Winter 2012

CyberSecurity Institute Launched

On November 30 the University officially announced the launching of the Seidenberg CyberSecurity Institute dedicated to fighting
cybercrime and promoting data protection.

Through internal interdisciplinary collaboration and external partnerships with academia, business and government, the Institute, as stated by co-director Bel Raggad, PhD, will become a "forum to propagate basic and applied research." It will also address the acute shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals through the offering of certificates, degree programs, and ongoing education for managers and high-level executives. [more]


Dean's Message

Welcome to our latest issue of Refresh, the e-newsletter of the Seidenberg School. We've been quite busy, launching institutes, winning awards, attending conferences, running robotics challenges, and in general, getting attention for the good things we have been doing! [full message]

NACTEL Program on Honor Roll for Top Online Bachelor's Degrees

Seidenberg's online BS in Professional Technology Studies: Telecommunications offered through the NACTEL program was named to the first-ever honor roll of top online bachelor's degrees compiled by U.S. News and World Report. [more]

Spectators "Bowled Over" by FIRST Tech Challenge

Imagine the excitement generated by 33 teams of high school students guiding their programmed and carefully tested robots into spirited competition in a gym packed with cheering spectators. That was the scene that unfolded on the Pleasantville campus on Sunday, January 29. [more] [videos]


Yuriy Tanskiy Awarded New York State Humane Service Medal

Yuriy Tanskiy (MS/IS '13), a political refugee from the former Soviet Union, was awarded the New York State Humane Service Medal for meritorious service in New York's response to Hurricane Irene. Tanskiy is a member of the New York State Guard, a volunteer uniformed state defense force, that assisted the National Guard when it was activated by Governor Andrew Cuomo last August in anticipation of the storm. [more]


Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2011

Valerie Cayo (BS/CS '15) and Julie Gill (BS/CS '12), both Seidenberg Scholars, attended this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference titled
"What If . . .?" along with Constance Knapp, interim dean. The celebration, which took place in Portland, Oregon in early November, highlighted the accomplishments of women in technology. [more] [ghc]


Exceptional Student Receives Honorable Mention in CRA Competition

In addition to his many accomplishments recently featured in Seidenberg Refresh and The Journal News, John “Vinnie” Monaco received Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition. The competition identifies undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding potential in an area of computing research. [more]


DPS Student Recognized with Distinguished Technology Pioneer Award

John Calvert (DPS/Ed), a learning facilitator in the Clarkstown School District, received the Distinguished Technology Pioneer Award conferred annually by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LNRIC) in recognition of his innovative uses of technology to advance education in his district. [more]


In The News

Seidenberg faculty continue to make news on the air, on the Web and in print –


WABC-TV called upon Seidenberg faculty member Li-Chiou Chen, to comment on the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation that caused Wikipedia to go dark in protest on January 18.


The Intergenerational Computing course taught by Professor Jean Coppola was recently featured in a discussion on “ushering older adults into the digital age” on NPR’s All Things Considered while coverage of a “class graduation” for more than a dozen seniors at the Hallmark Residence in Battery Park City appeared in The Tribeca Trib.


Professor Darren Hayes continues to be cited in a wide range of publications on computer security and forensics issues including Internet Evolution on suspected bugging of computers made in China for the U.S. market, Forensics Magazine on the handling of mobile devices as forensic evidence, and TechNewsWorld on privacy and Google’s new “Search Plus Your World,”.

Editor: Louise Kleinbaum Designer: Ben Stevens
A publication of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems