CIS News and Events


Spring 2018 CIS Faculty Research Talk Series

Download the Spring 2018 Schedule and Desciption of All of the Talks.
Wednesday February 28, 2018, Option Implied Volatility Prediction by Integrative Learning with Dr. Henry Han. View the full description.

Spring 2018 CIS Distinguished Lecture Series 

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders to Make the World Ever Better Distinguished
Speaker: Prof. Wendi Heinzelman, ACM SIGMOBILE Distinguished Scientist, IEEE Fellow, Dean University of Rochester
Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Venue: Keating Hall
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Cyber Intelligence and Counterterrorism within the NYPD: A View from the Inside

Presented by Mitch D. Silber, Principal and Founder, The Guardian Group, Former Director of Intelligence Analysis, NYPD

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Venue: The University Club
1 West 54th Street, New York City
Cost: $25 for alumni, but free for students, faculty and staff, who can e-mail Annelice Morales

Please join the Gabelli School of Business and Sander Flaum, chair of the Fordham Leadership Forum, for this Flaum Leadership Lecture Series event featuring cyber intelligence expert Mitch D. Silber.
A reception will immediately follow the lecture.
Business attire is strictly enforced by the University Club.

Join Us

Seating is limited. 
Kindly register by Friday, February 23.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Annelice Morales, assistant director of development, at or 212-636-6576.


On the Design of an Industrial IoT Device 

(IEEE members are eligible to apply for 0.1 CEU/ 1.0 PDH credit)  
Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Location: Fordham University - Leo Loweinstein, Room: LL 306
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

The session will provide introduction on the beginning of an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution that eventually could be deployable worldwide, and on how to realize a simple inexpensive IIoT method with large scalability. The speaker will explain the methodology from two aspects. The first part addresses the market and practical considerations required prior to product definition and development, including the reasons behind choice of a Boat Area Network (BAN) networking scheme, the final MCU chip selection, Internet access gateways and standards involved required to provide for retrofit with existing wired networks, or for new installations. The second part is a description of the architecture of the first IIoT product resulting from this development and lessons learned. 

Managing Principal, iOTA World Inc. BSc EE, Electrical, Royal Military College, Kingston, ON Canada BSc EE, Communications-Electronics, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada Graduate work, Systems Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA Professional: Life Senior Member of IEEE  Senior past Chair- IEEE Communications Society NYC Chapter ;  Member , American Water Works Association (AWWA)  Warner has done engineering work for major entities, countries, cities, companies and regional– in the United States, Canada, India and China. Warner's experience includes technical consulting, embedded micro-controllers, LAN and WAN network design, wireless network design, complete 9-1-1 system design, QA/QC reviews, complex system design and budgeting, contract review, implementation and project management

Contact Information: 
Dr. Yun Ye, Email:
Dr. Frank Hsu, Email: 


The Hour of Code is here!  Volunteer here:

Members of IEEE-NY Computer Society are supporting Computer Science Week's Hour of Code event that runs from Dec. 4-10 each year in honor of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper's birthday on Dec. 9th. The goal of this event is to teach children coding skills using material provided by Hour of Code. 

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