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Mary Beth Rosson, professor of information sciences and technology, is among five Fellows from the Penn State ranks recently named to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's (CIC) Academic Leadership Program.

The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Through its leadership program, participants who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise are aided in further developing their leadership and managerial skills.


Curtis Cain, a doctoral student at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), is the first IST student to be awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is receiving funding from NSF over a three-year period to support his project, “Black Males in STEM Higher Education,” in which he examines how race, in addition to gender, impacts people’s views on technology and their interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


In his new book "The Neighborhood in the Internet," Jack Carroll, the Edward Frymoyer Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State, describes the groundbreaking research in Web-based community networks that he and his former colleagues at Virginia Tech conducted in the early years of the World-Wide Web, and provides an analysis of how those frameworks can be further developed with the technology that has since become available.


If you want to keep your plant operators performing at optimal levels, how many alarms should you try to hold your system to? A commonly quoted number is 10 alarms in 10 minutes. But how do you know whether that's right for your group? What's the best way to present procedures to those operators so they know what to do when they do face an alarm situation? And what's the best way to train them how to follow those procedures?


Successful young entrepreneurs from Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) are making a tremendous impact in the technology field with start-up companies fueled by the right mix of creative vision, perseverance and passion.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has received a $400,000 gift -- the largest from a graduate in its 13-year history -- from San Francisco CEO and IST alumnus David Rusenko. The gift will create the David Rusenko Scholarship for Entrepreneurship, which will help IST students to launch their own companies while they are still in school.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Exceptionally talented young entrepreneurs from around the country, including alumni from Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), will be visiting Penn State to share their strategies for success during IST’s Start-up Week, taking place April 9-13. The week’s events, many of which will be open to the entire Penn State community, will include classroom talks on various topics related to information technology as well as opportunities to meet and mingle with the featured speakers.


UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. -- Online privacy has become a hot-button issue in recent years, as people are increasingly sharing their lives and conducting business on the Internet. With $30,000 in funding from Google, two professors at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology are investigating the factors that influence individual privacy preferences, and how they can be used to develop services that are in tune with consumers’ needs.


As the world becomes more connected through systems and networks, cyber attacks by hackers, nation states and terrorists pose an increasing threat to U.S. security.  At Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, two faculty members, John Yen and Peng Liu, are spearheading a research initiative, funded by the U.S. Army Research Office, to determine how the experiences of human analysts can be leveraged to improve cyber situation awareness. A paper that they co-wrote, which proposes a knowledge-based cyber intrusion detection model, was recently recognized at an international conference.


Brian Cameron, executive director of the Penn State Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA), and Sandeep Purao, associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the University, recently received $100,000 from Lockheed Martin, to conduct a maturity analysis on its enterprise architecture function. Cameron and Purao will assess the function with the aid of a groundbreaking new Enterprise Architecture Maturity tool they developed.