Events

3.30.2015

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Online Information Session

Online

The Howe School MS BI&A program offers the most advanced curriculum available for leveraging quantitative methods and evidence-based decision making in support of business performance. The program also teaches the next generation of business analysts to be leaders in large, complex data management using a cross-disciplinary perspective. Both theoretical and applied, the BI&A program blends courses in databases, data warehousing, data mining, social networking and risk modeling.
 

Join us for an online information session to learn more about the Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate programs.   RSVP Today.  

If you have questions about the program please email Prof. Ted Stohr, Program Coordinator or Prof. Chris Asakiewicz, Program Director.

3.31.2015

10:00 am to 11:00 am

CS Department Seminar: Abdeslam Boularias (CMU) - Robot Learning: Algorithms and Applications

Lieb 319

Abstract:

Machine learning provides powerful tools for solving problems in robotics that, due to their complexity, cannot be addressed solely by engineering. Object recognition is a prime example of a robot vision problem that can hardly be solved without any learning. Grasping and manipulating unknown objects is another type of a robotic task that is difficult to solve by hand-coding. Robotics also provides researchers in machine learning with interesting new challenges. For instance, the field of reinforcement learning has been deeply shaped by problems that typically arise in robotics, such as partial observability. Another example is learning by demonstration, which is a particular type of supervised learning that is specific to robotics.

The research area at the intersection of machine learning and robotics is known as robot learning. The question driving research in this area is: How can a robot learn from experience to perform complex tasks? My talk will focus on problems in machine learning that originate from robotics. In particular, I will present challenging problems related to reinforcement learning and to learning by demonstration. I will show how these problems can be efficiently solved by formulating them as optimization ones, derived from high principles such as entropy minimization. I will also show how the proposed algorithms were applied in robotics.


Biography:

Abdeslam Boularias is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center in Pittsburgh. He works on machine learning for sequential decision-making, and on robot learning in particular. Abdeslam received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer engineering in 2004 from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique (Algeria). He received a Master's degree in computer science from Paris-Sud University (France) in 2005, and a Ph.D. degree from Laval University (Canada) in 2010. During his studies at Paris-Sud, Abdeslam was a research assistant with the INRIA Saclay Institute, where he developed tools for assessing fault tolerance in Grid Computing. During his Ph.D., he proposed several novel algorithms for reinforcement learning and planning in partially observable environments. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University in May 2013, Abdeslam was a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tuebingen (Germany) from August 2010 to April 2013, where he worked in the Empirical Inference department with Jan Peters and Bernhard Schoelkopf.


For additional information please contact:
Assistant Professor
Lieb 215
Phone: +1 201.216.5611
E-mail: mordohai@cs.stevens.edu

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Calling All Candidates: Introduction to Phone & On-Site Interviews

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

The purpose of this workshop is to help students communicate their skills and interests to potential employers. Different types of interviews and how to answer popular interview questions will be presented. Learn what to bring and what prospective employers are looking for during an interview. 

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

The Axial Age Between Myth and Promise: Fourth Colloquium on Constructions of the Political

Peirce 308

ABSTRACT
Karl Jaspers´ notion of an “axial age” has again recently been brought into focus by various humanistic disciplines, namely by the renowned sociologist of religion Robert Bellah. The axial age is the time between the 8th and 2nd century B.C. when major intellectual and spiritual transformations happen in regions as separate as Greece, Persia, India, and China. The axial age sees the rise of Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, the first forms of monotheistic religion founded by Zoroaster and the Jewish prophets, and finally Greek philosophy. What unites these philosophies and religions seems to be the vision of a higher world, combined with ideas of social criticism and utopias. The notion has been criticized, however, for being too vague and for downplaying the differences between cultures and traditions. What does the concept mean in a world that seems to be torn between the growth of securalism and the loss of any binding force of religion, and religiously inspired fanaticism and war? Can it still hold promise today?

Keynote Speaker:

Matthias Bormuth, University of Oldenburg
“The Ambivalence of Prophetic Thinking. Karl Jaspers and Robert Bellah”

Contributions:
John Horgan, Stevens Institute of Technology
“The Singularity: a Cult for Nerds?”

Michael Steinmann, Stevens Institute of Technology
“Is Secular Transcendence Possible?”

BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Matthias Bormuth is Heisenberg-Professor for Comparative Intellectual History at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. He taught European Intellectual History at Columbia University (2011) and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2009/10). Books in English are: Life-Conduct in Modern Times. Karl Jaspers and Psychoanalysis (Springer 2006) and “Truth is what connects us”. Philosophy, Art und Illnes in the Works of Karl Jaspers (edited volume, Hauschild 2008).

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

US Navy Information Session

Skyline, 4th Fl. Howe

Pursue an exciting and demanding career as a commissioned officer aboard a nuclear powered surface ship or submarine and become part of history. The Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) Program offers intelligent, goal-driven individuals the opportunity to become part of the elite team of Nuclear Trained Naval Officers. Whether destined to become a member of the Nuclear Trained, Surface Warfare community or a Submarine Officer, all Nuclear Trained Officers receive top-notch training, which will prove to be both challenging and rewarding at the same time.

