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Michael J. Coakley,

Adjunct Professor of Computer & Information Science


Professional Profile

Accomplished Computer Science professional with over twenty-five years of hands-on experience in areas such as Software Development, Database Administration, Network Engineering and Technical Writing

Extensive background in applying technical solutions in diverse industries such as banking, publishing, e-commerce, insurance, consulting, government and education

Well rounded executive management career with strong planning, leadership, problem-solving and project management skills.

Highly effective communicator with excellent planning, organizational and facilitation skills possessing the ability to establish goals, plan direction and achieve results

Career & Accomplishments


  • Doctorate, Applied Computing, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

  • MS, Information Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

  • BA, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Academic / Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Associate Faculty, Columbia University, New York, NY,

  • Adjunct Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA,

  • Adjunct Professor, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY and New York, NY,

  • Adjunct Professor, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY,

  • Adjunct Professor, Saint Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY,

  • Adjunct Professor, Dominican College, Blauvelt, NY,


Keystroke Biometric Studies with Short Numeric Input on Smartphones, Michael J. Coakley, John V. Monaco, Charles C. Tappert. Proceedings of the 8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (BTAS 2016), September 2016

Passcode Keystroke Biometric Performance on Smartphone Touchscreens is Superior to that on Hardware Keyboards, Lohit Jain, John V. Monaco, Michael J. Coakley, Charles C. Tappert. International Journal of Research in Computer Applications & Information Technology Volume 2, Issue 4, July-August, 2014, pp. 29-33

Text Input Biometric System Design for Handheld Devices, Naif Alotaibi, Emmanuel P. Bruno, Michael J. Coakley, Alexander Gazarov, John W. Monaco, Stephen Winard, Filip Witkowski, Alecia Copeland, Peter Nebauer, Christopher Keene, Joshua Williams. Proceedings of The Michael L. Gargano 12th Annual Research Day, May 2014