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

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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.

Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, with his students from New York Tech, Mikhail Smirnov, Dave Persaud, Hamad El Kahza, Tanvi Patel and former students from NYU, Daniel Chin and Michael Yue Li, presented five talks at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physics Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics on November 22-24, 2020.

Steven J. Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of accounting and finance, and Phyliss Shapiro, M.D., presented “Cost Measurement: The Interface of Life Care Planner and Economic Expert” at the National Association of Forensic Economics Southern Regional Meeting held virtually on November 20, 2020.

Rajendram Rajnarayanan, M.SC., Ph.D., assistant dean of research and associate professor of biomedical sciences at NYITCOM-Arkansas, had his article, “Pharmacological Actions of Carbamate Insecticides at Mammalian Melatonin Receptors,” published in Aspet: The Journal of Pharmacology And Experimental Therapeutics on November 17, 2020. In his research, he demonstrated that carbamate insecticides compete for melatonin receptor binding in the master biological clock (suprachiasmatic nucleus) and phase advances overt circadian activity rhythms in C3H/HeN mice, supporting the relevance of circadian effects when interpreting toxicological findings related to insecticide exposure.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., vice president of strategic communications and external affairs, co-chaired AIChE’s Public Affairs & Information Committee (PAIC) Town Hall meeting and offered opening and closing remarks. The annual event was held virtually on November 15, 2020.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, gave a presentation, “21st Century Art, Emerging Technology, and Indeterminacy,” at the virtual Conference on Indeterminate Futures/The Future of Indeterminacy, sponsored by the University of Dundee, Scotland, and The Arts and Humanities Council of Great Britain on November 13, 2020.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was in conversation with scholar Heather Clark, to launch her biography, Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath (Knopf, 2020). The event was organized by Maynooth University, Ireland on November 10, 2020.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, curated a digital exhibition as part of Modernist Studies Association's “On or About 2020” online programming on November 9, 2020. The exhibition was released in four installments, with the first including an introduction by Golden. Each installment features digital projects addressing modernist literature and culture, including “New York 1920,” a project developed by Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English at New York Tech.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, published an essay, “Smoking with John: John Bishop (1948-2020), Guide, Philosopher, and Friend,” in the peer-reviewed journal James Joyce Quarterly, Issue 57.3-4. on November 4, 2020

Amy Bravo, M.A., senior director of international and experiential education, was selected to serve on the board of directors for Let's Talk SAFETY (Substance Abuse Free Education for Teens and Youth), a unique educational environment focusing on substance abuse prevention, on November 2, 2020. This is the umbrella organization for the SAFE in Harlem consortium, representing 12 community sectors dedicated to youth drug and alcohol prevention, and The Pillars, a holistic drug and alcohol recovery and prevention organization. New York Tech began work in Harlem in 2016 through an initiative Bravo started called Building Resilient Communities. Since the partnership developed, New York Tech faculty, staff, students, and alumni have worked collaboratively with the Harlem community on STEM education, healthcare, architecture, and workforce development efforts.