CIS News and Events


Humanitarian Blockchain Summit
November 10, 2017

The Humanitarian Blockchain Summit will bring technology experts, scholars, and humanitarian practitioners together for dynamic discussions about the future of blockchain technology in humanitarian operations and in pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The summit is designed for those interested in using blockchain for tangible humanitarian impact. Breakout sessions will focus on overcoming challenges to using blockchain, as well as identifying the best ways to develop humanitarian-friendly blockchain platforms, among other topics. The sessions will also include collaborative exercises and presentations about how some organizations are using blockchain.

The goal of the event is for participants to recommend policies for using blockchain in specific humanitarian interventions.

Thursday October 12, 2017
Concordia College New York
171 White Plains Road, Quad | Bronxville, NY, USA 10708

Dialogues on the Quad 2017: The Conversation Continues

Artificial Intelligence Panel Tech Fluency for the 21st Century

Panel Liaison/Moderator:

Mr. Charles Frank Director of Off-Site Programs, Concordia College New York


Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann, Assistant Professor of Theology, Chair of the Theology Department, Concordia College New York

Dr. Damian M. Lyons, Professor of Computer Science, Fordham University, Director of Fordham's Robotics and Computer Vision Laboratory

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Mentis, Assistant Professor of Computer Science,The United States Military Academy at West Point

Dr. Rocio Ng, Senior Data Scientist, Kickwheel Co.

Maria Rachelle, CEO and Founding Member at Living Leadership Today, LLC

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

-Stephen Hawking

Amazing advances in technology known as “AI,” artificial intelligence, have generated a surge of interest, but what do these tech evolutions mean for us? The purpose of this panel is to facilitate a campus-wide conversation on the topic of artificial intelligence and its impact on what it means to be human.

These dialogues will include discussion of the following questions:

  • What is AI?
  • What are the benefits and dangers of AI?
  • Which industries will benefit the most from AI?
  • What does the future hold for humanity’s interface with AI?

Fall 2017

CIS Faculty Research Talk Series
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Venue: John Mulcahy Hall (JMH) 342

September 27, 2017
Investigating Connected k-Coverage in Two-Dimensional Wireless Sensor Networks: Are We Done Yet?
Habib M. Ammari

October 18, 2017
Ranking and Scoring for Big Data Analytics
D. Frank Hsu, Clavius Distinguished Professor of Science

November 1, 2017
Computational Robotics
Damian Lyons, Graduate Program Director

December 6, 2017
Research in Computational Neuroscience
Daniel Leeds, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Fordham IBM Blockchain Workshop

At this inaugural university workshop, IBM presented a blockchain demo, and speakers from Fordham and several government, finance, technology, and law firms offered their thoughts on how students and other members of academia can play a role in advancing this technology in a wide variety of professions and fields.


1/26/2016: Seminar on "Visual object representations in the human cortex: Dissimilarity analysis for model comparison" by Assistant Professor Dr. Daniel D. Leeds at 12PM in JMH312(RH)

2016 Fordham/IBM Symposium on Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Mobile Systems
1 - 10 p.m.
Lowenstein 12th Fl. Lounge,
E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center, Lincoln Center