Steven Sims joined the NiSE group as an
undergraduate research student. Welcome Steve!
A special issue of the Computers and
Security (COSE) Journal from Elsevier edited by Dr. Seok-Won Lee
(with Mattia Monga) will be published in Spring 2010. The theme
of the special issue is "Software Engineering for Secure
Systems" and will include 4 articles selected out of 23
The following paper got fully accepted
by the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering Methodology
(TOSEM) which is the most prestigious journal in the area of
Software Engineering. This paper is based on the PhD
dissertation of Dr. Robin Gandhi who is a former graduate of the
NiSE research group and an assistant professor at the Univ. of
Nebraska at Omaha. Congratulations!
Robin Gandhi and Seok-Won Lee, “Discovering
Multi-dimensional Correlations among Regulatory Requirements to
Understand Risk” To appear in the ACM
Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (ACM ToSEM),
ACM Press, Fully accepted on August 2009. (Regular Issue, 35
pages, submitted: March 2008) [PDF]
One of our research assistants Rashna
Vatcha completed her MSIT degree. Congratulations!
Rashna will continue to work in the NiSE research group as a
research associate for the DOT project.
Liwei Shen joined NiSE group as a post-doc/visiting scholar
from software engineering lab at Fudan University, Shanghai,
China. He will work on our collaborative research project
in the field of Adaptive & Fault-tolerant Software Product Line.
Jing Xie (PhD in IT) and Ridhi Dua (MSIT)
joined our NiSE research group starting from Fall 2008. Welcome!
Four NiSE members (Siddharth, Robin and
Ajeet - Remi not shown) celebrate their graduation at the May
2008 Commencement. Congratulations!
Our PhD student member Robin Gandhi
successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled "Discovering
and Understanding the Multi-dimensional Correlations among
Regulatory Requirements with Application to Risk Assessment" on
March 14, 2008. He is the first PhD graduate in Software
Engineering from the Department of Software and Information
He also accepted a tenure-track
Assistant Professor position from the
College of Information
Science and Technology,
University of Nebraska at
Omaha starting from August 2008. Good luck, Robin on
your new professional career!
Our senior student member Jonathan Mast
graduated at the December 15th, UNC Charlotte Commencement. He
will be working as a software engineer at the IT company in
The following paper has been accepted
to the REV'07.
Robin Gandhi and Seok-Won Lee, “Visual Analytics for
Requirements-driven Risk Assessment” To appear in Proceedings of
the second international workshop on Requirements Engineering
Visualization (REV ’07) in conjunction with the
IEEE 15th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE '07), October 15-19, Delhi,
India, 2007. [PDF]
Mr. Mi Zhou (密 周), a new PhD student
joined our NiSE group. He has BS and MS degrees in
Computer Science, both from Xian Jia Tong University in China.
An extended abstract paper and the
research poster “r-AnalytiCA: Requirements Analytics for Certification &
Accreditation” (Seok-Won Lee, Robin Gandhi, Siddharth Wagle, and
Ajeet Murty) has been accepted for inclusion in
the Posters, Demos and Exhibits session of the
International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE '07).
A new research project
“Commercialized Remote Sensing and Spatial Information
Technology Application - Integrated Remote
Sensing and Visualization (IRSV) System for Transportation
Infrastructure Operations and Management” funded by the
US Dept. of Transportation (USDOT) will be performed by the UNC
Charlotte (Shen-en Chen, Edd Hauser, Bill
Ribarsky, William Tolone, Paul Smith, David Weggel,
Seok-Won Lee), NC DoT, Charlotte DoT and ImageCat Inc.
during 6/1/2007 – 5/31/2009. Here is the link
to the UNC Charlotte News article:
A research paper entitled "Discovering
and Understanding Multi-dimensional Correlations among
Certification Requirements with application to Risk Assessment”
(Robin Gandhi and Seok-Won Lee) has been accepted for a
technical presentation at the the
15th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
(RE 07, Acceptance ratio
35/172 ≈ 20%), which will be held in Delhi, India, October
15-19, 2007. RE is the most prestigious and highly
competitive conference in Requirements Engineering area.
successfully defended his Masters thesis entitled "Ontology
Guided Service Composition to Support Requirements-Driven
Certification and Accreditation Workbench" on April 16th,
Gandhi received the Outstanding Teaching
Assistant Award at the 2007 Annual Awards Dinner for the College of
Computing and Informatics at the UNC Charlotte, April 10, 2007.
Student Activity Center Salons.
Gandhi successfully defended his PhD dissertation
proposal "DISCOVERING AND UNDERSTANDING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL
CORRELATIONS AMONG REGULATORY CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS" on
April 5th 2007.
Dandan Wang who will join NiSE research group in Fall 2006
as a PhD student is a
recipient of the 2006 School of Graduate Studies and Research
Outstanding Student of the Year Award; Outstanding Computer
Science Graduate Student of the Year at the Winston Salem State
University where she is finishing her Masters program in
April 12, 2006:
Lee has been awarded the
2006 Graduate Faculty
Excellence in Teaching Award at the College of IT Annual
April 10, 2006:
Muthurajan successfully defended her Masters thesis
entitled "A Methodology to Build Decision Support Problem Domain
Ontology from Natural Language Security Requirements for
November 22, 2005:
Deepak Yavagal successfully defended his Masters
thesis entitled "Requirements Engineering Approach to Automate a
Complex Secure Software Assurance Process: DITSCAP Automation