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Zhe He, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT, presented his paper titled "A Family-Based Framework for Supporting Quality Assurance of Biomedical Ontologies in BioPortal" last month at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. >>
The SABOC research group in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT was one of five recipients of the distinguished paper award at the prestigious 37th Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held in Washington D.C. November 16-20.  >>
Casey Diekman, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had his paper “Causes and Consequences of Hyperexcitation in Central Clock Neurons” published in PLOS Computational Biology, an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) which features works of exceptional significance.  >>
NJIT is hosting the Fall 2013 CCS Capstone Showcase on Dec. 4 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Michael Hein, Saarland University, will present “Droplet Based Microfluidics: Interface and Dynamics” on Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore, Rm. 505.  >>
The New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) recently awarded Bright Idea Awards for 2013 to two teams of NJIT researchers.  The awards, which recognize outstanding research, were presented at a ceremony held in October.  >>
Several NJIT students participated in the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2013 Conference and Exhibition held in Montreal, Canada at the end of October.  The event brought together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology.  >>
Richard Carback, Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, will present “Engineering Practical End-To-End Verifiable Voting Systems” on Nov. 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors. >>
Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, of Califon, was elected a Fellow of Web Information System Engineering (WISE) Society during the 2013 WISE Conference in Nanjing China.  Rusinkiewicz, who is dean of the College of Computing Sciences, was recognized for his contributions to science and technology. >>
Now that the World Series is about to begin, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has announced the probability of each of the contenders winning the best 4 out of 7 game contest. “The Boston Red Sox have a nearly 70% chance of winning the series”, says Bukiet. But he gives the caveat that the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated both the competition and his mathematical model in each of their previous series. >>
Gareth Russell, associate professor in the department of biological sciences, will discuss metapopulation theory on WAMC's "Academic Minute," a weekday radio program that features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions.  >>
The Computer Science Department will host the student panel “Intern Experience in Summer 2013” on Oct. 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
Tune in to hear NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet discuss baseball projections and his mathematical model in a live interview on NPR's public radio program “Science Friday.”  >>
NJIT's Information Technology Program will host "Harnessing Data Generated by the World Around Us" on Oct. 16 at 3:45 p.m. in GITC 1100.  >>
Bala Prasanna of IBM will present “Working In The 21st Century – Essential Skills To Survive & Thrive in Present Day Workplace” on Oct. 9 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
Now that Major League Baseball's regular season has ended with the exciting one-game tiebreaker that got the Rays to the next round, and with the Rays and the Pirates winning the one game playoff for the wild card team, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has once again begun analyzing the probability of each team advancing through each round of baseball's postseason.  >>
Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Garnier's research on robotic swarms was cited in an article about using robots to understand animal behavior in the October 1, 2013 issue of The Scientist.   >>
Kelsey McGowan, of Hopewell, a senior majoring in mathematical sciences at NJIT, has been selected as one of two recipients of a Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.   >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
The 2013 fall applied mathematics colloquium begins today with “Unexpected Chaos in a Neural Model” presented by Jonathan E. Rubin, University of Pittsburgh.  The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
Computer scientist, educator, and former research executive Marek Rusinkiewicz, PhD, has been appointed dean of the NJIT College of Computing Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2013.  >>
An NJIT Capstone team has recently developed the website CELR.org, which stands for Creative Engineering Learning Resource.  The site was created by Priscilla Nelson, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, and a computer science Capstone team of undergraduates.  >>
Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale.  “Numerical simulation of ejected molten metal nanoparticles liquified by laser irradiation: Interplay of geometry and dewetting,” appeared in Physical Review Letters (July 16, 2013). >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Jonathan Luke to interim dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Aug. 1, 2013. >>
AJ Polanco Jr., Woodbridge, and Danielle Esmaya, Union, recently presented “Social Reform Through Mobile Gaming (Seed.Genesis)” in the mobile apps session of SIGGRAPH 2013, the world's premier annual conference on computer graphics and interactive media, held this year in Anaheim, California. >>
CCS Capstone & HS Real World Connections (RWC) will be hosting the 25th Real World Projects Showcase on Aug. 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
“Numerical Simulation of Ejected Molten Metal Nanoparticles Liquified by Laser Irradiation: Interplay of Geometry and Dewetting” by NJIT assistant professor Afkhami Shahriar and professor Lou Kondic was published today in Physical Review Letters.  >>
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Ankur Agrawal, and his CCS advisors Professor Yehoshua Perl and Assistant Professor Mei Liu.  His paper "Identifying Problematic Concepts in SNOMED CT using a Lexical Approach," has been nominated as one of 11 finalists in the student paper competition at the World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics.  >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, distinguished professor emerita of information systems, was recently named the winner of the SIGCAS Making a Difference Award for 2012 in recognition of her academic research and teaching. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom has announced the naming of Professor Fadi P. Deek of East Brunswick, NJ, as the next provost and senior executive vice president at NJIT.  The appointment of Professor Deek, who has been serving as interim provost, will take place immediately. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist, has recently shown in a new study that electronic medical records can validate previously reported adverse drug reactions and report new ones.  >>
