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Stevens President's Letter 2006

  1. 1. “With engineering, science and technology management having a profound and growing impact in every area of modern life, the national leadership role of Stevens Institute of Technology is more important and more challenging than ever.” A Report from President Harold J. Raveché Fall 2006Stevens Institute of TechnologyCastle Point on HudsonHoboken, NJ 07030-5991www.stevens.edu
  2. 2. Dear Colleague: Per aspera ad astra – ‘Through adversity to the stars’ – is the motto shared by Stevens Institute of Technology and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, an agency whose Manned Spaceflight Center in Houston was once directed by a Stevens graduate, Aaron B. Cohen. The Latin phrase could also serve as a secondary motto for the entire American enterprise, from the nation’s founding (in which the “first family of invention in the US” – the Stevenses – played a pivotal role), through territorial expansion, civil war, world war, nuclear standoff, the race to the moon, global engagement and the vexing struggle with global terrorism. In all phases of the American story, historic out- comes were shaped first by the Stevens family, later by countless direct beneficiaries of their philanthropic legacy, affecting millions of lives for the better. And with each May Commencement, the Institute graduates those knowledgeable and skillful leaders who are capable of reaching the stars signified by our motto. With engineering, science and technology management having a profound and grow- ing impact in every area of modern life – business, medicine, academe, politics, the arts, law and homeland security – the national leadership role of Stevens Institute of Technology is more important and more challenging than ever. America’s global industrial competitiveness now rests on cultivating engineers and sci- entists who advance the frontiers of their fields with the highest levels of creative inventiveness, and on managers who understand how to reap the full potential of technology for the growth of their business. Stevens is well prepared to help our nation meet these challenges with its rich legacy of broad-based education and the distinctive approach of Technogenesis®, which integrates education, research and the launching of new businesses based on the intellectual property of the Institute, in con- cert with external partners. In the past year, Stevens sold its second Technogenesis Company, PlasmaSol Corporation; we graduated our largest undergraduate and graduate classes in history; realized major successes in sponsored research; had a banner year in student athletics; and welcomed a stellar group of new teaching and research faculty.The President’s Report 1
  3. 3. Dear Colleague: Per aspera ad astra – ‘Through adversity to the stars’ – is the motto shared by Stevens Institute of Technology and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, an agency whose Manned Spaceflight Center in Houston was once directed by a Stevens graduate, Aaron B. Cohen. The Latin phrase could also serve as a secondary motto for the entire American enterprise, from the nation’s founding (in which the “first family of invention in the US” – the Stevenses – played a pivotal role), through territorial expansion, civil war, world war, nuclear standoff, the race to the moon, global engagement and the vexing struggle with global terrorism. In all phases of the American story, historic out- comes were shaped first by the Stevens family, later by countless direct beneficiaries of their philanthropic legacy, affecting millions of lives for the better. And with each May Commencement, the Institute graduates those knowledgeable and skillful leaders who are capable of reaching the stars signified by our motto. With engineering, science and technology management having a profound and grow- ing impact in every area of modern life – business, medicine, academe, politics, the arts, law and homeland security – the national leadership role of Stevens Institute of Technology is more important and more challenging than ever. America’s global industrial competitiveness now rests on cultivating engineers and sci- entists who advance the frontiers of their fields with the highest levels of creative inventiveness, and on managers who understand how to reap the full potential of technology for the growth of their business. Stevens is well prepared to help our nation meet these challenges with its rich legacy of broad-based education and the distinctive approach of Technogenesis®, which integrates education, research and the launching of new businesses based on the intellectual property of the Institute, in con- cert with external partners. In the past year, Stevens sold its second Technogenesis Company, PlasmaSol Corporation; we graduated our largest undergraduate and graduate classes in history; realized major successes in sponsored research; had a banner year in student athletics; and welcomed a stellar group of new teaching and research faculty.The President’s Report 1
  4. 4. The Maritime Security Laboratory (MSL) was founded with funding from the Office of Naval Research Professor of Electrical Engineering and member of the National Academy of Engineering Victor and will soon establish its facilities in The Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. Center. Dean of Engineering George P. Lawrence, who is also an Associate Dean for Special Programs in The Schaefer School, has established Korfiatis serves as founding director; Center for Maritime Systems Director Michael S. Bruno is the prin- the Center for Intelligent Networked Systems, or iNetS, which will promote the next generation of cipal investigator for the major research initiatives; and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor advanced micro-robotics. Barry Bunin is a chief architect of the MSL infrastructure. As increasing attention is given to research in estuaries and environments with shallow water, Stevens’ newly established research center for Intelligent Under overall leadership from Lawrence, Stuart Tewksbury, security at the local, state and fed- high spatial and temporal variability, high turbidity, fresh Networked Systems (iNetS) will harness the strong compe- Director of the Electrical and