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Dean's Update - March 2012


The WebBSIT has been has been ranked as one of the top twenty “best buys” in the country by the education web site, a consumer group that rates, ranks, and verifies the cost and credibility of online colleges and online universities.  The program, which is a fully online undergraduate program in Information Technology, offered jointly by six institutions within the University System of Georgia, was sixteenth in the nation, out of 88 schools.  It is yet another external recognition of the value of the degree programs we offer in Computing and Software Engineering, and I wanted to congratulate all involved in the program, but in particular Andy Wang and Susan Vande Ven, both from the Department of Information Technology, both of whom have significant leadership roles in this program.


On March 8, SPSU signed a Partners in Education agreement with the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA).  MCAA ( is magnet school for 3rd to 5th graders with a strong focus on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing.  MCAA has partnered in particular with our gaming faculty and students through the games-for-learning program, in which we work together to develop educational games aimed at 3rd to 5th graders.  The Partners in Education program is a collective effort between the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, the Cobb County Public School system and the Marietta City Public School system to help build closer relationships between the public schools and other organizations within Cobb.  The signing took place during a ceremony to celebrate the fact that MCAA had been named the first STEM certified school in Georgia by the Georgia Department of Education.


Despite the increasing teaching load that increased enrollments bring, faculty members in the School of Computing and Software Engineering continue to be very active in the area of research as well.  The following is a partial list of publications produced by members of CSE over the last few months.  Let me add that I regularly receive reports from other institutions with significantly larger number of faculty, and with significantly larger budgets for research.  The research output of the CSE faculty compares favorably with that of the faculty at those larger institutions.  Congratulations are due to all.


Lo, D. and K. Qian, "Fundamentals of Computer Systems." 2012 Linus Publications, Inc., ISBN-10: 1-60797-254-9, ISBN-13: 978-1-60797-254-9

Book Chapters:

Hu, W., N. Kaabouch, L. Chen, and M. Yang, “M-320: Incremental Location Matching for Human Travel Route Anomaly Detection.” in Handbook of Research on Mobile Services, IGI Global, Editor: In Lee, 2012.

Journal Publications:

Bradford, D. and C. Hung, “Swarm Intelligence,” NAIS Journal Vol. 6, 2011,
Japan (Nippon) Association for Information Systems, Mar 2011, pp. 3 - 10.

L. Chen, L.,  W. Hu, M. Yang, and L. Zhang, "Security and Privacy Issues in Secure E-Mail Standards and Service.", Security and Privacy Assurance in Advancing Technologies: New Developments, Nov 2011, pp. 174-185.

Halstead-Nussloch, R. and Z. Szafran, “Ten Commandments of eCitizenship in the 21st Century Polytechnic University.” International Journal of Polytechnic Studies Vol. 1(1), Fall 2011, retrievable from

Liu, H., Y. Lan, Q. Wang, R. Jin, E. Song, and C. Hung, “A Fast Weighted K-View-Voting Algorithm for Image Texture Classification.” Optical Engineering, Vol 51(2), Feb 2012. DOI:10.1117/1.OE.51.2.027004

Liu, H., Y. Lan, X Xu, E. Song, and C. Hung, “Fissures Segmentation Using Surface Features: Content-based Retrieval for Mammographic Mass Using Ensemble Classifier.” Academic Radiology, Vol 18(12), Dec 2011, pp. 1475-1484.

Ma, G., E. Song, C. Hung, L. Su, D. Huang, “Multiple Costs Based Decision Making with Back-Propagation Neural Networks.” Decision Support Systems, Vol. 52 (3), Feb 2012, pp. 657-663

Murphy, R. and P. Bobbie “Embedded Software Control of a Hybrid Vehicle’s ECU/FCM System.” Journal of Computer Technology and Application, Vol. 3(1), Jan 2012, pp. 9-15.

Tai, Y., D. D, Lo, and K., "Accelerating Matrix Operations with Improved Deeply-Pipelined Vector Reduction." IEEE transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 3(2), 2011. pp. 202 - 210.

