Events

12.1.2014

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

ECE seminar series: Plug-&-Play and Resilient Cooperative Systems Design for Smart Grid

Babbio Center, Room 310

Plug-&-Play and Resilient Cooperative Systems Design for Smart Grid

Game-theoretical and Distributed Design Approaches

BY Zhihua Qu

Professor and Chair of ECE, University of Central Florida

 

ABSTRACT

Smart grid belongs to the general class of network-enabled cooperative systems which consist of individual heterogeneous nonlinear physical systems, a physical network, a network of local communication channels, and network-enabled cooperative control/optimization algorithms. The talk focuses upon distributed design tools for such complex cyber-physical systems by investigating distributed versions of optimal control theory and differential game theory. It is shown that (multi-agent) cooperative control can be viewed as a cooperative game algorithm. By using a simple impact coefficient to quantify interactions among heterogeneous physical systems, a fully modular design methodology is presented to separately design individual feedback controls of physical systems and network-level cooperative control, and their combination enables plug-&-play operation for such networked systems as smart grid. Design of resilient cooperative systems against attacks is also outlined. Sample results will be presented to illustrate effectiveness in such applications as distributed load sharing and aggregate active power dispatch, distributed VAR compensation and voltage control, distributed loss minimization, distributed frequency control, and distributed islanding detection.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Qu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in June 1990. Since then, he has been with the University of Central Florida (UCF). Currently, he is a Professor and the Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the PI and Director of DoE-funded FEEDER center, and the SAIC Endowed Professor at UCF. He is the author of three books, including Robust Control of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems by John Wiley & Sons (1998) and Cooperative Control of Dynamical Systems by Springer Verlag (2009). Dr. Qu is serving on the board of ECEDHA, and is/was an Associate Editor for Automatica, IEEE ACCESS, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and International Journal of Robotics and Automation. He is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Telecommunications Management Online Information Session

Online

The MS in Telecommunications Management is a 36-credit degree program designed for communications industry professionals looking for advanced technical knowledge of applied telecommunications integrated with a solid grounding in business management. Speak with the program director to learn more about this exciting Graduate Degree.

Questions please email Dr. Kevin Ryan Program Director

Join us for an online information session to learn more about the program. RSVP Today!

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Online Information Session

Online

The Stevens 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 program.  RSVP Today.

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

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12.2.2014

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Physics Department Seminar: Dr. Jeff Grube, Adler Planetarium; The High-Energy Universe Viewed in Gamma-rays

Fielding Room (3rd Floor Howe Center)

ABSTRACT

Viewing the Universe in gamma-rays opens the window to sites of ultra-relativistic particle acceleration over a vast range of energy and size scales in extreme environments. Gamma-ray observations are an important probe to fundamental physics, including the indirect search for dark matter. Gamma-rays incident on Earth's atmosphere initiate large air showers of particles and Cherenkov light observable from the ground. VERITAS is a sensitive ground-based very high energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) gamma-ray observatory comprising an array of four telescopes at Mt Hopkins, Arizona. In this talk, the gamma-ray detection technique with VERITAS is introduced, followed by science results focused on supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae. The future of gamma-ray astrophysics is also covered with an overview of the successor to current VHE gamma-ray instruments, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).

BIOGRAPHY

Jeff Grube is a postdoctoral researcher in high-energy astrophysics at the Adler Planetarium and at the University of Chicago. He has taught astrophysics courses at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and at Chicago State University. He got his PhD from the University of Leeds, UK. As an active member of the VERITAS Collaboration for over 10 years, he has led studies of the most energetic particle accelerators in the Universe, including supernova remnants and the beamed jets in active galaxies. He is a co-advisor for two PhD students and has mentored several undergraduate students in high-energy astrophysics. At the Adler Planetarium, he participates in many outreach programs, reaching thousands of visitors.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Fall - Master of Science in Technology Management Information Session

Online

The Stevens Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) is a 36-credit degree program designed for professionals having over 5 years of work experience who are motivated to become transformational business leaders in technology and management. Students gain cutting-edge knowledge in product and process innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic project management and learn how to lead in today’s progressive, competitive business world.

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 Program Director, for an online information session to learn more about the MSTM program and its extension to the EMBA degree.

Please click here to register for the event that works best for you.

For additional information, please email Howe.School@stevens.edu

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

NBCUniversal Information Session

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Come meet with NBCUniversal to learn about open opportunities!

Business Casual Dress is Required.

Open to Stevens students only. Please remember to bring your Stevens ID.

12.3.2014

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Winter Career Fair

Canavan Arena

The Winter Career Fair is open to the entire Stevens community and employment-seeking alumni. Opportunities for both full-time and internships are offered. 
 
