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MOONSHOT Mary Spio ’98 is bringing virtual reality to everyday people




HUMANITARIAN COMPUTING Using software to provide better health care to underserved populations


INGENIOUS How 40 students became inventors over summer break

















For many years, the publication you hold in your hands has been called Syracuse Engineer. While that’s a fine name for an alumni magazine, we couldn’t help but feel that it left out a huge part of who we are and that it didn’t go far enough to describe our alumni, our students, and our faculty. I often hear people call us “the Engineering College.” I am always quick to correct them. We are the College of Engineering AND Computer Science. Computing is integral to who we are, and not just in our computer science and computer engineering programs. It is ingrained in all of our disciplines, just as it is on our campus and in our society. Plus, none of us can be defined simply by our careers and fields of study. We may be engineers and computer scientists by trade, but we are innovators at heart—applying our knowledge and talents to disrupting the status quo. In the pages that follow, you will find stories that demonstrate this. The prime example is Ingenious, where we share the accomplishments of the students who participated in our first-ever Invent@SU invention accelerators this past summer. In Moonshot, you’ll learn about our visionary alumna Mary Spio ’98 and her groundbreaking virtual realty company CEEK VR. And, you’ll see how our faculty’s research impacts our world in Humanitarian Computing and Seeing Red. By reading about these exceptional accomplishments, I think you’ll agree that we have selected a fitting new name. Please enjoy this premiere issue of Syracuse Innovator.

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Dean




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As Neil Armstrong took his famous “one small step” onto the surface of the moon, Mary Spio’s world took a giant leap forward.




ecades removed from the actual event, as a child in Ghana, Spio watched a lunar landing documentary on a tiny, flickering, black-and-white TV screen while a military coup raged outside her door.


“The impact that television had was ­profound. It was a window that opened my aperture of thought and made me think, ‘Wow, maybe there is something beyond what I am seeing now,’” said Spio. T


Born in Syracuse, but raised in Ghana, Spio was compelled to return to the United States to escape the turmoil and pursue opportunities that would prepare her to accomplish something as seismic as putting a man on the moon.









After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Spio earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical e ­ngineering from the College of Engineering and ­Computer Science, then a master’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. She became a deep space engineer for Boeing, d ­ esigning the digital technology now widely used for distributing major motion pictures, the first of which was Star Wars Episode II. She also became an author, a screenwriter, and a Department of State ambassador of ­innovation and entrepreneurship.

One day, Spio’s success led her to a fateful experience at the offices of Facebook. It was there that she first experienced what it was like to step into another world through virtual reality. Only it wasn’t a world—it was a moon. The virtual reality module put her in the moonboots of Neil Armstrong, bounding across the lunar surface. “I put the headset on, and I was a kid again in front of the TV. This time I didn’t need to wonder what it felt like because I could actually feel it. I could look down and all around. It had a profound impact because I knew that the media had taken a turn again,” explained Spio. “We’d gone from watching a video to being able to live ­inside of the experience.” She could see the overwhelming potential for virtual reality technology, but much to her dismay, the overwhelming majority of the content available for virtual reality was gaming—primarily violent, first-person shooting games. “I wanted to do everything with VR. I wanted to watch movies. I wanted to watch concerts. I wanted to learn,” ­described Spio. “It became my mission to create content for virtual reality beyond what existed.

Spio has received many accolades for her work, being recognized by Boeing and Essence, among many others. She was also named one of the 100 History Makers in the Making by NBC News.

“And I knew that if we could literally change the world that ­surrounds us, we could bring anything to the entire world. Now I don’t need to travel elsewhere to experience something different. This could be a vehicle for compassion and empathy. I knew I was looking at something rather phenomenal and transformative.” Fast forward to today and Spio is the founder, CEO, and president of CEEK VR Inc., a developer of innovative virtual and augmented reality content solutions and experiences for entertainment and education. They’ve created content and technologies for the likes of Universal Music Group, Miami Children’s Hospital, Microsoft Xbox, and Tribune News. “Our focus is on everyday content—movies, music, shopping, studying. We create content for the everyday user, not just hardcore gamers. I want to be able to contribute in positive ways.” For all its advancements, the virtual reality industry remains a fragmented place. It is currently spread across many applications, including desktop, mobile, console, and web, each requiring various equipment and software. This can be intimidating for people who just want to consume content. CEEK’s technology enables content creators to develop and distribute content across platforms. It allows users to access virtual reality content no matter what equipment they are using. The company also focuses on advancing the mobile virtual reality experience on its headset—creating great graphics, programs, and applications you can’t get anywhere else. High-quality virtual reality experiences are still so new, it can be difficult for the average person to understand how they will be useful in their own lives. In addition to watching movies and concerts, there are many unexpected ways virtual reality can be used. CEEK has developed a virtual shopping experience for Berkshire Hathaway. If you’re looking for a new place to live, you may one day tour a house or apartment virtually. One day you’ll be able to try on clothes and purchase them virtually. Spio believes that virtual reality’s biggest impact will be in education and health care.

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“You can teach people who are worlds away. There are many cameras that allow for real-time streaming to mobile. You could have a college professor here at Syracuse in front of a streaming camera, and someone in Tokyo or Ghana can put on their virtual reality headset and feel as if they are in that same classroom,” explained Spio. “In a sense, you can walk into someone’s classroom, feel the presence, and be able to have the benefit of a real-time interaction with that professor, no matter where you are in the world. One professor can now be teaching 100,000 people all at the same time.” And studies have revealed that virtual reality modules will work very well for learning. As humans, our minds have not developed the capacity to fully distinguish what happens in the virtual world from what happens in the real world. “If I put on a headset and it puts me in Paris, my brain actually files away the memory that I visited the Eiffel Tower. So, a year later, when you recall what you saw in the virtual world, the accuracy of that recall is much, much higher than people recalling the same thing they had read about even a week later. For the first time, we are manufacturing memories using technology.” CEEK is also helping clients develop health care training modules to teach CPR and other techniques. They are able to train people to provide health care, and there is even technology being developed for doctors to actually provide health care such as force feedback gloves that would allow doctors to “touch” patients on the other side of the world to conduct examinations, like feeling a lump under the skin and making a diagnosis. Virtual reality is also being used in therapy to help people dealing with phobias and post-traumatic stress disorders. With all these applications, Spio believes we’re only beginning to comprehend the possibilities for virtual reality and its impact on our world, but none more so than the impact it may have on the children of the world like the child she once was in Ghana. “No matter where you are, no matter what’s happening outside your home, when you put on that headset, the world around you changes. If a black-and-white TV could so profoundly impact me and transform my life, imagine what this can do. What they are going to be able to do, what they are going to be able to create, it is going to completely transform our world.” ●

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atie Cooper ’17, Brendan Butcher ’17, and Zach Reers ’17 built a custom “Otto-Mobile” for the Jowonio School in Syracuse as part of their senior capstone design project. Jowonio is an inclusive preschool where some students have diagnosed medical disabilities.

Luna was the first student to take the completed toy car out for a test drive. She has neurodevelopment delay and requires a wheelchair or adult assistance to access her environment.



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“She is still developing strength and coordination and control, and she needs a little help sometimes to participate in the activities,” said occupational therapist Lisa Neville. The “Otto-Mobile” has joystick control similar to a powered wheelchair. It can also be controlled by an adjustable head array. The engineering students also put an iPad mount on the dashboard. Some children use iPad applications to help with communicating. Butcher said, “You could instantly see the impact it was making, and that is why I wanted to get into engineering.” ●




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EAT WELL Improved food production brings safer, healthier, more affordable meals to China.

As a young man, Minhao Chen G’12 began to notice that something wasn’t right. Shi Quan She Mei

One by one, family friends in Shanghai were being diagnosed with cancer. By the time he had completed his undergraduate degree in China, five people he knew had lost their lives to the disease and his grandfather had survived two ­separate diagnoses. Chen persevered and continued his education, his sights set on becoming a professional bridge engineer. He traveled to Syracuse and enrolled in the civil engineering master’s program, but he wasn’t there long before the disease that had haunted him came calling once again—this time, closer to home than ever before. “I received word that my mother had been diagnosed, and I was devastated. I decided I needed to know why this was happening,” said Chen. Chen began to research the cause of the sinister illness that seemed insistent on upending his life. In conversations with doctors, Chen learned that there is a high correlation between cancer and the food people eat. As he continued to research the disease, his mind kept returning to the disturbing statistic that 30 to 35 ­percent of ­cancer-related deaths can be linked to a person’s diet. Focused like a laser, he began to commit every waking hour outside of his coursework to learning everything he could about food and its production. He learned about the overuse of fertilizer, herbicides, antibiotics, and hormones and how they affect human health. He took a course in nutrition from Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and became an expert in poor eating habits like overeating, as well as consuming too much salt, fat, and sugar, and not enough vegetables. He also

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learned an unfortunate fact about most meals—the lower the cost, the lower the quality. It was during this time that he found inspiration in an unlikely source—the fast-casual Chinese restaurant chain Panda Express. “I enjoyed their food and noticed that they served healthy options. I was amazed that their meals cost just seven or eight dollars. A comparable meal would cost $25 in China, simply because of inefficient food production,” recalls Chen. “I found out that Panda Express mass produces their food to meet a certain standard, freezes it, and then ships it to stores around the country, where it is reheated and served. By doing this, they can control the quality across all of their locations and keep the cost down.” Chen decided to make it his personal mission to find a way to leverage his engineering knowledge and bring improved food production systems to China to widely distribute safe, healthy, affordable food.

