Kendra Cooper

Associate Professor - Computer Science
kcooper@utdallas.edu
972-883-4216
ECS4229
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia - 2001
M.A.Sc - Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia - 1995
B.A.Sc - Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia - 1993

Publications

Jeffrey Koch and Kendra Cooper, “AOVis: A Model-Driven Multiple-Graph Approach to Program Fact Extraction for AspectJ/Java Source Code”, Software Engineering: An International Journal (to appear). forthcoming - Publication
Yaser Ghanam, Kendra Cooper, and Frank Maurer, Editorial, Software: Practice and Experience, 41(8): 867-869 (2011). 2011 - Publication
S. Haider, J. Cangussu, K. Cooper, and M. Baron, "On the Selection of Software Defect Estimation Techniques," Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, 21(2): 125-152 (2011).  2011 - Publication
J. Bennett, K. Cooper, and L. Dai, “Aspect-oriented Model Driven Skeleton Code Generation: a Graph Based Approach”, special issue, Journal of Science of Computer Programming, 75(8): 689-725 (2010). 2010 - Publication
Yaser Ghanam, Kendra Cooper, Pekka Abrahamsson, and Frank Maurer: ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 34, Issue 5, October 2009, pp. 25-27. 2009 - Publication
J. Cangussu, K. Cooper, and E. Wong, “A Segment Based Approach for the Reduction of the Number of Test Cases for Performance Evaluation of Components”, International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering , Volume 19, Issue 3, 2009, pp. 481-505. 2009 - Publication
K. Cooper and X. Franch, Guest editors’ introduction, special issue on agile product line engineering, Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 81 Issue 6, June 2008, pp. 841-842.  2008 - Publication
S. Haider, J. Cangussu, K. Cooper, and Ram Dantu, “Estimation of Defects Based on a Defect Decay Model: ED3M”, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Volume 34, Issue 3 (May 2008), pp. 336-356. 2008 - Publication
L. Dai and K. Cooper, Using FDAF to Bridge the Gap Between Enterprise and Software Architectures for Security, Journal of Science of Computer Programming, Volume 66, Issue 1, April 2007, pp. 87-102. 2007 - Publication
J. Zhou, K. Cooper, H. Ma, I-L. Yen, "On the Customization of Components: A Rule-based Approach, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering Vol. 19, No. 9, September 2007, pp. 1262-1275. 2007 - Publication

Appointments

Sessional Instructor
University of British Columbia [2018–1999]
Requirements Engineer
Hughes Aircraft of Canada Limited [2018–1993]
Sessional Instructor
University of British Columbia [2018–2000]
Senior Systems Engineer
Motorola Canada Ltd. [2018–2000]
Sessional Instructor
University of British Columbia [2018–1998]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2008–Present]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2008]

Projects

Developing a Survey to Collect Expertise in Agile Product Line Requirements Engineering
2007–2007 International Research-in-Progress Workshop on Agile Software Engineering (RWASE '07), Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Matching, Ranking, and Selecting COTS Components: A COTS-Aware Requirements Engineering Approach
2004–2004 MPEC Workshop, co-located with the International Conference of Software Engineering, Edinburgh, U.K.
Requirements Engineering in Agile Development
2006–2006 International Conference on Component-Based Systems, Orlando, U.S.A.
Can Agility be Introduced into Requirements Engineering for COTS Component Based Development?
2006–2006 1st International Workshop on Software Product Management, Minneapolis/St. Paul, U.S.A.
Component Based Systems Engineering
2006–2006 Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium, Raytheon, Inc., McKinney, TX, U.S.A.

Additional Information

Academic Scholarships
  • National Science and Engineering Research Council, Graduate Scholarship, awarded 1995
  • Simons Foundation Scholarship, awarded 1995
  • British Columbia Advanced Science Institute, Graduate Recruitment Scholarship, awarded 1995
  • Center for Integrated Computer Science Research Top-up Award, awarded 1995
  • Killam Pre-doctoral Fellowship, awarded 1998 and 1999
Membership in Professional Organizations
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Software Engineers (ISE)
  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Funding

Travel Grant
$900 - GENI Project Office [2008–2008]
Usability Study on a Home Appliance Control System
$5,000 gift - Visonic, Inc. [2006–2018]
Agile Product-line Development
$6,000 - Trintech, Inc. [2006–2018]
Effective COTS-Aware Requirements Engineering
$60,000 - University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Enterprise Award [2005–2006]
Component-Based Oos-Driven Synthesis of High Assurance Embedded Software
$100,000 - NASA STTR [2005–2006]