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: (Spring 2014)
Tuesday, Thursday
(by Appointment Only)
12:00PM-4:00PM

Office Phone:
+1 (914) 773-3989

Fax Phone: 914-773-3533

Secondary Location: 1 Martine Ave

Biography

Ph.D. 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 2014:
  • CS 701: Advanced Algorithms
  • 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
  • CS 600: Indpndnt Study in Grad CS
  • 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 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, pattern recognition, machine learning, data mining, forensics, artificial intelligence, algorithms, interactive visual image studies, natural language processing

    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

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Tappert, C. (2012). Capacity building track: establishing the information assurance student pipeline through community college outreach. NSF , Federal . ,
    • Tappert, C. (2003, April 1). Kenan grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $625.00 . Funded,For research activities
    • Tappert, C. (2003, June 1). Csis summer research grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $2,500.00 . Funded,
    • Tappert, C. (2001, January 1). Hvcet grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $5,000.00 . Funded,To establish the Pervasive Computing Laboratory
    • Tappert, C. (2002, September 1). Csis fall research grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $0.00 . Funded,
    • Tappert, C. (2002, April 1). Kenan grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $625.00 . Funded,For research activities
    • Tappert, C. (2002, June 1). Csis summer research grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $1,250.00 . Funded,

    Publications

    • Bakelman, N. & Tappert, C. (2012, May 1). Continual keystroke biometric authentication on short bursts of keyboard input.
    • Schulstad, I. & Tappert, C. (2012, May 1). Evaluation of a stylometry system on various length portions of books.
    • Nwosisi, C. & Lipsitz, E. (2011, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Predicting deep venous thrombosis using binary decision trees.
    • Tappert, C. (2011, August 19). http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2011/08/19/technologies-may-curb-online-cheating
    • Tappert, C. (2011, August 10). http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-08-10/news/online-education-s-net-worth/
    • Tappert, C. & Stix, A. (2011, June 12). Project management and assessment of distributed teams in an online capstone masters-level information technology course.
    • Tappert, C. (2011, June 8). http://www.technewsworld.com/story/72613.html
    • Tappert, C. (2011, May 20). http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/pace-u-researchers-work-on-new-way-to-stop-online-cheating/31421
    • Tappert, C. (2011, May 20). http://www.biospace.com/news_story.aspx?NewsEntityId=221517
    • Tappert, C. (2011, May 12). http://www.biospace.com/news_story.aspx?NewsEntityId=220528
    • Cheirdaris, S. & Zucker, R. (2011, May 1). A character recognition study using a biologically plausible neural network of the mammalian visual system.
    • Monaco, J. & Zack, R. (2011, May 1). A keystroke biometric system test taker setup and data collection.
    • Monaco, J. & Truly, G. (2011, May 1). A stylometry system for authenticating students taking online tests.
    • Grossman, F. & Merritt, S. (2011, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). A research doctorate for computing professionals. Vol 54:04:00
    • Tappert, C. & Zack, R. (2010, December 31). A keystroke biometric system for long-text input.
    • Choi, S. & Tappert, C. (2010, December 31). A survey of binary similarity and distance measures.
    • Tappert, C. & Cha, S. (2010, December 31). Keystroke biometric identification and authentication on long-text input.
    • Tappert, C. & Stix, A. (2010, December 1). The trend toward online project-oriented capstone courses. Vol 27:03:00
    • Tappert, C. & Stix, A. (2010, December 1). The trend toward online project-oriented capstone courses. Vol 27:03:00
    • Nwosisi, C. & Lipsitz, E. (2010, November 1). Constructing binary decision trees for predicting deep venous thrombosis.
    • Tappert, C. & Stix, A. (2010, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). The trend toward online project-oriented capstone courses. Vol 277
    • Zack, R. & Cha, S. (2010, September 1). Performance of a long-text-input keystroke biometric authentication system using an improved k-nearest-neighbor classification method.
    • Zack, R. & Cha, S. (2010, September 1). Performance of a long-text-input keystroke biometric authentication system using an improved k-nearest-neighbor classification method. Vol 276
    • Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2010, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1). Roc curves for multivariate biometric matching models.
    • Alphonso, S. & Tappert, C. (2010, May 1). Human visual system neural network.
    • Caicedo, A. C. & Tappert, C. (2010, May 1). Keystroke biometric: data/feature experiments.
    • Zack, R. & Tappert, C. (2010, May 1). Keystroke biometric: receiver operating characteristics (roc) experiments.
    • Janapala, S. & Tappert, C. (2010, May 1). Refactoring a keystroke biometric system.
    • Grossman, F. & Merritt, S. (2010, March 1). The dps in computing - the first ten years. Vol 272
    • Tappert, C. & Cha, S. (2009, December 31). Keystroke biometric identification and authentication on long-text input.
    • Zack, R. & Warren, M. (2009, November 1). Obtaining biometric roc curves from a non-parametric classifier in a long-text-input keystroke authentication study. Vol 268
    • Tappert, C. & Stix, A. (2009, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Assessment of student work on geographically distributed information technology project teams.
    • Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2009, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Roc curves for multivariate biometric matching models. Vol 267

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Monaco, J. & Tappert, C. (2012, August). European Intel & Security Informatics. Developing a keystroke biometric system for continual authentication of computer users. Odense, Denmark,
    • Bakelman, N. & Tappert, C. (2012, May). Pace CSIS Research Day .  continual keystroke biometric authentication on short bursts of keyboard input.
    • Stewart, J. C. & Tappert, C. (2011, October). Int. Joint Conf. Biometrics. An investigation of keystroke and stylometry traits. Washington DC
    • Tappert, C. (2006, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "assessing the discriminatory power of biometric verifiers".
    • Tappert, C. (2006, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "keystroke biometric recognition on long-text input under ideal and application-oriented conditions".
    • Tappert, C. (2006, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "keystroke biometric recognition on long-text input: a feasibility study".
    • Tappert, C. (2006, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "shape matching with ordered boundary points using a least-cost diagonal method".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, September 1). International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition - ICIAR 2005. "on the individuality of the iris biometric". Toronto, Canada,
    • Tappert, C. (2005, August 1). The 6th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition - ICDAR. "on binary similarity measures for handwritten character recognition". Seoul, Korea,
    • Tappert, C. (2005, August 1). The 6th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition - ICDAR. "writer profiling using handwriting copybook styles". Seoul, Korea,
    • Tappert, C. (2005, August 1). The 8th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition. "on binary similarity measures for handwritten character recognition".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, July 1). Audio- and Video-based Biometric Person Authentication Conference. "biometric identification generalizability".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, July 1). The 11th Annual International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. "common chatroom abbreviations speed pen computing".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, July 1). The 9th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics - WMSCI 2005. "combining multiple iris biometric verifiers".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, July 1). The 9th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics - WMSCI 2005. "integrating heterogeneous features for iris biometric authentication".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, July 1). The 9th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics - WMSCI 2005. "nationality identification from names using n-gram based cumulative frequency addition".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, June 27). Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering/Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications (MCSCE/MLMTA). "analyzing open biometric identification systems". Las Vegas, NV
    • Tappert, C. (2005, June 27). Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering/Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications (MCSCE/MLMTA). "applying artificial intelligence techniques to problems of incomplete information: optimizing bidding in the game of bridge". Las Vegas, NV
    • Tappert, C. (2005, June 27). Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering/Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications (MCSCE/MLMTA). "applying keystroke biometrics for user verification and identification". Las Vegas, NV
    • Tappert, C. (2005, June 27). Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering/Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications (MCSCE/MLMTA). "identification of pottery shapes and schools using image retrieval techniques". Las Vegas, NV
    • Tappert, C. (2005, June 1). 12th Annual Conference of the International Graphonomics Society. "similarity-based copybook style analysis using pseudo-online handwriting".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, June 1). Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering/Conference on Imaging Science, Systems and Technology. "identification of pottery shapes and schools using image retrieval techniques".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, June 1). Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering/International Conference of Artificial Intelligence. "applying artificial intelligence techniques to problems of incomplete information: optimizing bidding in the game of bridge".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "a greek pottery shape and school identification and classification system using image retrieval techniques".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "applying artificial intelligence techniques to problems of incomplete information: optimizing bidding in the game of bridge".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "detection of foreign entities in native text using n-gram cumulative frequency addition".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "handwriting copybook style analysis of pseudo-online data".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "long-text keystroke biometric applications over the internet".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "on evaluating open biometric identification systems".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "semantic geometric features: a preliminary investigation of automobile identification".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, May 1). The 2005 Electro/Information Technology Conference - EIT 2005. "computer assisted visual interactive recognition (caviar) technology".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, March 1). Computer Applications in Archaeology - 2005. "automated pottery fragment classifier for archaeological studies".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, January 1). Electronic Imaging Conference - Image and Video Communications and Processing 2005. "computer-assisted handwriting style identification in questioned document examination".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, January 1). Electronic Imaging Conference - Image and Video Communications and Processing 2005. "lightweight image retrieval system for paintings".
