Events

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.

 

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

CAL Lecture: Seth Cluett, "Situated Listening and Aural Memory"

Morton 324

ABSTRACT
The changing soundscape of the built environment, the pervasive noise of contemporary information culture, and the mediation of lived experience through computation has had a profound effect on attention span, memory, and embodied engagement with the physical world. Seth Cluett’s work addresses these issues by examining physical actions at extreme magnification, exploring failure by amplifying impossible tasks, and highlighting aural memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized society. This presentation will focus on recent works that investigate these concerns from a variety of perspectives, including scored compositions employing electronics to alter the acoustic properties of both instrument and performance venue, museum-based pieces inviting active exploration of the installation space, and an upcoming site-specific commission using augmented-reality audio to recontextualize the urban landscape.

BIOGRAPHY
Seth Cluett is a composer, artist, and scholar whose work ranges from photography, drawing, and video to live electronics, concert music, and critical writing. Exploring the territory between the senses, Cluett’s works are marked by a detailed attention to perception and to the role of sound in the creation of a sense of place, the working of memory, and the experience of time. His research interests and critical writings investigate sound and music in the visual arts, immersive audio environments, field recording, and architectural acoustics. Cluett’s works have been presented at venues ranging from MassMoCA, Eyebeam, and The Kitchen in the United States to GRM in Paris and the Osage Art Foundation in Hong Kong. An active writer, he has published articles for Tacet Revue, The Open Space Magazine, Leonardo Music Journal, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. His musical works are documented on Errant Bodies Press, Line, Radical Matters, Sedimental, Notice, and Winds Measure Recordings. The recipient of grants and awards from Meet the Composer, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, he holds a BM in music composition from the New England Conservatory of Music, an MFA in electronic art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a doctorate in music composition with a graduate certificate in Media & Modernity Studies from Princeton University.

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 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.

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.

 

 

4.8.2015

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.

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.

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

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Graduate Admissions: Accepted Students Chat Session

Online

Join Dean Dinesh Verma as he welcomes you to the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) at Stevens Institute of Technology! Dean Verma will discuss the course structure and what you should be expecting as you embark on your graduate journey to one of the distinguished SSE programs. An admissions advisor will also be available to talk about what you should do AFTER you are an accepted student.

 

To RSVP for the event, please click here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact graduate@stevens.edu

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.

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. 

4.18.2015

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Piano Night in the Library

Williams Library Great Hall

Do you enjoy playing the piano? Do you enjoy listening to the piano?
 
PLAY ON THE GRAND PIANO IN THE LIBRARY!
There is an 'open bench night'. Sign up to perform a piece or two.
 
 
Contact Uliana To Reserve Your Spot To Play:
 
Any Experience / All Styles Welcomed

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

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Behind the Books

Samuel C. Williams Library

On Wednesday, April 22, the Honor Board, Alumni Association, and the Samuel C. Williams Library will once again present the popular Behind the Books event from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

All members of the Stevens community are welcome to attend. We hope you will join us for this very special opportunity to discover the many treasures in the Library Archives and Special Collections. Members of the Honor Board and Library Staff will bring to life the exciting stories of the artifacts as you proceed through this self-guided tour through the Leonardo da Vinci room, Frederick Winslow Taylor room, and the Mary Stuart Stevens room.  You will also have the chance to learn about what life at Stevens was like for previous generations of students through the hands-on experience of looking through yearbooks and memorabilia from the Alumni Association collection.

After the tour, please join us for refreshments and conversation in the Library Great Hall. Behind the Books is just one part of the Library's ongoing efforts to catalog, preserve, digitize, and promote the use of the Archives and Special Collections.  The Library would like to thank Nariman and Hoveida Farvardin and the Historical Preservation Committee for their continued support of the Archives and Special Collections.

We hope to see you there!

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. 

Students 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

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

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.

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