Close Close

Directory

Rosca, Daniela M

Daniela Rosca, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair

Department: Computer Science and Software Engineering

Office: Howard Hall 221

Phone: 732-571-4459

Email: drosca@monmouth.edu


Dr. Rosca has been with Monmouth University since 1998, teaching courses in requirements engineering, object-oriented analysis and design, software process, principles of software engineering, programming languages, data structures and algorithms, and database management systems. She has seven years of R&D experience in operating systems, computer aided design, and artificial intelligence. She has served as the Program Director for the Masters in Software Engineering program from 2008-2016. Dr. Rosca was responsible for the software engineering capstone projects for 16 years, coordinating the interaction between the external clients and the student teams. Since 2018, Prof. Rosca has served as the Chair of the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department, overseeing multiple major curriculum revisions and the development of the new Masters of Science in Data Science program.

Prof. Rosca has published numerous refereed papers in prominent journals, books and international conferences. She has served as program committee member, session organizer, or reviewer for several international conferences and workshops.

Education

Ph.D., Computer Science, Old Dominion University

M.S., Computer Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bucharest

Research Interests

Requirements engineering, business rules, workflows management systems, decision support systems, software process modeling, data science.

Books

D. Rosca,W. Tepfenhart,J. Wang, A. Milewski – “Continuous Curriculum Restructuring in a Graduate Software Engineering Program,” book chapter, Software Engineering – Effective Teaching and Learning Approaches and Practices, H.Ellis et. al editors, Information Science Reference, 2008.

Scholarly Articles

D. Rosca, “Acquiring Professional Software Engineering Skills through Studio-based Learning,” ITHET International Conference, IEEE xPlore, Olhao, Portugal, 2018

D. Rosca and V. Tadikonda, “Informed and Timely Business Decisions – A Data-driven Approach,” SEKE International Conference (29% acceptance rate), pp. 24-30, San Francisco, 2016.

D. Rosca and J. Kostiou, “Video Games to Motivate a Multi-Disciplinary Capstone Experience,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education in CS and CE Conference, Las Vegas, 2015. (peer reviewed, 25% acceptance rate)

D. Lee, A. Milewski, and D. Rosca, “A Dependency-Sharing Tool for Global Software Engineering,” Human Computer Interaction-International Conference, Las Vegas, NV, July, 2013.

M. Tarullo, D. Rosca, J. Wang and W. Tepfenhart, “WIFAi – A Tool Suite For The Modeling And Enactment Of Inter-organizational Workflows,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics, Chicago, July 22-24, pp. 764-769,  2009.

W. Tepfenhart, J. Wang, and D. Rosca, “Agent Based Emergency Response Workflow Management,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics, Chicago, July 22-24, pp. 140-146, 2009.

J. Wang, W. Tepfenhart and D. Rosca, “Emergency Response Workflow Resource Requirements Modeling and Analysis,”IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C, vol. 39, no. 3, pp 270-283, 2009.

J. Wang, D. Rosca, W. Tepfenhart, A. Milewski and M. Stoute, “Dynamic workflow modeling and analysis in incident command systems,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A, vol. 38, no. 5, pp 1041-1055, 2008.

W. Tepfenhart, J. Wang, D. Rosca, and A. Tsai, “Resource-constrained and decision support workflow modeling,” International Journal on Intelligent Control and Systems, vol. 12, no. 1,  2007.

J. Wang, W. Tepfenhart, D. Rosca, and A. Tsai, “Resource-constrained workflow modeling,” Proceedings of IEEE & IFIP International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering (TASE’07), Shanghai, China, June 6-8, 2007.

D. Rosca and J. Wang, “Inter-organizational workflow modeling and analysis of incident command systems,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC’07), London, April 15-18, 2007.

Jiacun Wang, Daniela Rosca, “Dynamic Workflow Modeling and Verification,” International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’06) (17% acceptance rate), Springer Verlag, Luxemburg, 2006.

Jiacun Wang, Daniela Rosca,William Tepfenhart, Allen Milewski, “Incident Command System Workflow Modeling and Analysis: A Case Study,” Third International Meeting of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM’06), Newark, NJ, 2006.

Annie Tsai, Jiacun Wang, William Tepfenhart, Daniela Rosca, “EPC Workflow Model to WIFA Model Conversion,” IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Taipei, 2006.

