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Gary Gumpert

  Gary Gumpert

Courses: CSD 631: Whole Systems: Sustainability, Equity and the Environment
Degrees: Ph.D in Speech (Radio and Television)
Specializations: 
Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
Office Tel:  
Email: @nets.edu.cy
Biography

Dr. Gary Gumpert holds a PhD in Speech (Radio and Television) (1963) from Wayne State University, a Master Degree in Speech (Radio and Television) (1956) and English from Michigan State University and a Bachelor in Broadcasting and Theatre from Temple University. Gary Gumpert is a partner in the consulting firm of Communication Landscapers, is Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts and Sciences at Queens College, City University of New York, and also Vice President of the U.S. chapter of the International Institute of Communication. His work over the past thirty years has addressed the many nuances in our growing dependency upon mediated communication. Formerly a radio and television producer/director, Gary is widely published in a variety of journals and books which examine the intricate interconnection of social interaction, urbanization and media technology.

His primary research focuses on the nexus of communication technology and social relationships, particularly looking at urban and suburban development, the alteration of public space, and the changing nature of community.

Selected Publications


  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert G. (Eds.). Regulating Social Media: Legal and Ethical Considerations. Peter Lang. (2013).
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (Eds.). (2011). Convergence Regulation. Peter Lang. Global Heroes in a Media World, (co-edited with Susan J. Drucker). Hampton Press, 2007.
  • Burd, G., Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (Eds.). (2007). The Urban Communication Reader. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Guest co-editor with Gary Gumpert. Special Issue: Communicative Cities. The International Communication Gazette. Vol.70 (Summer 2008).
  • Guest supervisor co-editor with Gary Gumpert, Frauke Zeller & Seija Ridell. Double Special Issue on Mediated Urbanism. The International Communication Gazette. Vol. 75 (Summer-Fall 2013).
  • The Medium, The Message and the Messengers, AEJMC August 4, 2006, San Francisco.
  • Through a Glass Darkly: Mediated and Non-Mediated Surveillance and Quality of Life Dimensions of Health, International Association of People-Environment Studies, Alexandria, Egypt, Sept. 13, 2006.
  • Photo Exhibition, Reading Spaces, Reading Places, Alexandria, Egypt, Bibloteca, Sept. 12-16, 2006.
  • Technological Unification Presages Built Bridges: The Case of Nicosia, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, August 25, 2006.
  • The Rehnquist Court and Communication Law, ECA, Philadelphia, April 29, 2006
  • Roundtable on Internet Legal Issues, Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 2006.
  • Devastated Landscapes, Environmental Design & Research Association, Atlanta, Ga., May 5, 2006.

Philip Snyder

  Philip Snyder

Courses: CSD 631: Whole Systems: Sustainability, Equity and the Environment
Degrees: Ph.D in Anthropology from Cornell University
Specializations: 
Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
Office Tel:  
Email: @nets.edu.cy
Biography

Prof. Snyder with PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University, and a Masters in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, is currently a Fellow with the Dorothy Cotton Institute, Building Global Community for Civil and Human Rights Leadership.
In 1997, he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Cyprus to coordinate the citizens' conflict resolution program of the Fulbright Commission, working with Turkish and Greek communities in the divided island of Cyprus. His key contribution was a series of workshops about sustainability and the environment with activists from both sides of the Green Line.For the following two years, Snyder joined CYBER Kids as the Head of the CYBER KIDS Internationalization Unit.

Selected Publications


  • Earthkeeping Initiation: Can Boys Come of Age in Today's World? Lead article, Voice Male: changing men in changing times, Fall 2010 volume 14 no. 51
  • The Milk of the Mountain: a memoir of place in the west of Ireland. Book manuscript in progress.
  • A Couple's Odyssey. Unpublished manuscript with Patricia Dell Paine.
  • Forward to The Finger Lakes Region of New York: a view from above. Charles Feil and Ernest Rose, co-authors. VFA Publishing. 2005.
  • Recovering the Sacred in Nature. Chapter in Ecovillage Living, Jackson and Svensson, ed. Chelsea Green: 2002.
  • Foreword to Navajo and Tibetan Sacred Wisdom: Circle of the Spirit by Peter Gold. Inner Traditions International, 1994.
  • Nature, Culture and Prospects for Sustainable Development in Cyprus. Chapter in manuscript: Cyprus Prepares for the 21st century.
  • Land Protection in the Finger Lakes Eco Justice Quarterly Vol. 14, #3, Summer 1994.
  • Caretaking: Finding a Rhythm in Working with the Earth The Land Steward Vol. 6, #3, Summer 1994.
  • Recovering a Sense of Place The Land Steward Vol. 5, #4, Fall 1993.
  • Earthkeeping: the Watercourse Way and Earthkeeping EcoVillage at Ithaca Newsletter,January 1993; October, 1992.
  • The Primacy of Mind and the Necessity of Transformation: a review of Global Mind Change: the Promise of the Last Years of the 20th Century by Willis Harman. Eco-Justice Quarterly Spring, 1989.
  • "The One Percent Plan: a People to People Step Towards a Durable Peace" article in Choices and Connections, Carolyn MacPhail, ed. 1987. Note: this essay formed the impetus for the founding of 1% for Peace/Business Partnership for Peace. I was on the executive committee of the board for seven years until the merger with Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Afonso Ferreira

