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Embry-Riddle News Briefs: Daytona Beach Campus

Daytona Beach, FL, January 29, 2013

January 2013 News Briefs

ATM Summer Study Abroad participants

Institute of International Education Honors ATM Summer Study Abroad Program

The Air Traffic Management (ATM) Summer Study Abroad program offered through Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus has won a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in international education.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) will present its Andrew Heiskell Award Special Recognition: Internationalizing the Professions, to Embry-Riddle representatives March 22, 2013, in New York City during the annual IIE Best Practices Conference, where the award-winning educators will speak on the highlights of their programs.

Most recently, on a trip organized and lead by Embry-Riddle air traffic management professors Marty Lauth and Clyde Rinkinen, 18 Embry-Riddle students spent two weeks in the summer of 2012 visiting air traffic control facilities in Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg and the Netherlands as well as historic sites.

“The students gained valuable insight into the latest trends and technologies in the European ATM system,” said Sue Macchiarella, Embry-Riddle Study Abroad director. “The program was a great learning experience because unlike the ATM system in the United States, which is government-centered, the European structure is a partnership of the governments and private organizations of several nations.”

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Professor Shahrdad Sajjadi Publishes Collection of Physical Oceanography Research

Shahrdad Sajjadi, a mathematics professor at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus and a fellow at the University of Cambridge, U.K., is the editor of a new three-volume selection of classic papers written by a leading researcher in the fast-developing field of physical oceanography.

Titled Dynamics of Water Waves: Selected Papers of Michael Longuet-Higgins, Volumes 1-3, the textbook will be published by World Scientific Publishing Co. Inc. in February 2013. Longuet-Higgins is a mathematician and oceanographer at the Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego, and was formerly a Royal Society professor with the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, U.K.

“Some of these papers were first published in scientific journals or in conference proceedings that are now difficult to access,” Sajjadi said. “The book will be of particular interest to advanced students in ocean engineering and more generally to fluid dynamicists and physical oceanographers concerned with the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere and with sandy shorelines.” To assist the reader, Sajjadi has written a summary for each section to introduce and analyze the topics covered.

In related news, computational mathematics sophomore Carissa Harrison is conducting research with Sajjadi on wind-wave interactions and will present a poster at the Eighth IMACS International Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena to be held March 25-28 at the University of Georgia, Athens. Her activity is supported by Embry-Riddle’s Ignite initiative, which encourages undergraduate research.

Professor Remzi Seker Attains Senior Member Status in IEEE

Remzi Seker, a professor in the Electrical, Computer, Software and Systems Engineering Department at the Daytona Beach Campus, has been promoted to senior member status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

He joins several other faculty members in his department in reaching senior member status, which is attained by only 8 percent of IEEE members. The rank is comparable to that of associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Among previous honors, Seker received outstanding service awards from the Society for Design and Process Science in 2000 and 2003.

He teaches courses in software modeling and digital forensics at Embry-Riddle, with cyber security and computer forensics as his research areas, and has served on the Software Assurance Workgroup for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is also a member of the Master of Software Assurance curriculum initiative led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.

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