2016 Seminar Course Invite You!


The objective MIS Seminar Course is to familiarize you with contemporary challenges in information systems management. A diverse group of practitioners and experts from industry and academia will present their own views of issues and problems.
All of you are expected to listen attentively, think critically, and pose constructive questions about the presentations.

You are expected to attend all the sessions, and to prepare a critical summary of each lecture, using the form provided the instructor. No more than one absence will be allowed. The summaries of lecture are to be handed in before the subsequent lecture. In addition, there is a project requirement: you are expected to choose a topic related to a class presentation, prepare a research paper of at least ten pages on that topic, and make a brief report to the class. The paper is to include a survey of literature and, if appropriate, a discussion of interview findings. This project assignment will be discussed in more detail in the first class session.

Seminar Schedule

2/1 (Mo) Prof. Abbe Mowshowitz, CCNY CS Dept. Microeconomics of Information
2/8 (Mo) Prof. William Skeith, III, CCNY CS Dept. Security of Information Systems
2/22 (Mo) Ariful H. Modal, Analyst, MIS Division, NYPD Information Technology, Domain Awareness and Crime Prevention
2/29 (Mo) Prof. Stephen Lucci, CCNY CS Dept. Applications of Artificial Intelligence
3/7 (Mo) Prof. Sandra Okita, Columbia University Robotics and Information Systems
3/14 (Mo) Prof. Hui Vo, CCNY CS Dept., Information Systems and Data Visualization
3/21 (Mo) Rodley Ferguson, Independent Computer Services Consultant Managing Technologies at the Alumni Association of the City College of New York
3/28 (Mo) Prof. Abbe Mowshowitz, CCNY CS Dept. Career Opportunities in Information Systems
4/4 (Mo) Cathy Garfinkel, Allscripts Health Care IT–Perioperative Systems Implementation
4/11 (Mo) Dr. Tony Hon, IBM Global Services Data center infrastructure challenges
4/18 (Mo) Prof. Akira Kawaguchi, CCNY CS Dept., Chair Query Optimization in Modern Distributed Databases
5/2 (Mo) Dr. James Doyle, IBM 2016 Global Technology Outlook

Title is tentative and finalized before the presentation.

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