NEWS RELEASE: Pace Joins with Other Science Coalition Universities, Columbia and NYU, to Honor Lowey

Pace joined with fellow Science Coalition universities Columbia and NYU to honor Congresswoman Nita Lowey for her role in supporting issues related to global health and biomedical research, consistently advocating for robust federal support for targeted research initiatives. (Left: Dr. Jonathan H. Hill, Associate Dean, Pace University, Sean Solomon, Director of Lamont-Doherty, Congresswoma Nit Lowey and Dr. Kurt Becker, Associate Provost for Research, New York University.)

The Science Coalition presented Congresswoman Nita Lowey with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of her strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of New York at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation. The award was presented jointly by officials from three Science Coalition universities, Columbia, NYU, and Pace, at an event at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York.

“I would like to thank Congresswoman Lowey for her leadership and ongoing support in Congress, in particular in the area of higher education research funding, she is a true Champion of Science,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “Without her voice it would be a challenge for Pace students, who represent the great middle class of American education and the aspiring heart of America, to assume leadership roles that are essential to creating jobs, stimulating the economy and keeping America competitive.”

Read the full press release here.

NEWS ADVISORY: “Who Ya Gonna Call? — The Uncertain Landscape of Cybersecurity Law and Policy”

Tim Clancy, President of Arch Street LLC, will give an “inside the Beltway” perspective on cybersecurity law and policy issues on Wednesday, November 13 at Pace University’s Lower Manhattan campus, One Pace Plaza, 2nd Floor, Lecture Hall West, noon to 1:20 p.m.

Note: Members of the media must RSVP to attend.  Email wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Pace University lecture: “Who Ya Gonna Call? — The Uncertain Landscape of Cybersecurity Law and Policy”

New York, NY — November 6, 2013 — Tim Clancy, President of Arch Street LLC, will give an “inside the Beltway” perspective on cybersecurity law and policy issues on Wednesday, November 13 at Pace University’s Lower Manhattan campus, east of City Hall and six blocks from Wall Street, at One Pace Plaza, 2nd Floor, Lecture Hall West, noon to 1:20 p.m. The event is sponsored by Pace’s Office of Government and Community Relations and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Clancy has broad experience in federal science and technology policy in academia, government and the private sector. He represented the National Science Foundation before Congress, serving in senior positions in the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. He also served two tours as a professional staff member on the House Science Committee and as Chief of Staff to Representative Sherwood Boehlert in the House of Representatives. He has won federal sponsored research awards as a research faculty member at George Mason University. He has received two awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security in the fields of cybersecurity law, policy and economics research and has organized and presented at major international conferences on cybersecurity.

Clancy currently conducts research as part of an NSF-funded Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace project in collaboration with the George Mason University Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics led by Dr. Kevin McCabe. Clancy has far-reaching policy expertise having directed major Committee hearings in cybersecurity and academic research and helped shepherd major legislation enacted into law. His legislative and policy accomplishments include the Cybersecurity Research and Development Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-305) as well as Title II and Title III of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296).

While on Capitol Hill, Clancy oversaw the establishment of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate and the DHS Cybersecurity Division. He also acted as chief liaison for Congressman Boehlert to the Department of Defense and particularly the United States Air Force Research Laboratory on issues of information technology and cyber security research and development.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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NEWS RELEASE: Vital Care Services and Pace University Selected as Winners of PILOT Health Tech NYC’s $100,000 Innovative Project based in New York City

Vital Care Services, a comprehensive remote monitoring TeleHealth company, and Pace University were selected as winners of PILOT Health Tech NYC, a new initiative launched by the Bloomberg Administration, City of New York, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

 

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Vital Care Services and Pace University Selected as Winners of PILOT Health Tech NYC’s  $100,000 Innovative Project based in New York City

Program Matches Early-Stage Healthcare Technology Companies (Innovators) With Leading Health Care Organizations (Hosts)

NEW YORK, NY — June 28, 2013 — Vital Care Services, a comprehensive remote monitoring TeleHealth company, and Pace University were selected as winners of PILOT Health Tech NYC, a new initiative launched by the Bloomberg Administration, City of New York, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The program is designed to leverage the city’s large concentration of healthcare institutions and entrepreneurial companies, and position New York City as the nation’s hub for healthcare technology.