Computer Engineering eral levels, maritime security has water inflow, variable tides, strong currents, strong stratifica- tence of Stevens and industrial facilities to research, invent, Department, and Frank Fernandez, the Center for iNetS come into focus as one area where tion, vessel traffic and limited shoreline access,” said Hady R. create and develop transformational technologies as well as focuses on six areas of research: improvement is critical. In a Salloum, Director of Technology Applications at MSL. “The practical tools that have both industrial and consumer appli- response to this need, Stevens, in combination of the expertise in various technical domains cations. Many different user appliances will be embedded 1. Network/information interoperability for secure multilevel partnership with the US Navy, has coupled with the access to and knowledge of the realistic with intelligence and be enhanced and assisted by real-time sharing. established a research facility environment of the New York Harbor and the Hudson River systems. Intelligent networks will provide media translations, founded with an initial grant from makes MSL a uniquely qualified national laboratory for protocol conversion, database integration and caching. The 2. Engineered network systems, the US Office of Naval Research. research and technology for maritime security.” center will pay particular attention to secure and robust infor- led by Professor Yu-Dong Yao. mation services and the use of embedded intelligent networks Maritime security poses an The MSL gains additional strength from existing Stevens to further the objectives of US Homeland Security. 3. Distributed cooperative systems’ immense challenge: The US mar- Centers, including The Center for Maritime Systems, The New increased use of unmanned plat- itime border consists of 95,000 York Harbor Observing and Prediction Center; The Design and “We’re trying to look at ways in which we can make the best forms (robotics), led by Professor Hady R. Salloum miles of shoreline and more than Manufacturing Institute (DMI); The Wireless Network Security use of information and find out how it can aid us. Embedded Hongbin Li. 350 official ports of entry. The MSL Center (WiNSeC); The Center for Intelligent Networked intelligence is perhaps one of the most important areas of will address awareness of threats and vulnerabilities, preven- Systems (iNetS); and The Center for Decision Technology information and communications technology in this decade,” 4. Information gathering, under- tion and protection against threats and the response to (CDT). said Victor Lawrence, Associate Dean and Batchelor Chair standing and reduction/secure sur- potential attacks. Professor of Engineering in The Schaefer School of veillance systems, led by Professor To demonstrate a unique role for the MSL, a multi-disciplinary, Engineering. “It’s used in everything from consumer electron- Hong Man. Professor Yu-Dong Yao Stevens is strongly positioned to address multiple areas of intensive six-month project to run an experiment on the ics to industrial equipment, military systems and networks of maritime security. The Institute has developed technical and detection and classification of moving underwater objects was all sorts. And embedded intelligence is influencing almost 5. Information mining and analysis, led by Professor R. practical expertise in areas such as ocean engineering, wireless commissioned. This experiment is running in the maritime every aspect of our lives and bringing about changes in our Chandramouli. networking, communications, computer science and decision environment of the New York Harbor, using threat assessment businesses, defense, society and the way we live, work and entertain ourselves.” 6. Network and information security and reliability/cybersecu- analysis, all of which will be used to support the MSL. algorithms, control algorithms, systems-level data manage- rity, led by Professor Manu Malek. ment and fusion, and addressing scenarios of concern to the “Stevens’ location on the Hudson River is a competitive Navy as well as other Departent of Defense and Department iNetS is an area of information and communications technolo- advantage. It gives us access to a realistic environment that of Homeland Security agencies. gy that will have a broad and profound effect in the 21st cen- allows to perform practical testing, measurements and tury. Embedded intelligence in devices and communications networks will help us gather information and make decisions that will improve effectiveness and productivity of govern- In a related area, the historic high-speed testing tank at the Center for Maritime Systems’ Davidson Lab ment, businesses and households. They will make real-time underwent a major $4 Million renovation project that has created at Stevens the finest testing facility of decisions ranging from the identity of possible terrorists in air- ports to the need to make purchases to re-stock a refrigerator. its kind in the world. The kick-off symposium to dedicate the reopened lab will take place in December of this year. “We will see intelligent computing simplify and enhance our daily lives in areas as diverse as energy sources, transportation systems, communication and household maintenance,” said Throughout the past 70 years, the Davidson Laboratory has and applied naval architecture and ocean design studies,” Lawrence. “It will create new markets, moving us from the been one of the world’s leading centers for research and edu- said Michael Bruno, Professor and Director of the Center for information age to the knowledge age where we are able to cation in the areas of Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering Maritime Systems. obtain useful information. Our world will converge to form a and Marine Environmental Engineering. During the past 18 single universe of experience. We will be able to communicate months, the lab’s famous Towing Tank, also known as Tank “The significantly increased size of the tank will allow us to with anyone or anything at anytime and anywhere.” #3, has undergone a complete renovation. Everything, from study ships, structures and ocean physics at much larger scale the design of the tank to the installation of the wave maker than in the past,” said Bruno. A viewing area has been incor- and beach structures, has been redone. “The new towing porated near the center of the tank. The area’s glass win- tank will be the most advanced facility of its kind in the dows, which span the full water column, enable flow visuali- United States, providing Stevens with exciting new capabilities zation studies of the test models and greatly enhance studies to perform both fundamental and hydrodynamic research, of coastal waves and sediment transport.The President’s Report 3