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This decision inspired a coast-to-coast pilgrimage across the United States to learn about the food production system from farm to fork. He visited every food-related location that was open to him from New York to Seattle and back. He took what he learned, and after eight years in bridge engineering, made a ­decision to enter the food industry. “In bridge engineering, we push all of the materials, physics, and technology to the limit. I challenged myself to apply this same way of thinking to food.” The result of Chen’s obsession with food production and years of research is Shi Quan She Mei Co., Ltd.—a state-of-the-art central kitchen factory in Shanghai that produces traditional Chinese food. “There are more than one billion people in China that need low-cost, high-quality food. The way to achieve that is to maximize the food production in our centralized kitchen. We ensure

Chen decided to make it his personal mission to find a way to leverage his engineering knowledge and bring improved food production systems to China to widely distribute safe, healthy, affordable food.

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“In bridge engineering, we push all of the materials, physics, and technology to the limit. I challenged myself to apply this same way of thinking to food.”

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healthy, safe, and tasty food and have greatly lowered the meal cost that people are accustomed to.” Currently, Shi Quan She Mei’s main consumers are school­children. The dishes are mostly the same, but high-quality raw materials such as Ibérico pork, fish, and rice are used in place of lower quality foods. Shi Quan She Mei also employs a research and development team of chefs to create their recipes to make sure the food tastes good. “You have to make the food delicious. That’s another big challenge for us.” When operating at maximum capacity, Chen’s food production factory can feed 200,000 people a day and is 400 percent more efficient than central kitchens of similar size. Chen also seized an opportunity to use Shi Quan She Mei as a way to educate people about healthy eating. In addition to being an engineering marvel, the factory is also a tourist attraction for schoolchildren. There is an entire floor devoted to teaching kids

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about healthy eating in an interactive and entertaining way. In the process, parents learn how the factory works and Chen is able to promote affinity for his brand. Chen hopes to one day see correlations between his work and ­ ecreased instances of cancer in Shanghai, and he is confident that d his efforts will improve the health of his fellow citizens. He credits his engineering education with allowing him to have such an impact on a cause that he holds so near to his heart and is confident that he has found his calling. “I have a strong passion for engineering. That’s why I chose to be a bridge engineer, but I also have a great passion to make changes in the world. I used to think that bridge engineering was the best way I could improve people’s lives, but eventually I decided that if we do not have clean, healthy food, what’s the use of a bridge or a building?” ●

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or all its benefits, technology has spawned new ways to conduct and coordinate criminal activity. The dark web, where users can remain anonymous and untraceable, is the prime example. Naturally, law enforcement agencies have taken a great interest in finding ways to gather and sort out information from these channels to stop criminal and terrorist networks. Fortunately, technology can also help us thwart this illegal activity. Using computer science, Professor Sucheta Soundarajan and Ph.D. student Pivithuru Wijegunawardana are developing a way to help authorities identify persons of interest based on their personal connections. The idea is that if they are able to identify a person who has been involved in a given activity, they may be able identify others. In their research, “Seeing Red: Locating People of Interest in Networks,” the researchers have modeled a multilayered terrorist network. Each layer is defined by different kinds of personal relationships, including belonging to the

same organization, attending schools or training together, kinship, and so on. The researchers start with data from a single person—someone who has been officially classified as a terrorist by authorities. Then, using their learning-based algorithm called RedLearn, they branch out from that person to predict which of his or her associates are likely to be involved in similar activities. They transform human relationships, behaviors, and interactions into cold, hard data that can be fed through RedLearn and be used to accurately reveal as many persons of interest as possible. “There is no automated algorithm that can be trusted to classify people as terrorists or criminals. This task is still best left to the living, breathing experts in law enforcement. However, our algorithm can narrow down the data from places like the dark web to recommend where investigators should consider looking deeper,” said Soundarajan. Soundarajan and Wijegunawardana’s high-tech solution takes this practice to a higher level of accuracy and reach

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Red than previous methods. What makes RedLearn truly special is the novel way it enhances its effectiveness by going beyond simple associations by taking dishonesty into consideration.

or red vs. blue. It’s still up to human analysts to make decisions about which data should be further explored,” said Wijegunawardana. “Our algorithm helps point them in the right direction.”

In the context of identifying potential criminals or terrorists, it is fair to assume that individuals may provide false information to shield themselves and others. This means the collected data may be deceptive. RedLearn takes this probability into account and instead of throwing investigators off, lies can actually help them focus in on a person of interest.

Given their solutions’ neutral position, the researchers see that it can be applied to many scenarios beyond law enforcement. For example, it could be used to identify any subpopulation within a larger population, such as students in danger of failing at a university.

“There is no automated algorithm that can be trusted to classify people as terrorists or criminals. This task is still best left to the living, breathing experts in law enforcement. However, our algorithm can narrow down the data from places like the dark web to recommend where investigators should consider looking deeper.”

Soundarajan and Wijegunawardana are pleased that this work can be used to help And, it’s remarkably effective, beating the thwart those who would seek to harm next best strategy by up to 340 percent. others and are proud to have developed a “To our algorithm, criminal vs. non-­ solution that could easily be put to use in other, less nefarious communities. ● criminal or true vs. false is just 1 vs. 0

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The RedLearn algorithm begins with a single person of interest.

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The Prodigy


Recognition and Results Nanthakumar was selected to participate in the International Science Fair and earned an honorable mention from NASA. In June, he was named the lead author when his research was published in the journal Results in Physics.

Last year, Hari Nanthakumar, a high school junior at Christian Brothers Academy, placed a call to the College of Engineering and Computer Science to inquire about research opportunities. That fateful call set the stage for him to develop a way to transform the structure of a polymer gel into a lightweight but durable solid material using light. It was Professor Ian Hosein who took a chance on Nanthakumar and invited him to join his materials lab as a research assistant. Hosein provided guidance and direction, then set Nanthakumar on a path of discovery. “From there, it was a completely indepen­ dent project, he took complete ownership of it, managed the setup, improving it, designing the materials, optimizing it,

and showing it had wonderful properties,” said Hosein. While the faculty in the biomedical and chemical engineering department may have been the first to recognize Nanthakumar’s potential, they were far from the last. He was selected as one of a handful of students from Upstate New York to participate in the International Science Fair and while there, his work earned an honorable mention from NASA. And, in June, he was named the lead author when the research was published in the journal Results in Physics. “The possibilities are endless,” said Hosein. “I never expected a high school student to be a world leader in advanced materials fabrication.” Nanthakumar expresses gratitude to the faculty, staff, and students in the College

of Engineering and Computer Science for the opportunity to make this indelible mark so early in his academic career. “It was amazing from the top down. Whenever I needed help, I could go to Dr. Hosein; the Ph.D. students always helped; the master’s students always helped,” said Nanthakumar. “I don’t think I would have been able to do it without this environment. They have all helped a tremendous amount.” ●




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Professor Chilukuri Mohan helps deploy health care solutions for underserved populations through an organization called Aarogyaseva—an international humanitarian group.

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Humanitarian Computing There are many places in the world that are too remote, too poor, or too embroiled in conflict to provide basic human services—including health care. Instead of doctor’s offices or hospitals, medical services are often provided by traveling volunteers or even local figures such as school teachers. As one would expect, this dearth of medical knowledge, diagnosis, and treatment affects the wellness of the populace in many troubling ways. Fortunately, the rapid adoption of technology provides new opportunities to provide better care in these places, and computer scientists are in a unique position to help.

and are left to the patient to keep on file. There is no medical scenario in which this lack of information is ideal, but in cases where patients require emergency care, the consequences can be dire. For example, if an unconscious patient without medical records needs emergency care, they cannot provide information pertinent for determining the best treatment. Without this knowledge, the doctor’s actions can sometimes harm the patient instead of helping them.

Through research and philanthropy, Professor Chilukuri Mohan and his students are developing ways to use software to provide better health care to underserved populations. “I believe that the availability of adequate health care is a fundamental right of every individual, and the proper application of technology can improve health care access for all,” says Mohan.