Vital Care Services and Pace University will use a 6-month pilot to test the effectiveness of TeleHealth solutions to meet current and projected needs of diverse socio-economic communities in New York City. Pace student technicians will assist patients in taking their vitals, which are monitored remotely by a Pace RN. Key objectives of the pilot are to reduce healthcare cost, increase access and quality of care, and train future working professionals at the university level.

TeleHealth is used today to communicate patient health data electronically to improve a patient’s long-term health management and outcomes. It utilizes today’s growing number of telecommunications technology benefits, such as secure Wi-Fi, 4G Cellular, Face-to-Face Video, SMS, and Bluetooth connections. TeleHealth has been proven to conveniently and effectively lower healthcare cost and improve accessibility while achieving better health outcomes.

“Doctors are not going to be able to handle the rapid increase in the elderly population, so TeleHealth is going to be very important,” says Dr. Jean F. Coppola, PhD, Associate Professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “Elderly patients are going to have to rely on TeleHealth to live better and improve their quality of life. Our research has shown that older adults can and want to learn the technology. And they can learn it to the point where they can do it on their own after a few lessons.”

“Our mission is to help people live healthier lives,” says Dave Gaur, co-founder of Vital Care Services. “We are engaged in improving the total population healthcare delivery system as a whole. Increasing access to healthcare, improving quality of care, and reducing costs to patients and providers are our main priorities.”

“A key benefit that patients experience with the TeleHealth technology is awareness,” says Chris Gaur, co-founder of Vital Care Services. “We have had a couple of patients that have had high blood pressure, when they did not know it before and were able to take action to see a doctor to receive potentially life-saving early interventions.”

The panel of judges received portfolios from more than 250 innovators and 20 host organizations, and the results of the competition were publicly announced on June 26 at the inaugural “Pilot Day” held at Blueprint Health in Manhattan.

PILOT Health Tech NYC was created to address key needs in the healthcare technology sector. The Pilot grant recipients will work together for three to six months, and will then have the chance to present their accomplishments on the main stage at Health 2.0’s annual conference in Santa Clara, CA, which starts on Sept. 29, 2013.

About Vital Care Services

Vital Care Services offers comprehensive solutions for the growing healthcare service delivery market.  Vital Care was established when it became evident there was a need to implement cost-effective solutions for health and wellness care delivery personalized to individual needs in their own living setting.  The company’s solutions ensure that patients stay healthy, follow their designed care plans, and avoid costly hospital re-admissions and ER visits.  Using advanced, portable, consumer friendly TeleHealth technology, healthcare providers can interact with their remote-location patients as often as necessary, and implement a customizable regimen to match each patient’s individual needs. The innovative TeleHealth software running on commercial tablets is simple to operate for patients with no prior computer experience.  These Wi-Fi or 4G enabled cellular tablets relay vital sign measurements, personalized daily questions, medication reminders, and clinical advice immediately through encrypted and HIPAA compliant messaging from secure servers. The patient is connected anywhere, and at anytime to a healthcare provider.  http://www.myvics.com

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.

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems’ initiative is addressing technical, business, legal, policy, and strategic issues. These issues are being addressed to support the implementation of TeleHealth services, incorporating on-site/off-site personnel, and the application of data mining and other emerging technologies. http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg

Media Contacts:

Dave Gaur

dave@myvics.com

914-275-7675

Bill Caldwell

wcaldwell@pace.edu

212-346-1597

 

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NEWS ADVISORY: Nicholas Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus and EVP Innovation & Technology (Ret.) to be honored at Pace University’s 18th Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception

Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will honor Nicholas Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus and Executive Vice President for Innovation & Technology (Ret.) at the 18th Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception to be held at Bank of New York Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, New York, NY on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 PM.

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Nicholas Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus and EVP Innovation & Technology (Ret.) to be honored at Pace University’s 18th Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception, Tuesday, May 21

NEW YORK, May 16 – Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will honor Nicholas Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus and Executive Vice President for Innovation & Technology (Ret.) at the 18th Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception to be held at Bank of New York Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, New York, NY on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 PM.

