Thursday, April 23, 2015

In the Moment


Two CW students enjoyed the feeling of participating at the 2015 Mobile App Development Bowl. Kevin, and Damian, both pursuing a Bachelor in Business Administration, presented their prototype of a mobile app for Alzheimer’s patients in the early stages. The app is called “In the Moment,” and the goal is to reconnect someone with familiar people and things. 

Open to college and high school students throughout the Westchester and New York metropolitan area, more than 150 students presented their concept and prototype in a 3 minute pitch to a group of professional judges. 

Congratulations to Kevin and Damian for making it to the finals and proudly represent CW. We are very proud to have tech savvy students like you!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dr. Daphne Galkin completed her PhD



Please join CW in congratulating Dr. Daphne Galkin who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation yesterday afternoon at Manhattanville College.  Daphne’s dissertation, “Beyond Accommodations: Disability Service Professionals in Higher Education as Campus Change Agents,” was chaired by Dr. Yiping Wan, Professor and Coordinator of Doctoral Program in Education Leadership at Manhattanville College.  Drs. Joann Mulqueen, CW  Associate Provost  and Vance Austin Manhattanville College Associate Professor, Special Education also served as committee members.

International Conference on Software and Information Engineering




Dr. Chris Nwosisi, CW Evening Computer Networking Chairperson has been invited to serve as Conference Program Chair at the 2015 International Conference on Software and Information Engineering to be held on May 4-5 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Dr. Nwosisi will be presenting a paper entitled, “A Novel Definition of an Efficient Binary Decision Tree”, in which he’ll present a novel genetic algorithm used to construct decision trees of increased accuracy and efficiency.

Decision trees have been well studied, widely used in knowledge discovery and decision support systems. Decision tree software is used in many areas, computing, medicine and business. In the computing world, the decision tree is a very popular algorithm for data mining and machine learning. In medicine, clinical decision support systems are used for such things as triage, diagnosis, and analysis of patient data. They are simple and practical prediction models but often suffer from excessive complexity and can even be incomprehensible.  In Dr. Nwosisi’s study, a genetic algorithm is used to construct decision trees of increased accuracy and efficiency compared to those constructed by the conventional ID3 or C4.5 decision tree building algorithms.  An improved definition of an efficient binary decision tree is proposed and evaluated – instead of simply using the number of nodes in a tree, the average number of questions asked in the tree for all the database entries is proposed.

Dr. Nwosisi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Hunter College of CUNY, a diploma of Application Design from Columbia University, an M.S. degree in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University, and a D.P.S. in Computing from Pace University.  At all of these institutions, he was awarded a number of honors for academic excellence and for unusual achievement in basic research. Currently, he is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineer Computer Society (IEEE).

He has served as Research Chair, Education Chair, Membership Chair, Certification Systems Professional Coordinator, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for System Management (ASM) - New York Chapter.  He has also served as a member of the Planning Committee, Treasurer, Secretary and a member of the executive committee for the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineer Computer Society (IEEE) - New York Chapter. 

Dr. Nwosisi was an outstanding communicator in his over 20-year tenure in vascular surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York (USA).  He was an outstanding research coordinator as a result of his outstanding ability to communicate with various members of the research team at all levels within the organization. Much of this research dealt with the underlying mechanisms of computing to predict bypass graft patency, abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture, deep venous thrombosis, vascular laboratory workflow and patient centered care in healthcare systems.

During his tenure at Montefiore Medical Center and the several years immediately following it, Dr. Nwosisi engaged in a large number of clinical research projects, numbering more than 250+.  Almost all of these projects resulted in presentations at important international, national and regional meetings.  Most of these projects resulted in the publication of over 200 articles in major peer-reviewed journals.  .

To date, Dr. Nwosisi has been the foundation for allowing the research team at Montefiore Medical Center to author or co-author various vascular textbooks, review articles, book chapters, and new research ideas changing the treatment options of patients afflicted with vascular disease. 

In addition, Dr. Nwosisi is a charismatic teacher and mentor who is admired and respected by his trainees/colleagues at the college level, medical/nursing/administrative level, medical/surgical resident level and physician level.  He is a most articulate speaker who presents extremely well at international, national and regional conferences.  He is a talented researcher and computer technologist who is commonly asked to tackle complex research problems in members of our faculty and by other physicians.

For more information about the ICSIE conference visit: http://www.icsie.org/index.html


Monday, April 20, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 CWCF Scholarship Winners!

It is with great pride that we congratulate the newest 2015 CWCF Scholarship Recipients. These 17 students have displayed academic excellence, exemplary leadership, and dedication to their careers. Meet the recipients:

Bottom row L to R: William Owens, Brittney Miller, Joshua Intrator, Yizzette Gonzalez Rivera, David Guerrero, Danielle Settembre, Jonathan Calixto, Leslie Ramirez. Top row L to R: Jarel Ramirez, Alexandra Gordon, Abigail Laissen, Husam Zayed, Natasha Leslie, Zara Moloney, Ayanda Watson-Galloway, Kevin Zuniga.

Not photographed: Carlos Colon

Friday, April 10, 2015

Portfolio Review Day

Getting your work reviewed and making sure your portfolio will shine and speak for itself during a job interview, is not an easy task. That’s why Career Services put together The Portfolio Review Day to prepare Digital Media students for a real job interview.

The companies reviewing student’s portfolios were All Things Digital, Westchester Library System, Harquin Creative Group, MSM DesignZ, Fashion Institute of Technology, FaceOFF Productions, JPD Studios, Sande Chen, and Art Gecko Studios.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Fling


Spring is here and finals are around the corner! As a way to shake off the stress before the end of the semester, the Adult Division Event Planning & Promotion class put together the “Spring Fling.” Students enjoyed music, food, and the company of other classmates and faculty members.

Here’s what students had to say about the event:
  • It was great seeing the evening students in one room
  • Event was fun and upbeat
  • The colors and the friendly atmosphere was great
  • Very interactive and inviting
  • Nice surprise and escape from preparing for finals

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Healthy Spring

Spring is finally here, and with it comes the warm weather and outside activities. It’s a time for new beginnings such as choosing to be healthy and ready for the summer. The Allied Health Club put together the “Spring Into Wellness”, an annual offering clinical screenings, nutritious snacks, treats for sale, and CPR demonstrations. The event included health and wellness tips from local vendors including White Plains Hospital, YMCA, My Sister’s Place, and White Plains Youth Bureau.