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Dr. Mary Villani

Associate Professor
Computer Systems
 villanmv@farmingdale.edu
 631-420-2293
 Whitman Room 109

Education

Ivan G. Seidenberg, School of CSIS, Pace University
White Plains, New York
Doctor of Professional Studies, May 2006

Lubin Graduate School of Business, Pace University
New York, New York
Master of Business Administration, May 1990

School of Management, SUNY Binghamton
Binghamton, New York
Bachelor of Science May 1984

Biography

Dr. Mary V. Villani, Computer Systems Department, State University of New York Farmingdale. Dr. Villani is an Associate Professor of Computer Systems at Farmingdale and holds a Doctor of Professional Studies degree from Pace University, the Ivan. G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Her dissertation topic was Keystroke Biometric Identification Studies on Long-Text Input. Publications in this area include three peer-reviewed external conference papers, two peer-reviewed internal Pace University conference papers and a coauthored book chapter, in Behavioral Biometrics for Human Identification: Intelligent Applications, Edited by Liang Wang and Xin Geng, 2009. The keystroke biometric work performed at Pace University is gaining world class recognition and to our knowledge is the most extensive keystroke biometric studies ever conducted on long text input. Dr. Villani was awarded the Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013. Prior to joining SUNY Farmingdale, Dr. Villani had a fifteen year computer consulting career in the Risk Management and Insurance industry. Throughout her career she wrote articles and papers in the area of Risk Management Information Systems and was invited to present at several Risk Management conferences as a recognized expert in the discipline. Dr. Villani is an avid runner.

Research/Publications

Book Chapters
C.C. Tappert, M. Villani, and S. Cha, "Keystroke Biometric Identification and Authentication on Long-Text Input," submitted as book chapter in Behavioral Biometrics for Human Identification: Intelligent Applications, Edited by Liang Wang and Xin Geng.

Conference Proceedings and Publications

23rd International Biometric Conference, Montreal, Canada, July 2006
C.C. Tappert, M. Villani, M. Curtin, G. Ngo, J. Simone, H. St. Fort, and S. Cha, “Keystroke Biometric Recognition Studies on Long-Text Input over the Internet,” Proc. 23rd International Biometric Conf., Montréal, Canada, July 2006

International Workshop Science Comp/Comp Stat (IWSCCS 2006), Hong Kong, June 2006.
M. Curtin, C.C. Tappert, M. Villani, G. Ngo, J. Simone, H. St. Fort, and S. Cha, “Keystroke Biometric Recognition on Long-Text Input: A Feasibility Study,” Proc. Int. Workshop Sci Comp/Comp Stat (IWSCCS 2006), Hong Kong, June 2006.

CVPR 2006 Workshop on Biometrics, New York, NY, June 2006
M. Villani, C.C. Tappert, G. Ngo, J. Simone, H. St. Fort, and S. Cha, “Keystroke Biometric Recognition Studies on Long-Text Input under Ideal and Application-Oriented Conditions,” Proc. CVPR 2006 Workshop on Biometrics, New York, NY, June 2006.

Conference: 1996 ABA (American Banking Association) National Security, Audit and Risk Management Conference Session: Automating Your Risk Management Department, 1.5 hours, 75 attendees
Moderator: Jerry Ayers, Vice President, Risk Management, Wachovia Corporation

Conference: 1995 RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society) Annual Conference
Session: An Information Path for Risk Management, 1.5 hours, 300 attendees
Moderator: Phil Bauccio, Benefit and Risk Manager, Suffolk County, New York
Co speaker: Scott Lange, Corporate Risk Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Conference: 1995 Detroit Chapter RIMS Day
Session: Get Into the Fast Lane on the Information Superhighway, 1.5 hours, 60 attendees
Moderator: Richard Hackenburg, Willis Corroon Corporation
Co speaker: Scott Lange, Corporate Risk Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Farmingdale / Pace Internal Research Day Proceedings
Michael Wuench, Mingfei Bi, Evelin Urbaez, Shaji Mary Varghese, Michael Tevnan, Mary Villani, and Charles Tappert, “Keystroke Biometric Test-Taker Authentication System,”, Proc. CSIS Research Day, Pace University, NY May, 2009.
Elizabeth Wood, Julio Zelaya, Eric Saari, Kenneth King, Mike Gupta, Nicola Howard, Sadia Ismat, Mary Angela Kane, Mark Naumowicz, Daniel Varela, and Mary Villani, " Longitudinal Keystroke Biometric Studies on Long-Text Input , " Proc. CSIS Research Day, Pace University, NY May, 2008.
Tarjani Buch, Andreea Cotoranu, Eric Jeskey, Florin Tihon, and Mary Villani, “An Enhanced Keystroke Biometric System and Associated Studies ,” Proc. CSIS Research Day, Pace Univsersity, NY, May 2008.
Ruth Sapir, Mary Villani, “Internships: Real-Life Academic Experiences,” Proc. COCID Conference, SUNY Farmingdale, April 2008.
Mary Curtin , Charles Tappert, Mary Villani, Giang Ngo, Justin Simone, Huguens St. Fort, and Sung-Hyuk Cha, "Keystroke Biometric Recognition on Long-Text Input: A Feasibility Study," Proc. CSIS Research Day, Pace University, NY, May 2006.
Mary Villani, Charles Tappert, Giang Ngo, Justin Simone, Huguens St. Fort, and Sung-Hyuk Cha, "Keystroke Biometric Recognition Studies on Long-Text Input under Ideal and Application-Oriented Conditions, " Proc. CSIS Research Day, Pace University, NY, May 2006.
Farmingdale Science and Technology Conference, Fall 2008 presented paper: Keystroke Biometric Identification and Authentication on Long-Text Input.

University Lectures
Guest Speaker, SUNY Farmingdale, Women in Non-Traditional Careers, participated in a panel of women from non-traditional careers, October 2002.
Guest lecturer Dr.Tappert’s DCS860A Emerging Information Technologies I class, Fall ‘06, Spring ’06,Fall ’07 Fall 2008
Act as Customer/Project Manager to Dr. Tappert’s IT691 Capstone Project and CS691 Computer Science Projects classes where we continue to improve the Keystroke Biometric system.

Awards/Grants

Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence 2013

Courses

BCS 102 Introduction to Computers
BCS 101 Programming Concepts and Problem Solving (In Class and Online)
BCS 130 HTML
BCS 195 now BCS202 Advanced Microcomputer Applications
BCS 160 Computers, Society & Technology
BCS 262 Data Communications (Online)
BCS 300 Management Information Systems (In Class and Online)
BCS 301 Systems I (Systems Analysis) (In Class and Online)
BCS 302 Systems II (Systems Design)
BCS 405 IT Project Management
BCS 403W Senior Project
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