The College of Engineering Thursday celebrated the launch of a new department in the fast-growing field of Biomedical Engineering.
With the introduction of the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, CSULB becomes the only CSU in Southern California to offer a standalone degree in this area. Biomedical Engineering graduates will be able to apply their engineering, biology, bioinformatics, and biomechanical knowledge to create artificial organs, prostheses, medical instruments, healthcare management and delivery systems, and more.
CSULB Mechanical and Aerospace students on Monday gathered with faculty and advisors for a celebration before their graduation.
“This is a milestone. Your efforts and hard work have paid off,” said MAE Chair Jalal Torabzadeh. “It’s a great day to be proud of your achievements. This is also an opportunity for you to say thank you for all who helped you on your journey.”
Chemical Engineering celebrated the accomplishments of graduates and alumni at its Department Graduation Monday.
Those who received Distinguished Alumni Awards are: Jamie Bartolome, Tami Lipscomb,
George McDaniel, and Maureen Price. The Graduate Dean’s List recipient for Chemical Engineering was Raja Sekhar Kalavacherla.
Elena Jacobina DeSanto was recognized as the Outstanding BS ChE Student. The Outstanding MS Thesis Award went to Srinivas Gavini, while DeSanto and Rebecca Noel Wyborski received Outstanding Honor’s Thesis Awards. Sreeja Reddy Gouni and Christie Sutanto were recognized with Outstanding Undergrad/Grad Research Awards. Continue reading “Chemical Engineering Department Celebrates Grads and Alumni”
Arnold Hackett was one of nine children raised by a single parent. He is now vice president of alliance and partnership management at Xerox.
The 2001 CSULB computer science graduate said he has Xerox to thank—and also CSULB. “They helped me become what I am today,” he told students at the CECS Department Graduation.
Hackett, who earned his master’s in computer science while working at Xerox, on Monday received the CECS Distinguished Alumni Award. He was also named the Alumni Association’s College of Engineering 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.
In the annual CSULB Computer Engineering and Computer Science spring programming contest, the team that apparently cared the least won.
Team I Don’t Care, comprising Aleks Kivuls, Kevin Duong, and Cesar Montelongo, came away with first place. “If you were to ask me who won the contest, I would truthfully have to say I Don’t Care,” quipped CSULB Programming Team Coach and lecturer Steve Gold.
The Luddites faculty team (pictured above) also participated. The team, made up of lecturers Neal Terrell, Josh Hayter, and Anthony Giacalone, was ineligible for prizes. Prizes and snacks were provided by the ACM chapter and CECS Department Coordinator Robin Ikemi. The three-hour contest included six programming problems.
Winning second place was the Gold Ghoti team, made up of Pongsakorn Cherngchaosil, Pongsathorn Cherngchaosil, and Alan Dao. And the third-place winner was Smitty Werben Man Jensen, comprising Jonathan Nuno and Crystal Chun.
The other teams who competed were:
The Duo (Jason Plourde and Rosswell Tiongco)
Team 97 (Stefin Mathew, Ivan Kim, and Harold Agnote)
Crimp (Alfredo Vargas and Abraham Malla), and
Code Whisperers (Nathan Rice, Ruben Baerga, and Jonathan Ascencio)
Emel Demircan, an assistant professor in the CSULB Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments, has been awarded a $175,000 grant to advance the understanding of human motor performance to help clinicians develop more effective motion-training treatments.
The National Science Foundation award will fund research to create a cyber-human framework that advances robotics and biomechanics, deepening scientific understanding of human motor performance dictated by musculoskeletal physics and neural control.
“The project has great potential to impact our society by creating a wearable cyber-human system to provide immediate feedback to the wearer to make postural corrections – applicable for the reeducation of patients with musculoskeletal disorders and for performance improvement in motion training,” she said. Continue reading “NSF Grant Will Help Advance Understanding of Human Motion”
FBI agents offered advice on responding to insider threats and cyber breaches at the monthly meeting of the CIO/CEO Cybersecurity Forum.
The prevalence of insider threats “is definitely growing,” said Gina Osborn, FBI assistant special agent in charge of cyber and computer forensics. However, providing training to combat this type of threat is expensive.