New Jersey Institute of Technology Unveils Center for Wireless Networking and Internet Security.

What: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, opens a computer center that will develop technology vital to corporate and national security. Calling upon the state's leading academics, the center will improve wireless computer networks and safeguard the Internet from cyber attacks. The center will transfer the technology it discovers to corporations and the military.

When: Monday, Dec. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The conference room, second floor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Center. The building is on the corner of Warren Street and Summit Street, Newark. Call for directions and parking.

Who: Atam Dhawan, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computing engineering at NJIT, will direct the center, overseeing researchers from NJIT and Princeton University. The researchers will collaborate with corporate technology leaders, who will speak at the center's opening.

Editor's Note: The speakers will include Rafael Alonso, head, internet and multimedia systems, Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton; Neil Anderson, senior director, Spirent Communications, Eatontown; Yosry Barsoum, technical manager of battlefield communications and networks, the Mitre Corp., Eatontown; Ingemar Cox, NEC Research Institute, Princeton; David Ihrie, head, Satellite Systems and Communications Applications, Princeton; William Leighton III, vice president for network and services development, AT&T Labs; Huifang Sun, deputy director, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Murray Hill; Randy Reitmeyer, chief, Information Technology Innovation Center, Fort Monmouth and Jose Ucles, president, XPRT Solutions, Eatontown. Jennifer Posda, of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, will speak about the center's impending impact on the state's economy.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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