While the majority of a Nuclear Trained Officer's time during the first tour of duty is spent learning and overseeing the operations of a nuclear propulsion plant, this is only a foundation on which much higher levels of responsibility are built. After mastering the engineering spaces and the theories behind nuclear power, junior officers learn more about communications, navigation, armament capabilities, and the tactical employment of the platform. Throughout their qualifications, always striving to gain sufficient knowledge and trust to be able to drive the ship, and ultimately earn the right to wear the warfare insignia of a Surface Warfare Officer or the coveted gold dolphins of a Submarine Officer.

Impact on the future.

Nuclear Trained Officers gain valuable life-long experiences, training, and sense of responsibility. Throughout their time onboard a ship, they are put in charge of a division and are responsible for ensuring that the people in the division, as well as the equipment, run smoothly and that all required tasks are completed on time to ensure that the ship is mission ready as scheduled. These responsibilities provide unique experiences for a young junior officer in leadership, managing people, and managing time. Both of these qualities will be beneficial in either a career in the Navy or in the civilian sector. In addition, the amount of responsibility levied on the shoulders of even the most junior officer on board well exceeds that of most peers entering the civilian sector. Just consider, as a twenty two-year-old, the Captain and the other officers onboard are asleep, and you make the announcement in the control room that you have assumed the watch, signifying that you are in charge of a $1.5 billion warship.

US Citizens Only
 

4.1.2015

9:30 am to 10:30 am

SSE Seminar: Kanshukan Rajaratnam "Regulatory Capital Decisions in the context of Consumer Loan Portfolios"

Babbio 204

SSE Seminar Series
Regulatory Capital Decisions in the context of Consumer Loan Portfolios
BY Kanshukan Rajaratnam
Associate Professor of Finance at University of Cape Town


ABSTRACT: A topic of interest in recent literature is regulatory capital requirements for consumer loan portfolios. Banks are required to hold regulatory capital for unexpected losses, while expected losses are to be covered by either provisions or future income. In this paper, we show the set of efficient operating points in the market-share and profit space for a portfolio manager operating under Basel II capital requirement and under capital constraints are a union of single-cutoff score and double-cutoff score operating points. For a portfolio manager increasing market-share beyond the maximum allowable under a single-cutoff score policy (e.g., with binding capital constraints), is required to grant loans to high risk applicants. We show this results in greater portfolio risk but without an increase in regulatory capital requirement amount. The increase in forecasted losses is assumed to be absorbed by provisions or future margin income. Given portfolio managers take on higher risk under the same regulatory capital amount, our findings call on greater focus on provision amounts and future margin income under the supervisory review pillar of Basel II.

BIOGRAPHY: Kanshukan Rajaratnam is an Associate Professor of Finance at University of Cape Town, where he has been since 2011. He also currently serves as the Commerce School’s Strategic Projects Manager. In addition, he teaches on the UCT-Wharton Housing Finance Programme. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Natal in 1998, and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering (specializing in Operations Research) from National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia, where he was awarded the Louis T. Rader award for Outstanding Graduate student for his efforts. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a Risk Analyst at the Capital One/Nedbank Joint Venture in Richmond, Virginia and in South Africa. His main responsibility was analysing risk and building profitability models for the American Express Credit and Charge cards portfolio. His primary research focus is decision making in consumer lending. 

10:00 am to 11:00 am

CS Department Seminar: Pat Langley (Univ. Of Auckland, CMU) - Computational Discovery of Scientific Models: Guiding Search with Knowledge and Data

Burchard 430

ABSTRACT

Scientific discovery has long been viewed as a uniquely human creative activity, but it has been shown repeatedly that digital computers can reproduce many facets of this process. In this talk, I review my own efforts on developing computational systems that discover scientific knowledge. The general framework posits that discovery involves search through a space of hypotheses, laws, or models, and that this search is guided both by domain knowledge and by regularities in data. I focus on one paradigm - inductive process modeling - that encodes models as sets of processes incorporating algebraic and differential equations, induces these models from observational data, and uses background knowledge to aid in their construction. I illustrate the operation of implemented systems on data sets from ecology and environmental science, showing that they produce accurate and interpretable models.  I also report an improved framework that, adopting a few simplifying assumptions, reliably produces more accurate models and scales far better to complex tasks. In closing, I discuss challenges for research on computational scientific discovery and its role in the emerging paradigm of discovery informatics, which uses computational methods to understand and support the scientific enterprise.

This talk describes joint work with Kevin Arrigo, Adam Arvay, Stuart Borrett, Will Bridewell, Ljupco Todorovski, and others. Papers are available at http://www.isle.org/process/.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Pat Langley serves as Professor of Computer Science at the University of Auckland and as a Distinguished Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University. He has contributed to artificial intelligence and cognitive science for 35 years, he was founding Executive Editor of Machine Learning, and he is currently Editor for Advances in Cognitive Systems. His current research focuses on induction of explanatory scientific models and on architectures for interactive intelligent agents.