Michael Stoute, Jiacun Wang, Daniela Rosca, William Tepfenhart, Allen Milewski, “Workflow Management Tool Support for an Incident Command System,” IEEE International Conference On Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC’06), IEEE Computer Society, FT. Lauderdale, FL, 2006.

Jiacun Wang, Daniela Rosca, William Tepfenhart, Allen Milewski, Michael Stoute, “An Intuitive Formal Approach to Dynamic Workflow Modeling and Analysis,” Business Process Reengineering International Conference (BPM 2005) (13% acceptance rate), Springer Verlag, pp. 137-152, Nancy, France, 2005.

Daniela Rosca, “Multidisciplinary and Active/Collaborative Approaches in Teaching Requirements Engineering,” European Journal of Engineering Education, Taylor & Francis Publishers, vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 121-128, 2005.

Daniela Rosca, Joanna Li, “Impact of the Evolution of Business Rules on Inter-organizational Workflows,” International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2004), Porto, Portugal, 2004.

Daniela Rosca, William Tepfenhart, James McDonald, “Necessary Metamorphoses of a Software Engineering Program,” International Journal of Engineering Education, Tempus Publications, vol.20, No. 2, pp. 1-10, 2004.

Daniela Rosca, “Developing Teamwork and Communication Skills in a Multidisciplinary Experiment,” Frontiers in Education International Conference (FIE 2003), pp. S4C-14-17, Denver, Colorado, IEEE Computer Society,2003.

Daniela Rosca, William Tepfenhart, James McDonald, “Software Engineering Education: Following a Moving Target,” International Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T 2003), pp. 129-139, Madrid, Spain. (55% acceptance rate), IEEE Computer Society. An extended and revised version of this paper was published in The International Journal of Engineering Education, Tempus Publications.

William Tepfenhart, Daniela Rosca, Daniel Woolley, “A Product Focused, Layered Software Development Framework,” TheSoftware Engineering and Knowledge Engineering International Conference (SEKE 2002), pp. 473-477, Ischia, Italy.

Daniela Rosca, Chris Wild, “Towards a Flexible Deployment of Business Rules,” Expert System with Applications International Journal, Elsevier Science, vol.23, issue 4, pp.385-394, 2002.

Daniela Rosca, Sol Greenspan, Chris Wild, “Enterprise Modeling and Decision- Support for Automating the Business Rules Lifecycle,” Automated Software Engineering International Journal, Kluwer Academic Publishers, vol.9, pp. 361-404, 2002, (10% acceptance rate).

Daniela Rosca, Chris Wild, “Towards a Flexible Deployment of Business Rules,” TheSoftware Engineering and Knowledge Engineering International Conference, (SEKE 2001), pp. 128-136, Buenos Aires, Argentina (53% acceptance rate). Selected as one of the best papers in the conference. An extended and revised version of this paper was published in the Expert System with Applications International Journal, Elsevier Science.

Daniela Rosca, John D’Atillio, “ Interoperability of Distributed Systems through XML-encoded Business Rules,” XML Technologies and Software Engineering  Workshop (XSE 2001), in conjunction with the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2001), Toronto, Canada, pp. 56-60.

Daniela Rosca, John D’Atillio, “Business Rules Specification and Evolution for Distributed Environments,” International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2001), Chicago, IL.

Daniela Rosca, Chao-Ying Li, Kimberly Moore, Mark Stephan, Steven Weiner, “PSP-EAT – Enhancing a Personal Software Process Course,” Frontiers in Education International Conference (FIE 2001), Reno, Nevada, pp. T2D18.

Daniela Rosca, “An Active/Collaborative Approach in Teaching Requirements Engineering,” Frontiers in Education International Conference (FIE 2000), Kansas City, MO, pp. T2C9-12.

Daniela Rosca, “Making PSP more Alluring,” 1999 Spring Regional conference of the Middle Atlantic Section of ASEE, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.

Daniela Rosca, Sol Greenspan, Mark  Feblowitz, Chris Wild, “A Decision Support Methodology for the Business Rules Lifecycle,” The International Symposium on Requirements Engineering (RE’97), Annapolis, MD, pp. 236-246, 27% acceptance rate.

Daniela Rosca, Chris Wild, “Business Rules in the Real World: A Decision Support Approach,” The Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Conference (SEKE’96), Lake Tahoe, NE, 53% acceptance rate.

