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NJIT President's Forum and Faculty Research Showcase

New Jersey Institute of Technology

WHAT: Julian Goldman, MD, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural President's Forum, a featured event in the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series. Dr. Goldman, the medical director of biomedical engineering for Partners HealthCare, an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and the director of the multi-institutional Program on Medical Device Interoperability, will give a talk on major initiatives, including technology development, in two key areas - Life Sciences and Engineering and Data Science and Technology. His interests include the role of the Medical Internet of Things - the ubiquitous connectivity of consumer and industrial equipment - in healthcare transformation.

In the second part of the forum and showcase, new faculty members will present their work in research areas ranging from next-generation construction materials, to the use of artificial intelligence in robotic manufacturing, to the impact of human interactions and relationships in accounting practices. The 18 new faculty members and 20 research teams currently/recently funded by NJIT faculty seed grants - many of them interdisciplinary collaborations between fields as diverse as architecture and computer science - will present their research on posters displayed throughout the Gallery.

WHEN: Monday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: The keynote lecture will take place in the Campus Center Atrium from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch in Ballroom B of the Campus Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New faculty members will give brief talks on their research in Ballroom A of the Campus Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a poster and networking session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHY: The research showcase gives the wider NJIT community - students, faculty, alumni, external partners from academia and industry and friends of the university - a window on the pioneering, applications-focused scholarship taking place on campus, as well as the opportunity to form new research partnerships and generate new ideas. New faculty, who number nearly 70 over the past four years, and NJIT-funded interdisciplinary projects are key components of the university's far-reaching plan to make substantial contributions to society in areas ranging from neuroscience, to intelligent computing, to advanced manufacturing, to space weather.

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About NJIT

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,300 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks fifth among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to Payscale.com.

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