Faculty and Staff

Kalyan Mondal, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Associate Professor
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2123
Email: mondal@fdu.edu

Kalyan Mondal, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, coordinator of the information technology program at both the Metropolitan and FDU-Vancouver campuses, earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has over 20 years of industrial experience in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries with Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, and holds 10 U.S. patents. He teaches courses on Digital Signal Processing, Device Electronics, VLSI Design, Microcontroller Based System Design, Circuit Theory, Electrical Energy Conversion, Advanced Engineering Programming, and Information Technology Capstone Project. He has been involved with learning outcomes assessment and ABET accreditation of electrical engineering and technology programs. As a member of the university-wide task-force on cybersecurity, he was involved with the successful NSTISSI 4011 & CNSSI 4013 courseware mapping under the IACE program. He serves as technical reviewer for the ASEE conferences and a book reviewer for several higher education textbook publishers. His current research interests include sigma-delta codecs, array signal processing, cybersecurity education, adaptive filtering, and wireless PHY layer modeling. A senior member of the IEEE, Dr. Mondal is the Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the IEEE North Jersey Section.

Publications

Mondal , “Teaching an embedded system course to electrical engineering and technology students,” Proc. ASEE Mid-Atlantic Symposium, Farmingdale State Univ, NY, Apr. 2011.

K. Mondal , “Challenges in teaching a digital signal processing course to international graduate students,” Proc.ASEE Mid-Atlantic Symposium, NJIT, New Jersey, Apr. 2007.

K. Mondal and S.K. Mitra, “Non-recursive decimation filters with arbitrary integer decimation factors,” to appear inIET Circuits, Devices & Systems, 2012.

S.K. Mitra, K. Mondal , M.K. Tchobanou and G.J. Dolecek, “General polynomial factorization-based design of sparse periodic linear arrays,”IEEE Trans. on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 1952 – 1966, Sep. 2010.

P. Shah and K. Mondal , “Fixed WiMAX downlink spectral efficiency and throughput measurements under channel impairments,”2009 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE 09), Los Angeles, CA, pp. 394 – 398, Apr. 2009.

K. Mondal and S.K. Mitra, “Design of sparse arrays with high sidelobe rejection,” Proc.2008 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Macao, China, pp. 980 – 983, Dec. 2008.

K. Mondal , J.Y. Boo, M.L. Carlomagno, O. Duardo, C.M. Gerveshi, H. Jiang, H.S. Li, H. Lim, S. Naganathan, R.A. Resuta, W.J. Santulli, C.A. Webb, H.T. Weston, G.A. Wilson, L.J. Wu, F. You, J.C. Lui, K.J. Raghunath, H. Farrokh, L.M. Pierce, M. Rambaud, E. Micca and M.P. Moturi, “A digital television demodulator IC with 256 tap equalizer,” Proc.1999 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, pp. 336-337, Feb. 1999.

Kalyan Mondal, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, coordinator of the information technology program at both the Metropolitan and FDU-Vancouver campuses, earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has over 20 years of industrial experience in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries with Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, and holds 10 U.S. patents. He teaches courses on Digital Signal Processing, Device Electronics, VLSI Design, Microcontroller Based System Design, Circuit Theory, Electrical Energy Conversion, Advanced Engineering Programming, and Information Technology Capstone Project. He has been involved with learning outcomes assessment and ABET accreditation of electrical engineering and technology programs. As a member of the university-wide task-force on cybersecurity, he was involved with the successful NSTISSI 4011 & CNSSI 4013 courseware mapping under the IACE program. He serves as technical reviewer for the ASEE conferences and a book reviewer for several higher education textbook publishers. His current research interests include sigma-delta codecs, array signal processing, cybersecurity education, adaptive filtering, and wireless PHY layer modeling. A senior member of the IEEE, Dr. Mondal is the Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the IEEE North Jersey Section.

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Sameh Abdelazim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering

Phone: (201) 692-2129
Email: azim@fdu.edu

Sameh Abdelazim received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York. His areas of interest are Circuits, Analog and Digital Control and Nonlinear Electronic Circuits in addition to his many publications and other creative activities.

I obtained the Bachelor degree from the Electrical Engineering dept. at the City College of New York, CUNY June 2001, GPA: 3.87/4.0. I then joined IBM as a chip designer. I also obtained a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. June 2009, GPA: 3.8/4.0. Currently a level two Ph.D. student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, GPA: 3.80. Research Area: Remote Sensing

Publications

Sameh Abdelazim , David Santoro, Mark Arend, Fred Moshary, Sam Ahmed, “ Development of All-fiber coherent Doppler LIDAR system for wind sensing” 15th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation, 90th Annual AMS Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2010).

Sameh Abdelazim , David Santoro, Mark Arend, Fred Moshary, Sam Ahmed, “All-fiber Coherent Doppler LIDAR for Wind Sensing” EPP Forum-Howard University, Washington DC (2009).

Sameh Abdelazim , David Santoro, Mark Arend, Fred Moshary, Sam Ahmed, “All-fiber Coherent Doppler LIDAR for Wind Sensing” 15th Coherent Laser Radar Conference, Toulouse France (2009).

Mark Arend, David Santoro, Sameh Abdelazim , Fred Moshary, Sam Ahmed, “Development of a NYC Meteorological Network with emphasis on vertical wind profiles in support of meteorological and dispersion models” ”, Eighth Symposium on the Urban Environment J1.2, 89th Annual AMS Meeting, Phoenix AZ (2009).

Mark Arend, David Santoro, Sameh Abdelazim , Fred Moshary, and Sam Ahmed “Wind field measurements for the mitigation of airborne health threats in a complex urban environment” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7306, 730603 (2009)

Awards & Honors

Who is Who (1999, 2000, 2001) Summa Cum Laude (June, 2001) NOAA ISET Fellowship (2007-2009)

Sameh Abdelazim received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York. His areas of interest are Circuits, Analog and Digital Control and Nonlinear Electronic Circuits in addition to his many publications and other creative activities.

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Alexander Casti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2481
Email: casti@fdu.edu

Alexander Casti, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the FDU Metropolitan campus, earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Columbia University. After completing his doctoral thesis with the renowned astrophysicist Edward Spiegel, Dr. Casti transitioned into the field of Computational Neuroscience for his postdoctoral work at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Since then, he has conducted research and published in the areas of theoretical and experimental neuroscience, with a particular focus on modeling the neuronal processes underlying vision. He teaches courses in a variety of areas of Applied Mathematics including Partial Differential Equations, Computational Neuroscience, Numerical and Scientific Computation, Biomathematical Modeling, and Asymptotic Methods. He has played an active role in learning outcomes assessment, accreditation of the mathematics program, the FDU Math Club, and student research projects. Dr. Casti is a co-founder of FDU’’s META-TEOP program that provides mathematics enrichment through applications to local high school students. His current research interests include Computational and Experimental Neuroscience, Biomathematics, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Graph Theory applied to the Life Sciences, and clustering in large data sets. Dr. Casti is an active member of the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Neuroscience.

