NewsmakersMark Wambach, assistant professor in NTID’s Information and Computing Studies Department, received the 2013 Capacity Building Award from AccessComputing in January in Portland, Ore.
RIT people in the news – Winter 2012-2013
Marcos Esterman, Brian Thorn, Callie Babbitt, Maria Eugenia Fumagalli, won best paper at ASME’s International Design Engineering Technical Conference for “A Framework for the Integration of System Engineering and Functional Analysis Techniques to the Goal and Scope of Life Cycle Assessment.”
James Ferwerda, associate professor and Xerox chair in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, published “Tangible imaging systems merge the real and virtual worlds” in SPIE/Journal of Electronic Imaging.
Ernest Fokoue, assistant professor of statistics in the John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied StatisticsCQAS, was recently named a member of the International Statistical Institute.
Scott Grasman, industrial and systems engineering department chair, co-authored three textbooks in 2011-2012: Decision Making in Service Industries, Collaborative and Distributed E-Research, and Hydrogen Energy and Vehicle Systems.
Satish Kandlikar, professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded the 2012 Heat Transfer Memorial Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for outstanding research contribution in the field, at the society’s conference in Houston in late fall.
Satish Kandlikar, professor of mechanical engineering, had the paper, “Controlling bubble motion over hearted surface through evaporation momentum force to enhance pool boiling heat transfer” published in Applied Physics Letters.
SungYoung Kim, assistant professor in the electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering technology department, received a patent for “Device, method, program, and system for canceling crosstalk when reproducing sound through plurality of speakers arranged around listener” in December 2012.
Santosh Kurinec, professor of microelectronic engineering, was awarded the 2012 Technical Field Award for Undergraduate Teaching from the IEEE Education Society at its annual International Electron Devices Society Meeting on Dec. 11 in San Francisco.
James Perkins co-director of medical illustration, won the British Medical Association 2012 Illustrated Book Award for Netter’s Neurology, second edition. The BMA recognized Perkins with the same honor in 2008.
RIT people in the news – Fall 2012
Amitrajeet Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, presented “Positive and Negative Externalities in Innovation, Trade and Regional Economic Growth” and “A Multi-Region Model of Economic Growth With Human Capital and Negative Externalities in Innovation,” at the Regional Science Association International in Tokyo.
Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy, participated in a debate on offshoring during the InformationWeek 500 conference in California on Sept. 10.
Anne Houtman, head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, co-wrote Scientific American’s Environmental Science in a Changing World, published by W.H. Freeman Publishers in 2012.
Jeff Lodge, associate professor in the Thomas Gosnell School of Life Sciences, presented “Wastewater treatment and algal biofuels production: Feedstocks to use and growth parameters of various algae,” at the New Energy Forum held in Guangzhou, China, Oct. 18-22.
Andrew Phelps, professor in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, presented “Rocket Jumping through the Game of Life” at TEDxRochester in the Geva Theatre Center Nov. 5.
Rudy Pugliese, professor of communication, and Kunal Puri, a recent graduate of the communication and media technologies program, have published “Sex, Lies, and Video Games: Moral Panics or Uses and Gratifications” in the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society.
Andrew Sears, dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, has been named to the Accessibility Committee of the U.S. Public Policy Council of the Association for Computing Machinery. The council develops tools and standards to help extend Web accessibility to all persons.
Lawrence Torcello, assistant professor of philosophy, presented “Free Speech, Public Discourse and the Moral Blameworthiness of Suffering Fools” at the University of Western Australia on Sept. 4.
RIT people in the news – Summer 2012
Conerly Casey, associate professor of anthropology, recently published “Memory and Ill Health in Post-invasion Kuwait,” in Anthropology News.
Javier Espinosa, assistant professor of economics, recently published “Maternal Bereavement: The Heightened Mortality of Mothers After the Death of a Child,” in Economics and Human Biology.
Richard Newman, professor of history, has been named committee chairperson for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, presented for the study of the African-American experience. The award, established in 1999 to stimulate scholarship in the field by honoring outstanding accomplishments, will be presented in February.
James Winebrake, dean, College of Liberal Arts, recently published the article “Estimating the Direct Rebound Effect for On-Road Freight Transportation” in Energy Policy. The paper provides a critical review of the literature related to heavy-duty vehicles’ rebound effect.
RIT people in the news – Spring 2012
Mary Lynn Broe, the Caroline Werner Gannett Professor of Humanities, was invited to read from published and new work at the opening session of the annual Women in Music Festival, March 26-31, at the Eastman School of Music.
