Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments: School of Engineering & Computing Sciences

The School 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

Michael Nizich, Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor of computer science and director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), received an award as "a staff member who exemplifies leadership, mentorship, and who has demonstrated commitment to bettering the lives of students" by The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. Nizich was nominated for the award by NYIT student members of the organization.

N. Sertac Artan, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, co-authored a chapter "Security, Trust, and Privacy for Cloud Computing in Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems," in the book Data Security in Cloud Computing, with Wenjia Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, and Jonathan Voris, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science.

Sarah Meyland, J.D., associate professor of environmental technology and sustainability, was appointed to the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council by Governor Cuomo. The Council is charged with advising New York State and the involved agencies (DOH and DEC) on such issues as drinking water standards for chemicals of concern that are not regulated at the federal level.

Fang Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, in partnership with X-wave Innovations, Inc (XII), recently received a $125,000 NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I grant to develop a passive, wireless, high-temperature embedded sensor system that is capable of providing high-bandwidth measurements of temperature, pressure, and strain on both rotating and non-rotating propulsion engine components. This system will provide a highly flexible instrumentation solution to monitor remote or inaccessible measurement locations for NASA's rocket propulsion test facilities.

N. Sertac Artan, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, along with co-author, Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented two papers, "TETRIS: Smartphone-to-Smartphone Screen-Based Visible Light Communication," and "Indoor localization through visible light characterization using front-facing smartphone camera," at The 14th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2017): The Fourth National Workshop for REU Research in Networking and Systems (2017 4th REU Research in N&S), Orlando, FL, in October, 2017.

Xun Yu, Ph.D., associate professor and department chair of mechanical engineering, is serving as a guest editor for a special issue on "High Performance and Smart Nano Engineered Composites for Civil Infrastructures," for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, a SAGE journal, with the first papers to be published in October 2017.

Xun Yu, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering and department chair, was selected as an associate editor for the new ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy.

Radomir (Bill) Mihajlovic, Ph.D., visiting professor of computer science, worked on the book Emerging Trends and Applications of the Internet of Things, which is now available for purchase. In addition, on August 7, 2017, Mihajlovic appeared on Radio-televizija Srbije, to speak on a one-hour talk show on the potential threats artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Energy Management, authored an article, "Green Duel: Trees vs. Solar Farms," on August 3, 2017, for Energy Central, an online network of nearly 200,000 utility professionals.

Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, along with co-author with Sarah Meyland, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental technology and sustainability, had a journal paper, "FEW: A Case Study of an Autonomous Wireless Sensor Network System for Environmental Data Collection," published in Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, Food, Energy and Water Special Issue, August 2017.