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Biography: 

Susan D. Urban was at Arizona State University from 1989 to 2007, where she currently holds the status of Emeritus Professor in the School of Computer, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. She has been a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University since 2011 and was previously a professor in the Department of Computer Science from 2007-2010. She was also an assistant professor at the University of Miami from 1987 to 1989.

Her research has addressed integrated techniques for event, rule, and transaction processing to address data consistency and active behavior in distributed, data-centric applications. Her more recent research has addressed the application of big data analytics in the context of intrusion detection and prevention. Urban has been the recipient of several grants from the National Science Foundation for her research on constraints, active rule processing in centralized and distributed environments, data consistency issues in service-oriented environments, the use of databases in engineering design, undergraduate research, and the development of innovative teaching concepts for database instruction. She has published more than120 refereed papers and book chapters on the results of her research and has had over $3.5M in funding, primarily from the National Science Foundation. She is a co-author, together with Suzanne Dietrich, of "Fundamentals of Object Databases: Object-Oriented and Object-Relational Design" (Morgan Claypool, 2011) and a co-author, together with Catherine Ricardo, of "Databases Illuminated," 3rd Edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2017).

She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Data Semantics, the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and the Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. In addition, she has served as the co-editor of special issues in the Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering Journal, Computing Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Theory and Practice of Object Systems, and the Journal of Computing and Information Science and Engineering. She has also served on the organizing and program committees of numerous database conferences and workshops, including the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, the International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, the International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics, the International Conference on Objects and Databases, and the ACM Symposium on Computer Science Education. Urban is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE Computer Society, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In 2010, she was also inducted into the Golden Key Honour Society as an honorary member.

 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Louisiana-Lafayette 1987
  • M.S.Computer Science, University of Louisiana-Lafayette 1980
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Louisiana-Lafayette 1976 
Research Interests: 

data constraints, active rule processing in centralized and distributed environments, data consistency issues in service-oriented environments, the use of databases in engineering design, undergraduate research, and the development of innovative teaching concepts for database instruction

