Charles Rubenstein - Professor
Information & Library Science
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14/FA-MATH-150-02 Algebra & Trigonometry
14/SP-MSCI-110-07 Intro to Physics/Chemistry
14/SP-MSCI-300-01 Calculus I
14/SP-MSCI-321-02 Intro. to Electronics
14/FA-MSCI-321-01 Intro. to Electronics
14/FA-MSCI-321-02 Intro. to Electronics
B.S., Engineering Science
Charles P. Rubenstein is a tenured Professor in the graduate School of Information and Library Science (Pratt-SILS) at Pratt Institute and a visiting professor of engineering at the Institute for Research and Technology Transfer, Farmingdale State College (SUNY). He has an M.S. and Ph.D. in bioengineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York and an M.S. Information and Library Science from Pratt. Professor Rubenstein has been elected to the IEEE Board of Directors serving as Director Elect in 2008-2009 and then as Director 2010-2011.
Charles P. Rubenstein is a tenured Professor in the graduate School of Information and Library Science (Pratt-SILS) at Pratt Institute in New York and a visiting professor of engineering at the Institute for Research and Technology Transfer (IRTT) of the Farmingdale State College (SUNY).
He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in bioengineering (with minors in EE/Systems Analysis) from the Polytechnic Institute of New York (1971, 1980) as well as an M.S. in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute (1993).
Dr. Rubenstein was a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty of Pratt Institute’s School of Engineering (1980-1993) and was granted tenure in 1991 and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1996. From 1996-2001 he filled the Pratt-SILS associate dean level position of Academic Coordinator and Director of Technology Resources.
Engineering Profession Service and Recognition:
Professor Rubenstein has been elected to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors representing the Northeastern United States (Region 1) serving as Director Elect in 2008-2009 and then as Director 2010-2011. He also serves as a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors (2003, 2008), the IEEE Technical Activities Board (2003, 2008) and has been a member of the IEEE Publications Activities Board (2000-2002).
Elected an Honorary Member of the IEEE Engineering Management Society (EMS) in 2007 for his service to the EMS Board of Governors since 1988, he was elected Vice-president of Member Relations (2000-2005) and Vice-president of Conferences (2005-2007). He is the 2008 Vice President Conferences of the IEEE Technology Management Council.
Professor Rubenstein has been honored with several major awards from the IEEE including two Region 1 Awards (1984, 2005); was elected Honorary Member – IEEE Engineering Management Society for outstanding and sustained leadership and service to the Board of Governors (2007); the 2004 IEEE-USA Robert S. Walleigh Award For sustained leadership and inspiration in professional activities within the IEEE Divisions and Regions (2005); the 2003 IEEE Long Island Section Alex Gruenwald Award for professional activities on Long Island and beyond (2004); the 2000 IEEE-USA Citation of Honor Award Â“For outstanding leadership of, dedication to, and contributions to IEEE-USA Professional Development programs (2001); an IEEE Millennium Medal for his work in the IEEE Engineering Management Society and the IEEE New York Section (2000); the 1985 IEEE Regional Activities Board Innovation Award for outstanding leadership and example in integrating student activities with all facets of IEEE activities and for outstanding leadership in the Student-Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) program (1986) and the IEEE Centennial Outstanding Young Engineer Award by the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society (1984).
In 1998 he was selected to be one of the first IEEE Computer Society Chapter Tutorial Program (CTP) presenters (1998-2000 term). From 1986-1993 Rubenstein served as an IEEE representative to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a Program Evaluator for several undergraduate electrical and bio-engineering technology programs.
He is Chair (2007, 2007-2008) of the New England Network Â– Northeastern United States of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He also serves as a member of the IET Regional Representatives Committee (2007, 2008) and was Chair of the 2007 IET North American Networks Forum (2006-2007).
Library and Information Profession Organizations Service:
Since 1993 Rubenstein has been an External Review Panel member of the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation, making two accreditation visits and has served as a member of ALA Committee on Education committees and taskforces. He was Chair (1996-2002, 2005-2007) of the ALISE Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award Jury for the Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) and member of the ALISE Membership Committee 2003-2005. He was elected to the Archons of Colophon in 1996 and was a member of the Board and 1998 Membership Chair of the New York Library Club (1996-2000).
During the 1992-1996 Pratt-ESI contract with the United States Information Agency (USIA) he contributed as an exchange faculty member visiting Ecole Des Sciences De L’Information (ESI; Morocco’s only library school) in Rabat three times to assist the School with Internet and Computer laboratory issues. He was also instrumental in creating the capstone Global Village Conference held partly in Rabat, Morocco and New York City in June of 1997. In May 2000 he was invited by ESI Director Benjelloun to present a week-long series of courses and presentations on Online Database Searching and Techniques under a US Embassy in Rabat Travel Grant.
He has been a member of the Long Island Library Resource Council LILRC Â“Libraries of the FutureÂ” annual conference committee and served as Conference Chair of the 2003, 2004, and 2005 conferences.