Accomplishments

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

Yusui Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, published an article entitled “Impact of the central frequency of environment on non-Markovian dynamics in piezoelectric optomechanical devices” in Scientific Reports on March 10, 2021. This research work, co-authored by Peng Zhao, a New York Tech CoECS master's student and research assistant in the lab of Aydin Farajidavar, Ph.D., discovers a quantitative relation between the central frequency of the environment and the behavior of quantum entanglement in the steady-state of the piezoelectric optomechanical devices in the presence of a non-Markovian environment, which can be applied in the fields of electric/ optical switches and implantable devices, and long-distance distribution in a large-scale quantum network.

Michael Nizich, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor of computer science and director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), recently had a book chapter published in The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business on March 9, 2021, by Emerald Publishing. The chapter, “Considerations for Blockchain Adoption and Integration,” was co-authored by former student and ETIC grad assistant, Michael Campisi.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical sciences, Michael Nizich, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor of computer science and director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), and two CoECS students Y. H. Pandya and D. Dongre have published a paper titled, “Assessing Forces Exerted on Horses Using Varying Riding Crops,” in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, on March 1, 2021.

Saverio Marsicano, senior lab engineer for the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was recognized as one of the Top Techies on Long Island by Long Island Press on January 10, 2021.

Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Energy Management, presented “Relocalization: Challenges and Strategies” at the NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference: Research to Action - Science and Solutions for a Planet Under Pressure, held virtually January 5-9, 2021.

Batu K. Chalise, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his postdoctoral research fellow, Sudarshan Guruacharya, have published an article entitled, “MAP Ratio Test Detector for Radar System,” in IEEE Transactions Signal Processing (impact factor 5.230, 2019), vol. 69, 573 - 588, 2021, on December 14, 2020. The research associated with this article was funded by Air Force Research Laboratory.

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.

Ahmadreza Baghaie, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, had an article, “Time-resolved denoising using model order reduction, dynamic mode decomposition, and Kalman filter and smoother,” published in the Journal of Computational Dynamics on December 1, 2020. This research was done in collaboration with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Medical College of Wisconsin on developing novel dynamic mode decomposition and Kalman filter-based techniques for the denoising of time-resolved data, with applications in computational fluid dynamics and medical blood flow imaging.

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.