To address this, Mohan and his team are designing a robust electronic health care record system that puts the records in the hands of the patients and their chosen proxies. Their goal is to give patients and their doctors the ability to use inexpensive and widely available computer hardware and storage devices with simple software interfaces—such as smartphones and tablets— to access these valuable records.

One of the key problems he aims to address is the lack of medical records. With no consistent health provider, patients often have incomplete or nonexistent documentation of their past health and treatments. What records do exist are paper documents

Mohan says, “Our students can help develop such software. Students need to know what it takes to build a large software system, and working on such a real-life project can significantly enhance their abilities.”

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In India, he envisions the possibility of connecting this information to an emerging identification system, similar to the United States’ Social Security identification system. By providing each citizen with secure private storage associated with their ID number, every individual’s medical records could be stored and made available when needed. Patients would only need to provide health care professionals and volunteers with an access code to review and update their records through personal devices. In a recent publication, “The Role of Health Informatics in Volunteer Supported Health Care for Underserved Populations,” Mohan and Dayaprasad Kulkarni, a physician with many years of experience in health care volunteering, address the requirements for such a system. They address the challenges sharing information with multiple health care providers, patient privacy, interfacing with multiple platforms, robustness, ease of use by people with limited technical skills, and extensibility. With this work and other active initiatives, Mohan and Kulkarni help deploy health care solutions for underserved populations through an organization called Aarogyaseva. Aarogyaseva is an international humanitarian group dedicated to providing volunteer health care services in seven countries. Mohan serves as the academic mentor and advisor of engineering affairs on their executive ­ team and Kulkarni is the founder and director. The organization provides a ­platform for the development and deployment of medical technology that allows engineers and computer scientists to contribute directly to providing affordable medical technology. In addition to deploying medical volunteers and addressing medical records, the organization produces 3D printed prosthetic hands for children, develops tools to facilitate remote health care (such as an e-stethoscope) using smartphones, and provides logistical assistance for disaster relief efforts. In another instance

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The ubiquity and computing power of smartphones and tablets make them valuable tools in deploying health care in places where people do not have good access to doctor’s offices and hospitals.

of applying new technology to health care, Mohan and Kulkarni are exploring the development of low-cost virtual reality tools to help treat patients without convenient access to a doctor’s office. “Let’s say a person has something on his skin. It could be poison ivy or acne. It may also be melanoma. For triage, a volunteer can take pictures of the blemish from different angles and send it to doctors. At the doctor’s office, which could be anywhere in the world, software can take the multiple images and make them into a 3D image of the arm and the skin to facilitate accurate diagnosis. If it’s something of concern, then the doctor can tell the patient if they need to get to the nearest hospital.” In every initiative, Aarogyaseva and its volunteers prove that the technical skills learned in classrooms at Syracuse University can have a significant impact in unexpected disciplines—even bolstering humanitarian efforts a world away. Mohan said, “Computer science isn’t just about writing code. Exposing our students to projects like these shows them that their computer science knowledge can be put to use helping people around them and making the world a better place, in very direct ways.” ●

Mohan and his team are designing a robust electronic health care record system that puts the records in the hands of the patients and their chosen proxies.

It’s not just about writing code. Computer science knowledge can be put to use by helping people and making the world a better place, in very direct ways.

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How students became inventors over summer break.


Every great invention begins with an idea. Someone takes a problem and ventures down a challenging path of developing an innovative solution. Now, as part of Syracuse University’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem, teams of undergraduate students have the opportunity to design, prototype, and pitch novel inventions in the new Invent@SU invention accelerators. “It’s all about thinking of something that affects you—a problem you think you could solve—and then building off of that,” said Kayla Simon ’19. Over six weeks this past summer, 40 students from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Visual and Performing Arts teamed up and got to work in accelerators on the SU campus and at the Fisher Center in New York City. Invent@SU teams receive daily mentorship from design and engineering faculty and a budget for materials. Over the course of the programs, students ideate and build their inventions and workshop five-minute Shark Tank-style presentations summarizing how their product fills an important need. “Within those five minutes we need to have a really concrete way of conveying what the problem is,

what our solution is, and why our solution is the best,” said Francis Marinez ’18. Students deliver and fine-tune their presentation weekly to a panel of business and industry leaders who critique the inventions and the presentations as guest evaluators. This experience challenges the students to take their invention further and hones their communication skills. “Out of the six weeks, you pitch it five times,” said Mina Diamantis ’19. “You want to explain your product in a better way so you can get better feedback and how to improve it. It is just improving on what you had each week and getting better.” At the end of six weeks, the students present their inventions to a final panel of judges who choose winning teams, awarding them up to $5,000. On the SU campus, Diamantis and Niall Shannon ’20 took first place with a wheelchair that is incapable of tipping over—even on steep inclines. Tyler Vartabedian ’19 and Ryan Twombly ’18 won the second prize with a wind turbine designed to be placed on highways to power lights or charging stations.




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Rockin’Rolla Tip-Proof Wheelchair In Syracuse, Mina Diamantis ’20 and Niall Shannon ’20 took first place with a wheelchair that is incapable of tipping over—even on steep inclines.

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In New York City, Simon and Elizabeth Tarangelo ’18 won first place with an asthma inhaler contained in a small bracelet. Ruby Batbaatar ’19 and Kalia Barrow ’17 took second place with an inflatable cushion that can help people with mobility challenges rise from a seated position. “I came to this program knowing it would be important for me and I would grow, but it is actually making me think about my future and developing products is suddenly a possibility,” said Tarangelo. SU Trustee Bill Allyn and his wife, Penny, supported the on-campus accelerator. Allyn believes there is endless potential for collaboration between different programs at SU.

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In New York City, Kayla Simon ’18 and Elizabeth Tarangelo ’18 won first place with a bracelet that works as a wearable asthma inhaler or carries small doses of medication.

“I just love being able to see these kids create things that we never could have done. We didn’t have 3D printing, we didn’t have computers—we had a slide rule,” he said with a laugh. “To see the enthusiasm, the creativity, and the ability to build a prototype is absolutely fantastic.” Invent@SU will return for its second year in the summer of 2018. Students from across the University will be encouraged to apply, providing a uniquely orange opportunity to design, prototype, and pitch. Vartabedian said, “I would say it is probably the most immersive, hands-on experience SU offers for undergrads. I’d recommend it to anyone.” ●

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Power Responsibility “With great power comes great responsibility.” This is the expression that motivates Spider-Man to fight the battle of good and evil in comic books and on the silver screen. Ethics expert Professor Dana Radcliffe says it is also a fitting principle to guide engineers and computer scientists. Except Radcliffe argues that responsibility comes with any level of power, no matter how great or small.

Engineering and computer science disciplines are often misidentified as fields of purely technical study. Radcliffe argues that those who pursue these disciplines have an explicit responsibility to remain aware of their work’s impact upon society—whether it is building a bridge, designing medical implants, or perfecting the wings of a plane.

“The Spider-Man principle is the essence of morality. It implies that we are constantly making moral choices. Moral decision-­making isn’t at the periphery; it’s fundamental to our society,” explained Radcliffe. “Since virtually everyone implicitly assumes that power— any power—brings responsibility, then the basic ethical question we all constantly face is, ‘How do I use my power responsibly?’”

And, it’s more important today than ever before. Technology’s ubiquity in our lives and the pace at which it is evolving leaves very little time for society and policy-makers to get out in front of it. This puts the engineers and computer scientists who are developing new technology in a powerful ethical position. Not only do they need to design new solutions with societal consequences in mind, but they also have a responsibility to identify the risks that corporate and policy leaders may miss when it comes to technology.

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“It is my goal to teach our students how technology affects people’s health, finances, physical and emotional welfare, and safety,” said Radcliffe. “It is crucial that students have an awareness of the

“There is no question that technology advances our society, but we must be aware of the ethical implications of that advancement.”

SUPER INNOVATORS Engineers and computer scientists are in a unique position to protect the public. They know technology’s risks better than anyone. Professor Dana Radcliffe teaches Ethical Aspects of Engineering and Computer Science and Ethical Issues in Engineering and Research in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering.

societal impact of their work as engineers and computer scientists. I want them to recognize the harm that results when the power of technology is not managed responsibly.” Radcliffe points to the recent Equifax hack that exposed 143 million personal records as a prime example of that. Equifax was aware of the vulnerability that was exploited in its system a full two months before the breach took place. On top of that, Equifax was provided a patch that could have prevented the attack, had it been implemented. Assuming the company’s computer scientists and cybersecurity experts had access to this information, they could have prevented this massive attack by applying the patch or effectively conveying the risk involved in not taking action quickly to higher-ups. They would have been in a uniquely powerful position to stop this far-reaching breach from happening.

of technology and what it can accomplish. They know the risks better than anyone.” As students gain vast technical knowledge to benefit society, they must also develop their sense of ethics and professional skills to protect society from the dangers of increasingly powerful t­echnologies—­ to apply their great power to their great responsibilities. While it is unlikely that they will be called up to don SpiderMan’s red and blue spandex to battle the forces of evil, their duty is no less urgent and no less heroic. ●

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Common Space


oing away to college is a rite of passage. For roommates Anna Holdosh ’21 and Priya Ganesh ’21, move-in day was as nerve-racking as it was exciting. Fortunately, they have one big thing in common—they are both ­engineering majors.

