Samuel A. Malachowsky

Senior Lecturer, Department of Software Engineering
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Samuel Malachowsky

Hello, and welcome to Samuel Malachowsky's academic profile. As a career-long Project Manager, I'm passionate about process and project management and how they can provide practical and real R.O.I. in today's software development environments.

Project Team Leadership and Communication Book by Samuel Malachowsky

I'm excited to announce the publication of my textbook, Project Team Leadership and Communication! It's designed for students and business professionals who are entering into their first project leadership role. Chapters cover the basics of leadership, team dynamics, project fundamentals/management, project communication, some common pitfalls to avoid, and a practical discussion of up-and-coming Agile methods.

You can check out the details on the information page on the publisher's website. Using Amazon's "look inside" feature, you can preview a fair amout of the book - check it out.

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Most Recent Article


Three Things You Should Know About Software Engineers External Link

Here are three things that you should know about the way Software Engineers approach the world around them.

Most Recent Publication


Providing an Experiential Cybersecurity Learning_Experience Through_Mobile Security Labs.pdf PDF Link

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The reality of today’s computing landscape already suffers from a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, and this gap only expected to grow. We need to generate interest in this STEM topic early in our student’s careers and provide teachers the resources they need to succeed in addressing this gap. To address this shortfall we present Practical LAbs in Security for Mobile Applications (PLASMA), a public set of educational security labs to enable instruction in creation of secure Android apps. These labs include example vulnerable applications, information about each vulnerability, steps for how to repair the vulnerabilities, and information about how to confirm that the vulnerability has been properly repaired. Our goal is for instructors to use these activities in their mobile, security, and general computing courses ranging from secondary school to university settings. Another goal of this project is to foster interest in security and computing through demonstrating its importance. Initial feedback demonstrates the labs’ positive effects in enhancing student interest in cybersecurity and acclaim from instructors. All project activities may be found on the project website: (Anthony Peruma, Samuel A. Malachowsky, and Daniel E. Krutz; Conference Paper, 2018-08-15)

Most Recent Outreach


How to Assess Various Types of Engineering Degrees External Link

Because of the fast pace of technological progress, there is an ever-increasing variety of engineering degrees to choose from. Prospective engineering students should consider which degree will lead to their dream job, experts say. (Ilana Kowarski, US News and World Report, 2019-2-25)

Featured Course

SWEN 101

SWEN 101 – Software Engineering Freshman Seminar External Link

Provides first-year students with the skills necessary to succeed at RIT and in the software engineering program. Small group sessions are used to help new students make friends, create a stronger bond with RIT and their program and become acquainted with the campus and its facilities. In addition, students are introduced to the profession of software engineering and to ethical issues they will face at RIT and throughout their careers. (Prerequisites: None; Offered: Typically Fall Semester )
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