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College of Aeronautics

The following presentations were conducted at the Industry, Engineering & Management Systems Conference March 20-22 in Cocoa Beach. The names in bold are faculty members and, with an asterisk, graduate students.

“The User Experience of Usernames: Username Trends and Preferences,” Jarrett Clark* and Deborah Carstens

Presence Level of Low Cost Controllers for Mobile Based Virtual Reality Headsets,” Summer Lindsey*, Deborah Carstens and Meredith Carroll.

Color Recognition and Laser Eye Protection,” Sherisse Pierre* and Deborah Carstens.

“How Consistent Are Consumers’ Perceptions of Willingness to Fly?” Rian Mehta*, Scott Winter, et al.

“Developing a Valid and Reliable Willingness to Interact with Drones (WID) Scale,” Rian Mehta, et al.

“How Many Planes Can One Remote Control Co-pilot Handle?” Rian Mehta, Scott Winter, et al.

College of Engineering

Thomas Waite, university research professor, was co-author of the recently published monograph, Guidance on Best Management Practices for Sediment Reception Facilities under the Ballast Water Management Convention. Featuring the Florida Tech logo on the cover, the publication is from the International Maritime Organization (United Nations) and is the final monograph in the GloBallast Series.

Bold = faculty
*= student
**= alumni
*** =former student

Baradaranshoraka, M.*, Pinelli, J.-P., Gurley, K., Peng, X., and Zhao, M., “Hurricane wind versus storm surge damage in the context of a risk prediction model,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering Multi-hazard special issue, Volume 143 Issue 7 – July 2017.

Gulati, S., George, F., Kibria, G., Hamid, S., Cocke, S., Pinelli, J.-P., “Probable Maximum Loss for the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model: A Comparison,” accepted for publication, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering.

Chowdhury, A., Zisis, I., Irwin, P., Bitsuamlak, G., Pinelli, J.-P., Hajra, B., Moravej, M., “Large Scale Experimentation using the 12-Fan Wall of Wind to Assess and Mitigate Hurricane Wind and Rain Impacts on Buildings and Infrastructure Systems,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering Multi-hazard special issue, Volume 143 Issue 7 – July 2017.

Ellen M. Rathje, Clint Dawson, Jamie Padgett, Jean-Paul Pinelli, Dan Stanzione, Pedro Arduino, Scott Brandenberg, Tim Cockerill, Maria Esteva, Frederick Haan, Matthew Hanlon, Ahsan Kareem, Laura Lowes, Steve Mock, Gilberto Mosqueda, “DesignSafe: A New Cyberinfrastructure for Natural Hazards Engineering,” ASCE Natural Hazards Review, Volume 18 Issue 3 – August 2017; doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000246.

Gurram*, H., Subramanian, C, Pinelli, J.-P., Basu*, R., “Effects of Hurricane Matthew on a Florida residence roof,” 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Gainesville, FL, USA, May 21-24, 2017.

Gurram, H.*, Subramanian, C, Pinelli, J.-P., Basu*, R., “Processing Data from Hurricane Matthew in DesignSafe.ci,” 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Gainesville, FL, USA, May 21-24, 2017.

Farzaneh Raji, Nicholas Miller**, Ioannis Zisis, Jean-Paul Pinelli, Arindam Gan Chowdhury, “Interior Damage of Residential Buildings due to Wind-Driven Rain Intrusion,” 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Gainesville, FL, USA, May 21-24, 2017.

Nishijima, K., Pinelli, J.-P., “State-of-the-art of engineering approach for wind-related risk modeling of residential exposure,” 6th International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change: From Hazard to Impact, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 4-9, 2017.

Fernando Plaz*,Weihua Fang, Donghua Pan, Jean-Paul Pinelli, Jingwei Hou, “Effect of a 2016 tornado in rural areas of Jiangsu province in China,” 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Gainesville, FL, USA, May 21-24, 2017.

Ellen M. Rathje, Clint Dawson, Jamie E. Padgett, Jean-Paul Pinelli, Dan Stanzione, Fred L. Haan, Jr., and Ahsan Kareem, “DesignSafe: A Cyberinfrastructure for Data Sharing and Analysis in Natural Hazards Engineering,” 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Gainesville, FL, USA, May 21-24, 2017.

Mohammad Baradaranshoraka*, Jean-Paul Pinelli, Kurt Gurley, “Hurricane Storm Surge Content Damage and Additional Living Expenses,” 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Gainesville, FL, USA, May 21-24, 2017.

