Charles Tappert
Clinical Professor

E-mail: ctappert@pace.edu

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School/College: Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Department(s): Computer Science West
Primary Location: Goldstein Academic Center 325

Office Hours: (Fall 2016)
Tuesday, Wednesday
3:00PM-5:30PM

Office Phone:
+1 (914) 773-3989

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Biography

PhD EE Cornell, Fulbright Scholar, researched speech and handwriting recognition IBM 26 years, taught at U.S. Military Academy West Point seven years, CS Professor Pace University since 2000, over 100 publications.

Education

PhD, Cornell University, 1967

Electrical Engineering

MS, Cornell University, 1962

Electrical Engineering

BS, Swarthmore College, 1960

Engineering Sciences

Scheduled Courses

Spring 2016:
  • IT 691: Capstone Project
  • CS 691: Computer Science Project I
  • CS 692: Computer Science Project II
  • DCS 991: Dssrttn for DPS in Cmptg II
  • CS 704: Independent Research
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar II
  • CS 389: Software Engineering
  • DCS 861: Tpc in Emerging Cmptr Tech II

View All Courses Taught
  • CIT 481: Cpstn in Infrmtn Tchnlgy
  • CS 389: Software Engineering
  • CS 490: Ind Study in Computer Science
  • CS 600: Indpndnt Study in Grad CS
  • CS 615: Software Engineering Seminar I
  • CS 616: Softwre Engineering Seminar II
  • CS 691: Computer Science Project I
  • CS 691: Computer Science Projects
  • CS 692: Computer Science Project II
  • CS 693: Thesis I
  • CS 694: Thesis II
  • CS 701: Advanced Algorithms
  • CS 704: Independent Research
  • CS 801: Advanced Algorithms
  • CS 816: Intro to Big Data Analytics
  • CS 855: Pattern Rcgntn & Machine Lrng
  • DCS 860: Tpcs in Emrgng Cmptr Tchnlgs
  • DCS 861: Tpc in Emerging Cmptr Tech II
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar I
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar II
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar III
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar VI
  • DCS 990: Dissertation for DPS in Cmptng
  • DCS 991: Dssrttn for DPS in Cmptg II
  • IT 691: Capstone Project
  • IT 691: IT for E-Commerce Project I
  • Research Interests

    Biometrics, machine learning, big data, pattern recognition, internet of things, data mining, forensics, artificial intelligence, algorithms, interactive visual image studies, natural language processing, cybersecurity

    Awards and Honors

    • Pace University, 2002 - Distinguished Service Award: DPS in Computing Faculty Team
    • United States Military Academy at West Point, 2000 - Meritorious Civilian Service Award
    • United States Military Academy at West Point, 1998 - Department of the Army Certificate of Appreciation
    • IBM Corporation, 1990 - Four Patent Achievement Awards
    • Fulbright, 1962 - Fulbright Scholar, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    • Cornell University, 1960 - RCA Fellowship
    • Swarthmore College, 1959 - Westinghouse Achievement Scholarship
    • Swarthmore College, 1958 - Sharpless Scholarship

    MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

    • Pace Magazine [Magazine], 2015
      interviewed for article - Kaitlin O'Hare
    • various [Newspaper], 2015
      contributed information through Bill Caldwell for various news articles

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • International Graphonomics Society [Member] 1980
    • Association for Computing Machinery [Member] 1970
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Computer Society [Member] 1970

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Tappert, C. (2014). Mobile Phone Security. Verizon , Private , $100,000.00 . Funded,Smartphone users store a variety of sensitive information and provide access to sensitive functionality. Users can have dozens of passwords to remember for accessing smartphones and sites for online banking, online shopping, and social networking. We have reached the point where we need alternatives to the usual username/password access procedure. Today’s smartphones have many embedded sensors that can be used for unique authentication mechanisms to unlock phones without entering a password. The focus of this project is to investigate such authentication mechanisms and make inroads toward developing a unique one.
    • Chen, L., Tappert, C. & Hayes, D. (2012, October 1). Establishing the Information Assurance Student Pipeline Through Community College Outreach. National Science Foundation , Federal , $294,477.00 . Funded,

    Publications

    Tappert, C., Cotoranu, A. & Monaco, J. V. (2015, November). A Real-World-Projects Capstone Course in Computing : A 15-year Experience. http://www.edsigcon.org/

    Ali, M., Tappert, C., Qiu, M. & Monaco, J. V. (2015, November). Authentication and Identification Methods Used in Keystroke Biometric Systems. http://csis.pace.edu/CSCloud/

    Butowsky, A., Gai, K., Coakley, M., Qiu, M. & Tappert, C. (2015, November). City of White Plains Parking App: Case Study of a Smart City Web Application. http://csis.pace.edu/CSCloud/

    Li, J., Monaco, J., Chen, L. & Tappert, C. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Authorship Authentication Using Short Messages from Social Networking Sites. http://conferences.computer.org/icebe/

    Monaco, J. V., Ali, M. & Tappert, C. (2015, September). Spoofing Key-Press Latencies with a Generative Keystroke Dynamics Model. http://www.btas2015.org/Home.html

    Schur, A. & Tappert, C. (2015, August). Employing Mobile Applications in Human-Machine Interac-tion in Visual Pattern Recognition Research. http://2015.hci.international/

    Perez, G. E., Monaco, J. V., Tappert, C., Chen, L. & , . (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Cybersecurity Outreach for Underrepresented Minority Students. The National Cybersecurity Institute Journal. Vol 2 (Issue 2)

    Monaco, J. V., Perez, G., Tappert, C., Bours, P., Mondal, S., Rajkumar, S., Morales, A., Fierrez, J. & Ortega-Garcia, J. (2015, May). One-handed Keystroke Biometric Identification Competition. http://icb2015.org/

    Leet, J., Monaco, J. V., Gibbons, J. & Tappert, C. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Using a Predefined Passphrase to Evaluate a Speaker Verification System. Artificial Intelligence Research, SCIEDU. Vol 4 (Issue 1) , pages 1-11.