Their pairing was no coincidence. Syracuse University provides students with the option to live in formal learning communities where students who share a major or college have special access to academic and social resources that are specific to their programs of study.

“I was pretty nervous,” said Holdosh, an environmental engineering major. “This has been the longest that I’ve been away from my family. I was worried about adjusting to that and balancing my work with being social and staying active.” On top of worries about being away from home for the first time, Holdosh and Ganesh shared concerns about their programs. After all, engineering and computer science disciplines are notoriously challenging. The rigorous curriculums can feel overwhelming, especially when students are also undergoing a major life transition. Living in the Engineering & Computer Science Learning Community in Shaw Hall quickly put these concerns to rest. Holdosh and Ganesh found that by living alongside students who are feeling the same pressures, a special bond is quickly forged. “It’s so helpful to live with people who are in the same mode as you,” said Ganesh, a chemical engineering major. “The guys across the hall are in a lot of the same classes as me. If there’s an exam, half the hall has the same exam. If you’re having trouble with your homework, you can yell out your door, ‘Who knows how to do question two?’ and someone is going to be able to help you. It makes you feel at home because lots of people are going through the same things that you are.”

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The camaraderie among students (or “instant friends” as Holdosh puts it) is just one of many great perks of living there. In addition to the wide range of attractive features offered in SU residence halls, the learning community provides students with many direct links to the staff and faculty in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “We bring the resources from their classrooms to their living space,” said Kirby Gibson, residence director of Shaw and Lyons halls. Presentations by professors, peer-facilitated academic excellence workshops, and engineering and computer science themed programming all take place in-house. Students have access to “team rooms” with white boards and flat panel televisions they can display their work on. And, computer lounges are accessible 24/7 that feature all of the computer programs engineering and computer science students require. Shaw’s staff even coordinates trips that are free of charge to residents, like a recent trip to Niagara Falls, to see the Niagara Power Vista and ride the Maid of the Mist. Gibson said, “It’s our job to help get them connected to their passion. We make sure they have the resources to establish peer connections and to help them be successful throughout their academic journey.” With so many benefits available to them, students in the learning community find that no matter where their fellow engineering and computer scientists live, they tend to gravitate toward Shaw. For Holdosh and Ganesh, that only reinforces their belief that they made the right choice by living in the learning community. Ganesh says, “Leaving behind high school friends and family for a new set of people from all over the world in a place that’s far from home sounds scary, but a community like this makes it easy. Strangers become family.” ●




and feature all of the programs engineering and computer science students may need.

with dietary and allergy accommodations.

INSTANT FRIENDSHIPS are formed as first-year students adjust to college life as engineering and computer science majors.


LOCATION Shaw is conveniently located near campus and Link Hall.

COLLEGE RESOURCES are available to students in Shaw, including special access to faculty and staff.

Anna Holdosh ’21 and Priya Ganesh ’21 are roommates in Shaw Hall’s Engineering and Computer Science Learning Community.

475 STUDENTS live in Shaw Hall each year.



Shaw staff coordinates trips that are free of charge to residents.



Just a stone’s throw from the main campus, Shaw is home to learning communities and a full dining hall.

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“We make sure they have the resources to establish peer connections and to help them be successful throughout their academic journey.”

Left to right: Sam Meyers ’18, Grant Pham ’19, Benson Joseph ’20, Johnson Kow ’18, Sounak Das ’21


Orange Robotics FIRST TIME COMPETITORS TAKE EIGHTH PLACE The students of Syracuse University’s Orange Robotics Team built a sprinting, stair-climbing, golf-ball-hitting, tennis-ball-throwing, weight-lifting robot that fits in a 50-centimeter cube. They competed in the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Design Competition, finishing eighth out of 48 teams in their first-ever competition this past spring.


1970s Edward M. Esber Jr. G’76 (Electrical) joined the Utah 1033 Foundation board of directors and as the chair of the newly formed board of trustees. Esber has served on the board of directors of more than 40 public, private, and nonprofit boards and currently serves on the board of directors of Utah Capital Investment Corporation. Robert Bishop ’78 (Applied Science) was named the Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional Rising Leader of the Year by Plant Services. He is currently the plant manager at Toronto-based Chemtrade’s sodium nitrite manufacturing plant in Syracuse.


Michel Khalaf ’85, G’88 (Electrical, MBA), MetLife Inc. president of the U.S. and EMEA regions, was elected to the American Council of Life Insurers board of directors. He is a fellow of the Life Management Institute. Meg Leader ’85 (Civil) has been appointed director of soil health by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Division of Soil Conservation. Leader will work with the agricultural industry to develop innovative environmental stewardship programs and initiatives. Ronald Franco ’87 (Aerospace) took part in a 30-day deep space simulation at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. A story was featured in Syracuse University Magazine.

Ed Swallow ’80 (Electrical), vice president of Vaeros, a division of the Aerospace Corp., recently spoke on the importance of STEM in the career opportunities for the upcoming generation at the WashingtonExec’s K-12 STEM Symposium. Charles J. Reith Jr. ’83 (Civil) officially assumed the role of chief executive officer for Solomon Associates in January. He is based at Solomon’s headquarters in Dallas.

Nick Magliato ’87 (Computer Science) has joined Highstreet as COO of managed services. In this role, he will be taking advantage of the capabilities Highstreet has in managed services and adapting these to address the industry shift to cloud platforms. Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian G’87 (Mechanical) has been appointed the University of Virginia’s vice president for research. He is currently program director for the Engineering Research Centers program at the National Science Foundation and a professor and chair at Clemson University.

Bob Lord ’85 (Industrial) has been appointed to the board of directors of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Lord currently serves as IBM’s chief digital officer. Prior to joining IBM, Lord served as president of AOL, CEO of AOL Platforms, and a number of leadership roles at Razorfish. He co-authored the book Converge – Transforming Business at the Intersection of Marketing and Technology.

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Matthew Schooley ’87 (Civil) is a newly appointed board member and a principal with Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. He has over 30 years of experience with the firm’s transportation and construction services groups, serving as the discipline leader for the last seven years.

Junaid Zubairi ’87, G’91 (Computer Engineering) has received a patent for a flight data software that tracks and saves the flight data stored in an aircraft’s black box, eliminating the need to recover the black box after a crash. Ruairi has been a professor in the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences since 1999. Tami Newcombe G’88 (Electrical, Bioengineering) was named commercial president for Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions. As commercial president, she is responsible for leading global sales and marketing. Sandeep Pandey G’88 (Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Engineering) spoke on “Challenges in Implementing Right to Education” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is co-founder of Asha and a 2002 Magsaysay Award recipient for emergent leadership. Jeff Ames ’89 (Electrical) has been appointed vice president, general manager of Kaman Distribution Group’s automation platform.


Jeffrey Hazelwood ’92 (Civil) was named vice president at CTA Construction. He will focus on business development, estimating, and procurement in his new position. Mark Allen G’95 (Computer Engineering) was named chief operating officer at Earley Information Science Corporation. He served ­previously at Accenture and held senior positions at Medullan and SapientNitro.


Kevin Keith ’95 (Civil) recently presented a paper on protecting the peregrine falcons on bridges in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Kevin—pictured here banding peregrine chicks on the Walt Whitman Bridge—says, “My education at Syracuse was good for both the technical and the nontechnical knowledge I learned. It is tough to predict where your career will go, and I feel Engineering and Computer Science's emphasis on a well-rounded engineering degree is very important.” Dr. Eunseok Park G’98, G’05 (Electrical) joined uSens as general manager of the augmented and virtual reality tracking company. In this new role, he will tap into the deep business relationships he has established with the world’s leading academic and corporate research entities.

Carey Smith G’90 (Electrical) has been inducted into the Wash100, a distinction that recognizes leaders for outstanding performance throughout the federal government contracting industry. She also serves as president of Parsons’ federal business unit and director of Parsons Global Services International, Inc.

Timothy P. Taber G’99 (Engineering Management) has been named discipline leader of the asset management department at Barton & Loguidice. He is a member of the New York Water Environment Association, Institute of Asset Management, and the American Public Works Association.




Park is a collaborator on nearly

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Drew Pieprzyk ’00, G’02 (Bioengineering) has joined Velano Vascular as vice president of sales and marketing. His 15 years with Stryker and Teleflex, based in the United States and overseas, will inform his oversight of Velano’s commercial organization. Jared Green ’01 (Civil) was named one of the Engineering NewsRecord’s Top (10) Young Professionals from the New York region. He is currently a senior associate at Langan and geotechnical project executive for VIA 57 West. Krupal Parchure G’04 (Engineering Management) was recognized by the Consultants Review Magazine as one of the 25 Most Promising Management & Strategy Consultants. Parchure founded MQuadrant, which partners with organizations to ­redesign their business for operational, commercial, and transformational excellence.

