The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) in conjunction with the Cell Therapy Institute at NSU held a joint symposium on Thursday March 9th, 2017, named the Translational Medicine, Engineering, and Computing (Trans-MEC) Research Symposium. About 25 researchers from both CEC and the Cell Therapy Institute, along with faculty members from the College of Psychology and the the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography presented and shared their innovative, leading edge research. The event was co-chaired by Dr. Richard Jove, Director of the Cell Therapy Institute and Distinguished Research Professor, and Dr. Yair Levy, Professor of Information Systems and Cybersecurity, CEC. The topics presented ranged from stem cell based therapy for advanced cardiovascular diseases, innovative new cancer therapies, advanced computational modeling for engineered tissue formation, cybersecurity and social engineering, molecular biology and genomics to understanding the deep sea and marine organisms. The event was organized to promote additional multi-disciplinary and computational intensive research projects that can help continue excel NSU into a leading research institution.
The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando, brought together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. CEC Ph.D. student, William C. Reed presented on “Portal Use Factors: The Keys to Patient Portal Adoption” which decribed the factors studies have identified as affecting patient portal use and discussed approaches to address these factors and enhance patient portal adoption and utilization. William C. Reed, FHIMSS, FCHIME, is Executive Vice President and Partner for Huntzinger Management Group (HMG), a management consulting company specializing in healthcare information management. In his more than 35 years of professional healthcare experience he has operated in CEO, COO and CIO roles.
National Engineers Week (Feb 19-25) is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents. Nova Southeastern University’s College of Engineering and Computing celebrated its first engineering week with a few activities.
South Florida is home to numerous highly-influential people. In December, the Sun Sentinel selected South Florida’s 100 most influential individuals to share their thoughts on current events. One of these major influencers, President of Right Management Tom Shea, mentioned NSU’s proven strategies regarding its national-caliber cybersecurity program.
CEC's doctoral candidate, Ron Punako, is a software engineer working on applications of virtual reality to create immersive learning environments. In his most recent project, Ron is developing a holographic exhibit of the late Congressman John Murtha.
The Online Learning Consortium-OLC (formerly known as Sloan-C), Accelerate conference is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.
Kim Withers and Lina Lo are Ph.D. in Information Systems students who have recently returned from the Doctoral Consortium in the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Doctoral Fellows program which took place in January 2017. The HICSS is ranked the #2 Information Systems conference in the world. Both students represented the College of Engineering and Computing and had the chance to work with some of the most highly regarded and published scholars in the field. Kim’s research focuses on predicting deviant behavior on social networking sites using the "dark triad" of personality traits. Lina’s research focuses on knowledge flow dynamics.
On September 22nd CEC Faculty Members; Dr. Trudy Abramson, Dr. Ling Wang, and Dr. Marti Snyder visited American Express Corporate Headquarters in Plantation, FL to speak to employees on the topic of “Emerging Trends in Technology”. Each faculty member shared the technology trends in their fields of study such as mobile learning, big data analytics, project management, and corporate learning. This workshop was organized by the American Express Women in Technologies Committee who has partnered with CEC to provide opportunities for professional development and skill building to their employees.
Nova Southeastern University's President, George Hanbury II, Ph.D. and the Board of Trustees held a reception at Grand Oaks Golf Club on September 13th to welcome Yong Tao, Ph.D., P.E., FASME to the NSU Community. Corporate and community leaders also attended the reception to welcome Dean Tao to the NSU Shark Family.
Nova Southeastern University is proud to announce that it has received approval from the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to begin offering a bachelor’s degree program in general engineering. This is the first such program available in Florida, and will be offered at NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing.
NSU and CEC hosted Dillard High School students this summer for a weeklong camp focused on providing computer programming and computer skills to expand the students’ experience in the field and college life. The program immersed students in technology with workshops on coding, website development, field trips, and much more! See the camp video for additional photos and details.
Our very own cybersecurity expert and professor, Dr. Yair Levy was interviewed by WPLG Local 10 News August 8th to address his take on the Delta Airlines System outage, which led to worldwide flight cancellations.
The new College of Engineering and Computing will combine the Ph.D. and master's degree programs formerly housed in the College of Engineering and Computing, and bachelor's degree programs across computer science, engineering, and information sciences from the College of Arts and Sciences. The college will offer a new bachelor of science in general engineering that will begin fall 2016.
