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Professor Saiedian's Ph.D. Students

Blake Bryant, "Building Better with Blocks: A Novel Secure Multi-Channel Internet Memory Information Control (S-MIMIC) Protocol for Complex Latency Sensitive Applications;" Successfully passed Qualifying and Comprehensive exams in 2019 and 2021 respectively; successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation with Honors on May 23, 2023. Dr. Bryant is currently an associate professor and the director of the IT degree programs (undergradaute and graduate) at the University of Kansas at Edwards Campus.

Li Cheng, "An Extensible Model-Based Approach to Analyze and Test Dynamic Multi-Tier Web Applications," (passed Qualifying and Comprehensive exams in 2007; successfuly defended his Ph.D. dissertation on December 10, 2012); currently with the DoD Biotechnology High Performance Computing, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Fredrick, MD.

Dan Hein, "A New Approach for Predicting Security Vulnerability Severity in Attack Prone Software Using Architecture and Repository Mined Change Metrics." Passed Comp exam in July 2013; defended dissertation with Honors in 2017. Dr. Hein was awarded the Moore Award for Best Dissertation in April 2018. Dr. Hein is currently a Technical Security Lead at Garmin (overseeing product security and representing Consumer Engineering on the Executive Cybersecurity Board).

David Janzen, "An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Test-Driven Development on Software Quality". Admitted in August 2004; Passed Qualifying and Comp exams in 2005; Completed with Honors in September 2006; dissertation was a finalist for the KU Moore Award; dissertation received the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Awards (ranked top-third behind two dissertations by a CMU and a UIUC student). Janzen's dissertation reseach was also ranked 3rd nationally by the ACM SIGPLAN in 2005.

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Dr. Janzen is currently the President of Tabor College. Before joining Tabor College, Dr. Janzen was a tenured full professor at Cal Poly. He is also president and principal consultant/trainer at Simex (Morro Bay, CA), co-founder of Steadfast Innovation LLC, and creator of Squid (San Luis Obispo, CA).

Sergey Morozov, "A Distributed, Architecture-Centric Approach to Computing Accurate Recommendations from Very Large and Sparse Datasets", successfully defended his dissertation with Honors on July 12, 2011. Morozov passed his Qualifying and Comprehensive exams in 2008. Dr. Morozov was awarded the Moore Award for Best Dissertation in May 2012. Morozov was also awarded the Young Scholar/Researcher (Student Paper Competition) at the 32nd International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces 2010 (ITI 2010). Dr. Sergey Morozov is now a chief data scientist at Cyber2Media.

Jungwoo Ryoo,  "AVDL: A Software Architecture View Description Language Supporting Efficient View Management." Completed his Qualifying and Comp exams in 2003 and successfully defended in May 2005.

Dr. Ryoo is currently the Chancellor of Penn State DuBios. Prior to that position, Dr. Ryoo was a tenured graduate faculty at Penn State, a full professor and Division Head, Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Altoona and a security and software architecture consultant at the Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute.