Thirty-two outstanding Seidenberg students were inducted into the New York Delta Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Honor Society at a ceremony held at the Graduate Center in White Plains on February 29. Professor Bel Raggad of the IT department gave a brief talk on “Artificial Intelligence in Information Assurance.”
Every third semester, Seidenberg juniors, seniors, master’s and doctoral students meeting the eligibility requirements and receiving the recommendation of the faculty, are invited to join UPE. The inductees receive a one-year student membership in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a certificate, and a key pin with the UPE insignia. The next induction ceremony will take place in fall 2013.
This year’s inductees include: Earlline Alcide, Samuel Aybar, Holly Bukofser, Thomas Chianelli, Adam Chhab, Bernard Esantsi, Nikhil Fernandes, Fabio Garcia, Daniel Goodman, Eric Greene, Tanika Grant, Ingrid Grey, Alfred Infante, Douglas Jacobs, Arun Jose, Matthew Kendris, Nadja Lamaute, Albert Laporte, Andriyan Leo, Allison Llewelyn, Celeste Mank, Donald Mennerich, John Monaco, John Moss, Matthew Muccioli, Daejin Nam, Robert Napolitano, Philip Ricciardi, Jenny Sora, George Vaitsos, Cameron Tidd, and Ihuoma Ude.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines established to recognize academic excellence and service to the disciplines. The society is endorsed by both the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. UPE was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967.