For additional information please contact:
David Naumann
Professor
Lieb 301
Phone: 201-214-5608
dnaumann@stevens.edu

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Image Searching and Citation

Library 204

A research paper, presentation or poster looks extra special with nice graphics and photos. Luckily, the Internet has a plethora of images to save and use. But beware, visual media like words, carry copyright protections, sometimes specific instructions on use, and need to be cited. This workshop will introduce you to tools to find images on the Internet that are safe to use and how to cite them in your research.

If you would like more info about this session, email Rommel Espinel, Web Services Librarian respinel<at>stevens.edu

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

CAL Lecture: Nicholas O’Brien, "Research as Game Engine"

Morton 324

ABSTRACT
In this lecture Nicholas O'Brien will discuss his visual, literary, and curatorial work as components of a metaphorical game engine that fuels his research based art practice. Combining technical knowledge and playful language, O'Brien will locate his work within a contemporary media art discourse that is grounded in art history and the humanities. Themes will include architecture, game development, virtual community, critical theory, the natural versus the technological, Silicon Valley rhetoric, and contemporary digital culture.

BIOGRAPHY
Nicholas O’Brien is a net-based artist, curator, and writer. His work has exhibited in Mexico City, Berlin, London, Dublin, Italy, Prague, as well as throughout the US. He has been the recipient of a Turbulence Commission funded by the NEA and has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, 319 Scholes, and Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology. As a contributor to Rhizome at the New Museum, SFAQ, and Bad at Sports, he has been recently recognized as a leading voice within contemporary art by Art F City, PULSE art fair, and Art.sy. His work has also appeared or featured in ARTINFO, The Brooklyn Rail, DIS magazine, Frieze d/e, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. Recently he has completed a video essay for BOMB magazine, an online commission for Essex Flowers, and published an interactive narrative for NewHive.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Career Development Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for undergraduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

ECE seminar series: Significant Gains in Coverage and Downlink Capacity from Optimal Antenna Down Tilt for Closely-spaced Cells in Wireless Networks

McLean-119

Significant Gains in Coverage and Downlink Capacity from Optimal Antenna Down Tilt for Closely-spaced Cells in Wireless Networks

BY Dr. Asif D. Gandhi

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Wireless Business Unit

 

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on the impact of antenna down tilt for closely placed cells. The results show the need for small to no down tilt in coverage-limited scenarios, otherwise (for the case of close placement of cells), down tilt improves performance significantly. The most important conclusion of this study is that there is a large gain in downlink coverage and capacity due to down-tilting to the correct range of values; in fact, without the correct down tilt, all the gain in coverage due to the close placement of cells is lost. The simulations demonstrate that all in-building penetration advantage (up to 40 dB for the examples simulated in this paper) and up to 60% of the capacity can be lost if the tilts are off by 4° to 5° from the optimal for closely placed cells. In-building coverage is one of the challenges for current cellular systems, and it is shown that the same range of down tilt is optimal whether the users are in-building or on-street; hence the concern that down tilt will reduce in-building coverage is demonstrated as in-accurate for closely placed cells.

Another question that this paper addresses is: Are the down tilts which have been optimized for 3G systems also optimal for the 4G system? It is shown that the tilts that are optimal for 3G and voice systems are very good (if not optimal, at least near optimal) for the 4G LTE system. The simulations show that optimal down tilts can substantially reduce the number of basestations (and hence capital investment) needed from the point of view of capacity. Given the capacity constraints in 4G LTE systems, the study suggests that antenna design and down tilts must receive much more than nominal focus for urban areas.

BIOGRAPHY

ASIF D. GANDHI is a distinguished member of technical staff in Alcatel-Lucent's Wireless Business Unit. His current focus is on CDMA/EVDO and OFDMA technologies, and he has been the customer technical prime for a Tier 1 customer since the last 2 years. He has led several cross-functional teams to solve complex technical problems in CDMA systems. He specialized expertise is in the area of RF performance, capacity, and coverage of wireless systems. He holds more than 15 U.S. patents and has several other patents pending, all in the area of wireless technologies. Several of these innovations have found their way into Alcatel-Lucent CDMA and UMTS products. Dr. Gandhi has published several journal and conference papers and numerous technical memorandums on the above topics, and is the author of a chapter in the book, “Handbook of CDMA System Design, Engineering and Optimization.” He received his bachelor of technology (B. Tech.) degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Provost's Lecture Series on Women in Leadership

Babbio 122

The Provost’s Lecture Series on Women in Leadership is designed to showcase the achievements of prominent and successful women and to motivate the next generation of leaders. It provides an opportunity for women to share their individual experiences and to analyze the unique strengths, challenges and opportunities they face. The women selected for this series are true visionaries from which we can all learn.

