Jeremy Hajek interviewed by DNAinfo Chicago

February 5, 2015 author: No comments

Jeremy Hajek, Industry Associate Professor of Information Technology and Management, is interviewed about the damaging impact of the winter weather on your smartphone in an article in DNAinfo Chicago.
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ITM Professor Louis McHugh Interviewed for Channel 2 News

January 15, 2015 author: Comments off

CBS Chicago Channel 2 News (WBBM) interviewed ITM Professor Louis McHugh for a story “ATM App Is Convenient, But Is It Secure?” about the security of ATM applications for mobile devices.

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New Graduate curriculum effective Spring 2015

December 23, 2014 author: Comments off

A new ITM Graduate curriculum has been approved by the university and will be effective as of the Spring term, 2015. This has been the result of hard work on the part of the Department Curriculum Committee to create a curriculum that provides clearer guidance to students and has maximum focus and relevance to ensure students are well prepared for their selected career options. The ITM Bulletin excerpt containing the new curriculum is available here at  MITM/MCFS Bulletin 2016-2018 approved – Effective Spring 2015.

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WGN Television Interviews ITM’s Ray Trygstad

December 19, 2014 author: Comments off

Ray Trygstad, ITM Associate Chair, Director of IT and Industry Professor, appeared on WGN News on Thursday, December 18. Professor Trygstad was interviewed for a story on the Sony Pictures cyber attack and the precedent they set by pulling the movie “The Interview.”

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CBS Chicago interviews ITM’s Ray Trygstad

December 15, 2014 author: Comments off

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Ray Trygstad, ITM Associate Chair and Industry Professor, was interviewed for a CBS Chicago article titled “Communication Will Give Chicago IT Professionals An Edge In Hiring”.

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New Course Announcement!

December 11, 2014 author: Comments off

ITMD 545 Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC)
Details at – http://appliedtech.iit.edu/news/2014/dec/11/new-course-announcement

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Real-Time Communication Presentations and Demonstrations, Fall 2014

December 8, 2014 author: Comments off

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IIT Information Technology and Management students recently presented and demonstrated their fall 2014 real-time communications projects to a group of communications professionals. Students were challenged to conduct research, and to test and deploy solutions as part of the project-based learning approach at IIT School of Applied Technology. Unlike a final exam, these students had to provide a working system and defend it in front of an audience of industry professionals—some with 30 years of experience.

Presentations included:

  • The Gateway Project—A gateway SIP proxy interconnects the lab test beds enabling mobile calls to flow through to our NG911 test bed, voice-over IIT system, and WebRTC environment. (Student–Cruz Tovar)
  • NG9-1-1: Performance Testing, a Production-Ready NG-911 System for the Counties of Southern Illinois—Our Emergency Services IP Network (ESINet) is used by the National Emergency Numbers Association to test the interoperability of elements of the ESINet architecture. Students supported the setup and testing, and also did performance tests for early adopters of the new technology. Both types of testing were described. (Student–Bart Dworak)
  • Non-Repudiation of Voice-Over-SIP Conversations (Student–Yango A. Colmenares)
  • VoIIT Project v2: Building a VoIIT Test Bed Using FreeSWITCH (Students–Nkechi Ijeh and Shefali Verma)
  • SIP: SIP Performance Benchmarks—Automated Application of a SIP Performance Test Methodology to Various SIP Proxies: Results and Their Analyses. (Students–Yueqing Zhang, Arthur Clouet, and Oluseyi S. Awotayo)
  • SIP Mobility—OpenBTS, a SIP-based cellular-phone system, was demonstrated, and its architecture, behavior, and use was described. (Student Adesola Ayodele)

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IIT has two real-time communications labs, one at the Rice Campus in Wheaton and the other at IIT Main Campus. Learn more about the real-time communications labs by clicking here.

Embedded Systems Students Present Final Projects, Fall 2014

December 8, 2014 author: Comments off

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Students enrolled in IIT School of Applied Technology’s Embedded Systems and Reconfigurable Logic Design course (ITMT 492/593) gave their final project presentations on Tuesday, December 2 in The McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium. The course, taught by faculty members Jeremy Hajek and Dan Tomal, focused on students working on projects designed to solve real-world problems using a range of technical solutions.

