Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

Pace University placed 1st out of 237 schools surveyed in the latest poll from the U.S News and World Report on Online Bachelor’s Degree programs. Pace’s online program, iPace and NACTEL, scored a 70.2, over 5 points higher than the next school on the list. Universities were judged on a number of criteria including graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students. Pace also placed #13 for Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs.

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Graduate Students' Assistive Technology invention placed into a new book

Every student dreams of being published before they graduate and demonstrating to the world their achievements and skills, but few students have the opportunity. This Fall semester, however, both Jennifer Simon and Janelle Wallace graduate students in the Pace MS in Educational Technology program were selected to have their Assistive Technology invention placed into a new book, Design and Technologies for Healthy Aging (DATHA). DATHA is part of a coalition initiative housed at the Center for Assistive Technologies and Environmental Access (CATEA). The DATHA is currently under development by Claudia Rébola, Assistant Professor of, Industrial Design at the , Georgia Institute of Technology. At Pace University, as part of the TS642 Computer Hardware, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance class taught by Dr. Jean F. Coppola, Simon and Wallace developed adaptive iPad styles for the hand/arms and head that they call “Smile Gear.”

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Dean's Message

First of all, I must thank the Seidenberg Community for the warm welcome that I have received since coming to Pace in mid-August. I am excited to be back on the east coast to lead new initiatives and promote existing programs to flourish. I was at MIT from 1979 to 2004. Between 2004 and 2012, I spent the academic year at the University of Arizona and the summers at MIT. The Seidenberg School is unique as it encompasses all aspects of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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Telehealth: The Evolving Trillion Dollar Industry

Telehealth initiatives deliver health care at a distance when your own physician can’t be in the ER with you, during the middle of the night when you need an immediate X-ray reading or when you’re travelling abroad and need emergency care – your medical records could be retrieved electronically and a specialist could assist remotely. Telehealth is saving lives virtually, literally. These programs are particularly useful for rural areas where patients may be far away from big city trauma centers. The chances of survival in rural areas for trauma cases are 50% lower than of those in urban areas. With Telehealth technology a doctor from an urban hospital would be able to remotely assist local clinical surgeons with treatment – improving those numbers. The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is committed to addressing technical, business, legal, policy, and strategic issues to support the implementation of Telehealth services as they incorporate on-site personnel, off site personnel, the application of data mining and other emerging technologies.

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Dr. Gupta’s Message to Students

Graduate student Sachin Rajan (MS/ Information Systems ’12) sat down with our new Dean to discuss his transition as the Seidenberg Dean. To view the interview please click the link below.

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Helsinki Again! Seidenberg School Launches Year Two of the Product Design Project Research Initiative n

Extending last year’s acclaimed partnership with Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, the Seidenberg School is collaborating for a second year in the Product Design Project (PDP) Based at Aalto University, PDP brings together students from more than a dozen universities around the globe to develop real products for companies including Ericsson, UNICEF, ABB and ExerBlast who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of IT experts. At the start, much attention is directed to the formation of highly motivated interdisciplinary teams. A project typically includes all phases of planning, requirements gathering, the creative process, software design, usability and marketing.


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Seidenberg AHRC Partnership Continues to Thrive

Under the auspices of Dr. James Lawler, DPS, the partnership between the Seidenberg School and New York-based (AHRC) continues to thrive, providing developmentally disabled young adults with multiple opportunities to leverage technology and gain exposure to the college experience. Through the longstanding service learning course CIS 102W, Web Design for Non-Profits, Dr. Lawler continues to engage undergraduate students from throughout Pace University in a myriad of meaningful projects to assist this organization. As part of an ambitious schedule of co-sponsored events to benefit AHRC, on February 14, AHRC will team with Carnegie Hall to present a concert at Pace University’s Downtown campus. For further details on this and other AHRC programs, please contact Dr. Lawler at jlawler@pace.edu

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Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Sung-Hyuk Cha

Computer science has had an enormous impact on the forensic science field, ranging from court case information retrieval to Fingerprint, Handwriting, Speaker detection, Lie detection, etc. Among many sub-fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, computer vision, pattern recognition, and robotics have received great attention in Forensic Science. These interests gave a birth to a new emerging interdisciplinary field in Computational Forensics. Professor Sung-Hyuk Cha at Seidenberg has been a faculty member of Computer Science department at Pace University since 2001. His main interests include computer vision, data mining, pattern matching & recognition. Prof Cha was involved in a challenging project, “Handwriting Verification and Identification”, which was granted a U.S. Patent in 2009. He is teaching in both graduate and undergraduate levels in fields of computational mathematics, Data structure, programming languages.