The journey to founding start-up Saladax Biomedical was no linear path for Adrienne Choma. After obtaining her J.D. from NYU, Ms. Choma started her career at a traditional pharmaceutical corporation. Ms. Choma thrived in the pharmaceutical industry and held a variety of senior leadership positions at three corporations throughout the course of her career. At each turn along the way, Ms. Choma gained key insights into what it takes to succeed in corporate America while also gaining a depth of knowledge of the inner workings of the pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Choma shares this journey with us, exploring each of the formative drivers in the process of her career as she discovered her own characteristics in becoming an entrepreneur and founder of Saladax Biomedical.

Join Ms. Choma on April 1 as she shares her experience as a guide for what awaits each of us along our own entrepreneurial journeys.

Start your journey at the Provost's Lecture Series, registration required.

Attendance for this event is open to all Stevens faculty, students, staff and invited guests.

For more information and to register, visit:
www.stevens.edu/provost/lecture

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4.2.2015

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Lean Start-Up

BC 310

Howe School Research Colloquium

Transformational and disruptive innovation implementation lessons and best practices learned from over 30 large companies.

Peter Koen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Howe School of Technology Management

ABSTRACT 
Large companies are innovative along the sustaining trajectory, but fail in the development of transformational and disruptive innovation. Two of the reasons for this failure are that transformational and disruptive innovations require a new business model and lack a unifying development process comparable to stage gate. The lean start-up process represents a new paradigm which allows companies to dramatically shorten the time needed to 1) create transformational and disruptive innovation: 2) pivot to a new business model or 3) stop the project. However, most of the published examples are from small start-ups. Large companies, based on implementation experiences from over 30 large companies, typically make the following mistakes: 1) incorrect problem definition; 2) confuse solution attributes and the solution; 3) use the Osterwalder canvas rather than the FEI canvas; 4) focus on the wrong customers; and 5) fail to embrace early prototyping. Anectodial best practices to avoid these implementation mistakes will be presented. Though the research challenge is to determine best practices from an evidenced base approach.

 

4.7.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Advanced Interviewing

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Practice how to answer behavioral-based interviewing questions that focuses on job-related experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Online Information Session

Online

The Howe School MS BI&A program offers the most advanced curriculum available for leveraging quantitative methods and evidence-based decision making in support of business performance. The program also teaches the next generation of business analysts to be leaders in large, complex data management using a cross-disciplinary perspective. Both theoretical and applied, the BI&A program blends courses in databases, data warehousing, data mining, social networking and risk modeling.
 

Join us for an online information session to learn more about the Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate programs.   RSVP Today.  

If you have questions about the program please email Prof. Ted Stohr, Program Coordinator or Prof. Chris Asakiewicz, Program Director.

 

 

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Credit Suisse Networking Event

Fielding, 3rd Fl. Howe

As one of the world’s leading financial services providers, we are committed to delivering our combined financial experience and expertise to corporate, institutional and government clients, ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals worldwide, as well as affluent and retail clients in Switzerland.

Meet with Credit Suisse representatives to learn about their 2016 Summer Internship Program. This event is ONLY for Freshmen and Sophomore undergraduates.

4.8.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Joint Humanities Forum / Onassis Foundation Event: Golfo Maggini, "Heideggerian Insights Into Contemporary Technoscience: The Presence of Aristotelian Technē"

Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Heideggerian Insights Into Contemporary Technoscience: The Presence of Aristotelian Technē
By Golfo Maggini (Associate Professor, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, University of Ioannina)

ABSTRACT
Phenomenology has often been presented as a philosophy of praxis, which can trigger a questioning on today’s complex technological reality. In this lecture, Golfo Maggini will try to raise the question of technoscience within Heidegger’s phenomenology of technics in the light of recent theories of technoscience. To this aim she will elaborate on the interpretive approaches of Don Ihde, Gilbert Hottois, Dominique Janicaud, Albert Borgmann, Andrew Feenberg, and Iain Thompson. The focus of her investigation will be Heidegger’s recently published lecture courses such as Contributions to Philosophy: Of the Event [GA 65], Mindfulness [GA 66], The Event [GA 71], and Bremen and Freiburg Lectures [GA 79], where Aristotle’s productionist metaphysics plays a key role.

BIOGRAPHY
Golfo Maggini is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Ioannina, Greece. She graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Psychology, and Pedagogy of the University of Athens in 1991. She pursued her postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral studies at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, University of Paris XII-Val de Marne and the State University of New York at Stony Brook respectively. She is the author of two books on contemporary philosophy: Habermas and the Neoaristotelians: Ethics of Discourse in Jürgen Habermas and the Challenge of Neoaristotelianism (Athens, 2006) and Towards a Hermeneutics of the Technological World: From Heidegger to Contemporary Technoscience (Athens, 2010). She has also published various papers in international philosophical journals such as Nietzsche Studien, Revue Philosophique de Louvain, Philosophiques, Dialogue, Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, and Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology. Her main research interest is in phenomenology, hermeneutics, theory of modernity, and in the phenomenology reception of Greek philosophy.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! Position Yourself for Future Success

Burchard 118

Learn how to obtain an internship and make the most of your experience from successful seniors who have exceled in their professional internships. Come prepared to ask questions!