Harold Henke, Ph.D., 2002 alumnus of NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, established the Dr. Laurie Dringus Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor his professor and dissertation chair, Laurie Dringus, Ph.D. The first recipient of the scholarship will be awarded in 2016.
Ben Halpert, alumni of NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, recently presented at TEDxKids@Vilnius, the first-ever TED Talk on Cyberethics for kids. The event hosted a curated audience of 300 educators passionate about discussing what and how to teach future students as well as provided 50 kids (6 to 12 years old) with workshops with leading thinkers, innovators and education experts from all over the world.
Correctional studies involve educational initiatives designed to prepare inmates for life outside of prison. Research suggests that the provision of educational opportunities to inmates stimulates creativity and provides a mean to overcome poverty and violence. These programs are usually provided and managed by onsite educational officials; however, Shalette East, a doctoral candidate in NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, has partnered with the Turks and Caicos Department of Education to provide educational services to inmates in that country's penal system through the Caribbean Virtual Academy (CEVA).
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) saluted 17 outstanding graduates at the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards reception on Nov. 13. Alumni James Burrell, Ph.D. '13, was NSU's College of Engineering and Computing 2014 recipient. The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is the highest and most prestigious honor that NSU bestows upon its graduates. The program recognizes alumni who are changing lives and changing the world by demonstrating a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in a particular profession, discipline, organization or community cause.
NSUs College of Engineering and Computing, in collaboration with NSUs Office of Career Development, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Alumni Association, brought the NSU community a special event – "Igniting Innovation with a Start-Up'" (Start-Up Educational Program). The panel discussion included moderator Brian Breslin, Founder, Refresh Miami and the following panelists:
Amanda Anthony, Founder & CEO, FlyInStyle;
Brian Brackeen, CEO, Kairos;
Jose Lima, Founder and CEO, 71 lbs;
Peter Pezaris, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Glip, Inc.;
As part of its month-long observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM.) Nova Southeastern Universitys (NSU) College of Engineering and Computing welcomed officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a presentation on cybersecurity. The "Cybersecurity: A Shared Responsibility'"presentation featured Carlos Kizzee, Deputy Director of the U.S. DHS Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division.
NSUs College of Engineering and Computing hosted a series of events in observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM has been observed annually each October since its inception. Now in its 11th year, the awareness program was created by the Obama Administration to engage and educate the public and the private sector about cyber security and to increase the resiliency of the American public in the event of a cyber-incident. College of Engineering and Computing kicked off NCSAM celebrations on Sept. 30 with a special presentation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). College of Engineering and Computing alumni and Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI Cyber Division, James Burrell conducted a special presentation on "Cyber Security Threats and Trends.'" For a second year College of Engineering and Computing hosted a Cyber Security Day for more than 160 high school students from Miami Dade County Public Schools to teach them about cyber security safety. The Second Annual Healthcare Cyber Security Summit was held Oct. 15 and welcomed more than 50 IT executives to participate in a special presentation and panel discussion by top healthcare security professionals from NSUs Chief Information Security Officer, HIPAA HI-TECH Solutions Founder and CEO, Sanjay Deo and Attorney Tatiana Melnik.
To help combat this ever-increasing threat to our security, Nova Southeastern University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The designation will cover academic years 2014 -2021. NSU is Floridas first 4-year institution to receive the CAE IA/CD designation. NSU first received its designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) in March 2005. The new CAE IA/CD designation is based on updated academic criteria for Cybersecurity education and affords each CAE institution the opportunity to distinguish its strengths in specific IA/CD focus areas. NSU was recognized for its strength in Network Security Engineering and Secure Systems Administration.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has been awarded a $2.85 million Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grant, through the U.S. Department of Educations Title V program. The grant, led by NSUs Gregory Simco, Ph.D., and Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D., who serve as co-administrators of the grant, will be used to expand post-baccalaureate educational opportunities and post-baccalaureate academic offerings for Hispanic college students and students from ethnically diverse populations who are attending institutions of higher education.
With more than 2,000 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 user groups from across South Florida, the 3rd Annual ITPalooza is set to deliver unbelievable value to the South Florida technology community on Dec. 4 at Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) main campus at 3301 College Ave, Davie, Fla., 33314.
Driven by a sense of patriotism, Yair Levy, Ph.D., helps the intelligence community address cybersecurity threats. At the same time, he gives ordinary people who are not computer geeks the skills to protect themselves from online predators who are after personal information. Read more here:
Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) College of Engineering and Computing will host special presentations at NSU's Regional Campuses in Tampa and Orlando, on Aug. 14 and 15, respectively, on the 'Top 5 Technology Trends to Impact Business & IT Leaders in the Future'.