  5. 5. The Maritime Security Laboratory (MSL) was founded with funding from the Office of Naval Research Professor of Electrical Engineering and member of the National Academy of Engineering Victor and will soon establish its facilities in The Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. Center. Dean of Engineering George P. Lawrence, who is also an Associate Dean for Special Programs in The Schaefer School, has established Korfiatis serves as founding director; Center for Maritime Systems Director Michael S. Bruno is the prin- the Center for Intelligent Networked Systems, or iNetS, which will promote the next generation of cipal investigator for the major research initiatives; and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor advanced micro-robotics. Barry Bunin is a chief architect of the MSL infrastructure. As increasing attention is given to research in estuaries and environments with shallow water, Stevens’ newly established research center for Intelligent Under overall leadership from Lawrence, Stuart Tewksbury, security at the local, state and fed- high spatial and temporal variability, high turbidity, fresh Networked Systems (iNetS) will harness the strong compe- Director of the Electrical and Computer Engineering eral levels, maritime security has water inflow, variable tides, strong currents, strong stratifica- tence of Stevens and industrial facilities to research, invent, Department, and Frank Fernandez, the Center for iNetS come into focus as one area where tion, vessel traffic and limited shoreline access,” said Hady R. create and develop transformational technologies as well as focuses on six areas of research: improvement is critical. In a Salloum, Director of Technology Applications at MSL. “The practical tools that have both industrial and consumer appli- response to this need, Stevens, in combination of the expertise in various technical domains cations. Many different user appliances will be embedded 1. Network/information interoperability for secure multilevel partnership with the US Navy, has coupled with the access to and knowledge of the realistic with intelligence and be enhanced and assisted by real-time sharing. established a research facility environment of the New York Harbor and the Hudson River systems. Intelligent networks will provide media translations, founded with an initial grant from makes MSL a uniquely qualified national laboratory for protocol conversion, database integration and caching. The 2. Engineered network systems, the US Office of Naval Research. research and technology for maritime security.” center will pay particular attention to secure and robust infor- led by Professor Yu-Dong Yao. mation services and the use of embedded intelligent networks Maritime security poses an The MSL gains additional strength from existing Stevens to further the objectives of US Homeland Security. 3. Distributed cooperative systems’ immense challenge: The US mar- Centers, including The Center for Maritime Systems, The New increased use of unmanned plat- itime border consists of 95,000 York Harbor Observing and Prediction Center; The Design and “We’re trying to look at ways in which we can make the best forms (robotics), led by Professor Hady R. Salloum miles of shoreline and more than Manufacturing Institute (DMI); The Wireless Network Security use of information and find out how it can aid us. Embedded Hongbin Li. 350 official ports of entry. The MSL Center (WiNSeC); The Center for Intelligent Networked intelligence is perhaps one of the most important areas of will address awareness of threats and vulnerabilities, preven- Systems (iNetS); and The Center for Decision Technology information and communications technology in this decade,” 4. Information gathering, under- tion and protection against threats and the response to (CDT). said Victor Lawrence, Associate Dean and Batchelor Chair standing and reduction/secure sur- potential attacks. Professor of Engineering in The Schaefer School of veillance systems, led by Professor To demonstrate a unique role for the MSL, a multi-disciplinary, Engineering. “It’s used in everything from consumer electron- Hong Man. Professor Yu-Dong Yao Stevens is strongly positioned to address multiple areas of intensive six-month project to run an experiment on the ics to industrial equipment, military systems and networks of maritime security. The Institute has developed technical and detection and classification of moving underwater objects was all sorts. And embedded intelligence is influencing almost 5. Information mining and analysis, led by Professor R. practical expertise in areas such as ocean engineering, wireless commissioned. This experiment is running in the maritime every aspect of our lives and bringing about changes in our Chandramouli. networking, communications, computer science and decision environment of the New York Harbor, using threat assessment businesses, defense, society and the way we live, work and entertain ourselves.” 