    Schur, A. & Tappert, C. (2014, August). Combining Human and Machine Capabilities for Improved Accuracy and Speed in Visual Recognition Tasks. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol 434 , pages 368-372.

    Jain, L., Monaco, J., Coakley, M. & Tappert, C. (2014, August). Passcode Keystroke Biometric Performance on Smartphone Touchscreens is Superior to that on Hardware Keyboards. Int. J. Research in Computer Apps. & Info. Tech.. Vol 2 (Issue 4) , pages 29-33.

    Schur, A. & Tappert, C. (2014, June). Combining Human and Machine Capabilities for Improved Accuracy and Speed in Visual Recognition Tasks. http://2014.hci.international/

    Tappert, C. (2014, May). Authorship Authentication Using Short Messages from Social Networking Sites.

    Monaco, J., Cotoranu, A. & Tappert, C. (2014, May). Behavioral Biometric User Verification in Human-Computer Interaction Tasks.

    Leet, J., Monaco, J. V., Gibbons, J. & Tappert, C. (2014, May). Using a Predefined Passphrase to Evaluate a Speaker Verification System.

    Kim, S., Cha, S., Monaco, J. & Tappert, C. (2014, March). A Correlation Method for Handling Infrequent Data in Keystroke Biometric Systems.

    Monaco, J. V., Stewart, J. C., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2013, September). Behavioral Biometric Verification of Student Identity in Online Course Assessment and Authentication of Authors in Literary Works.

    Bakelman, N., Monaco, J. V., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2013, August). Keystroke Biometric Studies on Password and Numeric Keypad Input.

    Monaco, J. V., Bakelman, N., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2013, August). Recent Advances in the Development of a Long-Text-Input Keystroke Biometric Authentication System for Arbitrary Text Input.

    Monaco, J. V., Bakelman, N., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2012, August). Developing a Keystroke Biometric System for Continual Authentication of Computer Users.

    Bakelman, N., Monaco, J., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2012, May 1). Continual Keystroke Biometric Authentication on Short Bursts of Keyboard Input.

    Schulstad, I., Boga, M., Jordan, C., Pally, K., Monaco, J., DeStefano, R., Stewart, J. & Tappert, C. (2012, May 1). Evaluation of a Stylometry System on Various Length Portions of Books.

    Nwosisi, C., Cha, S., An, Y., Tappert, C. & Lipsitz, E. (2011, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Predicting Deep Venous Thrombosis Using Binary Decision Trees.

    PRESENTATIONS

    Tappert, C. (2015). Seidenberg Research Day papers - too many to list.

    Monaco, J., Bakelman, N., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2012, August). European Intel & Security Informatics. Developing a Keystroke Biometric System for Continual Authentication of Computer Users. Odense, Denmark,

    Bakelman, N., Monaco, J. V., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2012, May). Pace CSIS Research Day .  Continual Keystroke Biometric Authentication on Short Bursts of Keyboard Input.

    Stewart, J. C., Monaco, J. V., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2011, October). Int. Joint Conf. Biometrics. An Investigation of Keystroke and Stylometry Traits. Washington DC

    Intellectual Property

    • Patent: Silent Training by Error Correction for On-line Handwriting Recognition Systems [Non-Provisional]
      United States
    • Patent: Methods and Apparatus for Evolving a Starter Set of Handwriting Prototypes Into a User-specific Set [Non-Provisional]
      United States
    • Patent: On-line Handwriting Recognition Using a Prototype Confusability Dialog [Non-Provisional]
      United States
    • Patent: Elastic Prototype Averaging in Online Handwriting Recognition [Non-Provisional]
      United States
    • Patent: Method and Apparatus for Improving Prototypes of Similar Characters in On-line Handwriting Recognition [Non-Provisional]
      United States
    • Patent: Robust Prototype Establishment in an On-line Handwriting Recognition System [Non-Provisional]
      United States
    • Patent: Handwriting Recognition Employing Pairwise Discriminant Measures [Non-Provisional]
      United States
    • Patent: Recognition System for Run-on Handwritten Characters [Non-Provisional]
      United States
    • Patent: System for Automatic Adjustment and Editing of Handwritten Text Image [Non-Provisional]
      United States

    DEPARTMENT SERVICE

    • Pace University, Seidenberg School of CSIS [Conference Chair, Seidenberg Student-Faculty Research Day Conference]
      Desc: Arrange annual conference, solicit conference papers, review and accept/reject submitted papers, find keynote speaker.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: The student-faculty Research Day Conference provides students and faculty, primarily Seidenberg, with the opportunity to present their research.
    • Pace University, Seidenberg School of CSIS [Faculty Advisor]
      Desc: Advise graduate students, mostly doctoral students, regarding their dissertation research.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Advise graduate students, mostly doctoral students, regarding their dissertation research. This is ongoing -- only the completed dissertations and theses have been listed elsewhere.

    UNIVERSITY SERVICE

    • Pace University, Seidenberg School of CSIS [Participant at various Seidenberg and Pace University meetings.]
      Desc: Open Houses, Orientations, Graduations, Award Ceremonies, other Seidenberg School and university functions.

    PROFESSIONAL Service

    • Upsilon Pi Epsilon [Member]
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge. http://upe.acm.org/
    • International Graphonomics Society [Member]
      Desc: Review technical papers, attend conferences
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: http://www.graphonomics.org/