Each presentation was technically focused and included a demonstration. Afterward, the projects were available for viewing, and audience members were able to interact with the students and the projects. The student projects included:

Wearable Home Automation Framework
Bart Dworak (ITM), Sydney Hardwick (ITM), Eduardo Villanueva (ITM), Olivia Minton (ITM)

Building a Smart Home
Colin Redmond (ITM), Dean Nelson (ITM), Brian Curtis (ITM), Awa Ka (ITM)

Following Mirror
Cheol-won Seo (ITM), Kyeongmin Kang (ITM), Jusung Mun (ITM)

RFID ID Reader for Class Presence
Bianca Canalli Zagueto (INTM), Josmar Baruffaldi Cristello (MMAE), Javier Moreno Valdecantos (ITM)

Mobile Flood Prediction System
Alysson Gustavo Andrade Souza (CS), Luiz Mariano Pinto (MMAE), Israel Aries Candido (ECE)

Automotive Media Center with Real-Time GPS Tracking
Clint Bhola (ITM)

Let Me Show You The Future—Internet of Things Networking
Jeremy Hajek (Industry Associate Professor ITM department)

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The Information Technology and Management (ITM) program in the School of Applied Technology seeks to work with other programs, integrating efforts and producing cross-curricular project results. Frameworks for additional research possibilities will result, enabling researchers and departments to learn and grow together.

Learn more about the embedded systems student presentations and demonstrations by clicking here. Learn more about additional ITM student projects at this link.

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Pictured above Bob Carlson, Dean, IIT School of Applied Technology, far right, reviews the Mobile Flood Prediction System.

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Pictured above Dean Nelson (ITM) left side, Colin Redmond (ITM), and Awa Ka (ITM) demonstrate Home Automation – Building a Smart Home Using openHAB.

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IIT School of Applied Technology hosts and supports NENA’s ICE 6: End to End Test of i3 Architecture

November 17, 2014 author: Comments off

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The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) ICE 6: End to End Test of i3 Architecture was recently hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology Real-Time Communications Lab, who provided infrastructure and technical support for the project (http://www.nena.org/?ICE6). This network architecture permits all 9-1-1 calls – wherever they originate – to be carried over an Internet backbone network with special IP telephony components that enable routing the call to the appropriate agency and providing the caller’s location to that agency so it can dispatch emergency support. Carol Davids, Director of the IIT Real-Time Communications Lab, and Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management (ITM), coordinated the event with NENA. Numerous ITM students and alumni provided technical support.

NENA oversees the 9-1-1 emergency network and serves the public safety community as the only professional organization solely focused on 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. With more than 7,000 members in 48 chapters across North America and around the globe, NENA promotes the implementation and awareness of 9-1-1 and international three-digit emergency communications systems.

NENA works with public policy leaders; emergency services and telecommunications industry partners; like-minded public safety associations; and other stakeholder groups to develop and carry out critical programs and initiatives; to facilitate the creation of an IP-based Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) system; and to establish industry leading standards, training, and certifications.

In NG9-1-1, all call media must be recorded, including voice, video, and text. In addition, all elements involved in call processing log event records for each step in the process. The NENA i3 Solution defines standard interfaces for recording and retrieving all of this data in order to provide historical records for legal purposes and for analyzing and troubleshooting NG9-1-1 processes. The ICE 6 event at Illinois Institute of Technology’s School of Applied Technology allowed vendors of all NG9-1-1 call processing elements to test logging, recording and retrieval interfaces while processing calls from origination to termination with different media types.

The event was open to NENA professionals only and was held at Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL from November 10-14, 2014. Over 50 registrants participated from cities across the US, Canada and Europe. In addition to Illinois Tech’s Industry Professor Carol Davids, Joe Cusimano, an RTC Lab Industry Mentor, led the lab’s ICE Test work supported by Student Support Team members, Bart Dworak, Kbrom Tewoldu, Christina (Cruz) Tovar and Michal Siuty. Members of Professor Davids’ IP Telecommunications course participated as observers, learning first-hand how the technology they are learning about in the classroom is being applied in the real world.

NENA chose IIT’s Real-Time Communications Lab (http://appliedtech.iit.edu/rtc-lab) for its outstanding resources and support and its proven record of past success with previous ICE events.

Learn more about the NENA ICE 6 event

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Spring 2015 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes

October 28, 2014 author: Comments off

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