Nova Southeastern University's College of Engineering and Computing is deploying its first supercomputer, an IBM system dubbed "Megalodon," which will place its research at the forefront of computational biology, data mining, graphic visualization and software engineering. The Power Systems machine cluster is a collection of 32 nodes, each with 16 POWER CPUs with 256 gigabytes of RAM. Read more here:
NSU's College of Engineering and Computing Dean, Dr. Eric S. Ackerman and Assistant Professor, James Parrish, Ph.D. were named to eMerge America's TechWeek Top 100 South Florida Tech Influencers. Read the article and see the full list here:
Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) College of Engineering and Computing is now offering the first Information Assurance Ph.D. for working professionals in the United States. NSU is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). NSA's goal in establishing centers of academic excellence is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in information assurance (IA) and producing more professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines.
CEC has received a multimillion dollar IBM (NYSE: IBM) Supercomputer that will place NSU's research at the forefront of computational biology, data mining, graphic visualization and software engineering. "The addition of the supercomputer allows NSU to join an elite group of universities with this type of research computing power," said NSU President George L. Hanbury, Ph.D. The supercomputer was donated by Centaurus Energy of Houston, Texas. Read more here.
Nova Southeastern University's College of Engineering and Computing will be hosting the 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in Puerto Rico in August 2015 and the IEEE SoutheastCon in Fort Lauderdale in April 2015. Click here for more information on these conferences.
College of Engineering and Computing Professor Yair Levy, Ph.D., recently presented two papers during the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) SIGSEC – Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP) 2013, in Milan, Italy. The paper entitled "The Role of User Computer Self-Efficacy, Cybersecurity Countermeasures Awareness, and Cybersecurity Skills Influence on Computer Misuse" were co-authored with Min Suk Choi of (ISC) 2®, and Anat Hovav of Korea University Business School. The paper entitled "Investigating the Role of Multibiometric Authentication on Professional Certification E-exams" were co-authored with Garrett Smiley, NSU alumni, Nathan Clarke of Plymouth University, and Eric S. Ackerman, College of Engineering and Computing Dean.
Nova Southeastern University's College of Engineering and Computing is pleased to announce Continuing Education on-campus courses this upcoming March! Take one of these 3-day intensive introductory courses to learn the essentials of application development. Course materials, lunch and snacks are included. The courses will be held in College of Engineering and Computing's Mobile Computing Lab where students will have access to top-of-the-line iMacs. Information and to register online, visit www.gscislearn.nova.edu/continuinged
Travis J.A. Craddock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Center of Psychological Studies (CPS) and the College of Engineering and Computing, along with CPS professor Gordon Broderick, Ph.D. and Nancy Klimas, M.D., professor at NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine and the founding director of the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine (INIM) recently presented a paper at the Miami 2014 Winter Symposium – The Molecular Basis of Brain Disorders . The paper was entitled, "Fire in the Head: Exploring the Role of Homeostatic Drive in the Perpetuation of Neuroinflammation in Brain Disorders."
Mark your calendar! College of Engineering and Computing will host the 2nd Annual IT Palooza event on Dec. 12, 2013 from 1:00 – 10:00 pm in the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU's main campus.This all-day event will consist of over 1,500 IT professionals, over 50 South Florida User Groups, students and job seekers. IT Palooza will feature numerous breakout sessions offering technical training, a job opportunity room with local companies recruiting IT professionals, web programming challenges and hackathons, and the IT Palooza House Band led by Host.net CMO Lenny Chesal. To learn more and to RSVP, visit: http://itpalooza.e2mktg.com
Doctoral candidates in the computing technology education program at NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, presented during the Association for Educational Communications and Technology's (AECT) International Convention on October 29-November 2 in Anaheim, CA. Bruce Sowers presented two papers entitled, "An Investigation of Instruction Designer's Decision Making in Higher Education" and "Using Skype and Skype Recorder to Collect Verbal and Non-Verbal Interview Data." Trelisa Glazatov presented on "Applying the Component Display Theory to the Instructional Development and Design of an Educational Mobile Application." Wendy Miao presented on "Designing for Statistical Reasoning and Thinking in Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments: Merrill's First Principles and Real Data at Work."