Krishna Karthik Shivaram G’15 (Engineering Management) joined INFICON as an operations analytical and industrial engineer. He previously worked with the supply chain team at INFICON. Matthew Barbaccia ’16 (Bioengineering) rode his bike 4,000 miles in 75 days in honor of his family members with Parkinson’s disease and to raise money toward research. Barbaccia began his journey in Jacksonville, Florida, and ended in San Francisco, California.




Benjamin Houlton G’00 (Environmental) was appointed director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment at University of California Davis. He is currently a professor in the school’s Department of Land, Air and Water Resources.

Matthew W. McKee G’15 (Civil) was named an associate at John P. Stopen Engineering, LLP. McKee has served as lead structural engineer on numerous academic and health care projects, including Dineen Hall at Syracuse University.



Nezahat Gülru Üstündag G’04 (Computer Science) appeared in the first installment of Bloomberg’s Conversations with Coders video series, which explores the experience of working at Bloomberg through the lens of the company’s engineers. Tagbo Niepa ’09, G’14 (Bioengineering, Chemical) was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering. He is a co-founder of Helios Innovative Technologies (now PurpleSun, Inc.), a medical device company that develops automated sterilization systems to fight bacterial cross-contamination.

2010s Rajaa Alqudah G’11 (Electrical and Computer Science) has joined the University of Portland as an assistant professor of electrical and computer science. Prior to this position, she was a senior software engineer for Intel.

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We gratefully recognize the following alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations for their generous financial contributions during the 2017 fiscal year.

Thank you FOR YOUR GIFTS TO SUPPORT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE The following lists reflect gifts received from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. We greatly appreciate each gift given in support of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this listing. Please notify us of any errors or omissions at engineer@syr.edu.

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Benefactors ($1000+) Andreas Acrivos Mussadiq Akram Amin Al-Ahmad and Rola Al-Halawani Charles Alaimo William F. Allyn and Janet J. Allyn Adnan A. Al-Othman Richard Altmaier and Paulette Altmaier William K. Arnold Charles T. Badlato and Julia M. Badlato Gerard Adams Baxter II Aaron S. Berman Justin M. Blount Lee A. Brathwaite and Laura R. Brathwaite John N. Brogard Bridget A. Budwey Gar Wood N. Burwell James A. Capolongo and Barbara Capolongo Edward J. Cettina and Erin G. Cettina Yu Chang John R. Chawner Richard H. Chazen Minhao Chen Wen-Ching Chen and Chung-Yen Chen

Edgar O. Cheney Jr. Shiu-Kai Chin and Linda M. Milosky Samuel P. Clemence and Carolyn J. Clemence Patrick O. Coffey Ellen M. Consaul Gregory Brian Cypes and Jacqueline Iseman Yi Dai Eugene C. Delsener and Brenda A. Delsener Nicholas M. Donofrio and Anita M. Donofrio Philippe Dorante and Lisa M. Perard David G. Edelstein Ahmad M. El-Hindi and Elizabeth El-Hindi George Ely Daniel K. Emadi Fadel F. Erian Nurul-Amin K. Eusufzai Elaine M. Falvo Lisa B. Feltrin Harold G. Fisher William Ted Frantz Richard Frima Goldman and Barbara A. Goldman Ira B. Greenstein and Amy J. Greenstein Jerrold A. Heller Robert W. Hinkley Mary Ann Hopkins Allen F. Horn III and Susan P. Horn

Ryan B. Jean Brian K. Jones and Terri Lynne Jones Donald M. Josephson and Susan L. Josephson Suresh Kamath Hsiang Lan Ke H. Ezzat Khalifa and Shadia Khalifa Ali Kiran and Linda Kiran Daniel P. Kowalski Haden A. Land Marian J. Langdon Michael J. Lazar Raymond D. Letterman and MaryEllen M. Letterman Estate of Mrs. Irene E. Leverett* Gregory P. Levine and Teri L. Choy-Levine Bjorn O. Liencres and Michele Liencres Steven R. Lootens John A. MacDonald and Deborah MacDonald Edward C. Magee Georges A. Makhoul and Tammy J. Makhoul Carla J. Manning George R. Marks Thomas N. McCausland and Linda P. McCausland Richard McFee and Joan E. McFee Anthony McGraw Alvin S. Meltzer Adam Moshe Mitchneck Avi M. Nash Robert L. Nevin David P. Owen and Dianne J. Owen Edward D. Paradise Raymond E. Peart David G. Perkins and Debra J. Perkins Steven C. Pettengill and Virginia C. Pettengill *deceased

Michael M. Ransom Latisha F. Rourke Mark Z. Salvador and Rebecca Measday-Salvador Richard F. Schneider and Shirley E. Schneider Klaus Schroder Michael P. Schwartz and Barbara A. Schwartz John P. Sekas William J. Sheeran and Deborah L. Pearce James M. Showalter Robert L. Silver James A. Spearot and Rebecca M. Spearot Karl Spingarn A. Douglas Steinberg Jr. Ann W. Stevenson James D. Stevenson John N. Stewart Bradley J. Strait John G. Stratakos David E. Suuronen and Lynne E. Suuronen Garrett L. Szczarba Aaron C. Tersteeg and Jessica A. Vasi Reid Wyman Thomas and Victoria Katherine Thomas Philip L. Varghese Michael R. Venutolo and Kim Venutolo Leslie W. Vielbig Anthony J. Vinciquerra Robert T. Vosteen Guy A. Wadsworth Raymond A. Wedlake and Nancy Joy Wedlake Jerry R. Whitaker Priscilla Tyree Williams Thomas C. Wilmot and M. Colleen Wilmot Mark N. Wladis and Diane L. Wladis William Wong

Estate of Mrs. Philip R. Woodford* Abdallah H. Yabroudi Edward S. Zuranski

Associates ($500-$999) Michael A. Aloi and Terese M. Aloi Daniel Ambrose and Sandra L. Ambrose David J. Bauer Richard G. Berns Mahender S. Bohra John E. Campbell James E. Childs Chia-Lun Chou Edgar Y. Choueiri James M. Cornacchia Cliff I. Davidson and Megan Davidson Joseph M. Dawley Rajive Dhar Jon W. Drosendahl and Aileen D. Drosendahl James Feng Ewald F. Fischer Richard C. Flaherty Richard S. Fleisher Garth H. Foster and Mary-Helen Foster Coleen M. Fuerst John H. Gaura and Virginia M. DeJohn-Gaura Stephen J. Grabarits Jonathan S. Greenfield and Georgette D. Greenfield Emily Hall Michael P. Harney Dan E. Hasenwinkel and Julie M. Hasenwinkel Alexander E. Holstein Jr. and Charlotte G. Holstein

Frederick L. Hunter Jr. Richard M. Jobbins and Jill M. Jobbins Robert E. Joerger and Helen N. Joerger Edward S. Joseph and Marie Joseph Deepak M. Kamath Charles F. Kay Charles A. Keenan David B. Kelley Joseph A. LeBlanc Donald H. Lenhert Matthew J. Lewis and Rosemary E. Lewis Paul H. Longchamps and Karen A. Longchamps Eric M. Lui Kathleen A. Luvisi Harold F. Mattson Jr. and Jeanette A. Mattson Diane M. McKim Robert A. McMillen Joel S. Mooney and Jeanne R. Mooney John F. Olson Paul J. Ossenbruggen Robert E. Papsco and Carol-Noel G. Papsco Frank J. Petsche Daniel Pierce Jr. Michael J. Querino Ronald F. Reed Raymond E. Rosenberger Joseph T. Rossi Michael Runser Ajay G. Sadhwani and Rachel E. Sadhwani Paramesh Santanam Adam Shern Lois M. Smith John M. Stengrevics and Susan S. Stengrevics David C. Stolp Thomas A. Teager and Patricia A. Teager

Alan R. Thomas and Cynthia A. Thomas Kevin C. Trott Ralph T. Urich Jr. William T. Vecere Mark Donald Weber Roberta Lee Weston Barbara C. Wheler James Michael Whitaker Denis E. Wickham

Contributors (up to $499) Bobby Mathew Abraham David J. Abrahamian and Lynn M. Abrahamian Scott F. Adams Brij N. Agrawal Bandar Abdulmohsin Al Omran Alla Albert Everett E. Aldridge Rohanie Ali James M. Amyot Stephen W. Anagnost and Susan E. Anagnost Rangachari Anand Arthur H. Anderson Jr. Craig E. Anderson Harold A. Anderson Jr. and Carolyn B. Anderson Mahlah R. Anderson David F. Aniolek Daniel Aquilino Steven J. Armenia Stephen C. Arnold Marcus G. Arrington Mohammed Aziz and Romana Hasan Elkanah A. Babcock and Gail Babcock Curtis O. Bailey and Wilhmenia Bailey

