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Information Systems Faculty

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Michael Bieber

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Phone: 973-596-2681

Office: GITC, Room 5500

Skype/IM-AIM/Google/Yahoo: profbieber

Ph.D. in Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.

Associate Chair, and Academic Programs Director

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Hypermedia and Web Engineering
  • Digital Libraries
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Virtual Communities
  • Relationship Analysis (Software Requirements Engineering)

Fadi Deek

Dean, College of Science and Liberal Arts


Phone: 973-596-3676

Office: Cullimore Hall, Room 504

Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences, NJIT.

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Learning Systems
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • Software Engineering
  • Computing Education
  • Open Source Software

Associate Professors

Quentin (Gad) Jones


Phone: 973-596-5290

Office: GITC, Room 5600

IM-Yahoo: qjones, AIM: gadjonesq

Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, Graduate School of Business, University of Haifa, Israel.

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Computer-Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
  • Virtual Community Systems

Michael Recce


Phone: 973-596-5535

Office: GITC, Room 4103

Ph.D. in Neurophysiology, University College, London.

Director, Neurological Computation Lab

Research and Professional Interests

  • Pattern Matching
  • Transaction Mining
  • "Smart" gun technology

Julian Scher


Phone: 973-596-3395

Office: GITC, Room 4105

IM- Google: julianscher

Ph.D. in Operations Research/Computer Science, New York University.

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Open Source Video
  • Discrete event computer simulation languages
  • Probabilistic and statistical methodologies used in simulation
  • Applications of computer simulation to the study of operational systems
  • Database Design - theory and software
  • Semantic Object Database Modeling
  • Desktop Database Management Systems and Application Design

Min Song


Phone: 973-596-5291                                            

Office: GITC, Room 4102

Skype: Min.Song

Ph.D. in Information Systems, Drexel University.

Co-Director Informatics Research Lab

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Text mining
  • Bioinformatics
  • Creating a lexical ontology of abbreviations in the Biomedical literature
  • Automatic Query expansion with key phrases and POS Phrase categorization for Effective Biomedical Text Mining
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Extraction
  • Digital Libraries

Brook (Yi-fang) Wu

Phone: 973-596-5285

Office: GITC, Room 4104

IM-Yahoo: profbrookwu

Ph.D. in Information Science, State University of New York at Albany.

Co-Director Informatics Research Lab

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Medical Text Mining
  • Information Extraction
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Information retrieval, natural language processing
  • Recommander Systems

Yvette Wohn


Affiliated Faculty

David Mendonca


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ph.D. in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Interests:

  • Improvisation
  • The management of critical infrastructure
  • Decision making under time pressure
  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Knowledge management

Vassilka Kirova


Alcatel-Lucent Technologies

Ph.D. in Computer Science, NJIT.

Research Interests:

  • Software Engineering

George Widmeyer


Phone: 973-596-5897

Office: GITC, Room 4108

IM-Yahoo: profwidmeyer

Ph.D. in Information Systems, School of Business, University of Texas at Austin.

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Decision Support
  • Design Science
  • Virtual Organizations
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Learning Systems

Professor Emeriti

Professor Emeriti may lead IS Masters projects and Masters theses.  They also may serve as Ph.D. applicant advocates and mentors, as well as lead IS Ph.D. dissertation committees.

Starr Roxanne Hiltz


Phone: 973-596-3388

Office: GITC, Room 4204

Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University

Co-Director Collaborative Hypermedia Lab

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
  • Group Decision Support Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Marilyn Tremaine


Phone: 732-445-5055                       

Office:  GITC, Room 4404                 

Skype: rosemarypotatoes

Ph.D. in Communication Theory, Annenberg School, University of Southern California

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Multimodal Interfaces
  • Auditory Interfaces
  • Mobile Collaboration
  • Accessibility Design
  • Interfaces for Telerehabilitation

Murray Turoff


Phone: 973-596-3399

Office:  GITC, Room 4206

Ph.D. in Physics, Brandeis University

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Mediated Communication Systems
  • Delphi Design, Policy Analysis, Planning Methodologies
  • Interface Design, Systems Evaluation
  • Technological Forecasting and Assessment
  • Collaborative Systems and Group Decision Support Systems
  • Management Information Systems

Research Professors

Research Professors may lead IS Masters projects and Masters theses.  They also may serve as Ph.D. applicant advocates and mentors, as well as lead IS Ph.D. dissertation committees.

Michael Chumer


NJIT Research

Phone: 973-596-5484

Office: GITC, Room 4107

Ph.D. in Communication and Information Science. School of Communication, Information and Library Science, Rutgers University.

Research Interests:

  • Homeland Security
  • Command and Control
  • Socio-technical and Social Informatics
  • Emergency Response Management Information Systems
  • Techno-Pedagogy
  • Critical Information Systems

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Senior University Lecturers

Rich Egan


Phone: 973-596-5314

Office: GITC, Room 4101

IM-Yahoo: lecturerrich

Ph.D. in Information Systems, NJIT.

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Dispersed Software development
  • IS Disaster Planning and Recovery
  • Software Engineering

Joint Appointments

Joint appointment faculty may lead IS Masters projects and Masters theses.  They also may serve as Ph.D. applicant advocates and mentors, as well as lead IS Ph.D. dissertation committees.

Jerry Fjermestad


Phone: 973-596-3255

Office: Central Avenue Building, Room 3031

Ph.D. in Computer and Information Systems, Rutgers University.

Joint Appointment with the School of Management

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Group Decision Support
  • Customer Relationship Management

Marvin Nakayama


Phone: 973-596-3398

Office: GITC, Room 4312

Joint Appointment with the Computer Science Department

Ph.D. in Operations Research, Stanford University.

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Simulation
  • Modeling
  • Fault-tolerant computing
  • Reliability
  • Applied Probability
  • Statistics

Vincent Oria


Phone: 973-596-5767

Office: GITC, Room 4302

Joint appointment with the Computer Science Department

Ph.D. in Computer Science, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Virtual Malls
  • Courseware
  • Distributed Image Database

Katia Passerini


Phone: 973-642-7328

Office: Central Avenue Building, Room  4022

Joint appointment with the School of Management

Ph.D. in Information & Decision Systems, George Washington University.

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Computer-Mediated Communication/Learning
  • Knowledge Mgt & IT Outsourcing
  • Global IT

Adjunct Faculty           

Krunal Dave


IM: krunaldave

Professional and Teaching Interests:

  • Electronic Commerce Web Applications
  • Solution fits to scale for Transaction Performance management (E-Com.)
  • Design Patterns
  • Decision making Algorithms A solution based on AI (Artificial intelligence)
  • Teaching Interests:
  • Electronics Commerce & Design
  • Java - An Object Oriented Programming Language
  • Software Engineering and Development

Sameh Sabet


Affiliation: NMS Systems Development Tyco Telecommunications R&D

Professional and Teaching Interests:

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Fault Analysis in Mission Critical Infrastructures
  • Teaching Interests:
  • Software Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Architecture