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Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Honors Its Students

Cake with congratulations inscriptionTowson University (April 26, 2015) — The Fisher College of Science and Mathematics held its 24th Annual Honors Convocation where outstanding students in the college are recognized for their scholarship. In his opening remarks, Dr. David A. Vanko, Dean of the College, described the day as a day of celebration! We are gathered to present awards to many of the most outstanding students in our College. We honor you for your scholarship and we honor you for your leadership. Your identification as individuals who have reached a high level of excellence surely represents the culmination of many years of hard work, and although you probably had the support of family, friends, teachers, or community, we know that one common ingredient that you all have shown is determination. So, just as teachers don't give grades - you have to earn them; we don't simply give out honors, awards and scholarships - you have had to earn them, too. Dean Vanko congratulated the students on a job well done.

Dr. Timothy Chandler, Towson University's Interim President, addressed the audience with words of congratulations to the students, and thanks to all of those who helped students meet their goals.

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Fisher College Professor Win Prestigious 2014 USM Regents Award

Dr. Wei Yu  
Dr. Wei Yu  

Adelphia, Maryland (April 10, 2015) —Dr. Wei Yu received the 2015 USM Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity at the Board of Regents Faculty Awards Ceremony.

Since joining the faculty of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University in 2009, Dr Yu has developed high-quality and well-funded research in the areas of cyber security, computer networks, and cyber-physical systems. His research work has been well-recognized internationally and has helped to raise the profile of Towson University. In 2014, he received an NSF most prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for securing national energy-based critical infrastructures. His research efforts have been recognized by a number of US government agencies and federal research laboratories through competitive research funding awards. He has received 11 competitive research awards (including the NSF CAREER grant) as the Principle Investigator (PI), totaling over $1.47 million from agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Army Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards Technology, Department of Defense, Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He has developed a sustained and successful scholarship portfolio demonstrated by around 150 book chapters and papers in reputable journals and conferences, resulting in nearly 1400 citations. He received the 2012 Excellence in Scholarship Award from the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University.

 

Dr. Robert Hammell Appointed Special Assistant to the Dean

  Dr.Robert Hammell
  Dr. Robert Hammell

Towson University (Jan. 30, 2015) — Professor Bob Hammell from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences has agreed to join the Dean's office on a part-time basis as Special Assistant to the Dean of Science and Mathematics. A portion of Dr. Gasparich's normal portfolio of responsibilities will now be handled by Dr. Hammell these will include student issues such as grade appeals, topics related to assessment and degree completion plans, and others.

Dr. Hammell teaches in Information Systems, and he received the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. He has supervised numerous Master's projects and at least five completed D.Sc. Information Technology dissertations. Bob's research is supported by a five-year, $491,000 Army Research Lab grant, and he has authored over 60 publications. Bob's service to the institution has been extensive, particularly in assessment and on the Middle States Steering Committee.

 

Professor Jonathan Lazar is Committed to Ensuring Web Accessibility for All

Dr. Jonathan Lazar  
Dr. Jonathan Lazar  

Towson University (Jan. 13, 2015) — Dr. Jonathan Lazar, professor of computer and information sciences, directs Towson University's undergraduate program in information systems and founded the university's Universal Usability Laboratory. He's one of the nation's leading authorities on human-computer interaction, yet there's nothing remotely "ivory tower" about his zest for making the Web accessible to all users.

"Who is locked out?" Lazar asks rhetorically before launching into a list that includes users with perceptual or motor impairments, including people who are blind, low-vision, or who have limited hearing. Also included are those with limited use of their hands or impaired speech.

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