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

Biography | Publications | Presentations | Teaching | Research Supervision | | Leadership and Service

Dr. ElAarag obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in 2001. She is a senior member of ACM and IEEE and has been a member of the faculty of Computer Science at Stetson University since August 2002. Her research interests include computer networks, network security, operating systems, evolutionary computation, machine learning, 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 president of the Consortium of Computing Sciences in colleges CCSC 2016-2018 and its vice president/ president elect 2014-2016. She served as 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 2011, 2012, 2013, the local chair of the 2010 International Modeling and Simulation spring Multiconference SpringSim 2010. Co-General Chair of the Communication and Networking Symposium which is part of 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 , and Program Chair of the Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS'08). She has been a member of the technical committee of multiple international. 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, 2017, Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, CNS, which is part of the Modeling and Simulation International Spring Multiconference, in 2006, 2007 and 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 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 member 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. She is the Faculty Advisor of the ACM student chapter at Stetson University and the organizer of the Annual Invitational High School Programming Contest 2005-2010.