Mohammad Baradaranshoraka*, Jean-Paul Pinelli, Kurt Gurley, Sneh Gulati, “Evaluating the uncertainty of combining wind and storm surge damage in the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model,” 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Gainesville, FL, USA, May 21-24, 2017.

Jean-Paul Pinelli attended 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institutes (DPRI), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan March 19-21, 2017

Jean-Paul Pinelli attended the symposium, Construction of a New Paradigm for Improving Credibility of Risk Evaluation for Huge Magnitude Earthquakes. Disaster Prevention Research Institute. Kyoto University. March 27-28, 2017. Uji, Japan.

Funded proposal: Investigation and Incorporation of Wall of Wall test results into the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model: 2016-1017.  Funded by the Florida Department of Emergency Management, through FIU. $39,077. Index 202241.

Pinelli, J.-P., “DesignSafe-ci: A Cyberinfrastructure for the Natural Hazards Community.” Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan, April 11, 2017

Pinelli, J.-P., “Perspective from the point of view of Hurricane/Typhoon Risk Modeling. Case study: Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model.”  Symposium: Construction of a New Paradigm for Improving Credibility of Risk Evaluation for Huge Magnitude Earthquakes. Disaster Prevention Research Institute. Kyoto University. March 20-21, 2017. Uji, Japan.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Bold = faculty
*= student
**= alumni
*** =former student
+=high school student

Demara B. Bennett and Family Learning Program team members (all Florida Tech students) Alyssa Johnson, Jennifer Heath, Caroline Witek, Emily Crochet, Nicole Higgins, Bethany Wellman, Lauren DiLullo, Brianna Brandon, Jenna Manelli, Ellen Durham, Julia Meehan, Colette Beetz, Catherine Mullis, Tarila Abbott, Renee VanSlyke, Caitlin Obrien-Masonis, Nicole Murray, Keara Washington, Damla Til Ogut, Kaci Kelley, Alexa Barnett, Katherine Schmieder, Amanda Zammit, Chelsea Bennett, Alexis Booth, Eileen Croes, Alexander Kiss, Lauren Price, Gabrielle Trimlett, Amanda Gallo, Emily Henderson, Brittany Reese, and Rachel Pence, were nominated for a 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard (CAPTF) Social Services Group/Team Award. 

Demara B. Bennett, Emily Crochet* and Caroline Witek* were selected to present a Trauma and Attachment workshop at the July 2017 Krimes Against Kids Conference.

Ivy Chong was elected to the Board of Directors for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). The BACB is the credentialing body for behavior analysts. She’ll be serving from 2017–2020.

Gravina, Nicole, King, Allison*, & Hodges, Ansley* (In press). Consulting in OBM. In B. Wine and J. Pritchard (Eds.), Organizational Behavior Management: The Essentials.  Orlando, FL: Hedgehog Publishers.

Gravina, Nicole. (March, 2017).  Teaching leaders to manage their time and people. OBM Network Conference, Miami, FL. (Invited)

Matey, Nick*, & Gravina, Nicole.  (April, 2017).  Behavior-based safety: Lessons from the field. Organizational Behavior Management Network Conference, Miami, FL.

Matey, Nick*, Sleiman, Andressa*, & Gravina, Nicole. (April, 2017). What OBM can learn from I/O psychology. Organizational Behavior Management Network Conference, Miami, FL.

Clark, Ronald*, Cruz, Nelmar*, Curry, Scott*, & Gravina, Nicole. (April, 2017). We all use energy: A look at evidence based approaches to improving sustainability practices. Organizational Behavior Management Network Conference, Miami, FL.

Parikh, Priyanka*, & Krishnamurthy, Radhika. (2017, March). Does the MMPI-2 Masculine-Feminine Pathology scale account for gender-related symptom expression among outpatients?  In K. Bolinskey (chair), MMPI assessment.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

Taneja, Saloni*, & Krishnamurthy, Radhika. (2017, March). External test correlates of MMPI-2-RF scores for Asian Indian college students. In K. Bolinskey (chair), MMPI assessment. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

Dale, A. R., Podlesnik, Christopher A., & Elliffe, D. (in press). Evaluation of an aversion-based program designed to reduce predation of native birds by dogs: An analysis of training records for 1156 dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science.

Salazar, Carlos*, Mulligan, K. P., & Webbe, F. M. (In press). Updating the Rey Dot Counting Test for use in Collegiate Baseline Concussion Testing. Developmental Neuropsychology.

