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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

We are excited to share recent accomplishments from faculty and staff members at our campuses around the world.

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

All Recent Accomplishments

Maria Perbellini, Ph.D., dean of the School of Architecture and Design, was invited to the Scaliurbani Green Edition 2020 conference in Italy as a panelist on October 1, 2020. She spoke on the female perspective as first step towards a more radical and resilient city.

Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had her article, “Mapping the Metafictional Picturebook,” published in Narrative (Vol. 28.3) on October 1, 2020.

Marcella Del Signore, associate professor of architecture, had her book (co-edited with Nancy Diniz and Frank Melendez), Data, Matter, Design:Strategies in Computational Design published on September 30, 2020. The book presents a comprehensive overview of current design processes that rely on the input of data and use of computational design strategies and their relationship to an array of outputs. It includes a wide range of curated projects and contributed texts by leading architects, urbanists, and designers that transform data as an abstraction into spatial, experiential, and performative configurations within urban ecologies, emerging materials, robotic agents, adaptive fields, and virtual constructs.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, was interviewed for a podcast hosted by on September 28, 2020. He spoke about ancient robots and the development of robots and artificial intelligence.

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.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was a featured expert on a discussion and interactive Q+A called “Tech-Agility: The MUST HAVE Skill to Succeed in School and Business,” on September 17, 2020. This event was hosted by Long Island Press and sponsored by LISTnet.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in a story on, “We're closer to holographic meetings than you think,” on September 15, 2020. In the story, he speaks about how due to the pandemic, businesses can utilize AR and VR experiences to make the remote working and learning experience feel more like reality. It is also about the role of 5G as these technologies become more accessible and popular.

Ahmadreza Baghaie, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, had his paper, "Towards multi‐modal data fusion for super‐resolution and denoising of 4D‐Flow MRI," published in the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering on September 7, 2020. This research was done in collaboration with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Medical College of Wisconsin for denoising and super-resolution of in-vivo 4D Flow MRI data by means of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and Dynamic Mode Decomposition in patients with a brain aneurysm.

Lynn Rogoff, M.F.A., adjunct associate professor of English, had her play, Love, Ben Love, Emma, presented online by the Wayward Sisters Theatre from September 5 - October 10, 2020. The play centers around the legendary Emma Goldman and and her relationship with Dr. Ben Reitman.

John Misak, D.A., assistant professor of English, and Ronald Yaros, Ph.D., University of Maryland had their article,"Completing College Writing Assignments on Mobile Phones: Comparing Students’ Attitudes and Engagement Across Disciplines and Age" published in the Journalism and Mass Communication on September 4, 2020.