6. Network and information security and reliability/cybersecu- analysis, all of which will be used to support the MSL. algorithms, control algorithms, systems-level data manage- rity, led by Professor Manu Malek. ment and fusion, and addressing scenarios of concern to the “Stevens’ location on the Hudson River is a competitive Navy as well as other Departent of Defense and Department iNetS is an area of information and communications technolo- advantage. It gives us access to a realistic environment that of Homeland Security agencies. gy that will have a broad and profound effect in the 21st cen- allows to perform practical testing, measurements and tury. Embedded intelligence in devices and communications networks will help us gather information and make decisions that will improve effectiveness and productivity of govern- In a related area, the historic high-speed testing tank at the Center for Maritime Systems’ Davidson Lab ment, businesses and households. They will make real-time underwent a major $4 Million renovation project that has created at Stevens the finest testing facility of decisions ranging from the identity of possible terrorists in air- ports to the need to make purchases to re-stock a refrigerator. its kind in the world. The kick-off symposium to dedicate the reopened lab will take place in December of this year. “We will see intelligent computing simplify and enhance our daily lives in areas as diverse as energy sources, transportation systems, communication and household maintenance,” said Throughout the past 70 years, the Davidson Laboratory has and applied naval architecture and ocean design studies,” Lawrence. “It will create new markets, moving us from the been one of the world’s leading centers for research and edu- said Michael Bruno, Professor and Director of the Center for information age to the knowledge age where we are able to cation in the areas of Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering Maritime Systems. obtain useful information. Our world will converge to form a and Marine Environmental Engineering. During the past 18 single universe of experience. We will be able to communicate months, the lab’s famous Towing Tank, also known as Tank “The significantly increased size of the tank will allow us to with anyone or anything at anytime and anywhere.” #3, has undergone a complete renovation. Everything, from study ships, structures and ocean physics at much larger scale the design of the tank to the installation of the wave maker than in the past,” said Bruno. A viewing area has been incor- and beach structures, has been redone. “The new towing porated near the center of the tank. The area’s glass win- tank will be the most advanced facility of its kind in the dows, which span the full water column, enable flow visuali- United States, providing Stevens with exciting new capabilities zation studies of the test models and greatly enhance studies to perform both fundamental and hydrodynamic research, of coastal waves and sediment transport.The President’s Report 3
  6. 6. Interdisciplinary research in nanotechnology is going forward in nanomaterials, nanomachines, micro- International outreach through partnerships with other academic institutions and multi-national compa- chemical systems and nano/microbiology. Nanotechnology stands out as a likely launch pad to a new nies and industries is expanding Stevens’ global footprint and establishing our presence in higher educa- technological era, because it focuses on perhaps the final engineering scales that people have yet to tion and research worldwide. master. Stevens is aggregating the expertise to meet the challenges of this new frontier. In an article published in the flagship newsletter of the Sloan board members, drawn from Fortune 500 companies as well Consortium, Stevens’ WebCampus received high praise for its as from some of the country’s top universities. Professor Frank Fisher, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Libera’s team of Professors Henry Du and Svetlana China Program, a unique initiative that offers graduate Engineering, received a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Sukhishvili from Stevens, Patricia Soteropolous (PHRI/UMDNJ) degrees to dozens of Chinese students in Beijing. According Dr. Maureen Weatherall, Vice grant from the National Science Foundation to enhance the and Treena Arinzeh (NJIT) obtained the Dip Pen to John R. Bourne, Sloan-C executive director, Stevens is “a President for University research and educational initiatives under way at Stevens in Nanolithography System for Surface Nanofunctionalization vigorous entrepreneurial institution, engaged in many new Enrollment and Academic the areas of nanotechnology and multi-scale engineering. (DPN) to research how individual cells behave when they stick forms of education, including online education and the off- Services, delivered a talk to a to a surface. Such work may lead to new sensors that can shore education trade.” The Sloan Consortium is the nation’s gathering of global university Acquired in collaboration with Professors Henry Du, Yong detect trace quantities of harmful chemicals and new tools for premier online learning association. presidents at an international Shi and Zhenqi Zhu, the Nanoscale Manipulation and biomedical research and clinical diagnostics. DPN is among education conference in Beijing Experimental Characterization Instrument (NMECI) will provide the newest and most advanced scientific tools for controlling Stevens’ courses in China are “delivered one-third online by in late 2005. Weatherall’s lecture nanometer-resolution, scanning electron microscope compati- how the surfaces of materials interact with their surroundings, Stevens’ faculty, another third on-ground by Stevens’ faculty was given at the International ble manipulation, enabling critical nanoscale experimental and can create patterns that are almost 1,000 times smaller visiting China, and another third by US-trained Chinese facul- Forum of University Presidents investigations spanning many key emerging nano/microtech- than those in state-of-the-art electronic devices like advanced ty at the host institution,” said Robert Ubell, Dean of Online (IFUP-ICT 05), held in conjunction nology areas at Stevens. These will include nanomaterials computer chips. Furthermore, DPN can deposit as little as a Learning at Stevens, who manages Stevens’ education and with the 50th anniversary of the development/characterization, nano/micro sensors and actua- few molecules at each point in the surface pattern, and this training programs in China. founding of Beijing University of tors, and micro-chemical/mechanical systems. capability gives scientists and engineers impressive new con- Posts and Telecommunications trol over chemical reactions that occur at very specific points Since the program was launched three years ago, about a Professor Matthew Libera, Professor of Materials (BUPT). She reported on the aca- Maureen Weatherall on a surface. dozen Stevens’ faculty have taught at Stevens partner institu- Engineering, also received a MRI grant from the NSF. demic aims of Technogenesis, the