Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Jul 16 2013

Nada Anid, Ph.D. (nanid@nyit.edu), dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, participated in the Summit for Transformative Education: Teaching the Key Skills of Changemakers, June 20-22 at the Transformative Action Institute of Stanford University in California. She joined university deans and professors as well as industry representatives to explore ways to enhance colleges' social entrepreneurship curricula for the coming year and to discuss how best to teach students the knowledge and skill sets needed for entrepreneurship and innovation.

In addition, Dean Anid participated in the Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, June 24-27 in Atlanta. She served as a speaker in the session, "Programs in Entrepreneurship," and presented the paper, "Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center: Bringing Together Industry, Faculty, and Students," co-authored with Steven H. Billis, Ph.D. (sbillis@nyit.edu), professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Marta Panero, Ph.D. (mpanero@nyit.edu), staff associate for the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. She also attended the Engineering Deans Council Business Meeting and visited Georgia Tech's Biomedical Engineering Program.

Susana H. Case, Ph.D. (shcase@nyit.edu), professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, Marshall G. Kent (B.S. '08), and Donna Sanders (B.A. '09), contributed to Twist of Fate, an anthology of international authors and artists who, through Indies in Action, created the book to raise money for tornado victims in Oklahoma. Case's book, Elvis Presley's Hips & Mick Jagger's Lips, was also reviewed in the Washington independent Review of Books.

Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D. (zdong02@nyit.edu), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has engaged in multiple activities, including:

  • Presented the paper, "Task Scheduling and Server Provisioning for Energy-Efficient Cloud-Computing Data Centers," at the Third International Workshop on Data Center Performance, July 8 in Philadelphia. She also attended the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, July 8-11.
  • Gave the invited talk, "IP Geolocation as a Forensics Tool," at the Niksun World Wide Security and Mobility Conference held jointly with the Global Wireless Summit, June 25 in Atlantic City, N.J. At the Niksun Cybersecurity Tournament, her NYIT student-mentees Randolph Espejo and James Hanvey ranked fourth in a final competition that included solving four forensics puzzles in six hours.
  • Gave an invited talk on "Green Cloud Data Center Networks" at the Advanced Energy Conference, May 1 in New York City.

Paolo Gasti, Ph.D. (pgasti@nyit.edu), assistant professor of computer science, presented the paper, "Cache Privacy in Named-Data Networking," at the 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, July 8-11 in Philadelphia. The paper addresses privacy issues related to named-data networking, an emerging Internet architecture.

Fang Li, Ph.D. (fli08@nyit.edu), assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Richard Simpson, Ph.D. (rsimps04@nyit.edu), associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, attended the National Science Foundation workshop on "Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing Research and Education," July 11-12 in Arlington, Va. It offered a forum for disseminating information and sharing ideas about the frontiers of additive manufacturing research, education, and technology transfer.

Sarah McPherson, Ed.D. (smcphers@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of the Master's in Instructional Technology, received the President's Volunteer Service Award for national and community service at the International Society for Technology in Education, June 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas.

Niharika Nath, Ph.D. (nnath@nyit.edu), associate professor of life sciences, and NYIT student Thuy Tien Le, presented their research on NOSH-aspirin and its potential as an anti-cancer agent at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, April 10 in Washington, D.C. Read more.

Lynn Rogoff (lrogoff@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of communication arts, served as a keynote speaker on June 19 at the Jallo Festival of Animation and Games in Canada. She also served as a panelist for the presentation, "Finding, Delving, and Keeping Your Entrepreneurial Passion," on June 10 in New York City.

Ed Jessup (ejessup@nyit.edu), librarian II, published the article, "Gaming for Gaming: Caesars Expands Rewards Program with Social Media App," in the June 2013 edition of Quirk's e-newsletter. Read more.

Monique Taylor, Ph.D. (mtaylo05@nyit.edu), dean and executive director at NYIT-Nanjing, presented the paper, "Witnessing Whiteness in the Black Renaissance," at the 15th annual conference of The Space Between society, June 20-22 in Chicago. The Space Between studies literature and culture of the period between the first and second world wars.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the online article, "Assessing an Institution for Students with Visual Impairments," July 2 on i-Student Global.com.

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