Publications: 
  • Urban, Susan Darling. Database Models. Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2007).
  • Jin Ying, Susan Urban, Suzanne Dietrich. A Concurrent Rule Scheduling Algorithm for Active Rules. Data and Knowledge Engineering (2007).
  • Y Jin, Susan Urban, Suzanne Dietrich. A Concurrent Rule Scheduling Algorithm for Active Rules. Data and Knowledge Engineering (2007).
  • . . The Handbook of Database Technology (2007).
  • Jin Ying, Susan Urban, Suzanne Dietrich. Extending the OBJECTIVE Benchmark for Evaluation of Active Rules in a Distributed Component Integration Environment. Journal of Database Management (2006).
  • Jin Ying, Susan Urban, Suzanne Dietrich, Amy Sundermier. An Integration Rule Processing Algorithm and Execution Environment for Distributed Component Integration. Informatica (2006).
  • Suzanne Dietrich, Rohini Patil, Amy Sundermier, Susan Urban. Component Adaptation for Event-Based Application Integration using Active Rules. Journal of Systems and Software (2006).
  • Bitner, Mary, Brown, Stephen, Goul, Michael, Urban, Susan. Services Science Journey: Foundations, Progress, Challenges. (2006).
  • Urban, Susan. Services Science, Management, and Engineering: A Computing Perspective. (2006).
  • Urban, Susan, Biswas, Ingrid, Dietrich, Suzanne. Filtering Features for a Composite Event Definition Language. (2006).
  • Xiao, Yang, Urban, Susan, Dietrich, Suzanne. A Process History Capture System for Analysis of Data Dependencies in Concurrent Process Execution. (2006).
  • Xiao, Yang, Urban, Susan, Liao, Ning. The DeltaGrid Abstract Execution Model: Service Composition and Process Interference Handling. (2006).
  • Dietrich, Suzanne W, Urban, Susan Darling. An Advanced Course in Database Systems: Beyond Relational Databases. (2005).
  • Dietrich, Suzanne Wagner, Urban, Susan Darling. An Advanced Course in Database Systems: Beyond Relational Databases. (2005).
  • Dietrich, Suzanne, Urban, Susan, Hua, Ma, Xiao, Yang, Patel, Shama. Exploring XML for Data Exchange in the Context of an Undergraduate Database Curriculum. (2005).
  • Dietrich, Suzanne, Urban, Susan, Ma, H., Xiao, Y., Patel, S. Exploring XML for Data Exchange in the Context of an Undergraduate Database Curriculum. (2005).
  • Hua, Ma, Urban, Susan, Xiao, Yang, Dietrich, Suzanne. GridPML: A Process Modeling Language and History Capture Systems for Grid Service Composition. (2005).
  • Ma, H., Urban, Susan, Xiao, Y., Dietrich, Suzanne. GridPML: A Process Modeling Language and History Capture System for Grid Service Composition. (2005).
  • Urban, Susan, Kumar, V., Dietrich, Suzanne. A Prototype for Integration of Web Services into the IRules Approach to Component Integration. (2005).
  • Urban, Susan, Vasantha, Vikram, Dietrich, Suzanne. A Prototype for Integration of Web Services into the IRules Approach to Component Integration. (2005).
  • Urban, Susan, Kambhampati, Sunitha, Dietrich, Suzanne, Ying, Jin, Sundermier, Amy. An Event Processing System for Rule-Based Component Integration. (2004).
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  • Susan Urban, Taoufik Ben Abdellatif, Suzanne Dietrich, Amy Sundermier. Delta Abstractions: A Technique for Managing Database States in Active Rule Processing. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2003).
  • Urban, Susan, Dietrich, Suzanne. Using UML Class Diagrams for a Comparative Analysis of Relational, Object-Oriented, and Object-Relational Database Mappings. (2003).
  • Juan Lavariega, Susan Urban. An Object Algebra Approach for Multidatabase Query Decomposition in Donaji. Distributed and Parallel Databases (2002).
  • Urban, Susan Darling (Author) ,Dietrich, Suzanne (Author) ,Sundermier, Amy (Author) ,Yinghui, Na (Author) ,Ying, Jin (Author) . Active Declarative Integration Rules for Developing Distributed Electronic Commerce Applications. Handbook of Electronic Commerce in Business and Society (2002).
  • Dietrich, Suzanne, Urban, Susan, Kyriakides, Ion. JDBC Demonstration Courseware Using Servlets and Java Server Pages. (2002).
  • Ying, Jin, Urban, Susan, Dietrich, Suzanne. An Architecture and Execution Environment for Component Integration Rules. (2002).
  • Ying, Jin, Urban, Susan, Sundermier, Amy, Dietrich, Suzanne. An Execution and Transaction Model for Active, Rule-Based Component Integration. (2002).
  • Susan Urban, Suzanne Dietrich, Akash Saxena, Amy Sundermier. Interconnection of Distributed Components: An Overview of Current Middleware Solutions. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (2001).
  • Suzanne Dietrich, Susan Urban, Amy Sundermier, Na Yinghui, Jin Ying, Sunitha Kambhampati. A Language and Framework for Supporting an Active Approach to Component-Based Software Integration. Informatica (2001).
  • Dietrich, S, Suceava, D, Cherukuri, C, Urban, Susan. A Reusable Graphical Interface for Manipulating Object-Oriented Databases using Java and XML. (2001).
  • Urban, Susan, Dietrich, Suzanne. Advanced Database Concepts for Undergraduates: Experience with Teaching a Second Course. (2001).