Publications

Heiberg, T., Tetzlaff, T., Einevoll, G., and Casti, A. (2012) Firing-rate models can describe the dynamics of the retina-LGN connection.Under review, Journal of Computational Neuroscience.

Trexler, B., Casti, A. , and Zhang, K. (2011) Nonlinearity and noise at the rod-rod bipolar cell synapse.Vis.Neurosci.28: 61-68.

Babadi, B., Casti, A. , Xiao, Y., Paninski, L. (2010) A generalized linear model of the impact of direct and indirect inputs to the lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal ofVision10:10.

Uglesich, R., Casti, A. , Hayot, F., and Kaplan, E. (2009) Stimulus size dependence of information transfer from retina to thalamus. Front.Sys.Neurosci.3:10.

Casti, A. , Hayot, F., Xiao, Y., and Kaplan, E. (2008). A simple model of retina-LGN transmission. J.Comp.Neurosci.24, 232-252.

Casti, A. , Omurtag, A., Sornborger, A., Kaplan, E., Knight, B., Sirovich, L., and Victor, J. (2002). A population study of integrate-and-fire-or-burst neurons. Neural.Comp.14, 957-986.

Other significant publications:

Casti, A. and Trexler, B. (2011) An analysis of noise in the rabbit rod retina. Submitted to J.Neurophysiol.

Xiao, Y., Casti, A. , Xiao, J., and Kaplan, E. (2007) Hue maps in primate striate cortex.Neuroimage35:771-786.

Casti, A. , Xiao, Y., and Kaplan, E. (2006). How the LGN transforms retinal information. Perception35, ECVP supplement.

Casti, A. , Morrison, P., and Spiegel, E. (1998) Negative energy modes and gravitational instability of interpenetrating fluids. in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Astrophysics, Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences 867: 93-108.

Balmforth, N. and Casti, A. (1998) Convection in a slowly diffusing, weakly stratified salt field. Physics Letters A 238: 35-42.

Alexander Casti, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the FDU Metropolitan campus, earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Columbia University. After completing his doctoral thesis with the renowned astrophysicist Edward Spiegel, Dr. Casti transitioned into the field of Computational Neuroscience for his postdoctoral work at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Since then, he has conducted research and published in the areas of theoretical and experimental neuroscience, with a particular focus on modeling the neuronal processes underlying vision.

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Zong Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2721
Email: zchen@fdu.edu

Zong Chen, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Management Information Systems, earned his Ph.D. in computer and information science from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He teaches courses on Computer Programming, Engineering Programming, Game Programming, Data Structure, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, and Image Processing. His current research interests include image processing and pattern recognition.

Publications

Z. Chen , “Handgrip Recognition on Joystick”, International Journal of Latest Trends in Computing, pages 35-39, Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2011.

Z. Chen , L. Zhang, “Multi-stage Directional Median Filter”, International Journal of Signal Processing, pages 249-252, Volume 5 Number 4, 2009.

Z. Chen , “Handgrip Recognition on Joystick”, Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition (IPCV 2009), pages 713-717, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2009.

Z. Chen , “Handwritten Digits Recognition”, Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition (IPCV 2009), pages 690-693, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2009.

Z. Chen , “Efficient Block Matching Algorithm for Motion Estimation”, International Journal of Signal Processing, pages 133-137, Volume 5 Number 2, Spring 2009.

Zong Chen, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Management Information Systems, earned his Ph.D. in computer and information science from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He teaches courses on Computer Programming, Engineering Programming, Game Programming, Data Structure, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, and Image Processing. His current research interests include image processing and pattern recognition.

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Eamon Doherty, Ph.D.

Professor
School of Administrative Sciences Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Phone: (201) 692-6524
Email: doherty@fdu.edu

Eamon Doherty, Ph.D., SSCP, CCE, CPP is the Cybercrime Training Lab Director as well as an Associate Professor in Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). Dr. Doherty earned a Certificate in PDA Forensics, a Certificate in Computer Security and Forensic Administration, and is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE). He has written a book with coauthors who are investigators and security practitioners, entitled, “eForensics and Signal Intelligence for Everyone”. Dr. Doherty has also created three 1/2 day classes for law enforcement officers and security practitioners and published a variety of those class materials prepared under a Department of Justice grant. These classes are “PDA Forensics,” “Cell Phone Forensics,” and “Introduction Electronic Eavesdropping: Device and Wiretap Detection.” Dr. Doherty has also developed three graduate online courses for the National Guard Bureau and the university through a federal grant leading to a Certificate in Computer Security and Forensic Administration. The classes, Computer Security Administration, Computer Seizure and Examination, Current Issues in Cybercrime, are available online to both National Guard personnel as well as other FDU students. Dr. Doherty is a member of the High Tech Crime Investigative Association (HTCIA), the FBI Infragard, a partner of the Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Force, and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

Publications

Books

E. P. Doherty , Digital Forensics for Handheld Devices , CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-4398-9877-2, 303 pages, Published September 2012

E. P. Doherty , Tales of Cybercrime and Other Cyber Tales, Authorhouse, 2011, ISBN 9781463402044.

E.P. Doherty , et. al, (2008) Computing and Investigations for Everyone, Authorhouse, 257 pages, ISBN 978-1-4343-7231-4

E.P. Doherty , et. al, (2007) eForensics and Investigations for Everyone, Authorhouse, 253 pages, ISBN 978-1-4343-1614-1

E.P. Doherty , et. al., (2006), eForensics and Signal Intelligence for Everyone, Authorhouse, 207 pages, ISBN 978-1-4259-6861-8

E. P. Doherty and Gary Stephenson, Computer Recreation for Everyone,AuthorHouse, 2005, ISBN-13: 9781463458027. Sold by: Barnes & Noble, Format: eBook

Papers

E. P. Doherty and E. G. Doherty and E. Goei, “Using Forensic Images to Teach About White Collar Crime Online,”2014 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (July 21-24, 2014, Las Vegas, USA). Conference Proceedings, Pages 22-25, ISBN 1-60132-268-2

E. P. Doherty , “Teaching IPAD Forensics Online with a MOOC,”2014 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (July 21-24, 2014, Las Vegas, USA). Conference Proceedings, Pages35-39, ISBN 1-60132-268-2

E. P. Doherty and E. G. Doherty and E. Goei, “Moving Legacy Device Forensics to an Online Format,”2014 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (July 21-24, 2014, Las Vegas, USA). Conference Proceedings, Pages 57-63, ISBN 1-60132-268-2

E.P. Doherty ,“New Challenges in Teaching e-Forensics Online, WorldComp 2013 12th International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems and e-Government, July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA.

