January 2012 CCEC Faculty & Staff Highlights

  • Dr. Roberto Soares published his paper, “Biomass - The Smart Way to Reach Fuel Independence”, in the International Journal of Business and Social Science, January 2012. Dr. Soares also published a paper, “Change Orders Ordeal: The Output of Project Disintegration”, in the International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, January 2012.
  • Mr. James Sorce, Dr. Mag Malek, and Mr. Jose J. Murcia published their paper, “Overview of Emerging Technological Innovations in Construction Management”, in the American Institute of Constructors Journal, The American Professional Constructor, January 2012.
  • Dr. Chiu Choi received an International Faculty Travel Grant to travel to Hong Kong to develop a study abroad course. Also, Dr. Choi has been selected to be a UNF STEM Fellow. In this role, he will integrate service learning into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses that he teaches.
  • Dr. Adel El Safty received an International Faculty Travel Grant to travel to Italy to develop a study abroad course.
  • Dr. Adel El Safty organized a seminar on Precast Enclosure Systems. The speakers, Brian Griffis and Bob Pavel, have extensive experience in precast concrete systems though the Gate PRECAST COMPANY. Using precast enclosure systems reduces the overall cost of building structures. Approximately 40 students attended the seminar. 
  • Fan Xiong, Murat M. Tanik, and Dr. Susan Vasana published their paper, “Visual Analysis of a Cardiovascular System Based on ECG and ABP Signals Using Evolvable Hardware Design”, in the Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) Transactions - Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Special Issue on Healthcare Information Visualization and Visual Analytics, December 2011.
  • Dr. Sanjay P. Ahuja and Mr. W. Russell Shore published their paper, “Wireless Transport Layer Congestion Control Evaluation”, in the International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies (IJWNBT), Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2011. Also, Dr. Ahuja was appointed Associate Editor of the International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies (IJWNBT). Dr. Ahuja is also currently serving on the International Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC).
  • Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan attended the instructor's summit on Botball Educational Robotics, KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, 12 - 15 January 2012. Also, Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan was invited to speak on "Computational Music Research: How Mathematics and AI Is Now Part of Your Everyday Musical Experiences" in the Joe Berg Seminar at the Museum of Science & History, 24 January 2012.
  • Dr. Albert D. Ritzhaupt, Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy and Ms. Lisa Jamba published their paper, “A Study on Services Motivating Computing Professional Association Membership”, in the International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, January 2012.
  • Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy will serve as a Co-PI on a research grant involving a US and Canadian team on “Digging into Human Rights Violations: Anaphora Resolution and Emergent Witnesses”. The research objective is to develop a methodology to perform automated analysis of large-scale archives of human rights abuses that will reconstruct stories from fragments scattered across a collection, and an interface for navigating those stories. The UNF sub award is for $36,883.
  • Dr. Charles Winton and Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan gave a two day workshop for the high school teams in Jacksonville in preparation for the 2012 Botball Competition, 20 - 21 January 2012 at UNF.