT 2010 Summer Capstone and Real World Connections Programs for high school students.  Both programs, which are sponsored by the NJIT College of Computing Sciences (CCS), enable pre-college and college students to collaborate on projects for area businesses, corporations and others. >>
Roy H. Goodman, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "What to Do with Your Numerical Simulations" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on August 5, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Xiaoni Fang, an instructor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of 2D Dry Granular Materials" on August 3, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Jacek Wrobel, a doctoral student in applied mathematics at NJIT, will discuss "Adaptive Methods For Computing Invariant Manifolds of Maps" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on July 27, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Michael Booty, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Classical Aerofoil Theory and Variations on a Theme" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on July 15 in Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm. 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
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. . >>
David Horntrop, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Stochastic Simulation with Application to Materials" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on July 8, 2-3:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Farzan Nadim, PhD, professor in the Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences at NJIT, will serve as a member of the Sensorimotor Integration Study Section, Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). >>
Rudrani Banerjee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT will discuss "A Usage Rate Sensitive Warranty Servicing Strategy With Imperfect Repairs" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on June 29, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Students at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools can now look forward to saving about one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT upon graduation from either the Union County Magnet High School or the Academy for Information Technology, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Superintendent Thomas J. Bistocchi. The program allows students entering their freshman year of high school to elect to take certain courses that NJIT faculty have pre-approved for credit. High school students who successfully complete all conditions of the program while in high school will be admitted to NJIT and can participate in a number of majors and colleges including offerings of the Newark College of Engineering, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, the College of Computing Sciences and the Albert Dorman Honors College. “This is an exciting opportunity for students at the Academy and Magnet high schools and we are pleased to extend these offerings,” said Joel Bloom, vice president for Academic and Student Services at NJIT. Dr. Bistocchi offered, "It is an opportunity for excellent students to stay in state and get an quality education at a highly ranked national university, NJIT." Similar joint advanced standing admissions programs are already in place between NJIT and Bergen County Academies and Morris County Academies. >>
Guy-Alain Amoussou, PhD, program officer at the National Science Foundation, will discuss "Seeking NSF Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Education and Research" at the Department of Computer Science Colloquium on May 19, 11 a.m-3 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 4415.  >>
Hao Lin, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Electrokinetic Transport in Electroporation-Mediated Molecular Delivery" at the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on May 3 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Student teams will present their real-world projects at "Dream without Limit," the 13th Annual Capstone Student Showcase on May 3, 2-5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The Spring 2010 showcase will feature real-world projects sponsored by industry or initiated by entrepreneurial students; an active open house for new sponsors, university students, and partners; a one-of-a-kind Fast Career Fair to connect students instantly to job opportunities and connect companies to potential hires; and more. Register online. >>
Robert V. Kohn, PhD, a professor of mathematical sciences at the Courant Institute, New York University, will discuss "The Evolution of a Crystal Surface: Steps, PDE's, and Self-Similarity" on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Chris Wiggins, PhD, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss "Form, Function, and Information Processing in Stochastic Regulatory Networks" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
NJIT Management Professor Michael Ehrlich, PhD, will discuss "From Academia to Wall Street and Back: A Curious Journey" at a Department of Computer Science Seminar on April 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 4415. >>
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.  >>
Peter L. Elkin, MD, MACP, FACMI, of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Department of Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, will discuss "The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Enterprise Data Translational Architecture" on April 27, 1-2 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 4415.      >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, an associate professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss "Topological Phonon Modes and Their Role in Dynamic Instability of Microtubules" on April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Dario Pompili, PhD, an assistant professor in the ECE Department at Rutgers University, will discuss "Inter-glider Underwater Communication and Coordination for Ocean Monitoring and Coastal Tactical Surveillance" at the Department of Computer Science Seminar Series on April 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Eric Keaveny, PhD, of  the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences atNew York University, will discuss "Rotation-Translation Coupling Strategies for Artificial Low Reynolds Number Propulsion" on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Greg Wilson, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, will discuss "High Performance Computing Considered Harmful" at the Spring 2010 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on April 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Jonathan Rubin, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the guest speaker at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Mani Lakshminarayanan, Investigative Research, Late Development Statistics, Merck & Co. Inc., will discuss "Meaningful and Reproducible Conclusions in Clinical Trials: A Statistician's Perspective" at the Statistics Seminar Series on April 8 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Hui Xiong, PhD, an associate professor at Rutgers University in Newark, will discuss "Financial Fraud Detection and Prevention With Data Mining Techniques" on April 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Hassan Aref, PhD, Reynolds Metals Professor and Niels Bohr Visiting Professor  at Virginia Tech, will discuss "Point Vortices: A Classical Mathematics Playground" on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall II. >>
Junwen Weng, an assistant professor in the department of biochemistry at the University of Hong Kong, will discuss "A Novel Profile-HMM To Predict MicroRNAs and Their  Targets Simultaneously" on April 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 4415. >>
James Meiss, PhD, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss "Transitory Dynamical Systems and Transport" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on March 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Xiaohui Luo, a senior biometrician at Merck and Company Inc., will discuss "Estimation of Treatment Difference in Proportions in Clinical Trials with Blinded Sample Size Re-estimation" at the Statistics Seminar Series on March 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 110. >>
Dan Pei, PhD, a senior member of the technical staff at AT&T Labs, will discuss "Network Aware Forward Caching" at a Department of Computer Science Seminar on March 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 4415. >>
Amir H. Hirsa, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Protein Assemblies at Flow Interfaces: 2D Crystallization and Amyloid Formation" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on March 24, 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
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. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be one of four panelists speaking tomorrow at the State House as part of the Life Sciences Trenton Day. The event is designed to create awareness of the importance to and impact on the state of the bio-pharma industry.   >>
With pitchers and catchers having recently reported to spring training, once again Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor at NJIT, has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of games that Major League Baseball teams should win in 2010. >>
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. >>
Dongsheng Che, PhD, assistant professor in the department of computer science at East Stroudsburg University, will discuss "Computational Methods for Deciphering Genomic Structures of Bacteria" at the Department of Computer Science Seminar Series on March 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the GITC Room 4415. >>
Michael Houle, PhD, a visiting professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan, will discuss "Locality-Sensitive Analysis for Rank-based Similarity Search" on Feb. 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Robert V. Kohn, PhD, a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "The Evolution of a Crystal Surface: Steps, PDE's, and Self-Similarity" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Henri Angelino, PhD, a visiting professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo and acting director of NII's Global Liaison Office will discuss main research activities and international cooperation policy at the NII on Feb. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. The lecture kicks off the Spring 2010 Computer Science Department Seminar Series. >>
Robert M. Miura, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Stretching of Heated Viscous Threads" on Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Pierre Gouton, PhD, a professor at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, will discuss "Color Image Processing and Applications" at a Department of Computer Science Seminar on Feb. 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 4415.  >>
Denis L. Blackmore, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Approximations to Granular Relaxation Flows: Lattices, Limits, Infinite-dimensional Dynamical Systems and Solitons" on Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.   >>
Michael Renardy, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech, will kick off the Spring 2010 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series with a sequence of lectures beginning on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. "Turning Polymeric Liquids into Theorems: Part One" is the topic of his lecture.   >>
Xiaodong Lin, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at Rutgers University, will discuss "Regularization for Stationary Time Series" on Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Yuriko Renardy, PhD, Endowed Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Tech University and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, will discuss "Numerical Simulation of Drop Deformation in Shear" at the Spring 2010 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
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."  >>