Faculty Success Stories: October 2019
Two Seidenberg professors are doing serious work with serious grant funding! Plus, Pace’s latest documentary film continues to rake in the accolades.
Seidenberg Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jun Yuan, PhD, was awarded a grant from $856,790 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research project entitled “ABR: CSR: Medium: Collaborative Research: FTFS: A Read/Write Optimized Fractal Tree File System.” Yuan will be collaborating with SUNY Stony Brook for this project, and the award runs from October 2019 to September 2021.
Seidenberg Professor and Director of the PhD program in Computer Science D. Paul Benjamin, PhD, was awarded a $185,813 grant from the Office of Naval Research. The grant, for the project “A Humanoid Robot for Investigating Spatial Understanding in Human-Robot Collaboration,” is intended to purchase a customized humanoid robot as well as some other robots, VR equipment, and computers, to expand the breadth of robotics research at Pace.
Dyson Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, and her students were awarded Best Student Documentary Short Film for their film Hawaii: Living on the Edge of Paradise at the 2019 Williamsburg film Festival.
“I remember my father who worked for the city of Yonkers for over 25 years telling me that I should love what I do,” said Luskay, after being honored with ArtsWestchester’s Sophia Abeles Education Award earlier this year. “If I did, it wouldn’t be considered work at all. I am truly humbled by this honor bestowed upon me and I am grateful for each day that I spend with these rising filmmakers.”
Seidenberg Professor Zhan Zhang, PhD, was recently awarded a $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue research pertaining to wearable technologies for health care workers. Zhang discusses the intersection between health and technology, upgrading health care to the "smartphone stage," and much more.
The Professor Is In: Zhan Zhang
Pace University will open all three campuses for in-person, online, and hybrid classes for the fall semester, with classes beginning in New York City, Pleasantville, and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Fall 2020: Returning to Campus
All faculty and staff are invited to join a conversation about plans for resuming on-campus operations in accordance with New York State guidelines. Join us on Thursday, June 25.
Faculty and Staff Community Briefing: June 25