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 2015)
Tuesday, Thursday
(by Appointment Only)
12:00PM-4:00PM

Office Phone:
+1 (914) 773-3989

Secondary Location: 1 Martine Ave

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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 2015:
  • CS 801: 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
  • 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 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

    • 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

    • Li, J., Monaco, J., Chen, L. & Tappert, C. (2014, November). Authorship authentication using short messages from social networking sites.
    • 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.
    • Tappert, C. (2011, August 19). Technologies may curb online cheating. http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2011/08/19/technologies-may-curb-online-cheating
    • Tappert, C. (2011, August 10). Online education's net worth: e-learning is starting to take off at nyc universities but are all the bugs worked out?. 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). Gagging on tagging: facebook facial recognition creeps out privacy partisans (quoted). http://www.technewsworld.com/story/72613.html
    • Tappert, C. (2011, May 20). New research shows keystroke biometric is an inexpensive, effective method to identify, authenticate online test takers, monitor email transactions over company servers, pace university reveals (quoted). http://www.biospace.com/news_story.aspx?NewsEntityId=221517
    • Tappert, C. (2011, May 20). Pace u. researchers work on new way to stop online cheating (quoted). http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/pace-u-researchers-work-on-new-way-to-stop-online-cheating/31421
    • Tappert, C. (2011, May 12). New pace university study shows vulnerabilities in face, fingerprint biometrics products increasingly used in border control, criminal investigations, passport issuance, voter registration (quoted). http://www.biospace.com/news_story.aspx?NewsEntityId=220528
    • Cheirdaris, S., Nikelshpur, D., Tappert, C., Cipully, A., Rodriguez, R. L., Yalamanchi, R., Damon, A., Pierce-Jones, S. & Zucker, R. (2011, May 1). A character recognition study using a biologically plausible neural network of the mammalian visual system.
    • Monaco, J., Zych, E., Allman, T., Lamrabat, M., Manohar, M., Stewart, J., Tappert, C., Poorshatery, H., Garcia, G., Teracino, E., Zhao, X. & Zack, R. (2011, May 1). A keystroke biometric system test taker setup and data collection.
    • Monaco, J., Zych, E., Canales, O., Murphy, T., Stewart, J., Tappert, C., Castro, A., Sotoye, O., Torres, L. & Truly, G. (2011, May 1). A stylometry system for authenticating students taking online tests.
    • Grossman, F., Tappert, C., Bergin, J. A. & Merritt, S. (2011, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). A research doctorate for computing professionals. Communications of the ACM. Vol 54 (Issue 4) , pages 133-141.
    • Tappert, C., Cha, S., Villani, M. & Zack, R. (2010, December 31). A keystroke biometric system for long-text input.
    • Choi, S., Cha, S. & Tappert, C. (2010, December 31). A survey of binary similarity and distance measures.
    • Tappert, C., Villani, M. & 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., Cha, S., An, Y., Tappert, 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., Tappert, C. & 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., Tappert, C. & 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., An, Y. & Tappert, C. (2010, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1). Roc curves for multivariate biometric matching models.

    PRESENTATIONS

    • 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, Computer Science & Information Systems [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.
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Conference Co-Chair, CSIS 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.

    UNIVERSITY SERVICE

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

    PROFESSIONAL Service

    • Institute for End User Computing, Committee Member [Advisory Board Member]