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2018

Distinguished Lecture Speaker: Prof. Yike Guo

Big Data for Better Science
Founding Director of the Data Science Institute (DSI), Imperial College London, UK
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: 12th Floor Lounge, Corrigan Conference Center, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus
RSVP reccomended


FinTech Conference

The Fordham FinTech Network's 2nd Annual FinTech Conference gathers college and graduate school students, faculty and professionals across New York City to celebrate and learn more about the innovation and evolution of the converging financial technology industry.

Join us as we explore the future of the fintech industry on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

The event will take place at Fordham University – Lincoln Center (113 W 60th St. New York, NY 10024) in Pope Auditorium.

Topics to be discussed include emerging technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital payments, capital markets, and regulation.

Welcome Remarks by Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

Register here.


Applications of Behavior-based Authentication in the Business World

This talk will look at the applications of behavior-based authentication in the business world and how it has been affected by research. We’ll look at the field as a whole, and also at the vision for us at TwoSense, and demonstrate that this is a problem that is insoluble without the application of machine learning. We will then take a deeper look at the machine learning challenges that must be overcome, and a few novel solutions from our labs. We will then look at some of the lessons learned from deploying behavioral biometrics in the wild in product settings. From there, we will look at some research methodology issues that we’ve come across and conclude by proposing a few best practices for the behavioral biometrics community.
Speaker: Dawud Gordon, Ph.D., CEO & Co-Founder at TwoSense, NYC
Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Leon Lowenstein (LL) 305
View a description of the talk.


Blockchain Disruptor Conference, Skadden Conference Center at Fordham Law School (April 28-29)

Do you want to learn the basics of blockchain? Do you want to meet Fordham alumni who are leaders in the space? Do you want to hear from CEOs, COOs and CTOs of top blockchain companies from around the world?

The Blockchain Disruptor Conference is purposely scheduled on the weekend (April 28-29) so attendees do not have to face the trade-off of fulfilling work/school responsibilities and trying to learn about a technology that is going to change the world. Day 1 of the conference is "Blockchain for Beginners" and will break down all the jargon to help beginners grasp the language of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Topics includes: Why Bitcoin Matters (Beyond its Market Price) | Hashing 101 | What is Consensus and How Does It Work? | Cryptography & Security | Smart Contracts | Internet of Things (IoT) | Permissioned vs. Unpermissioned Blockchains | The Five Roles of Tokens/Cryptos in Blockchain | Investing in the Blockchain Space (Cryptos & Otherwise). There will be a reception on Saturday evening (the end of Day 1) that is open for any registered participant across Days 1 and 2.

Day 2 is "Blockchain for Disruptors" and will entail various industry-specific panel sessions:

  • How Blockchain is Juicing Energy Markets
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Efficiencies through Blockchain
  • How Blockchain is Changing Healthcare
  • Digital Marketing and Blockchain
  • Blockchain and the Financial System
  • Can Blockchain Save Content Creators (Publishing, Music, Film & Visual Arts)?
  • Value Creation and Appropriation in Identity and Privacy Markets
  • Blockchain for Humanitarian Efforts

Fordham CIS students may register for the conference at an 80% discount (only $40 per day):

Discount Code: CIS80
Expiry: April 29, 2018 (midnight)


The Fordham Computer Science Society Workshop

Join The Fordham Computer Science Society and Dennis Egan, a Fordham alum and data scientist at Alpha Vertex for an intro to machine learning workshop. Also an intern recruitment opportunity! 
WHEN: Thursday, April 19th
WHERE: JMH 404
TIME: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
RSVP


Women in Cybersecurity: A CAREERS SUMMIT

Employers are looking to fill jobs in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. It offers high salaries, career security, and promotion opportunities, and yet has a talent gap and a diversity gap, with women and minority groups underrepresented. Join us as industry executives and members of the FBI’s Cyber Branch hold a panel discussion on the leading role women can play in the cybersecurity field, with an emphasis on cyber careers in the FBI. View the flyer.
Date: MONDAY | APRIL 16, 2018
Time: 1 – 2:30 P.M.
Room: FLOM AUDITORIUM, WALSH FAMILY LIBRARY, ROSE HILL CAMPUS


Office of Career Services is hosting a STEM Career Fair on April 10 at Rose Hill, 2 - 4 p.m.

To view the list of employers attending, students can log into their Handshake accounts -> Click Events tab. A few that are attending include: NYU Langone, FBI, and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

What: STEM Career Fair
When: Tuesday April 10, 2 - 4 p.m.
Where: McGinley Ballroom
View the 2018 STEM Career Fair flyer.


Adversarial-Resilience Assurance for Mobile Security Systems

Wei Yang, Ph.D. candidate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date: Thursday March 15, 2018, Thursday, 1 -2 p.m.
Room: JMH 342
View a full description of the talk.


Exploring the Power of Source Reliability in Information Integration

Houping Xiao, Ph.D. candidate, SUNY Buffalo State
Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018, 1 -2 p.m.
Room: JMH342
View a full description of the talk.


Individual Differences in Deception and Deception Detection in Spoken Dialogue

Sarah Ita Levitan, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University
Date: Tuesday March 13, 2018, 2 - 3 p.m.
Room: LL601
View a full description of the talk.


Spring 2018 CIS Faculty Research Talk Series

Download the Spring 2018 Schedule and Description of All of the Talks.

Option Implied Volatility Prediction by Integrative Learning with Dr. Henry Han. 
Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018,
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Room: JMH342

Smartphone and Smartwatch-based Activity Recognition and Biometrics with Dr. Gary Weiss
Date: Wednesday April 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Room: JMH342


Spring 2018 CIS Distinguished Lecture Series 

Download the Spring 2018 Schedule


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 amorales42@fordham.edu or 212-636-6576.

2017

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
Directions: https://www.fordham.edu/maps_and_directions 

Abstract:
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. 

Biography:
Managing Principal, iOTA World Inc. http://www.iotaworld.net 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: yye@lagcc.cuny.edu
Dr. Frank Hsu, Email: hsu@cis.fordham.edu 


COMPUTER SCIENCE WEEK HOUR OF CODE, DEC. 4-10. 2017

The Hour of Code is here!  Volunteer here: https://hourofcode.com/us

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

Panelists:

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


1/26/17
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.

2016

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)

10/7/2016
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

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