  Afonso Ferreira

Courses: RMI 542: Object-Oriented (Visual) Prototyping/Programming
Degrees: Ph.D in Computer Science
Specializations: Digital Futures,High Performance  Computing,
OOP, Cyber Security
Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
Office Tel:  +357 22889999 Ext:333
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Biography

Prof. Afonso Ferreira works currently for Cyber Security projects in DG Connect of the European Commission. He has over twenty years of experience in the area of Communication Networks, High Performance Computing, and Algorithms, having published more than 100 papers in the forefront of scientific research.  

Prof. Afonso Ferreira has a Masters in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and a PhD from the Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble.  He is Directeur de Recherche with the French CNRS and has been the Scientific Coordinator for International Affairs of the CNRS Institute for Computer Sciences INS2I, also conducting scientific work with the INRIA.

From 2007 to 2010 Prof. Ferreira acted as the Head of Science Operations for COST, an intergovernmental initiative for European Cooperation in Science and Technology spanning 36 countries, where he orchestrated all operational aspects related to the more than 200 European-wide multidisciplinary projects run by COST. More recently, he has been specializing in Innovation Policy, Foresight, and Competitive Intelligence. He was seconded as an expert to the European Commission, DG CONNECT, working at the Future & Emerging Technologies Unit and with the Digital Futures Task Force.

In September 2012, Prof. Ferreira collaborated with Future Worlds Center in the organization and implementation of the SDDP Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era. The structured dialogue was co-organized with the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission and was under the Auspices of Commisioner Androulla Vassileiou.

Selected Publications


  • S. Bhadra and A. Ferreira. Computing Multicast Trees in Dynamic Networks and the Complexity of Connected Components in Evolving Graphs. Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 3(3):269-275, 2012
  • A. Ferreira and A. Jarry. Minimum-Energy Broadcast Routing in Dynamic Wireless Networks. Journal of Green Engineering, 2(2):115--123, 2012.
  • A. Ferreira, A. Goldman, and J. Monteiro. Performance evaluation of routing protocols for MANETs with known connectivity patterns using evolving graphs. Wireless Networks,16(3):627--640, 2010.
  • A. Ferreira. Uma estratégia face à Revolução Digital. Teoria e Debate, 87:20-23, 2010
  • I. Caragiannis, A. Ferreira, C. Kaklamanis, S. Pérennes, and H. Rivano. Fractional Path Coloring in Bounded Degree Trees with Applications. Algorithmica, 2009. Published online: 14 February 2009.
  • J-C. Bermond, A. Ferreira, S. Perennes, and J. Peters. Neighbourhood Broadcasting in Hypercubes. SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 21(4):823-843, January 2008.
  • D. Bartha, P. Berthomé, M. Diallo, and A. Ferreira. Revisiting parametric multi-terminal problems: Maximum flows, minimum cuts and cut-tree computations. Discrete Optimization,3(3):195-205, September 2006
  • I. Caragiannis, A. Ferreira, C. Kaklamanis, S. Pérennes, P. Persiano, and H. Rivano. Approximate Constrained Bipartite Edge Coloring. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 143(1-3):54-61, 2004.
  • A. Ferreira. Building a reference combinatorial model for MANETs. IEEE Network, 18(5):24--29, 2004

 

 

Aleco Christakis

  Alexander N. Christakis

Courses: CSD 532: Science of Dialogic Design, CSD 632: Application of the Science of Dialogic Design towards Social Change
Degrees: Ph.D in Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Specializations: 
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Biography

Prof. Christakis, with a PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Yale University (1964) and a Bachelor in Theoretical Physics from Princeton University (1959) has over 35 years of experience in developing and testing methods for engaging stakeholders in authentic structured democratic dialogues. He is past President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, member of the Board of the Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), Advisor to the AIO and an advisor to the Ambassador's leadership program for engaging tribal leaders from the USA and internationally. Aleco has been member of the Board of Future Worlds Center since 2010 and has been collaborating with the Cyprus team in peace-, local authorities and media-related projects since 2002. He has published extensively with our team on programs related to the science of structured democratic dialogue.

Selected Publications