Teaching Interest and Experience
I have taught courses such as Software Engineering, Information Technology Project Management, Python Programming, and Computer Security at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Research Interest
My research interest lies in the areas of Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Human Factors, and Software Security. Please view my Publications page for a full list of peer-reviewed conference and journal articles that I have authored.
Awards and Honors
06/2022   Best Presenter Award, at the IEEE IEMTRONICS 2022 conference, for the paper titled, “Identifying Functional and Non-functional Software Requirements From User App Reviews
06/2022   Best Paper Award, at the IEEE IEMTRONICS 2022 conference, for the paper titled, “Studying-Alive: A Holistic Wellness Application for College Students
04/2021   Best Paper Award, Information Theory track at the IEEE IEMTRONICS 2021 conference, for the paper titled, “Mitigating Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities: A Study on Tomcat and Android Security Updates”
04/2021   Best Paper Award, Mobile Communications track at the IEEE IEMTRONICS 2021 conference, for the paper titled, “Understanding the Information Disseminated Using Twitter During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
03/2017   Exemplary CS Educational Research Paper Award, for the paper titled, "Incorporating Human Error Education into Software Engineering Courses via Error-based Inspections" at SIGCSE 2017.
03/2017   Conference Travel Award, given by the NDSU Computer Science Department to support participation in the SIGCSE 2017 conference.
07/2016   CSM Graduate Student Travel Grant, given by NDSU's College of Science & Mathematics to support participation in the SEKE 2016 conference.
Master's Students Advised (MS Project/Thesis)
Shada Khanneh (08/22)   SecREP : A Framework for Automating the Extraction and Prioritization of Security Requirements Using Machine Learning and NLP Techniques
Dev Dave (05/22)   Identifying Functional and Non-functional Software Requirements from User App Reviews and Requirements Artifacts
Natasia Fernandez (05/22)   Studying Alive : An Application for the Wellness of College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nnamdi Chuka-Maduji (05/21)   On-Focus: A Web-Based Platform for Planning, Organizing, and Managing Focus Groups
Daniel Otuo-Acheampong (05/21)   A Web Application to Disseminate Repatriation and Travel Information About African Countries
Jorge Torres (12/2020)   MCST : An App for Patron Awareness of COVID-19 Safety Measures Instituted by Small Businesses
Christopher Duran (12/2020)   Small business owner app to showcase COVID prevention policies and reopening guidelines
Fatih Seker (12/2020)   Cybersecurity Tool Central: An Information Repository of Security Tools
Francis Aurori (05/2020)   DFL-Opt: A Daily Fantasy Lineup Optimizer [PDF]

Journal/Magazine Reviewer
April 2020   Engineering Reports, Wiley Open Access
Mar 2020   Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal (JESTECH)
Nov 2019   IEEE Access
Nov 2019   Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS)
Conference Program Committees
Manuscript Reviewer   #SIGCSE 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education

# KEOD 2020, 2021
Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development

# SEKE 2018, 2019
International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering

ITiCSE 2017, 2018
Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Workshop Program Committees

# WAHESE 2015
First Workshop on Applications of Human Error to Improve Software Engineering. Held during the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'15), in Florence, Italy.
Session Chair   # SEKE 2016
The 28th International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering, Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, California, USA, July 2016.
Selected Collaborators
- Gursimran Singh Walia, North Dakota State University
- Jeffrey C. Carver, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
- Gary L. Bradshaw, Mississippi State University
- Aparna S. Varde, Montclair State University
- Kazi Zakia Sultana, Montclair State University
- Wenhua Hu, Kennesaw State University
- Maninder Singh, North Dakota State University
- Tushar Agrawal, North Dakota State University


"In a humble state, you learn better. I can't find anything else very exciting about humility, but at least there's that." ~ John Dooner

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