Tsui, F., E. Jung and S. Duggins “Software Composition of Different Security Level Components.” Journal of Computer Technology and Application (JCTA), Vol. 2(12), 2011.

Refereed Conference Publications:

Bobbie, P., S. Duggins, and V. Dasigi “Teaching Software Engineering and Computer Science Online Using Recent Instructional Technology.” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conf, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2011.

Choi, S., H. Eom and E. Jung ''Simulation-Based Performance Evaluation of Predictive-Hashing Based Multicast Authentication Protocol,'' International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Applications (ICTA), Orlando, FL,Dec 2011. 

Halstead-Nussloch, R. and O. Karam,  “Funding Computing Instruction from Water: Combining Sweat Equity with Open Source and Other Free Tools.” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Dec 2011, Vol 27(2), 224-227.

Jung, E. C. Hung, and G. Ma, “Privacy-Friendly Decomposability and Composability for the Design of Secure Systems.” ACM Research in Applied Computation Symposium (ACM RACS 2011), Miami, FL, Nov 2011.

Jung, E., C. Hung, G. Ma and S. Choi, "A Unified Design Method Utilizing Decomposability and Composability for Secure Systems." ACM Research in Applied Computation Symposium (ACM RACS), Miami, FL, Nov 2011.

Jung, E., C. Hung, G. Ma and S. Choi, "The Investigation of the Structural Properties of Machines for the Design of Secure and Trustworthy Systems." ACM Research in Applied Computation Symposium (ACM RACS), Miami, FL, Nov 2011.

Kemp, D., J. Preston, S. Page, R. Harper, B. Dillard, B., and J. Flynn. “Technology and Teaching: A Conversation Among Faculty Regarding the Pros and Cons of Technology.”  American Association of Teaching and Curriculum Conference, Denver, CO, Oct, 2011

Lo, D., K. Qian, and L. Hong, "The Use of Low Cost Portable Microcontrollers in Teaching Undergraduate Computer Architecture and Organization." Proc IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, Ewing, NJ, March, 2012.

Preston, J., W. Barham, and J. Werner, “Using Digital Games to Improving Access and Learning.” Proc Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA, February 2012.

Preston, J. and J. Chastine,  “Case Study: Developing High-Impact, Information-Rich Media for Higher Education.” Proc Online Lifeline Conference 2012, Valdosta, GA, Feb 2012.

Qian, K., X. Hu and L. Hong, “Experience on Teaching Multiple CS Courses with Portable Embedded System Labware in a Box”, ICEIT WCECS 2011 conference, Berkeley,  CA, Oct 2011
Qian, K., D. Lo, M. Guo, P. Bhattacharya, and L. Yang, "Mobile Security Labware with Smart Devices for Cybersecurity Education." Proc IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, NJ, March, 2012.

Qian, K., D. Lo, Yi Pan, Y. Zhang, X. Hu, and L. Hong, "The Cross-Curriculum Mobile Computing Labware for CS." Proc SIGCSE 2012, Raleigh. NC, March, 2012.
Qian, K. and L. Tao, “Live Programming Learning Objects Repository.” IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Rapid City, ND, Oct 2011

Rodoper, M., E. Jung, A. Baliga and W. Trappe “An Efficient Security Framework for Mobile WiMAX.” ACM 27th Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC), Trento, Italy, March 2012

Sun, M., Y. Zhang, C.-C. Hung, and E. Jung, “An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Hyperspectral Image Classification Algorithms with Dimensionality Reduction.” ACM Research in Applied Computation Symposium (ACM RACS), Miami, FL, Nov 2011.

Yang, M. and D. Wang, “Optimization of Power Allocation in Multimedia Wireless Sensor Networks.” 2011 International Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing (ICINC 2011), Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 2011.

Zhang, Y., M. Sun, C. Hung and E. Jung. "An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Hyperspectral Image Classification Algorithms with Dimensionality Reduction." ACM Research in Applied Computation Symposium (ACM RACS), Miami, FL, Nov 2011.


If you see something in this update that you want to comment on, please send me an email at or call me on678-915-7399.

Han Reichgelt

Dean, School of Computing and Software Engineering