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Spring 2015 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes

October 28th, 2014 No comments

Here are the Spring 2015 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes! Undergrads should read through these before  meeting with your adviser.
http://blogs.iit.edu/itm_loopback/files/2014/10/Spring2015ITMUndergraduateAdvisingNotes.pdf

ITM Students win Best Paper at ACM RIIT

October 21st, 2014 No comments
ITM students Bill Wesselman and Maya Embar display their award for ACM RIIT 2014 Best Paper.

ITM students Bill Wesselman and Maya Embar display their award for ACM RIIT 2014 Best Paper.

The Best Paper Award at the 3rd annual Association for Computing Machinery’s Research in Information Technology conference was won this year by the IIT ITM student team of Maya Embar, Louis McHugh, and William Wesselman for their paper “Printer Water-Mark Obfuscation”. Also presenting at the conference was ITM student Ben Khodja ( “Probabilistically Detecting Steganography withinMP3 Files” ) and ITM alumnus David Stacey (“Passive Warden Using Statistical Steganalysis”).  The IIT papers were presented at a session chaired by Industry Professor Ray Trygstad, Associate Chair of IIT’s Department of Information Technology and ManagementThe RIIT conference was held in conjunction with the annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education, October 15-18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Congratulations to Maya, Louis, and Bill for this recognition of their accomplishment.

This is the second year that an IIT paper has won the Best Paper award at RIIT. At last year’s RIIT conference in Orlando, Dr. C. Robert Carlson, Dean of the IIT School of Applied Technology, along with Dr. Sargon Hasso, a former PhD student of Dr. Carlson’s, won the award for their paper “Design Patterns as First-Class Connectors”.

New FREE Resources for IIT Students!

October 1st, 2014 No comments

Office365Free Microsoft Office!  Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled at qualifying schools—and IIT is a qualifying school! This also allows you to install the current version of Microsoft Office and Office Apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads. Go to http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office-in-education-FX104367920.aspx . Also, if you already have a personal Microsoft OneDrive account, this will give you an additional IIT OneDrive account. Thanks to ITM grad student Vasilios “Billy” Pappademetriou for alerting us to this great deal…

How much space do you have on your MyIIT Google Drive? If your answer was anything less than infinite, you were wrong. According to an announcement yesterday on the Google for Education Blog, Drive for Education is available to all Google Apps for Education accounts at no charge GoogleForEducationand will include:

  • Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size and will be available in coming weeks.
  • Vault: Google Apps Vault, Google’s solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users by the end of the year.
  • Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way.

 

10 Things Every College Professor Hates

August 27th, 2014 No comments

Frustrated with the same old questions, Professor David Lydic rips open his shirt in the middle of class…

Dr. Lisa Wade, writing in the Sociological Images blog, pretty much nails things college professors hate: Professors’ Pet Peeves. And of course all of your faculty are tempted every term to follow the lead of David Lydic of  Austin Community College as shown in the picture at the right… Anyway, if you take heed of Dr. Wade’s cogent advice, we can all have a more pleasant semester!

New ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2014

August 23rd, 2014 No comments

The ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2014 have been posted:
ITM Undergraduate Student Handbook – Fall 2014
ITM Graduate Student Handbook – Fall 2014
Stand-alone pages:
ITM Faculty & Staff Photo Directory Fall 2014
ITM Notebook Specifications
Other worthwhile info items online:
2014-2015 IIT Shuttle Bus Schedule (this is NOT the Rice Campus shuttle! See your Student Handbook for info on that…)

Two ITM students selected for Fifty For The Future award

October 17th, 2013 Comments off
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Fifty for the Future honoree Zeina Abdul Samad

Congratulations to three IIT students who have been selected to receive the 2013 Fifty For The Future® award from the Illinois Technology Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of the technology talent pipeline in the State of Illinois.

