Dr. Joseph Helsing
University of North Texas
Computer Science and Engineering
(940) 369-5215
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Education

PhD, University of North Texas, 2018.
Major: Computer Science and Engineering
Dissertation Title: Validation and Evaluation of Emergency Response Plans Through Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
MS, University of North Texas, 2013.
Major: Computer Science
Degree Specialization: Life Sciences
BA, Austin College, 2010.
Major: Computer Science

Professional Positions

Professional
Adjunct Faculty, University of North Texas. (May 2018 – Present).
Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas. (August 2015May 2018).
Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas. (January 2015May 2015).
Grader, University of North Texas. (August 2014December 2014).

Professional Memberships

Member, Association for Computing Machinery. (2012 – Present).

Member, Denton County Homebrewers Guild. (2012 – Present).

Member, Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society. (2011 – Present).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
CSCE 1030, Computer Science I, 3 courses.
CSCE 2100, Foundations of Computing, 36 courses.
CSCE 2110, Foundations of Data Structures, 36 courses.
CSCE 4010, Social Issues in Computing, 5 courses.
CSCE 4011, Engineering Ethics, 3 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Supervised Research,"The Global Stochastic Field Simulator: A Tool for Simulating Disease Transmission in Dynamic and Heterogeneous Populations," Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20142015).

Undergraduate Honors Thesis,"A comparison of bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and gambusia affinis for West Nile virus vector control," Computer Science and Engineering. (20142015).

Undergraduate Honors Thesis,"Thesis," Computer Science and Engineering. (20142014).

Supervised Research,"A method for reducing the severity of epidemics by allocating vaccines according to centrality," Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20132014).

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Teaching Fellow in the Computer Science Department, University of North Texas. (April 2017April 2017).

Outstanding Teaching Fellow in the Computer Science Department, University of North Texas. (April 2016April 2016).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceeding
Helsing, J. (2014). A Method for Reducing the Severity of Epidemics by Allocating Vaccines According to Centrality. 341-350. Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2649409
Drewniak, K., Helsing, J., Mikler, A. R. (2014). A method for reducing the severity of epidemics by allocating vaccines according to centrality. Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics. 341–350.
Helsing, J. (2014). Building an Effective Scaffolding Online Course: The Curriculum Design of the Introduction to UNIX/Linux Course. 313-322. Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014. http://www.editlib.org/noaccess/148795/
Journal Article
Mikler, A. R., O'Neill, M., Helsing, J., Camp, T., Indrakanti, S. (2013). A Framework to Simulate and Visualize Epidemics.

Presentations Given

Helsing, J. (Author & Presenter), Lewis, P. (Author & Presenter), Moen, W. E. (Author), Salter, J. (Author), ALISE, Scaffolding for Digital Curation Education: A One Week Unix Fundamentals Course, Seattle, WA. (20132013).

Helsing, J. (Author & Presenter), Lewis, P. (Author), Warga, E. (Author), Krahmer, A. (Author), iConference, Teaching Tools, Applications, and Infrastructure for Digital Curation Through the use of a Virtual Lab, Fort Worth, TX. (20132013).

Kim, J. (Author), Moen, W. E. (Author), Whiteworth, C. (Author), Warga, E. (Author & Presenter), Wakefield, J. (Author), Helsing, J. (Author), Halbert, M. D. (Author), ALISE, Digital Curation and Data Management Capacity Building: Curricula and Workforce, Dallas, TX. (20122012).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Moen, W. E. (Co-Principal), Kim, J. (Co-Principal), Halbert, M. D. (Co-Principal), Krahmer, A. J. (Supporting), Phillips, M. E. (Supporting), Whitworth, C. (Supporting), Warga, E. (Supporting), Helsing, J. (Supporting), "Information: Curate, Archive, Manage, and Preserve (iCAMP)," Sponsored by Institute of Museum and Library Services, Federal, Funded. (September 1, 2011August 31, 2014).