Bob Chung, professor in the School of Print Media, presented at the ISO TC130 Meeting on international printing standards April 23–18 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Chung also conducted a one-day seminar on ISO printing standards and conformity assessment on May 7 in Taipei, Taiwan.
John Ettlie, the Benjamin Forman Chair for Research, was ranked 12th in the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars and 10th in the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars Based on Eight Top Management and Marketing Journals, according to a 2012 Product Development and Management Association perspective by Pianpian Yang and Lei Tao.
Jim Ferwerda, associate professor and Xerox Endowed Chair in Imaging Science, presented “Through a glass brightly: Material appearance and image quality” at Predicting Perceptions, the Third International Conference on Appearance in April in Edinburgh and also at the Vision Sciences Society Conference in May in Naples, Fla.
Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy, presented a keynote address April 11 at Hobart and William Smith College. His talk focused on factors related to the nation’s unemployment recovery and the job outsourcing movement.
Christine Keiner, associate professor of science, technology and society/public policy, presented “Science, Values and the Clash of Cultures in Chesapeake Environmental Policymaking: Potential Insights for Bay Restoration from the History of Maryland Oyster Conservation,” March 27 at the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee meeting.
Thomas Kim, associate professor of biochemistry, co-authored the poster presentation “Do You ‘See’ What I See? Students’ Use of Biology Representation” with RIT professors Kate Wright and Dina Newman and undergraduate student Nick Fisk at the Conference on Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education June 3–7 in St. Paul, Minn.
Brian Koberlein, senior lecturer in physics, participated in a TedXRochester talk about his inquiry-based science education project, Prove Your World, in November.
David Merrit, professor of physics, presented “Supermassive Black Holes and Nuclear Dynamics” at the Astrophysical Black Holes program May 21–26 in Como, Italy.
David Messinger, director, Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, was an invited speaker at the Department of Energy Conference on Data Analysis at Los Alamos National Laboratory Feb. 29–March 2. Graduate student Jamie Albano won the Best Student Poster prize.
Jim Perkins, co-director of the medical illustration program, is participating in the traveling exhibit Anatomy of an Image, now on display at the École Supérieure Estienne des Arts et Industries Graphiques in Paris.
Grover Swartzlander, associate professor of physics in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, published “Obtaining Spatial Information from an Extremely Unresolved Source,” in Optics Letters, Dec. 15, 2011.
RIT people in the news – Winter 2011-2012
Sara Armengot, assistant professor of Spanish, was elected to a three-year term as a delegate on the assembly of the Modern Language Association, the largest and most prominent nationwide professional association for scholars in the fields of literature and languages.
Peter Bajorski, associate professor, Center for Quality and Applied Statistics, published Statistics for Imaging, Optics and Photonics, a concise resource with examples from remote sensing, color science, printing, astronomy and other related disciplines.
Mary Lynn Broe, the Caroline Werner Gannett Professor of Humanities, spoke about Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk at the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies conference in May in Istanbul.
Barbra Cerio-Iocco and Elizabeth Kmiecinski, co-chairs of nutrition management, presented “Outcomes of Off-site Corporate Training and Lessons for Hospitality and Tourism Education Programs” at EuroCHRIE in October at the American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Don Figer, director, Center for Detectors, presented detector research at the Single Photon Workshop 2011 in Germany; presented massive star research at the Central Kiloparsec in Galactic Nuclei in Germany; and gave talks at the Single-Photon Imaging and Techniques and the Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets conferences in San Diego during the summer.
Chance Glenn, professor and associate dean of graduate studies, was the keynote speaker at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-sponsored conference Dec. 23-25 in Xi’an, China. He presented “Efficient Digital Communications from Chaotic Dynamical Systems Theory” at the 2011 International Conference on Opto-Electronics.
Sean Hansen, assistant professor of management information systems, has been recognized as the first runner-up for his 2010 doctoral dissertation, “A Socio-technical Perspective on Requirements Engineering” at the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems in Shanghai, China.
Andrea Hickerson, assistant professor of communication, and Xanthe Matychak, lecturer in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, presented “Binary Bitches: Keeping Open Source Open to Women” March 10 at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.
Wei Le, assistant professor of computing and information sciences, has been awarded a $50,000 Faculty Research Grant from the Google Research Awards program to support her proposal of “A Value-Based, White Box Testing Framework.”
Jim Perkins, professor of medical illustration, participated in “Anatomy of an Image,” an exhibit at the World Congress of the Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques Nov. 5 in Strasbourg, France.
Michael Ruhling, professor of fine arts/music and RIT Orchestra music director, was a visiting scholar in music history at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Feb. 26–March 1. He conducted chamber orchestra rehearsals and performances and presented seminars and lectures on performing Haydn’s Farewell Symphony.