David Lewis Baker and Diane F. Baker Paul F. Bala and Maureen T. Bala Kris A. Balch Charles A. Ballaro Lisa M. Ballentine Gregory Barbieri and Ruth H. Barbieri David A. Barkley Sr. Alan R. Barnes Amanda V. Bastian Albert T. Bauchle and Betty L. Bauchle Jeffrey L. Bauman and Susan Bauman Gene K. Baxter Joshua Drew Beckerman Masoud Beizai and Rouhi Beizai Scott Edward Bell and Stephanie H. Bell Stephen Cici Benn Eric E. Bergested Jeffrey L. Bernard David D. Bertetti Aloke S. Bhandia Anupam Bhargava Nakul Bhaskar Sr. Theodore A. Bickart and Frani R. Bickart Thomas D. Bickley Joshua M. Bieber Christopher D. Bieter and Maggie Bieter Donald K. Bigsby and Marie A. Bigsby Walter M. Bilynsky and Karen B. Bilynsky Walter C. Blanchett Henry H. Blum E. Raymond Boc Richard D. Bomba Ashok Bommisetti Ursula Bongiovanni

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Contributors (up to $499) CONTINUED Kenneth J. Borst and Jane F. Borst Taurean Boyd Alphonse M. Bracco and Elizabeth A. Bracco Timothy P. Brady Carl E. Braestrup Fred E. Brandstadt Richard W. Bratt Julie Brichacek David C. Briggs Thomas W. Bristol Gordon W. Brockway and Leslie C. Brockway Mary C. Brooks Jerome M. Brophy Andrew Ramon Brown Charlotte C. Brown Douglas F. Brown Megan E. Brown Thomas H. Brown David R. Bruins and Barbara D. Bruins Gerald W. Bruyette John C. Bruzinski Randy C. Budzinski Robert J. Bugiada and Jenean L. Bugiad Bisrat Bulcha and Cecilie A. Bulcha K. Wayne Bunn Robert T. Buran Christine Burgermaster 36 | WINTER 2018

Susan M. Burgermaster Daniel J. Burns and Pamela M. Burns Joseph J. Buschynski Edward D. Bushey and Stephanie E. Bushey Divine Jamis Butts Gabriel L. Buzas and Jill Buzas John W. Byers Paul F. Byrne Andrew J. Cabal Marisol Caballero Charles R. Cahn John F. Cain Peter Caldwell and Erica Caldwell Matthew J. Callahan Leonard J. Campolieta and Susan W. Campolieta Joseph F. Cantwell Ronald B. Capelli Stuart W. Card Gary J. Cardamone Patrick M. Carguello Bradley S. Carlson Matthew P. Carrano James R. Carroll Leo F. Carter James F. Cassidy and Susan M. Cassidy William A. Castner Thomas J. Cawley Jr. and Diane D. Cawley Katelyn Marie Caza Donald Cerna and Mary Cerna Dean P. Chaffe and Michele H. Chaffe John Chalecky

George D. Chandler Keith R. Chandler Singhuey Chang Arun D. Chawan Dazhi Chen and Yu Zhang Limin Chen Richard W. Chen Curtis Taylor Cheney Yee Pien Cheng Young Choi and Seon Choi Sabah J. Choueiri and Kathleen Choueiri Tek C. Chu Richard E. Church Jr. Brent M. Clark Paul Jeffrey Clark Michael T. Coakley Andrew H. Cohen Jillian L. Cole Joan E. Cole Daniel G. Coleman Ronald M. Coleman and Jacqueline R. Coleman Donald E. Coling and Dianne Vertes Gregory R. Colon and Lillian I. Colon Julie N. Combs Lawrence O. Comfort Robert D. Conine II Richard H. Connelly Shannon Jayne Connolly Dominick Conte Charles T. Cooney Jr.* Joan F. Cooney* Joseph L. Cooper and Joelle D. Cooper Katherine Margaret Cooper Susan L. Cooper

H. Allen Corbin Jr. Brian W. Corcoran Jeffrey L. Corey and Connie S. Corey Jose F. Cortell James P. Costello Scott Coutermarsh William C. Cox Glenn Russell Crane Rudolph W. Creteur Jr. Kelley A. Cunningham Michael M. Dach Donald P. D’Agostino and Laura D’Agostino Rene B. Dahdah and Lourdes G. Dahdah Lawrence D. Daley Michael D’Amico and Roseann D’Amico Jennifer T. Dandrea Bandan Souryakanta Das Sumit DasGupta Mark Edward Davis Debra L. Deas Philip A. Dee William K. Denson Kevin S. Depugh Stephen C. DeSalvo James DeSpirito and Carmel J. DeSpirito Michael J. Dewey Richard J. Dewey and Diane A. Dewey Michael Didas Anthony J. DiMaso and Joanne M. DiMaso Russell J. Dinatale Russell C. Dionne and Nancy W. Dionne Arthur S. Distler

Paul H. Divjak and Susan F. Divjak Brian E. Dix and Suzanne Liacos Dix Renee S. Doktorczyk William T. Donegan Jr. Haiyan Dong Robert S. Donnelly and Laura J. Donnelly Sean P. Donnelly and AmyLouise Donnelly Bradley R. Dorfman Howard J. Douglas Bryan Patrick Doyon Walter R. Dressel Jr. Charles T. Driscoll Jr. and Kimberley M. Driscoll Patrick T. Driscoll and Lisa Marie Jentzen William W. Drosendahl Irene R. Dufty Jeffrey J. Dulzo Wallace F. Ebner Jr. and Nancy L. Ebner William W. Ebner and Kathleen M. Ebner John D. Edmunds Christina Eggert Richard J. Eksterowicz Carl W. Eller and Janet P. Eller Ira T. Ellis Jr. Donald L. Ely and Nancy G. Ely Howard Jeff Empie Jr. Gustav A. Engbretson Stephen G. Engle Leonard L. Epstein Richard Epstein Richard E. Ertinger

Barry M. Esteves and Melinda A. Esteves Harold Arlen Evensen Yong Fan Youran Fang Charles D. Farmer Oleg V. Fedoroff Jack E. Fennell and Mary Beth Fennell Dirk Ferguson and Kristina Ferguson Paul M. Ferrara Gary M. Fey John A. Fillo Jr. and Ruth Fillo William Fred Finch III Charles F. Fitzgerald and Barbara F. Fitzgerald John D. Flanagan and Angela M. Flanagan Jessica Flores Paul Floroff William C. Forma and Marian L. Forma John M. Fossaceca and Donna A. Fossaceca Alexandria Lee Framarini Louis Framarini Jr. and Priscilla A. Framarini David Howard France and Dani Monique France Stephen L. Franz and Linda A. Franz Joseph C. Franzone Napoleon Fredrick and Josephine G. Fredrick Richard J. Freedland and Nanette Adams Freedland Kevin Patrick Freeman Robert C. Freer Jesse Carter Friedland


Robert D. Frisina and Susan T. Frisina Glenn S. Froese and Mary Lee Froese Eli Fuchs and Tracy Anne Fuchs Keith Ronald Fuhrhop Brett W. Fuller John W. Fuller Jr. David M. Fulmer* John F. Galanti Douglas P. Gallagher and Vikkilyn Gallagher Rushabh Ravindra Gandhi Charles J. Gannon Scott F. Garberman and Sandra P. Garberman Edward T. Gardiner and Margaret B. Gardiner Gerald A. Garry George R. Gearn David F. Geary and Kathleen Geary Stephen H. George Glen C. Gerhard David Gibbons Lyndon Scott Gibbs and Lisa A. Gibbs John P. Gibson and Karen H. Gibson Robert A. Gibson Thomas J. Giglio and Lisa B. Giglio Steven R. Gilkey Herbert Gish Gerald P. Gladue* Gertrude P. Gladue Lawrence G. Goetz Jason T. Gomez Donald J. Gondek and *deceased

Marie Gondek Timothy Gosart Hugh F. Grabosky Kim M. Graham Ryan Joseph Graham Donald H. Gray Laurence G. Gray Robert I. Gray and Elise N. Gray Michael J. Greco and Diana Greco John G. Greeno and Patricia J. Greeno Elliot Alexander Greenwald John M. Gregory Daniel T. Greiner and Deborah A. Greiner Harold F. Greiner Irene C. Griff Michael P. Gruszka Matthew Dustin Grzelak Mark Leon Gschwind Amy S. Gullotta Yong Guo Enrique A. Guzman and Ileana A. Matos Marc C. Hahn Walter A. Halbig Harold D. Hale Jr. and Kathleen V. Hale Eric Steven Hall and Cynthia Daniels-Hall Kenneth A. Hall William M. Halpin Sr. and Patricia A. Halpin Althea K. Hamilton Sarah A. Hamilton Pamela R. Handen William J. Hannett and Marcia T. Hannett

