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CCI Faculty Weigh in on Pope Francis’ Visit to Philadelphia

August 17, 2015

Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) faculty were recently quoted in several news outlets on issues surrounding the upcoming visit by Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September:

  • Jennifer Booker, PhD was quoted in a July 24 Philadelphia Inquirer story about problems with SEPTA’s website during the sale of special transit passes.
  • Scott White, PhD spoke with NBC10 on Aug. 6 and on Aug. 14 about the City of Philadelphia’s plans to shut down major roadways.
  • White was quoted in an Aug. 9 Philadelphia Inquirer story on excessive security measures being taken by the City of Philadelphia and law enforcement.
  • White was also interviewed on WURD-Radio (900-AM) on Aug. 11 about security measures the city is taking during the Pope’s visit.
  • White was interviewed in WDEL-Radio (Wilmington, Del.) in an Aug. 12 report about papal security measures.
  • Ko Nishino, PhD was quoted in an Aug. 11 Philly Voice story on the technological challenges in estimating the crowd sizes and his research in computer vision detection of unusual events in crowds.
  • White was interviewed by FOX 29 on Aug. 22 on updates to the papal visit security plans.