Author Archives: Dr. Jamie Pinchot

About Dr. Jamie Pinchot

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems at Robert Morris University

Hire UP: College Recruiting Event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Technology Council

The HireUP College Recruiting Event will be sponsored by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, and will be held at the following location:

University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, Assembly Room (Main Floor)
3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:00-7:00 p.m.

COMPANIES SCHEDULED TO ATTEND:

  • Bombardier
  • Confluence
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • Haemonetics
  • Intervala LLC
  • Lucas Systems
  • Management Science Associates, Inc.
  • SDLC Partners, L.P.
  • United States Steel

To Register: https://members.pghtech.org/ptc/MemberPortal/CoreCopy/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=FY18HIRE01&WebsiteKey=8480e7db-8b32-457b-bfae-e89410d077b6

2nd Annual STEM Career Fair

At the 2nd Annual STEM Career Fair, STEM students will have a chance to talk to employers about internships, full-time, or summer positions!

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1PM- 3PM
John Jay Auditorium

Partial list of companies include:

  • Atrium Innovations (IT/SCI)
  • CGI (Formerly Summa) (CIS, SE)
  • CONSOL Energy, Inc. (CIS, IT, SCI)
  • FedEx Ground (IT)
  • Geo-Solutions (SCI)
  • Gregori Construction Inc. (IT, MATH)
  • Highmark Health (CIS, SE, MATH/STATS)
  • Internship Nepal (ALL)
  • Rebdev, LLC (CIS, IT, BUS)
  • ServiceLink (CIS, BUS)
  • Sippel Co., Inc. (IT)
  • Superbolt (IT)

Internship for National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA)

The National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) is a Pittsburgh based globally focused non-profit corporation committed to identifying, mitigating and neutralizing cyber crime threats. The NCFTA operates by conducting real time information sharing by analysis and subject matter experts in the public, private and academic sectors. Through these partnerships, the NCFTA proactively identifies cyber threats in order to help its partners take preventive measures to mitigate and neutralize those threats. For more information see http://www.ncfta.net.

The NCFTA offers talented students an innovative work experience in a growing sector that will help them enhance their professional development and academic goals. Our program offers paid internships for undergraduate and graduate degree students. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to work in areas such as intellectual property fraud, financial fraud, and malware and cyber threats in order to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field. The student will receive training and be part of the team from day one. They will be assigned to a manager and mentor to enable them to quickly learn and acclimate. During their first few weeks on the team, they will participate in the internship orientation to become familiar with the NCFTA’s various resources, policies and procedures.

Role of the Intern:

Selected candidates will work on various organizational program initiatives. Duties will focus on conducting research and data collection using various tools and applications as well as proactive research in open sources to produce a finished product for dissemination. The intern will engage in collaboration with NCFTA partners and peers and be expected to participate in program meetings.

Internships with our Malware & Cyber Threats Program are more technical in nature and, as such, applicants with a sound technical background are desired. These duties may include writing scripts to automate processes (e.g. Python & shell/bash scripts), reviewing and analyzing malicious code (e.g. C, C++, VB.NET, Assembly, Java), and creating databases (MySQL, MS SQLServer, Postgress). Students with working knowledge of Mac OSX may have an opportunity to work on special projects.

Required Qualifications:
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and be eligible for a U.S. Government security clearance
• Major studies in areas of consideration: International Affairs/Politics/Relations; Intelligence/Security Studies; Computer Science; Information Security; Business Intelligence or related fields. Other majors are considered on a case by case basis.
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Excellent writing skills and strong analytical thinking
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
• Arabic, Turkish, Russian, Chinese and Eastern European language skills desirable but not required
• Extensive experience with computers and networking highly preferred but not required

Candidate Skills:
While applicants come from a range of academic backgrounds, the most competitive applicants also should possess the following:
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Take initiative and be self-motivated
• Work well with others and have strong interpersonal abilities
• Good judgment and decision-making skills

Locations: Internships are available in Pittsburgh, PA

Application Instructions:

How to Apply: Resumes should be directed to: HumanResources@ncfta.net. Please include:
• Your resume
• A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for the position and address why you want to intern as an analyst
• Unofficial transcript

Dr. Ping Wang and Dr. Sun-A Park Receive Best Research Paper Awards at IACIS 2017

SAP2PWDr. Ping Wang and Dr. Sun-A Park have been recognized for research that was presented at the 2017 International

Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) conference.  The conference took place Oct. 4-7 in Philadelphia.