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Literature Reviews and Annotated Bibliographies

Library 204

Part of the Scholarly Communication Series:

This session will discuss how to assemble a comprehensive collection of pertinent references and how to turn those references into a clear narrative showing why your work is unique and important. Location: Library Training Room 204. For more info about this session, contact Vicky Ludas Orlofsky.

 

Above picture has been borrowed and modified (grey scaled) from Flickr author Erunion, here

All Day

Construction Management: State of the Program Event

Babbio 122 and Atrium

Stevens Institute of Technology - Schaefer School of Engineering
 

Date: April 8, 2015

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Place: Babbio Center Room 122 and Atrium

 
 

Learn About:

  Program updates

  New certificates

  New opportunities for professional networking, job shadowing, and internships

We will also introduce the new faculty and board members, recognize our 2014-2015 graduates and present an award to our first "Alumni of the Year."

Join us for this great opportunity to welcome our new students!

 
 

Network reception to follow immediately after the
program with heavy hors d'oeuvres

 

4.9.2015

10:00 am to 11:00 am

SSE Seminar: Zhenyu Cui "Stochastic Models in Financial Engineering"

Babbio 320

SSE Seminar Series
Stochastic Models in Financial Engineering

BY Zhenyu Cui
Assistant Professor - Department of Mathematics
Brooklyn College of City University of New York

ABSTRACT: In this talk, I shall give an overview of my previous and current research and publications in stochastic models and their applications in financial engineering. First, I shall introduce the stochastic volatility model based on time-homogeneous diffusions and discuss the deterministic criteria for the martingale property of the underlying, and the pricing of volatility derivatives (variance swap, timer option). Then I shall talk about my current research on flexible premium variable annuities(FPVA), which are popular investment products for retirement planning. A fast and accurate analytical approximation is developed for pricing FPVAs by drawing on its connection to Asian options. The study can help providers of FPVA estimate the magnitude of underpricing when offering these products. 

BIOGRAPHY: Zhenyu Cui is currently an assistant professor at department of mathematics, Brooklyn College of City University of New York since August 2013. He graduated with a Ph.D. In Statistics under the supervision of Carole Bernard and Don McLeish from the University of Waterloo in July 2013. During his graduate study, he was awarded the Bank of Montreal Capital Markets Advanced Research Scholarship. He has published his research in Mathematical Finance, Journal of Economic Theory, Finance and Stochastics, Journal of Computational Finance, etc. His research proposals “Impact of flexible periodic premiums on variable annuity guarantees”(Co-PIs: C. Bernard, S. Vanduffel) and “Modeling and risk management of variable annuities with VIX-linked fee structure”(Co PIs: R. Feng, A. MacKay) have been funded through the 2014-2015 and the 2015-2016 Society of Actuaries Individual Grant Competition. 

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Careers in the Water Industry

P113

On behalf of the NJ chapter of the American Water Works Association, Frank Biank of Jacobs Engineering and a diverse group of engineering professionals will provide information on careers in the Water Industry.  This presentation provides an opportunity to meet with water industry professionals and learn how you can access employment.    

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

FE SEMINAR: Agostino Capponi "Price Contagion through Balance Sheet Linkages"

Babbio 122

Finanancial Engineering Seminar Series

Price Contagion through Balance Sheet Linkages
BY: Agostino Capponi, Assistant Professor, Columbia University              

ABSTRACT:  We study price linkages between assets held by financial institutions that are required to maintain fixed capital requirements over time. We consider a market consisting of a banking and nonbanking sector. Firms in the banking sector actively manage their leverage ratios to conform with pre-specified target levels. Our analysis suggests that regulatory policies aimed at stabilizing the system by imposing capital constraints on banks may have unintended consequences: banks’ deleveraging activities may amplify asse return shocks and lead to large fluctuations in realized returns. The same mechanism can cause spill-over effects, where assets held by leverage targeting banks can experience hikes or drops caused by shocks to otherwise unrelated assets held by the sam banks.  Such fire-sale externalities are produced if leverage targeting banks become too large relative to the nonbanking sector, as measured by elasticity-weighted assets. 

We show that these effects can be mitigated by encouraging banks to implement asset allocation strategies with higher exposure to liquid, rather than illiquid, assets.

BIO:

Agostino Capponi received his Master and Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, respectively in 2006 and 2009. He is currently an assistant professor in the IEOR Department at Columbia University, where he is also a member of the Data Science Institute.  His main research interests are in the area of financial engineering with main focus on counterparty risk, systemic risk, and dynamic credit portfolio optimization. The outcome of his research contributes to a better understanding of risk management practices, along with their systemic implications, and to assess the impact of regulations aiming at stabilizing financial markets  His research has been published in top-tier academic journals of financial engineering, control, and signal processing, including Mathematical Finance, Finance and Stochastics, SIAM Journal of Financial Mathematics, and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.  His work has also been published in leading practitioner journals, such as Risk and Creditflux, and in invited book chapters.

