Faculty Accomplishments: College of Engineering & Computing Sciences

The College of Engineering & Computing Sciences is excited to share recent accomplishments from our faculty and staff members.

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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

All Recent Accomplishments

Wenjia Li, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science, published an article entitled “AIT: An AI-enabled Trust Management System for Vehicular Networks Using Blockchain Technology" in IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2020 SCI Impact Factor: 9.936) on December 14, 2020. This research work is co-authored with Chenyue Zhang, a New York Tech master's student he is currently advising, and two other colleagues from universities in China. In this research, the emerging blockchain technology and the deep learning algorithm are both applied to help evaluate the trust of vehicles in a more accurate and efficient manner.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical sciences, and graduate students Yaoyixiao Lu and Hanchen Zhou had their paper “Thresholding Segmentation Errors and Uncertainty with Patient-Specific Geometries,” published in the PubMed Central and Scopus indexed Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering on October 31, 2020.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in a Vox article. “The pandemic is speeding up the space internet race” on September 26, 2020. Beheshti addressed the role of education in this race.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was a featured expert on a discussion and interactive Q+A called “Tech-Agility: The MUST HAVE Skill to Succeed in School and Business,” on September 17, 2020. This event was hosted by Long Island Press and sponsored by LISTnet.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in a story on, “We're closer to holographic meetings than you think,” on September 15, 2020. In the story, he speaks about how due to the pandemic, businesses can utilize AR and VR experiences to make the remote working and learning experience feel more like reality. It is also about the role of 5G as these technologies become more accessible and popular.

Ahmadreza Baghaie, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, had his paper, "Towards multi‐modal data fusion for super‐resolution and denoising of 4D‐Flow MRI," published in the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering on September 7, 2020. This research was done in collaboration with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Medical College of Wisconsin for denoising and super-resolution of in-vivo 4D Flow MRI data by means of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and Dynamic Mode Decomposition in patients with a brain aneurysm.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in the story "Imagining the Newsroom of Tomorrow," published in The Washington Post on August 7, 2020. The story discussed how 5G could reshape the future of journalism.

Houwei Cao, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, received a National Science Foundation Award for her proposal, "EAGER: Towards Adaptive and Robust Multimodal Emotion Recognition In-the-Wild," on July 30, 2020. The one-year grant, which runs from August 1, 2020, through July 31, 2021, has a total intended award amount of $99,916.

Sarah Meyland, M.S., J.D., associate professor of environmental technology and sustainability, was quoted in "How LI homebuyers can learn about their water quality," an article by Rachel O'Brien published in Newsday on July 23, 2020. She spoke about how homeowners should know about drinking water quality and how they can find out more if they are concerned about their water quality.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, published paper in Biology titled "Effect of Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair on Chordal Strain: Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulations," on July 18, 2020. The paper demonstrates the potential for computational simulations to aid in the pre-procedural evaluation of possible complications such as chordal rupture and leaflet perforation following percutaneous edge-to-edge repair.