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Research Highlights
Antarctica Krill Observations

Back in 2002, Biology Professor Richard Viet was given a National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs grant, which is a four-year, $85,000 per year grant to research what the possible effects of large-scale krill harvesting would have on the environment. Now, after four-years and hours upon hours of meticulous data analysis, trying research, and numerous trips to Antarctica, the project is finally coming to a close. Click here to learn more about krill observations headed by Biology Professor Richard Veit.

Group photo of the CSI research team from the 2002 Antarctica trip.


The robotics lab allows students to build robots and program them with intelligence.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are only part of the curriculum that the Computer Science Department at the College of Staten Island offers. Students taking "Intro to Computer Science" are given the opportunity to program their own pre-built robots, then sit back, and watch the robots perform. Professor Susan Imberman has been with the College of Staten Island for over nine years and has helped make CSI's Robotics' collection what it is today. Click here for more about Professor Imberman's Intelligent Robotics Lab.

Non-linear Optics and Quantum Electronics

Dr. Alfred Levine's research included studying Non-linear Optics and Quantum Electronics in collaboration with AT&T Bell Laboratories and Sandi National Laboratories, and developing an “induced-grating autocorrelation technique” for measuring light pulses. Another one of Dr. Levine’s research projects, conducted in partnership with colleagues from the Netherlands, led to the discovery of a new method for removing noise from optical fibers; through the use of mirrors. Click here to learn more about Dr. Levine's Non-linear Optics and Quantum Electronics research.


Dr. Alfred Levine has been working at the College of Staten Island for 36 years.


Dr. Maria Knikou with one of her students at the College of Staten Island.

Spinal Reflexes and Sensorimotor Integration

Dr. Maria Knikou and her colleagues are studying sensorimotor control in people with spinal cord injuries with the hope of gaining insight into how motor control is regained following an injury to the nervous system. Dr. Knikou studies spinal reflexes and sensorimotor integration in humans without the use of invasive tools, such as scalpels or needles. Instead, she conducts her studies through non-invasive, well-established neurophysiological and electrophysiological techniques. Click here to learn more about Dr. Knikou's spinal cord research.

Staten Island Transportation System

Professor Jonathan Peters is a Professor of Finance at CSI, as well as a Research Fellow of the University Transportation Research Center at City College. He is an expert on the Staten Island transportation system and toll collection methods. Prof. Peters believes that the two biggest problems on Staten Island are an over dependence on cars, and the massive growth and development on Staten Island. In an attempt to help alleviate these problems, he is working with his colleagues on several projects. Click here to learn more about Professor Peters' transportation projects.

GIS map of population density on Staten Island, New York, by census tract.