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Murphy, Michael
Southern Polytechnic State University
Marietta, Georgia
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Mike Murphy is a professor emeritus of computer science at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA, where he served 16 years (1992-2008), including five years as department head of computer science, two-and-a-half years as interim VPIT, and six years as the first dean of the School of Computing and Software Engineering. Prior to SPSU, Mike was a faculty member at the University of Houston-Downtown in Houston, TX (1976-1992). His degrees are all in mathematics, with a BA (1968) from Florida State University, and MS (1973) and PhD (1976) from LSU.

Mike served as a team leader and first lieutenant in the Intelligence Data Handling System joint service operation in Vietnam (1971) and as a faculty fellow at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (1990-1992). Mike had 118 reviews published by Computing Reviews from 1986 through 2012. He has also reviewed papers extensively for a variety of computer science and software engineering conferences. Mike has been active in program accreditation, particularly computer science and software engineering, and has most recently served as an Engineering Accreditation Commissioner for ABET (2011-2013).

Since 2008, Mike has been an adjunct professor of computer science at Concordia University Texas in Austin, TX.

He started as a CR reviewer in 1986, and has written over 100 reviews. In January 2013, he became a CR category editor for software.

Date Reviewed  
- 10 of 150 reviews

   Adaptive play: a prototype of a responsive children’s videogame for greater inclusivity
Jones R.  NordiCHI 2016 (Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Gothenburg, Sweden,  Oct 23-27, 2016) 1-6, 2016. Type: Proceedings

This paper, described as an extended abstract, describes a prototype for an adaptive game environment to provide real-time adjustments in the user interface that will better serve children’s needs and preferences. The format of the paper is ...

Jan 25 2017  
   What children ask about computers, the Internet, robots, mobiles, games etc.
Borowski C., Diethelm I., Wilken H.  WiPSCE 2016 (Proceedings of the 11th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, Münster, Germany,  Oct 13-15, 2016) 72-75, 2016. Type: Proceedings

The questions children in elementary school have about computers and such is the motivation for this short and interesting, but dated, paper. The idea is that children’s interests can guide teachers in supporting and augmenting the learning ...

Nov 28 2016  
   Spy vs. spy: rumor source obfuscation
Fanti G., Kairouz P., Oh S., Viswanath P.  SIGMETRICS 2015 (Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, Portland, OR,  Jun 15-19, 2015) 271-284, 2015. Type: Proceedings

Social media platforms for anonymous messaging allow users to express their thoughts without judgment from others. Such is particularly important in authoritarian environments where free expression requires anonymity. This paper looks at an advers...

Nov 11 2016  
   A survey on thread-level speculation techniques
Estebanez A., Llanos D., Gonzalez-Escribano A.  ACM Computing Surveys 49(2): 1-39, 2016. Type: Article

The technique called thread-level speculation (TLS) seeks to allow sequential code to be executed in parallel without prior analysis of compile-time dependence. This noteworthy survey paper includes the technique, a taxonomy of TLS approaches, and...

Sep 2 2016  
  Optimal online scheduling with arbitrary hard deadlines in multihop communication networks
Mao Z., Koksal C., Shroff N.  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 24(1): 177-189, 2016. Type: Article

This carefully written paper from Mao et al. makes important contributions to optimal online packet scheduling in the context of hard deadlines and a multihop wired network. A modification of the familiar earliest deadline first (EDF) algorithm, c...

Jul 26 2016  
   Intelligent brokers in an Internet of Things for logistics
Karakostas B., Bessis N.  ICC 2016 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, Cambridge, UK,  Mar 22-23, 2016) 1-7, 2016. Type: Proceedings

This interesting paper addresses the nature of and the need for intelligent brokers to support logistics applications related to the Internet of Things (IoT). Brokers serve as a bridge among smart objects as well as to information technology (IT) ...

Jul 13 2016  
   A course module on web tracking and privacy
Simpkins L., Yuan X., Modi J., Zhan J., Yang L.  InfoSec 2015 (Proceedings of the 2015 Information Security Curriculum Development Conference, Kennesaw, GA,  Oct 10, 2015) 1-7, 2015. Type: Proceedings

Information security (InfoSec) is a popular and growing area of study in many computing degrees. This paper addresses web security in the sense of web tracking and related privacy issues. The format described is a course module that incorporates t...

May 5 2016  
   Patterns for software integrity protection
Rauter T., Höller A., Iber J., Kreiner C.  EuroLoP 2015 (Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, Kaufbeuren, Germany,  Jul 8-12, 2015) ArticleNo.-49, 2015. Type: Proceedings

Patterns have a growing presence in supporting software analysis and development. This paper addresses the issue of patterns as a tool for protecting software integrity, a setting in which patterns have been underused. Two new patterns are describ...

Apr 5 2016  
   Cyber denial, deception and counter deception: a framework for supporting active cyber defense
Heckman K., Stech F., Thomas R., Schmoker B., Tsow A.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 251 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319251-31-8)

This appropriately titled book belongs on the bookshelf of information security (InfoSec) professionals everywhere. Cyber denial, cyber deception, and other related topics are core issues affecting InfoSec at both tactical and strategic levels. Th...

Mar 25 2016  
   Designing a mobile application to support the indicated prevention and early intervention of childhood anxiety
Patwardhan M., Stoll R., Hamel D., Amresh A., Gary K., Pina A.  WH 2015 (Proceedings of the Conference on Wireless Health, Bethesda, Maryland,  Oct 14-16, 2015) 1-8, 2015. Type: Proceedings

A mobile health (mHealth) app that addresses both early intervention and prevention of problematic childhood anxiety is presented in this paper. The app is based on the childhood anxiety protocol REACH. Appropriately, user-centered design (UCD) re...

Dec 22 2015  
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