Multimedia and network systems design and performance, including very large dataset visualization and analysis for knowledge discovery.
Computer science education for teachers, particularly in-service and pre-service training for broadening participation in computing.
Dr. Patricia Morreale is an assistant professor of Computer Science at Kean University. Her current research focuses on multimedia system design, including web and mobile systems, and computer science education. She is the creator of Street Corners, architecture for the correlation of real-time networked environmental sensors, and has a patent in the design of real-time database systems.
She holds a B.S. from Northwestern University, an M.S. from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, all in Computer Science. She co-authored The Telecommunications Handbook and The CRC Handbook of Modern Telecommunications, as well as REU-in-a-Box: Expanding the Pool of Computing Researchers.
Dr. Morreale’s research is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Google and the Computing Research Association (CRA). She is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and a member of Sigma Xi. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT). Prior to joining academia, she worked in industry on network management and performance. She has been a consultant on a number of government and industrial projects.