Affiliate Members, Essayists and Advisors

Prof.David Andersen

David Andersen, Public Management, Government Information Management

David F. Andersen is Distinguished Service Professor of Public Administration and Information Science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany–SUNY. He is a founding fellow at the Center for Technology in Government, an information systems R&D center for the state of New York.

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Public Administration
Rockefeller College, SUNY at Albany
Milne Hall, 135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 USA
Email: david [dot] andersen [at] csc [dot] albany [dot] edu
Phone: (518) 442-5208
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George Berg

George Berg, Computer Science, University at Albany

The research in our lab is in machine learning. A branch of the artificial intelligence area of computer science, machine learning is the theory and practice of finding computational solutions to problems by training the computer to learn to identify them. Our work spans both the theoretical and experimental ends of the field.

Contact Information:

Address: Computer Science Department
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Email: berg [at] csc [dot] albany [dot] edu
Phone: (518)442-4267
fax: (518)442-5638
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Prof.Tony Cresswell

Tony Cresswell, Educational Management, with Emphasis on Information Systems and Resources

Professor Cresswell’s current research interests are interorganizational information sharing and information integration across organizations, primarily in government settings. Current projects are funded by NSF, including the new ITR (Knowledge Networking in the Public Sector, Turning to Digital Government in a Crisis: Coordinating Government, Business & Nonprofit Services in response to the World Trade Center Attacks of September 11, 2001, and Modeling Information Integration in the Public Sector), as well as by the US Department of Justice on assessing capability for information integration.

Contact Information:

Address: Center for Technology in Goverment
1535 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Email: tcresswell [at] ctg [dot] albany [dot] edu
Phone: (518) 442-3766
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Prof. Jagdish Gangolly

Jagdish Gangolly, Management Science & Information Essays Systems

Jagdish S. Gangolly is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting and of Management Science & Information Systems in the School of Business, and a Senior Program Faculty member of the Ph. D Program in Information Science. He holds a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Mathematical Statistics, a master’s degree with a major in Operations Research, and a Ph. D degree in Accounting. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor. He has previously taught at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Kansas, Claremont McKenna College & the Claremont Graduate School, and California State University at Fullerton. He has worked in senior executive positions in management services in the pulp & paper industry as well as in soft-drink franchising in India. His current research activities are primarily in the areas of conceptual information organisation, markup languages supporting electronic commerce, and the formal specification of security & control in accounting information systems. He also has collateral research interest in Forensic Accounting and the relationships between Accounting and Legal Philosophy. What Does a White Paper Usually Contain? Current industry issues/patterns: Begin with a depiction of the broadest issues and patterns in the business that will acquaint the peruser with the subject. At that point proceed onward to talking about the particular qualities of the arrangement.
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Contact Information:

Address: Bus Admin 333
University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222
Email: j [dot] gangolly [at] albany [dot] edu
Phone: (518) 442-4949
fax: (518)442-3944
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Prof.Cristian Lenart

Cristian Lenart, Mathematics and Statistics, University at Albany

Prof. Lenart’s research in pure mathematics is situated at the interface of algebraic combinatorics, algebraic geometry, and algebraic topology. I am interested in combinatorial aspects related to various cohomology theories of flag varieties, as well as the combinatorics related to various formal group laws in topology. His research is part of an ongoing effort to do concrete computations, to understand concrete spaces with combinatorial precision. He is also interested in clustering algorithms and their applications to various areas. One of the main aims in this area was to develop efficient clustering algorithms with fuzzy sets. He has worked on several extensions of the Fuzzy c-Means clustering algorithm due to J. C. Bezdek, and developed a package for clustering by implementing several classical algorithms. His most recent applications were to logical analysis of data LAD and DNA sequencing. Prof. Lenart is also interested in applications of combinatorial algorithms and topology to computational biology.

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Mathematicsand Statistics
University at Albany, SUNY, ES 118
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Email: lenart [at] csc [dot] albany [dot] edu
Phone: (518) 442-4635
fax: (518)442-4731
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prof.S. S. Ravi

S. S. Ravi, Computer Science, University at Albany

Professor Ravi’s main areas of interest are Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Mobile Computing, Operations Research, Fault-Tolerant Computing and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI). The main thrust of research centers around the study of the algorithmic aspects of combinatorial optimization problems that arise in the above areas. For optimization problems that are computationally intractable, he is also interested in developing approximation algorithms with good performance guarantees.

Contact Information:

Address: Computer Science Department
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Email: ravi [at] cs [dot] albany [dot] edu
Phone: (518) 442-4278
fax: (518)442-5638
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Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski

Boleslaw Szymanski, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Boleslaw K. Szymanski is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and a member of the Scientific Computation Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Scientific Programming journal and an IEEE fellow. Dr. Szymanski’s interests include network management, communication system modeling and simulation, network middleware and distributed and Web-based computing. His recent work includes network management, on-line network simulation, network monitoring and network security. His work involves collaborations with researchers from different departments (CS, ECSE, Physics) and universities (Dartmouth, Stanford, University at Albany). His research has been funded by the government agencies such as DARPA-ITO, NSF, ONR, NASA and companies including Cisco Systems, IBM Corp. and Hewlett Packard. He developed agent based network monitoring middleware, called DOORS, that has been used for network failure prediction, on-line network model development. He has been developing real-time on-line network simulator for large networks based on network decomposition. This method enables the interoperability between many network simulators and models and supports automatic network management and response to failures. Dr. Szymanski is also involved in developing novel anomaly detection techniques for network security.

Contact Information:

Address: Computer Science Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180
Email: szymansk [at] cs [dot] rpi [dot] edu
Phone: (518) 276-2714
fax: (518) 276-4033
URL: http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk

 


Prof. Erik Rosenthal

Erik Rosenthal, Mathematics, University of New Haven

Erik Rosenthal received a Ph.D. in Mathematics with a specialty in functional analysis from the University of California at Berkeley. He was there in the sixties and considers himself a veteran of what he calls the Berkeley Wars. He first came to the University of New Haven in 1980, where his mathematical interests switched to automated deduction, apparently in an attempt to get computers to prove the theorems that he himself had failed to prove. His research has produced sixty publications and several National Science Foundation grants. He has also published two novels — mysteries whose unemployed mathematician hero pays the rent as a private investigator.

Contact Information:

Address: Mathematics Department
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven CT 06516
Email: erosenthal [at] newhaven [dot] edu
Phone: (203) 932-7463
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