All Day

Master of Science in Technology Management Open House

Hyatt Morristown Hotel

Are you looking for the competitive edge that can take your career at the intersection of technology and business to the next level? Please join the Program Director for an Open House at the Hyatt Morristown Hotel, Morristown, NJ to learn more about the MSTM program and its extension to the EMBA degree.

Please click here to register for your event.

For additional information and directions, please visit the program web page

 

4.10.2015

All Day

I&E Summer Scholars Program Student Proposal Submission

Submit Applications Online

Submission starts: March 9th, 2015

Submission ends: April 10th, 2015 5:00 PM

Submit here: Online Submission Form-2015 (Availaible from March 9th, 2015)

I&E Summer Scholars Program Overview:
Undergraduate summer entrepreneur and research opportunity in innovative design, research and/or business projects for a period of ten weeks.
Students receive a maximum stipend of $3500. Students are expected to conduct 35 hours of research work per week.
Students can apply for on-campus housing assistance for those living 25 miles away from Stevens, up to $2600 limit.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students are expected to conduct the research on-campus, on a full time basis under the direct supervision of a faculty or research staff member from Stevens.
  • The minimum accepted overall cumulative GPA is 3.0 as of the Fall Semester 2014.
  • Students must be full time Stevens undergraduates who will be registered as undergraduates for the Fall Semester 2015.
  • Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged, but there must be a primary faculty advisor.
  • Projects that continue into the school year are encouraged. (Continued funding from the program will be by application only).
  • Students are expected to work on their Stevens project full time, with no other employment or academic work, classes are not allowed to be taken.
  • Stevens Scholars are not eligible to receive funding from the I&E Program, however, can collaborate on I&E Projects.

I&E Summer Scholar Program Information:

VIEW THE 2014 I&E SUMMER VIDEOS

 

 

For more information: click I&E Summer Scholars Program

4.11.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! Presenting the Best of You

Burchard 118

Develop and effectively market your brand to employers. Participate in an interactive presentation on creating your own website, portfolio and optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Learn about the impact of your online presence has on your job search.

 

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

4.13.2015

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Online Information Session

Online

The Howe School MS BI&A program offers the most advanced curriculum available for leveraging quantitative methods and evidence-based decision making in support of business performance. The program also teaches the next generation of business analysts to be leaders in large, complex data management using a cross-disciplinary perspective. Both theoretical and applied, the BI&A program blends courses in databases, data warehousing, data mining, social networking and risk modeling.
 

Join us for an online information session to learn more about the Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate programs.   RSVP Today.  

If you have questions about the program please email Prof. Ted Stohr, Program Coordinator or Prof. Chris Asakiewicz, Program Director.

 

 

 

 

4.14.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: You got the job!...Now What?

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Your on-the-job actions are critical for success, and a key indicator of your promotion potential.  Graduate students who had summer internships will teach you what to expect – and what is expected of you – as a new hire and how to be a standout performer in the workplace.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

4.15.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Humanities Forum: Deborah Sinnreich-Levi, “Translation Cruces in Miroir de mariage”

Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Humanities Forum: Deborah Sinnreich-Levi, “Translation Cruces in Miroir de mariage

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What's Your Impact: Citation Tracking

Library 204

Part of the Scholarly Communication Series:

Your impact as a scholar is partly reflected in the effect your work has on others, as observed through citations. This session will discuss the traditional methods to track how others are citing you through databases as well as "altmetrics," which measure impact in social media. Location: Library Training Room 204.

4.16.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Career Development Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for undergraduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

FE SEMINAR: Aysu Secmen "Currency Investing: A Risk Premium Approach"

Babbio 122

Finanancial Engineering Seminar Series
Currency Investing: A Risk Premium Approach

BY: Aysu Secmen, Assistant Professor, Columbia University

ABSTRACT:  The asset allocation decision is one of the key decisions an investor has to make. In this presentation, we review the traditional asset allocation paradigm, where equity market risk overwhelmingly dominates in terms of contribution to portfolio risk. We then move on to describe an increasingly relevant paradigm for asset allocation, centered around the concept of risk premia. Finally, we focus our attention on the risk premium approach to currency investing and the ability of currencies to bring diversification to traditional portfolios. We present an extended back-test of currency risk premia, supporting the case for FX strategies as an independent source of robust long-term returns.

BIO: Aysu Secmen is a former director and North America head for the Citi Investment Strategies in the Multi-Asset Group. She was previously the global head of Quantitative Investor Solutions team in Citi Foreign Exchange, focusing specifically on the design of rule-based strategies in the FX space. Aysu joined Citigroup from Cooper-Neff Advisors/BNP Paribas, where she was a member of the quantitative equity research team. Prior to that, she worked at Koch Capital Markets in Houston, where she led the quantitative currency team. Aysu holds a BS in mathematics from Bogazici University and a PhD in mathematics from Texas A&M University. 

4.21.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Graduate Career Development Orientation

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, Career Development's online job listing and campus recruiting system. Your step-by-step guide to conducting a successful job/internship search through the Office of Career Development. 

