Hala ElAarag

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Stetson University
Room 214-4 Elizabeth Hall
Phone: (386) 822-7554
email: helaarag@stetson.edu


Publications | Presentations | Seminars | Teaching | Research Supervision | Grants | Professional Activities



Dr. ElAarag obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in 2001. She has been a member of the faculty of Computer Science at Stetson University since August 2002. Her research interests include computer networks, computer architecture, modeling and simulation and performance evaluation.

Dr. ElAarag has taught at the University of Central Florida and Alexandria University. She has worked for the Institute of Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. She has also worked for the Center of Image Processing and Integrated Computing at the University of California, Davis .

Dr. ElAarag has been inducted to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, December 1999 and to the Honor Society in the Computing Sciences, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, April 1997. She has received the University of Central Florida Prestigious Graduate Merit Fellowship award for academic year 2000/2001, Stetson's University Hand Award for Research 2005 and Best Paper Award 11th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS.08), Spring Simulation Multiconference. In 2010, she has been nominated for William Hugh McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching and Hand Award for Distinguished Faculty . Dr. ElAarag has obtained Society for Modeling and Simulation International, SCS, Outstanding Service award for outstanding and dedicated technical contributions and services to the Modeling and computer simulation discipline and to SCS, July 2012

Dr. ElAarag was the General Chair of Society for Modeling & Simulation International 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2012 , Vice General Chair of Society for Modeling & Simulation International 2011 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2011 , Program Chair of Consortium for Computer Science in Colleges: Southeastern Region CCSC:SE since 2011, the local chair of the 2010 International Modeling and Simulation spring Multiconference SpringSim 2010. Co-General Chair of the 12th Communication and Networking Symposium which is part of SpringSim'09 , and Program Chair of the Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS'08). She has been a member of the technical committee of multiple international conferences. Dr. ElAarag was a councilor in Mathematics and Computer Science division, Council on Undergraduate Research (2011-2014) (CUR).

Dr. ElAarag is a reviewer for multiple journals including the Computer Communication Journal by Elsevier publishing, the Journal of IEEE Communications Letter, Journal of Systems and software, Elsevier publishing, the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, The Computer Journal, Oxford press, International Journal of Computers and Applications, ACTA press, the Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, and the IEEE Network and IEEE Computer Magazines. She is also a reviewer for multiple conferences including IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, IEEE International Conference on Communications, ACM Southeast Conference, the IEEE Workshop on Dependability and Security in Sensor Networks and Systems, the International Conference on Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Wired/Wireless Networks,International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, among many others.

Dr. ElAarag served as a session chair at multiple conferences including Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeast Region 2012, Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, CNS, which is part of the Modeling and Simulation International Spring Multiconference, in 2006, 2007 and 2008, the IEEE Southeast Conference in 2007 and the Annual Stetson Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium at Stetson University 2007-2010

Dr. ElAarag is a member of ACM. She is a memeber of Society of Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) since 2005 and Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) since 2011. She is a member of Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (2010-present). Dr. ElAarag is a member of Florida Office of Women in Higher Education (FLOWHE), the Council on Undergraduate Research and Stetson University Undergraduate Research committee and Professional developmnet committee. She is the Faculty Advisor of the ACM student chapter at Stetson University and the organizor of the Annual Invitational High School Programming Contest since 2005.


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At University of Central Florida:
  • Computer Organization (CDA 3103), Spring 2002: The course discussed combinational logic, arithmetic circuits and sequential logic design
  • Unix Programming (COP 3346), Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001: This is an introduction to Unix class.

At Alexandria University (1989-1991)
  • Computer Organization
  • Computer Control
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Research Supervision:

  • Jared Jennings (2002/2003), Robust Distributed Web Servers with Automatic File Replication. Final Paper.

  • Robert Hartford (2002/2003), Web based System for Sched uling and Communication. Final paper

  • John Russell (2003/2004), Implementation and Performance Evaluation of a TCP-Based Multicasting Protocol in a Real-World Environment Proposal Final Paper

  • Chris Friesen (2003/2004), Simulation of Handoff in Wireless Wi-Fi Networks Proposal Final Paper

  • Colin Branch (2003/2004), Real Time Rendering of Expensive Small Environments Proposal Final Paper

  • Andrew Moedinger (summer 2004), An Evaluation and Improvement of the Internet Friendly Transport Protocol, Summer Undergraduate Research (SURE).

  • Laura Schindler (2005/2006): Web-based Education: A Speech Recognition and Synthesis Tool Proposal

  • Jake Cobb(2005/2006): Using neural Networks for a Web Proxy Cache Replacement Proposal Final Paper

  • Lorenzo Campanelli (2005/2006): Developing a PHP-based Legacy Application Grid System Proposal Final Paper

  • Derek Alexander (summer 2006): Exploiting Parallelism in the Cell Broadband Engine, Summer Undergraduate Research (SURE).

