Distinguished Research Panel and Seminar Events

Distinguished Research Panel/Seminar series is organized by the Office of Research to provide important information about research funding and collaboration opportunities for faculty and staff.  We are pleased to announce the following event:

2018 NJIT President’s Forum and Faculty Research Showcase 

The showcase will introduce new faculty who joined NJIT in AY2018 with their brief oral presentations followed by an electronic poster session. The electronic poster and networking session will include electronic poster presentations by new faculty and faculty seed grant recipients.  The forum will start with the Keynote and President's Forum Lecture from Dr. Wendy Nilsen, Program Director for the Smart and Connected Health Program in the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the National Science Foundation.

March 26, 2018
Ballroom A and B, Campus Center


10.00 AM - 10.15 AM  Welcome Remarks
Joel Bloom, President
Vince DeCaprio, Vice Chair, BOT
Fadi Deek, Provost and Senior Executive VP
10.15 AM - 10.20 AM     Speaker Introduction
Atam Dhawan, Senior Vice Provost for Research
10.20 AM - 11.30 AM President’s Forum: Keynote Lecture
Dr. Wendy Nilsen, Program Director, NSF
11.30 AM - 12.30 PM Lunch and Networking
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM New Faculty Presentations
2.00 PM - 3.00 PM Poster Presentations and Networking Session:
New Faculty and Faculty Seed Grant Recipients


Speaker Bio

Wendy Nilsen, Ph.D. is a Program Director for the Smart and Connected Health Program in the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the National Science Foundation. Her work focuses on the intersection of technology and health.  This includes a wide range of methods for data collection, advanced analytics and the creation of effective cyber-human systems. Her interests span the areas of sensing, analytics, cyber-physical systems, information systems, big data, and robotics.  More specifically, her efforts include: serving as co-chair of the Health Information Technology Research and Development working group of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program; the lead for the NSF/NIH Smart and Connected Health announcement; convening workshops to address methodology in technology in health research; serving on numerous federal technology initiatives; and, leading training institutes. Previously, Wendy was at the National Institutes of Health.


Keynote Lecture: Solving Wicked Problems with Science

Abstract: Science is changing rapidly and new transdisciplinary approaches are resulting in transformative change across domains. Complex issues, such as in healthcare, have begun to be addressed with convergent approaches that involve expertise from a range of diverse disciplines.  This has resulted in new methods and findings that could not have happened a decade earlier. Computing, information science, informatics, and engineering are especially poised to contribute to these changes by bringing sophisticated techniques to partnerships in the biomedical and bio-behavioral realms. This talk will cover some current advances and a vision for a smarter community, using the area of health and medicine as an example.

This President’s forum is a featured event in the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series and is made possible in part by the generous support of the DeCaprio Family.