Echemendia, R. J., Webbe, F. M., Merritt, V., & Gonzalez, Gabriela*. (In press). Assessment in Sports: Psychological and Neuropsychological Approaches. In J. Goldstein, D. Allen, & J. DeLuca (Eds.), Handbook of Psychological Assessment 4th Edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Wilder, David. (March 2017). Use and validation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist – Human Services. Invited address at the biennial conference of the Organizational Behavior Management Network, Miami, FL.

Wilder, David; Lipschultz, Joshua*, King, Allison*, Driscoll, Sean*, & Sigurdsson, S. (manuscript accepted for publication). An analysis of the commonality and type of pre-intervention assessment procedures in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (2000-2015). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

College of Science

Munevver Mine Subasi (Math Sciences), Ersoy Subasi (Engineering Systems), Ahmed Binmahfoudh (Math Sciences – PhD Student in Operations Research Program), and Andras Prekopa (Rutgers University), “New Bounds for the Probability that at Least k-Out-of-n Events Occur with Unimodal Distributions”, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Accepted for publication (April 2017). Available online http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dam.2017.03.011

Three presentations accepted to Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2017 Annual Conference, July 10-14, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA:

Munevver Mine Subasi (Math Sciences), Ersoy Subasi (Engineering Systems), Ahmed Binmahfoudh (Math Sciences – PhD Student in Operations Research Program), and Andras Prekopa (Rutgers University), “New Bounds for the Probability that at Least k-Out-of-n Events Occur with Unimodal Distributions”

Munevver Mine Subasi (Math Sciences), Ersoy Subasi (Engineering Systems), and Majed Alharbi (Math Sciences – PhD Student in Operations Research Program). “Sufficient Conditions for Logconcavity of Multivariate Discrete Distributions”

Brody J. Kutt (2016 Florida Tech BioMath REU Intern – Rochester Institute of Technology), Travaughn Bain (Math Sciences – PhD Student in Operations Research Program), Rachel Burdorf (2016 Florida Tech BioMath REU Intern – Colorado College), Munevver Mine Subasi (Math Sciences), and Lisa Moore (Biological Sciences)

Majed Alharbi (Math Sciences – PhD Student in Operations Research Program, Advisor: M.M. Subasi) got SIAM Student Travel Award to attend SIAM Annual Meeting

One poster presentation accepted to Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2017 Annual Conference, July 10-14, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA:

James Williams, Willa Huddleston (Math Sciences – Undergraduate Students), Nandini Rakala (Math Sciences – PhD Student in Operations Research Program), Munevver Mine Subasi (Math Sciences), A Decision Tree Classification Model to Identify Flight Delay Patterns of U.S. Airlines

One presentation is accepted to 2017 Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) Healthcare Conference, July 26-28, 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands:

Travaughn Bain (Math Sciences – PhD Student in Operations Research Program), Melissa S. Moreno (Math Sciences – PhD Student in Operations Research Program), M. Megan Moreno (Math Sciences – MS Student in Operations Research Program), Ersoy Subasi (Engineering Systems), and Munevver Mine Subasi (Math Sciences), “Combinatorial Survival Patterns”

Conference Services Bureau

Erica Spencer, director of the Conference Services Bureau, has been appointed by the Board of Directors for the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors -International to serve as vice chair for the Collegiate Conference and Events Professional (CCEP) Action Team. Spencer will serve one year as vice chair before assuming the committee chair position in March 2018. The charge of the CCEP Action Team is to maintain and manage the CCEP professional certification program for the association.

Florida Tech

Faculty from the colleges of science, business and psychology and liberal arts participated in a panel discussion at the Art of Sustainability event March 25 in Palm Bay. Taking part were Ken Lindeman, Spencer Fire, Michael Slotkin and Heidi Hatfield Edwards.

George Maul, professor of oceanography, ocean engineering and sciences, was guest speaker at the Teacher Enrichment Program’s Bite of Science event hosted by Florida Tech on March 28. The event is organized by the Center for Excellence in Education. Hamid Rassoul, dean of the College of Science, offered welcome remarks to open the event.

Office of Graduate Programs

Raymond Bonhomme has been appointed associate provost for graduate programs. He will assume this role immediately while still continuing his responsibilities with First Year Experience. In this new role, he will have senior administrative oversight of graduate programs and will work collaboratively with Graduate Admissions.

 

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