For Immediate Release
April 10, 2002

Media Advisory

NJIT Brings In Top Computer Experts

WHAT: The College of Computing Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Newark, will host a daylong convocation featuring the top people from around the nation in computing sciences and information technologies. Speakers will forecast both current and future industry trends plus offer an employment outlook.

WHO: Peter A. Freeman, Ph.D., founding and current dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1998, Freeman chaired the Sam Nunn Nations Bank Policy Forum on Information Security that lead to the creation of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, one of the first comprehensive centers in the country focused on information security. Ben Shneiderman, Ph.D. has been a professor in the department of Computer Science at University of Maryland. In 1983, he helped found the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory there. Shneiderman teaches popular short courses and organized an annual satellite television presentation seen by thousands of professionals. Peter Cochrane, Ph.D., is currently a visiting professor to several British universities. He was with BT Laboratories from 1973 to 2000. In his last position as BT's chief technologist, he established a team concerned with charting the long-term future of technology, society, BT and its customers and clients. In 2000, Cochrane retired from BT to join his own startup company - ConceptLabs - which he founded with a group out of Apple Computers in 1998 at Campbell CA, in Silicon Valley. Cochrane, has published widely in all areas of telecommunications studies, is a regular contributor to the international paper and electronic press and joined Apple Masters in 1997.

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Locke Street and Central Avenue, Newark Rooms 3720, 3730, and 3740.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: For a more detailed agenda, reservations, and parking call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436.

CONTACT: Sheryl Weinstein
Public Relations
(973) 596-3436


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.