Hala ElAarag

Professor of Computer Science

Hala ElAarag is the vice president and president-elect of the Consortium of Computer Sciences in College, was a counselor in the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council of Undergraduate Research (C.U.R.) from 2011-2014, serves on the technical committee for many international conferences, and reviews for multiple journals. In 2011 and 2012, respectively, she was the vice general chair and general chair of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (S.C.S.) Spring Simulation Multiconference. ElAarag was the co-general chair of the Communication and Networking Simulation Symposium in 2009, and since 2010 has served as the program chair and as a board member of the Consortium of Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeastern Region.

Awards

  • Faculty Mentoring Award from the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research, 2015

  • Life Long Connections Award, Stetson University, 2015.
    This award is given to those faculty and staff acknowledged by the Greek Community for their excellence. 

  • S.C.S. Outstanding Service Award for outstanding and dedicated technical contributions and services to the modeling and computer simulation discipline and to S.C.S., 2012

  • Best Paper Award, 11th Communication and Networking Symposium, 2009

  • Stetson University Research Award, 2005

Education

  • Ph.D., computer science, University of Central Florida
  • M.S., computer science, Alexandria University
  • B.S., computer science, Alexandria University

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Computer Science I (CSCI141)
  • Computer Organization (CSCI201)
  • Discrete Structures (CSCI211)
  • Operating Systems (CSCI301)
  • Computer Networks and Mobile Computing (CSCI304)
  • Algorithms Analysis (CSC311)
  • Ethics and Technology (CINF351E) Junior seminar
  • Senior Research I (CSCI498)
  • Senior Research II (CSCI499)

Research Interests

  • Transport protocols for wireless networks
  • Mobile computing
  • Sensor networks
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer security
  • Memetic computing
  • Computer music composition
  • Network simulation
  • Web proxy caching
  • Computer networks
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Computer science education

Selected Publications

Books

1. ElAarag H., "Web Proxy Cache Replacement Strategies: Simulation, Implementation, and Performance Evaluation", Series: Springer Briefs in Computer Science ElAarag, VIII, ISBN 978-1-4471-4892-0, January 31, 2013, http://www.springer.com/computer/theoretical+computer+science/book/978-1-4471-4892-0, Number of copies sold 1,194

Edited Books 

3. ElAarag H., co-editor, Proceedings of the 18th communications and networking symposium (CNS 2015) , simulation series Vol. 47 No. 3, Alexandria VA, April 12-15, 2015, ISBN 978-1-5108-0100-4

4. ElAarag H., Contributing editor, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 30, Number 2, December 2014, ISSN:1937-4771

5. ElAarag H., Contributing editor, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 29, Number 2, December 2013, ISSN:1937-4771

6. Abhari A., ElAarag H., and Rajaei H., edited by, Proceedings of the 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference, 15th Communications and Networking Symposium 2012, Simulation Series Volume 44 Number 3, ISBN: 978-1-61839-785-0

7. ElAarag H., Contributing editor, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 28, Number 2, December 2012, ISSN:1937-4771

8. ElAarag H., Contributing editor, 2011, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 27, Number 2, December 2011, ISSN:1937-4771.

9. ElAarag H., Edited by, 2009, "Proceedings of The 12th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium", part of Proceedings of the SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, March 2009, ISBN: 1-56555-326-8

10. ElAarag H., Edited by, 2008, "Proceedings of The 11th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium", part of Proceedings of the SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, April 2008, ISBN: 1-56555-318-7

Journal and Refereed Conference Proceedings

1. John Cossu* and Hala ElAarag, "Malware Detection Inspired By The Human Immune System and Making Use of Honeytokens", Proceedings of the 18th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS 2015), International Society of Modeling and Simulation 2015 Spring Simulation Multiconference, simulation series Vol. 47 No. 3, Alexandria, VA, April 12-15, 2015

2. Harrison Neal* and Hala ElAarag, "A Reliable Covert Communication Scheme Based on VoIP Steganography", Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security X, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 8948, Springer-Verlag, pp. 55–68, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-46739-8_4

3. J.A. Roles* and Hala ElAarag, " A Bayesian Game Approach to Coexistence with Malicious and Selfish Nodes in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks", Proceedings of Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS'14), International Society of Modeling and Simulation 2014 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Tampa, FL, April 13-16, 2014

4. Christian Micklisch* and Hala ELAarag, " RapiBaBot: A Solution To The Inverted Pendulum Using a Raspberry Pi and its GPIO", Proceedings of IEEE Southeast Conference, March 13-16, 2014, Lexington, KY

5. Hala ElAarag and Harrison Neal*, " Performance analysis of current data hiding algorithms for VoIP" Proceedings of the Communication and Networking Simulation Symposium, Spring Simulation Multiconference, San Diego, CA, April 7-10, 2013

