Sofya Poger, PhD

Dr. Poger has over thirty years of experience, including fifteen years of university level teaching. During her career she was involved in all aspects of system analysis, IT support, and research in Computer Science and Information Technology. She joined Felician University in 2009 and played a key role in establishing MS in Computer Science degree.  Dr. Poger is an adamant proponent of introducing students to the research projects within the university programs.

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Graph Theory.

Courses Taught at Felician University

CS 103 Introduction to Advanced Computer Applications

CS 120 Introduction to Computer Science

CS 201 Programming Logic and Design  

CS 290 Theoretical Foundation and Principles of Computer Science

CS 317 Computer Informatics, Privacy, and Security for Health Care Professionals

CS 350 Introduction to Operating Systems

CS 380 Data Structures and Algorithms

CS 420 Software Engineering   

CS 460 Senior Project Development Practicum

CS 470 Artificial Intelligence

CS 490 Independent Study

CS 598 Advanced Programming with Java

CS 600 Advanced Algorithm Design and Implementation

CS 620 Operating Systems Design

CS 630 Information Systems /Technology and Management of Data

CS 640 Parallel Programming

CS 660 Cloud Computing

CS 665 Advanced Artificial Intelligence

CS 690 Advanced Software Engineering

CS 695 Special Topics in Computer Science (Computer Vision)

CS 700 Master Thesis in Computer Science Part 1

CS 701 Master Thesis in Computer Science – Part 2

CS 720 Advanced Topics in Informatics

CSEC 425 Managing Information Security in Information Security

Publications/Research

“Mining Forums for Asynchronous Learning in Distance Education”,
Yu, S, Poger, S, LaCava ,Poster Session, CCSCNE 2011 - Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern conference, Western New England College, Springfield, MA, April 15-16
“Social Network as Online Learning Community”
Festa G. and Poger, S, Poster Session, Teaching Professor Conference, Cambridge MA. May 21-23, 2010
“Using Technology in Classrooms”
Yu, S, Poger, S, LaCava, Poster Session, Teaching Professor Conference, Cambridge MA. May 21-23, 2010
“A ∆-Wye-∆ Reduction for Planar Grid Graphs in Subquadratic Time”
Poger, S. and Sussmann, Y., Proceedings of The second Algorithms and Complexity in Durham Workshop, UK, September 2006.
“Student Perspectives on a Real World Project”
Poger, S., Bailie, F. , The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 11th Annual CCSCNE Conference pp. 69-75, April 21-22, 2006, Worcester, MA.
“A Web-Based System for Course and Program Assessment: Prototype to Product”
Poger, S., Bailie, F. , Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Proceeding of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, March 2006, Orlando, FL.
Yu, S., Poger, S. “Using a Temporal Weighted Data Model to Maximize Influence in Mobile Messaging Apps for Computer Science Education”, Poster Session, CCSCNE 2017 - Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern conference, Saint Rose College
Yu, S., Poger, S., LaCava, A. “Mining Forums for Asynchronous Learning in Distance Education”, Poster Session, CCSCNE 2011 - Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern conference, Western New England College, Springfield, MA, April 15-16.
Festa G. and Poger, S “Social Network as Online Learning Community”, Poster Session, Teaching Professor Conference, Cambridge MA. May 21-23, 2010.
Yu, S, Poger, S, LaCava, A. “Using Technology in Classrooms”, Poster Session, Teaching Professor Conference, Cambridge MA. May 21-23, 2010.
Poger, S. and Sussmann, Y. “A ∆-Wye-∆ Reduction for Planar Grid Graphs in Subquadratic Time”, Proceedings of The Second Algorithms and Complexity in Durham Workshop, UK, September 2006.
Poger, S., Bailie, F. “Student Perspectives on a Real-World Project” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 11th Annual CCSCNE Conference pp. 69-75, April 21-22, 2006, Worcester, MA.
Poger, S., Bailie, F. “A Web-Based System for Course and Program Assessment: Prototype to Product” Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Proceeding of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Co
Robila, S., Kumar, A., Trajkovski, G., Popyack, J. Poger., S. (panel) “Undergraduate Research – Students’ Rewards and Challenges”, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 21(2), December 2005, pp.166-171.
Poger, S., Schiaffino, R., Ricardo C. “A Software Development Project: A Student-written Assessment System”, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 20(5), May 2005, pp. 229-238.
Poger, S., Kamari, A., Chuah, Y., Ricardo, C. “Development of a Web-Based System for Course and Program Assessment”, Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Conferenc
Angelopoulou, E. and Poger, S. “Specular Highlights of Plastic Surfaces and the Fresnel Coefficient.” Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Imaging, Displays, and Detectors (SPIE) 2004.
Angelopoulou, E. and Poger, S. “The Color of Specular Highlights”, Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VIII, January 2003, Santa Clara, Ca pp.298-309.
Poger S. and Angelopoulou, E. “Selecting Components for Building Multispectral Sensors”, Technical Sketches Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Kauai, Hawaii, December 2001.
Poger S. and Angelopoulou, E. “Multispectral Sensors in Computer Vision”, Stevens Institute of Technology Technical Report, Report CS-2001-3, 2001.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 202
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6000 x6249
Contact Email:

Education

PhD in Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
MA in Computer Science, Montclair State University
BSEE, Moscow Institute of Technology

Positions Held

Felician University, Associate Professor (2009-Present)
Montclair State University, Director, College of Education and Human Services Technology Group (2006-2009)
Iona College, Assistant Professor (2002-2006)
Stevens Institute of Technology (2001-2002) Post-Doctoral Researcher
Prior experience includes various positions in the field of computer science in several financial services and engineering organizations.