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Online Information Session

Online

The Howe School MS BI&A program offers the most advanced curriculum available for leveraging quantitative methods and evidence-based decision making in support of business performance. The program also teaches the next generation of business analysts to be leaders in large, complex data management using a cross-disciplinary perspective. Both theoretical and applied, the BI&A program blends courses in databases, data warehousing, data mining, social networking and risk modeling.
 

Join us for an online information session to learn more about the Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate programs.   RSVP Today.  

If you have questions about the program please email Prof. Ted Stohr, Program Coordinator or Prof. Chris Asakiewicz, Program Director.

 

 

 

4.22.2015

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Career Development Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for undergraduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Heath Lecture Series with Dr. Paul Bracken, Professor Yale University

Babbio 122

Spring 2015 Event

Silicon Valley and the Pentagon:  Disruptive Innovation and National Security

Dr. Paul Bracken, Ph.D. Professor of Management and Political Science Yale University

The digital revolution has transformed one business after another. Dr. Bracken will describe how the digital revolution is disrupting the Pentagon as well. Much more than cyber-attacks, Paul Bracken will illustrate how the digital revolution is transforming the military services, the intelligence community, and the Pentagon's whole conception of strategy.

Visit Heath Lecture Series site for more information

4.27.2015

All Day

Register: Volunteer for Innovation Expo 2015

Register online

Whoo hoo!
Be an Innovation Expo volunteer today! 


Volunteers should be outgoing and friendly and know their way around campus!  
They will be ambassadors for all the guests and alumni on campus for the Innovation Expo on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

Volunteers will get $50 Amazon Gift Card & T-Shirt to wear for the event. 

 

Student must be available for:
Info Session:        Monday, April 27, 2015 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Innovation Expo:  Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:30 - 4:30 pm  

 

Register here to volunteer.

Learn more about the expo here: www.stevens.edu/expo

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Online Information Session

Online

The Howe School MS BI&A program offers the most advanced curriculum available for leveraging quantitative methods and evidence-based decision making in support of business performance. The program also teaches the next generation of business analysts to be leaders in large, complex data management using a cross-disciplinary perspective. Both theoretical and applied, the BI&A program blends courses in databases, data warehousing, data mining, social networking and risk modeling.
 

Join us for an online information session to learn more about the Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate programs.   RSVP Today.  

If you have questions about the program please email Prof. Ted Stohr, Program Coordinator or Prof. Chris Asakiewicz, Program Director.

 

 

 

 

4.28.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Career Development Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for undergraduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

4.29.2015

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Innovation Expo

DeBaun Auditorium & Canavan Arena

The Stevens Innovation Expo, being held on April 29, 2015, is our annual showcase of Stevens faculty and student research and innovation. The day-long program features lectures on current research from faculty and invited industry leaders advancing innovation; student pitch and project plan competitions, which confer invaluable experience about the startup process to teams of graduating seniors; and an afternoon exhibition of Senior Design Projects, the capstone of the Stevens undergraduate experience.

Learn more about the expo:  www.stevens.edu/expo

If you are interested in partnering with Stevens or sponsoring the expo please contact Sandra Furnbach, Event Manager:  sandra.furnbach@stevens.edu  or 201.216.8186

4.30.2015

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Deans' Seminar Series: Dr. Naomi Oreskes - Merchants of Doubt: The Scientists Behind Denial of Global Warming and Other Perils

Babbio 122, Stevens Institute of Technology

ABSTRACT: Naomi Oreskes will discuss her blockbuster book Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, which documents how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, has misled the public on the dangers of tobacco, acid rain, the ozone hole, DDT and global warming. The book, co-authored with Erik Conway, has inspired a major documentary from Sony Pictures. Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore said that "anyone concerned about the state of democracy in America should read this book.”

BIOGRAPHY: Naomi Oreskes is a professor of the History of Science and an affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. She received her PhD at Stanford in 1990 in the Graduate Special Program in Geological Research and History of Science. In her 2004 paper published in Science, "Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change,” Oreskes analyzed nearly 1,000 scientific journals to directly assess the magnitude of scientific consensus around anthropogenic climate change. The paper was famously cited by Al Gore in his film An Inconvenient Truth and led Oreskes to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Oreskes is the co-author of the 2014 book The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, which looks back at the present from the year 2093.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Science Writings and the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Master of Science in Technology Management Open House

Hilton Woodbridge Hotel

Are you looking for the competitive edge that can take your career at the intersection of technology and business to the next level? Please join the Program Director for an Open House at the Hilton Woodbridge Hotel, NJ to learn more about the MSTM program and its extension to the EMBA degree.

Please click here to register for your event.

For additional information and directions, please visit the program web page

 

5.5.2015

11:30 am to 4:15 pm

The Challenges and Rewards of Operating at High Velocity

Murray Hill, NJ

Howe School Alliance for Technology Management Roundtable

Operating at faster speed – ‘higher velocity’ – is often associated with organizational success. Yet organizations “slow down,” for a number of reasons. As Steven Spear proclaimed in The High Velocity Edge, highly successful organizations in a wide variety of fields can be distinguished from less successful ones in terms of the speed at which they “create and deploy useful knowledge.” Attempts to increase velocity, however, have also been associated with taking unnecessary risks, and often require difficult cultural and systemic changes.