6. J. A. Roles* and Hala ElAarag, "A Smoothest Path Algorithm and its Visualization Tool" , Proceedings of the IEEE southeast conference, Jacksonville, FL, April 4-7, 2013

7. Hala ElAarag, David Bauschlicher* and Steven Bauschlicher*, "System Architecture of HatterHealthConnect: An Integration of Body Sensor Networks and Social Networks to Improve Health Awareness", International Journal of Computer Networks and Communications (IJCNC), Vol.5, No.2, March 2013, pp.1-22, DOI : 10.5121/ijcnc.2013.5201 1 http://airccse.org/journal/ijc2013.html

8. Hala ElAarag, "Teaching Computer Organization: A Practical Approach", Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Vol. 28, No. 2, December 2012, pp. 210-217

9. Hala ElAarag and Sam Romano*, "A Quantitative Study of Web Cache Replacement Strategies using Simulation", Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Sage Publication, Volume 88 Issue 5 May 2012 pp. 507 - 541

10. Hala ElAarag and Matt Wozniak*, "Using Fuzzy Inference to Improve TCP Congestion Control over Wireless Networks", Proceedings of Communication and Networking Symposium, International Society of Modeling and Simulation 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference, March 26 - 29, 2012, Orlando, FL, USA

11. Hala ElAarag and Sam Romano*, "Animation of the Traveling Salesman Problem", Proceedings of IEEE Southeast Conference, Orlando, FL March 15-18, pp.1-6, 2012

12. Harrison Neal* and Hala ElAarag, "A Packet Loss Tolerant Algorithm for Information Hiding in Voice over IP" Proceedings of IEEE Southeast Conference, Orlando, FL March 15-18, 2012

13. Hala ElAarag, David Bauschlicher*, Steven Bauschlicher*, "Simulation-Based Comparison of Scheduling Techniques in Multiprogramming Operating Systems on Single and Multi-core processors", The journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Vol 27, No 2, pp. 166-173, December 2011

14. Salmon S.* and ElAarag H., “Simulation Based Experiments Using EDNAS: The Event-Driven Network Architecture Simulator”, Proceedings of Winter Simulation Conference, S. Jain, R.R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K.P. White, and M. Fu, eds, Phoenix, AZ, December 11-14, pp. 3266-3277, 2011

15. Sam Romano* and Hala ElAarag, "A Neural Network Proxy Cache Replacement Strategy and its Implementation in the Squid Proxy Server" Neural Computing & Applications, Vol. 20, No. 1, Feb 2011, pp. 59-78, Springer-Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-010-0442-0

16. Bauschlicher D.*, Bauschlicher S.* and ElAarag H., "Framework for the Integration of Body Sensor Networks and Social Networks to Improve Healthcare", Proceedings of Communication and Networking Symposium, International Society of Modeling and Simulation 2011 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Boston, MA, pp. 19-26, April 3-6, 2011

17. Wells D.* and ElAarag H., "A Novel Approach for Automated Music Composition Using Memetic Algorithms", Proceedings of 48th Annual ACM Southeast Conference, Kennesaw, GA, pp.155-159, March 24-26, 2011

18. ElAarag H., “A Complete Design of a RISC Processor for Pedagogical Purposes”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Vol. 25, No. 2, December 2009, pp. 205-213.

19. ElAarag H., “Hands-on Processor Design Experience for Computer Organization and Architecture Students”, Computer in Education Journal, American Society for Engineering Education, Vol. XVIIII No. 3 July-September 2009, pp.51-55

20. ElAarag H. and Romano S*. "Training of NNPCR-2: An Improved Neural Network Proxy Cache Replacement Strategy", Proceedings of 2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2009), Vol. 41, 13-16 July 2009, pp. 260-267

21. ElAarag H. and Romano S.*, "Comparison of Function Based Web Proxy Cache Replacement Strategies", Proceedings of 2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2009), Vol. 41, 13-16 July 2009, pp. 252-259

22. ElAarag H. and Romano S.*, “Improvement of the Neural Network Proxy Cache Replacement Strategy” Proceedings of 12th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS’09), Spring Simulation Multiconference, San Diego, CA, March 22-27, 2009

23. Sean Salmon* and Hala ElAarag, “SLAAP: Stream Location-Aware Alliance Partitioning in BitTorrent Networks FOR Video-On-Demand Systems”, Proceedings of 6th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, IEEE CCNC 2009, 10 - 13 January 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 1-2

24. Cobb W.* and ElAarag H., “Web Proxy Cache Replacement Scheme Based on Back Propagation Neural Network”, Journal of Systems and Software Vol. 81 Issue 9, Sept 2008, pp. 1539-1558, doi:10.1016/j.jss.2007.10.024

25. ElAarag H., Moedinger A.*, Hogg C.*, "TCP Friendly Protocols for Media Streams over Heterogeneous Wired-Wireless Networks", Computer Communications, The International Journal for the Computer and Telecommunications Industry, Elsevier Publishing, Vol 31 Issue10, June 2008, pp 2242-2256.

