TechNewsWorld: “Samsung Draws a Big ‘Meh’ for Clunky, Pricey Galaxy Gear Smartwatch”

. . . “I saw the presentation today, and one thing that really struck me was how it seems like because they’re trying to satisfy every customer need, their device has become a lot more complex,” Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University, told TechNewsWorld.

. . . “I saw the presentation today, and one thing that really struck me was how it seems like because they’re trying to satisfy every customer need, their device has become a lot more complex,” Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University, told TechNewsWorld.

Associated Press: “In Nokia acquisition, Microsoft tries to catch up”

. . . “It’s a three-horse race, and Microsoft knows it needs to come up with a more well-defined plan for mobile devices to catch up,” said Darren Hayes, a computer science professor at Pace University in New York. “This was an essential acquisition for them.”

. . . “It’s a three-horse race, and Microsoft knows it needs to come up with a more well-defined plan for mobile devices to catch up,” said Darren Hayes, a computer science professor at Pace University in New York. “This was an essential acquisition for them.”

Read the article by Associated Press.

Read more comments from Professor Hayes:  Computerworld, Time, and USA Today.

Westchester County Business Journal: “Pace’s software tech takes on online cheaters”

Now new research at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems has found a scientific way to detect cheating when students take online exams. But the findings have broader implications in a world rife with hackers and cybercrime. The U.S. Department of Defense has a strong interest in the college’s findings.

The intensity and speed at which you hit the keys on your computer says a lot about yourself.

Now new research at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems has found a scientific way to detect cheating when students take online exams. But the findings have broader implications in a world rife with hackers and cybercrime. The U.S. Department of Defense has a strong interest in the college’s findings.

Read the article in Westchester County Business Journal.

Westchester County Business Journal: “Pace to offer computer science Ph.D”

. . . “The goal of the new Ph.D program is to build on Pace’s successful B.S. in computer science, M.S. in computer science and D.P.S. in computing programs and cultivate advanced computing research scholars and professionals who will be competent in both industry and academia,” said Dr. Amar Gupta, dean of the Seidenberg School.

. . . This is the first Ph.D program in computer science in the Hudson Valley between New York City and Albany. Students will be closely integrated in applied research projects that emphasize telehealth and biometrics, web computing and information assurance, artificial intelligence and robotics, and software engineering and formal methods.

To learn more about the program, call graduate admission at 914-422-4283, email gradwp@pace.edu or visit http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/seidenberg-programs/doctoral-programs/doctor-philosophy-computer-science 

Read about it on Journal News blog The Hall Monitor  and Westchester County Business Journal.

 

NEWS RELEASE: Pace University’s Seidenberg School launches new Ph.D. program in Computer Science

Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will offer a new Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science degree program starting in the fall 2013 semester.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pace University’s Seidenberg School launches new Ph.D. program in Computer Science

White Plains, NY – August 15, 2013 — Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will offer a new Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science degree program starting in the fall 2013 semester.

The Pace program is unique in that it is the first Ph.D. program in computer science in the Hudson Valley between New York City and Albany, and only accepts students with proven research experience. From the very start, students are closely integrated in strategically important applied research projects focusing on telehealth and biometrics, web computing and information assurance, artificial intelligence and robotics, and software engineering and formal methods.

“The United States urgently needs quality computing innovators to enhance its competiveness in the global market and create new job opportunities,” said Dr. Amar Gupta, dean of the Seidenberg School. “The goal of the new Ph.D. program is to build on Pace’s successful B.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Computer Science, and D.P.S. in Computing programs and cultivate advanced computing research scholars and professionals who will be competent in both industry and academia.”

Computer science is a dynamic discipline that requires faculty to perform advanced research in order to remain current and produce quality computing researchers and professionals. The new program will enable the Seidenberg School to partner with other Pace colleges/schools and other universities to offer advanced interdisciplinary degrees in areas important to New York and the national economy.

To learn more about the program, visit http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/seidenberg-programs/doctoral-programs/doctor-philosophy-computer-science or call Graduate Admission at 914-422-4283 or email gradwp@pace.edu.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu.

Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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TheStreet (video): “Android Gains Ground on iPhone”

Google’s Android has 80% marketshare as the Apple Iphone languishes, says Darren Hayes, Professor of Forensics and Security at Pace University.

Google’s Android has 80% marketshare as the Apple Iphone languishes, says Darren Hayes, Professor of Forensics and Security at Pace University.

Watch the video on TheStreet.

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NEWS RELEASE: New research shows keystroke and stylometry biometrics can verify the identity of students in online examination environments

Pace University researchers are in the process of creating an interface to Pace’s keystroke biometric authentication system on Moodle, a free source e-learning software platform. The Seidenberg School will pilot the system at Pace in the fall 2013 semester.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New research shows keystroke and stylometry biometrics can verify the identity of students in online examination environments

Application becoming more important with the increase in student enrollment of online classes, and growing concerns about security and academic integrity

White Plains, NY – July 29, 2013 – Researchers at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems are investigating keystroke and stylometry behavioral biometrics towards developing a robust system to authenticate students taking online examinations.