College of Engineering and Computing recently hosted Cyber Security Day. The event hosted over 80 high school students from Miami Dade County Public Schools interested in learning more about cyber security. Yair Levy, Ph.D., College of Engineering and Computing professor, gathered and presented among the event's representatives from the United States Secret Service, Sam Fadel from Discover's Corporate Security division, College of Engineering and Computing Dean Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D., and NSU's Marlon Clarke, Ph.D, Director of Network Operations and Services. To view photos and presentations during the event, please visit Cyber Security Day.
College of Engineering and Computing doctoral student Simon Cleveland is the 2013 recipient of the Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Scholarship, funded by the International Institute for Learning, Inc. The scholarship is awarded through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation. This is the second year Cleveland has received the honorable scholarship.
Cleveland is pursuing his doctoral degree in information systems and holds the esteemed Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certifications. He serves as an applications analyst and project manager for the Collier County Government.
NSU has been awarded a multi-million dollar "Cooperative Development Grant" by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), totaling approximately $3.9 million. The grant from the DOE's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division, is the single largest Title V award received by the university. The Title V funding will be used to develop programs and services to better meet the needs of students pursuing high-demand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related programs and careers, and in particular, those students focused on academically challenging careers in computer science and computer information systems (CS/CIS). College of Engineering and Computing Professor Greg Simco, Ph.D., and NSU's Associate Provost Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D. were commended by NSU's President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. for their work on attaining the grant.
Simon Cleveland, doctoral student at NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, recently presented two research papers co-authored with his faculty advisor Timothy Ellis, Ph.D., at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in Chicago. Earlier this year, he presented a paper at the Southern Association for Information Systems Conference (SAIS) in Savannah entitled "On-the-job Informal Learning Practices for IS Students." Cleveland is pursuing his doctoral degree in information systems and holds the esteemed Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certifications. He serves as an applications analyst and project manager for the Collier County Government.
College of Engineering and Computing TechConnect a Success
College of Engineering and Computing recently hosted TechConnect, a networking event for the IT community in the Library Gallery, second floor of the Alvin Sherman Library. CEC students, staff, faculty, alumni and the IT community gathered to network and hear a presentation by Hugo Alvarez, chief technology officer at NSU, on "IT in Higher Education and Where It Is Headed in the Business World." Alvarez's presentation highlighted the innovation of technology in higher education and in business. Photos from the event can be seen at http://ow.ly/opDFP
In the wake of the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden, who leaked details of top-secret U.S. government mass surveillance programs to the media, Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) College of Engineering and Computing recently hosted a joint security event with RSA, The Security Division of EMC. A highlight of the event was a presentation on "State Sponsored Hacking" by John Christly, NSU's chief information security officer.
Scott E. Hamm, doctoral student at College of Engineering and Computing, contributed to the book chapter, "A Mobile Pedagogy Approach for Transforming Learners and Faculty" in the recently released Handbook of Mobile Learning by Routledge. This book marks a compilation of research in the rapidly growing field of mobile learning and teaching. Hamm is the Director of Mobile Learning Research and Adjunct Faculty at Abilene Christian University. Hamm notes, "NSU's doctoral program in Computing Technology in Education has contributed to my scholarship by integrating my ongoing research and coursework."
College of Engineering and Computing Professor Yair Levy, Ph.D., provided the keynote speech on "Data Analytics for Knowledge Discovery, Improving and Sustaining Quality" during the Knowledge Management Conference on June 27, in Novi-Sad, Serbia. During the conference, Levy and College of Engineering and Computing Professor Steve Terrell, Ph.D., among others, served on a panel entitled "Research Methods as a Cornerstonefor Scientific Exploration". The session was well attended by many young scholars and doctoral students. Additionally, three NSU doctoral students and one alumnus presented during the conference.
Martha (Marti) Snyder, Ph.D., and associate professor at College of Engineering and Computing, recently attended a luncheon in Fort Lauderdale for business and education leaders which was sponsored by the Committee for Economic Development and Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Opening remarks were given by Mike Petro, Executive Vice President, Committee for Economic Development, Andy Rosen, Chairman & CEO, Kaplan, Inc. and Pat Callan, President, The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Following a keynote address by Bob Mendenhall, president of Western Governors University, Snyder served on a panel with other local experts including J. David Armstrong, president, Broward College, Bob Boegli, director, Sheridan Technical Center, to discuss advancements in national postsecondary online learning, broadening student access, and cutting-edge local programs.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., recently announced the appointment of Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D., as dean of NSU's College of Engineering and Computing. Ackerman, who has served as associate dean and assistant dean with College of Engineering and Computing since 2000, has been serving in the role of interim dean of the college since January, 2012.