James D. Hannon Ejvind R. Hansen Scott D. Hansen Robert J. Harcarik Frederick W. Hardt John D. Hardy Kurt W. Harlacher James G. Harris John P. Hassett and Judith A. Crawford Michael R. Hayes Kevin R. Heaphy and Susan B. Heaphy Brian Alan Heckman Robert James Heins Roy B. Henderson James E. Hennessy and Barbara H. Hennessy John F. Hennessy II Jesse J. Herbert Bohdan Herbowy and Michelle M. Herbowy John P. Heslop and Elizabeth H. Chapman Adam L. Hess Deborah L. Hess Richard H. Hess and Leanne M. Hess Daniel P. Heyman Robert L. Hill Ronald N. Hill Robert Garrett Hiller Kazuhiro Hirasawa Richard L. Hockenbrock Milton T. Hodgins and Susan K. Hodgins Dale E. Hoffman and Vicki E. Hoffman Edward P. Hoffman III

Robert James Holbrook and Joyce Holbrook Pentti A. Honkanen and Jeanne F. Honkanen Todd E. Horowitz and Carol S. Levine Paul W. Horstmann Afzal Hossain and Nasima Parveen William E. Houghton Jr. and Barbara Lum Houghton Diane O. Howard Dennis E. Hrabchak Fengmin Hu Dennis Huang Ryan C. Hudson Duane C. Hughes George R. Huson Donald C. Hutchins Kenneth R. Hutton and Jeanne Hutton Megan Alison Ingram Joseph G. Inserra Dharmarajan R. Iyer Leona B. Jackson Niraj K. Jain Richard B. James Peter F. Jardieu Paul D. Jasiewicz Richard J. Jaskot Matthew Christopher Jean Thomas W. Jeffrey and Marie Jeffrey Herbert V. Jene and Lynn F. Jene J. Charles Jennett and Linda E. Jennett Walter Carl Jensen Jr. Min Ji and Xuemei Wang Charles R. Johnson

David W. Johnson Timothy N. Johnson and Cynthia B. Johnson Andrew K. Johnston Ashanta R. Jones Keith Jones Thomas E. Jordahl and Lauren K. Jordahl Richard Daniel Jordan Pierre Joseph Abhay B. Joshi and Tanuja R. Joshi Shin-An Ju John H. Judge James C. Junk Albert J. Kallfelz Naga Suresh V. Kandula Thomas J. Kapfer and Deborah M. Kapfer Douglas J. Kaputa and Nancy L. Kaputa Robert M. Karabin and Melissa Quinn-Karabin Subramaniam Karthik Jeffrey R. Kass Walter Katuschenko Julian A. Katz and Gila J.R. Katz Bruce D. Keller Wilma E. Kelley* Richard R. Kemmerer and Rebecca D. Kemmerer James A. Kennedy Sean Michael Kenney and Ellen Catherine Kenney Stephen J. Kenny Michael B. Kimber and Jean M. Kimber Howard E. Kimpton and Virginia L. Kimpton

Joseph T. King Jr. Robert D. King Richard R. Kinsey and Sally B. Kinsey George M. Kirkpatrick and Muriel B. Kirkpatrick Stephen H. Kirsch and Laurie B. Kirsch Harry J. Kit Jason Daniel Kleinberger Rex C. Klopfenstein Herbert W. Klumpe III Chris F. Koehnken and Lea R. Archacki Peter M. Kogge and Mary Ellen Kogge Walter Koozin Dianne D. Kosboth George L. Kosboth* Peter L. Kowalczik and Cheryl L. Kowalczik Clif Kranish Steven R. Krauszer John F. Kruse Peter Kummer and Deborah Jo Kummer Albert Sheng-Yi Kuo John E. Kuras James C. Kyle Jr. Leslie T. Kyser Neil F. LaBrake Jr. and Marie L. LaBrake Joseph W. Ladd Jr. Xincheng Lai Robert L. Landon Jr. Mark R. Lang and Susan Lang Suzanne La Scalza James V. Lauricella Giuseppe Laviano WINTER 2018 | 37


Contributors (up to $499) CONTINUED Michael D. Lavin Richard J. Laws Craig C. Lee and Joanna Yueh-Mei Lin Lee Craig L. Lee Jay Kyoon Lee and Young Hee Lee Steve Lee David M. Leight Judith Shattuck Leithner Robert J. Lenuzza* Scott R. Leonard Gerald J. LePage Annette Quaranta LeVan Joshua A. Levi Fara J. Levine Meredith Mayer Lewis Chaobo Li Yiyang Liang Haw-Huei Liaw and Hsiu-Wen Lai Fu-Ju Lin Karol K. Lintern Samuel T. Liss Mark E. Livesey and Nancy H. Livesey Melvin P. Livingston Edward R. Locke and Linda W. Locke Serene H. Longsworth Harold A. Loomis and Ann B. Loomis

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Dane E. Lopes and Shari Lopes Michael F. Louise LaQuawn Loving David Allen Lower and Janet D. Lower Gang Lu Yi Lu and Julia H. Lu Joseph F. Ludford and Linda S. Ludford Edwin T. Lurcott Raymond K. S. Lyau Matthew Suleiman Lyde-Cajuste Hugh D. Lynch Bruce J. MacMullen and Martha P. MacMullen Aubrielle Marie Madia Theodore M. Madzy Patrick J. Magari Shannon Magari Ankit Mahajan James T. Mallen Douglas Thomas Mallinak Ernest L. Manchin and Barbara J. Manchin Ken R. Mannetta James F. Marquardt and Nancy F. Marquardt Robert J. Marsey Rudolph J. Marshall III James D. Martin and Linda L. Martin Daniel A. Mastropietro and Carol R. Mastropietro Thomas L. Mathison and Lisa J. Rinaldi Rajendra K. Mathur John D. Maurillo and Marjorie Maurillo

Joseph R. Mautz and Barbara Ann Mautz Kenneth B. Maynard Rodney K. McDowell Karen M. McGlynn Peter E. McGrath Mark R. McGuire and Maria R. McGuire Leo J. McHugh and Janet L. McHugh Robert A. McKie and Nancy L. McKie Bruce K. McLeish Laurence B. McNabb and Cherry M. McNabb Mark E. Medvetz and Elizabeth A. Medvetz Rama T. Mehrotra Carol Melling Severino P. Mercado and Jocelyn G. Mercado Albert J. Merkt Cheryl A. Merkt* Donald G. Michaud and Maria J. Michaud James A. Migliaccio Michael Mikolay William R. Miles Gagan S. Mirchandani Peter S. Morelli and Diane Morelli Paul M. Morneault John P. Morrell James S. Morris Frank Morrow Jr. and Martha Morrow Evangeline M. Morse Allen L. Mossman Randall L. Mosten Gordon Lee Mount

Zaher M. Moussa and Barbara A. Moussa Charles C. Moy and Elim T. Moy Paul A. Moynihan Bruce C. Murdock Kyle D. Murphy Gaurav Vijaykumar Nandola Norbert A. Nann and Alma S. Nann Gladys N. Nathan William R. Naumann Ira Nemeroff Ruth E.K. Nester Jeanette C. Newell Richard W. Newman Gordon A. Ngai Thomas P. Nicholas Ziyu Niu Thomas W. Nolan Michael A. Norato Robert F. Nordin John A. O’Callahan Ernest A. Olin and Judy M. Olin Eimei M. Onaga and Yoko S. Onaga Kenan M O’Neal Michael C. Orlovsky and Donna Orlovsky Kenneth W. Orlowski Thomas I. Osborn Douglas E. Ott and Carolyn B. Ott Hasan T. Ozdemir and Zeynep Odcikin Ozdemir Rose E. Page Anil Bhaskar Pai James A. Paige

John S. Palleschi and Francesca G. Orsini Jon B. Pangborn and Christine A. Pangborn Brian P. Papszycki and Ruth Marie Papszycki Michael J. Parenteau Cindy Parran Arti Patel and Parul C. Sheth Chirag K. Patel and Priti C. Patel Douglas J. Pavone Treasure A Peaks-Bellamy Joseph I. Peck Dawn E. Penniman David Perel and Phyllis Koenig Benjamin Perelman and Rosa Bellido de Perelman Gregg Perez Jeffrey J. Perkins Han H. Pham Glen E. Phillips and Dilys J. Phillips James E. Phillips and Sheryl L. Keeler-Phillips John Pickelhaupt Jr. Tara Picudella Edward S. Pierson Robert J. Pietrasik Russell J. Pike Joseph F. Pisco Vijayaraghavan Pitchumani Dennis S. Poe Albert R. Pollack Jeffrey S. Poor and Tatiana V. Choulika Glen E. Potter and Jean A. Potter

