Christian Servin, Ph.D.
Computer Science and Info. Tech. Systems Dep.
El Paso Community College
919 Hunter, El Paso, Texas 79915
Room A-1720
phone +00 1 915 831 2064

TRACS Center
Computer Science Department
500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968

Education (University of Texas at El Paso)
Ph.D. Computational Science, Fall 2013
M.S. Computational Science, Fall 2012.
M.S. Computer Science, Spring 2008.
B.S. Computer Science, Fall 2005.

Research Experience

Institute of Defense and Security (IDS)
Supervision: Dr. John Korah
May 2013 — Dec 2013
Researching biometric technology (including retina, fingerprint, and face recognition).
Developed research Testing & Evaluation (T&E) and understanding biometric lab at UTEP.

White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)
Supervision: Louie Garcia
Summer 2013
GPS and Biometrics Testing Analyst. Design, test, and evaluate GPS devices to
determine which GPS unit is the most accurate for different test dynamics

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Supervision: Irfan Elahi
Summer 2011
Security Analyst. Design, implement, and test security model in clusters.
Worked on the project: Challenges of Securing a Petascale Cluster

Center Science, Technology, Ethics and Policy (CSTEP)
Supervision: Dr. Steve Roach
2008 — 2010
Working as research assistant on the impact of the digital age on the conflict between
privacy and transparency and their ethical implications.

Constraint Reading and Research Group (CR2G)
Supervision: Dr. Martine Ceberio
2005 — 2009
Currently active member in the research group. My contributions in the group are:
Modeling Computer Security problems using Soft Constraints, symbolic preprocessing
Constraints, and Combinatorics. (See:

Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC)
Supervision: Dr. Buck Sharpton
Summer 2005
Experience working in the Geographic Informatics Network in Alaska (GINA) team developing
a monitoring security system. This project involved: systems programming, video streams
programming and DB.

Theoretical Research and its Applications in Computer Science (TRACS)
Supervision: Dr. Eric Freudenthal and Dr. Luc Longpré
Active member in the Robust/Secure Systems Group. My research interests
in this this group are: transitive chains, partial trust and Information Leakage.

Real-Time Systems Group and ACL2 Group
Supervision: Al Mok and William Young
U.T. Austin
Summer 2004
Experience developing a Java based user interface for BESIDES(Behavior
Skewing for Intrusion Detection Systems).

Intrusion Detection System Group
: Dr. Parimal Patel
U.T. San Antonio
Summer 2003
Working for developing a Java based application to listen and perform analysis
of the Ethernet traffic for an Intrusion Detection System.

Interaction System Group (ISG)
Supervision: Dr. Karen Ward
2002 — 2004
Member of the ISG research group. Experience working as a Research Assistant
in the area the topic of Acknowledgment Use with Synthesized and Recorded Prompts'.

Teaching Experience

El Paso Community College (EPCC), El Paso, TX
Full Time Lecturer

  • Introduction to Computing & Programming with Java, EPCC, 2009.
  • Programming Fundamentals I (COSC 1436), 2009— 2014.
  • Programming Fundamentals II (COSC 1437), 2009— 2014.
  • Programming Fundamentals III (COSC 2436), 2009— 2014.
  • Machine Language (Computer Organization)(COSE 2425), Fall 2010, Spg 2014

Northwest Early College High school, Canutillo, TX
Scientist in Residence

  • Physics, Robotics and Chemistry, 2010—2012.

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), El Paso, TX

  • Introduction to Computer Programming (CS1401), 2009.
  • Computer Programming Sci/Eng (CS1420), 2010.
  • Advance Object-Oriented Programming using Java (CS3331), 2010.
  • Junior Professional Orientation (CS3195), 2010

Dona Ana Community College (DACC), Las Cruces NM

  • Intermediate Algebra, (Math 120), NMSU/DACC. 2009—2010.

Teaching Assistant

  • Database Management, UTEP 2009.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (CS III), UTEP 2009.
  • Video Game Programming and Problem Solving, UTEP, 2008.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (CS III), UTEP, 2007.


Mentoring: High school students (usually three per year).
Invited Lectures: Philosophy Department — Algorithms, complexity, and computability Spring 2008.

Industry Experience

Project Manager and Web-Developer
Instructional Support Services (ISS) El Paso, TX
Web page developer. Developing dynamic web pages using JSPs, PHP, Oracle, SQL, and Java
Scripts technology. Also experience developing an educational software using Java and Flash.

Computer Technician
U.T.E.P. Library Systems El Paso, TX
Technical Support. Providing maintenance to software and hardware at the UTEP Library.
Experience with Windows 2000 and XP troubleshooting, updates, and Nuggets software.

Web Designer
Mancera Shop El Paso, TX
Working as a Web-page developer. Experience using Digital Cameras and images Editors.

Programming Software: Experienced using — Dr. Java, Edit Plus, JEdit, Java IDE NetBeans.
Programming Languages: Expert in Java (more than 9 years of experience), LaTeX and Python. Proficient in Matlab, HTML, JSP, Ruby, Action Scripts, MySQL, NCL, and R- Language (beginner)
Parallel Programming Language: Proficient in MPI, OpenMP, beginner CUDA
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows XP and Linux Red Hat.
Other Packages: MS Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage.)
Design Software: (MGI Photo Suite 8.1, Photo Impact 7.)

Relevant Courses
Software Assurance for CyberInfrastructure
Parallel and Concurrent Programming (MPI and OpenMP)
Human Computer Interaction
Computer Security
Paradigms in Emerging Computing (P2P)
Constraint Programming
Artificial Intelligence
Interval Computations
Trust and uncertainty in CyberInfrastructure
Ethics for Engineers (special topics on computer ethics)
Advance Numerical Analysis: Mathematics of Scientific Computing
Computational Linear Algebra

Honors and Awards
The 2015 Early Career Award from the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society.
Teachership Academy Faculty of the 7th Cohort, May 18th, 2015 .
NAFIPS'2013 Best Student Paper Award, Edmonton, Canada, June 24--28, 2013.
NSF GK-12 Fellowship, 2010-2012
NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Scholarship, 2007-08.
NSF Bridges to the Doctorate Award, 2005-2007.
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) University Student Chapter, President 2004-05, Treasurer 2003-04, Outreach Chair 2002-03, Member 2001- Present.
NSF LSAMP (Louis Strokes Academy for Minority Program) Summer research academy

Society Membership and Offices
  • 2013 — present. Member of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • 2012 — present. Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2012 — present. Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
  • 2010 — present. Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • 2013 — present. Advisor for the ACM Student Chapter for the Computer Science and Information Technology Club
  • 2010 — present. Member of the Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT)
  • 2010 — present. Member of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • 2008 — 2010. Member of the Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS)
  • 2007 — present. Member of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS)
  • 2002 — present. Member of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • 2001 — 2010. Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter.