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Jorge Golowasch, chair and professor in the federated department of biological sciences, and Farzan Nadim, professor in the departments of mathematical and biological sciences, presented a joint lab demo earlier this month in collaboration with Rodolfo Haedo, a former undergraduate and MS student from NJIT, and Joerg Oestreich.  >>
Gregor Kovacic, associate professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present “Is Our Sensing Compressed?” on Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
In a combined effort by NJIT's Young Alumni Club, the College of Computing Sciences and the Campus Center, speakers Neil Santorella and Carol Chang of the American Red Cross will present “Disaster Preparedness: How Do Universities and Individuals Prepare for Natural and Other Disasters and the Role of the American Red Cross” on Dec. 6 at 5:45 p.m. in Campus Center B35.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Robert M. Miura has been named a 2013 inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  This first class will honor 1119 scholars, representing more than 600 institutions.  Fellows have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics, according to the Society.  >>
The 19th Annual Capstone Showcase, “Power of Technology” will be held on Dec. 5.  The event, which showcases the work of students from the college of computing sciences and is an opportunity for networking, will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Bhavana Kanukurthi, post-doctoral researcher at UCLA, will present “Outsourcing Computation to the Cloud, Privately” on Dec. 5 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Eric Fortune's graduate student at Hopkins, Sarah Stamper, is the lead author of an article about weakly electric fish in the Journal of Experimental Biology.  Stamper will also be interviewed on the popular radio program “Quirks and Quarks.”  >>
William Cheswick, lead member of the technical staff at AT&T, will present “Rethinking Passwords” on Dec. 3 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Yoichiro Mori, assistant professor in the department of mathematics, University of Minnesota, will present “A Model of Electrodiffusion and Osmosis in Cells and Tissues” on Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Henri Angelino, National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo-Japan)-NII, will present “National Institute of Informatics: Main research activities and International Cooperation policy: case study cooperation with Waterloo University” on Nov. 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
NJIT's Michael Chumer has been hard at work since Sandy struck, helping hard-hit area urbanites cope with devastation.  Chumer, who has worked on homeland security projects and directs the NJIT MS in Emergency Management and Business Continuity (EMBC) program, is familiar with relief efforts.  >>
Dr. Yanjun Qi of the Machine Learning Department at NEC Labs American will discuss “Machine Learning for Computational Biology” on Nov. 19 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Mikko Haataja, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, will present “Compositional Interface Dynamics within Symmetric and Asymmetric Planar Lipid Bilayer Membranes” on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Zoran Obradovic, Director, Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics Center, Temple University, will discuss “Predictive Modeling of Patient State and Therapy Optimization” on Nov. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Edsel A. Pena, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina, will discuss “Multiple Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty” on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
David Edwards, University of Delaware, will present “Increasing the Utilities of Optical Biosensors” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Since the Major League Baseball Division Series and League Championship Series have determined which teams will compete in the World Series, NJIT Math Professor Bruce Bukiet has again analyzed the probability of each team taking the title. >>
Philip D. Rack, Department of Material Science and Engineering at The University of Tennessee, will present “Directed, Liquid Phase Assembly of Patterned Metallic Films by Pulsed Laser Dewetting” on Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Cloud computing is a hot topic in cyber-circles and the popular media.  But what are the real advantages of computing in the clouds, and what are the challenges, including security?  A panel of experts will explore these topics at NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum session on Oct. 10, 2012 in the Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to this free talk.   >>
NJIT Associate Professor Yuan-Nan Young has been awarded a three-year, $212,000 National Science Foundation grant to mathematically model how surfactants interact with the skin's lipid bi-layer.  A surfactant, also known as a wetting or surface-acting agent, breaks the surface tension of a liquid to create more contact with another substance.  Soap is the best-known surfactant. >>
Panayotis Kevrekidis, professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, will present “Stability and Dynamics of Solitary Waves and Vortices in Superfluids: From Theory to Experiments” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The IT Program will be sponsoring a seminar on "Real World Attacks Dissected: A Walk Through of Attack Investigations and Forensic Evidence" on Oct. 3.  Speakers Nick Pelletier (NJIT alumnus), Brice Daniels and Willi Ballenthin of Mandiant will engage students by providing real-world scenarios that illustrate much of the information they have learned, or will learn, during the course of their curriculum.  >>
Pushpendra Singh, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, will present “Dispersion of Particles on Fluid-Liquid Interfaces” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Dr. Zhi Wei, assistant professor in the department of computer science, will host “Microbiome Informatics: Deciphering Microscopic Life And Its Interactions In The Body And The World” by Dr. Gail Rosen, department of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel University.  >>
Jun Zhang, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics, New York University, will discuss “Understanding biolocomotion in fluids: from passive to active” as part of the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
A Mathematica seminar, "Mathematica 8 in Education and Research," will be held on Monday, September 17 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Cullimore 606.  >>
The 2012 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins on Sept. 7 with “Optimal Control in Data Assimilation” given by Richard Moore, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
NJIT has appointed Catalin Turc, PhD, to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the department of mathematical sciences, an associate professor.  >>
Ji Meng Loh, PhD, a statistician whose work has implications for advances in fields ranging from functional magnetic resonance imaging and epidemiology to telecommunications and astronomy, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
Simon Garnier, PhD, whose research interests focus on bio-cellular sensing, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences an assistant professor.   >>
Eric Fortune, PhD, whose research interests focus on bio-cellular sensing, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences an associate professor.  >>