E. P. Doherty , “Teaching Mobile/GPS Forensics”, WorldComp 2012 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 16-20, 2012., Conference Proceedings ISBN 1-60132-209-7, Pages 287-291

E. P. Doherty , “Teaching Cell Phone Forensics and E-Learning”, 2011 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (EEE‘11: July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA). Conference Proceedings, Pages 161-5, ISBN 1-60132-176-7

E. P. Doherty , “Teaching Digital Camera Forensics in a Virtual Reality Classroom,” 2011 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR‘11: July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA).

E. P. Doherty and E. G. Doherty, “E-Learning, Teaching Cell Phones Usage for Emergency Managers and First Responders,”2011 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, USA). Conference Proceedings, Pages 81-85, ISBN 1-60132-176-7

Eamon Doherty, Ph.D., SSCP, CCE, CPP is the Cybercrime Training Lab Director as well as an Associate Professor in Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). Dr. Doherty earned a Certificate in PDA Forensics, a Certificate in Computer Security and Forensic Administration, and is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE).

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Mark Farag, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2795
Email: mfarag@fdu.edu

Mark Farag, Associate Professor of Mathematics, earned his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Texas A&M University. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications on topics including near-ring theory, nonlinear Hill ciphers, and games of chance. He has previously taught Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Cryptography, Number Theory, Abstract Algebra, and Topology, among other courses. In Fall 2012, he taught Cryptography to high school students in the Mathematics Enrichment Through Applications – Technical Enrichment Outreach Program (META-TEOP) Saturday workshops funded through the Mathematical Association of America’s Tensor-SUMMA grant program. His current research interests include near-ring theory, nonlinear Hill ciphers, and algebraic automata theory. He has also co-led several professional development workshops for K-12 Mathematics teachers.

Publications

van der Merwe, B., Farag, M. , Geldenhuys, J., Counting minimal symmetric difference NFAs. Submitted.

Farag, M. , (2007), Hill ciphers over near-fields. Mathematics and Computer Education 41(1), 46-54.

Cannon, G.A.; Farag, M. ; Kabza, L., (2007), Centers and generalized centers of near-rings. Communications in Algebra 35(2), 443-453.

Farag, M. , (2006), (F;M)-extensions of near-rings. Quaestiones Mathematicae 29(2), 135-139.

Aichinger, E.; Farag, M. , (2004), On when the multiplicative center of a near-ring is a subnear-ring. Aequationes Mathematicae 68, 46-59.

Other Significant Publications

Farag, M. ; van der Merwe, B., (2010) The near-ring of Lipschitz functions on a metric space. International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences doi:10.1155/2010/284875, 14 pages.

Farag, M. , (2002), Ideals in polynomial near-rings. Algebra Colloquium 9(2), 219- 232.

Birkenmeier, G.; Farag, M. ; Heatherly, H., (2002), Near-ring extensions with a common ideal. Publicationes Mathematicae Debrecen 61/3-4, 603-612.

Mark Farag, Associate Professor of Mathematics, earned his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Texas A&M University. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications on topics including near-ring theory, nonlinear Hill ciphers, and games of chance.

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Vasudevan Janarthanan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Information Technology
Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering
Vancouver

Phone: (604) 648-4475
Email: v_janart@fdu.edu

Dr. Vasudevan Janarthanan is a full-time Associate Professor in the Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is the coordinator and campus chair for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Computer Science programs at the Vancouver campus. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2007. He also holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University and a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar, India. His research interests include real-time control, supervisory control, real-time embedded systems, scheduling for cloud-based systems, discrete-event systems and theoretical computer science.

Professor Vasudevan Janarthanan is an active researcher in the real-time systems community and has published extensively in a number of reputed journals and conferences. He has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in Electrical, Computer Science and Computer Engineering Departments. Some of the courses he has taught in the past include embedded systems design, introduction to real-time systems, control systems engineering, digital design, computer architecture, operating systems and fault-tolerant distributed systems.

Dr. Vasudevan Janarthanan is both a passionate researcher and teacher, and likes to spend most of his time with students in the classroom and office room. For detailed information on Dr. Vasu’s research and teaching, please refer to his personal webpage http://alpha.fdu.edu/~vjanarth/.

Dr. Vasudevan Janarthanan is a full-time Associate Professor in the Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is the coordinator and campus chair for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Computer Science programs at the Vancouver campus. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2007. He also holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University and a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar, India. His research interests include real-time control, supervisory control, real-time embedded systems, scheduling for cloud-based systems, discrete-event systems and theoretical computer science.

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Laila Khreisat, Ph.D.

Chairman
Department of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Physics
Becton College of Arts

Phone: (973) 443-8688
Email: khreisat@fdu.edu

Laila Khreisat holds a M.Sc. degree in computer science from Columbia University and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The City University of New York. She teaches courses in computer programming, data structures, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and theory of automata. Her research interests include Data Mining, Probabilistic Reasoning, and Network Scheduling Algorithms. In 2007, she was Co-Principal Investigator on a grant from HP. She was a Fulbright Scholar during 1992-1994 at Columbia University New York. She is currently a member of FDU’s task force on cybersecurity.

Publications

L. Khreisat . “Arabic Text Classification Using N-Gram Frequency Statistics: A Comparative Study,”Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN’06): June 26 - 29 2006, Las Vegas, USA.

L. Khreisat . “An Adaptive Probabilistic Reasoning Approach to Data Integration,”2005 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN‘05): June 20-23, 2005, Las Vegas, USA.

L. Khreisat , “Real Time Inference In Bayesian Networks An Anytime Approach,” International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools. IJAIT, Vol. 14, No. 3, June 2005.

L. Khreisat , Tarek Saadawi, “Algorithm for Anytime Probabilistic Reasoning Mobile Agent System for Network Testing,” Publications No. US-2002-0034942-A1, Publication Date: 03/21/2002

Laila Khreisat holds a M.Sc. degree in computer science from Columbia University and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The City University of New York. She teaches courses in computer programming, data structures, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and theory of automata. Her research interests include Data Mining, Probabilistic Reasoning, and Network Scheduling Algorithms. In 2007, she was Co-Principal Investigator on a grant from HP. She was a Fulbright Scholar during 1992-1994 at Columbia University New York. She is currently a member of FDU’s task force on cybersecurity.

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Melvin Lewis, M.S.

