Author Archives: Dr. Jamie Pinchot

About Dr. Jamie Pinchot

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems at Robert Morris University

New Course offered in Cloud Architecture with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Spring 2019

If you are looking for an exciting INFS elective for Spring 2019, consider taking a new course in cloud architecture using Amazon Web Services (AWS).  INFS4460/INFS7460 Cloud Computing & Amazon Web Services is available now in the list of courses for Spring 2019.  (Prerequisite: INFS3230 Network Technology or INFS3231 Network Technology N+)AWS_Course_Flyer

Presentation on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science – November 7th

The Pittsburgh Women in Machine Learning and Data Science and Target would like to invite the Robert Morris University community to a presentation on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

 

The evening will feature interactive sessions led by Data Scientists in and outside the Pittsburgh area including the Director of Data Science at Target, Big Data Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and Lead Data Scientists at Petuum, Inc. This is a great opportunity to network, and learn about real world applications of Data Science in our city.  There will be refreshments and SET credit for undergraduate students!

 

Time: November 7th, 2018 – 6:00pm
Venue: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center-300 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (On CMU’s Campus)
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dr. Diane Igoche – igoche@rmu.edu

Information Session with Highmark Health Systems

The Computer Information Systems Department invites you to attend:

Information Session with Highmark Health Systems
Monday, October 22, 2018
4:45 – 5:45 pm
Atrium in Wheatley Center

Highmark Health Systems is looking to recruit for both internships and full-time opportunities in the areas of Information Security and Application Development.

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Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Attendance will be counted for SET credits.

Legends of Z Hackathon

RMU CIS and CA Technologies 2018 Master the Mainframe (MTM) Hackathon

Saturday, October 27th
RMU Campus
Wheatley Center 120

Schedule:
8:30-9:30am – Meet and Greet (donuts, juice, and fruit)
9:30-11:30am – Hackathon Activities
11:30-12:20pm – Lunch and CA Technologies Presentation – “Why I Love my z System Career”
12:30 – 4:00pm – Hackathon Activities

You may start and end at any time between 9:00am and 4:00pm.  Come late or leave early.  You may continue working on the MTM contest at home, class, or school until December 31, 2018.

Who is invited?
Any major, level of education, student, teacher, parent, or friend of any age above 16 are invited.  ANYONE with a desire to learn or use a mainframe is invited.  No computer experience is necessary!

What is a z System Mainframe?
A mainframe is the most reliable, scalable, and secured hardware platform.  Mainframes are used to support and process major credit card transactions, bank transactions, and more.  The processing power of one z/14 mainframe is comparable to 8,000 Linux or Windows servers on an Intel or AMD platform.

Please RSVP to Dr. Packy Laverty (laverty@rmu.edu, 412-397-6477) or Monique Howze (howze@rmu.edu) by Friday, October 26th.  It is recommended to pre-register for a Master the Mainframe Contest user ID at https://masterthemainframe.com before October 25th.

 

 

Dr. Davis, Dr. Sullivan, and Dr. Stewart Receive Best Paper Award at IACIS 2018

best-paper-iacis2018Dr. G. Alan Davis, Professor of Computer and Information Systems, Dr. Adam Sullivan, Manager, Instructional Design and Faculty Support Services, and Dr. John Stewart, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems (not pictured), were honored for excellence in research at the 58th Annual International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) conference in Clearwater, FL.

On October 5, 2018, Dr. Davis, Dr. Sullivan, and Dr. Stewart received the Best Paper Award in the Pedagogy category, for their paper titled EdTech Effectiveness: Using Screencasts to Increase Learning Outcomes in Information Systems Curricula.

Academic research papers accepted and presented at the IACIS conference are published in the Issues in Information Systems (IIS) journal, a double-blind refereed, serial publication (ISSN 1529-7314).  IIS publishes research in both practice and pedagogical topics focused on the field of information systems.

Congratulations to the authors on their dedication to excellence in scholarship.

Pittsburgh Steelers seeking Junior Network Engineer

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This position is for a Junior Network Engineer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and is located in Pittsburgh, PA.  The Junior Network Engineer will be responsible for maintaining existing networks and working with the Network and Security Operations Manager on best practices and documentation.  This position will be required to perform onsite help desk and desktop support for growing user base.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  •         Provide level 1 support for Heinz Field existing LAN/Wireless LAN
  •         Support and troubleshoot desktop and laptop computers, cell phones and mobile devices
  •         Respond to and resolve network connectivity issues
  •         Maintain and configure VOIP phone system at Heinz Field
  •         Provide and troubleshoot connectivity for 3rd parties visiting Heinz Field
  •         Perform basic configuration changes on existing switches, routers and firewalls
  •         Provide onsite support for all events located at Heinz Field
  •         Responsible for providing and maintaining network and security documentation
  •         Perform external/internal vulnerability scanning, resolution and documentation
  •         Configure and distribute new desktop and laptop computers
KNOWLEDGE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Knowledge of LAN/WAN hardware and software technologies
  • Knowledge of network security implementation, managed security services and best practices
  • Hands on experience in networking (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS), routing, switching and security
  • Hands on experience with firewalls, VPN implementation, network segregation and network troubleshooting
  • Hands on experience with enterprise wireless infrastructure
  • Hands on experience with desktop support
  • Advanced knowledge of all Microsoft and Adobe products
  • Advanced knowledge of Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus products
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with staff and 3rd parties
  • Superior network and security documentation skills
Education and Experience:
  •         1-3 years’ experience
  •         Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent
  •         Alcatel Lucent, Fortinet, Aruba, Cisco, Microsoft certifications a plus

Click here to apply.