Category: Computer Science and Information Technology
Dr. Guanglan Zhang has been promoted from assistant to associate professor of computer science. She is a lead researcher in MET’s Health Informatics Research Lab, a part of the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Health Informatics and the Health Informatics Graduate Certificate offered at MET. Co-inventor on two patents and a key participant on two currently active grants, Dr. Zhang has published 51 articles in biomedical and bioinformatics journals and seven book chapters, in addition to developing more than 15 online computational systems. Her health informatics studies focus specifically on the development of computational algorithms in biomedical and health sciences.
Read an in-depth interview with Dr. Zhang here.
As the founder, chairman, and CEO of CyberArk, a leading information security firm, Udi Mokady (MET’09) has seen the growth of the cybersecurity industry in recent years. Mr. Mokady charted his company’s rise to prominence, and discussed the impact of his Metropolitan College education, as the keynote speaker of last month’s 2017 Boston University Metropolitan College Distinguished Lecture, The CyberArk Story: From Startup to IPO and Beyond.
Mr. Mokady described how his field has become more prominent since founding his company. “In the information security space at the time, the initial adopters and prospective customers were in the financial services—the banks,” Mokady said of his company’s clientele in its early days. “Fast-forward to 2017, it’s not the case. We see every single vertical that you can think of worry about information security. You’ll find health care, manufacturing, education, telecommunication, and the list goes on,” he explained.
MET provides multiple avenues to gain entry into the professional field of cybersecurity, including the Master of Criminal Justice with concentration in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity, the Master of Science in Computer Science with concentration in Security, the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with concentration in Security, and the Master of Science in Telecommunication with concentration in Security. The MS information security programs are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems.
Watch a video of Mr. Mokady’s lecture on our website.
Metropolitan College takes pride in connecting motivated learners with developing opportunities in the professional realm. This was never better evidenced than when Boston University hosted the Boston launch of Developer Circles from Facebook, a community-driven initiative from the social media giant, which brought together regional coders and developers to learn, network, and knowledge-share. The free and open forum discussion was led by Nick Pinheiro (MET’09, MET’12), who earned his computer information systems master’s here at MET and is today a recognized authority on Facebook and Microsoft (Cloud) platform integration.
Browse a gallery of photos from the September event below.
John P. Molière (MET’86), a graduate of Metropolitan College’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program and president and CEO of Standard Communications, Inc., is the winner of the 2016 John K. Lopez Lifetime Achievement Award. Bestowed by the National Veteran Business Owners Association (NaVOBA) and Vetrepreneur magazine, the award comes in recognition of the Navy veteran’s longtime commitment to working with his fellow veteran community. After being wounded during service, Mr. Molière attended MET on the G.I. Bill before founding Standard Communications, Inc., which provides information technology support services to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs.
Also president emeritus of the National Veterans Small Business Coalition, Mr. Molière has received congratulations from multiple U.S. congressmen since winning the award. He hopes his story will inspire other veterans attending BU, or anyone working full-time to put themselves through school. “Without BU,” he has said previously, “I wouldn’t be the successful businessman and person that I am today.”
Read more here.
BU’s Metropolitan College is one of only eight U.S. institutions offering a master’s program in health informatics that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The accreditation applies to the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with Health Informatics concentration, and provides assurance that the curriculum meets or exceeds the standards set by the CAHIIM Board of Directors.
The MS in Computer Information Systems, Health Informatics concentration, is offered on campus and online. The online program is ranked #4 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
MET’s Department of Computer Science has introduced a new master’s degree in Software Development. Available to students on campus and online, the Master of Science in Software Development (MSSD) is one of the few such graduate degrees in the United States. “Software developer” is ranked #2 on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Technology Jobs for 2016.
The technological trappings of today’s world make a certain degree of exposure to modern crime like identity theft and online credit card fraud inevitable, but what are the factors that make someone more likely to fall victim to these kinds of threats? A MET expert has new insight.
As program coordinator to MET’s Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity graduate certificate and Master of Criminal Justice concentration, Professor Kyung-shick Choi (MET’02) has done ground-breaking research into the mechanics and prevention of computer crime. Now, in a scholarly article newly accepted for publication by Cluster Computing, Dr. Choi shares research into what characteristics and behaviors are shared by victims of cybercrime.
“Demographic variables and risk factors in computer-crime: an empirical assessment” can be read in the pages of Cluster Computing.
MET’s online Master of Criminal Justice has been ranked the #1 program of its kind by U.S. News & World Report. The 2016 rankings of Best Online Programs also included MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems—solid at #3 for the second year running—and master’s degree programs in management, now at the #6 position.
A new Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity sequence prepares students for the forensics exam and a career in cybercriminology. The four-course sequence is available two ways: as a graduate certificate or a concentration in the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program.
Looking to put your technical or forensic skills to good use? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is actively recruiting professionals skilled in information systems and cybersecurity for jobs at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).