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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Denise Case

Dr. Denise Case



2280 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2015

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Computer Science; Kansas State University
  • M.S.E. Software Engineering; Kansas State University
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering Honors; University of Missouri-Columbia

Courses Taught

Northwest Missouri State University

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Advanced Topics in Database Systems
  • Developing Web Applications and Services
  • Design of Data-Intensive Systems
  • Application Development in C#.NET
  • Project Management in Business and Technology
  • Independent Study
  • Advanced Independent Study
  • Directed Graduate Project II

Johnson County Community College

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Concepts of Programming Algorithms using C#
  • Object-Oriented Programming Using C#

Academic Interests

  • Data systems and large scale data
  • Data science, data analytics, machine learning, informatics
  • Natural and artificial intelligence, intelligent systems
  • Cybersecurity, computer forensics
  • Computer science education, profession-based education
  • Student engagement
  • Systems and software engineering

Scholarly Activity

Selected Publications

  • Nayak, P., Madireddy, S., Case, D. M., & Stylios, C. D. Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to Model University Desirability and Selection, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), October 2017, pp 1976-1981.
  • Case, Denise M., and Charles Hoot. "Developing a lessons library for teaching version control." Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 32.5, May 2017, 88-94.
  • Case, Denise M., and Chrysostomos D. Stylios, "Introducing a Fuzzy Cognitive Map for modeling power market auction behavior", Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on. IEEE, December 2016.
  • Case, Denise M. and Stylios, Chrysostomos D, “Fuzzy Cognitive Map to Model Project Management Problems”, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society 2016 Conference, El Paso, Texas, November 2016.
  • Case, Denise M., Eloe, Nathan W., and Leopold, Jennifer L., "Scaffolding Version Control into the Computer Science Curriculum", 2016 International Workshop on Distributed Education Technologies, Salerno, Italy, November 2016.
  • Eloe, Nathan W., Case, Denise M., and Leopold, Jennifer L., “VeCVL: A Visual Language for Version Control”, The 22nd International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, Salerno, Italy, November 2016.
  • Case, Denise, "Engineering Complex Systems with Multigroup Agents", doctoral dissertation, Kansas State University, May 2015.
  • Pahwa, A. and DeLoach, S.A. and Natarajan, B. and Das, S. and Malekpour, A.R. and Shafiul Alam, S.M.S. and Case, D.M., “Goal-Based Holonic Multiagent System for Operation of Power Distribution Systems”, Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on, 2015.
  • Case, Denise M and DeLoach, Scott A, "OBAA++: an agent architecture for participating in multiple groups", Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Paris, France, 2014.
  • Case, DM, Faqiry, MN, Majumder, BP, Das, S, DeLoach, SA, "Implementation of a Two-tier Double Auction for On-line Power Purchasing in the Simulation of a Distributed Intelligent Cyber-Physical System", Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 2014.
  • Case, Denise and DeLoach, Scott, "Applying an O-MaSE compliant process to develop a Holonic Multiagent System for the evaluation of Intelligent Power Distribution Systems", Engineering Multiagent Systems, 2013.

Selected Presentations

  • Denise M. Case, “Coding Collaboration with Git”, Invited Workshop, Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas Women in Computing Conference (MINK WIC), November 2017.
  • Denise M. Case, "Engineering Complex Systems: An Agent-Based Approach", KSU CIS Research Seminar Series, moderated by Venkatesh Prasad Ranganath, March 2015.
  • Denise M. Case, M. N. Faqiry, B. P. Majumder, S. Das, and Scott. A. DeLoach. "Implementation of a two-tier double auction for on-line power purchasing in the simulation of a distributed intelligent cyber-physical system". In Research in Computing Science, 2014, presented at the Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2014.
  • Denise M. Case. "Distributed Intelligent Systems: Agent Self Control and Consistency Management in Complex Adaptive Systems," presented at the Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Doctoral Consortium, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, 2014.
  • Denise M. Case, “Engineering Multigroup Agents for Complex Cooperative Systems” presented at the Doctoral Consortium of the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Paris, France, AAMAS, 2014.
  • Denise M. Case, Scott A. DeLoach, “Applying an O-MaSE Compliant Process to Develop a Holonic Multiagent System for the Evaluation of Intelligent Power Distribution Systems”, presented at the 1st International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS) Workshop at the Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS, 2013.


  • Invited panelist, MINK WIC, “Is Graduate School Right for Me?” November 2017.
  • Invited reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2015
  • Invited reviewer, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 2014, 2015
  • Invited speaker, Research Seminar Series, Kansas State University, 2015
  • Lee, Jeehyung, Wipapat Kladwang, Minjae Lee, Daniel Cantu, Martin Azizyan, Hanjoo Kim, Alex Limpaecher, Sungroh Yoon, Adrien Treuille, and Rhiju Das. RNA design rules from a massive open laboratory published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS),2014: 201313039. EteRNA protein-folding molecular design project developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University.
  • Curators, National Merit Scholar

Student Group Advisement

  • NSF STEM-Scholars
  • ACM-G, Association of Computing Machinery – MSACS Graduate Student Chapter

Other Professional Experiences

  • Case Consulting, CEO
  • Black & Veatch, Senior Consulting Engineer
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Kansas
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Lifetime Member
  • Association for Computing Machinery - Women (ACM-W) Communications Committee
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honorary Society, Lifetime Member
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), President, Kansas City Section
  • Alpha Chi Sigma, Delta Chapter, President, University of Missouri at Columbia
  • Johnson County Community College, Computer Science & Information Technology Department, Advisory Board, 2011-2014
  • Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas Women in Computing (MINK WIC) Conference Volunteer, 2015, 2017