Donofrio retired as Executive Vice President, Innovation & Technology at International Business Machines Corporation and formed NMD Consulting LLC in 2008.  He began his career at IBM in 1964, and worked at the company for more than 40 years in various positions of increasing responsibility, including Division Director; Divisional Vice President for Advanced Workstations; General Manager, Large Scale Computing Division; and Senior Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing.

Donofrio holds seven technology patents, is a member of numerous technical and science honor societies, and holds several board positions. He earned a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds a Master’s degree from Syracuse University.

Proceeds from the event will provide funding for the Seidenberg School’s scholarship awards and key initiatives. For more information, contact Pam Yosh at (914) 773-3706 or pyosh@pace.edu

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NEWS ADVISORY: Pace University to hold STEM Collaboratory Conference on June 1

The first Pace University STEM Collaboratory Conference, sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, will be held on Saturday, June 1 in the Multipurpose Room of One Pace Plaza on the university’s Lower Manhattan campus.

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Note: Members of the media must RSVP to wcaldwell@pace.edu.

Pace University to hold STEM Collaboratory Conference on June 1

New York, May 14 – The first Pace University STEM Collaboratory Conference, sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, will be held on Saturday, June 1 in the Multipurpose Room of One Pace Plaza on the university’s Lower Manhattan campus, east of City Hall and six blocks from Wall Street.

Itinerary:

8:30 to 9:30 am: Registration & Coffee. Welcome by:  Lauren Birney, assistant professor at Pace’s School of Education is the director and Jonathan Hill, associate dean of Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, is the co-director of the STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace.

9:30 to 10:15 am: Douglas Rushkoff, Media Theorist: “Program or Be Programmed: Why Students Should be Code Literate”

10:15 to 10:30 am: Coffee Break

10:30 to 11:30 am: Michael Joaquin Grey, Artist/Inventor: “The Zoob System and Its Use for Teachers & Students.” Zoob is a 3D Modeling System inspired by the nucleotides (the basic structural units of nucleic acids) that make up DNA.

11:30 am to 1:30 pm: Lunch & Poster Session on Pace Collaboratory Teacher Mobile Math and Science Apps for Android Smartphones

1:30 to 1:45 pm: Break

1:45 to 3 pm: “Perspectives in Stem Education” panel discussion moderated by Ben Esner, director, K-12 STEM Education, Polytechnic Institute at New York University. Panelists: Steve Ettlinger, author, “Twinkie, Deconstructed”; Prof. Brian Evans, Pace’s School of Education; Lou Lahana, Teacher, The Island School; Prof. Tom Lynch, Pace’s School of Education; and Meghan Groome, executive director, education and public programs, New York Academy of Science.

3 to 4 pm: Hydroponic Farming with Boswyck Farms

4 to 4:15 pm: Raffle prizes including an IPAD 2

BACKGROUND: The Pace STEM Collaboratory was created by the university’s School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in December 2012 to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, and support teaching and learning at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region.

The Collaboratory’s goals include:

•           Identifying and developing a pipeline of STEM students and teachers in the greater New York area in grades 6 through 12;

•           Integrating STEM best practices in the preparation of workforce-ready students at the college level;

•           Increasing the proficiency of specially selected grade 6 through 12 teachers and administrators in STEM teaching;

•           Developing ways to motivate learners to persevere in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math; and

•           Launching an interdisciplinary STEM research group based at Pace University that will be a clearinghouse for successful initiatives in STEM education.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace 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 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. www.pace.edu

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

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NEWS RELEASE: PACE UNIVERSITY EXPANDS SEIDENBERG SCHOLARS PROGRAM TO INCLUDE GRADUATE STUDENTS AND MORE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems announced that it will now accept graduate students in its coveted “Seidenberg Scholars” program. Further, the amount of scholarships for talented graduate and undergraduate students has been substantially enhanced, nearly doubled in some cases.

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PACE UNIVERSITY’S SEIDENBERG SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS EXPANDS SEIDENBERG SCHOLARS PROGRAM TO INCLUDE GRADUATE STUDENTS AND MORE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

New York, Apr. 23, 2013 – Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems announced that it will now accept graduate students in its coveted “Seidenberg Scholars” program. Further, the amount of scholarships for talented graduate and undergraduate students has been substantially enhanced, nearly doubled in some cases.

