Stevens Institute of Technology is a private, coeducational research university located in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. The university also has a satellite location in Washington, D.C.. Incorporated in 1870, it is one of the oldest technological universities in the United States, and was the first college in America solely dedicated to Mechanical Engineering. The campus encompasses Castle Point, the highest point in Hoboken, and several other buildings around the city.Founded from an 1868 bequest from Edwin Augustus Stevens, enrollment at Stevens includes more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing 47 states and 60 countries throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. The university is home to three national Centers of Excellence as designated by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Two members of the Stevens community, as alumni or faculty, have been awarded the Nobel Prize: Frederick Reines , in Physics, and Irving Langmuir , in chemistry.Stevens ranks #76 in U.S. News & World Report "Best National Universities" list, #75 for undergraduate engineering and #72 for graduate engineering. Stevens also ranks #3 in the U.S. in mid-career salaries of graduates, as well as #5 in the U.S. among "Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential," a list compiled by payscale.com based on self-reported data.Dr. Nariman Farvardin is the seventh president of Stevens. He took office on July 1, 2011. Wikipedia.
Stevens Institute of Technology | Date: 2015-09-25
Granules of graphene oxide may be produced from a dispersion of nanoscale graphene oxide sheets by a spray drying method. Such granules have a three-dimensional corrugated morphology. The complexity of the corrugations, and the s size distribution of the granules can be varied through selection of the spray-drying equipment used, and variation of the composition of the dispersion and the spray-drying parameters. Structural modifiers may be included in the graphene oxide dispersion to control the ultimate morphology of the granules. The granules of graphene oxide may be thermally reduced at a moderate temperature of 220 C. to increase the granules electrical conductivity. The reduced granules may be used to fabricate electrodes for supercapacitors. The power and energy density of such an electrode material is comparable to those of conventional/commercial activated carbon-based electrodes.
Stevens Institute of Technology | Date: 2015-05-06
A method for identifying a kidney condition of a patient includes receiving a urine sample from a patient. The patient provides the urine sample a predetermined amount of time after having been administered a dose of a sugar alcohol. The method also includes determining whether the sugar alcohol is present in the urine sample. The method also includes identifying a kidney condition of the patient, if the sugar alcohol is present in the urine sample.
Stevens Institute of Technology | Date: 2015-04-29
A system includes a thermal therapy element adapted to provide thermal therapy to a body part of a patient. The system also includes a compression therapy element adapted to provide compression therapy to the body part. The compression therapy element includes a plurality of portions. Each of the plurality of portions is adapted to be independently controllable to provide a corresponding one of a plurality of pressures to a corresponding one of a plurality of regions of the body part.
Stevens Institute of Technology | Date: 2015-01-26
An automated face recognition apparatus and method employing a programmed computer that computes a fixed dimensional numerical signature from either a single face image or a set/track of face images of a human subject. The numerical signature may be compared to a similar numerical signature derived from another image to acertain the identity of the person depicted in the compared images. The numerical signature is invariant to visual variations induced by pose, illumination, and face expression changes, which can subsequently be used for face verification, identification, and detection, using real-world photos and videos. The face recognition system utilizes a probabilistic elastic part model, and achieves accuracy on several real-world face recognition benchmark datasets.
Stevens Institute of Technology | Date: 2015-05-04
A method and apparatus for automatically identifying harmful electronic messages, such as those presented in emails, on Craigslist or on Twitter, Facebook and other social media websites, features methodology for discriminating unwanted garbage communications (spam) and unwanted deceptive messages (scam) from wanted, truthful communications based upon patterns discernable from samples of each type of electronic communication. Methods are proposed that enable discrimination of wanted from unwanted communications in short electronic messages, such as on Twitter and for multilingual application.