Rym Zalila-Wenkstern

Associate Professor - Computer Science
Tags: Computer Science

Professional Preparation

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

Research Areas

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


SOTERIA: A Large Scale Multi-Agent System for Simulating Traffic Safety Scenarios, Wenkstern, R. Z., Steel T., Daescu O., Hansen J., and Boyraz P. , Proceedings of 4th Biennial Workshop on DSP for In-Vehicle Systems and Safety, June 25-27, Dallas, TX, (2009) 2009 - Publication
A Self-Organizing Architecture for Traffic Management, Zalila-Wenkstern, Rym, Steel Travis, and Leask G. , Proceedings of WICSA/ECSA Workshop on Self Organizing Architectures, September 14-17, Cambridge, UK, (2009) 2009 - Publication
MATISSE: A Large Scale Multi-Agent System for Simulating Traffic Safety Scenarios, Zalila-Wenkstern, Rym, Steel Travis, Daescu O., Hansen J., and Boyraz P. , IEEE 4th Biennial Workshop on DSP for In-Vehicle Systems and Safety, 6/2009, Dallas, TX, (2009) 2009 - Publication
A Survey of Software Architecture Approaches, Cooper, Kendra, Dai L., Steiner Renee, and Zalila-Mili Rym , Designing Software-Intensive Systems: Methods and Principles, p.256-288, (2008) Tagged XML BibTex 2008 - Publication
Environment Mediated Multi Agent Simulation Tools: A Comparison, Arunachalam, S., Zalila-Wenkstern Rym, and Steiner Renee , Proceedings of Workshop on Environment-Mediated Coordination in Self-Organizing and Self-Adaptive Systems, Venice, Italy, p.43 - 48, (2008) 2008 - Publication
Visually Specifying Multi-Agent Simulation Environments with DIVAs, Steiner, Renee, Zalila-Wenkstern Rym, and Burnell J. , Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Systems, Visual Languages and Computing, 11/2008, Boston, MA, (2008) 2008 - Publication
Modeling Agent-Environment Interactions in Adaptive MAS, Zalila-Mili, Rym, and Steiner Renee , Lecture Notes in AI. Engineering Environment-Mediated Multi-Agent Systems, Volume 5049, Berlin, Heidelberg, p.135 - 147, (2008) Abstract 2008 - Publication
Towards the Definition of Agent-UP: The DIVAs Process, Haghpanah-Jahromi, Y., Zalila-Wenkstern Rym, Steiner Renee, and Cooper K. , Proceedings of Agent-Oriented Software Development Methodology, 07/2008, Glasgow, UK, (2008) Tagged XML BibTex 2008 - Publication
Modeling Agent-Environment Interactions, Zalila-Mili, Rym, and Steiner Renee , Proceedings of Engineering Environment-Mediated Multiagent Systems (EEMMAS'07), European Conference on Complex Systems, 11/2007, Dresden, Germany, (2007) Tagged XML BibTex 2007 - Publication
R. Mili, E. Oladimeji and R. Steiner, DIVAs: Illustrating an Abstract Architecture for Agent-Environment Simulation Systems, Journal of Multi Agent and Grid Systems, Special issue on Agent-Oriented Software Development Methodology, no. 4, vol 2, 2006. 2006 - 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.