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

All Recent Accomplishments

Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, had his research paper, “Flight Stability of Wedges,” published in the Journal of Fluids and Structure on January 25, 2021.

Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, with his students from New York Tech, Mikhail Smirnov, Daniel Chin, and Hamad El Kahza, presented three talks at the 14th Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter (NCS14) Workshop on January 15, 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.

Steven Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of finance, was a panelist at a National Association of Forensic Economics session on Alex Morgan, et al. vs. the United States Soccer Association at the 2021 Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting, held remotely on January 3, 2021. Shapiro and the other panelists discussed the measurement of damages resulting from alleged sex discrimination against the members of the United States Women’s National Team.

Vera Manzi-Schacht, M.F.A., adjunct professor of digital art and design, in the CHRGallery at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue and 90th St., New York City, from January - April, 2020.

Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published a book review on January 1, 2021 of God's Wife by Amanda Michalopoulou. The book review appeared in the Winter issue of World Literature Today.

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.

Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, published her chapter, “Bring Us Back: Photographs for Meaning Making and Knowledge Production,” in the edited volume, Doing Authentic Inquiry to Improve Learning and Teaching, published by Brill Publishing on December 7, 2020. O’Hara’s chapter is narrative style, relating the process and pedagogical methods for engaging students in critical reflection, meaning-making, and knowledge production through the use of visual and textual heuristics.