Federico Younes, a computer science major on the Pleasantville campus, was one of two undergraduate students nationwide to be awarded a $1,000 UPE Scholarship. UPE, short for Upsilon Pi Epsilon, is the only international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. While this scholarship has been available for a number of years, this is the first time that a Pace student has applied for consideration. Continue reading “Federico Younes awarded a UPE Scholarship”
Dr. Shin collaborates with other researchers at both the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO) and the Personal Computing Industry Center (PCIC) located at the University of California at Irvine. Continue reading “Namchul Shin named faculty research associate to CRITO and PCIC”
Dr. Li-Chiou Chen received notification from the NSF in June that her proposal “Collaborative Project: Secure Web Development Teaching Modules” was approved. While Dr. Chen was the principal investigator, Drs. Lixin Tao and Chienting Lin also contributed to the development of the proposal.
The approved project, which will extend over two years, is to be undertaken in collaboration with the City University of New York – City College. The total amount of the award is $149,900 with $99,956 going to Pace as the lead institution.
The funding will be used to support the development of an innovative teaching tool -SWEET (Secure Web Development Teaching) – for undergraduates. SWEET will facilitate the teaching of secure Web development through structured lectures, laboratory exercises, and project modules for building problem-solving skills and by incorporating realistic Web security scenarios from industry.
Christelle Scharff, PhD, became interested in mobile computing while traveling through Cambodia and Senegal where the use of mobile phones has exploded in recent years. People in these countries as well as other developing countries now use mobile phones for commercial, communications and entertainment purposes. What is missing, however, are mobile applications unique to specific locales and markets, particularly ones that promote social change. Continue reading “Christelle Scharff, PhD, Develops Mobile Computer Applications to Promote Entrepreneurial Activity in Senegal”
Christelle Scharff, PhD, participated in the Workshop on Computer Science for Global Development where she delivered a paper on “Mobile Technology for Global Development in Africa: Current and Future Initiatives in Senegal.” The goal of the workshop, which was held in Berkeley, California in August, was to discuss the role of computer science research in addressing the challenges of sustainable global development and to build a community of interested researchers in the field. The Computing Community Consortium, the sponsoring organization, funded her attendance. Continue reading “Dr. Christelle Scharff received funding to attend and present at a workshop on Computer Science for Global Development”
Anastasia “Staci” Burke, MS/IS ’10, received an all expense paid scholarship to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing to be held in Tucson, Arizona beginning September 30. “Creating Technology for Social Good” is the theme of this year’s gathering. Continue reading “Anastasia “Staci” Burke, MS/CS’10, awarded scholarship to attend the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing”