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January 8, 2014 - In The News - 50 Long Island Students Named Intel Contest Semifinalists
Long Island and other parts of New York State have tended to dominate prestigious science competitions in recent decades, and this season has been no exception. Stony Brook University additionally noted for mentoring 21 of students in a range of departments and disciplines as Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Medicine.

January 8, 2014 - In The News - New York Pumps $105M into NY Genome Center, Univ. of Buffalo Genomic Medicine Partnership
SUNY Buffalo’s own New York State Center of Excellence makes its mark in today’s news as it prepares to partner with the New York Genome Center to advance personalized medicine research and businesses in the state of the New York. The CoE in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences was noted for its genomic medicine and computational capabilities, containing over one million medical records from regional patients that may be combined with genomic data from the NYGC's research programs.

January 6, 2014 - Stony Brook Computer Science Professor Quantifies Some Elements of Writing Style That Differentiate Successful Fiction
Professor Yejin Choi and colleagues propose using computers to predict literary success through the examination of the quantitative connection between writing style and successful literature. Based on novels across different genres, the group investigated the predictive power of statistical stylometry in discriminating successful literary works, and identified the stylistic elements that are more prominent in successful writings.

January 6, 2014 - Charmtech Labs to Exhibit at CES2014
Housed in CEWIT’s Incubator, Charmtech Labs LLC was founded in 2010 by a group of computer science professors and Ph.D. students who set out to remove the barriers between people and information. Their flagship product, Capti Narrator, the screen-reading technology that revolutionizes the way people consume digital content will be demoed at CES2014, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology to be held this week in Las Vegas.

January 3, 2014 - In The News - Google PageRank - Inspired Research Ranks Who's Who in Mankind's History
Patterned after how Google ranks websites, computer scientist Steven Skiena of Stony Brook University and Google software engineer Charles Ward came up with an algorithm that can rank the who's who of mankind's history.

December 31, 2013 - Stony Brook University’s Top 13 Stories of 2013

December 23, 2013 - Season’s Greetings from all of us here at CEWIT

December 23, 2013 - In The News - New Paradigms for Cybersecurity are Emerging

December 21, 2013 - The Sounds of Silence
Stony Brook University cellist, composer, and computer music professor Margaret Schedel is helping researchers experience their data through a different channel.

December 19, 2013 - Save the Date, the 2014 Profitability Conference, Woodbury, New York
The Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center Business Advisor and Certified Global Business Professional, Pierre Lespinasse, will be a guest speaker at the 2014 Profitability Conference on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

December 18, 2013 - In The News - Open Forum’s 10 Small Business Bloggers to Follow in 2014

December 13, 2013 - $375G for Stony Brook University's Business Incubators
CEWIT, along with the neighboring Advanced Energy Center and the Long Island High Technology Incubator are the University’s three campus-based incubators being utilized for Start-Up New York businesses.

December 12, 2013 - In The News - Lomiko Metals Partners with Graphene Labs
Our colleagues at Sensor CAT and the Advanced Energy Center collaborate with Lomiko Metals and Graphene Labs to produce graphene supercapacitor prototype; a powerful synergy between industry and academia.

December 9-15, 2013Computer Science Education Week
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, is producing CSEdWeek for the first time this year, held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer, Grace Hopper.

December 11, 2013 - In the News - Business Insider’s 18 Best Start-ups That Launched in 2013

December 11, 2013 - Big, Bigger, Biggest? Steven Skiena's Algorithms Help Answer the Questions

December 9, 2013In the News - Israel to Hold Its First International Cybersecurity Conference

December 9, 2013Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Researcher of the Month
The accomplished Biochemistry major excels nationally in her research, most recently returning from the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students where she delivered a returning poster presentation, and her first oral discussion on the chemical modifications helping to disassemble nucleosomes during gene activation.

December 9, 2013In the News - Celebrating Grace Hopper, Programming Pioneer

December 9, 2013In the News - Helping Computer Science Gain STEAM with Girls
The significance of mentorship programs targeted at increasing exposure to female professionals in STEM fields; Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math.

December 5, 2013 - In The News - 7 Cybersecurity Risks for 2014
Kroll’s Managing Director and Cyber Investigations Practice Leader, Tim Ryan, predicts the new cybersecurity issues for the New Year.

December 5, 2013 - In The News - CA Technologies Top 5 IT Predictions for 2014
“IT is now moving more strongly into the role of a trusted advisor and service broker in this brave new world of dynamic IT," says CA Chief Technology Officer, John Michelsen, as he elaborates on his predictions IT organizations will begin to see in 2014.

December 4, 2013 - The Keys to Forming Your Technology-Based Company
The New York State Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory host the entrepreneur’s networking event featuring an experienced panel of experts, including Mark Lesko and Dr. Henry Woo, to discuss financing your technology-based startup on December 9, 2013 at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

December 4, 2013 - In The News - World’s Best Selling Luxury Sedan, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Will Offer SPD-SmartGlass Technology
SPD Control Systems offers state-of-the-art electronic control systems to operate Suspended Particle Device (SPD) SmartGlass Windows using our patented technology; now featured in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The CleanTech Company holds an incubator space at CEWIT.

December 3, 2013 - In the News - From Strawberry Fields to Computer Science in Three Years
Disadvantaged students from California’s agricultural Salinas Valley enroll in a new, rigorous and academically daring college program that promises to help these students earn a bachelor's degree in computer science in only three years; a fresh perspective on the tech-based education initiative.

December 2, 2013Student and Start-Ups
Stony Brook University Computer Science students interface with high-tech entrepreneurs at networking event.

November 26, 2013CEWIT2013 Conference Survey Results & Holiday Wishes

November 22, 2013 - CS.2014
Set to open in 2014, the 70,000 square foot new Computer Science Building will accelerate Stony Brook University’s growth in collaborative research in bioinformatics, smart energy, cyber engineering, physical sciences and the biomedicine field. Floor plans, special features, and giving opportunities available at

November 21, 2013 - In The News - University of Houston’s Computer Science Girls
Encouraging more girls to remain and be successful in majority male-dominated Computer Science undergraduate programs.

November 20, 2013 - In The News - Big Data: It’s Not a Buzzword, It’s a Movement

November 20th, 2013 - In the News - Companies Adopting Big Data Analytics to Deal with Challenges
In the turn to big data analytics, The Economic Times article regards Centers of Excellence (CoEs) to offer the most advantages and fewest limitations. “A well-functioning CoE enables cross-business-unit access and data-sharing. At the corporate level, the CoE serves as the go-to organization for analytics strategy and insight support. It sets the road map, and establishes and maintains privacy policies.”

November 19, 2013 - Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Delegation at CEWIT
A delegation from KIST visits CEWIT to participate in number of research presentations by both Stony Brook University professors and directors and KIST representatives on topics as sensors, robotics, and visualization. Their visit also included Reality Deck and CAVE demonstrations, ending in a trip to the Advanced Energy Center.

November 13th, 2013 - Stony Brook University Breaks Ground on $194M Research Building
The groundbreaking ceremony was one of the many stops on the Long Island Regional Economic Development bus tour that began at CEWIT for a demonstration of the Reality Deck. The Council also visited the neighboring Advanced Energy Center for a look at Dr. Esther Takeuchi’s lab and an announcement by Governor Cuomo on Thermolift, a Stony Brook University technology that will now expand its operations at the Center.

November 13th, 2013 - Governor Cuomo Participates in Groundbreaking on Medical and Research Translation Building at Stony Brook University
Featuring photos and videos of the Governor’s visit to Stony Brook University for the MART Groundbreaking, Reality Deck demonstration at CEWIT, lab visits at the Advanced Energy Center, and a tour of the NSLS II at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

November 12, 2013 - In the News - Universities, NSA Partnering on Cybersecurity Programs
Preparing for the next generation of cybersecurity experts, Stony Brook University is also on track to launch its National Security Institute. The campus, along with its Centers, is recognized by the NSA for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and additionally partners with a number of government organizations on technology and R&D initiatives.

November 8th, 2013 - In the News - CA Technologies Extends Competitive Promotional Offer of Unlimited Data Protection for Three Years

November 8th, 2013 - In the News - IBM Government Cloud Gets FedRAMP Approval

November 7th, 2013 - National Security Institute Set to Lead the Region in Cybersecurity Research and Development
Stony Brook University, the flagship state university of New York, is establishing the National Security Institute (NSI).

November 4th, 2013 - In the News - Executive Suite: Mitch Maiman, Ronkonkoma
Newsday spotlight on Mitch Maiman, President and Co-Founder, Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS). Maiman, a featured speaker at the CEWIT2013 Conference this past October, delivered a presentation on Voice Driven User Interface Design covering the challenges IPS observed in creating a totally voice and head gesture driven user interface and insight on how to create an efficient application optimized for a head mounted computing system.

November 1st, 2013 - In the News - CEWIT2013 Conference Survey Now Available
CEWIT kindly asks all participants, attendees, and exhibitors to take a brief moment to complete the conference survey. Your feedback offers the Center significant insight on the conference at large as well as provides the ability to build a more beneficial event for 2014.

