Professor Saiedian's Ph.D. Students
"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,
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
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
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.
The ACM Plaques:
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
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
Information Technology Interfaces 2010 (ITI 2010).
Dr. Sergey Morozov is now a chief data scientist at
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