In a study published today in the journal PLoS One, a team of researchers led by NJIT Associate Professor Gareth Russell has applied a novel method for linking large-scale habitat fragmentation to population sustainability. >>
NJIT's Swarm Lab will host a conference for researchers who study social insects in the northeast of the US on May 24, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall on the NJIT campus.  So far, some 35 researchers from Harvard to Rockefeller universities have expressed interest in attending.  Participants will receive 15 minutes to present information about their current projects and 5 minutes to answer questions.  >>
With woops, cheers and mortarboards flying, NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013.  This brings the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held at Newark's Prudential Center.   >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
If you want to learn more about helping your business or company grow in Europe, don't miss a free one day business forum at NJIT on May 15, 2013, which will detail how to use technology and innovation to do business in the European Union.  >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
Graduating seniors in NJIT's popular CCS Capstone Program will take to the stage on campus next week when they explain how they have solved “real world problems” for corporate and company clients, including CACI,  Audible, Inc., and RDE Systems.  Some students will even feature entrepreneurial projects that grew from the other work.  >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
It looks like 2013 will be a thrilling season for baseball fans as four of the six divisions can be expected to deliver tight races, says baseball guru NJIT Associate Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet.  Over the years, Bukiet has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of regular season games each Major League Baseball team should win.  Though his expertise is in mathematical modeling, his projections have compared well with those of so-called experts. >>
Archan Misra, Singapore Management University, will present “Mobile Analytics and the LiveLabs Lifestyle Experimentation Platform” on Mar. 27 from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
A delegation of 20 people from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China visited NJIT's computer science department on Mar. 11 for a brief introduction on NJIT's teaching and research programs with presentations and discussions focusing on cloud computing.  >>
Howard Stone, Princeton University, will present “Variations on familiar flows: (i) Marangoni flows with surfactants and (ii) Trapping of bubbles in stagnation point flows” on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT researchers received a top honor for their ideas on better ways to ensure the integrity and long-term reliability of data stored at potentially untrusted cloud storage providers.  "Towards Self-Repairing Replication-Based Storage Systems Using Untrusted Clouds," was written by Bo Chen, a doctoral candidate, and his advisor, NJIT Assistant Professor Reza Curtmola, both in NJIT's College of Computing Sciences (CCS).  >>
With more than 6.7 million students taking at least one course online, according to the 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by Babson Survey Research Group, higher education institutions are stepping up their efforts to meet the growing demand for online programs.  >>
The university community mourns the recent passing of Martin Katzen, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  The family would like to extend an invitation to Katzen's colleagues and friends for a memorial service to be held on Feb. 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Harrison Building, 205 West 76th Street, 4th floor lounge, N.Y. (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue).  >>
Yixin Guo, Drexel University, will present “A Model of Thalamocortical Relay Neuron and the Parkinsonian Network” on Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Dr. Sangtae Ha, Princeton University, will discuss “Time-Dependent Pricing for Mobile Data – From Economic Theory to Trial Deployment” on Feb. 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.                            >>
Dejun Yang, Arizona State University, will discuss “Crowdsourcing to Smartphones: Incentive Mechanism Design for Crowdsensing” on Feb. 18 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.    >>
Marty Golubitsky, Distinguished Professor of Natural and Mathematics Sciences at Ohio State University, will discuss “Patterns of Phase-Shift Syncrhony” on Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Jinisha Patel, of Springfield, a sophomore at the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, recently attended a White House technology summit.  Patel numbered among 12 college students chosen to attend by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a group Patel has worked with since high school.  >>
Dr. Minaxi Gupta of Indiana University will discuss “Unearthing the Roots of Cyberfraud: Exposing DNS Exploitation in AdFraud and Phishing” on Feb. 13 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Jeffrey Jestes, University of Utah, will discuss “Changing the Tide: Efficient Summarization Techniques for Massive Data” on Feb. 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Michael Miksis, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, will present “Drying Processes” on Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Dr. Srikanth Krishnamurthy, University of California, Riverside, will present “Resource management in networks:  Performance and Security Issues” on Feb. 6 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Professor Len Pismen from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology will present "Rheology of cytoskeleton: from mesoscopic mechanics to macroscopic instabilities." on Jan. 31 in Cullimore 611 from 4-5 p.m. >>
Dr. Miao Zhao of Huawei Technologies will present “Utility-Maximization Framework for Dynamic Adaptive  Streaming over HTTP in Multiuser-MIMO LTE Networks” on Jan. 28 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Jamming, but not on musical instruments, will be the order of the day later this month as dozens of NJIT design and information technology students and a few from surrounding colleges pull all-nighters—some even all weekenders –at NJIT's Third Annual Global Game Jam (GGJ).  >>
A performance by members of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) will launch NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum series, a celebration of artistic creativity and exploration of key social issues.  BONJ will perform on Feb. 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre on the NJIT campus.  The public is invited to attend the free concert. >>