Faculty Accomplishments: School of Engineering & Computing Sciences

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

All Recent Accomplishments

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was co-author of a white paper, "Computational Fluid Dynamics Assessment Associated with Transcatheter Heart Valve Prostheses: A Position Paper of the ISO Working Group," published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology on April 19, 2018. The paper was drafted by members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working group, comprising experts from academia and industry, and represents the position of the group regarding considerations for computational fluid dynamic assessment of transcatheter heart valve substitutes.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, gave a talk on traumatic brain injuries at the Mid-Atlantic Brain Research Conference, on April 17, 2018, in North Brunswick, N.J. Toma was one of only twelve presenters at the conference, which was held to provide an overview of brain research in the region and establish a network among researchers.

Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Energy Management, presented Micro Structures: Going Green by Going Small" at the GLOBALCON conference, hosted by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in Boston, MA, March 21-22, 2018.

Azhar Ilyas, Ph.D., had his article, "Circulating tumor cell isolation, culture, and downstream molecular analysis," pubished in Biotechnology Advances on March 17, 2018. The article explores the circulating tumor cell (CTC) isolation, ex-vivo culturing, and downstream molecular analysis for monitoring metastases, drug treatment response, and heterogeneity profiling of cancer cells.

Aydin Farajidavar, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, had his paper, "A Miniature Configurable Wireless System for Recording Gastric Electrophysiological Activity and Delivering High-Energy Electrical Stimulation," published in the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems on March 5, 2018. The paper, co-authored by Amir Javan-Khoshkholgh, postdoctoral researcher, and former NYIT graduate students, Zaid Abukhalaf and Rui Wang, proposes to develop and validate a miniature system that can wirelessly acquire gastric electrical activity called slow waves, and deliver high energy electrical pulses to modulate its activity.

Jonathan Voris, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, presented his paper "Measuring How We Play: Authenticating Users with Touchscreen Gameplay" at the 9th EAI International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE), February 28 – March 2, 2018, in Osaka, Japan. The paper was also published as part of the proceedings.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., professor and associate dean of NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, moderated a panel discussion, "Smart Cities and the Internet of Things," at the City & State's 2018 Digital NY Summit & Awards conference on February 22, 2018. The panel included Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Councilman Rodriguez, NYC Department of Transportation CTO Cordell Schacter, Benjamin (Britt) Harter, director of state and local government practice at PWC, and Joe Fasone, founder and CEO of Pilot. The conference is a day-long program of thought-provoking presentations and candid discussions featuring New York's information leaders from government and industry.

David Nadler, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Technology and Sustainability," presented the poster, "Incorporating Stormwater Management into an Environmental Curriculum," at the Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure conference, hosted by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) in Washington, DC, January 23-25, 2018.

Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, had an article titled "Feature reduction for classification of daily activities through kinematic data from smartphones," published in Smart Health, Vol. 5-6, Pages 40-50, ISBN 2352-6483, January 2018. The article was co-authored by Yu Wan, an NYIT graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.