Faculty & Staff Profile

Sameer Abufardeh

Assoc Professor/Prog Director
Associate Professor
Math, Science and Technology Department
203-B
(218) 281-8182
(218) 281-8678

Responsibilities

  • Program Director for Software Engineering (SE) & Information Technology Management (ITM) Programs.

  • Teaching SE & ITM classes

  • Internship coordinator for SE & ITM

  • Leading SE & ITM Program Reviews and Accreditation

Research Interests

  • Cyber-security, Software Security/privacy, security of social networks, phishing, Global Software Development, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Software Internationalization & Localization (Multilingual Software), Pair Programming, Game Development, 3D Modeling & Simulation.

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • Received of the “Eagle of The Month” award for outstanding contributions to the Math, Science, and Technology Department and UMC, Aug. 2015.

Selected Publications

  • Al-ahmad, B.; Abufardeh, S.; and Magel, K.,: “A Domain Ontology Based Approach to Identify Effect Types upon Security and Functional Requirements.” International Journal of Knowledge Engineering (IJKE). IJKE:Feb. 2015 Vol.1(1): 24-29 ISSN: 2382-6185

  • Book Review: Data Structures and Algorithm in Java 6/e, Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia. John Wiley & Sons, Published Jan 2014.

  • M. Akour, S. Abufardeh, K. Magel, and Q. Al-Radaideh. (2011): “QArabPro: A Rule Based Question Answering System for Reading Comprehension Tests in Arabic.” American Journal of Applied Science, June, 2011, ISSN: 1546-9239 e-ISSN: 1554-3641

  • Abufardeh, S.; Hossain, M; and Bakke, C.; “Understanding the Phishing Victim Profile: Literature Survey”. (In progress).

  • Barakat, R.; Abufardeh, S.; and Magel, K., : “Automated Framework to Improve Users’ Awareness on Online Social Networks”. “Invited to submit extended version of our conference paper published in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT). Special Issue of Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ). (In progress).

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Barakat, R.; Abufardeh, S.; and Magel, K.,”Automated Framework to Improve Users’ Awareness on Online Social Networks”. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, Grand Forks, ND, May 2016.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Al-ahmad, B.; Magel, K. , and Abufardeh, S. ; “Tool Support for Automatically Identifying Effect Types of Security Requirements upon Functional Requirements.” International Conference on Software Engineering ICOSE 2015 Toronto, Canada, August, 2015.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Goswami, A. , Walia, G. , and Abufardeh, S.: “Using a Web-Based Testing Tool Repository in Programming Course: An Empirical Study” Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. July 21- 24, FECS 2014 USA.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Radermacher, A., Walia, G. , Abufardeh, S., and Myronovych, O.: “Guidelines for Implementing Pair Programming in Introductory CS Courses: Experience Report” Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. July 21- 24, FECS 2014 USA.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Ibrahim Aljarah, Shadi Banitaan, Sameer Abufardeh, Wei Jin, and Saeed Salem, “Selecting Discriminating Terms for Bug Assignment: A Formal Analysis”, In 7th International Conference on Predictive Models in Software Engineering (ACM PROMISE’11), September 2011, Banff, Canada.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Abufardeh, Sameer and Magel, Kenneth. (2010). “Impact of Global Software Cultural and Linguistic Aspects on Global Software Development Process (GSD): Issues and Challenges.” Proceedings of IEEE 4th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science (NISS2010), Gyeongju, Korea.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Abufardeh, Sameer and Magel, Kenneth. (2009). "Software Internationalization: Testing Methods for Bidirectional Software," NCM, 2009 Fifth International Joint Conference on INC, IMS and IDC, IEEE: pp.226-231. Seoul, Korea.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Abufardeh, Sameer and Magel, Kenneth. (2009). Software Internationalization: Crosscutting Concerns across the Development Lifecycle. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on New Trends in Information and Service Science (NISS 2009), IEEE pp. 447-450. Beijing, China.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Abufardeh, Sameer and Magel, Kenneth. (2008). Culturalization of Software Architecture: Issues and Challenges. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE 2008), pp. 436-439. Wuhan, China.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Abufardeh, Sameer and Magel, Kenneth. (2008). "QA/Testing Bi-directional Languages Software: Issues and Challenges", COMPSAC, 32nd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, IEEE: pp.172-175. Turku, Finland, 2008.

  • Proceedings of Conferences - peer reviewed: Abufardeh, Sameer and Magel, Kenneth. (2008). “Software Localization: The Challenging Aspects of Arabic to the Localization Process (Arabization).” ACM Proceeding: Software Engineering IASTED- SE 2008, pp. 275-279. Innsbruck, Austria.

  • Technical Report: Radermacher, A., Walia, G., Myronovych, O., Abufardeh, S. and Rummelt, R. "Investigating the Use of Pair Programming at North Dakota State University: A Family of Empirical Studies," Technical Report, The Department of Computer Science, North Dakota State University, 2010.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Software Engineering, North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, ND, 2009.

  • M.S. Computer Science, St Cloud State University (SCSU), St. Cloud, MN, 2000.

  • B.S. Computer Science, Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, IL, 1994.

  • A.S. Computer Programming and Systems Analysis. Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU), Hebron-Palestine, 1986.

University Committee Memberships

  • Recruitment & Retention committee – Member Jan, 2016 – Current

  • MST Curriculum Committee, Member - Oct. 2015 – Current

  • MST Budget committee – Member Jan, 2016 – Current

  • Executive Board Committee – Member, Jan 2016-2018

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.

  • Member of Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA). Member of Honor Society for NDSU Chapter - Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) 2008-current.

  • President Honor Society for NDSU Chapter - Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) 2012-2014.

  • Vice President Honor Society for NDSU Chapter - Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) 2008-2011.

Biography

Biography: 

Dr. Sameer Abufardeh is an Associate Professor/Program director for SE & ITM programs at UMC. Research interests are in Cybersecurity, Software Security/privacy, security of social networks, Global Software Development, Multilingual Software.

In the News

January 9, 2017
Opportunities come in many forms and sometimes the best ones are unexpected. University of Minnesota Crookston Senior Alec Koepp and 2016 graduate Timilehin “Tim” Adeniyi worked together to develop a tutorial that explains the step-by-step creation of a 3-D simulation of something real. Using a model created in Sketchup and importing it into Unity to add the animation, the two were able to continue the work of Alumna Mariam Maiga 2009 and 2015.