Daniela Rosca, S.  Greenspan, Chris Wild, H. Reubenstein, K. Maly, M. Feblowitz, “Application of a Decision Support Mechanism to the Business Rules Lifecycle,” The Knowledge-Based Software Engineering Conference (KBSE’95), Boston, M.A., pp.114-121, 41% acceptance rate.

Chris Wild, Daniela Rosca, “Evolution and Reuse of Formal Specifications Using Decision Structures,” The 9th Knowledge-Based Software Engineering Conference (KBSE’94), Monterey, CA, pp. 108-115.

Presentations/Invited Talks

Invited Talk on conceptual modeling at MITRE Corp., Eatontown, NJ.

Knowledge repository research presentation at the Lakehurst Navy Airforce Center, NJ.

Frontiers in Education in CS and CE Conference, FECS 2015, Las Vegas, 2015.

“There’s more to It than Programming,” workshop at the NJEA NJ Teacher’s Convention, 2009

Invited Talk “Modeling and Enacting Inter-Organizational Workflows,” Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, June, 2007.

“An Intuitive, Formal Approach to Dynamic Workflow Modeling and Analysis,” Homeland Security Workshop, Monmouth University, May, 2005

“Impact of the Evolution of Business Rules on Inter-organizational Workflows,” International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS’04), Porto, Portugal.

“Developing Teamwork and Communication Skills in a Multidisciplinary Experiment,” Frontiers in Education Conference, (FIE03), Denver, CO.

“Software Engineering Education: Following a Moving Target, International Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T 2003), Madrid, Spain.

“Towards a Flexible Deployment of Business Rules,” The Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering International Conference(SEKE 2001), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“Interoperability of Distributed Systems through XML-encoded Business Rules,” XML Technologies and Software Engineering Workshop (XSE 2001), Toronto, Canada.

“An Active/Collaborative Approach in Teaching Requirements Engineering”, Frontiers in Education International Conference (FIE 2000), Kansas, MO.

Professional Associations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN)

Awards

2018 – MYXR – First Place at Monmouth University TechPitch: Event Organizer App. Students: Craig Holbrook, Agbai Iroha, Peter Natoli, Matthew Drew

2017 – First Place of Dean’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research in the Integrative Research section: “Student Campus Location Tracker”. Students: Alex Kaczynski, Grady Jenkins, Kevin Meehl, Tejal Deshpande

2016 – Best Paper Award at SEKE 2016 Conference

2016 – First Place of Dean’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research in the Integrative Research section: “FEED – a web application for the gathering, organizing, and displaying of interests and ideas.” Students: Justin Schlemm, Mary Menges, Taylor Koldowski, AJ. Al-Kandari

2015 – Second Place of Dean’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research in the Integrative Research section: “Battlemind, a video game for PTSD awareness.” Students: Jessica Kostiou, Cortney Locke, Alex Kristensen. Advisor: Prof. Rosca

2014 – First Place of Dean’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research in the Integrative Research section: “A Course Registration System.” Students: D. Aviles, N. Helmstetter, M. Marino, J. Vernon. Advisor: Prof. Rosca.

2007 – First Place at the 2007 International Association of Emergency Manager’s: “Technology & Innovation Award (Division 2, State/Regional National Government, International, or Non-Profit Organization), together with the MU/CRRDS team.

2001 – Best Paper Award at SEKE’01 Conference

NASA Doctoral Fellowship (1992-1997)

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Requirements Engineering and Specifications – SE 205

2022 Spring

2021 Fall

  • Requirements Engineering and Specifications – SE 205

2021 Spring

2020 Fall

2020 Spring

  • Individual Research Project in Software Engineering – SE 699
  • Software System Requirements – MIS 565, SE 565

2019 Fall

2019 Summer C

  • Software Practice and Experience – SE 588

2019 Spring

  • Software Organization Management – MIS 551
  • Software Organization Management – SE 651
  • Software System Requirements – MIS 565, SE 565

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Individual Research Project in Software Engineering (SE 699)
  • Object-Oriented Analysis (SE 511)
  • Principles of Software Engineering (SE 504, SE 505)
  • Requirements Engineering and Specifications (SE 205)
  • Software Organization Management (MIS 551, SE 651)
  • Software Practice and Experience (SE 588)
  • Software Practicum (SE 485A, SE 485B)
  • Software Process Improvement (SE 403)
  • Software System Requirements (MIS 565, SE 565)
  • Software Systems Requirements (SE 507)
  • The Process of Engineering Software (SE 500)