Kayla Ann Powell Mukund J. Prajapati and Smita M. Prajapati Steven J. Pratt and Lisa M. Pratt Samuel Jackman Prescod Kevin P. Prykull and Karen L. Prykull Thomas Scott Pullen and Aletha M. Pullen Christopher J. Puza and Angela M. Puza Lizeng Qin and Hongli Yu Wangchan Qin Louis J. Ragonese Suruliappan Rajamanickam Rajeev R. Raje and Anjali R. Raje Andrew Sumagaysay Ramos Sanjithraj Rao Sib Sadhan Ray John D. Reale Wayne Redlich Nandlal S. Reejhsinghani Theodore J. Reese Thomas J. Regan Jr. Charles R. Register and Virginia L. Register Irvin D. Reichley Alexander J. Reid Meghan Elizabeth Reilly Timothy M. Reith Remi H. Renard and Esperanza P. Renard Richard H. Repka Ann R. Rice Dale A. Rice Robert P. Rice Jr. and Ayse Z. Akyol-Rice J. Matthew Richards

Kara Dorothy Rickford William H. Righter Ira S. Rimerman and Iris J. Rimerman James L. Rine Robert T. Rizika Spencer W. Roberts Eric A. Rodebaugh William D. Roe and Mary Noelle Roe Daniel F. Rogers John C. Rohde Steven J. Rolfe and Claudine M. Rolfe Joseph S. Roma Andrew J. Romano and Gail M. Romano Rocco A. Romano Christopher R. Roper Barry I. Rothenberg Andrew M. Rotunno Ian Z. Rubinstein Kenneth C. Rubinwitch William J. Rugg and Marjorie K. Rugg Ernest W. Russom III and Lynn A. Russom Robert D. Ruth Mamoud Sadre and Patricia A. Sadre Joseph M. Salvati Suresh Santanam and Linda Santanam John G. Santoni Renato Sarti Robert S. Savage* George C. Savvides Gary C. Schafran


Christopher W. Scharff James R. Schatz William G. Scheerer and Janet L. Scheerer Randy S. Schepis and Deborah S. Schepis Alan Schneiderman Douglas A. Schrank and Carol Schrank Donald A. Schreiner Frederick D. Schulkind Harvey K. Schuman and Dona M. Schuman Mark A. Scirico and Tammie L. Scirico Lashaun C. Scott Irwin H. Sebelowitz Louis H. Sedaris Lauren A. Seelbach Naresh K. Sehgal and Sunita S. Sehgal Edward A. Seidman and Yuk L. Seidman Cristiana K. Serfass George J. Sheplock and Lynne M. Sheplock Richard G. Sherman Bruce J. Sherwin Jr. Theodore J. Sheskin Milan M. Shetti Scott M. Shipman and Tiffany A. Shipman Richard W. Shirk Nancy G. Shreve Douglas Shuck James A. Shurtleff Zachary Peter Simmel Robert A. Singer and Natali R. Franzblau

Edward W. Sirgany Jahnise E. Slaughter Laurence J. Slotnick Bradford L. Smith and Beth A. Smith Francis R. Smith Phillip T. Smith Sabrina L Smith Willard J. Smith Vincent J. Smoral Young H. Sohn Barry S. Solondz Michael P. Sorvillo and Melissa Sorvillo Frank L. Sowers Jr. and Kimberly A. Sowers Ronald A. Spinek Jason E. Springer and Kimberly Springer Prasit Sricharoenchaikit and Jolynn Sricharoenchaikit Kris V. Srikrishman Seshadri Srinivasan and Geetha Srinivasan John T. Sterling David A. Stevenson Edward L. Storrs Jr. and Mary C. Storrs Arieh A. Strod Frederick M. Swed Jr. Al J. Szoldatits and Jennifer L. Szoldatits Nikki Spencer Mercedes Tabor Cedric P. Taylor Paul W. Taylor Matthew Thomas Teitelbaum Paul T. Tenney and Christine A. Tenney Matthew A. Thelen

John P. Therre Sr. Vinu M. Thomas William O. Thomas Michael R. Tobin Teeradet Tong-Ngork William J. Tracz Vu Nghia Tran Mark E. Trautmann and Ana E. Rodriguez Albert Travostino Frank E. Trendell Thomas E. Troast Patrick A. Tucci Nathan Riley Tucker Marc Tulgan Gregory A. Turner and Lynn A. Turner Jeffrey G. Twombly and Laurie S. Twombly Colin Ulen Ramachandran Vaidyanathan David B. Vail Craig Michael Valente Mark Edward Van Zandt and Heather Marie Van Zandt John G. Vasilion and Bonnie W. Vasilion Cesar E. Vele and Doriz R. Villa Kamely N. Veloz Krishna P. Vemuri Marc J. Viggiano and Susan Viggiano Lawrence A. Virgilio and Anita L. Virgilio John A. Viscosi Thomas J. Vitale Barry L. Volain

Lewis Volgenau Roger J. Voorhis Jr. William E. Vosteen Joseph A. Vrablic Joseph J. Waclawski and Betty S. Waclawski Richard B. Wakeman and Susan L. Wakeman Stephen A. Walata III Daniel F. Walczyk Raymond A. Waldbusser Kristin Anne Waller Huaning Wang Liang Wang Qiming Wang Edward A. Wardner Richard Wasiewicz and Ann V. Wasiewicz Joshua L. Weaver Stanton D. Weinstein and Maxine B. Weinstein Alexander Ross Weiss Brian Ishmael Wellington Frederick C. Wendt Fredric T. Wenthen and Carole M. Wenthen Richard Wessel Allison M. Wetherbee Roger E. Wetherbee and Roberta J. Wetherbee Edward W. Whelan Jr. Mark W. Whipple Edward M. Whitlock III Paul Fritz Whitman Richard C. Wilbur and Brenda L. Wilbur Paul Stephen Wilkowski Charles F. Willard Jr.

Gary M. Willard and Cheryl A. Willard Jeffrey G. Willets Jack B. Williams John D. Williams Nicole Anawi Williams Edith L. Willoughby Marjorie V. Wilson Thaung Win Ashley Lynn Wisse Robert J. Wisse and Jody S. Wisse Robert C. Wong Michael G. Wood Richard N. Wright III Jerry C. Wu Ray Y. Yan and Sunny Yun Xiao Yang Thomas A. Yezza Jr. Chunzhong Ying Michael Yonko and Nancy Yonko Peter H. Youngwith Sheng-Mou Yu Xue Yu Philip T. Yuan and Beatrice Yuan Yifeng Yuan David M. Zasada Thomas J. Zenobi Jianshun Zhang and Bing Guo Man Zhang Xingnan Zhen and Ruiping Li Junaid A. Zubairi Francis R. Zumpano

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Organizations The Ahmad & Elizabeth El-Hindi Foundation Inc. American Chemical Society American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & A-C Engineers Apple Inc. The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore Autoliv North America AXA Foundation The Ayco Charitable Foundation BAE Systems North America Bank of America Charitable Foundation BASF Corporation Benevity Bergmann Associates Boeing Company Boston Scientific Corporation Casey Family Foundation CA Technologies

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CB&I Chevron Corporation Cisco Systems Inc. C&S Companies DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Dominion Foundation DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. EAG & Asociados Eversource Energy Foundation EY Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fluor Foundation FM Global GE Fund General Electric Company Google Inc. The Heller Family Foundation Home Depot Inc. Howell Ventures LTD IBM Corporation Matching Grants Division ICM Controls Indira Foundation InFaith Community Foundation INFICON Inc.

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Inc. Intel Foundation ITW Foundation J’s Unisex Beauty Salon The Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York Inc. Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies JustGive LMEPAC Charity Program Custodial Account Lockheed Martin Corporation The Lubrizol Foundation Microsoft Corporation Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust Inc. Norfolk Southern Foundation PACCAR Foundation Penn Stainless Products Inc. PJM Interconnection LLC Pointwise Inc. PricewaterhouseCoopers Rockwell Collins The San Diego Foundation Schwab Charitable Fund

Sealed Air Corporation Sekas Homes Ltd. Siemens Corporation Society of Women Engineers SRC Inc. S.U. L.C. Smith College Alumni Associaton Sullivan, Bazinet, Bongio Inc. Turner Construction Company Foundation Tyco International Ltd. Union Pacific Corporation United Technologies Corporation United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Verizon Foundation Voya Financial WebpageFX Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation Western New York F.S.T. Inc. The Wladis Companies Inc. Xerox Foundation

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Trees preserved for the future

30,208 lbs

Net greenhouse gases prevented


MMBTU energy not consumed

9,194 Ibs

Solid waste not generated

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Syracuse Innovator Winter 2018  

The official magazine of Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science

Syracuse Innovator Winter 2018  

The official magazine of Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science