Selected Publications

June 2016

S. Acharya, B. Coats, “Healthcare Information Security in the Cyber World: Improving Care Delivery by Using Frameworks to Realize Accessibility, Efficiency, and Integrity in Healthcare Information Security”, book chapter in Unconventional Algorithms and Cyber Security, Publisher: Springer, Summer, 2016

S. Acharya, S. Khatiwada (undergraduate student), K. Elkins, “CSI-Pi: A novel automated secure solution to interpret on-site colorimetric tests”, Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal (CAAURJ), Volume 5, Issue 2, December, 2015

D. Smith (undergraduate student), S. Acharya, K. Elkins, “The Design of a Repository Backed Automated Presumptive Drug Test Evaluation Platform”, CAA Undergraduate Research Conference, Williamsburg, WV, April, 2016

Z. Tang, J. Guo (doctoral student), S. Miao (doctoral student), S. Acharya, J. Feng, “Ambient Intelligence Based Context-Aware Assistive System to Improve Independence for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS-49), Kauai, Hawaii, January, 2016

S. Acharya, R. Sarraf (doctoral student), “An Automated Approach to Conduct Effective On-Site Presumptive Drug Tests”, IEEE 15th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (IEEE BIBE), Belgrade, Serbia, November, 2015

S. Acharya, Gabriel Susai (graduate student), Manoj Pillai (graduate student), “Patient Portals: Anytime, Anywhere”, IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) Workshop on Health Informatics and Data Science (HI-DS), Washington D.C., November, 2015

S. Acharya, William Glenn (graduate student), and Matthew Carr (graduate student), “A GRReat Framework for Incident Response in Healthcare”, IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) Workshop on Health Informatics and Data Science (HI-DS), Washington D.C., November, 2015

S. Acharya, Branden Ehrenreich (graduate student), James Marciniak (graduate student), “OWASP Inspired Mobile Security”, IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) Workshop on Health Informatics and Data Science (HI-DS), Washington D.C., November, 2015

On Feb. 2, 2016, Marius Zimand gave an invited talk on "Distributed compression - the algorithmic-information-theoretical point of view", at the Institute Henri Poincare in Paris, in the framework of the "Nexus of Information and Computation Theories" thematic program. The video with the lecture is available on youtube.

The survey paper "A brief on short descriptions" by Jason Teutsch (NUS Singapore) and Marius Zimand, has been published in ACM Sigact News, 47(1), pg. 42-67, March 2016.

Robert Hammell, doctoral student Allison Newcomb, and three collaborators from the US Army Research Laboratory had their paper entitled “A Fuzzy-Based Approach to Support Decision Making in Complex Military Environments” published in the International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies (special issue on The Impact of Fuzzy Set and Intuitionistic Fuzzy Approaches in Relation to Organizational Decision Making), 12(1), pp. 1-30, January, 2016.

Robert Hammell, doctoral student Chuck Smith, and two collaborators from the US Army Research Laboratory had their paper entitled “A Theoretical Exploration of the Impact of Packet Loss on Network Intrusion Detection” published in the International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing, 4(1), pp. 1-10, January, 2016.

Robert Hammell and doctoral student Allison Newcomb had their paper entitled “A Fuzzy Logic Utility Framework (FLUF) to Support Information Assurance,” accepted for the upcoming publication Studies in Computational Intelligence, R. Lee, Ed., Germany: Springer, 2016.

Robert Hammell, doctoral student Chuck Smith, and a collaborator from the US Army Research Laboratory had their paper entitled “An Experimental Exploration of the Impact of Multi-Level Packet Loss on Network Intrusion Detection” accepted for presentation and publication as part of the upcoming 14th IEEE/ACIS Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA 2016), to be held 8-10 June 2016 at Towson University.

Robert Hammell reviewed papers for the following:

  • Special issue of International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies on the theme The Impact of Fuzzy Set and Intuitionistic Fuzzy Approaches in Relation to Organizational Decision Making (published Jan, 2016).
  • 14th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management, and Applications (SERA2016), Towson University, 8-10 June 2016
  • 4th International Conference on Smart Computing and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI2016), Jumamoto, Japan, 10-14 July, 2016

AIT Doctoral Student Jie Lian and Michael McGuire recently presented their paper entitled “Mining Persistent and Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Change in Global Climate Data.” at the 13th International Conference on Information Technology – New Generations conference held on April 4-6, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.

