IIT School of Applied Technology Dean Dr. C. Robert Carlson, and His Former Student, Dr. Sargon Hasso, Receive the Award for Best Paper at the 2013 ACM Research in Information Technology (RIIT) Conference

Dr. C. Robert Carlson, dean of School of Applied Technology earned the best paper at the ACM 14th Annual Conference in Information Technology Education (SIGITE) and the 2nd Annual Conference on Research in Information Technology (RIIT), October 10-12. Carlson, along with Dr. Sargon Hasso, a former PhD student of Dr. Carlson’s, presented a paper on Design Patterns as First-Class Connectors in the Software Development track. Their approach is a compositional model based on design patterns by abstracting their behavioral model using role modeling constructs. They demonstrated their technique by presenting a simple case study complete with design and implementation code. Hasso is currently employed at Wolterskluwer.

Arto Vihavainen of the University of Helsinki looks on as Dean C. Robert Carlson of IIT's School of Applied Technology discusses the presentation with Garcia.

Carlson was accompanied by Industry Professor Ray Trygstad, director of Information Technology at IIT’s School of Applied Technology. Trygstad also serves as the chair of the National Board of Directors for Gamma Nu Eta, the National Information Technology Honor Society. He partnered with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to represent Gamma Nu Eta at the conference.

Carlson also served as session chair for the presentations of Leveraging HCI in Teaching Mobile, “Anywhere and Everywhere” IT and Flipping the Classroom – Is it for you? as part of the Mobile IT Technology track of the conference.

As part of the Security 1 track, IIT alumnus, Mikhail Zaturenskiy, who worked with Professor Bill Lidinsky presented his paper, MP3 Files as a Steganography Medium. This paper looks at ways to hide information inside MP3 files and proposes four largely unexplored techniques: unused header bit stuffing, unused side information bit stuffing, empty frame stuffing, and ancillary bit stuffing.

As part of the RIIT Poster Session, IIT 2013 ITM alumnus Fernando Seror Garcia, presented his project, DNS (Do Not Suspect). The purpose of this project is to see if it would be possible for an attacker to use the DNS protocol to communicate with a bot of his own in an infected host in order to avoid being detected.