Fall Semester 2014

Robert Morris University for official University web pages - please consult these pages for all official RMU information.

This page contains information and links for students of Valerie J. H. Powell, R.T.(R), Ph.D., University Professor, Computer & Information Systems; Office:

- E-mail for all coursework in INFS3230-A, INFS3450-B, INFS6230-A: <powell@rmu.edu>; please always include course designation first in subject; in-line text only (no attachments). Fax at Moon: 412-397-6469

For those using RMU e-mail: Check your RMU e-mail return address: your return userid should be like xyzstn, where xyz represents your initials in the RMU network and n represents a 1- or 2-digit number, and the entire return address should be like xyzstn@mail.rmu.edu.

Research and scholarship RMU Page: https://www.rmu.edu/web/cms/Pages/faculty-profile.aspx?iattr=100582

VLabNet Project - Introduction

Project on articulating dental and medical care and data for patients, in cooperation with the Center for Dental Informatics, University of Pittsburgh. See: http://www.infroref.org/MedDentDataArtic.htm and CDIMain

Multinomial Analysis in Education Project (Jay and Valerie Powell) Home Page

z Schedule Fall 2014:





First Meeting

Final Exam


Networks/Data/Computer Communications


Thursdays (2nd 8 wks),
6:00 pm 10:00 pm

Thursday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 pm


Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:00 am



Quantitative Analysis for Information Systems Professionals
INFS3450 General Page


Tuesdays/Thursdays, 3:15 pm 4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 3:15 pm

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:30 pm


Networks and Data Comp/Comm

Networking Entry Point

VlabNetInfoSec Entry Point


Tuesdays (1st 8 wks), 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
(18.00 -22.00)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

RMU Help Desk

Topical Links and Information:

Why TCP/IP is on the way out: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2459286/why-tcp/why-tcp/ip-is-on-the-way-out.html (2014)

Cloud Health Record Bank Technology for Protected Healthcare Information (PHI): http://www.triaddataspace.com/TriadSolutionsA.shtm (2014)

Web sites with computer and internet terminology/concepts/acronyms:

Please inform yourself regarding information technology issues.

Computer virus and related security topics and Encryption and Security

Discrete analysis topics and links, including links to web-based introductions to graph theory

Discrete Math Tool Requirements Document

Software Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics

SQL Standards (ANSI X3.135-1992 "Database Language SQL" and ISO/IEC 9075:1992, "Information Technology - Database Languages - SQL"). See JCC Consulting, Inc., SQL standards page: to http://www.jcc.com/SQLPages/jccs_sql.htm
For current activity, link to http://www.ncits.org and check projects for Technical Committee H2.

Ethics in Information Technology


Negation and Exclusion in SQL and other Database Technologies - topics, queries, conditions, semantics, syntax

M Technology Pages

Number and Meaning Resources

ABET Accreditation see ABET Evaluation Criteria and link to 2003-2004 CAC Criteria. To identify IS-accredited institutions see ABET Accreditation, search by discipline Information Systems.

2wire information on DSL connections: http://www.2wire.com

Die Hackenfratzer-Seite

ISO 8601 and related Resources - ISO date/time standards, calendars, Y2K retrospective

The Bit Budget Concept (used in INFS2210, INFS3230, INFS3450, INFS6210, INFS6230) Comments about the "symbol budget" problem implicit in the genetic code.

Health Care Informatics Concepts

Misc.: GL

Thanks to the following RMU students for recommendations on web site links and information: Joanne Tudor, Bob Olesnevich, Ian Parker, Julie Wolf, Susan Lewis, Bryce Budd, Tom Conlon, Dan Sullivan, Susan Andreone, Morris Mattes, Jad Mahsoob, Richard Martz.

Office Hours (through week before finals in December 2013):

& ROBCAT on-line RMU library catalog: http://robcat.rmu.edu/

In order to be ready for interviews through RMU Career Center, make sure you have completed all requirements for participation in the CAP (Career Accelerator Program) sessions. After completing CAP attendance, you can register for the On-Campus Recruiting. ( Contact Sheila Broman (Coordinator) at the Career Center, 412-397-2482, for assistance or information. Career Center e-mail address: careers@rmu.edu
See new RMU Career Center web page (link through

( Phone number for RMU Academic Internship Program (Sheila Broman): 412-397-2482 (Moon). Career Center offices are located in Patrick Henry on the Moon Campus (Lower Level near the Plaza Entrance to the Student Center). Hours for both locations: Mondays/Tuesdays*/Wednesdays*/Thursdays/Fridays, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - *late hours - Moon Campus open until 7:00 pm on Wednesdays.

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