CUNY Graduate Center

All Student Meeting

Join us on Friday, October 25 at 12:30PM in room 5409. Lunch will be served!

We would like to introduce all the new student representatives, hear your feedback about the program and share news about all the changes going on in our department.

Join us next Friday at 12:30-2pm in room 5409.  Food will be served, including Kosher food.

Tentative Agenda

  • Representative Introductions
  • Agenda Review
  • Professor Haralick Q&A
  • Committee reports from the student reps
  • CS Lab Renovations
  • DSC Budget
  • Annual Workshop Planning
  • Program Student Association

Have Feedback? Something to add?

Feel free to email any of the representatives with questions or feedback at any point.  The student representatives include:

Sayed Ali Ahmed
David Brizan
Kenneth Ezirim
Tayfun Pay
Dara Pir
Jordan Salvit
Allan Zelener
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What’s better than FREE stuff?

September 10th, 2013 | Posted by Suzanne in annoucements | discounts | misc - (0 Comments)

Microsoft offers CUNY Graduate Center students licenses for a variety of their software programs including:

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Windows 7

SQL Server 2014

Windows 8

Microsoft Kinect Windows SDK

And over 100 other software packages!

More information on the DreamSpark program can be found here.   Contact David Kapur in IT if you have any problems logging in.

Every two years IEEE Intelligent Systems acknowledges and celebrates 10 young stars in the field of AI as “AI’s 10 to Watch.”  This year, that list includes CUNY’s very own Professor Heng Ji! Her research interests focus on natural language processing, especially on cross-source information extraction and knowledge base population. Ji has a PhD in computer science from New York University. She received a Google Research Award in 2009, an NSF CAREER award in 2010, and the Sloan Junior Faculty award and IBM Watson Faculty award in 2012.

Read more about the list of innovators, and more about Dr. Heng Ji, who is currently transitioning to a new position at Renesslaer Polytechnic University as the Edward G. Hamilton Development Chair and Associate Professor.

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The Interactive Technology & Pedagogy doctoral certificate program is seeking an advanced doctoral student to receive a one-year Grad “A” fellowship. Supported by the fellowship, the student will serve as the Managing Editor of the ITP program’s online, open access Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy ( The Managing Editor oversees the workflow of articles and short pieces submitted to JITP, posts articles on the website, leads meetings of the Editorial Collective, works closely with issue and section editors, and works with the journal’s web development team to prepare each online issue of the journal.

Grad “A” fellowships offer a stipend starting at approximately $21,000 per year, tuition remission for students in their first 10 semesters of graduate work, and NYSHIP health benefits. Grad “A” fellows are expected to work a total of 450 hours over two semesters. This fellowship will be renewable pending funding availability.

Strong open source and computer tech skills are required, including familiarity with WordPress and other multimedia software. Prior experience with academic/public journal editing is helpful, though not required. Priority for consideration for the fellowship will be given to students who are enrolled in or have completed the ITP program.

All GC doctoral students are encouraged to apply by sending a letter of interest and a resume via email to: The application process will remain open until May 17. We expect to award the fellowship before the end of May. The fellowship would begin formally in late August, but potential fellows should be available to train with our current Managing Editor earlier in the summer for approximately 10 or 12 hours.

Leila Walker
Assistant to Dr. Stephen Brier
Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue Room 7301
New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-7289

Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Sklar of Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center. She recently won a Fulbright Scholar award for here work, “Exploring a human/multi-robot team approach to information management for multi-sensor surgical devices“.

April 26, 2013 – Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics and Political Science at Columbia University, presented his seminar, “Causality and Statistical Learning” at the Graduate Center.

This was the final Data Mining Initiative seminar of the Spring Semester, but Professor Gelman certainly delivered an entertaining and informative talk. If you were not able to attend the talk, be sure to catch it here.


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DSC Final Hiring Reminder: Two (Paid) OpenCUNY Coordinator Positions

Poster Presenters and Abstracts

12:00pm – 1:15pm Poster Session  – lunch will be served. 

1:15pm – 1:30pm “How the ITP certificate program can improve teaching and learning” (Dr. Stephen Brier, Professor and ITP certificate program Coordinator, GC CUNY)

1:30pm – 1:55pm “Provost’s Office initiatives” (Dr. Ann Henderson, Associate Provost and Dean for the Doctoral Sciences, GC CUNY)

1:55pm – 2:30pm Poster Session

2:30pm – 2:55pm “An introduction to grants” (Adrienne Klein, Director of Special Projects, GC Research & Sponsored Programs, co-Director of Science & the Arts program)

2:55pm – 3:20pm “Career planning” (Dr. Jennifer Furlong, Director of Career Planning and Professional Development, GC CUNY).

3:20pm – 4:00pm Poster Session – beer, wine and snacks will be served.

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