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Kurkovsky, Stan
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut
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Stan Kurkovsky is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Central Connecticut State University. He earned his PhD from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1999. His doctoral research was in the area of network constraint propagation under uncertainty; the results of this research have been applied to network planning and industrial simulation. Stan earned his MS in computer science from the same university in 1997, and an MS/BS degree in applied mathematics from the School of Cybernetics of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1995.

Stan’s research interests are in mobile and ubiquitous computing, distributed systems, and software engineering. His current research is focused on intelligent mobile systems, which include context-aware m-commerce and recommender applications. He has published more than 40 papers in refereed proceedings of national and international conferences, journals, and books. Stan serves as a reviewer and a member of program committees on a number of national and international conferences. Recently, he served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and Communications of the ACM. Stan also serves as a technical reviewer for Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, and Course Technology.

During his academic career, Stan received over one million dollars in funding from private and federal sources. He currently serves as a primary investigator on a National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics grant that will provide substantial financial support to students majoring in computer science and related disciplines at Central Connecticut State University.

Currently, Stan teaches a broad range of graduate and undergraduate courses focusing on software engineering and development, advanced networking, and database and intelligent systems.

Stan lives with his family in greater Hartford, Connecticut, where he has a chance to enjoy all four seasons of the beautiful New England region. He also enjoys traveling, both locally and overseas. In his free time, Stan likes to experiment in the kitchen with his favorite Cajun recipes.

Date Reviewed  
- 10 of 13 reviews

  Human computation
Law E., von Ahn L.,  Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2011. 121 pp. Type: Book (978-1-608455-16-4)

Today, it may be difficult to find anybody browsing the Web who has never seen a CAPTCHA (completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart), a simple mechanism that many Web sites use to ensure that the visitors to the si...

May 22 2012  
  Augmented learning: research and design of mobile educational games
Klopfer E.,  The MIT Press, 2008. 251 pp. Type: Book (9780262113151)

I do like mobile games. A well-crafted mobile game is not only fun to play, but it offers the benefits of being able to efficiently kill time while riding a bus or waiting in a dentist’s office. One might think that mobile games are a perfec...

Oct 2 2008  
  Creating mobile games: using Java ME platform to put the fun into your mobile device and cell phone (Technology in Action Press Book)
Hamer C.,  Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2007. 415 pp. Type: Book (9781590598801), Reviews: (1 of 2)

With the sales revenue in the computer gaming industry surpassing that of major motion picture studios, it is no wonder that we see more and more books dedicated to the subject of game development. Casual games, which play the most prominent role ...

Feb 14 2008  
  Preserving digital information
Gladney H.,  Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, 2007. 314 pp. Type: Book (9783540378860)

There is no doubt that the amount of information produced by our society, both in traditional and digital formats, has exploded in recent years, and there is no indication that this growing trend is going to reverse. This book is not about the inf...

Sep 12 2007  
  Mobile information systems: infrastructure and design for adaptivity and flexibility
Pernici B.,  Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, 2006. 354 pp. Type: Book (9783540310068)

A quote from the famous opera Rigoletto opens this book. Translated from Italian, the quote compares mobility to a feather in the wind. Although the opera was written over 150 years ago, this quote works very well to reflect the nature of m...

Oct 20 2006  
   Personal, portable, pedestrian: mobile phones in Japanese life
Ito M., Okabe D., Matsuda M.,  The MIT Press, 2005. 368 pp. Type: Book (9780262090391)

The social and cultural issues surrounding the use of mobile phones in Japan are explored in this study. It offers a methodical outlook that may be valuable to anyone interested in learning about the evolution and present-day status of mobile tech...

Jan 12 2006  
  Cross-platform .NET development: using Mono, portable .NET, and Microsoft .NET
Easton M., King J.,  APress, LP, 2004.Type: Book (9781590593301)

This is a very timely book, which sheds new light on what many may see as a Microsoft-only direction in software development. The book shows that .NET has gained serious ground among the open source community of software developers. Today, this te...

Feb 7 2005  
  Peer-to-peer networking in mobile communications based on SIP
Huber J.  In Wireless communications systems and networks. New York, NY: PLENUM PRESS, 2004. Type: Book Chapter

A broad look at the existing and emerging technologies for next generation networks is offered in this book chapter. The chapter starts with a discussion of the technologies that enable mobile next generation networks, whose features include Inter...

Nov 16 2004  
  Web data management
Madria S., Bhowmick S., Ng W.,  Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, 2003. 480 pp. Type: Book (9780387001753)

This timely book focuses on the idea of designing and developing a Web warehouse. This system gathers information from heterogeneous sources (the many Web sites available on the Internet), serves as a shared information repository, and provides ot...

Apr 9 2004  
  Peer to peer: collaboration and sharing over the internet
Leuf B.,  Addison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co, Inc., Boston, MA, 2002. 456 pp. Type: Book (9780201767322)

Peer to peer: collaboration and sharing over the Internet covers a lot of ground in its treatment of peer-to-peer Internet communication. From instant messaging to Internet micropayments, this book presents many technologies and issues of p...

Jul 29 2003  
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