Beginning with the Fall 2013 entering class, honors-caliber students can qualify for grants and scholarships that will reduce the total cost of education to the level comparable to that for in-state students at public universities.

The Seidenberg Scholars Program was created at the initiative of Ivan G. Seidenberg, former Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, Inc., who is encouraging the school that now bears his name to actively recruit from among the “best and brightest.” The program is geared towards students with good academic grades, high scores in SAT, GRE, or GMAT, and strong interest in computer science and information technology.

Talented graduate applicants with a prior record of significant academic achievement will benefit from the expansion of the University’s respected Seidenberg Scholars program to the graduate level. Both domestic and international students are eligible for these increased awards. In addition, they may receive additional funding through involvement with research, teaching, and other relevant on-campus endeavors.

Undergraduate students meeting the Honors College threshold are eligible for consideration for the enhanced financial aid packages that make the net tuition for study at Seidenberg School competitive with in-state tuition at a SUNY School. Talented transfer students are also welcome to apply for consideration.

“Pace University has reinforced its commitment to these talented students,” said Dr. Amar Gupta, dean of the Seidenberg School. “Such students can take advantage of the amazing jobs and internships available in New York’s hot technology marketplace. Further, they can become involved with our new strategic initiatives in the areas of telehealth, cybersecurity, enhancing productivity of geographically distributed work teams, and education. This will enhance their skills and provide additional financial support too.”

Gupta was appointed Dean of the Seidenberg School by Pace President Stephen J. Friedman in August 2012 after a prominent career that included appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona. Gupta is currently teaching Pace’s first MOOC course, “International Technology Services in the Knowledge Economy,” developed to address current trends in business, technology and education.

Gupta has significant experience mentoring talented students and introduced the concept of the “24-Hour Knowledge Factory,” a model explored in this MOOC in detail, and highlighted in an article entitled “Expanding the 24-Hour Workplace: Round-the-clock operations aren’t just for call centers anymore” published in the Wall Street Journal.

In the new 24-hour workplace a professional in the United States who works the usual 8 hour work day can transfer a project to a colleague in a different time zone, perhaps in China or Australia, who will then work 8 hours and in turn transfer the project to a colleague in Eastern Europe. The project is then transferred back to the original professional in the US.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace 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, N.Y., 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 contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597 , wcaldwell@pace.edu

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NEWS RELEASE: PACE UNIVERSITY OFFERS INNOVATIVE GRADUATE STUDY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS WITH THREE-YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM INDIA

Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems announced today that students holding three-year Bachelor’s degrees from Indian universities will be considered for direct admission to the Seidenberg School with immediate effect. Such degrees include Bachelor of Science (B. Sc), Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from universities in India.

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PACE UNIVERSITY’S SEIDENBERG SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK OFFERS INNOVATIVE GRADUATE STUDY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS WITH THREE-YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM INDIA

New York, Apr. 16, 2013 – Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems announced today that students holding three-year Bachelor’s degrees from Indian universities will be considered for direct admission to the Seidenberg School with immediate effect. Such degrees include Bachelor of Science (B. Sc), Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from universities in India.

Previously, students holding a 3-year Bachelor’s degree were required to take up to a year of additional undergraduate course work at the university before beginning their masters degree programs.

”Strong students who have completed a three year bachelor’s degree may now apply to be accepted directly into our masters degree programs and may begin working on their degrees straight away,” said Dr. Amar Gupta, dean of the Seidenberg School. “This represents a significant savings of time and money and will allow students to begin their course of study and internships without any holding period.”

Students interested in this program should apply online at http://www.pace.edu/prospectivestudents/graduate/graduate-application-process

Students must submit a GMAT or GRE exam score at the time of application.

Gupta was appointed Dean of the Seidenberg School by Pace President Stephen J. Friedman in August 2012 after a prominent career that included appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona. Gupta is currently teaching Pace’s first MOOC course, “International Technology Services in the Knowledge Economy,” developed to address current trends in business, technology and education.

Gupta introduced the concept of the “24-Hour Knowledge Factory,” a model explored in this MOOC in detail, in an article last year in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Expanding the 24-Hour Workplace: Round-the-clock operations aren’t just for call centers anymore.”