Senior Lecturer
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2348
Email: mlewis@fdu.edu

Melvin Lewis, a Senior Lecturer of Engineering Technology,earned his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Columbia University.He has a strong background regarding security matters, having worked in thedefense industry full time for 37 years, before switching to academia (in 2000)where he teaches engineering courses. He continued working on classifiedmilitary equipment, as a consultant, part time until 2008. He has been a memberof the InfraGard (a unit of the FBI) for the last 4 years,undergoing monthly briefings on cybersecurity (and other infrastructurevulnerability issues). Prof. Lewis, as a non-employee subject matter expert,assists the FBI (Newark NJ Division) with technical issues regarding cyber- andother vulnerabilities of SCADA systems of the Electric Grid and other criticalinfrastructures. He is a charter member of the InfraGard SIG (Special InterestGroup) on EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse), where he serves on the education panel,and he is a member of the Research and Technology Protection SIG as well. He served on the technical proceedings committee for theEMP and CyberSecurity portions of the Dupont Summit December 2012, held at theCarnegie Institution for Science, in Washington, DC. Hewas an active committee level participant at the Dec. 2013 Summit in WashingtonDC. He has published several restricted access articles oninfrastructure vulnerability on the secure InfraGard and EMP SIG websites.

Melvin Lewis, a Senior Lecturer of Engineering Technology, earned his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Columbia University. He has a strong background regarding security matters, having worked in the defense industry full time for 37 years, before switching to academia (in 2000) where he teaches engineering courses. He continued working on classified military equipment, as a consultant, part time until 2008. He has been a member of the InfraGard (a unit of the FBI) for the last 4 years, undergoing monthly briefings on cybersecurity (and other infrastructure vulnerability issues).

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Zhiwei Mao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2121
Email: zmao@fdu.edu

Zhiwei Mao, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2003. From August 2003 to June 2008, she was an Assistant Professor, and in July 2008, she became an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Since August 2008, she has been with the Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.A. Her teaching interests include Engineering Programming, Electronic Circuits, Computer Communication Networks, Digital Communications, Wireless Communications and Wireless Security. Her current research interests include wireless communications, digital communications, digital signal processing, and engineering design by optimization. Dr. Mao is a senior member of the IEEE and the Chair of the Women in Engineering Affinity Group of the IEEE North Jersey Section.

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

Z. Mao and J. Cheng, “Statistical characteristics of OFDM systems over frequency-selective Rician fading channels and its application to BER study,” IEICE Trans. Commun., vol. E94-B, no. 9, pp. 2565-2573, Sept. 2011.

Z. Mao , K. Yuan, and X. M. Wang, “Second-order cone programming based joint design of OFDM systems,” IEICE Trans. Commun., vol. E94-B, no. 2, pp. 508-514, Feb. 2011.

Z. Mao and X. M. Wang, “Efficient optimal and suboptimal radio resource allocation in OFDMA system,”IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 440-445, Feb. 2008.

Z. Mao ,X. M. Wang, and X. F.Wang, “Semidefinite programming relaxation for multiuser detection of QAM signals,”IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 4275-4279, Dec. 2007.

X. M. Wang and Z. Mao , “Multiuser detection for MC-CDMA system using an RQP approach,” IEICE Trans. Commun., vol. E88-B, no. 11, pp. 4394-4397, Nov. 2005.

Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, “Semi-blind linear parallel interference cancellation multiuser detectors for DS-CDMA systems,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1319-1324, July 2005.

Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, “Fast converging adaptive MMSE multiuser detector,” International Journal of Wireless Personal Communications (Springer Science Business Media), vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 107-126, Jan. 2005.

Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, “Analysis of DS-CDMA system supporting heterogeneous traffic with decorrelating detector,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 3, pp. 1104-1117, July 2004.

Z. Mao and Y. Ji, “The performance comparison of pointer adjustment jitter reduction in SDH,” Journal of BUPT, vol. 20, 1997.

Refereed Conference Publications

Z. Mao , J. Cheng, and J. Shen, “A new lower bound on error probability for nonuniform signals over AWGN channels,” Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Shanghai, China, April 2013.

Z. Mao and J. Cheng, “BER analysis of OFDM signals on frequency-selective Rician fading channels,” Proc. Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, New York, NY, April 13-15, 2011.

X. Gao, N. Y. Yu, and Z. Mao , “Peak power control of MC-CDMA with special classes of binary sequences,” accepted by IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May, 2010.

Z. Mao , K. Yuan, and X. M. Wang, “Joint design in OFDM systems using constellation extension,” Proc. IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, New Jersey, April, 2010.

B. Zhang and Z. Mao , “BPF and MPF-based packet scheduling for AMC-based OFDMA wireless communication systems,” Proc.IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, pp. 1-5, Princeton, New Jersey, March 30-April 1, 2009.

K. Yuan and Z. Mao , “Joint PAPR and PICR design in OFDM systems,” Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall, Calgary, AB, Canada, Sept. 2008.

R. Wei, Z. Mao , and K. Yuan, “Aperiodic complex sequences from difference sets,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Beijing, China, May, 2008.

Z. Mao , X. M. Wang, X. F. Wang, “QAM-MIMO signal detection using semidefinite programming relaxation,” Proc. IEEE Globecom, Washington, D.C., pp. 4232-4236, Nov. 2007.

Z. Mao and X. M. Wang, “Branch-and-bound approach to OFDMA radio resource allocation,” Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, pp. 1-5, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept. 2006.

J. Lin and Z. Mao , “A real-time radio resource allocation scheme in OFDMA system,” Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), pp. 1757-1760, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 2006.

X. M. Wang and Z. Mao , “A recursive quadratic programming approach to multiuser detection for MC-CDMA system with M-QAM,” Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), pp. 468-471, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 2006.

Z. Mao , X. M. Wang, and J. Lin, “Fast optimal radio resource allocation in OFDMA system based on branch-and-bound method,” Proc. IEEE PacRim Conf. on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing, pp. 348-351, Victoria, BC, Canada, Aug. 2005.

X. M. Wang and Z. Mao , “Multiuser detection for MC-CDMA system with M-QAM using SDP relaxation,” Proc. IEEE PacRim Conf. on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing, pp. 530-533, Victoria, BC, Canada, Aug. 2005.

Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, “Adaptive semi-blind linear parallel interference cancellation multiuser detection for DS-CDMA systems,” Proc. Globecom, vol. 5, pp. 2813-2817, Dallas, TX, Nov. 2004.

Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, “Semi-blind linear parallel interference cancellation multiuser detectors for DS-CDMA systems,” Proc. International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications (ISITA), pp. 575-578, Xi’an, P. R. China, Oct. 2002.

Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, “Power allocation for DS-CDMA system supporting heterogeneous traffic with decorrelating detector,” Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring, vol. 2, pp. 537-541, Birmingham, AL, May 2002.

Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, “Fast converging blind adaptive multiuser detector,” Proc. Globecom, vol. 2, pp. 772-775, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 2001.

Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, “Effect of imperfect channel estimation on the performance of multiuser detectors over multipath Rayleigh fading channel,” Proc. 7th Canadian Workshop on Inform. Theory, pp. 134-137, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2001.

Zhiwei Mao, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2003.

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Robert Mayans

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Physics
Becton College of Arts

Phone: (973) 443-8367
Email: mayans@fdu.edu

 
 
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Javad Namazi

Professor
Department of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Physics
Becton College of Arts

Phone: (973) 443-8692
Email: namazi@fdu.edu

 
 
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Kennedy Machoka Sani, M.A.

Coordinator, Student Outreach and Career Development
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2390
Email: saniken5@fdu.edu

Kennedy Machoka Sani earned his M.A. from Montclair State University. He is a multi-talented professional with over 15 years of experience and success in supervisory and team leadership roles. His expertise is in university admissions, student recruitment, registration/enrollment, personnel administration, banking, account management, customer service, and transportation. He possesses a consistent record of achievement and in increasing levels of responsibility. He has a demonstrated ability and proven track record in effectively managing multiple tasks simultaneously in high-volume, deadline-driven operations

Kennedy Machoka Sani earned his M.A. from Montclair State University. He is a multi-talented professional with over 15 years of experience and success in supervisory and team leadership roles. His expertise is in university admissions, student recruitment, registration/enrollment, personnel administration, banking, account management, customer service, and transportation.

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Xin Tan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Silberman College of Business

Phone: (201) 692-7283
Email: xtan@fdu.edu

Xin Tan, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an M.B.A. in MIS from Miami University. His current research interests include information systems development, and user acceptance of advanced information technology and information systems. In information systems development, he focuses on the theories related to cognition and conceptual modeling. In studying user acceptance of information technologies, he explores the social and psychological factors that affect user adoption and usage behaviors. His research papers have appeared in Information Systems Journal, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Data & Knowledge Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Internet Research and Journal of Computer Information Systems, among other academic journals. His research also appeared in peer-reviewed conference proceedings including International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), and Americas Conference eon Information Systems (AMCIS).

Publications

Tan, X. , and Kim, Y. (2015) “User Acceptance of SaaS-based Collaboration Tools: A Case of Google Docs” Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, 28(3), pp 131-146

Tan, X. , Qin, L., Kim, Y., and Hsu, J. (2012) “Impact of Privacy Concern in Social Networking Websites” Internet Research, 22(2), pp 211-233

Tan, X. , Alter, S., and Siau, K. (2011) “Using Service Responsibility Tables to Supplement UML in Analyzing e-Service Systems” Decision Support Systems and Electronic Commerce, 51, pp 350-360

Qin, L., Kim, Y., Hsu, J., and Tan, X. (2011) “The Effects of Social Influence on User Acceptance of Online Social Networks” International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 27:9, pp 885-899

Xin Tan, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an M.B.A. from Miami University. His current research interests include information systems development, and user acceptance of advanced information technology and information systems. He has published papers in Information Systems Journal, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Data & Knowledge Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Internet Research and Journal of Computer Information Systems.

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Yongming Tang

Associate Professor of Computer Science
School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Phone: (201) 692-2258
Email: ytang@fdu.edu

 
 
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William "Pat" Schuber

Assistant Professor
School of Administrative Science
Petrocelli College

Phone: (201) 692-7174
Email: schuber@fdu.edu

William “Pat” Schuber served as The County Executive of Bergen County for 12 years, 9 years as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and Mayor of the Borough of Bogota for 4 years.
He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Administrative Science, Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a faculty member in the Master of Administrative Science (MAS), Master of Science in Homeland Security (MSHS), Master of Sports Administration (MSA) and Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (BAIS). His courses include Leadership, Government, Homeland Security, Law, Ethics and Communication. Pat is also the Co-Director of the Diplomacy and International Relations Program. He is a past Adjunct Professor in Business Law at Montclair University and Seton Hall University. He is an Instructor in the Certified Public Manager Course of Studies (CPM) and the Police Executive Leadership Course sponsored by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). He is also an honorary member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Pat has conducted Leadership Staff Ride Seminars at the Battlefields of Gettysburg, Antietam, Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth Courthouse, Brandywine and Normandy, France. He lectures frequently on military history, historical leadership, homeland security, ethics, communication and conflict resolution to numerous civic groups.

Pat is the Seminar Director for the Bergen Leads Program sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. This program trains future leaders in business, non-profit and government.
He has written several scholarly articles and co-authored books on topics of History, Leadership and Homeland Security.
He served as a Captain in the US Army Reserve (Retired).
He has been appointed a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Pat is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA and received his JD at Fordham University School of Law. He is currently serving Of Counsel to the law firm of DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP in Teaneck, New Jersey.

William “Pat” Schuber served as The County Executive of Bergen County for 12 years, 9 years as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and Mayor of the Borough of Bogota for 4 years. He is an Instructor in the Certified Public Manager Course of Studies (CPM) and the Police Executive Leadership Course sponsored by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). He is also an honorary member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

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William M. Toms

Assistant Professor
School of Administrative Science
Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Phone: (201) 692-7258
Email: wmtoms@fdu.edu

William M. Toms, Assistant Professor of Administrative Science, earned his doctoral degree in Human Resource Development at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Toms is a retired Major from the New Jersey State Police where he commanded 800 persons in the Intelligence Section as well as the Investigations Branch, encompassing the organization’s high technology crime entities as well as the forensic laboratories for the State of New Jersey. Dr. Toms also served as Interim President of Brookdale Community College, which receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its cyber security efforts. Both of these career experiences provided Dr. Toms with accreditation experience from accrediting bodies such as the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). At FDU, Dr. Toms teaches in the graduate programs for homeland security, higher education, and administrative science. Dr. Toms is the coordinator of FDU’s chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society. This national honor society is dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, and all protective security disciplines. In 2014, Dr. Toms presented at Naval Postgraduate School’s Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit. The presentation was entitled, Cyber Security and the Need for Strategic Collaboration: A Case Study. In 2014, Dr. Toms also chaired, organized, and facilitated a symposium at FDU that included a focus on IT controls and cyber security threats in schools.

Publications

Toms, W. M. (in press). Differing perspectives when assessing the size of government staffing. PA Times.

Toms, W. M. (2014, October). Cyber security and the need for strategic collaboration: A case study. Homeland Security & Defense Education Summit. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Naval Postgraduate School, Colorado Springs, Co.

Toms, W. M. , Kovacs, E., & Immordino, K. (2011). Planned radical change in organizations: Unintended consequences on roles and continuity. Journal of Enterprise Transformation, 1(2), 98-118.