  • Urban, Susan, Dietrich, Suzanne, Yinghui, Na, Ying, Jin, Sundermier, Amy, Saxena, Akash. The IRules Project: Using Active Rules for the Integration of Distributed Software Components. (2001).
  • Urban, Susan, Saxena, Akash, Dietrich, Suzanne, Sundermier, Amy. An Evaluation of Distributed Computing Options for the Integration of Black-Box Software Components. (2001).
  • Andreas Spanias, Susan Urban, Argyris Constantinou, Maya Tampi, Axel Clausen, Xiaopeng Zhang, Jeff Foutz, Georgios Stylianou. Development and Evaluation of a Web-Based Signal and Speech Processing Laboratory for Distance Learning. Computers in Education Journal (2000).
  • Susan Urban, Michael Tjahjadi, Jami Shah. A Case Study in Mapping Conceptual Designs to Object-Relational Schemas. Theory and Practice of Object Systems section of Concurrency: Practice and Experience (2000).
  • Urban, Susan Darling (Author) ,Dietrich, Suzanne W (Author) ,Tapia, Pablo (Author) . Mapping UML Diagrams to Object- Relational Schemas in Oracle 8. Succeeding with Object Databases (2000).
  • Lavariega, Juan, Urban, Susan. Global Object Identification in the Donaji Multidatabase Environment. (2000).
  • Spanias, Andreas, Urban, Susan, Constantinou, Argyris, Tampi, Maya, Clausen, Axel, Zhang, Xiaopeng, Foutz, Jeff, Stylianou, Georgios. Development and Evaluation of a Web-Based Signal and Speech Processing Laboratory for Distance Learning. (2000).
  • Spanias, Andreas, Urban, Susan, Constantinou, Argyris, Tampi, Maya, Clausen, Axel, Zhang, Xiaopeng, Foutz, Jeff, Stylianou, Georgios, Spanias, Andreas, Urban, Susan, Constantinou, Argyris, Tampi, Maya, Clausen, Axel, Zhang, Xiaopeng, Foutz, Jeff, Stylianou, Georgios. A Virtual Digital Signal Processing Laboratory. (2000).
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Research Activity: 
Presentations: 
  • Urban, Susan. Advanced Data Modeling for Designing Relational, Object-Relational and Object-Oriented Database Applications. (Jul 2006).
  • Urban, Susan. The Enterprise Computing Initiative at ASU. ASU/Industry Kickoff Meeting for the Enterprise Computing Consortium (Nov 2004).
  • Urban, Susan. The Enterprise Computing Initiative at ASU. Industrial Engineering Graduate Research Seminar (Nov 2004).
  • Urban, Susan. Research Plan for Enterprise Computing at ASU: Science-Based Enterprise Computing for Large-Scale, Transaction-Based Systems. (Sep 2004).
  • Urban, Susan. The Enterprise Computing Initiative at ASU. Arizona State University meeting with American Express (Aug 2004).
  • Urban, Susan. Active Declarative Integration Rules for Developing Distributed Multi-Tiered Applications. Center for Advancing Business Through Information Technology (Nov 2003).
  • Urban, Susan. Active Declarative Integration Rules for Developing Distributed Multi-Tiered Applications. Information Systems Department at ITESM (Oct 2003).
  • Urban, Susan. A lecture from CSE 494DB to an undergraduate class in the. Information Systems Department at ITESM (Oct 2003).
Service: 
  • International Conference on e-Business Engineering, Member of Program Committee (2005 - Present)
  • ASU/Conacyt Fellowship Program, CSE contact (2004 - Present)
  • ACM SIGCSE Conference (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education), Member of Program Committee (2000 - Present)
  • International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, Member of Program Committee (2007 - 2007)
  • IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce (CEC) Technology and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE), Member of Program Committee (2006 - 2006)
  • International Workshop on Data Engineering in E-Commerce and Services, Member of Program Committee (2006 - 2006)
  • International Workshop on Event-Driven Architectures, Processing, and Systems, Member of Program Committee (2006 - 2006)
  • Dean's Advisory Personnel Committee, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Search Committee, Department of Industrial Engineering, Information Systems Position, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Department Publicity Liason (2004 - 2006)
  • ASU Faculty Development Program, Faculty Mentor (2004 - 2006)
  • EC2000 Technical Area for Database Systems, Chair (2000 - 2006)
  • Committee of Review, Member (1999 - 2006)
  • Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Member of the Editorial Board (2000 - 2006)
  • Dean's Advisory Personnel Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, Member of Program Committee (2000 - 2005)
  • Women in Computer Science, Faculty Advisor (2002 - 2004)
  • University Tenure and Promotion Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Microsoft Research University Relations Advisory Board, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Graduate Programs Committee, Member (2002 - 2002)
  • Department Personnel Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Panel Discussion sponsored by CEAS Senate and Diversity Committee, Female Faculty Lives in CEAS, Member (2002 - 2002)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)