Hala ElAarag

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Professor of Computer Science

Hala ElAarag joined Stetson University in 2002. She is a senior member of ACM and IEEE and a former president of the Consortium of Computing Sciences in Colleges. ElAarag obtained several awards including Stetson University research award in 2005, Best Paper Award at the 11th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS'08), the 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 in 2012 and Faculty Mentoring Award from the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2015.

  • PhD, computer science, University of Central Florida
  • MS, computer science, Alexandria University
  • BS, computer science, Alexandria University

Contact

Course Sampling

  • 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)

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer science

Biography

ElAarag believes that students learn best by doing. She strives to provide the students with a deeper learning experience that enables them to master the skills they need to possess to succeed in the 21st century. Mastering those skills enable the students to apply academic knowledge in and outside the classroom. She enjoys engaging students in her research and has a lifelong connection with students. Dr. ElAarag has 57 publications in prestigious international journals and conference proceedings, in addition to eleven edited books. She is author of the reference book Web Proxy Cache Replacement: Strategies Simulation, Implementation, and Performance Evaluation (Springer 2013). She has obtained Faculty Mentoring Award from the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2015 and the 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 obtained Stetson University research award in 2005 and Best Paper Award at the 11th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS'08). She was co-general chair of Communication and Networking Simulation Symposium 2009 and 2015-2019. She was a Program Chair and a board member of Consortium of Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeastern Region (2011-2013). She served as Vice President/President Elect of the Consortium of Computing Sciences in Colleges 2014-2016 and President 2016-2018. Dr. ElAarag was Vice General Chair and General Chair of Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) Spring Simulation Multiconference 2011 and 2012, respectively. She was a National Councilor of the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) 2011-2014. She serves on the technical committee for many international conferences and reviews for multiple journals.