Joyram Chakraborty and Michael McGuire recently presented their paper entitled “Preliminary Findings from an Information Foraging Behavioral Study Using Eye Tracking.” at the 8th Cambridge Workshops on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT) held on March 21-23, 2016, at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Omar Darwish and Nadim Alkharouf, along with USDA collaborators, co-authored a paper titled: “Proteomic Investigation of Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 Identifies Secretome and Mycelial Proteins with Roles in Plant Cell Wall Degradation and Virulence”, which appeared in the journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Omar Darwish and Nadim Alkharouf, co-authored a paper titled: “Genome-wide functional annotation of Phomopsis longicolla isolate MSPL 10-6”, which appeared in the journal Genomics Data.

Jonathan Lazar was the lead author on an article published in the journal Foundations and Trends in Human Computer Interaction titled, "Human–Computer Interaction and International Public Policymaking: A Framework for Understanding and Taking Future Actions." This article is the output of a 4-year process, involving multiple workshops and meetings, with 31 co-authors from 10 countries.

Gabriele Meiselwitz and undergraduate student Kenway Chung presented a paper at ISECON 2015 (Information Systems Education Conference), Orlando, FL, Nov 5-7, title: “Small-scale Interdisciplinary Service Projects in CIS”.

Over the last nine months, Jonathan Lazar has given 10 presentations about technology access for people with disabilities at various disability (e.g. Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado), legal (Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium), education (e.g. EDUCAUSE), and technical (e.g. the AccessEngineering Capacity Building Institute) venues.

Jonathan Lazar published a book, co-edited with Pat Langdon, Ann Heylighen, and Hua Dong, titled, "Designing Around People," which is a selection of the best papers from the 2016 Cambridge University Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology, which Dr. Lazar co-directed. Dr. Lazar and Dr. Brian Wentz (doctoral graduate from Towson, now professor at Shippensburg University) presented a paper at the workshop titled, “Exploring the Impact of Inaccessible Redesigns and Updates."

Jonathan Lazar completed co-editing a book with Michael Stein of Harvard Law School, titled, "Global Inclusion: Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology," which is partially based on the 2015 Radcliffe Exploratory Workshop at Harvard University about "Frontiers in US Law: Equal Access to Information Technology for People with Disabilities." The book is under contract to the University of Pennsylvania Press and is expected to be published in early 2017.

 

September 2015

Marius Zimand gave an invited talk on “Polynomial-time algorithms in Kolmogorov complexity theory” at the 10th CCR (Computability, Complexity, and Randomness) conference in Heidelberg, Germany, June 22-26, 2015.

Marius Zimand, jointly with Jason Teutsch (National University Singapore), has published the paper On approximate decidability of minimal programs, ACM Transactions on Computational Theory, 7(4), page 17:1-17:16, September 2015.

Suranjan Chakraborty’s research with Sutirtha Chatterjee, Greg Moody, Andrew Hardin (University of Nevada at Las Vegas), and Paul Lowry,(City University of Hong Kong) titled Strategic Relevance of Organizational Virtues Enabled By Information Technology in Organizational Innovation is forthcoming in the Journal of Management Information Systems.

Suranjan Chakraborty’s research with Atiya Afsana (doctoral student), and Sidd Kaza (Towson University), titled Preparing Industry- Ready Analysts in the classroom: A module injection approach, has appeared in The Proceedings of the Twenty first Americas Conference on Information Systems (2015), Puerto Rico.

Suranjan Chakraborty’s research with Deema Al-Sekait (doctoral student), and Sutirtha Chatterjee (University of Nevada at Las Vegas) titled Investigating Systems development processes in Healthcare Organizations has appeared in the in The Proceedings of the Twenty first Americas Conference on Information Systems (2015),Puerto Rico.

Suranjan Chakraborty’s research with Deema Al-Sekait (doctoral student) titled: A Practice Based Examination of Standardization, and its Relationship with the Design and Use of Healthcare IS has been accepted at the 2015 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Zhen Ling, Junzhou Luo, Kui Wu, Wei Yu, and Xinwen Fu, “TorWard: Discovery, Classification and Response of Malicious Traffic over Tor,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Forensics and Security (TIFS), 2015.

Zheng Liu, Xinyu Yang, Peng Zhao, and Wei Yu, “Energy-balanced Backpressure Routing for Stochastic Energy Harvesting WSNs,” in Proc. of International Conferences on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), August 2015, Qiufu, China.