  • Sam Romano (summer 2007): A Quantitative Study of Web Cache Replacement Strategies, Summer Undergraduate Research (SURE).

  • Sam Romano (2007-2008): A Neural Network Cache Replacement Implementation in the Squid Cache Proposal paper

  • Chris Hogg (2007-2008): Simulation of Graph Layout Algorithms for Sensor Networks. Proposal Paper

  • Sean Salmon (2008-2009):Stream Location Aware Cooperation in Bittorrent Networks to Minimize Delay and Jitter in Video-on-Demand Systems Proposal

  • Sean Salmon (2009-2010):EDNAS: The Event-Driven Network Architecture Simulator Paper

  • Matt Wozniak (summer 2010): An Improvement of the Transmission Control Protocol Using Fuzzy Logic, Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

  • Derek Wells, (2010-2011): A Memetic Algorithm for Automated Music Composition Proposal

  • David Bauschlicher (2010-2011): Interacting with Social Networks to Improve Healthcare Body Sensor Networks Proposal

  • Steven Bauchlicher (2010-2011): Interacting with Social Networks to Improve Healthcare Body Sensor Networks Proposal

  • Matt Wozniak (2010-2011): Using Fuzzy Inference to Improve TCP Congestion Control over wireless Networks Proposal

  • Katie Moore (2012): The Implementation Of Sensor Networks And Virtual Environments To Promote Fitness

  • Jeremy Yanik (2012-2013): Mobile Color Barcode Streaming Framework

  • Matt Quinlan (2012-2013): NFC Security on AndroidDevices

  • Allen Carroll (2012-2013): Utilizing Sap’s Sybase Unwired Platform and Mobile Business Objects To Create A Mobile Plant Maintenance Application

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Grants:

  • Willa Dean Lowery Grant for Natural Science Faculty, "Extension and Evaluation of HatterHealthConnect: An Integration of Body Sensor Networks and Social Networks to Improve Health Awareness", Stetson University, August 2012

  • Stetson University Professional development Full summer grant, title "Resource Allocation in the Cloud”, summer 2011

  • Stetson University Professional Development Full Summer Grant,"Computer Architecture Textbook”, summer 2009

  • Stetson University Hand Grant for Course Enhancement,"Projects using cluster computing in upper division computer science courses”, summer 2007

  • Stetson University Professional Development Summer Grant, "TCP-friendly Wireless Multimedia Streaming”, summer 2005

  • Stetson University Professional Development Summer Grant, "Exploring the state-of-the-art in computer networks”, summer 2004

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Professional Activities:

  • publicity chair Society for Modeling & Simulation International 2011 Spring Simulation Multiconference , Tampa, FL April 2014 SpringSim 2014

  • Computer Security Track Chair Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium,Tampa, Fl, April 2014, CNS'14

  • Program chair of Consortium for Computer Science in Colleges: Southeastern Region CCSC:SE 2012

  • General chair Society for Modeling & Simulation International 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Orlando, FL, March 26-29, 2012 SpringSim 2012

  • Vice General chair Society for Modeling & Simulation International 2011 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Boston, MA, April 3-7, 2011 SpringSim 2011

  • Program chair of Consortium for Computer Science in Colleges: Southeastern Region CCSC:SE 2011

  • Local chair of the 2010 International Modeling and Simulation spring Multiconference SpringSim 2010. , Orlando, Florida, April 11-15, 2010

  • Co-General Chair, 12th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS 2009), San Diego, California, March 22-27, 2009

  • Program Chair, 11th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS 2008), Ottawa Canada, April 19-24, 2008

  • Member of Technical Committee International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems ” CITS 2012

  • Member of Technical Committee International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications ” SIMULTECH 2011

  • Member of Technical Committee Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication INSTICC 2011

  • Member of technical committee of the 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Systems, ICICS 2011, May 22-24, 2011 Amman, Jordan ICICS 2011

  • Member of Technical committee of 14th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS 2011), Boston, MA, April 3-7, 2011 CNS'11

  • Member of Technical Committee of 2010 Huntsville Simulation Conference (HSC'10) October 26 - 28, 2010Marriott Huntsville; Huntsville, AL, USA HSC 2010

  • Member of Technical committee of International Conference on Data Communication Networking DCNET 2010, DCNET 2011

  • Member of Technical Committee of 2nd International Conference on Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System WINBIS'10

  • Member of Technical committee of International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS) 2009 , 2010.

  • Member of Technical Committee of 7th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA2009)

  • Member of Technical Committee, 2008 IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2008).

  • Member of Technical Committee, ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA) since 2007

  • Member of Technical Committee, IEEE Conference on Wireless Rural and Emergency Communications since 2007

  • Member of Technical Committee, the Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS) 2006

  • Member of Technical Committee, the Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS) since 2005



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