Thursday, May 10, 2012

Professor's Fu's Malware Blog

If you're into system security and malware analysis, don't miss Prof. Xiang Fu's malware analysis blog at  His malware analysis tutorials are "hands-on" as they can get!

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society Inductees for 2012

Congratulations to the 16 students who were inducted into UPE for the 2011-2012 academic year:

  1. Nikia Lubin
  2. Oswaldo Crespo
  3. Steven Blumenthal
  4. Cynthia Cheng
  5. Taryn Teurfs
  6. Julian Kowalczyk
  7. Lukasz Bator
  8. Mario Noyola
  9. Lorrae Famiglietti
  10. Jason Dayton
  11. Patrick Colombo
  12. Robert Schurr
  13. Christopher Blach
  14. Michael Bufardeci
  15. Amit Goel
  16. Michael Bantegui

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hofstra's Distance Learning Master's Program in Computer Science

We're proud of our distance learning program for the Master's degree in Computer Science. Keerat Sharma, a recent graduate of the program, explains on his blog why he got into our program, and what he got out of it.

NOTE: His blog post was not solicited by the department.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A good technical blog

Are you interested at all in The Next Big Thing (TM) A.K.A. cloud computing, especially from the point of view of a consumer of cloud computing services? Then you should read Netflix's Tech Blog. They present a lot of the challenges they face and the solutions they've come up with as customers of Amazon EC2.

Monday, May 17, 2010

And now for something completely different

Did you know that the highest rated cable television program, not including sports shows, is ...

Spongebob Squarepants?

Should I be depressed? Oh, barnacles!

Monday, April 5, 2010

A very confusing face.

I was looking for some sample images to process for a program that I wrote when I came across this really confusing image:

Click on the image and you'll see an explanation of why your brain's "autofocus mechanism" fails.

Update 5/7/2011: Sorry, but it appears that the blog I had linked to is now dead. Too bad.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

RSA Encryption cracked (?)

RSA is the best-known most widely-used encryption scheme. Anytime you go to a secure website, you're using the RSA public-key cryptosystem. So, it's a bit scary when you see a report about something so widely used as having been cracked. Well, under careful, laboratory-controlled conditions, you can apparently crack RSA, even with very long encryption keys. But I don't think I'm going to stop shopping at anytime soon.

Thanks to alumnus Elliot Kaye for this tip.