tions, Beijing Institute of Technology, one of China’s top engi- Stevens’ entrepreneurial approach to higher education. neering schools, and Central University of Finance Economics, the nation’s leading banking and finance school. Faculty who Experts from Stevens and Tallaght Institute of Technology, travel to China provide intense education for a period of sev- Dublin, Ireland, in April delivered a joint international presen- eral weeks and then return to the US. While Stevens provides tation at the Interphex 2006 Conference held at the Javits instruction not only in Beijing but online from Hoboken, the Center in New York City. The presentation unveiled a new Our Biomedical Engineering program is equipped with new labs and faculty, and with a growing, highly host provides infrastructure—classrooms, computers, and and innovative initiative to create an International Center for marketing—as well as local faculty for a third of the curricu- Pharmaceutical Education (ICPE), which will provide a full energized undergraduate constituency that is engaged in entrepreneurial research and activity within lum. Thirty students have already received their masters range of technical education and training, granting degrees the field. degrees from Stevens at ceremonies conducted in Beijing. All and qualifications to the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry courses are taught in English, whether by Stevens or partner worldwide. faculty. After a spirited meeting with Professor Arthur Ritter, The presentation, “How a US and European Educational Stevens’ Director of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Thomas “Stevens has carved out a niche market in a country with a Partnership Can Provide a Complete Range of Educational Haher ’72 was determined to help create, as he put it, “the huge potential demand for technology education and US and Training Qualifications to the Pharmaceutical/Healthcare finest Biomedical Engineering Laboratory in the country” at degrees,” concluded Bourne in his article in Sloan-C Views. Industry Worldwide,” was delivered by Professor Richard Stevens. Together with his associates at Clinical Engineering Berkof, Distinguished Industry Professor of Mechanical Services, Inc., Haher set out to program to provide generous Also, in December, two of the nation’s prominent corporate Engineering and Director of the Pharmaceutical donations of in-kind biomed lab equipment and installation learning executives, Luther Tai of Consolidated Edison Manufacturing Engineering Program, and Dr. Edwin Carey, services to Stevens. The plan was to facilitate a collaborative Company and Kee Meng Yeo of Johnson & Johnson, joined Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the Tallaght Institute of partnership based in a comprehensive menu of biomechanical the Board of Directors of WebCampus.Stevens. The two Technology. studies, while also offering enhanced training opportunities industry leaders complement a notable group of current for Stevens students. “By promoting work on real-time proj- ects and interaction with experts in the field,” said Haher, “this gift can only have a positive impact on accomplishing our shared goal of minimizing the gap between academia and current industry needs.” Haher stands as a shining exam- ple of alumni who give back to Stevens by sharing their expertise and professional partnerships to benefit new gener- ations of students.The President’s Report 5
  7. 7. Interdisciplinary research in nanotechnology is going forward in nanomaterials, nanomachines, micro- International outreach through partnerships with other academic institutions and multi-national compa- chemical systems and nano/microbiology. Nanotechnology stands out as a likely launch pad to a new nies and industries is expanding Stevens’ global footprint and establishing our presence in higher educa- technological era, because it focuses on perhaps the final engineering scales that people have yet to tion and research worldwide. master. Stevens is aggregating the expertise to meet the challenges of this new frontier. In an article published in the flagship newsletter of the Sloan board members, drawn from Fortune 500 companies as well Consortium, Stevens’ WebCampus received high praise for its as from some of the country’s top universities. Professor Frank Fisher, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Libera’s team of Professors Henry Du and Svetlana China Program, a unique initiative that offers graduate Engineering, received a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Sukhishvili from Stevens, Patricia Soteropolous (PHRI/UMDNJ) degrees to dozens of Chinese students in Beijing. According Dr. Maureen Weatherall, Vice grant from the National Science Foundation to enhance the and Treena Arinzeh (NJIT) obtained the Dip Pen to John R. Bourne, Sloan-C executive director, Stevens is “a President for University research and educational initiatives under way at Stevens in Nanolithography System for Surface Nanofunctionalization vigorous entrepreneurial institution, engaged in many new Enrollment and Academic the areas of nanotechnology and multi-scale engineering. (DPN) to research how individual cells behave when they stick forms of education, including online education and the off- Services, delivered a talk to a to a surface. Such work may lead to new sensors that can shore education trade.” The Sloan Consortium is the nation’s gathering of global university Acquired in collaboration with Professors Henry Du, Yong detect trace quantities of harmful chemicals and new tools for premier online learning association. presidents at an international Shi and Zhenqi Zhu, the Nanoscale Manipulation and biomedical research and clinical diagnostics. DPN is among education conference in Beijing Experimental Characterization Instrument (NMECI) will provide the newest and most advanced scientific tools for controlling Stevens’ courses in China are “delivered one-third online by in late 2005. Weatherall’s lecture nanometer-resolution, scanning electron microscope compati- how the surfaces of materials interact with their surroundings, Stevens’ faculty, another third on-ground by Stevens’ faculty was given at the International ble manipulation, enabling critical nanoscale experimental and can create patterns that are