Paul Moulema, Wei Yu, David Griffith, and Nada Golmie, “Performance Evaluation of Smart Grid Applications using Co-simulation,” in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN), August 2015, Las Vegas, USA.

Joyram Chakraborty’s research, “The Human-Computer Interaction of Cross-Cultural Gaming Strategy” was published in the journal of Educational Technology Systems.

Wang, Y. & Meiselwitz, G. (2015). Social Media and Higher Education: A Literature Review. In Social Computing and Social Media (pp. 96-104). Springer International Publishing.

Robert Hammell and doctoral student John Auten had their paper entitled “Comparing the Prediction Capabilities of an Artificial Neural Network vs a Phenomenological Model for Predicting the Terminal Ballistics of Kinetic Energy Projectiles” accepted for publication and presentation as part of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR 2015) to be held 1-4 November, 2015 in Wilmington, NC.

April / May 2015

Subrata Acharya and her graduate student William Forrester had a paper titled “Towards the Design and Implementation of a BYOD Security Platform for the K-12 School Environment” accepted for presentation at the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), Las Vegas, NV, June 15-17, 2015.

Jie Lin, Wei Yu, and Xinyu Yang, “On False Data Injection Attack against Multistep Electricity Price in Electricity Market in Smart Grid,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2015.

Wei Yu, Dou An, David Griffith, Qingyu Yang, and Guobin Xu, “On Statistical Modeling and Forecasting of Energy Usage in Smart Grid,” ACM International Journal of Applied Computing Review (ACR), vol. 15, no. 1, 2015.

Jie Lin, Wei Yu, Xinyu Yang, Qingyu Yang, Xinwen Fu, and Wei Zhao, “A Novel Dynamic En-route Decision Real-Time Route Guidance Scheme in Intelligent Transportation Systems,” accepted to appear in Prof. of IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), June/July, 2015, Columbus, USA (accept ratio: 13%)

Nnanna Ekedebe, Wei Yu, Houbing Song, and Chao Lu, “On a Simulation Study of Cyber-Attacks on Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication in Intelligent Transportation System (ITS),” in Proc. of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS), April 2015, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Robert Hammell and doctoral student Charlie Fowler had their paper entitled “Mining Information Assurance Data with a Hybrid Intelligence/Multi-agent System” accepted for publication and presentation as part of the 14th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2015) to be held 28 June – 1 July, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

Robert Hammell and doctoral student Donghwoon Kwon had their paper entitled “Objective Framework for Early-Stage Comparison of Software Development Project Types” accepted for publication and presentation as part of the 14th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2015) to be held 28 June – 1 July, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

The paper “On Optimal Language Compression for sets in PSPACE/poly”, by N.V. Vinodchandran (Univ. of Nebraska) and Marius Zimand has been published in the journal Theory Comput. Syst. 56(3): 581-590 (2015).

Suranjan Chakraborty’s paper titled “Investigating System Development Processes in Healthcare Organizations” with doctoral student Deema al Sekait and Sutirtha Chatterjecc , University of Nevada at Las Vegas was accepted at the 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Puerto Rico.

Suranjan Chakraborty’s paper titled “Preparing Industry-ready Analysts In the Classroom: A Module Injection Approach” with doctoral student Atiya Afsana and Siddharth Kaza, Towson University and Sutirtha Chatterjee, University of Nevada at Las Vegas was accepted at the 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Puerto Rico.

Yeong-Tae Song presented a paper titled “Ontological Personal Healthcare using Medical Standards” at IWBBIO15, Granada, Spain April 15 -17, 2015.

February / March 2015

Josh Dehlinger and Suranjan Chakraborty’s research with Christoph Rosenkranz of University of Cologne, “Getting to the Shalls: Facilitating Sensemaking in Requirements Engineering” was published in the journal ACM Transactions on MIS.

Charles Dierbach has had a paper accepted (with lead author James Braman of CCBC) titled “Utilizing Virtual Worlds for Personalized Search: Developing the PAsSIVE Framework” to be presented at HCII 2015 (International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction) in August. The paper will appear in the conference proceedings published by Springer.

Vincenti, G., Hilberg, S. & Braman, J. (2015). Student preferences for consuming supplemental instructional material in CS0/CS1/CS2 courses. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International.