Kovacs, E., & Toms, W. M. (2010, Summer). Scenario-based learning improves trooper performance. The Public Manager, 39(2), 34-37.

Toms, W. M. , & Kovacs, E. (2010, Spring). Leadership behavior and learning styles: Considerations in leadership development. International Leadership Journal, 2(3/4), 53-71.

Toms, W. M. (2009, November). Risk management and internal affairs: An integrative approach. Symposium conducted at 2009 Law Enforcement Accreditation Conference, Princeton, NJ.

Toms, W. M. , & Kovacs, E. (2009, November). Transforming the organization through leading the accreditation process. Symposium conducted at 2009 Law Enforcement Accreditation Conference, Princeton, NJ.

Toms, W. M. , & Kovacs, E. (2008, June). Scenario based simulation training at the New Jersey State Police Academy. Symposium conducted at the 20th Annual Conference of the National Institute on the Assessment of Experiential Learning, Princeton, NJ.

Toms, W. M. (2008, March). Leadership behavior and learning styles: Considerations in leadership development. Symposium conducted at the 5th Annual Educational Symposium for Research and Innovations, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Toms, W. M. (2007). Exploring the relationship between Kolb’s learning styles and TLP leadership styles in the New Jersey State Police. (UMI No. 3260163)

Toms, W. M. , & McAllister, S. G. (1996, November). Interagency drug training. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 8-12.

William M. Toms, Assistant Professor of Administrative Science, earned his doctoral degree in Human Resource Development at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Toms is a retired Major from the New Jersey State Police where he commanded 800 persons in the Intelligence Section as well as the Investigations Branch, encompassing the organization’s high technology crime entities as well as the forensic laboratories for the State of New Jersey.

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Li Qin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Phone: (201) 692-7284
Email: liqin@fdu.edu

Dr. Li Qin holds a Ph.D. in Management (Information Technology) and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University, a B.S. and a B.A. from Tianjin University, China. Her research interests include semantic web, information security, and social media marketing. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems at FDU.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her son, Max. Besides, she enjoys movies and shows, cooking and dining (international food), tennis, and home decoration.

Publications

L. Qin and V. Atluri, “Semantics-aware Security Policy Specification for the Semantic Web Data”, International Journal of Information and Computer Security, 4(1), 2010, pp. 52-75.

Dr. Li Qin holds a Ph.D. in Management (Information Technology) and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University, a B.S. and a B.A. from Tianjin University, China. Her research interests include semantic web, information security, and social media marketing. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems at FDU.

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Kiron Sharma, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
Becton College of Arts

Phone: (973) 443-8691
Email: sharma@fdu.edu

Co-Director for the Institute for the Enhancement of Teaching Science and Math; Director of Special Projects, Becton College. Teaching: Introductory programming, Discrete Mathematics, Operating Systems, Cryptography, Computational Complexity, Theory of Automata, Artificial Intelligence. Research: Computational Complexity, Organizational Sustainability, Science and Mathematics pedagogy.

Publications

A. Kiayias, A. Pagourtzis, K. Sharma and S. Zachos. “Acceptor-Definable Counting,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, ISSN: 0302-9743, Vol. 2563, pp. 453 – 463, 2003.

A .Pagourtizs, K. Sharma and S. Zachos, Determining The Maximum Solution is Cook[1]-Equivalent to Counting. Advances In Informatics, World Scientific Books, ISBN: 978-981-02-4192-6, 2000.

A. Pagourtizs, K. Sharma and S. Zachos, “Tree Models and Probabilistic Polynomial Time Computations,”Australian Computer Science Communications, Springer-Verlag Vol.20-3, pp. 291-305, 1998.

C. P. Katti, K. Chopra, “On the Stability of Modified Numerov’s Method for Solving a Class of Singular Two-point Boundary Value Problems,”International Journal of Computer Mathematics,, pp. 221-226, 1991.

K. Sharma , S. K. Sharma, “Capability, Progress, and Cooperative Strategies: A Framework for Sustainability,” International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness, Vol. 4, No 1, 2009.

L. Khreisat, K. Sharma , N. Sinha, “Learner-Interface Interaction for Technology-Enhanced Active Learning,” Innovate Journal of Online Education, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 2009.

K. Sharma , S.K. Sharma, “Sustainability and Growth: A Framework for Change,” Proceedings of theGlobal Conference on Business and Finance, Vol 4, No 1, ISSN:1931-0285. 2009.

Co-Director for the Institute for the Enhancement of Teaching Science and Math; Director of Special Projects, Becton College. Teaching: Introductory programming, Discrete Mathematics, Operating Systems, Cryptography, Computational Complexity, Theory of Automata, Artificial Intelligence. Research: Computational Complexity, Organizational Sustainability, Science and Mathematics pedagogy.

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Neelu Sinha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Physics
Becton College of Arts

Phone: (973) 443-8687
Email: sinha@fdu.edu

Neelu Sinha, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics at the College of Florham, earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, US. She has over 11 years of industrial experience from Control Data Corporation, Empros International, Bellcore, and Bell Laboratories (AT&T, Lucent, Alcatel). Prior to teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University, she has taught Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science courses at the University of Minnesota and New Jersey Institute of Technology. At Fairleigh Dickinson University, she teaches Cybersecurity, Data Communications and Networks, Programming in C and C#, Introduction to Computer Science, Assembly Language Programming, Computer Architecture, Data Structures, Operating Systems, and some Mathematics courses. She is involved with student (undergraduate and graduate) research, senior projects, co-ops and independent studies. Her current areas of research are in developing security applications on hand-held devices for the Android and other platforms. She is a co-author and recipient of the 2007 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative. She is on the peer review board of the Journal of Educators Online.

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

N. Sinha , L. Khreisat, and K. Sharma, “Learner-Interface Interaction for Technology-Enhanced Active Learning,”Innovate Journal of Online Education, Volume 5, Issue 3 Feb/Mar 2009. Available at: http://www.innovateonline.info/pdf/vol5_issue3/Learner-Interface_Interaction_for_Technology-Enhanced_Active_Learning.pdf

N. Sinha , “An Active Student Centered Learning (ASCL) Approach to Instruct and Assess a Software Engineering Course,” International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Volume 4, Number 6, ISSN 1550-6908, Jun 2007. Available online at: http://itdl.org/Journal/Jun_07/article04.htm

N. Sinha , “Writing Across the Curriculum: An Online Course in Computer Security,” Journal of Educators Online, Volume 3, Number 1, Jan 2006. Available online at: http://www.thejeo.com/Sinha Final.pdf

N. Sinha and A.J. Ferreira, “A Fast Algorithm for Computing two channel Odd Frequency Transforms with Application to Audio Coding,”TechOnLine Texas Instruments Audio and Video/Imaging Series, October 2005. Available online at: http://www.techonline.com/community/ed_resource/feature_article/38782.