Fall/Winter - 2013-2014 Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS)
The series, held at CEWIT throughout the fall and winter months, features talks by distinguished computer science professors and chairs from across the nation to help motivate students to become more involved in research initiatives. See schedule for past and upcoming talks.

October 22, 2013 - In The News - Ex-Morgan Stanley CEO Touts NY's Tax-free Program

October 22, 2013 - Governor Cuomo Launches Start-Up NY Program at International Conference in New York
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo joins the CEWIT2013 Conference on Long Island delivering a special presentation launch on the newly established economic development initiative, Start-Up NY. Accompanying his team is Long Island Association President & CEO, Kevin Law, speaking on the program’s benefits for Long Island.

October 21-22, 2013 - The 10th International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World (CEWIT2013)

October 18th, 2013 - Long Island Business News Special Edition Insert Release
LIBN releases the CEWIT2013 Conference-focused insert in today’s issue. The insert included spotlight articles from CEWIT executive staff and industry colleagues covering topics as m-health, CDDA, and cognitive computing.

October 7, 2013 - CEWIT2013 in This Week’s Newsday Business Section
Offering Newsday readers across the Island an invitation to attend the upcoming CEWIT2013 Conference at special reader discounts. Look for our ad this week in your copy of Newsday.

August 20, 2013 - REGISTER NOW – Multiple Member Discounts & Early Bird Specials
Registration is now open to reserve your seat at the 10th International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World, CEWIT2013. The conference will feature multiple parallel sessions with over 125 oral presentations, 70 poster presentations, corresponding panel discussions, exceptional keynotes, distinguished industry networking, cultural performances and international evening. Now fast approaching, CEWIT2013 is gaining recognition as one of the most prestigious and highly attended programs we have had yet. Be sure to reserve your seat today and join us at New York’s premier IT conference this fall.

August 14, 2013 - CEWIT Lends Insight to International Educators
A group of 14 Principals and Vice Principals from all over China visited Stony Brook University to learn about US secondary and higher education. As part of their week long training program, the group stopped at CEWIT to tour the facility and learn about the numerous research and internship opportunities offered to University students through the Center and its various incubator companies. Their agenda included also visits to local high schools and Ivy League Universities in the tri-state area with incorporated workshops on international student requirements and higher educational systems.

August 6, 2013 - Seminar: Grow Your Business with Stony Brook University Interns
The informational seminar, held at the CEWIT Incubator, instructed company executives on the benefits of hiring student interns this fall and the outlets in which to successfully do so. Small businesses and established companies alike learned how to operate the University-based job listing/recruiting system, skills sets for developing internship programs, opportunities for connecting with students through special events, and understanding of the internship process at large. Hosted by Stony Brook University’s Career Center, the seminars focus on strengthening the relationship between industry and academia here at CEWIT and the University.

July 1, 2013 - CEWIT2013 Extends Abstract and Poster Submission Deadline to August 1, 2013
Due to the overwhelming interest in the CEWIT2013, the deadline for abstract and poster submission will be extended to August 1, 2013. The extended deadline will allow for those additional contributions. If interested in submitting an abstract, please continue to do so electronically on our Abstract and Poster Submission pages through August 1, 2013.

June 24, 2013 - Suffolk County's Police Explorers
Suffolk County's Police Explorers visited CEWIT this week for an opportunity to learn about technology careers and experience some of the work and research involved in these fields. The Explorers are a group of 14-20 year old kids interested in law enforcement and civic leadership. One of the main purposes of the program is to provide positive experiences, building knowledgeable, more responsible adults. Their trip to CEWIT involved a demo at the Reality Deck, presentations, and an extensive tour through both CEWIT and the Advanced Energy Center next door.

June 24, 2013 - SUNY Stony Brook College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Check out this amazing video featuring CEWIT as one of the main assets of the CEAS Department at Stony Brook University. Cuts of the Reality Deck at CEWIT and commentary on the pride in our University for being the only campus with two recognized New York State Centers of Excellence are highlights.

June 21, 2013 - CEWIT2013 Featured in Long Island Business News
Look for the ad in LIBN all summer highlighting conference updates and details. Submit your contribution or join our sponsors and exhibitors this year. CEWIT2013’s current sponsor base proudly includes Motorola Solutions, CA Technologies, Softheon, LISTnet, and SVAM International Inc.

June 17, 2013 - The Long Island Forum for Technology Announces CEWIT2013
As a valued supporter of the CEWIT Conference since its commencement ten years ago, LIFT continues to back to the annual event. All LIFT members receive discounted registration to the upcoming CEWIT2013 conference this fall.

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