If you would like more information please email Sharen Glennon

5.6.2015

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

CCSE SEMINAR - Scott Rickard "High-Impact Innovation: Reflections on creating the CASL, running a hedge fund, composing the world’s ugliest music, solving crimes for the FBI & working for the world’s most innovative company"

Babbio 541 / Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Center for Complex Systems & Enterprises
Distinguished Lecture Series

High-Impact Innovation: Reflections on creating the CASL, running a hedge fund, composing the world’s ugliest music, solving crimes for the FBI & working for the world’s most innovative company

BY Scott Rickard
Vice President, Data Science - Salesforce

ABSTRACT: The interesting stuff happens at the edges, where different disciplines overlap. In my experience, often the most interesting solutions are found by people working in areas considered to be slightly (or wholly) outside their supposed area of expertise. In this talk, I will tell a number of stories from my past about multi-disciplinary research success and failure. Some of these stories may even be true.


Bio: Scott Rickard is VP for Data Science at Salesforce. Prior to joining Salesforce, he served as CEO of Probability Dynamics, a hedge fund run out of Dublin's IFSC. For many years he was an Associate Professor in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Communications Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD) where he was the Founding Director of UCD's Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory (the CASL). Prior to UCD, he worked for a decade with Siemens Corporate Research applying machine learning to industrial research problems, including developing a source separation tool used by the FBI. He is also the co-founder of ScienceWithMe!, an educational website dedicated to presenting scientific concepts in engaging ways for children. He has a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Computer Science, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., and MA and PhD degrees in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University. His research interests include multidisciplinary research, big data science, computational and mathematical finance, sparse signal processing, time-frequency/scale analysis, blind source localization and separation, simulation and extreme events in human society, multiuser frequency-hop communication systems, Costas arrays, ugly music, and science/mathematics outreach.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

CCSE SEMINAR - Scott Rickard

Babbio 541

The Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises (CCSE) focuses its research on four key domains – Healthcare Delivery, Financial Systems, Sustainable Energy, and National Security – from the lens of Complex Systems and Enterprises.
www.stevens.edu/ccse

5.7.2015

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Graduate Admissions Wine and Cheese Faculty Networking Event

Babbio Center

If you are interested in pursuing your graduate studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, we invite you to join our faculty and leadership at the Hoboken Campus, only a 10-minute ferry or commuter train ride from Midtown Manhattan. Tour the University's tranquil campus, which overlooks the Hudson River with breathtaking views of one of the most influential cities in the world. Attend a Wine and Cheese Faculty Networking Event to learn how a high-impact, applied graduate degree from Stevens will give you a competitive advantage.

 

Please click here to RSVP for the event.

 

If you have any additional questions, please email the Office of Graduate Admissions.

 

 

 

6.16.2015

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

HIGH-VELOCITY ORGANIZATIONS

Babbi 122 & Atrium

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 16, 2015

24th annual conference of the Howe School Alliance for Technology Management

 

The need for speed in business is sometimes overlooked in examining how and why companies succeed in today’s competitive landscape — because while it can be a catalyst for rapid decision making and innovation, it does not come without controversy. 

 

On June 16, the Howe School Alliance for Technology Management’s annual conference will put speed on everyone’s radar, and we’re looking for your help. 

 

The annual conference will feature experts, academic researchers and thoughtful practitioners discussing the impact of velocity and agility on innovation and business success from multiple perspectives. This will be a high-value learning opportunity for members of the Alliance, the Stevens community, business leaders and researchers. Please consider attending, sharing your expertise in this area or passing this notice on to colleagues in industry.

 

To attend or get involved in the HSATM conference, please email Larry Gastwirt or Trish Gorman

6.17.2015

8:15 am to 4:00 pm

The 3rd Conference on Bacteria-Material Interactions

Stevens Institute of Technology

June 17-18, 2015

Join us at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus from June 17-18, 2015 for the 3rd Stevens Conference on Bacteria-Material Interactions. The topic of bacteria-material interactions, and its sister field of infection-resisting biomaterials, continues to grow in terms of its clinical importance, the richness of the scientific problems it presents, and the extent to which people are studying it throughout the world.  This conference gathers a highly interdisciplinary group of scientists, engineers, and clinicians for a focused two-day event.

10.7.2015

12.5.2015

All Day

Ninth Annual High School Ethics Bowl

Stevens Institute of Technology

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ETHICS BOWL ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015.

This half-day event introduces participants to careful thinking about ethical issues posed by our modern society. Teams of high school students compete as they answer questions about ethical issues raised by contemporary science and technology. Schools from all over New Jersey and New York regularly join us for this event. 
 

12.12.2015

All Day

Undergraduate Reading Day

Undergraduate Reading Day