Valerie J. H. Powell, RT(R), PhD

Department of Computer & Information Systems

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

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

- E-mail: <>. Fax at Moon: 412-397-6469

Research and scholarship

VLabNet Project - Introduction

Project on Clinical Data Integration (CDI).

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

RMU Help Desk

Course Links: (These are links to prior terms and do not apply to any present or scheduled RMU courses.)

         INFS3141 Advanced M Programming 2013

         INFS3230 Networks/Data Communications 2015

         INFS3440 Health Care Informatics 2014

         INFS3450 Discrete Math for IS 2015 (Quantitative Analysis for IS Professionals)

         INFS6230 Networks/Data Communications 2014

         INFS6760 Information Technology Security and Assurance 2015

Topical Links and Information:

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
For current activity, link to 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 information (positions, suggested texts, FAQs, on-line resources)

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:

 Die Hackenfratzer-Seite

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

The Bit Budget Concept (used in INFS3230, INFS3450, INFS6210, INFS6230, INFS6760) Comments about the "symbol budget" problem implicit in the genetic code.

Health Care Informatics Concepts

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

& ROBCAT on-line RMU library catalog:


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