    • Tappert, C. (2005, January 1). Investigative Image Processing III - Electronic Imaging 2005. "computer-assisted handwriting style identification in questioned document examination". San Jose, CA
    • Tappert, C. (2005, January 1). Investigative Image Processing III - Electronic Imaging 2005. "lightweight impage retrieval system for paintings". San Jose, CA
    • Tappert, C. (2004, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "a neural network classifier for junk e-mail".
    • Tappert, C. (2004, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "establishing the uniqueness of the human voice for security applications".
    • Tappert, C. (2004, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "interactive flag identification using a fuzzy neural technique".
    • Tappert, C. (2004, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "language identification from text using n-gram based cumulative frequency addition".
    • Tappert, C. (2004, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "use of chatroom abbreviations and shorthand symbols in pen computing".
    • Tappert, C. (2004, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "use of histogram distances in iris authentication".
    • Tappert, C. (2003, December 9). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "emerging computer applications to multidisciplinary security issues". Pace University
    • Tappert, C. (2003, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. Pace University
    • Tappert, C. (2003, May 1). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. Pace University
    • Tappert, C. (2003, March 1). World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Multimodal Working Group. Invited expert participant.
    • Tappert, C. (2002, December 12). CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day. "students develop real-world computer information systems". Pace University
    • Tappert, C. (2002, October 18). CENPARMI Research Lab - Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence. "shorthand alphabets and pen computing". Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    • Tappert, C. (2002, October 17). E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Montreal, Canada
    • Tappert, C. (2002, October 11). Progresso Latino Event. "emerging information technologies". Pace University, CSIS
    • Merritt, S. & Tappert, C. (2002, April 1). MASPLAS 2002.
    • Tappert, C. (2002, March 1). CAM Research Day. "voicexml application research". Pace University
    • Tappert, C. (2001, October 25). SpeechTek Conference 2001. New York, NY
    • Coppola, J. & Hernandez, C. (2001, May 18). Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable Conference. "critical thinking: technology, interaction, and student thinking skills". Pace University
    • Tappert, C. & Laxman, S. (2001, May 2). Pace University Research Day. "voicexml research facility". Pace University
    • Tappert, C. (2000, November 1). Breakfast Seminar on e-Business. "emerging information technologies". CSIS and Lubin School of Business, White Plains, NY
    • Tappert, C. (2000, May 1). Pace University Research Day. "online handwritng recognition and the palm pilot". Pace University
    • Tappert, C. (2000, April 1). Marist College Conference. "pen computing - fad or revolution?". Marist College, NY
    • Tappert, C. (2000, March 1). Eighth Annual U.S. Army ARL/USMA Technical Symposium. "online handwriting recognition & pen computing". United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
    • Tappert, C. (1997, October 1). Fifth Annual U.S. Army ARL/USMA Technical Symposium. "wearable computers: military application areas and cadet/faculty projects". West Point, NY
    • Tappert, C. (1997, May 1). Sterling Software's Enterprise Strategies '97 Conference. "systems design in the cs curriculum at west point".
    • Tappert, C. (1996, November 1). Fourth Annual U.S. Army ARL/USMA Technical Symposium. "military potential of handheld computers". West Point, NY
    • Tappert, C. (1995, August 1). Seventh Biennial Conference of International Graphonomics Society and Annual Symposium of Assoc. Forensic Document Examiners. "the ibm thinkwrite handwriting recognizer". London, Ontario
    • Tappert, C. (1991, October 1). Fifth Handwriting Conference of the International Graphonomics Society. Online handwriting recognition with hidden markov models". Tempe, Arizona
    • Tappert, C. (1991, October 1). International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition. "online recognition of run-on handwriting". Chateau de Bonas, France
    • Tappert, C. (1990, October 1). IEEE 10th International Conference On Pattern Recognition. "online recognizer for run-on and printed characters". Atlantic City, NJ
    • Tappert, C. (1990, April 1). International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition. "rationale for adaptive online handwriting recognition". Montreal, Canada
    • Tappert, C. (1990, April 1). Neural Networks for Computing Conference. "a survey of online handwriting recognition". Snowbird, Utah
    • Tappert, C. (1988, November 1). IEEE 9th International Conference on Pattern Recognition. "on-line handwriting recognition - a survey". Rome, Italy
    • Tappert, C. (1987, July 1). Third International Symposium on Handwriting and Computer Applications. "on-line external word segmentation for handwriting recognition". Montreal, Canada
    • Tappert, C. (1986, May 1). International Society for Information Display Symposium Digest of Technical Papers - 1986. "handwriting recognition on transparent tablet over flat display".

    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

    • Institute for End User Computing [Committee Member]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Committee Chair]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Faculty Advisor]
    • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Multimodal Working Group [Committee Member]

    University Service

    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Attendee, Meeting]
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