Rym Zalila-Wenkstern

Associate Professor - Computer Science
rmili@utdallas.edu
972-883-2091
ECS4228
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Computer Science
University of Ottawa - 1996
Doctorat de Specialite - Computer Science
University of Tunis - 1991
Engineering Degree - Computer Science-Software Engineering
University of Tunis - 1989
Pre-Engineering - Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
University of Tunis - 1985
Baccalaureat - Mathematics and Physics
Academie de Paris - 1983

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Software Engineering
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Information Visualization

Publications

DIVAs 4.0: A Framework for the Development of Situated Multi-Agent Based Simulation Systems, Araujo, Frederico, Al-Zinati Mohammad, Valente Junia, Kuiper Dane, and Zalila-Wenkstern Rym , Demo Paper, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Best Demo Award, 05/2013, (2013) 2013 - Publication
Virtual Agent Perception Combination in Multi Agent Based Systems, Kuiper, Dane, and Zalila-Wenkstern Rym , Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 05/2013, (2013) 2013 - Publication
On Modeling and Verification of Agent-Based Traffic Simulation Properties in Alloy, Valente, Junia, Araujo Frederico, and Zalila-Wenkstern Rym , Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems, (to appear), (2013) 2013 - Publication
On Modeling and Verification of Agent-Based Traffic Simulation Properties in Alloy, Valente, Junia, Araujo Frederico, and Zalila-Wenkstern Rym , International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems, 10/2012, (2012) 2012 - Publication
Modeling Agent-Based Traffic Simulation Properties in Alloy, Araujo, Frederico, Valente Junia, and Zalila-Wenkstern Rym , ACM Proceedings of Agent Directed Simulation Symposium. Best paper award, Agent Directed Simulation Symposium. Best overall paper award, 2012 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, Society for Modeling and Simulation., 03/2012, Orlando, Florida, (2012) 2012 - Publication
Virtual Agent Perception in Large Scale Multi-Agent Based Simulation Systems, Kuiper, D., and Wenkstern R. Z. , Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 5/2011, Taipei, Taiwan, (2011) 2011 - Publication
Context-Aware Virtual Agents in Open Environments, Steel, Travis, Kuiper Dane, and Zalila-Wenkstern Rym , Proceedings of 2010 Sixth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS), 03/2010, Cancun, Mexico, p.90 - 96, (2010) 2010 - Publication
Simulated Event Propagation in Distributed, Open Environments, Steel, Travis, and Zalila-Wenkstern Rym , Proceedings of the Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium, 4/2010, Orlando, Florida, USA, (2010) 2010 - Publication
Virtual Agent Perception in Multi-Agent Based Simulation Systems, Steel, Travis, Kuiper Dane, and Wenkstern Rym , Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-10), 8/2010, Toronto, Canada, p.453--456, (2010) 2010 - Publication
A Self Organizing Architecture for Traffic Management, Wenkstern, R. Z., Steel T., and Leask G. , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6090, p.230-250, (2010) 2010 - Publication

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • Rockwell Collins University Grant, DIVAs
  • US Department of Education, Application for Federal Education Assistance in Areas of National Need
  • NSF, Using NLP Tools for Requirements Visualization
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Visualizing Software Requirements

News Articles

The 2016 Grace Series Talks Closes with Dr. Rym Zalila-Wenkstern
Last semester, the Grace Series finished its fall 2016 series of talks with UT Dallas’ very own, Dr. Rym Zalila-Wenkstern, Associate Professor of Computer Science at UT Dallas and Director of both the Executive Master’s of Software Engineering Program and the Multi-Agent and Visualization Systems Lab at UT Dallas. On November 29th, Dr. Zalila-Wenkstern closed out the fall run of the Grace Series as the 9th woman featured, with her talk titled, “Marrying CS and Living ‘Happily Ever After’ in Academia – Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask.” Dr. Wenkstern has twice been the recipient of UT Dallas’ Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Teaching Excellence Award.