Research

  • 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
  • Machine Learning

Publications

Books

Edited Books

Journal and Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Bailey Granam and Hala ElAarag, Utilization of Fuzzy Logic in CPU Scheduling in Various Computing Environments, Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Southeast conference, Kennesaw, GA, April 18-20, 2019 (ACM DL)
  • Ryan Anderson, Juan Toledo and Hala ElAarag, Feasibility Study on the Utilization of Microsoft HoloLens to Increase Driving Conditions Awareness, Proceedings of IEEE SoutheastCon 2019, Huntsville, AL, April 11-14, 2019 
  • Christian Micklisch*, Nathan Hilliard* and Hala ElAarag, "Modeling and Simulation of Scalable Flocking with Fully Autonomous Quadrotors" , Conference Proceedings of the 2018 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, July 9-12, 2018, Bordeaux, France ACM DL 
  • Ou Zheng* and Hala ElAarag,  Simultaneous Localization And Mapping Using UAVs Equipped With Inexpensive Sensors , Proceedings of Communication and Networking Simulation Symposium, SCS Spring Simulation Multi-conference, Baltimore MD, April 15-18, 2018 ACM DL 
  • Christian Micklisch*, Nathan Hilliard*, Hala ElAarag, Modeling and Simulation of Fully Autonomous Quadrotors Proceedings of Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS'18), International Society of Modeling and Simulation 2018 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 2018 ACM DL 
  • Roberto Pagan* and Hala ElAarag, "Diabetic Assistant Tool ", proceedings of the annual ACM Southeast conference, Richmond, KY, March 29-31, 2018 (ACM DL) 
  • H. ElAarag, Deeper Learning in Computer Science Education Using Raspberry Pi, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 33 Issue 2, December 2017 (ACM DL) 
  • Jacob Hell*, Michael Clay* and H. ElAarag, Hierarchical Dungeon Procedural Generation and Optimal Path Finding Based on User Input, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges: Volume 33 Issue 1, October 2017  (ACM DL) 
  • Nathan Hilliard*, John Salis* and H. ElAarag, Algorithms For Procedural Dungeon Generation”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges: Volume 33 Issue 1, October 2017 (ACM DL) 
  • Andrew Roles* and Hala ElAarag, "Coexistence With Malicious And Selfish Nodes In Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks: A Bayesian Game Approach" Journal of Algorithms & Computational Technology, Sage Publisher, 2017, SAGE
  • Justin Ridgewell* and Hala ElAarag, "Network Coded Internet Friendly Transport Protocol" , Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology, Sage Publisher, 2017 SAGE
  • Justin Ridgewell* and Hala ElAarag, "NCTCP: A Network Coded TCP Protocol", Proceedings of the 19th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS 2016), International Society of Modeling and Simulation 2016 Spring Simulation Multiconference, simulation series Vol. 48 No. 3, Pasadena, CA April 3-6, 2016 ACM DL
  • 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 ACM DL
  • 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, Springer .  
  • 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 ACM DL
  • 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 IEEE Explore
  • 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 ACM DL
  • 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 IEEE Explore
  • 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 IJCNC 
  • Hala ElAarag, "Teaching Computer Organization: A Practical Approach" , Journal of Computing SCiences in Colleges, Vol 28, No. 2, December 2012, pp. 210-217 ACM DL
  • Romano S.* and ElAarag H., "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 Sage 
  • Hala ELAarag and Matt Wozniak*, "Using Fuzzy Inference to Improve TCP Congestion Control over Wireless Networks", CNS 12, March 26 - 29, 2012, Orlando, FL, USA ACM DL 
  • Hala ElAarag and Sam Romano*, "Animation of the Traveling Salesman Problem" , Proceedings of IEEE Southeast Conference, Orlando, FL March 15-18, 2012 IEEE Explore 
  • 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 IEEE Explore 
  • ElAarag H. , Bauschlicher D.*, Bauschlicher S.*, "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 ACM DL 
  • 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 ACM DL 
  • Romano S.* and ElAarag H., "A Neural Network Proxy Cache Replacement Strategy and its Implementation in the Squid Proxy Server" Vol. 20, No. 1, Feb 2011, pp. 59-78, Springer-Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-010-0442-0 Springer-Verlag 
  • Bauschlicher D.*, Bauschlicher S.* and ElAarag H., "Framework for the Integration of Body Sensor Networks and Social Networks to Improve Healthcare", Communication and Networking Symposium, International Society of Modeling and Simulation 2011 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Boston, MA, pp. 19-26, April 3-6, 2011 ACM DL 
  • Wells D.* and ElAarag H., "A Novel Approach for Automated Music Composition Using Memetic Algorithms" , 48th Annual ACM Southeast Conference, Kennesaw, GA, pp.155-159, March 24-26, 2011 ACM DL 
  • 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. ACM DL 
  • 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 ASEE 
  • ElAarag H. and Romano S.* "Training of NNPCR-2: An Improved Neural Network Proxy Cache Replacement Strategy" , 2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2009), Vol. 41, 13-16 July 2009, pp. 260-267 IEEE Explore 
  • ElAarag H. and Romano S.*, "Comparison of Function Based Web Proxy Cache Replacement Strategies" , 2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2009), Vol. 41, 13-16 July 2009, pp. 252-259 IEEE Explore 
  • ElAarag H. and Romano S.*, "Improvement of the Neural Network Proxy Cache Replacement Strategy" 12th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS09), Spring Simulation Multiconference, San Diego, CA, March 22-27, 2009 ACM DL 
  • Salmon S.* and ElAarag H., "SLAAP: Stream Location-Aware Alliance Partitioning in BitTorrent Networks FOR Video-On-Demand Systems", 6th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, IEEE CCNC 2009, 10 - 13 January 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada IEEE Explore 
