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SIGITE/RIIT 2016 Call for Participation

March 4th, 2016 Comments off

The 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE) and the 5th Annual Research in IT Conference (RIIT) will be hosted by University of Massachusetts Boston September 28 – October 1, 2016. The conferences will take place at the Hilton Boston Back Bay at 40 Dalton St near Fenway Park. Both conferences are sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group of Information Technology Education (SIGITE)and the theme of both conferences is “Securing the Future”. More student papers from IIT have been presented at RIIT than from any other institution, and 50% of the “Best Paper” awards have gone to IIT students or faculty. ITM students won “Best Paper” in 2014.  See the full Call for Participation at http://sigite.hosting.acm.org/sigite2016/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SIGITE2016CfP.pdf and start tweaking your best research papers for sumission!

New ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2015

August 31st, 2015 Comments off

We can’t make you read them…but you’d have to be crazy not to! The new ITM Undergraduate Student Handbook and the new ITM Graduate Student Handbook are now available. They are chock full of good information, a great deal of it new for this year, and you should just read them! New students: no excuses! Just read them!

IIT Named National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

July 17th, 2015 Comments off

logosThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have designated Illinois Institute of Technology as a  National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, effective until 2020. Our ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure. The Presidents’ National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, February 2003, and the International Strategy for Cyberspace, May 2011, addresses the critical shortage of professionals with these skills and highlights the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s cyberspace: “Like all nations, the United States has a compelling interest in defending its vital national assets, as well as our core principles and values, and we are committed to defending against those who would attempt to impede our ability to do so.” Education is the key to promoting these ideals.

This designation recognizes the accomplishments of IIT in the areas of cyber security and digital forensics education, spearheaded by the Department of Information Technology and Management (ITM) and the IIT Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE). The ITM Department’s key offering in this area is the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security degree, designed to help students, and experienced information technology professionals become cyber security and forensics practitioners, investigators, managers, and leaders. This degree is intended for students who are interested in cyber security, digital forensics, risk control, and information assurance, and draws on the extensive professional experience of our ITM faculty.

The Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense (CD) designation is a new designation based on updated academic criteria for Cybersecurity education and affords each CAE institution the opportunity to distinguish its strengths in specific focus areas. The updated criteria benefit not only the institution, but also students, employers and hiring managers throughout the Nation.

Official letters of notification of IIT’s designation were sent to the university, the Governor of Illinois, Members of Congress, and appropriate Congressional Committees. The official CAE Certificate will be awarded during a ceremony at the CAE Community Meeting being held in conjunction with the NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) Conference in San Diego, California, November 3-4, 2015.

ITM’s Jeremy Hajek selected by Verizon to be a panelist for “Verizon Internet of Things – Smart Seminars – Smart Cities” seminar

June 16th, 2015 Comments off

During this interactive seminar, Verizon Smart Cities specialists and strategic solutions providers demonstrated how the “Internet of Things” can make a positive impact on the future of Chicago and its surrounding communities to increase economic growth through sustainability, enhance safety and security, and improve operational efficiencies.

Industry Associate Professor Jeremy Hajek joined an exciting line-up of local guests and speakers for a panel discussion. Included on the panel:

Daniel Burrus
Futurist, Technology Strategist, and Trends Forecaster, and New York Times bestselling author

Michael Jasso
Bureau Chief of Economic Development, Cook County

Simona Rollinson
CIO, Bureau of Technology, Cook County

Learn more about Professor Hajek’s participation in the Verizon Internet of Things – Smart Seminars – Smart Cities

ABC7 reporter, Chuck Goudie, interviews School of Applied Technology Associate Professor Jeremy Hajek about the issues of digital age tornado notifications

April 28th, 2015 Comments off

Tornado warnings have traditionally relied on a siren system that was designed 50 years ago. In this digital age, the ABC7 I-Team investigates how people will be informed of a coming tornado, who pushes the button to activate digital warnings and what happens to those people not plugged in.

See the the ABC7 video and/or article

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IIT Real-Time Communications (RTC) Projects Presentations

April 14th, 2015 Comments off

See ITM student presentations, demonstrations and poster sessions on Wednesday, April 29 from 5:30-8:30 PM. Free

Presentations include:

  • Indoor Location for NG911
  • NG9-1-1 test beds
  • The Gateway Project
  • SIP Registration Rates
  • Voice over IIT at Main Campus

See details

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ITM Curriculum Revisions Approved

March 27th, 2015 Comments off

Fall 2015 will bring some changes to the ITM curriculum. ITMD 461, Internet Technologies and Web Design will be replaced by ITMD 361, Fundamentals of Web Development. The content of the course is essentially unchanged, but the new title and course description reflects the fact that the extended discussions of Internet technologies and design that were originally included in the course are no longer covered.  The design component will move to another new course, ITMD 362, Human-Computer Interaction and Web Design, which will replace ITMD 434, Human-Computer Interaction. This restores the Web design component formerly included in ITMD 461, moves the HCI component formerly in ITMD 434 from a full semester to 9 weeks, and allows students to apply their new HCI knowledge through hands-on project-based learning. The first offering of ITMD 362 is planned for Spring 2016.

Additionally two new minors are offered in ITM to prepare students in other majors to be admitted to our graduate programs. The Information Technology Foundations minor prepares students to enter the Master of Information Technology and Management degree, and the Cyber Security Foundations minor will prepare students to enter the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security degree. The existing minor in Information System Administration has had a major revision to incorporate current courses and is now one of our strongest minors. Let your friends in other majors know about these!

See the Curriculum Revision document for full details!

Automated Drone presentation by Jeremy Hajek and Mark Milhouse

March 18th, 2015 Comments off

Jeremy Hajek, ITM Industry Associate Professor, and ITM student Mark Milhouse spoke at the 25th Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium “The UAS Dilemma: Unlimited Potential, Unresolved Concerns”, on their Automated Drone. They discussed the IT and technical challenges of an automated drone.

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Dean’s article appears in the International Journal of Innovation Science

March 17th, 2015 Comments off

The article titled “Exploiting Intellectual Capital for Economic Renewal” was written by Dr. C. Robert Carlson, Dean of the School of Applied Technology, former ITM professor Praveen Gupta, and Helena Santos Rodrigues. It appears in the International Journal of Innovation Science Volume 7 –Number 1 – 2015. The study proposes a model to analyze the relationship between leadership, intellectual capital (human, structural, and relational), and their contribution to economic renewal.

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ITM Faculty and Student to Show Their Automated Drone

February 25th, 2015 Comments off

Jeremy Hajek, ITM Industry Associate Professor, and ITM student Mark Milhouse will be showing their automated drone and will discuss the technical challenges at the 25th Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium.

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