Posts Tagged ‘academics’

Fall/Summer 2017 Undergraduate Advising Notes

February 28th, 2017 Comments off

Advising notes for the 2017 summer and fall semesters are now available for undergraduate students in ITM. Updated 3/21/17. Three locations for maximum redundancy! Fall 2017 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes

Free Textbooks

September 15th, 2016 Comments off

1f4daFree books are always nice. There are a fair number of textbooks released regularly under the Creative Commons or GNU Free Documentation Licenses, and not surprisingly many of them are on IT subjects…oh, and on discrete mathematics. (We hear ITM students may need a little boost there.) These books may be a good supplement to a course or may just help you learn something new on your own. Read more…

ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2016 Posted

August 17th, 2016 Comments off

ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2016 have been posted and are available for students.
ITM Undergraduate Student Handbook:
ITM Graduate Student Handbook:

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 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!

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!

New Graduate curriculum effective Spring 2015

December 23rd, 2014 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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Real-Time Communication Presentations and Demonstrations, Fall 2014

December 8th, 2014 Comments off


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)

See the complete story and pictures

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.

Spring 2015 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes

October 28th, 2014 Comments off

Here are the Spring 2015 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes! Undergrads should read through these before  meeting with your adviser.

ITM Students win Best Paper at ACM RIIT

October 21st, 2014 Comments off
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”.