almost 1,000 times smaller visiting China, and another third by US-trained Chinese facul- Forum of University Presidents investigations spanning many key emerging nano/microtech- than those in state-of-the-art electronic devices like advanced ty at the host institution,” said Robert Ubell, Dean of Online (IFUP-ICT 05), held in conjunction nology areas at Stevens. These will include nanomaterials computer chips. Furthermore, DPN can deposit as little as a Learning at Stevens, who manages Stevens’ education and with the 50th anniversary of the development/characterization, nano/micro sensors and actua- few molecules at each point in the surface pattern, and this training programs in China. founding of Beijing University of tors, and micro-chemical/mechanical systems. capability gives scientists and engineers impressive new con- Posts and Telecommunications trol over chemical reactions that occur at very specific points Since the program was launched three years ago, about a Professor Matthew Libera, Professor of Materials (BUPT). She reported on the aca- Maureen Weatherall on a surface. dozen Stevens’ faculty have taught at Stevens partner institu- Engineering, also received a MRI grant from the NSF. demic aims of Technogenesis, the tions, Beijing Institute of Technology, one of China’s top engi- Stevens’ entrepreneurial approach to higher education. neering schools, and Central University of Finance Economics, the nation’s leading banking and finance school. Faculty who Experts from Stevens and Tallaght Institute of Technology, travel to China provide intense education for a period of sev- Dublin, Ireland, in April delivered a joint international presen- eral weeks and then return to the US. While Stevens provides tation at the Interphex 2006 Conference held at the Javits instruction not only in Beijing but online from Hoboken, the Center in New York City. The presentation unveiled a new Our Biomedical Engineering program is equipped with new labs and faculty, and with a growing, highly host provides infrastructure—classrooms, computers, and and innovative initiative to create an International Center for marketing—as well as local faculty for a third of the curricu- Pharmaceutical Education (ICPE), which will provide a full energized undergraduate constituency that is engaged in entrepreneurial research and activity within lum. Thirty students have already received their masters range of technical education and training, granting degrees the field. degrees from Stevens at ceremonies conducted in Beijing. All and qualifications to the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry courses are taught in English, whether by Stevens or partner worldwide. faculty. After a spirited meeting with Professor Arthur Ritter, The presentation, “How a US and European Educational Stevens’ Director of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Thomas “Stevens has carved out a niche market in a country with a Partnership Can Provide a Complete Range of Educational Haher ’72 was determined to help create, as he put it, “the huge potential demand for technology education and US and Training Qualifications to the Pharmaceutical/Healthcare finest Biomedical Engineering Laboratory in the country” at degrees,” concluded Bourne in his article in Sloan-C Views. Industry Worldwide,” was delivered by Professor Richard Stevens. Together with his associates at Clinical Engineering Berkof, Distinguished Industry Professor of Mechanical Services, Inc., Haher set out to program to provide generous Also, in December, two of the nation’s prominent corporate Engineering and Director of the Pharmaceutical donations of in-kind biomed lab equipment and installation learning executives, Luther Tai of Consolidated Edison Manufacturing Engineering Program, and Dr. Edwin Carey, services to Stevens. The plan was to facilitate a collaborative Company and Kee Meng Yeo of Johnson & Johnson, joined Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the Tallaght Institute of partnership based in a comprehensive menu of biomechanical the Board of Directors of WebCampus.Stevens. The two Technology. studies, while also offering enhanced training opportunities industry leaders complement a notable group of current for Stevens students. “By promoting work on real-time proj- ects and interaction with experts in the field,” said Haher, “this gift can only have a positive impact on accomplishing our shared goal of minimizing the gap between academia and current industry needs.” Haher stands as a shining exam- ple of alumni who give back to Stevens by sharing their expertise and professional partnerships to benefit new gener- ations of students.The President’s Report 5
  8. 8. Our undergraduate program in CyberSecurity got off to a great start, thanks to Computer Science The national search for a new Dean of The Howe School of Technology Management, assisted by an Professors Susanne Wetzel and Rebecca Wright, who have won grants from Cisco, SUN Microsystems, external search firm and an interview committee of faculty and academic and administrative leadership, and the National Science Foundation to establish the Stevens CyberSecurity Lab, which will be located selected Dr. Lex McCusker, who had served as Acting Dean during the search process. Senior Howe in The Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. Center. School Professor, Dr. C. Timothy Koeller succeeds Dr. Ted Stohr, who served admirably as The Howe School’s Dean of Academics and Research. Exemplifying the atmosphere of creative col- vide students with security expertise within As Dean of The Howe School, Dr. Lex At AT&T Labs, McCusker also led a major new laboration at Stevens, Professors Susanne the context of a broad education, preparing McCusker brings a long history of high-level product realization initiative transitioning tech- Wetzel and Rebecca Wright have devel- them thoroughly for careers as information technology management responsibilities and nology and inventions from R&D labs into oped a new interdisciplinary degree program assurance and computer security profession- project oversight, principally in the field of potential profit-generating business units. in CyberSecurity with funding from the als. Stevens is one of the few universities telecommunications. He is an expert in the National