Software Engineering: Effective Teaching and Learning Approaches and Practices presents the latest developments in software engineering education, drawing contributions from over 20 software engineering educators from around the globe. Encompassing areas such as student assessment and learning, innovative teaching methods, and educational technology, this much-needed book greatly enhances libraries with its unique research content.
Steven A. Demurjian is a full professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Demurjian is a member of ACM, IEEE Computer Society, IFIP WG11.3 on Database Security, and was elected in 2007 as a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering. Dr. Demurjian's research interests include: UML extensions for role-based (RBAC) and mandatory (MAC) access control with assurance and automatic generation of aspect-oriented software for security enforcement, RBAC and MAC models and security solutions for assurance in web-based and distributed computing environments, and design/code level reusability and refactoring for component-based systems. Dr. Demurjian has over 120 archival publications (book, journal articles, book chapters, and conference/workshop articles). Dr. Demurjian graduated from The Ohio State University in 1987 with a PhD in Computer and Information Sciences with a focus on database models and systems.
J. Fernando Naveda is co-founder and chair of the department of Software Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he has been since 1993. In 1986 he earned the PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and the Bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México, in 1975. In 1990 he was a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute. An active member and volunteer with the IEEE Computer Society, Naveda currently serves as the vice-chair in the Educational Activities Board. He is the co-editor of the volume IEEE Computer Society Real-World Software Engineering Problems – A Self-Study Guide for Today’s Software Professional. [Editor]
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