First-year ITM undergraduate, Eric Tendian, was nominated by ITM Adjunct Industry Professor, Bill Slater. ITM undergraduate Zeina Abdul Samad was nominated by ITM Industry Professor Ray Trygstad. The third IIT recipient is a Computer Science graduate student, Scott Krieder.

Each student, as well as the faculty member who nominated him/her will receive a $1000 scholarship to Directions Training’s extensive catalog of offerings.

The Fifty For The Future® Celebration is attended by information technology executives, industry leaders, judges, Foundation sponsors and other supporters of the technology industry. The students will receive their awards at the 7th Annual Celebration event November 12 at the Chicago Cultural Center.

ITM Students & Faculty at 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference

October 3rd, 2013 Comments off

ITM Adjunct Industry Professor Bill Slater knows data centers. With years of experience as a data center manager at BP and a stint as the first manager of Microsoft’s Northlake Data Center, which was the world’s largest data center when it opened, Professor Slater now passes along his knowledge and wisdom to graduate students in the ITM graduate specialization in Data Center Operations and Management. He also knows that industry events such as the 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference are a good place to learn the latest and greatest developments in the field. With his encouragement and assistance, several of his students attended the conference, which was held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, on October 1, 2013. ITM students Girithar Anthay Suthakavan, Shikha Srivastava, Samah Sallam and Adem Maksuti spent the day at the world’s largest peer-led data center conference & expo attending educational sessions and meeting vendors–and prospective employers! Conferences such as this are common in IT subject areas in Chicago, and we encourage students to attend to learn and network. And thanks go to Professor Slater for making this a great experience for our students.

Adjunct Industry Professor of ITM Bill Slater (center) and ITM students Girithar Anthay Suthakavan, Shikha Srivastava, Samah Sallam and Adem Maksuti (left to right), at the 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference.

Adjunct Industry Professor of ITM Bill Slater (center) and ITM students Girithar Anthay Suthakavan, Shikha Srivastava, Samah Sallam and Adem Maksuti (left to right), at the 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference.

School of Applied Technology Greets New Students

September 16th, 2013 Comments off

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The IIT School of Applied Technology new student breakfast
kicked off the new school year on August 16th in the lobby of Perlstein Hall. All of the ITM full-time faculty as well as a substantial representation of our adjunct faculty were on on hand to meet and greet our new students. An extensive photo gallery of the event can be viewed on Facebook.

Waitlisted Students

August 22nd, 2013 Comments off

Additional capacity has been added to almost all courses that have full enrollment, and several classes have been moved into larger classrooms to accommodate more students. ITMM 471 and ITMM 571 has had two new sections added, 15855  ITMM 471-03 and 15858 ITMM 571-04, which will allow students to view the course live via video in SB-201. Students waitlisted for ITMM  471 or ITMM 571 should register for these sections instead, as we cannot add any more capacity to the -01 sections. If you are waitlisted for a live class at this point, you can hope someone will drop and you can pick it their seat, but if you have not been notified of a seat being open for you by Friday of next week, you need to register for an alternative class. We cannot add any more capacity to ITM 301, ITM 312,  ITMD 456, or ITMO 444-01/544-01.

Message from the Dean – Professor Jeff Kimont

August 22nd, 2013 Comments off

It is with great sadness that I inform all of you that Jeff Kimont, Adjunct Industry Associate Professor of Information Technology and Management, passed away over the weekend.

Jeff has a long history with IIT, dating back to his work as a student at Midwest College of Engineering.  He began teaching with the Computer Science Department in 1994 and has worked with the Center of Professional Development, the School of Applied Technology, and the Information Technology and Management program from the inception of each. He was the first full-time faculty member in the Information Technology and Management degree programs.

Over his long career here, Jeff was beloved by students and admired by his peers.  He has skillfully taught multiple generations of software programmers, and our program is stronger and the lives of his students are better due to him.

Further details for an upcoming memorial will be posted here as we receive them.

Bob
C. Robert Carlson
Dean, IIT School of Applied Technology