International Conference on Software and Information Engineering

Wed, 04/22/2015

Dr. Chris Nwosisi, CW Evening Computer Networking Chairperson has been invited to serve as Conference Program Chair at the 2015 International Conference on Software and Information Engineering to be held on May 4-5 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Dr. Nwosisi will be presenting a paper entitled, “A Novel Definition of an Efficient Binary Decision Tree”, in which he’ll present a novel genetic algorithm used to construct decision trees of increased accuracy and efficiency.


Decision trees have been well studied, widely used in knowledge discovery and decision support systems. Decision tree software is used in many areas, computing, medicine and business. In the computing world, the decision tree is a very popular algorithm for data mining and machine learning. In medicine, clinical decision support systems are used for such things as triage, diagnosis, and analysis of patient data. They are simple and practical prediction models but often suffer from excessive complexity and can even be incomprehensible.  In Dr. Nwosisi’s study, a genetic algorithm is used to construct decision trees of increased accuracy and efficiency compared to those constructed by the conventional ID3 or C4.5 decision tree building algorithms.  An improved definition of an efficient binary decision tree is proposed and evaluated – instead of simply using the number of nodes in a tree, the average number of questions asked in the tree for all the database entries is proposed.


Dr. Nwosisi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Hunter College of CUNY, a diploma of Application Design from Columbia University, an M.S. degree in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University, and a D.P.S. in Computing from Pace University.  At all of these institutions, he was awarded a number of honors for academic excellence and for unusual achievement in basic research. Currently, he is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineer Computer Society (IEEE).


He has served as Research Chair, Education Chair, Membership Chair, Certification Systems Professional Coordinator, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for System Management (ASM) - New York Chapter.  He has also served as a member of the Planning Committee, Treasurer, Secretary and a member of the executive committee for the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineer Computer Society (IEEE) - New York Chapter. 


Dr. Nwosisi was an outstanding communicator in his over 20-year tenure in vascular surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York (USA).  He was an outstanding research coordinator as a result of his outstanding ability to communicate with various members of the research team at all levels within the organization. Much of this research dealt with the underlying mechanisms of computing to predict bypass graft patency, abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture, deep venous thrombosis, vascular laboratory workflow and patient centered care in healthcare systems.


During his tenure at Montefiore Medical Center and the several years immediately following it, Dr. Nwosisi engaged in a large number of clinical research projects, numbering more than 250+.  Almost all of these projects resulted in presentations at important international, national and regional meetings.  Most of these projects resulted in the publication of over 200 articles in major peer-reviewed journals.  .


To date, Dr. Nwosisi has been the foundation for allowing the research team at Montefiore Medical Center to author or co-author various vascular textbooks, review articles, book chapters, and new research ideas changing the treatment options of patients afflicted with vascular disease. 


In addition, Dr. Nwosisi is a charismatic teacher and mentor who is admired and respected by his trainees/colleagues at the college level, medical/nursing/administrative level, medical/surgical resident level and physician level.  He is a most articulate speaker who presents extremely well at international, national and regional conferences.  He is a talented researcher and computer technologist who is commonly asked to tackle complex research problems in members of our faculty and by other physicians.


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