Author Archives: Dr. Jamie Pinchot

About Dr. Jamie Pinchot

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems at Robert Morris University

Invite to Participate in Student Research Survey

Dear Students:

You are invited to participate in a survey conducted by Holden Thee as part of his Honors Thesis research. The purpose of this survey is to better understand factors that contribute to password generation. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. There may be no direct benefits from this research. All responses are confidential, anonymous, and responses will only be accessible to the researchers. Your participation is voluntary, and you may withdraw from this project at any time.

Please toss a coin (or click following link: http://justflipacoin.com/) to begin, and then:

 If heads, please follow this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EQFNplujeScmfDN0F6fj-k3ATesY3K5BqlxaYWnm_Q0

 If tails, please follow this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NpYpZ9yTkZW8sxFOqGNpfUghKKqwVL_R32wd8awANh0

If you decide to participate, please do not use any passwords that you use elsewhere.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Holden Thee at hdtst466@mail.rmu.edu or Dr. Wenli Wang at wangw@rmu.edu. You may also contact the Institutional Review Board at irb@rmu.edu or (412) 397-6227.

Dr. Charles Woratschek honored as an AITP-EDSIG Fellow

woratschekThis week, the CIS Department congratulates Dr. Charles Woratschek who was inducted as an AITP-EDSIG Fellow at the annual EDSIG Conference for Information Systems and Computing. AITP-EDSIG Fellows are inducted in honor of their long-term, meaningful, and effective support of AITP-EDSIG in its mission to improve information systems (IS) education and foster the careers of IS faculty.

Dr. Woratschek is Professor Emeritus of Computer and Information Systems at Robert Morris University. His career in teaching began in middle school science where he taught for four years. He took a leave of absence in his fifth year to pursue a Master’s Degree in Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh and never looked back. Point Park University hired him as an adjunct faculty in 1982 to teach courses in FORTRAN, data communications, and database. He remained in that position for six years. Robert Morris University hired him full time in 1983 to teach COBOL and Introduction to Computing. During his 33 years at Robert Morris University he went on to teach a variety of courses in programming languages, human computer interaction, database management systems, operating systems, and data warehouse. His first EDSIG conference was in San Antonio, Texas in 1998. Since then he has served as program co-chair, papers co-chair, new member orientation co-chair, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Information Systems Education. Dr. Woratschek has a B.S., M.S.I.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S.Ed. from Duquesne University.

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Pictured above is the induction ceremony with past AITP-EDSIG Fellows, from left to right: Paul Leidig, William Tastle, Charles Woratschek, Alan Peslak, and Bruce White.

Congratulations, Dr. Woratschek, on receiving this prestigious honor recognizing your career-long dedication and service to the field of information systems, and your students.

RobotTutor Talk on November 15th

As part of the RMU Entrepreneurship Week 2017, The Massey Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in collaboration with the RMU ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Chapter housed in the Department of Engineering – SEMS, cordially invite you to attend an exciting talk discussing RobotTutor, 2017 $1M Xprize Winner.
Wednesday 11/15/2017
10:00am to 11:30 am
Room: Franklin 203

SET credit available

RMU Online Information Security Degrees receive Top Rankings by CollegeChoice 2017

Robert Morris University made College Choice’s rankings of the Best Online Bachelor’s and Online Master’s in Information Systems Security.

Best-Online-Bachelors-in-Information-Systems-Security-1-300x265RMU’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Forensics and Information Security ranked in the top 15 Best Information Systems Security Bachelor’s Online. The BS in Cyber Forensics and Information Security combines the disciplines of technology, business, organizational behavior, and law.

Best-Online-Masters-in-Information-Systems-SecurityRMU’s Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance degree program prepares information systems and technology professionals to recognize and combat information systems threats and vulnerabilities. The MS in Cyber Security and Information Asssurance ranked in the top 30 Best I.T. Systems Security Master’s Online.

CollegeChoice also noted, “Even though Robert Morris University’s enrollment is just around 5,000 students, its online capabilities have made a big impression in the world of rankings. In US News & World Report’s ‘Best Online Universities of 2017,’ RMU ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation. Within the state of Pennsylvania, Educemic named it the 3rd Top Pennsylvania Online School.”

SciMathTech Interview Day at IUP

There will be an interview day on November 10, 2017 at IUP Monroeville.  This interview day is geared toward students in: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Information Systems and Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and the various related sub-disciplines within these fields.

Confirmed employers to date are:
Bayer: Information Technology Intern, Assistant Analyst IT (Rotational Program)
Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory: Lab Inspector
creehan and company: Business Analyst, Software Engineer/Developer, Technical Writer, QA Tester, Business Solutions Specialist
Duquesne Light: Intern – Audit/IT Audit/Risk, End User Computing Analyst – Intern, Business Support Analyst – Intern, Project Coordinator – Intern (2), Business Systems Analyst – Intern, Software Engineer (2), Systems Analyst – Intern, Information Security Analyst – Intern (3) Expedient: Front Desk Analyst with IT Experience, IT Support Technician
Information Age Technologies: Software Developer
UPMC: Information Services Division Rotation Program, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Programmer, Data Comm Specialist
U.S Steel Corporation: Intern Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research, Technician/Analyst

To be eligible for this interview day, candidates must complete all of the following three steps (in order) prior to the registration deadline of  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by 12:00 PM.  Exceptions to this deadline will not be made.

Step #1: Read participating employer position descriptions.

  • Read the positions descriptions in detail. Identify the position(s) that you would like to apply to. Before completing the candidate registration form to verify that you meet the criteria for application.
  • Go to http://www.scimathtech.com/Student-information to see a PDF with the companies and the positions descriptions for the 2017 Interview Day. Note that this is not an exhaustive list. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
 
Step #2: Complete the candidate registration form at www.scimathtech.com/Student-information.
 
Step #3:  Email your resume to David Munn at munn@rmu.edu

When saving your Resume it is imperative that you use the following naming convention and that the files are saved as a PDF or Word Document.
    • Internship Resume:  LastName_FirstName_Internship_Resume  (Doe_John_Internship_Resume.pdf
    • Employment Resume:  LastName_FirstName_Employment_Resume (Doe_John_Employment_Resume)
Please type “2017 SciMathTech Resume” in the subject line in the email. 
In the body of the email, be sure to include the company name and title of the position(s) in which you are applying. 
  • Employers will review submitted resumes and select the students they wish to interview. Not everyone will be chosen for an interview.
  • Candidates will be notified of their application status on November 6 by David Munn.
  • Some employers may require an online application prior to the interview.  It is the Career Center liaison’s responsibility to inform their student of this additional online application requirement.
  • Contact your Career Center liaison for transportation information. Some institutions are offering transportation to the event and some are not.
Site Information
Location:  IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center
                 400 Penn Center Boulevard
                 Building 4, Suite 900
                 Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Parking:  Free parking in front and on both sides of building.
Food:  Vending machines are located on the 1st floor at the end of the corridor. Several restaurants are located on the shopping plaza and food court that are within walking distance (ie. Starbucks, Panera, Subway, Applebees)

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)