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Jarius Amar and Tom Zirmirski

NJIT Team Places Second in Forensics Challenge
The team consisting of PhD candidates Guanshuo Xu, Jingyu Ye and Professor Yun Q. Shi has won second place in the first and second phases of the first forensics challenge organized by the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. The team was also invited to present their work at the 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security held in Guangzhou, China from Nov. 18 to 21.

Grad Student Conference Awards
Yasmine Aly took first place at the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Day.  Aly was also recognized as the best student presenter at the energetics section of the Particle Technology Forum at the 2013 Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Meeting in San Francisco.  Shashank Vummidi was awarded Best Poster Presentation, Particle Technology Forum, at the same conference.

Ani Abraham was the second place winner of the graduate student presentation competition at The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region 1 Young Professional Student and Education Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Doctoral Students Present Research Paper at AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium
Two PhD students studying computer science, Zhe He and Christopher Ochs, presented two papers "A Family-Based Framework for Supporting Quality Assurance of Biomedical Ontologies in BioPortal" and "Scalability of Abstraction-Network-Based Quality Assurance to Large SNOMED Hierarchies" on Nov. 17 at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC.  Their co-advisors are Department of Computer Science Chair James Geller, and Professor Yehoshua Perl.

ME Students Take Third Place in National Design Contest
Two mechanical engineering students representing NJIT won third place in the National Student Design Contest at the 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) held in San Diego, California on Nov. 17.  Tom Zarmirski and Jairus Amar developed and optimized a radio controlled and video enhanced prototype for the removal of radioactive wastes.  Professor Raj Sodhi supervised in the building and testing of the device as part of Capstone Design.