IMG_0405Dr. Wang, a professor in SCIS’ Department of Computer and Information Systems, earned the Best Paper Award – Pedagogy, Honorable Mention for “A Constructive Team Project Model for Online Cybersecurity Education,” a paper he authored with Dr. Raed Sbeit, a senior manager at Verizon.

“The study suggests that an effective online team project model can enable students to succeed both individually and as a team,” Dr. Wang said.

Dr. Wang and Dr. Park co-authored “Communication in Cybersecurity: A Public Communication Model for Business Data Breach Incident Handling.” That paper received Best Paper Award – Research, Honorable Mention.  Dr. Park is an associate professor in SCIS’ Department of Communication.

“Our research has valuable implications on corporate communication with various publics, such as stakeholders, customers, media, and industry regulation authorities, as part of cybersecurity incident response and handling,” Dr. Wang said.

Dr. Park added, “Our case study of the massive Yahoo data breaches indicates that the timing of incident response may be more important than the communication strategies in shaping public perception on the company’s incident handling responsibility and subsequently the company’s reputation.”

“I am immensely proud of the SCIS faculty for their commitment to teaching, research and service,” AnnMarie LeBlanc, the SCIS dean said. “The honors bestowed by this international organization of their peers is testimony to the quality of Dr. Wang and Dr. Park’s scholarly endeavors. Together with their colleagues, I congratulate them.”

Dating to 2012, faculty in RMU’s Department of Computer and Information Systems have been honored with paper awards at four of the six IACIS conferences.

Pittsburgh Career Launch Event on September 28

The Pittsburgh Career Launch event will be held at Yorktown Hall from 12 – 3pm on Thursday, September 28th.  Please plan to attend and meet potential employers from around the Pittsburgh area.  Companies related to Computer Information Technology that will be in attendance include:

All Lines Technology
creehan & company
Duquesne Light Company
Federated Investors
Highmark Health
HM Health Solutions
Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.
K&L Gates LLP
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Pocket Nurse
Rivers Casino
rue21
Schneider Downs
Tax Technology Group, Inc.
United States Steel Corporation
UPMC
Vitro

The Career fair is open to all RMU students and alumni.

Data Warehouse Consultants LLC seeking a Microsoft .NET Development Summer Intern

Data Warehouse Consultants LLC (DWC) is a consulting firm based in Pittsburgh, PA focusing on business intelligence and data warehouse projects. They provide services in strategy, design, architecture, development and implementation of data warehouse and other business intelligence solutions.

DWC is looking to fill a position as a Microsoft.NET Development Summer Intern. This is a great opportunity for a student studying IT or Information Systems. The intern will receive on the job training in programming and databases The intern must be able to work Monday through Friday for approximately 35-40 hours per week. Only candidates local to the Greater Pittsburgh area will be considered.

The successful candidate will:
– Have project experience with Microsoft.NET technology
– Work directly with the DWC consultants to execute Microsoft.NET projects and tasks
– Maintain Microsoft.NET forms and create reports
– Conduct maintenance activities on common Microsoft.NET modules
– Troubleshoot system errors or problems with implementations
– Possess excellent communication skills
– Collaborate with DWC designers in order to design databases, programs, and processes based on the client requirements

For more information, see ColonialTRAK:
https://www.myinterfase.com/rmu/Job/Detail/dlpTWVlXUTlZaFRlLzBjVHozWEhBdjlaUjZGc2lHYWY3NVB4Y21OQWdQST01