Master's of Engineering in Networked Information Systems

Master's of Engineering in Networked Information Systems
An Emerging Field

Faculty at Stevens are advanging the state of the art in new paradigms for networked systems, and can provide cutting edge instruction in this constantly-developing field. With myriad opportunities in industry and academia, students in the Networked Information Systems M.S. program gain a broad exposure to the hardware and software issues facing an increasing connected world. As one of the country's premiere institutions for computer engineering, signal processing, and emerging communications standards, Stevens provides graduate students with a sophisticated foundation on which to navigate and design the networked systems of the future.

Research in Focus

Network Performance Optimization

Networked Information Systems Program Director,
Dr. Cristina Comaniciu, conducts research on performance optimization of wireless networks with a special emphasis on energy efficient resource management. Her work focuses on several new paradigms for wireless networks, such as cross-layer design, cognitive radios, and game theoretic approaches for cooperative spectrum sharing. She co-authored one of the first books to appear on cross-layer design for wireless networks, and co-authored a landmark paper on cooperative spectrum sharing for cognitive radio networks that is heavily cited by the research community.

Self-Organizing Complex Systems

 In order to continue the advancement of ubiquitous self-organizing complex systems, Dr. Yan Meng's research focuses on three specific areas: morphogenetic robotics inspired by the biological organisms and gene regulatory network (GRNs) models, evolving cognitive multi-agent systems inspired by human society systems,and complex object/pattern/behavior learning and recognition to provide efficient perception capability for each robot/agent in the above self-organizing systems. As the Director of the Embedded Systems and Robotics Laboratory, Dr. Meng has received partial sponsorship for research projects from the NSF, DOD, Honda Research Institute Europe, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), National Security Agency, and Stevens Faculty Startup Funding.

What You Will Learn

The rapid changes in the technologies (both hardware and sofware) available for advanced information systems requires continual upgrading and reconfiguration of system. Highly heterogeneous systems evolve, intermixing legacy systems with new systems providing enhanced capabilities. As a result, the technical issues encountered when confronting a real-world networked information system are wide and complex. The Master's of Engineering Degree in Networked Information Systems is designed to provide the student with the technical background expected for those responsible for successful operation and evolution of complex networked information systems.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@stevens.edu.

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at www.stevens.edu/graduate.