Science Foundation. The incoming worldwide to offer such a CyberSecurity fields of operations and logistics; general man- As the new Associate Dean for Research and class of 2010 has six freshmen joining this degree program at the undergraduate level. agement and change management; strategic Academics at The Howe School, Dr. Tim program; one sophomore has switched to the planning, analysis and implementation; and Koeller will be responsible for the overall aca- program as well. A number of incoming A cornerstone of the program is a hands-on demic culture of the school and for leading its organizational development and communica- freshmen reported that they applied to CyberSecurity lab course that students take in efforts to create communities of research and tions. Prior to joining Stevens in 2004, Stevens specifically because of their interest their senior year. The cybersecurity lab is cur- creative enterprise. He will also handle all day- McCusker served as Professional Services Vice in the new CyberSecurity degree. rently being designed and built in the new to-day faculty issues, including faculty recruit- President/General Manager at AT&T Babbio Center, with equipment grants from ment, evaluation and development, and will Professor Wright Lex McCusker Laboratories. In this capacity, he oversaw day- This program will build Stevens’ capacity in Cisco and SUN, as well as additional funding provide guidance and direction to the overall to-day operations of the internal consulting information assurance and computer security from the National Science Foundation. Howe School research program. Finally, practice of 450 high-power technical profes- education. The program is structured to pro- Koeller will also take on the responsibility for sionals, providing a wide range of consulting services to the organization, spanning data directing The Howe School’s doctoral pro- mining, database marketing and analysis, gram, including the improvement plan for the Advanced work in secured systems, mathematical cryptography, decision-making systems and optimiza- process monitoring/alerting, web develop- program that began this past academic year. ment, multi-media services, information tion, controlled quantum systems, and computer vision and visualization, distinguishes Stevens as an research services, software methods, prototyp- emerging leader in these areas. ing, configuration management and market intelligence. Stevens has been re-designated as a National Center of risk-management methodology to quantify risk, dealing with Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by its dynamic nature and the justification for reducing it the National Information Assurance Education and Training through technologies and services. Stevens alumnus Sergio Program, part of the National Security Agency (NSA), for aca- Heker, founder and CEO of GLESEC, was part of the original After its official dedication, October 7, 2005, The Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. Center hosted its first class of demic years 2006-2009. Stevens was first recognized for this team that managed the National Science Foundation Network honor in 2003, and now shares this distinction with only (NSFnet). The collaboration of cutting-edge industrial entre- students, from the Business & Technology undergraduate degree program, in May 2006. The Babbio about 50 other US universities. Professor Manu Malek, preneurs with pioneering academic researchers is a model Center has rapidly become a popular facility for events and presentations. Director of the Graduate Certificate in CyberSecurity Program that will guarantee American technology leadership in the and Industry Professor in the Department of Computer new century. Science at Stevens, was again the coordinator of the applica- In February, The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) pre- igniting spark of the process of innovation and the insights tion to NSA for this recognition. sented “Wireless Evolution: Applications, Services and that move an idea along the innovation path from conception Content,” the first post-dedication expo at The Babbio to commercialization. In the area of Mathematical Cryptography, a multidisciplinary Center. The expo included more than 20 companies from effort allied with global e-security firm GLESEC, brings togeth- New Jersey and New York exhibiting new wireless applica- er members of the Computer Science and Mathematical tions, services and content that constitute the drivers of tele- Sciences Departments, as well as experts in Electrical and com innovation in the Garden State region. New Jersey is in a Computer Engineering, led by Professor Robert Gilman. The hot spot of rapidly converging wireless, telecommunications consortium seeks to mitigate security risks that organizations and media industries. The expo covered topics such as mobile face as they move strongly into e-business and the use of the multimedia and marketing, place shifting, social networks, Internet for communications, information sharing and particu- location-based services, mobile video streaming and other larly securing their assets. The group’s approach is based on technology and network developments. The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management (HSATM) also held its annual conference at The Babbio Center on June 7, examining the topic of The Creativity–Innovation Connection. The Conference focused on creativity as both theThe President’s Report 7