"Dean Ackerman has a proven track record of success in creating new initiatives, shoring up morale with students, faculty and staff, and an unwavering dedication to making NSU the premiere university to pursue a graduate degree in computer sciences," said President Hanbury of Nova Southeastern University.
NSU's College of Engineering and Computing alumna Rita Barrios, Ph.D., was recently recognized as one of Michigan's Top 10 Tech Leaders. Barrios received her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in information security in 2011. She is currently an assistant professor for computer information systems at the University of Detroit Mercy. Her research focuses in mobile devices, application development, data integrity, and database security.
NSU's College of Engineering and Computing alumna Lynette Ralph, Ph.D., was recently appointed as Xavier University's new Director of Library Resource Center. Ralph completed her Ph.D. in information science in 2008. She has over 30 years of experience as a librarian, including 25 years as an administrator and manager in a university setting.
Yair Levy, Ph.D., professor of information systems at NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, was recently awarded a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar by the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management. This award is the highest and most prestigious award given by the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management. Levy will be presented with this award during the Knowledge Management Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia in June 2013.
Je'aime H. Powell, a doctoral candidate of computer information systems at NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, was recently honored with the "Student Leadership – Graduate Level Award" at the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington, D.C.
NSU's College of Engineering and Computing doctoral candidate Brett Dunne-Feldman was recently awarded the HIMSS Central and Northern Florida Chapter Scholarship during the HIMSS Awards Banquet in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dunne-Feldmanreceived one of the ten scholarships awarded annually by the HIMSS foundation to student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry. Dunne-Feldman is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in computer information systems and is an alumna of the master's in computer information systems.
During the Society for Applied Learning Technology's (SALT®) winter conference, "New Learning Technologies," NSU's College of Engineering and Computing played a prominent role. Bob Matthews, Ph.D., alumnus of the Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education program, presented his dissertation results on the alternative paths for today's M.B.A. with his full committee,Trudy Abramson, Helen St. Aubin and Cordelia Twomey. Recent graduate Karen Baron, Ph.D. and current Ph.D. candidate Algernon Corbett also participated. Tom Haritos and Elissa Weeden, Ph.D. candidates were among the presenters in this two-and-a-half day meeting.
C. Matt Graham, a doctoral student in information systems at College of Engineering and Computing, has authored and published a book entitled, MIS for the Business Student: A Technical Use and Development Guide. Recently, Graham published a journal article in the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research entitled, "Student Learning Preferences and SMS Text Messaging: A Web 2.0 Large Classroom Engagement System." He has also contributed to a peer-reviewed book chapter on "Trends in Distance Education" within the book entitled Learning Management Systems.
College of Engineering and Computing Interim Dean, Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D., has been appointed Vice President of Career and Member Services of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-USA. This two-year appointment was made by the Board of Directors of IEEE-USA and is effective in 2013. IEEE-USA implements policies and programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States. The committees that Dr. Ackerman will be responsible for include: alliance of IEEE consultants networks, employment and career services committee entrepreneurial services committee licensure and registration (P.E. exams), and K-12 STEM. Since starting the IEEE student branch at NSU in 1992, Dr. Ackerman has been active with IEEE in the local, state and region in various leadership positions.
College of Engineering and Computing will host the TechConnect Series networking event in the Don Taft University Center, second floor on Thurs., Jan. 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a special presentation by Lenny Chesal, chief marketing officer and VP of Strategic Sales at Host.net on the "Importance of Selling Yourself and Networking in the IT World." Join us to network with IT industry leaders and professionals, make connections with College of Engineering and Computing faculty and staff members, and learn about the exciting initiatives going on at the school.
College of Engineering and Computing is hosting PC Solutions and Extreme Networks aboard the Network Liberation Tour, a 53-foot-long mobile briefing center that combines a fully functional data center, interactive classroom, and sports bar — all in a 1,200-square-foot expandable semi-trailer. You will see hands-on demonstrations of the latest network innovations for data centers, campuses, enterprises, and more.
College of Engineering and Computing hosts a special event presented by TradeStation Technologies on Wed., Jan. 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in room 1047 of the Carl DeSantis Building. Representatives from the company will be on hand to introduce their company, demo the TradeStation and Web Trading Applications, write custom applications for their platforms using their application programming interfaces, and demonstrate how their customers use their software by executing actual trades in the live Forex markets.
Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D., interim dean at the College of Engineering and Computing sponsored a holiday luncheon for computer class graduates at Douglas Gardens North on December 19. Throughout 2012 Dean Ackerman and Sylvia Yepes, director of Finance & Administration at College of Engineering and Computing, have provided computer classes in English and Spanish to the seniors at Douglas Gardens North.
Yair Levy, Ph.D., professor of information systems at the College of Engineering and Computing, co-chaired the Workshop on Information Security and Privacy(WISP) 2012, a pre-conference event of theInternational Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)in Orlando, FL on December 15. Professor Levy also co-presented with Marlon Clarke, Ph.D., alumnus of College of Engineering and Computing, their paper entitled "Initial Validation and Empirical Development of the Construct of Computer Security Self-Efficacy."College of Engineering and Computing alumnus Herbert Mattord, Ph.D. (assistant professor at Kennesaw State University), Levy, and Steven Furnell, Ph.D. (professor &head of school, School of Computing & Mathematics atPlymouth University, UK)presented a paper entitled "Assessing Relative Weights of Authentication Components: An Expert Panel Approach." Additionally,recent College of Engineering and Computing alumnus Stalker Joshua, Ph.D., Levy, Yoram Eshet, Ph.D. (professor & head of theResearch Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies at the Open University of Israel), and James Parrish, Ph.D. (assistant professor of Information Systems at College of Engineering and Computing) presentedtheir paper entitled "A Reading Preference and RiskTaxonomy for Printed Proprietary Information Compromise in the Aerospace and Defense Industry." Parrish also co-presented with Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca their paper entitled, "Toward BetterDecisions with Respect to IS Security: Integrating Mindfulness into IS Security Training."
Simon Cleveland, doctoral student at College of Engineering and Computing, presented during the International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM), a pre-conference event for the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Orlando on December 15. The paper, entitled "Using Microblogging for Lessons Learned in Information Systems Projects," discussed utilizing new information and communication technology (ICT) called microblogging as an effective tool to capture and disseminate project knowledge from the experienced project managers. The paper was subsequently published within the Association of Information Systems, hosted by ICIS, the most prestigious gathering of information systems academics and research-oriented practitioners in the world.
College of Engineering and Computing recently received one of the NASA Space Shuttle's on-board general purpose computers (AP-101S GPC). Faculty and students will study the design and construction of survival systems using the shuttle's computer. NSU was selected to receive the computer due in part to the university's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs and the Buehler center that will focus on Space-based research. The donation is estimated at approximately $1.2 million. The computer will also be part of an exhibit in 2013 showcased initially at NSU's Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, and then afterward at the Emil Buehler Research Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics. The exhibit will highlight how computers work side-by-side with man to explore our universe.
College of Engineering and Computing doctoral student Laura Downey recently published a chapter in the book entitled "Usability in Government Systems: User Experience Design for Citizens and Public Servants." Downey is the lead author on a chapter covering the history of user experience in government systems.
College of Engineering and Computing doctoral student Simon Cleveland is the 2012 recipient of the Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarship, funded by the International Institute for Learning, Inc. and awarded through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation.
College of Engineering and Computing doctoral student Simon Cleveland presented a paper at the 13th International IEEE Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) in Las Vegas, also published in the conference proceedings titled "In Search of User Privacy Protection in Ubiquitous Computing."
College of Engineering and Computing recently installed the university's first cloud computing laboratory. Students and faculty use the CLOUDS (Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems) Laboratory to conduct research in various areas of distributed systems with an emphasis on designing, implementing and evaluating systems, protocols and middleware. Additionally, new and revised courses in cloud computing will utilize the lab during the Fall.
Laurie Dringus, Ph.D., Professor at NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, has published her paper entitled "Learning Analytics Considered Harmful" in the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN), Volume 16, Issue 3, June 2012. Her paper is part of an invited contribution to the Special Issue on Learning Analytics, edited by Karen Swan, Ed.D., from University of Illinois, Springfield. The paper is a critique of the strategic and tactical issues encountered when applying learning analytics to online learning.
A paper by Yair Levy, Ph.D., associate professor at the College of Engineering and Computing, Michelle M. Ramim, Ph.D., part-time professor at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, and Raymond Hackney, professor of business systems at Brunel University, has been accepted into the Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS).
Computer Sciences School Alum Speaks at CIO Council Mauricio Angee, an alumnus of NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, was the guest speaker during the CIO Council Session on Aug. 25, which was offered by the South Florida CIO Council through the Internet C...