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Seidenberg School Expands its Research Offerings

During 2012 the Seidenberg School received more than two million dollars of grant funding from Federal agencies and foundations. Pace Faculty are teaming up with colleagues in other disciplines at Pace, other U.S. universities and universities in Senegal, Britain, Cambodia and other countries around the world. To see the process, the funding opportunities and some of the key projects, please visit the following links:

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The New Career Experience @ Seidenberg

Meghan Makarczuk will be the acting Career Services Relationship Manager for Seidenberg. “As a Career Counselor, I work with students in career exploration, development of life-long career management skills and resources to obtain internships and full-time employment. By getting to know you, we can find a match between who you are and an environment that suits you based on your values, skills, interests and personality.”

Career Services is a student centered program that provides individual career counseling to meet the specific needs of each person. Through individualized attention, workshops, presentations and fairs students are able to learn more about who they are and the world of work. We also offer resume development, practice interviews, targeted job/internship search assistance, connections with professionals and alumni and much more! I will have open hours at 163 William Street, 2nd Floor on Mondays from 2-5pm from January-April and Mondays and Wednesdays 2-5pm in May. Additional times and appointments can be made by calling 212-346-1950 or you can email me with questions at mmakarczuk@pace.edu.

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Congratulations to our Newest Information Assurance Scholars

This fall, three outstanding Seidenberg undergraduates were awarded highly coveted scholarships to prepare for careers in the evolving field of cybersecurity.

Douglas Kandl (BS/ Information Technology ’14) joined the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP ). Current IASP scholars also include John “Vinnie” Monaco (MS/Computer Science’14), Max Wagner (MS/Computer Science ’14) and Christopher Kibble (MS/Information Systems’13).

Marc Kowtko and Luke Babak (BS/ Information Technology ’14) joined the CyberCorps©: Scholarship for Service (SFS), a program funded by the National Science Foundation. Current SFS scholars also include Christopher White, Chris Holowiak (BS/Information Technology ’13) and Allison Llewelyn (BS/Computer Science’13). These awards are given to highly qualified students interested in pursuing fields of study related to information assurance.  In addition to covering tuition, fees and books, the scholarships provide a generous stipend for living expenses, and opportunities for internships and full-time employment. For program information and eligibility visit: http://seidenberg.pace.edu/ia

In The News

Seidenberg faculty, students and alumnus continue to make news on the air, on the Web and in print:

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Dean Amar Gupta was quoted in The Guardian on the state of the Boeing Dreamliner.

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3-year grant led by Pace University, collaborating with four partner colleges on project “Establishing the Information Assurance Student Pipeline Through Community College Outreach.”

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Associate Dean Jonathan Hill and Dr. Lauren Birney, School of Education, co-directors of the new University STEM Collaboratory, weigh in on the need for better collaboration in STEM education in The Hill.

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Professor Namchul Shin co-authored “Factors Influencing Internet Shopping Value and Customer Repurchase Intention” which was published in the Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, vol. 11, no. 4, July-August 2012, pp. 374-387.

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Michael Cornell, Chris Sakai, and Joshua Schur (coached by Dr. Sung-Hyuk Cha) participated the ACM Greater NY regional programming contest held at SUNY Stony Brook on Oct 28 2012.

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Dr. Darren Hayes reflects on communication post Superstorm Sandy via The Hill.

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Dr. Christelle Scharff, is teaching and doing research at the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar after winning a Fulbright Award. Dr. Scharff will study how to accelerate mobile initiatives in francophone African countries, focusing on the case of Senegal.

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Seidenberg Alumn, Jeremy Pease (CS '12) demoed his start-up company, Space Splitter at New York Tech Meet Up (NYTM).

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Pace University Seidenberg School Professor Darren Hayes discusses whether smartphones can be tools for espionage. See the interview on Bloomberg TV.

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Dr. Cathy Dwyer and researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Pace University have examined the privacy practices of Facebook users, capturing not only their usage and perceptions of Facebook’s privacy management capabilities but also adaptations such as self-censorship of shared information.

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Charles C. Tappert, a professor of computer science at Pace University, conducted research in keystroke biometrics, verifying identities by looking at the way students type their answers to questions on online tests.

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