Details of Event:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Canavan Arena - Stevens Campus
Hoboken, NJ

All Day

CCSE SEMINAR 12/3 - Dr. Madhavan - Random Field Theory & Network Dynamics Analysis: Predictive Analytics Applications

Babbio 541-A

Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises
Distinguished Lecture Series

Random Field Theory & Network Dynamics Analysis: Predictive Analytics Applications

By PG Madhavan, Ph.D.
Chief Analytics Officer
Syzen Analytics Inc. Seattle, USA

ABSTRACT:

As John Hopcroft states in his new book on Analytics, “Foundations of Data Science” (2013), “One of the major changes is the switch from discrete mathematics to more of an emphasis on probability, statistics and numerical methods”. This talk will highlight a new development in stochastic processes created by Erik Vanmarcke called “Random Field Theory” (RFT) in the 1980s.

The speaker links RFT to predicting practical events such as chatter in machine tools and to “X-Events” as John Casti describes elegantly in his popular science book, “X-Events: The Collapse of Everything”. The speaker will develop the basics of RFT and discuss some second-order properties that may provide intriguing insights into the behavior of dynamical systems as well as possible applications in retail marketing.

BIO:

Dr. Madhavan analytics expertise developed as University of Michigan EECS Professor, Computational Neuroscience researcher (on “Place Cell” phenomenon which was the subject of 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine), Bell labs MTS, Microsoft Architect and startup CEO. Leader of several small and large (50 to 100-person) So-Mo-Clo software development teams. (12 issued US patents). Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from McMaster University, Canada.

12.4.2014

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dropbox Information Session

Skyline, 4th Floor Howe Center

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder are accessible via the folder, or through the DropBox website and a mobile app.

Today, more than 300 million people across every continent use Dropbox to always have their stuff at hand, share with family and friends, and work on team projects.

Come meet with Dropbox to learn about open opportunities!

Business Casual Dress is Required.

 

Open to Stevens students only. Please remember to bring your Stevens ID.

12.5.2014

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

ECE seminar series: Securing Cyberspace with Lessons Learned from Civil War Medicine

EAS Building, Room 229

Securing Cyberspace with Lessons Learned from Civil War Medicine

 

BY Adam C. Firestone

President and General Manager

Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc.

 

ABSTRACT

To strengthen our cybersecurity posture, we must design and develop cyber-resilient systems. However, it’s crucial to realize that cyberresiliency results from programmatic and engineering postures that balance broad, enterprise-wide applications of policy and technology mandates with those that address the cyber-hygiene of individual users and systems. Only in this way will we be able to build systems that can withstand the attacks to which they will, at some point, fall victim. This session will walk through an analogous historical experience, the US Army’s experience in addressing mortality rates owing to disease during the Civil War and the half-century following, and illustrate how the lessons learned are applicable to current threats facing critical infrastructure in the United States. It will emphasize the importance of building security capabilities in from the beginning and addressing systemic problems using a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches. It will culminate in a call for all of us to actively work toward a systematic and comprehensive solution to the current cybersecurity challenges facing our critical infrastructure.

 

BIOGRAPHY

As Senior Vice President and General Manager, Government Security Group (GSG), Kaspersky Lab, North America, Adam Firestone is responsible for overseeing the Washington, D.C. office. The GSG provides world class cybersecurity intelligence and systems engineering services as well as innovative product solutions to meet the needs of government, government contractor and national critical infrastructure organizations. Adam leverages more than 20 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and government contracting industries. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab in 2013, Adam led the defense and federal subsidiary of a global middleware company where he was responsible for understanding and crafting advanced technology solutions for the challenges faced by military, intelligence and government organizations. Adam is a former United States Army officer, and also possesses a legal background, holding a Juris Doctorate degree, and having practiced law in New York.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Career Prep Workshop

Fielding, 3rd Fl. Howe

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.

12.6.2014

All Day

Eighth Annual High School Ethics Bowl

Stevens Institute of Technology

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ETHICS BOWL ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014.

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. 
 

12.8.2014

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Telecommunications Management Online Information Session

Online

The MS in Telecommunications Management is a 36-credit degree program designed for communications industry professionals looking for advanced technical knowledge of applied telecommunications integrated with a solid grounding in business management. Speak with the program director to learn more about this exciting Graduate Degree.

Questions please email Dr. Kevin Ryan Program Director

Join us for an online information session to learn more about the program. RSVP Today!

12.9.2014

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Online Information Session

Online

The Stevens 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 program.  RSVP Today.

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

—To join the event please click here —

12.10.2014

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fall - Master of Science in Technology Management Information Session

online

The Stevens Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) is a 36-credit degree program designed for professionals having over 5 years of work experience who are motivated to become transformational business leaders in technology and management. Students gain cutting-edge knowledge in product and process innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic project management and learn how to lead in today’s progressive, competitive business world.