  9. 9. Our undergraduate program in CyberSecurity got off to a great start, thanks to Computer Science The national search for a new Dean of The Howe School of Technology Management, assisted by an Professors Susanne Wetzel and Rebecca Wright, who have won grants from Cisco, SUN Microsystems, external search firm and an interview committee of faculty and academic and administrative leadership, and the National Science Foundation to establish the Stevens CyberSecurity Lab, which will be located selected Dr. Lex McCusker, who had served as Acting Dean during the search process. Senior Howe in The Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. Center. School Professor, Dr. C. Timothy Koeller succeeds Dr. Ted Stohr, who served admirably as The Howe School’s Dean of Academics and Research. Exemplifying the atmosphere of creative col- vide students with security expertise within As Dean of The Howe School, Dr. Lex At AT&T Labs, McCusker also led a major new laboration at Stevens, Professors Susanne the context of a broad education, preparing McCusker brings a long history of high-level product realization initiative transitioning tech- Wetzel and Rebecca Wright have devel- them thoroughly for careers as information technology management responsibilities and nology and inventions from R&D labs into oped a new interdisciplinary degree program assurance and computer security profession- project oversight, principally in the field of potential profit-generating business units. in CyberSecurity with funding from the als. Stevens is one of the few universities telecommunications. He is an expert in the National Science Foundation. The incoming worldwide to offer such a CyberSecurity fields of operations and logistics; general man- As the new Associate Dean for Research and class of 2010 has six freshmen joining this degree program at the undergraduate level. agement and change management; strategic Academics at The Howe School, Dr. Tim program; one sophomore has switched to the planning, analysis and implementation; and Koeller will be responsible for the overall aca- program as well. A number of incoming A cornerstone of the program is a hands-on demic culture of the school and for leading its organizational development and communica- freshmen reported that they applied to CyberSecurity lab course that students take in efforts to create communities of research and tions. Prior to joining Stevens in 2004, Stevens specifically because of their interest their senior year. The cybersecurity lab is cur- creative enterprise. He will also handle all day- McCusker served as Professional Services Vice in the new CyberSecurity degree. rently being designed and built in the new to-day faculty issues, including faculty recruit- President/General Manager at AT&T Babbio Center, with equipment grants from ment, evaluation and development, and will Professor Wright Lex McCusker Laboratories. In this capacity, he oversaw day- This program will build Stevens’ capacity in Cisco and SUN, as well as additional funding provide guidance and direction to the overall to-day operations of the internal consulting information assurance and computer security from the National Science Foundation. Howe School research program. Finally, practice of 450 high-power technical profes- education. The program is structured to pro- Koeller will also take on the responsibility for sionals, providing a wide range of consulting services to the organization, spanning data directing The Howe School’s doctoral pro- mining, database marketing and analysis, gram, including the improvement plan for the Advanced work in secured systems, mathematical cryptography, decision-making systems and optimiza- process monitoring/alerting, web develop- program that began this past academic year. ment, multi-media services, information tion, controlled quantum systems, and computer vision and visualization, distinguishes Stevens as an research services, software methods, prototyp- emerging leader in these areas. ing, configuration management and market intelligence. Stevens has been re-designated as a National Center of risk-management methodology to quantify risk, dealing with Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by its dynamic nature and the justification for reducing it the National Information Assurance Education and Training through technologies and services. Stevens alumnus Sergio Program, part of the National Security Agency (NSA), for aca- Heker, founder and CEO of GLESEC, was part of the original After its official dedication, October 7, 2005, The Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. Center hosted its first class of demic years 2006-2009. Stevens was first recognized for this team that managed the National Science Foundation Network honor in 2003, and now shares this distinction with only (NSFnet). The collaboration of cutting-edge industrial entre- students, from the Business & Technology undergraduate degree program, in May 2006. The Babbio about 50 other US universities. Professor Manu Malek, preneurs with pioneering academic researchers is a model Center has rapidly become a popular facility for events and presentations. Director of the Graduate Certificate in CyberSecurity Program that will guarantee American technology leadership in the and Industry Professor in the Department of Computer new century. Science at Stevens, was again the coordinator of the applica- In February, The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) pre- igniting spark of the process of innovation and the insights tion to NSA for this recognition. sented “Wireless Evolution: Applications, Services and that move an idea along the innovation path from conception Content,” the first post-dedication expo at The Babbio to commercialization. In the area of Mathematical Cryptography, a multidisciplinary Center. The expo included more than 20 companies from effort allied with global e-security firm GLESEC, brings togeth- New Jersey and New York exhibiting new wireless applica- er members of the Computer Science and Mathematical tions, services and content that constitute the drivers of tele- Sciences Departments, as well as experts in Electrical and com innovation in the Garden State region. New Jersey is in a Computer Engineering, led by Professor Robert Gilman. The hot spot of rapidly converging wireless, telecommunications consortium seeks to mitigate security risks that organizations and media industries. The expo covered topics such as mobile face as they move strongly into e-business and the use of the multimedia and marketing, place shifting, social networks, Internet for communications, information sharing and particu- location-based services, mobile video streaming and other larly securing their assets. The group’s approach is based on technology and network developments. The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management (HSATM) also held its annual conference at The Babbio Center on June 7, examining the topic of The Creativity–Innovation Connection. The Conference focused on creativity as both theThe President’s Report 7

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