The researchers are in the process of creating an interface to Pace’s keystroke biometric authentication system on Moodle, a free source e-learning software platform. The Seidenberg School will pilot the system at Pace in the fall 2013 semester.

“The main application of interest in this study is verifying the identity of students in online examination environments, an application that is becoming more important with the student enrollment of online classes increasing, and instructors and administrations becoming concerned about evaluation security and academic integrity,” the researchers write. “The 2008 federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires institutions of higher learning to make greater access control efforts for the purposes of assuring that students of record are those actually accessing the systems and taking online exams by adopting identification technologies as they become more ubiquitous. 

“To meet the needs of this act, the keystroke biometric seems appropriate for the student authentication process. Stylometry appears to be a useful addition to the process because the correct student may be keying in the test answers but a coach could be providing the answers and the student merely typing the coach’s words without bothering to convert the linguistic style into his own.”

Keystroke biometric systems measure typing characteristics believed to be unique to an individual and difficult to duplicate. Stylometry is the study of determining authorship from the authors’ linguistic styles. 

The Pace researchers obtained performance statistics on keystroke, stylometry, and combined keystroke-stylometry systems on data from 30 students taking examinations in a university course. They found the performance of the keystroke system was 99.96% and 100.00%, while that of the stylometry system was considerably weaker at 74% and 78%, on test input of 500 and 1000 words, respectively. To further investigate the stylometry system, a separate study on 30 book authors achieved performance of 88.2% and 91.5% on samples of 5000 and 10000 words, respectively, and the varied performance over the population of authors was analyzed.

The research team at Pace includes Vinnie Monaco, an M.S. in computer science student and the primary researcher and programmer for the studies; John Stewart, a recent graduate of Seidenberg’s Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS) program; and Ned Bakelman, a current student in the DPS program. The research was done under the supervision of Professor Charles C. Tappert, Ph.D., the former IBM researcher who spearheaded the development of the handwriting recognizer in IBM’s ThinkPad, and investigated the military potential of wearable computers for Army Research Labs.

About the Pace Keystroke Biometric System (PKBS)

Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems has developed the Pace Keystroke Biometric System (PKBS), which can be used for both identifying and authenticating users via their typing rhythms and patterns through the monitoring and capturing of keyboard events. The researchers say it has the capability to recognize with a “high degree of accuracy” the typing characteristics that are unique to each individual.

A separate new study by the Pace researchers focused on the development and evaluation of a new classification algorithm that halves the previously reported best error rate. Using keystroke data from 119 users, closed system performance was obtained as a function of the number of keystrokes per sample. The researchers found that for each population size, the performance increases, and the equal error rate decreases, as the number of keystrokes per sample increases. Performance on 14, 30, and 119 users was 99.6%, 98.3%, and 96.3%, respectively, on 755-keystroke samples, indicating the potential of this approach.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area.  A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Media contacts: Bill Caldwell, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu or Charles Tappert, Ph.D., 914-773-3989, ctappert@pace.edu

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Smithsonian magazine: “How You Type Could Become Your New Password”

. . . “We can track how long each particular key on the keyboard is pressed by a user on average, which is called the ‘dwell time,’ and the average transition time between any two particular keys,” says Charles Tappert, a computer scientist at Pace University.

. . . “We can track how long each particular key on the keyboard is pressed by a user on average, which is called the ‘dwell time,’ and the average transition time between any two particular keys,” says Charles Tappert, a computer scientist at Pace University.

Read the article in the July-August issue of Smithsonian magazine.

Greenwich Time: “Pace honors Donofrio with leadership award”

Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems honored Nicholas Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus and a retired executive vice president for innovation & technology at the 18th Leadership and Service in Technology Award reception at Bank of New York Mellon in New York City on May 21.

Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems honored Nicholas Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus and a retired executive vice president for innovation & technology at the 18th Leadership and Service in Technology Award reception at Bank of New York Mellon in New York City on May 21.

Read about it in Greenwich Time.

U.S.News & World Report: “Face Online Bachelor’s Programs That Don’t Make the Grade”

. . . “I’ve heard very concerning stories about well-known universities that are rushing to get online programs out there and quality is not what it should be generally,” says Jonathan Hill, associate dean at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “It’s a really exciting time out there, but it’s also buyer beware.”

. . . “I’ve heard very concerning stories about well-known universities that are rushing to get online programs out there and quality is not what it should be generally,” says Jonathan Hill, associate dean at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “It’s a really exciting time out there, but it’s also buyer beware.”

Read the article by U.S.News & World Report.

Read about Pace University ranked #1 by U.S.News & World Report on the list of the best online bachelor’s degree programs.