  • Cobb W.* and ElAarag H., "Web Proxy Cache Replacement Scheme Based on Back Propagation Neural Network", Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier publishing (2007) Elsevier 
  • 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 31/10 pp 2242-2256. Elsevier 
  • Romano S.* and ElAarag H., "A Quantitative Study of Recency and Frequency based Web Cache Replacement Strategies" , 11th Communication and Networking Symposium (CNS.08), Spring Simulation Multiconference, Ottawa, Canada, April 14-17, 2008, pp. 70-78, ACM DL 
  • ElAarag H. and Hogg C.*, "Enhancement of IFTP for Transmission over Wireless Access Networks" , IEEE Southeast Conference 2007, Richmond, VA, March 22-25, 2007, pp. 651-656 IEEE EXplore 
  • Cobb W.* and ElAarag H., "Training and Simulation of Neural Networks for Web Proxy Cache Replacement" , 2006 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems (SPECTS 2006), July 31-August 2, 2006, Calgary, Canada, pp.279-2893. IEEE Explore 
  • ElAarag H. and Cobb W.*, A Framework for Using Neural Networks for Web Proxy Cache Replacement", Communication and Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS2006), Spring Simulation Multiconference, Huntsville, Alabama, April 2-6 2006, pp. 389-396 
  • ElAarag H. and Schindler L.*, "A Speech Recognition and Synthesis Tool" , 44th ACM Southeast Conference, Melbourne, Florida, USA, March, 10-12, 2006. ACM DL 
  • ElAarag H. and Jennings J.* "HashNAT: A Distributed Packet Rewriting System Using Adaptive Hash Functions" , 6th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking, and Parallel/Distributed Computing, Maryland, U.S.A, May 23-25, 2005, pp. 127-1326. IEEE Explore 
  • ElAarag H. and Moedinger A.*, "Performance Evaluation of an Internet Friendly Transport Protocol over Networks with Lossy Links" , Applied Telecommunication Symposium, Spring Simulation Multiconference, San Diego, California, April 2-8 2005 
  • ElAarag H. and Moedinger A.*, "IFTP-W: A TCP-Friendly Protocol for Multimedia Applications over Wireless Networks" , 43rd ACM Southeast Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, Vol 2, pp.36-40, March 18-20, 2005 ACM DL 
  • Branch C.* and ElAarag H., ""Real Time Rendering of Expensive Small Environments" , 2004 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology (CISST'04), June 21-24, Las Vegas, Nevada 
  • ElAarag H. and Hartford R.* " Web-Based Systems for Communication and Scheduling" , IEEE Professional Communication Conference, pp. 201-208, Orlando, FL, Sept 2003. IEEE Explore 
  • ElAarag H., "Traffic Accident Simulation and Animation" , Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Volume 35, No. 3, pp. 630-637, Montreal, Canada, July 2003. Abstract 
  • ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "A Reliable Congestion Control Mechanism for Geocasting in Mobile Wireless Networks" , International Journal of Network Mangement, September 2003, Volume 13, issue 5, pp. 375-387 Abstract  
  • ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M.,"Reliable Multicasting Preserving End-to-End TCP Semantics in Wireless Cellular Networks" , World Wireless Congress, 3GWireless'03 , May 27-30, 2003, San Fransisco, CA. 
  • 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. 
  • ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "A TCP-friendly Protocol for Media Streams over Best Effort Networks" , 10th Internatiotional Conference on Telecommunications ICT'2003, February 23-March 1 2003, Papeete, French Polynesia. IEEE Explore 
  • ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., "An Internet Friendly Transport Protocol for Continuous Media over Best Effort Networks";, International Journal of Communication Systems , John Wiley and Sons,2002, 15:881-898 Wiley 
  • Hala ElAarag, "Improving TCP Performance over Mobile Networks" , Journal of ACM Computing Surveys , Vol. 34, No. 3, pp.357-374, September 2002. ACM DL 
  • 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. Elsevier 
  • ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., " Simulation of Transport Protocols over Wireless Communication Networks" , 2000 Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando Florida, pp. 1235-1241, December 2000. ACM DL 
  • ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., Transport Control Protocols for Wireless Connections , IEEE 49th Vehicular Technology Conference, Houston Texas, pp. 337-341, May 1999. IEEE Explore 
  • ElAarag H. and Bassiouni M., Performance Evaluation of TCP Implementations in Wireless Networks, SPIE Conference on Digital Wireless Communications for Battlefield Environments, Orlando Florida, pp. 67-78, April 1999.

Magazines and other publications

  • Hala ElAarag, "State of the Art Research in Modeling and Simulation", Modeling and Simulation magazine, a publication of the Society of Modeling and Simulation International, A. Tolk, F. Longo, and I. Moon (eds.),Vol. 3, Issue 3, July 2012, pp.1-4.
  • Hala ElAarag, "Resource Management in the Cloud Using Evolutionary Computation", 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'12), March 26 - 29, 2012, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Hala ELAarag "An Overview of the Best Papers of the 2011 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference" Modeling and Simulation magazine, a publication of the Society of Modeling and Simulation International, October 2011, pp.179-182

Papers under ElAarag's Supervision

  • Russell J., "Implementation and Performance Evaluation of a TCP-Based Multicasting Protocol in a Real-World Environment", 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2004, Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis, April 14-17, 2004.
  • Friesen C., "Simulation of Handoff in Wireless Wi-Fi Networks", 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, NCUR 2004, Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis, April 14-1, 2004.
  • Lopez J., "Ethics in Computer Multi Player Gaming", accepted at North American Computing and Philosophy Conference CAP 2004, Carnegie Mellon, August 4-6