Michael McGuire, Martin Roberge (Geography and Environmental Planning), and Jie Lian had their paper entitled “Channeling the Water Data Deluge: A System for Flexible Integration and Analysis of Hydrologic Data” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Digital Earth. It will appear in an upcoming issue focused on the storage, integration and processing of digital earth data. The work presented in this publication was supported by a grant from the School of Emerging Technologies.

Jonathan Lazar and Irene Briggs (Baltimore County Public Library) published a paper titled “Improving Services for Patrons with Print Disabilities at Public Libraries” in the journal Library Quarterly. Jonathan Lazar and Michael Stein (Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability) led a three day long workshop in February at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, titled “Frontiers in US Law: Equal Access to Information Technology for People with Disabilities,” which was attended by some of the nation’s top policymakers, lawyers, and computer scientists.

Andrew Mangle and Sandip Patel (Morgan State University), “Issues in user authentication using security questions” was published in the International Journal of Information and Computer Security.

Robert Hammell, Ziying Tang, doctoral student Sheng Miao, and collaborators from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (Dr. Tim Hanratty, John Dumer, and John Richardson) had their paper entitled “Integrating Complementary/Contradictory Information into Fuzzy-Based VoI Determinations” accepted for publication and presentation as part of the Eighth IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA 2015) to be held May 26-28, 2015 in Verona, NY.

Jinie Pak and Lina Zhou had a paper accepted, “A Comparison of Features to Automatic Deception Detection in Synchronous Computer Mediated Communication” in the 2015 IEEE Intelligence Security Informatics (in press).

Sagar Raina, Sidd Kaza, and Blair Taylor had a paper entitled, Security Injections 2.0: Increasing Engagement and Faculty Adoption using Enhanced Secure Coding Modules for Lower-level Programming Courses, at the Ninth World Conference on Information Security Education (WISE 2015).

Nnanna Ekedebe, Chao Lu and Wei Yu had their paper “Towards Experimental Evaluation of Intelligent Transportation System Safety and Traffic Efficiency” accepted by IEEE ICC 2015 – Mobile and Wireless Networking Symposium.

December 2014 / January 2015

Joyram Chakraborty published a paper (co-authored with a researcher at Population Services International, Nirali Chakraborty), titled “Public Policy and Violence in Video Games” in the peer-reviewed magazine Interactions 22(1), 64-67, 2015.

A full research paper written by Ruimin Hu (a formal doctoral student at the CIS Department) and Jinjuan Heidi Feng has been accepted by the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. The paper is titled “Investigating Information Search by People with Cognitive Disabilities.”

Omar Darwish and Nadim Alkharouf co-authored a paper titled: Re-annotation of the woodland strawberry ( Fragaria vesca ) genome, that was published in the journal BMC Genomics. 2015, 16:29; DOI: 10.1186/s12864-015-1221-1.

Linqiang Ge, Hanling Zhang, Guobin Xu, Wei Yu, Chen Chen, and Erik P. Blasch, “Towards MapReduce Based Machine Learning Techniques for Processing Massive Network Threat Monitoring Data,” book chapter to appear in Networking for Big Data, published by CRC Press & Francis Group, USA, 2015.

Zhen Ling, Ming Yang, Junzhou Lou, Xinwen Fu, and Wei Yu, “De-Anonymization and Countermeasures in Anonymous Communication Networks,” accepted to appear in IEEE Communication Magazine, April volume, 2015.

Nnanna Ekedebe, Chao Lu, and Wei Yu, “On Experimental Evaluation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Safety and Traffic Efficiency,” accepted to appear in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC) – Mobile and Wireless Networking Symposium, June 2015, London, UK.

Xuebin Ren, Xinyu Yang, Jie Lin, and Wei Yu, “On Binary Decomposition based Privacy-preserving Aggregation Scheme in the Real-time Monitoring Systems,” accepted to appear in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC) – Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium, June 2015,London, UK.

Yeong-tae Song had the following paper accepted for presentation: “Ontological Personal Healthcare using Medical Standards” at International work-conference on bioinformatics and biomedical engineering (IWBBIO 2015, April 15 – 17, Granada, Spain).

Marius Zimand had the paper “On the approximate decidability of minimal programs” (written jointly with Jason Teutsch, National University Singapore) accepted subject to revision in the journal ACM Transactions on Computation Theory.