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Dr. Denise Case

Dr. Denise Case

Email

Office

2280 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1136

Joined Northwest in 2015


Associate Professor


Education

  • 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

  • 44-386 Digital Forensics
  • 44-499 Independent Study
  • 44-517 Big Data
  • 44-542 Object-Oriented Programming
  • 44-560 Advanced Topics in Database Systems
  • 44-563 Developing Web Applications and Services
  • 44-564 Design of Data-Intensive Systems
  • 44-599 Special Projects C#.NET
  • 44-663 Application Development in C#.NET
  • 44-618 Project Management in Business and Technology
  • 44-691 Graduate Directed Project I
  • 44-692 Graduate Directed Project II
  • 44-698 Advanced Independent Study

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, conversational AI
  • Cybersecurity, computer forensics
  • Computer science education, profession-based education
  • Student engagement
  • Systems and software engineering

Scholarly Activity

Selected Publications

  • Case, Denise M., Blackburn, Ty, and Stylios, Chrysostomos, Construction Industry Pursuit Intel Modeling Insights with FCM, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2019), June 2019.
  • Case, Denise M. and Hoot, Charles. Capstone as Consulting, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2019.
  • Badami, C, Case, D., Eloe, N., Fellah, A., Hawley, D., Hoot, C., & Linville, D. Blended Courses in Computer Science and Information Systems Education: Adapting to Changing Educational Methods and Needs: Panel Discussion. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2019. 
  • Bandi, Ajay, Case, Denise, Eloe, Nathan, and Fellah, Aziz. Challenges of Mentoring Graduate Directed Projects: Profession-based Learning Through Collaboration: Panel Discussion. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2019. 
  • Case, Denise M., Blackburn, Ty, & Stylios, Chrysostomos D, “Modelling Construction Management Problems with Fuzzy Cognitive Maps.” In Aminah Robinson Fayek, Fuzzy Hybrid Computing in Construction Engineering and Management, Emerald Group Publishing, 978-1-78743-869-9, 2018.
  • Case D., Kelly, C., Toomey, D., Smith, H., Rogers, M., Spradling, C. & Simmons, J., Improving the computer science pipeline for underrepresented groups. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 33 (5), 161-164, May 2018.
  • 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.
  • Linville, D., Rogers, M., Kelly, C., Spradling, C. & Case, D., Profession-based learning through collaboration and vertical alignment with K12, higher education, and industry: panel discussion. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 31(5), 187-189, May 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

  • Case, Denise M., Blackburn, Ty, and Stylios, Chrysostomos, Construction Industry Pursuit Intel Modeling Insights with FCM, presented at the Special Session on Fuzzy Hybrid Computing Applications in Construction Engineering and Management at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2019), June 2019.
  • Case, Denise M. and Hoot, Charles. Capstone as Consulting, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2019.
  • Badami, C, Case, D., Eloe, N., Fellah, A., Hawley, D., Hoot, C., & Linville, D. Blended Courses in Computer Science and Information Systems Education: Adapting to Changing Educational Methods and Needs: Panel Discussion. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2019. 
  • Bandi, Ajay, Case, Denise, Eloe, Nathan, and Fellah, Aziz. Challenges of Mentoring Graduate Directed Projects: Profession-based Learning Through Collaboration: Panel Discussion. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2019. 
  • Case D., Kelly, C., Toomey, D., Smith, H., Rogers, M., Spradling, C. & Simmons, J., Improving the computer science pipeline for underrepresented groups. Presented at the CCSC – Central Plains 2018 conference in Maryville, MO.
  • Case, D. M. & Hawley, D. D. (2018). Chrome Home: Six Fun Activities Introducing Basic Web Programming Techniques. Workshop at SIGCSE. Baltimore, MD, May 2018.
  • Denise M. Case, “Coding Collaboration with Git”, Invited Workshop, Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas Women in Computing Conference (MINK WIC), November 2017.
  • Linville, D., Rogers, M., Kelly, C., Spradling, C. & Case, D., Profession-based learning through collaboration and vertical alignment with K12, higher education, and industry: panel discussion. Presented at the CCSC – Central Plains 2016 conference in St. Joseph, MO, May 2016.
  • 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.

Selected Apps

  • Case, Denise M. (2019) Bearcat Buddy - Football [Alexa Skill]
  • Case, Denise M. (2019) Bearcat Buddy – Women’s Basketball [Alexa Skill]
  • Case, Denise M. (2019) Bearcat Buddy - Men’s Basketball [Alexa Skill]
  • Case, Denise M. (2018) 44-563 Web Apps Course Syllabus [Progressive Web App]

Honors/Awards

  • Northwest Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, 2017

Other

  • Invited reviewer, Fuzz-IEEE, 2019
  • Invited reviewer, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Central Plains, 2018-2019
  • 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

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

Other Professional Experience

  • 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) National Communications Committee, 2016-2017
  • 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
  • Northwest Missouri State University Faculty Senate Secretary, 2019-2020
  • National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Regional NCWIT Aspirations – Western Missouri and Kansas Celebration, Speed Networking Event Facilitator, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Regional NCWIT Girls Explore Tech Day in Kansas City, Co-Organizer and Workshop Presenter
  • Regional Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas Women in Computing (MINK WIC) Conference, Volunteer, 2015, 2017, Co-Organizer and Program Chair, 2019
  • Regional Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Central Plains, Regional Treasurer, 2018-2021