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 Program Director, for an online information session to learn more about the MSTM program and its extension to the EMBA degree.

Please click here to register for the event that works best for you.

For additional information, please email Howe.School@stevens.edu

12.13.2014

All Day

SOM WOMEN'S INITIATIVE WINTER INTERNSHIP SHADOWING OPPORTUNITY

N/A

NEW YORK - CHICAGO - SAN FRANCISCO - LONDON - WASHINGTON D.C.

JAN. 6th - 9th, 2015

FOR OUTSTANDING WOMEN STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND RELATED DESIGN FIELDS, GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE LEVELS.

Selected participants will spend four days shadowing professionals in one of SOM's internationally renowned offices. Participants will rotate through the SOM departments to provide a well-rounded perspective on the work of the firm and the day-to-day experience of SOM design professionals, giving invaluable experience and exposure to female students seeking careers in architecture, engineering or related fields.

TO APPLY:
For details on how to apply please visit SOM’s Career Center website or e-mail SOMNewYork.SOMWI@som.com for more information. All applicants must apply to one office only through the Career Center. Program details may vary per office.

Applications due by 12pm Dec. 13, 2014.

9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Undergraduate Admissions Fall General Visit Day

The Howe Center

Stevens offers multiple Visit Days throughout the year providing a comprehensive view of Stevens Institute of Technology for prospective students and their families. If you are not able to attend one of our visit days, consider planning your own Campus Visit during the week.  This Visit Day will include an Admissions presentation, lab presentations, and an opportunity to speak with our current students.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Check-in for the event will open at 9am.  Register online today!

12.15.2014

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Business Intelligence & Analytics Online Information Session

Online

The Stevens 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 program.  RSVP Today.

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

—To join the event please click here —

12.17.2014

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Master of Business Administration Online Information Session

Online

Please join the program director for an information session to learn more about the Howe School's MBA.  This live information session is delivered over the web enabling you to participate from the convenience of your office or home.

  • Hear an overview of the program
  • Engage in a Q&A with the program directoR
  • Discover how the program can help you achieve your career goals

RSVP today!

For additional information, please email Howe.School@stevens.edu

 

1.24.2015

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Stevens Graduate Open House

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 our 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 Graduate Open House to learn how a high-impact, applied graduate degree from Stevens will give you a competitive advantage.

To join this event, please RSVP here

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

2.4.2015

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

CSW Event: David Kaiser (MIT), "How the Hippies Saved Physics"

Stevens Institute of Technology

Center for Science Writings Event
David Kaiser, head of Science and Technology Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on his book "How the Hippies Saved Physics"
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2-3:30 pm.

2.26.2015

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

V-Day

DeBaun Auditorium

V-DAY
Thursday, February 26, 9pm in DeBaun Auditorium.

Members of the literature area are, for the 15th year, organizing a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.

3.17.2015

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

13th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research

Stevens Institute of Technology

March 17-19, 2015
Hoboken, NJ, United States

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVE: 

The 13th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2015) invites authors to submit papers that push the boundaries of systems engineering research and respond to new challenges for systems architecting and engineering. Since its inception, CSER has become the primary conference for disseminating systems engineering research and germinating new research ideas.

Current and prospective doctoral students are also invited to attend the Systems Engineering & Architecting Network for Research (SEANET) workshop on March 17, 2015. Research challenges and strategies for success in graduate research will be discussed.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

We invite original research papers addressing any aspect of systems engineering, to include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Systems Engineering
  • Trade Space Exploration
  • Innovations in Systems Engineering Education
  • Resilience and Flexibility
  • Innovations in Modeling and Simulation
  • Systems Science
  • Trusted Systems
  • Complex Logistical Systems
  • Digital Thread

Papers are especially solicited for the following applications areas of systems engineering:

  • Transportation Systems
  • Healthcare Policy and Delivery
  • Financial Systems and Systemic Risk
  • Urban Systems and Infrastructure Resilience
  • Defense and Aerospace Systems
  • Sustainable Energy Policy and Systems
  • Non-Domain Specific Foundational Topics

3.25.2015

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

CSW Event: Steve Fuller (Social Epistemology, University of Warwick)

Stevens Institute of Technology

CSW Event: Steve Fuller (Social Epistemology, University of Warwick), "Embracing Transhumanism"

4.30.2015

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

CSW Event: Naomi Oreskes, "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming"

Stevens Institute of Technology

Naomi Oreskes, an historian of science at Harvard, is coming to Stevens April 30, 2015 to give a talk on Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, which she co-authored, and which has been turned into a major documentary. 

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.

12.12.2015

All Day

Undergraduate Reading Day

Undergraduate Reading Day