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schneiderDr. Jennifer Schneider


Collaboratory for Resiliency and Recovery

Dr. Jennifer Schneider, CIH is the Eugene H. Fram Chair of Applied Critical Thinking in Academic Affairs and professor in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety at RIT. She founded and leads the cross university Collaboratory for Resiliency & Recovery @ RIT. Prior to RIT, Dr. Schneider was in corporate Environmental, Health & Safety for Kodak, Mobil and ITT/Goulds. She served on the local HAZMAT team, and comes from a family of first responders.

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As the RIT Fram chair, Dr. Schneider leads a university wide, student focused initiative to develop critical thinking that encompasses over 600 courses annually, scholarship and multiple events. As a faculty, Dr. Schneider has developed and taught 12 courses and has chaired almost 100 graduate thesis/ projects and 75 senior projects. She enjoys mentoring students at all levels of learning and has earned awards for her engagement of students.

Research Interests include: multidimensional sustainability, stewardship of hazardous materials, critical infrastructure and disaster management through application of risk analysis and decision systems. She is an RIT Million Dollar PI, a Board of Trustees Scholar award winner (2014). She is extended faculty to the Golisano Institute of Sustainability at RIT, and associated faculty of the Imaging Products Laboratory of the Center for Imaging Science and the Laboratory for Environmental Computing and Decision-making.

Dr. Schneider is very involved in her professional community, and an abbreviated list follows: She serves on the US TAG 268 of the ISO 37101 standard. Dr. Schneider was appointed by Honorable NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to NY Respond Commission in 2012. She has served on the National Academy of Sciences, Offshore Windfarm Health and Safety Standards Committee (2012/3); OSHA Regional 2 Center Technical PI, Genesee Valley Safety Conference Executive Board Member (1997-) Treasurer (2009- 2017); Dr. Schneider is a 25 year diplomate of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, (comprehensive practice, CP#7273), a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, Air and Waste Management Association, Military Operations Research Society - Risk & Decision Systems (MORS), and the Great Lakes Hazard Coalition.

romanowskiDr. Carol Romanowski

Dr. Carol Romanowski is an industrial engineer with expertise in data mining and advanced data analysis.  She joined RIT in 2005, and is currently a professor in Computer Science within the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, where she teaches graduate classes in data mining and data preparation.  Dr. Romanowski is also affiliated with the Computing Security department and the PhD program, and is supervising several master’s level students working on projects in critical infrastructure protection.  She has worked on grants funded by the LMI, the Department of Labor, DHS, NSF, and MIT/Lincoln Labs.




Dr. Sumita Mishra is a professor in RIT’s Department of Computing Security. She teaches networking and security courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her current research interests are in security for resource constrained networks and critical infrastructure protection. Funding sources for Dr. Mishra’s current and past projects include National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, Air Force Research Lab – Rome, Air Force Research Lab – Wright Patterson, NASA and Boeing. She is a board member and membership co-chair of ACM Networking Networking (N2) Women, and Secretary of the IEEE Joint Communications and Aerospace Society, Rochester chapter. Dr. Mishra has served on program committees of several IEEE and ACM conferences. She has published over 60 articles in national and international journals and conferences.


Dr. Rajendra K Raj

Dr. Rajendra K. Raj is a professor with RIT’s Computer Science and Computing Security departments. His research interests focus on secure computing in the context of distributed and mobile systems, Big Data management and analytics, and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Raj is also interested in computing education methodologies, and is involved in program assessment, evaluation and accreditation; he is currently a Commissioner with ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission. He teaches a variety of courses in security, cloud and large-scale data management, and distributed systems. Prior to RIT, he was a software designer, developer, architect and manager in the Information Technology Division at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he architected, built and managed globally distributed infrastructures for financial applications handling Big Data. Dr. Raj’s research has been funded from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, and LMI.


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