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SE 6987

SE 6987  Advanced Software Engineering Project (3 semester hours)
This course is intended to provide experience in a group project that requires advanced technical solutions, such as distributed multi-tier architectures, component-based technologies, automated software engineering, etc., for developing applications, such as web-based systems, knowledge-based systems, real-time systems, etc. The students will develop and maintain requirements, architecture and detailed design, implementation, and testing and their traceability relationships. Best practices in software engineering will be applied.

Dr. Latifur Khan

Dr. Latifur Khan

Research interests: Data mining, multimedia information management, semantic web and database systems.

Dr. Khan is currently a full Professor (tenured) in the Computer Science department at the University of Texas at Dallas where he has been teaching and conducting research since September 2000. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in August of 2000, and December of 1996 respectively. He has received prestigious awards including the IEEE Technical Achievement Award for Intelligence and Security Informatics. Dr. Khan’s research areas cover data mining, multimedia information management, semantic web and database systems with the primary focus on first three research disciplines. He has served as a committee member in numerous prestigious conferences, symposiums and workshops. Dr. Khan has published over 170 papers in 40 journals, in peer reviewed conference proceedings, and in three books. He has two patents pending. Dr. Khan is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of IEEE. He has chaired several conferences and serves (or has served) as associate editor on multiple editorial boards. Prior to coming to the USA in 1995 for his graduate education, Dr. Khan obtained his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in November of 1993 with First class Honors (2nd position). He was a recipient of Chancellor Awards from the President of Bangladesh. Dr. Khan is the co-founder of Knowledge and Security Analytics, a spin-off company from the University of Texas at Dallas developing products in data mining for social networks and data mining for malware detection.

E-mail: [open_window title=”lkhan@utdallas.edu” href=”mailto:lkhan@utdallas.edu”]

Phone: 972-

Office: ECSS

Webpage:[open_window title=”http://www.utdallas.edu/~lkhan/” href=”http://www.utdallas.edu/~lkhan/”]

Dr. Alvaro Cardenas

Dr. Alvaro Cardenas

Research interests: computer security, cyber-physical systems, network intrusion detection, and wireless networks.

Dr. Alvaro A. Cárdenas is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is a member of the [open_window title=”Cyber Security Research and Education Institute” href=”http://csi.utdallas.edu/”]. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.S. from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.Before joining UT Dallas he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and a research staff at Fujitsu Laboratories of America in Sunnyvale California. He has also been an invited visiting professor at the University of Cagliari in Italy, an intern at INRIA-LORIA in France, and a SCADA intern working on ladder logic to replace legacy relay boxes at Occidental Petroleum Corporation in Caño Limón, Cobeñas, Colombia.Dr. Cardenas has contributed to multiple NIST recommendation documents, has an RFC wireless standard from the IETF, and holds several patents. He has also received numerous awards for his research, including a best paper award from the U.S. Army Research Office, and a Graduate School Fellowship from the University of Maryland.

E-mail: [open_window title=”alvaro.cardenas@utdallas.edu” href=”mailto:alvaro.cardenas@utdallas.edu”]

Phone: 972-883-4537

Office: ECSS

Webpage:[open_window title=”http://www.utdallas.edu/~alvaro.cardenas/” href=”http://www.utdallas.edu/~alvaro.cardenas/”]

Dr. Rym Z. Wenkstern

Research interests: Software architecture and design, self adaptive software systems, multi-agent systems.

Dr. Rym Z. Wenkstern is an associate professor at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. She holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the Doctorat de Spécialité in Computer Science from the University of Tunis, Tunisia. Wenkstern is the director of the Multi Agent and Visualization Systems lab. Her research projects are sponsored by several organizations including the National Science Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories, Rockwell Collins and the Department of Education. Wenkstern has served on several international conference organizing committees and numerous program committees. She worked as a consultant for U.S. and European organizations. She is the CEO of ZW Corp, a startup specializing in the development of web-based multi-agent systems and the director of the Executive Masters of Science in Software Engineering program at UT Dallas. She is the recipient of the school’s Teaching Excellence Award.

E-mail: rymw@utdallas.edu

Phone: 972-883-2091

Office: ECSS 4.228

Webpage

Dr. Eric Wong

Dr. Eric Wong

Research interests: Software Testing and Applications, Debugging and Maintenance,Metrics and Risk Analysis, Software Safety and Reliability.