In the new 24-hour workplace a professional in the United States who works the usual 8 hour work day can transfer a project to a colleague in a different time zone, perhaps in China or Australia, who will then work 8 hours and in turn transfer the project to a colleague in Eastern Europe. The project is then transferred back to the original professional in the US.

The course covers the technological, economic, legal, and political considerations necessary to foster this type of collaboration.  Courses of this type will be of special appeal to students coming from foreign countries who would like to make immediate use of the skills that they acquire at Seidenberg School.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace 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, N.Y., 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 contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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NEWS RELEASE: Telecommunications Exec Ivan G. Seidenberg to Lecture as Part of Pace University MOOC

Ivan G. Seidenberg — former Verizon top executive and Pace University alumnus for whom the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is named — will speak at the university on April 3 as a highlight of a lecture series developed by Amar Gupta, Ph.D., Dean of the Seidenberg School, in a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC.

Telecommunications Exec Ivan G. Seidenberg to Lecture as Part of Pace University MOOC

Amar Gupta, Dean of Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, attracts students through Massive Open Online Course with all-star guest speakers

NEW YORK, March 29 – Ivan G. Seidenberg — former Verizon top executive and Pace University alumnus for whom the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is named — will speak at the university on April 3 as a highlight of a lecture series developed by Amar Gupta, Ph.D., Dean of the Seidenberg School, in a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC.

“Open online courses give Pace an exciting new avenue for sharing with individuals across the world the intellectual breadth and emphasis on real-world professional experience that defines our community,” University President Stephen J. Friedman said.

“I am especially delighted that Dr. Gupta’s course will feature Ivan Seidenberg, a visionary leader, whose Pace education started him down the road of driving innovation at Verizon and across the telecommunications industry,” he added. “Mr. Seidenberg, who is also a Pace trustee, has insights and experiences that will make important contributions to this new knowledge arena.”

The event, “Inventing Verizon: Innovation and Growth in a Transforming Communications Industry,” will take place on Wed., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Downtown Conference Center Amphitheater, 1st floor, 157 William St., New York, NY. The event will be simulcast on Pace’s suburban New York campus in Pleasantville, 861 Bedford Road, Entrance 3, in the Goldstein Academic Center, Room 300. The lecture will also be streamed online on Udemy.com, a course development tool. The free lecture is open to the public.

Seidenberg, retired chairman and CEO of Verizon, will share how he led Verizon on an extraordinary path from a 100-year-old company to a 21st century innovator in broadband and mobile communications, providing a powerful model for how to lead during a time of major technological and social change.

Gupta developed the course, “International Technology Services in the Knowledge Economy to address current trends in business and education. Gupta introduced the concept of the “24-Hour Knowledge Factory,” a model explored in this MOOC, in a detailed, provocative Wall Street Journal article titled “Expanding the 24-Hour Workplace: Round-the-clock operations aren’t just for call centers anymore.” In the new 24-hour workplace, a professional in the United States who works the usual 8-hour work day can transfer a project to a colleague in a different time zone, perhaps in China or Australia, who will then work 8 hours and in turn transfer the project to a colleague in Eastern Europe. The project is then transferred back to the original professional in the US.

The course covers the technological, economic, legal, and political considerations necessary to foster this type of collaboration. See details of the lecture series and view the first two lectures here.

“The concept of the 24-hour knowledge factory is not new to the telecommunications industry,” Seidenberg said. “Communications companies have had to turn to innovative approaches to keep up with a rapidly changing world. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in this area at Pace.”

Gupta, an expert on linking science with entrepreneurship, joined Pace as the dean of the Seidenberg School in August.

“My role as dean of the Seidenberg School affords me tremendous opportunities for developing new courses geared to the needs of students everywhere,” he said. “The challenges and opportunities of the global knowledge economy can be met with such online courses open to students worldwide.”

Seidenberg (MBA ’81) donated the largest gift in Pace’s history, $15 million awarded to the School of Computer Science and Information Systems in October 2005. One-third of his naming gift supports the Seidenberg Scholars Program, a program dedicated to recruiting and supporting top computing students from across the country.

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Those who wish to attend the lecture in person can register at http://inventing_verizon.eventbrite.com.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace 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, N.Y., 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 contact:  Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu