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Facultivities: Soundscaping, Beijing and the meanest county in the nation

WVU Tech’s faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of the fields they teach. Outside of the classroom, they’re researchers, writers, presenters, go-to experts and road warriors who share their passion for learning with the world.

Here’s what our faculty members have been up to:

Dr. Houbing Song (Electrical and Computer Engineering) served as the general chair of the First IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, which was held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015) on June 8-12, 2015, in London.

Dr. Song, also presented his paper entitled “Traffic-Aware ACB Scheme for Massive Access in Machine-to-Machine Networks” at the conference.

Dr. Song served on the wireless communications and networking panel for the Communication and Information Foundations (CIF) program with the National Science Foundation on April 27-28, 2015, and the smart cities panel for the Cyber-Physical Systems program within the National Science Foundation on July 20-21, both in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Song presented his demo entitled “Soundscaping Urban Infrastructure for Predictive Maintenance with a Focus on Legacy Equipment” in Global City Teams Challenge Expo organized by US Ignite and NIST, on June 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C. He also presented his paper “On a simulation study of cyber attacks on vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (V2I) in Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)” in SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (SPIE DSS) 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Song also published 3 peer-reviewed papers in Sensors and an editorial entitled “Big Data and Knowledge Extraction for Cyber-Physical Systems” within the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.

This June, Dr. Farshid Zabihian (Mechanical Engineering) presented three papers at the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) 122nd Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Paul Rakes (History) delivered his lecture ”’Meanest County’ in the Nation: Hip-Pocket Ethics on the Early New River Coal Mining Frontier, 1890-1910” at the West Virginia Archives and History Library Workshops/Lectures on July 7, 2015.

Dr. Richard Squire (Chemistry) submitted an article written by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Physical Sciences and WVU Tech STEM students – “Design of Environmentally Clean Electric Power Plants and Supply Chain” – to Heliyon.

Over the summer break, Dr. Mark Wilson (Economics) was selected as a Summer Scholar by the National Endowment of Humanities. In that position, he attended a month-long summer institute at Michigan State University called “Distributional Ethics: Gender, Economics and the Environment.” The Institute was run by the MSU Philosophy Department and was attended by 25 college professors from around the U.S.

Dr. Zeljko “Z” Torbica, Dean of the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences, will attend the Global Grand Challenges Summit in Beijing, September 15-16, 2015.