N. Sinha , “Secure Embedded Data Schemes for User Adaptive Multimedia Presentation,” Journal of Digital Information, Volume 6, Issue 4, Article No. 350, 2005-06-03. Available online at: http://jodi.tamu.edu/Articles/v06/i04/Sinha1/

V. Vittal, N. Sinha (Bhatia) , and A. Fouad, “Analysis of Inter-Area Mode Phenomenon in Power Systems following large disturbances,” in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp 1515-1521, November 1991.

N. Sinha (Bhatia) , et. al., “Incorporation of Non-Linear Load Modeling in the Transient Energy Function method,” in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp 1031-1036, August 1989.

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

N. Sinha and M. Flores, “Programming the Smart Device,” 2011 NJEDge.Net Annual Conference 8.0 – Pedagogy, Methodology, Technology, November 2011. Abstract available at: http://njedge.net/conference/2011/?page_id=891

N. Sinha , Y.N. Sairam, and N. Ma, “A Novel Partial Prediction Algorithm for Fast 4x4 Intra Prediction Mode Decision in H.264/AV,” in IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings of Data Compression Conference DCC 2008, IEEE Computer Society Order Number P3121, ISBN 0-7695-3121-0, ISSN 1068-0314, pp. 232-241, March 2008.

N. Sinha , “Design and Development of a Distance Learning Course in Computer Data Security,” in the Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2003), Rhodes, Greece, ISBN: 0-88986-361-X, pp. 391-394, June 2003.

N. Sinha , “A New Digital Rights Management Platform for Digital Images,” Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Communications, Internet and Information Technology (CIIT 2002), St. Thomas, USA, ISBN 0-88986-327-X, pp. 444-448, Nov 2002.

N. Sinha , “Data Throughput and Robustness Studies in a Novel Digital Watermarking Technique based on Adaptive Segmentation and Space-Frequency Representation (WASSFR),” Proceedings of the IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI 2002), Santa Fe, New Mexico, ISBN 0-7695-1537-1, pp. 229-233, April, 2002.

N. Sinha , “A Novel Watermarking Technique for Digital Images based on Adaptive Segmentation and Space-Frequency Representation,” Proceedings of the IEEE 2000 International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications (ISITA’2000), Vol. II, pp 972-975, Nov 2000.

V. Vittal, N. Sinha (Bhatia) , and A. Fouad, “Analysis of the Inter-Area Mode Phenomenon in Power Systems Following Large Disturbances,” Proceedings of the 1991 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 982-985, Singapore, June 11-19, 1991.

V. Vittal, N. Sinha (Bhatia) , and A. Fouad, “Investigation of Sparse Network Formulation of the Transient Energy Function Method,” (with), Proceedings of the IASTED International Symposium on High Technology in the Power Industry, Scottsdale, Arizona, pp 169-173, March 1988.

Other Conference Presentations and Industry Technical Reports (Peer-reviewed)

N. Sinha , D. Bitsack, and M. Lafranca, “Cyber Games – Fun To Play – That’s The Learning Way,” Tri-State Best Practices Conference, March 2013.

N. Sinha , et. al., “Developing Data Security Applications for Android Tablets,” Poster Presentation NJEDge.net 13thAnnual Faculty Best Practices Showcase, March 2012. Abstract available at: http://njedge.net/activities/facultyshowcase/2012/posters.php

N. Sinha and M. Flores, “Programming the Smart Device,” 2011 NJEDge.Net Annual Conference 8.0 – Pedagogy, Methodology, Technology, November 2011. Abstract available at: http://njedge.net/conference/2011/?page_id=891

N. Sinha and D. Bitsack, “Using MATLAB for Digital Signal Processing Applications on Notebook Computers,” 22nd Annual Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, April 2011.

N. Sinha , “Digital Signal Processing on Desktop Computers,” Edge.Networks 12th Annual Faculty Best Practices Showcase, March 2011. Poster abstract available at: http://njedge.net/activities/facultyshowcase/2011/posters.php

N. Sinha , L. Khreisat, and K. Sharma, “Technology-Enhanced Active Learning using Pen-based Computing,” 2010 NJEDge.Net Annual Faculty Best Practices Showcase, March 2010. Poster abstract available at: http://njedge.net/activities/facultyshowcase/2010/posters.php

N. Sinha , K. Sharma, and L. Khreisat, “Using Pen-Based Technology to Implement the Active Learning Methodology,” Workshop on the Impact of Pen-Based Technology on Education, WIPTE 2009, October 2009. Poster abstract available at: http://www.wipte.org/docs/WIPTE2009ScheduleAndAbstracts.pdf

N. Sinha , L. Khreisat, and K. Sharma, “Learner-Interface Interaction for Technology-Enhanced Active Learning,” ULiveandLearn webcast, February 26, 2009, Innovate Webcast available at http://innovateonline.info/?view=event&type=webcast

N. Sinha and N. Mitricka, “Robustness Studies (in particular JPEG Compression) for Watermarking Scheme WASSFR (Watermarking based on Adaptive Segmentation and Space Frequency Representation) for digital images in Medicine and Biology,” FDU Science Scholars Symposium, April 2007.

N. Sinha and N. Mitricka, “MATLAB Watermarking Project,” Summer 2006 Pfizer Project, May-Aug 2006.

N. Sinha ,J. Bosire, and M. Jean, “Audio Watermarking,” Poster Presentation - FDU Science Scholars Symposium, May 1, 2006.

N. Sinha and D. Eliades, “Implementation of the Card Game 31 using C# in the Visual Studio .NET 2005 environment,” Poster Presentation -FDU Science Scholars Symposium, May 1, 2006.

N. Sinha and D. Eliades, “Robustness Studies of Digital Watermarking using WASSFR,” Poster Presentation - Science Scholars Symposium, FDU, April 28, 2005.

N. Sinha ,J. Bosire, and M. Jean, “Audio Watermarking,” Poster Presentation - 17th Annual Sigma Xi Research Symposium and 60th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 22, 2006.

N. Sinha and D. Eliades, “Implementation of the Card Game 31 using C# in the Visual Studio .NET 2005 environment,” Poster Presentation - 17th Annual Sigma Xi Research Symposium and 60th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 22, 2006.

N. Sinha and D. Eliades, “Robustness Studies of Digital Watermarking using WASSFR,” Poster Presentation - 16th Annual Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, April 22, 2006.

N. Sinha and D. Eliades, “Implementation of the Card Game 31 using C# in the Visual Studio .NET 2005 environment,” Poster Presentation - 17th Annual Sigma Xi Research Symposium and 60th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 22, 2006.