Lian Duan, PhD, whose innovative research on large-scale data mining has applications in the business world, will join NJIT's College of Computing Sciences as assistant professor.  >>
Xiaoning Ding, PhD, whose research has improved the performance of multi-core computer systems, will join NJIT's College of Computing Sciences as an assistant professor this fall.  >>
Songhua Xu, PhD, a computer scientist who uses advanced techniques to build human-centered applications to benefit society, will join the NJIT College of Computing Science as an assistant professor.  >>
Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist who uses advanced informatics approaches to improve health care, will join this fall the NJIT College of Computing Sciences as an assistant professor.  >>
NJIT graduate and undergrad degree programs in engineering technologies and engineering-related fields are racking up kudos when it comes to educating minority students, according to the most recent rankings by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  >>
Mathematics professor Eliza Michalopoulou is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on July 22, 2012.  Michalopoulou uses mathematical modeling and signal processing to help the Navy detect submarines in coastal areas.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), culminating her month-long tour of life-science companies across the Garden State.  The EDC is home to nearly 90 high-tech and life-science companies. >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) on Thursday culminating her month-long tour of life sciences companies across the Garden State.  >>
Tejpal S. Ahluwalia, a junior in the department of mathematical sciences, recently completed the Undergraduate Workshop at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). >>
NJIT mourns the loss of John Walker Ryon, III, a professor in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, on April 11, 2012. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan has been named co-editor of the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, a publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) http://www.embs.org/news/203-embs-announces-co-editors-for-the-journal-of-translational-engineering-infhealth-and-medicine. >>
NJIT and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) have forged alliances in diverse disciplines to improve our health and well-being.  >>
The Spring 2012 Capstone Showcase, “University Without Walls,” will be held on Monday, April 30th, 2:00-4:30 p.m. at CTR Atrium & Ballroom. >>
Written by Doris Zames Fleischer, PhD, of the NJIT Humanities Department, a 2011 updated edition of The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation (Philadelphia: Temple University Press), originally published in 2001, as well as chapters on disability rights in two different volumes, have recently been published. >>
While pursuing a doctorate in information systems at NJIT, Elizabeth Avery Gomez, of Whippany, researched better ways to help emergency first responders—often volunteers from grassroots organizations—communicate more efficiently and effectively throughout a crisis.  >>
The Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks should win their divisions, while the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds will make it to Major League Baseball's post-season as wild card teams in the National League (NL) in 2012, according to NJIT's baseball guru Bruce Bukiet.  >>
Dr. Cesar Bandera, adjunct professor in the School of Management and College of Computing Sciences,  spoke today at Juniper Networks OpenLab in Bridgewater.  >>
Farzan Nadim, PhD, professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biological sciences at NJIT, has been appointed chairperson of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sensorimotor Integration Study Section from July of 2012 to June of 2014. >>
Petia Vlahovska, assistant professor of engineering at Brown University, will discuss “Nonlinear Electrohydrodynamics of a Viscous Droplet” on March 19 at 4:00 p.m. in Cullimore 611. >>
The Department of Information Systems will be holding the 7th annual web design competition on Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Vaibhav Patil, MD MS of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, will discuss “Evaluation Of Intracerebral Catheter Placement Using An EHR System With A Relational Database” on March 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
NJIT's Computer Science Department of the College of Computing Science is pleased to organize the 2012 NJIT High School Programming Contest on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 8:30am – 5pm. >>
Meenakshi Dutt, PhD, assistant professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Harnessing Spontaneous and Self-Assembly to Design Biomimetic Functionalized Nanotube-Lipid Hybrid Structures" on March 5, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore 611. >>
Software engineer Lawrence "Larry" Bernstein an adjunct professor at NJIT has received the 2011 Industrial Innovation Award from the IEEE Communications Society.  >>
A treatise from a German foundation advocating the deceleration of the pursuit of science in higher education has been translated into English by NJIT Professor James Geller.   >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Career Development Services will host the second annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Roseanne Zia, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Particle Motion in Colloids: Microviscosity, Microdiffusivity, and Normal Stresses" on Feb. 27, 4-5 pm in Cullimore 611. >>
Xia Jing, PhD, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Institutes of Health, will discuss "Constructing A Bio-health Knowledge Base For Access Via A Standardized Electronic Health Record Prototype" on Feb. 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management and College of Computing Sciences, is presenting the results of his federally funded research in health delivery via mobile devices at the third international m-Health Summit and the Society for Applied Learning Technologies Conference. >>
Shicong Meng of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech will discuss "Monitoring-as-a-Service in the Cloud" on Feb. 15, 2:30–3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 4415.     >>
Lou Kondic, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will discuss "Modeling Thin Film Instabilities with Application to Liquid metals on Nanoscale" on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
NJIT was the 13th/14th largest site in the US, the largest in New Jersey, and the 43rd/46th largest in the world out of 246 sites that participated in Global Game Jam 2012, with 69 registered participants developing nine games. >>
Michael Skarzynski, chief executive officer of Intera Group, Inc., will discuss “Do You Have What It Takes to Become An Entrepreneur?” on Feb.1, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 4415. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will be a local site this weekend for Global Game Jam 2012, during which more than 150 sites around the world will compete to create a game from scratch in 48 hours.  >>
At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world.  >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) yesterday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Joel Bloom as President of the University, effective immediately.  >>
Basil C. Baltzis, PhD, professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>