26. Romano S.* and ElAarag H., “A Quantitative Study of Recency and Frequency based Web Cache Replacement Strategies”, Proceedings of 11th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS’08), Spring Simulation Multiconference, Ottawa, Canada, April 14-17, 2008, pp. 70-78

27. ElAarag H. and Hogg C. *, “Enhancement of IFTP for Transmission over Wireless Access Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE Southeast Conference 2007, Richmond, VA, March 22-25, 200, pp. 651-656

28. Cobb W.* and ElAarag H., “Training and Simulation of Neural Networks for Web Proxy Cache Replacement”, Proceedings of 2006 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems (SPECTS 2006), July 31-August 2, 2006, Calgary, Canada, pp. 279-289.

29. ElAarag H. and Cobb W.*, “A Framework for Using Neural Networks for Web Proxy Cache Replacement”, Proceedings of Communication and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS2006), Spring Simulation Multiconference, Huntsville, Alabama, April 2-6 2006, pp. 389-396

30. ElAarag H. and Schindler L.*, “A Speech Recognition and Synthesis Tool”, Proceedings of 44th ACM Southeast Conference, Melbourne, Florida, USA, March, 10-12, 2006, pp.45-49

31. ElAarag H. and Jennings J *. “HashNAT: A Distributed Packet Rewriting System Using Adaptive Hash Functions”, Proceedings of 6th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking, and Parallel/Distributed Computing, Maryland, U.S.A, May 23-25, 2005, pp. 282-287

32. ElAarag H. and Moedinger A.*, “Performance Evaluation of an Internet Friendly Transport Protocol over Networks with Lossy Links”, Proceedings of Applied Telecommunication Symposium, Spring Simulation Multiconference, San Diego, California, pp. 21-25, April 2-8 2005

33. ElAarag H. and Moedinger A.*, “IFTP-W: A TCP-Friendly Protocol for Multimedia Applications over Wireless Networks” Proceedings of 43rd ACM Southeast Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, Vol 2, pp.36-40, March 18-20, 2005

34. Branch C.* and ElAarag H., "Real Time Rendering of Expensive Small Environments", Proceedings of 2004 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology (CISST'04), Las Vegas, Nevada, June 21-24, 2004

35. ElAarag H. and Hartford R.*, “Web-based Systems for Communication and Scheduling”, Proceedings of IEEE Professional Communication Conference, Orlando, FL, pp.201-208, September 2003. 3

6. ElAarag H., "Traffic Accident Simulation and Animation", Proceedings of Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Volume 35, No. 3, pp. 630-637, Montreal, Canada, July 2003.

37. ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "A Reliable Congestion Control Mechanism for Geocasting in Mobile Wireless Networks', International Journal of Network Management, Volume 13, issue 5, pp. 375-387, September 2003

38. ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "Reliable Multicasting Preserving End-to-End TCP Semantics in Wireless Cellular Networks", Proceedings of 3G Wireless Conference, San Francisco, California, May 2003.

39. ElAarag H." Using Split TCP for Multimedia Applications Over Wireless Networks", Journal of Internet Technology, special issue on Design of Wireless LANs, Volume 4, No. 3, pp.185-191, April 2003.

40. ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "A TCP-friendly Protocol for Media Streams over Best Effort Networks", Proceedings of International Conference on Telecommunications, Papeete, Tahiti, February 2003.

41. ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "An Internet Friendly Transport Protocol for Continuous Media over Best Effort Networks", International Journal of Communications and Systems, Wiley and sons, 15:881-898, 2002.

42. ElAarag H., "Improving TCP Performance over Mobile Networks", ACM Computing Survey, Vol. 34, No.3, pp. 357-374, September 2002.

43. ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., " Performance Evaluation of TCP Connections in Ideal and Non-Ideal Network Environments", Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier Publications, v 24 n 18 pp. 1769-1779, Dec 1 2001.

44. ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "Simulation of Transport Protocols over Wireless Communication Networks", Proceedings of 2000 Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando Florida, pp. 1235-1241, December 2000.

45. ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "Transport Control Protocols for Wireless Connections", Proceedings of IEEE 49th Vehicular Technology Conference, Houston Texas, pp. 337-341, May 1999.

46. ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "Performance Evaluation of TCP Implementations in Wireless Networks", Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Digital Wireless Communications for Battlefield Environments, Orlando Florida, pp. 67-78, April 1999. * student co-author

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