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WiCyS Call for Participation is now OPEN!

September 1st, 2020 Comments off

WiCyS ParticipationReady to share knowledge and experience with students, educators, researchers and professionals at the next Women in Cybersecurity WiCyS Conference in 2021 in AURORA, CO on March 25-27, 2021? The four tracks this year are Today’s Technology and Challenges, Looking Ahead, Best Practices, and Career Development. The conference itself offers technical workshops, student poster competitions, panel discussions and lightning talks, among a bevy of other opportunities. Accepted proposals will receive ONE complimentary registration per accepted proposal. You do not need to be a WiCyS member to submit a proposal or be accepted to participate at WiCyS 2021.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS NOVEMBER 1. Acceptance notification is January 4, 2021. Submit your proposal at

New Student Information for ITM Department

August 19th, 2020 Comments off

New Student Information documents for students in the Department of Information Technology and Management are now available online. What is our student information? In many senses, this is like a syllabus for the Department; and like a syllabus, the goal is to answer your questions before you think to ask them. Odds are if you’ve never read these, your first response as you read will be “Huh, I always wondered how that worked.” They also have a complete Faculty and Staff Directory which has pictures! These contain much of the material previously located in the ITM Student Handbooks, which have been discontinued. Material on writing research papers has been moved into the ITM Guidelines for preparation of scholarly papers and papers for publication which is now referenced and linked from the Student Information publications; we think you’ll find it really useful as well. All of these documents can be downloaded here or through our ITM Student Resources page at

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ACM SIGITE 2020 Virtual Conference

August 12th, 2020 Comments off

The 21st Annual Conference on IT Education will be held VIRTUALLY from October 7th through 9th, 2020. Sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on IT Education (SIGITE), the conference is hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science & Technology. Registration for ACM SIGITE Members is $50, $10 for Student/Research Scholars, and free for Community College Faculty K-12 Educators. This is the premier conference for the information technology academic discipline and  as a virtual conference, provides everyone with an opportunity to attend without travel or hotel expenses. Professor Hajek and his students have had three papers accepted for presentation, Professor Zheng and his students have one full paper, one big idea and three posters accepted, and Professor Stolley has a poster session as well. The theme of the SIGITE conference this year is “Technology on a Human Scale”. It is a combination of Programming, Human Computer Interaction, Networking, Databases, and Web Technologies with an overarching security component. More at

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Fall 2020 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes

March 24th, 2020 Comments off

The Fall 2020 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes are now available here at Fall 2020 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes and at (Revised 4/2/2020)

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship – U.S. Department of State

December 19th, 2019 Comments off

Through the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship, the U.S. Department of State is seeking to attract top-notch tech talent to the Foreign Service ranks that reflects the diversity of the United States. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity. Two ITM students have been selected for this program in the past, Akvile Kisis and Andreas Vassilakos. You can see a video of Akvile’s experiences in this program at . We are pleased to be one of only two institutions that has had more than one student selected for this program, and they are certainly looking for more from us. The program pays for the last two years of undergraduate education or for graduate education in information technology, with a stipend and two summer internships. Students completing the program serve for five years as Foreign Service Specialists in the U.S. State Department. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply, and applications are due February 15, 2020 update: midnight February 14, 2020. Full details can be found at  and the application is at . Andreas has generously offered to assist students in completing the application; you can contact him at

Spring 2019 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes are now available

October 16th, 2018 Comments off

Spring 2019 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes are now available! Click the link to see them…

Spring ’18 Faculty Meeting & Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award

May 15th, 2018 Comments off

Billy Pappademetriou receives the 2018 Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award The Information Technology and Management Faculty held their Spring 2018 faculty meeting at Lee Wing Wah in Chicago’s Chinatown on May 7, 2018. A highlight of the meeting was the awarding of the 2018 Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award. Named in honor and memory of the first full-time ITM faculty member, the Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award honors an outstanding adjunct faculty member. This year’s recipient is Vasilios “Billy” Pappademetriou. As the key instructor for ITM 301, Billy introduces every first-year ITM student into the fundamentals of not only hardware and operating systems but the IT profession as well.

Jeff Kimont was a founding faculty member in Information Technology and Management and shaped the application development curriculum of the program. A BSEE graduate of Midwest College of Engineering (now part of IIT and the foundation of the Rice Campus in Wheaton), Jeff earned his Master of Computer Science at  North Central College and a Masters Certificate in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After retiring from Bell Labs, he became the first full-time faculty member in Information Technology and Management but later left that role to pursue a full-time career as a lead software developer. A jazz musician as well as a talented coder and teacher, Jeff was the father of four. He passed away due to cancer at the age of 58 in 2013.

Previous winners of the Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award include Jason Lambert, Dennis Hood, and Shawn Davis. (Photo by Angie Jarka.)


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ITM Department honors Spring 2018 Graduates

May 15th, 2018 Comments off

2018 ITM Student Award Winners

Student Awards for Spring 2018 were presented at the ITM Student Awards Luncheon on May 7, 2018. The following awards were presented:

  • Outstanding Master of Cyber Forensics and Security curriculum graduate: John Siergiej
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Computer & Information Security specialization graduate: Alexandre Florent Pierre Buisson-Chavot
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Data Management specialization graduate: Moein Mayeh
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Digital Systems Technology specialization graduate: Nour Al-Habash
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management IT Management & Entrepreneurship specialization graduate: Gabriel Garcia Ardiles
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Information Technology Infrastructure specialization graduate: Mohnish Anand
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Management Information Systems specialization graduate: Sumit Anand Asati
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Software Development specialization graduate: Harsh Jagdishkumar Patel
  • Outstanding Master of Information Technology and Management Web Design & App Development specialization graduate: Christopher Montufar
  • Outstanding Bachelor of Information Technology and Management First Year Student: Zachary Fleck
  • Outstanding Bachelor of Information Technology and Management graduate completing the transfer curriculum: Jaina Parekh
  • Outstanding Bachelor of Information Technology and Management graduate completing the First Year Student curriculum: Daniel Kolodziej

Congratulations to these outstanding graduates. The awardees received a framed certificate and a medallion to be worn with their cap and gown at commencement.

Spring 2018 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes!

October 24th, 2017 Comments off

The Spring 2018 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes are now available to assist undergraduates with their Spring 2018 course selection and planning.  Also available to assist in your course planning is the Pop course browser from ITM alum Eric Tendian:
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Conference Week for ITM

October 4th, 2017 Comments off

The ITM Department Office will be closed on and off this week, because nearly everyone who works there will be away at conferences.

Amber Chatellier and Angela Jarka are representing the 2018 Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Conference at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, FL, sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute. Named for computing pioneer and U.S. Navy Admiral Grace Hopper, the celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, with over 18,000 in attendance this year. As the hosting Logistics Committee for WiCyS, Amber and Angela will be seeing sponsors and potential attendees for the WiCyS Conference to be held at the Hilton Chicago March 23rd and 24th, 2018.

ITM Associate Chair Industry Professor Ray Trygstad, Industry Associate Professor Jeremy Hajek, and Senior Lecturer Dr. Yong Zheng will represent Illinois Tech at the 2017 ACM Special Interest Group in Information Technology Education (SIGITE)/Research in Information Technology (RIIT) Conference in Rochester, NY. Ray is a member of the ACM SIGITE Executive Committee and will represent the School of Applied Technology as a Gold Sponsor of the conference. Jeremy and Yong will present papers co-authored with ITM students at the RIIT Conference.

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