N. Sinha and D. Eliades, “Robustness Studies of Digital Watermarking using WASSFR,” Poster Presentation - 16th Annual Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, April 8, 2005.

N. Sinha ,“A Digital Rights Management System for Digital Images,” Poster Presentation - State of New Jersey Homeland Security Conference, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, Oct 29th 2003.

N. Sinha , “Configuration Manager & Shelf Manager– Resource Package and Software Framework Package,” Lucent Technologies Technical Report (Anymedia project), Feb 1999.

N. Sinha , “Software Architecture for the Anymedia Broadband Access System,” Lucent Technologies Technical Report, Nov 1998.

N. Sinha , “Physical Network Element”, Lucent Technologies Technical Report, Jan 1996.

Dissertations

Doctoral

N. Sinha , “Incorporation of Nonlinear Load Models and Identification of the Inter-Area Mode Oscillations in the Transient Energy Function Method,” Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1989.

Masters

N. Sinha , “Sparse Network Formulation of the Transient Energy Function,” Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1987.

Bachelors

N. Sinha , “Design and Implementation of a Simple Filing System for TDC-316,” Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Bombay, Bombay, India 1983.

Neelu Sinha, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics at the College of Florham, earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, US. She has over 11 years of industrial experience from Control Data Corporation, Empros International, Bellcore, and Bell Laboratories (AT&T, Lucent, Alcatel). Prior to teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University, she has taught Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science courses at the University of Minnesota and New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Jane Tsambis, M.B.A

University Director
Grants and Sponsored Projects
Office of the University Provost

Phone: (201) 692-2221
Email: tsambis@fdu.edu

Jane Tsambis University Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects earned her MBA from Pace University’’s Executive Program. She is a senior-level executive with 25 years of achievement in the delivery of innovative business solutions. Her career accomplishments include all aspects of academic operations, research administration and sponsorship, business process redesign and change management in large University settings. Her years of experience include extensive knowledge in government and non-government sponsorship, project management experience, organizational re-engineering, systems implementation, compliance, budgeting and financial oversight include a collaborative leadership style with proven ability in managing expansive professional operations and staff; diversified and dynamic leadership with passion, drive, and creativity. Areas of expertise include:

  • Research Administration and Operations
  • Reorganization and Business Process Redesign
  • Change Management and Client Services
  • Financial Management, Planning and Reporting
  • Resource and Space Management
  • Recruitment, Team Building and Conflict Resolution
  • Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • Systems Design and Implementation
  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Clinical Research Business Processes
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Regulatory Compliance

Jane Tsambis University Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects earned her MBA from Pace University’s Executive Program. She is a senior-level executive with 25 years of achievement in the delivery of innovative business solutions. Her career accomplishments include all aspects of academic operations, research administration and sponsorship, business process redesign and change management in large University settings.

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Hong Zhao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2350
Email: zhao@fdu.edu

Hong Zhao, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, received her Ph.D. from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering. Her research interests include digital signal processing, high speed networks, cross-layer design for wireless networks, and network security. She teaches courses on Computer Networks, Embedded System Design, Communication Systems, Senior Honor Research and Thesis, Logic System Design, and programming languages in engineering. She has been involved with learning outcomes assessment and ABET accreditation of electrical engineering program. Her recent publications focus on network steganography and steganalysis, multimedia security, and detecting covert channels within VoIP. She has served as a TPC member, technical paper reviewer and book reviewer for IEEE conferences, journal magazines and book publishers. She also serves as the Chair of the IEEE North Jersey Computer Society Chapter, and faculty adviser of SWE at FDU. She is an associate editor of the Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing journal.

Publications

Hong Zhao and Minxiu Chen, “WLAN Covert Timing Channel Detection”, accepted by WTS 2015 (Wireless Telecommunications Symposium), New York City, April 15-17, 2015

Hong Zhao , “Covert Channels in 802.11e Wireless Networks”, WTS 2014, Washington DC, April 9-11, 2014.

Hong Zhao and Yun Q. Shi, “Detecting Covert Channels in Computer Networks based on Chaos Theory”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 273-282, February, 2013.

Hong Zhao and Yun Q. Shi, “A Phase-Space Reconstruction Approach to Detect Covert Channels in TCP ISNs,” provisional patent, patent #: 61/368948

Hong Zhao and Xueying Zhang, “SIP Steganalysis Using Chaos Theory,” CMCSN2012 (The First International Conference on Computing, Measurement, Control and Sensor Network), Taiyuan, China, July 7-9, 2012.

Hong Zhao and Nirwan Ansari, “Detecting Covert Channels within VoIP,” IEEE Sarnoff Symposium,2012, May 21-22, 2012.
Hong Zhao, Yun. Q. Shi and Nirwan Ansari, “Steganography in Streaming Multimedia over Networks”,Transaction on Multimedia SecurityLNCS 7110, pp. 96-114, 2012.

Hong Zhao and Yun Q. Shi, “A Phase-Space Reconstruction Approach to Detect Covert Channels in TCP/IP Protocols,” WIFS2010 (IEEE international Workshop on Information Forensics and Security),Dec. 12-15, 2010.

Hong Zhao , Yun Q. Shi and Nirwan Ansari, “Hiding Data in Multimedia Streaming over Networks,” CNSR 2010IEEE Communication Networks and Services Research, May 11-14, 2010

Hong Zhao , “Selective Encryption for MPEG-4 FGS videos,” DESIRT 2006 (1ST International Conference on Design Science Research in Information System and Technology), Feb. 24-25, 2006.

Hong Zhao, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, received her Ph.D. from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering. Her research interests include digital signal processing, high speed networks, cross-layer design for wireless networks, and network security. She teaches courses on Computer Networks, Embedded System Design, Communication Systems, Senior Honor Research and Thesis, Logic System Design, and programming languages in engineering.

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Vladimir Zwass, Ph.D.

Gregory Olsen Endowed Chair and University Distinguished Professor
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
University College

Phone: (201) 692-2260
Email: zwass@fdu.edu

Vladimir Zwass holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University. Professor Zwass is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management Information Systems, one of the three top-ranked journals in the field of Information Systems. He is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, ranked as the top journal in its field. As the Editor-in-Chief of the monograph series Advances in Management Information Systems, Dr. Zwass is overseeing the codification of knowledge in the domain of MIS. Dr. Zwass is the author of six books and several book chapters, including entries in the Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as of a number of papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Vladimir Zwass has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, participated in numerous editorial and conference boards, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. He is a former member of the Professional Staff of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Interests, courses taught: Electronic commerce, computer architecture, competitive positioning with information systems, organizational memory and knowledge management.

Vladimir Zwass holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University. Professor Zwass is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management Information Systems, one of the three top-ranked journals in the field of Information Systems.

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