Dr. W Eric Wong received his PhD in computer science from Purdue University. He is a professor and the director of International Outreach in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he was with Telcordia Technologies, formerly Bell Communications Research Inc., or Bellcore, as a senior research scientist and the project manager in charge of Dependable Telecom Software Development. Wong’s research focus is on the technology to help practitioners improve the quality of software while reducing the cost of development. In particular, he is working on software testing, debugging, risk analysis, safety and reliability. Since 2002, he has received more than $3 million dollars in research funding from such organizations as National Science Foundation, NASA, Avaya, IBM, Texas Instruments, Raytheon Co., Lockheed Martin, HP and Hyundai Motor Co. He has published more than 130 papers. Wong is a recipient of the Quality Assurance Special Achievement Award from Johnson Space Center, NASA (1997). He is the vice president of the IEEE Reliability Society and the secretary of ACM SIGAPP.

E-mail: [open_window title=”ewong@utdallas.edu” href=”mailto:ewong@utdallas.edu”]

Phone: 972-883-6619

Office: ECSS 3.903

Webpage: [open_window title=”http://www.utdallas.edu/~ewong” href=”http://www.utdallas.edu/~ewong”]

Dr. Mark C. Paulk

Dr. Mark C. Paulk

Research interests: Software process improvement, best practices, process frameworks, high maturity practices, empirical software engineering, statistical process control, agile methods.

Dr. Paulk received his BS in mathematics and computer science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, his MS in computer science from Vanderbilt, and his PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He led the team that wrote The Capability Maturity Model: Guidelines for Improving the Software Process, is a co-author of The eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers, and a contributor to a variety of ISO and IEEE standards, including ISO/IEC 12207 and ISO/IEC 15504. IEEE Software selected “Extreme Programming from a CMM Perspective” (Nov 2001) as one of its 25-anniversary top picks and “Capability Maturity Model, Version 1.1” (July 1993) was identified as one of IEEE Software’s most cited articles. Dr. Paulk received a Carnegie Mellon Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Satisfying Customers and an SEI Customer Satisfaction Award for his work in developing the Capability Maturity Model for Software. He received a Burroughs Achievement Award for Excellence for work in supporting Strategic Defense Initiative experiments. Dr. Paulk is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer, and a Certified ScrumMaster.

E-mail: [open_window title=”Mark.Paulk@utdallas.edu” href=”mailto:Mark.Paulk@utdallas.edu”]

Phone: 972-883-4839

Office: ECSS 3.610

Web page: [open_window title=”http://mark.paulk123.com” href=”http://mark.paulk123.com/”]

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham

Research interests: Information Security ,Information Management,Data Management, Data Mining and Data security.

Dr.Thuraisingham is executive director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Center and a Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor at UT Dallas. Her research interests are in data security and data mining for counterterrorism. She began working in data security at Honeywell Inc. in the 1980s, and later at the MITRE Corp., a nonprofit company that works closely with the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service. After 9/11, Thuraisingham joined the National Science Foundation for three years and started research programs in data security and participated in data mining initiatives for counterterrorism. She has authored 12 books and more than 100 journal articles, more than 200 conference papers and has three patents to her credit. Thuraisingham is a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the British Computer Society (BCS).

E-mail: [open_window title=”bhavani.thuraisingham@utdallas.edu” href=”mailto:bhavani.thuraisingham@utdallas.edu”]

Phone: 972-883-4738

Office: ECSS 3.708

Webpage: [open_window title=”http://www.utdallas.edu/~bxt043000/” href=”http://www.utdallas.edu/~bxt043000/”]

Dr. Janell Straach

Dr. Janell Straach

Research interests: Software Evolution, Service Oriented Architecture, Software Project Management.

Dr. Janell Straach has a diverse background including academic and industry experience. She holds a BS from Angelo State University, an MCS from Texas A&M University, an MBA from University of Dallas, and a MS and PhD from University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to her current assignment as a senior lecturer with UT Dallas, she worked in industry for IBM. At IBM, she worked with business, government, and higher education clients on techniques for aligning business and IT using component architecture to re-engineer existing software applications to enhance new software development projects. Janell also worked with clients on creating strategies for software integration emphasizing Open products and standards. She was a subject matter expert for creation of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) certification exams at IBM. Straach has taught at the college, university and corporate level.

E-mail: [open_window title=”jstraach@utdallas.edu” href=”mailto:jstraach@utdallas.edu”]

Phone: 972-883-4688

Office: ECSS 3.603