National Journal – The Next America: “Q and A: Consortium Tackles Family, Class Issues in Steering Minorities to STEM Majors”

. . . Lauren Birney, director, and Jonathan Hill, codirector, of the new STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace University in New York City recently spoke with The Next America on the challenges and opportunities for getting more minorities interested in STEM. The initiative already has partnered with some 40 schools, teachers, and organizations.

. . . Lauren Birney, director, and Jonathan Hill, codirector, of the new STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace University in New York City recently spoke with The Next America on the challenges and opportunities for getting more minorities interested in STEM. The initiative already has partnered with some 40 schools, teachers, and organizations.

Read the Q and A with National Journal – The Next America.

Guardian: “Why Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner was a nightmare waiting to happen”

. . . Dr Amar Gupta, dean of Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York, has studied the construction of the Dreamliner and is not convinced that outsourcing itself is the issue. “We have been outsourcing since the industrial revolution,” he said. The problem is one of communications, he argues, and complexity.

. . . Dr Amar Gupta, dean of Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York, has studied the construction of the Dreamliner and is not convinced that outsourcing itself is the issue. “We have been outsourcing since the industrial revolution,” he said. The problem is one of communications, he argues, and complexity. A car has roughly 15,000-20,000 parts; a plane has more than 2,000,000 parts.

“The concern is that each organisation did what it was asked but there was a failure to bring the whole thing together, to integrate the systems,” he said. Gupta thinks that with better communication and organisation – what he calls “24 hour knowledge factories” – outsourcing could pull off feats as complex as the Dreamliner.

Read the article by the Guardian.

TechNewsWorld: “Lawyers Smack Sony’s Hand as It Reaches for Hotz’s Hard Drive”

Pace professor Darren Hayes is quoted in another TechNewsWorld article. He’s increasingly turned to for expertise and comments in areas from computer security and forensics to mobile safety. His views include a legal opinion on a constitutional right “to read anonymously, and case law shows that this right extends to the right to online privacy.”

Pace professor Darren Hayes is quoted in two TechNewsWorld articles. He’s increasingly turned to for expertise and comments in areas from computer security and forensics to mobile safety. In the article, “Lawyers Smack Sony’s Handas It Reaches for Hotz’s Hard Drive”, TechNewsWorld reports that his views include a legal opinion on a constitutional right “to read anonymously, and case law shows that this right extends to the right to online privacy.”

The second TechNewsWorld article Hayes is quoted in, “The Chinese Government’s Gremlins in Google’s Works”, features Hayes’ expertise on computer security yet again as he offers his knowledge of the internet restrictions in China:

“There are so many restrictions in China, from blocked websites like BBC News, to filtered searches,” Pace University’s Hayes told TechNewsWorld. “One Harvard study estimated that 18,000 websites are blocked from within mainland China.”

Even heavily censored Baidu, China’s largest search engine, isn’t clean enough for the Chinese government. Last month, government officials started Panguso, a government-sponsored search firm devoid of controversial references.

“At the end of the day, the Chinese government probably feels that they could simply set up their own email system, implement greater control of email traffic, in a similar fashion to how China has successfully developed their own popular search engines,” Hayes explained.

Some of the earlier articles Darren Hayes has been featured in include The ExaminerNieman WatchdogThe New Yorker blog,Government Executive MagazineTechNewsWorldFlint JournalPOLITICO’S Morning Defense, and CNN.

Visit the Seidenberg School of Computer Science here.

Wall Street Journal, Business Wire, and Patch:”Teens Helping Seniors Learn Tech Skills”

In an aging society, Professor Jean Coppola’s work training students to help older people learn computing struck with various news media. In the last 2 months she has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Business Wire, Phillyburbs.com and the New Rochelle Patch.

In an aging society, Professor Jean Coppola’s work training students to help older people learn computing struck with various news media.
Coppola has most recently been interviewed in a Wall Street Journal article, but in the last 2 months she has also been covered in Business Wire, Phillyburbs.com and the New Rochelle Patch.

Read the most recent article in the Wall Street Journal.

Take a look at Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science here.

The New Yorker blog, Investor’s Business Daily and others: “IBM’s Watson Aims Far Beyond ‘Jeopardy’ Matchup”

Professor Darren Hayes is quoted in multiple articles about a Jeopardy game show which tests man against machine (IBM’S Watson supercomputer). Hayes showcases his knowledge of homeland security and computer forensics.

From the Investor’s Business Daily (Investors.com) article:

Darren Hayes, computer information systems program chairman at New York’s Pace University, adds national defense to the list. Hayes is not connected with IBM or Watson, but based on his expertise in computer forensics and homeland security, he says the technology could significantly assist in that arena.

“The focus (on homeland security) has been on information gathering — license plates, credit card transactions, Internet activity, flight manifests, telephone records, bank transactions, and so on — for millions of people. Synthesizing those terabytes of information is tremendously challenging,” Hayes said, adding that Watson can pull together these vast amounts of data much faster than earlier technology.

Hayes’ knowledge and expertise was also used in The New Yorker blog, NYConvergence.com and the Seattle Weekly blog.

Since December, Hayes has been sought after by multiple media, from CNN and Fox News to Government Executive Magazine, for views on other topics including the security of federal computer systems and Wikileaks.

Check out Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems here.

Flint Journal (Michigan): “WikiLeaks controversy prompts concerns over troops’ access to electronic communication while overseas”

“The Pentagon is dealing with a lot of sensitive material,” said Darren Hayes, a computer forensics and security expert and a professor at Pace.

“I do think free and open access to e-mail and social networking sites for troops stationed abroad is going to be debated.”

Photo credit: Courtesy of www.army.mil

“The Pentagon is dealing with a lot of sensitive material,” said Darren Hayes, a computer forensics and security expert and a professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York.

“I do think free and open access to e-mail and social networking sites for troops stationed abroad is going to be debated.”

Read the story on MLive.com