January 21, 2009
Student/Faculty Research Team Honored by High Tech Crime Investigation Association

Darren Hayes, DPS, and Shareq Qureshi, MS/CS '08, received an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Northeast Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) at their annual holiday luncheon held on December 3 at the South Street Seaport. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Hayes' and Shareq's research presentation on the implications of Microsoft Vista in digital investigations before a large gathering of law enforcement and other forensic experts. During the presentation of the award, Richard Brittson, president of HTCIA and of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, cited the Seidenberg School as a strong supporter of law enforcement in the community and noted that Pace University has hosted essential training for computer forensics investigators, arranged numerous computer forensics seminars, and provided space for HTCIA chapter meetings. He also made mention of the fact that there are law enforcement personnel matriculating in Seidenberg School programs. Detective Dennis Dragos, currently enrolled in our MS in Information systems program, also received an award for his outstanding contribution to HTCIA.

In addition, Richard Brittson is one of the Seidenberg School's biggest advocates, responsible for both promoting the work that we are doing in computer forensics and attracting important field experts to speak at Pace.