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Ph.D., Polytechnic University (2004)
M.S., Polytechnic University (1998)
B.S., Brooklyn College (1995)

Recent Courses

Computer Networks
Introduction To Algorithms And Data Structure (lecture)
Introduction To Algorithms And Data Structure (lab)
Introduction To Computer Programming (lab)
Introduction To Computer Programming (lecture)
Senior Seminar In Information Systems

Grants/Sponsored Research

National Science Foundation Grant, with Dr. Chen, $25000 to support the development of security-related courses

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work


"Query-based Test Generation for Database Applications",
D. Chays, J. Shahid, P. G. Frankl,
International Conference on Management of Data,
Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on Testing database systems,
Article No. 6, Published by ACM, June 2008.

"Will There Ever Be Consensus on CS1?",
R. M. Siegfried, D. Chays, K. G. Herbert,
Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, 6 Pages, Published by CSREA Press (Acceptance rate: 29%), July 2008.

"Testing Database Transactions with AGENDA",
Y. Deng, P. G. Frankl and D. Chays,
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering,
Pages 78 – 87, Published by ACM Press (Acceptance rate: 14%), May 2005.

“An AGENDA for Testing Relational Database Applications”,
D. Chays, Y. Deng, P. G. Frankl, S. Dan, F. I. Vokolos, and E. J. Weyuker,
Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability,
Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 17 – 44,
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd., March 2004.

"Demonstration of AGENDA Tool Set for Testing Relational Database Applications",
D. Chays and Y. Deng,
Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Software Engineering, Pages 802 - 803, Published by IEEE Computer Society, May 2003.

"A Framework for Testing Database Applications”,
D. Chays, S. Dan, P. G. Frankl, F. I. Vokolos, and E. J. Weyuker,
Proceedings of the ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, Pages 147 – 157, Published by ACM Press, August 2000.

Honors and Accomplishments

Nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award, 2008, 2012.

GAANN Scholarship (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need), 2000 - 2003.

Student Travel Scholarship, 2000.

National Science Foundation Traineeship Grant, 1997 - 1999.

Jack Wolfe Award in Computer and Information Science, 1995.

Erik Widder Memorial Award in Computer Science, 1994.

Stewart Monchik Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science, 1993.

Professional Activities

Journal Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2012.

Journal Reviewer, Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (STVR), 2009.

Journal Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), 2004, 2005.