Research Books


C. Servin and V. Kreinovich, “Propagation of Interval and Probabilistic Uncertainty in Cyberinfrastructure-Related Data Processing and Data Fusion”, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2015.
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Research Book Chapters (Computer Science)


C. Servin and V. Kreinovich, “Comparisons of Measurement Results as Constraints on Accuracies of Measuring Instruments: When Can We Determine the Accuracies from These Constraints?”, in: M. Ceberio and V. Kreinovich (eds.), Constraint Programming and Decision Making: Theory and Applications, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.[pdf]

C. Servin, M. Ceberio, A. Jaimes, C. Tweedie, and V. Kreinovich, “How to Describe and Propagate Uncertainty When Processing Time Series: Metrological and Computational Challenges, with Potential Applications to Environmental Studies”, in:
Shyi-Ming Chen and and Witold Pedrycz (eds.), Time Series Analysis, Modeling and Applications: A Computational Intelligence Perspective, Springer Verlag, 2013, pp. 279-299.[pdf]


Journal Papers (published and in press)


C. Servin and V. Kreinovich, ``Intuitionistic Fuzzy Logic Is Not Always Equivalent to Interval-Valued One'', Notes on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets (NIFS), 2016, Vol. 22, No. 5.[pdf]

C. Servin and V. Kreinovich, ``How to Determine The Stiffness of The Pavement's Upper Layer (base) based on the Overall Stiffness and the Stiffness of the Lower Layer (subgrade)'',
Journal of Innovative Technology and Education, 2016, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 193-203.[pdf]

V. Kreinovich and C. Servin, “How to Test Hypotheses When Exact Values are Replaced by Intervals to Protect Privacy: Case of t-Tests”,
International Journal of Intelligent Technologies and Applied Statistics (IJITAS), 2015, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 93-102.[pdf]

C. Servin and V. Kreinovich, “Images are easier to restore than 1-D signals: a theoretical explanation of a surprising empirical phenomenon”,
Journal of Uncertain Systems, 2014, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 211-215.[pdf]

O. Ochoa, A. Velasco, and C Servin, “Towards Model Fusion in Geophysics: How to Estimate Accuracy of Different Models”, Journal of Uncertain Systems, 2013, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 190-197.[pdf]

O. Ochoa, A. Velasco, C. Servin, and V. Kreinovich, “Model Fusion under Probabilistic and Interval Uncertainty, with Application to Earth Sciences”, International Journal of Reliability and Safety, 2012, Vol. 6, No. 1-3, pp. 167-187.
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L. Longpré, C. Servin, and V. Kreinovich, “Quantum Computation Techniques for Gauging Reliability of Interval and Fuzzy Data”, International Journal of General Systems, 2011, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 99-109.
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O. Ochoa, Aaron A. Velasco, and C. Servin, “Towards a Fast, Practical Alternative to Joint Inversion of Multiple Datasets: Model Fusion”, Journal of Uncertain Systems, 2011, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 119-136.
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C. Servin, “Eyes: Security Tool, Challenges in Science and Engineering”, ARSC, A Journal of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, 2005, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 16-19.

Papers Published in Peer-Refereed Conference Proceedings


C. Servin, “Computer Security Labs in CS II: An Applied Secure Programming Approach to Fundamentals in Programming”, Proceedings of the Community College Cyber-Summit (3CS), Pittsburgh, PA, July 22-24, 2016.[pdf]

C. Servin and V. Kreinovich, “How to Make Sure That Everyone Works Towards a Common Goal: Towards Optimal Incentives”,
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Omsk, Russia, November 12, 2015, pp. 78-80.[pdf]

C. Servin and V. Kreinovich, “Comparisons of Measurement Results as Constraints on Accuracies of Measuring Instruments: When Can We Determine the Accuracies from These Constraints?”,
Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Constraints Programming and Decision Making CoProd'2015, El Paso, Texas, November 6, 2015.[pdf]

A. Gates, C. Casas, C. Servin, M. Slattery, “Using Peer-Led Team Learning to Build University-Community College Relationships”,
Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, El Paso, TX, October 21-24, 2015.[pdf]

C. Servin, V. Kreinovich, and O. Kosheleva, “From 1-D to 2-D Fuzzy: A Proof that Interval-Valued and Complex-Valued Are
the Only Distributive Options”,
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society NAFIPS'2015 and 5th World Conference on Soft Computing, Redmond, Washington, August 17-19, 2015.[pdf]

C. Servin, H. T. Nguyen, and V. Kreinovich, "How to Estimate Expected Shortfall When Probabilities Are Known with Interval or Fuzzy Uncertainty",
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems FUZZ-IEEE'2015, Istanbul, Turkey, August 1-5, 2015.[pdf]

C. Servin, A. Velasco, and V. Kreinovich, “How to Estimate Relative Spatial Resolution of Different Maps or Images of the Same Area?”,
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics SMC'2014, San Diego, California, October 5-8, 2014.[pdf]

C. Servin and V. Kreinovich, “Efficient Algorithms for Representing a Fuzzy Relation in Terms of Fuzzy Rules: Case When “And”’-“Or”-Operation are Distributive'',
Proceedings of the Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century/North American Fuzzy Processing Society NAFIPS'2014, Boston, MA, USA, June 24-28, 2014.[pdf]

C. Servin, A. Jaimes, C. Tweedie, A. Velasco, O. Ochoa, and V. Kreinovich, “How to Gauge Accuracy of Measurements and of Expert Estimates: Beyond Normal Distributions”,
Proceedings of 3rd World Conference on Soft Computing, San Antonio, December 15-18, 2013.[pdf]

C. Servin, R. Sanchez, and M. Argaez, “Sparse Fuzzy Techniques Improve Machine Learning”,
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Processing Society NAFIPS'2013, Edmonton, Canada, June 24-28, 2013.[pdf]

C. Servin, V-N. Huyhn, and Y. Nakamori, “Semi-Heuristic Target-Based Fuzzy Decision Procedures: Towards a New Interval Justification”,
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Processing Society NAFIPS'2012, Berkeley, CA, August 6-8, 2012.[pdf]

C. Servin, “Testing Shock Absorbers: Towards a Faster Parallelizable Algorithm”,
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Processing Society NAFIPS'2011, El Paso, Texas, March 18-20, 2011.[pdf]

O. Ochoa, A. A. Velasco, C. Servin, and V. Kreinovich, “Model Fusion under Probabilistic and Interval Uncertainty, with Application to Earth Sciences”,
in: M. Beer, R. L. Muhanna, and R.L.Mullen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing REC'2010, Singapore, March 3-5, 2010, pp. 81-100.[pdf]

P. Pinheiro da Silva, V. Kreinovich, and C. Servin, “Maximum Entropy in Support of Semantically annotated Datasets”,
Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web URSW'2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26th, 2008.[pdf]

S. Roach and C. Servin, “Whose hand is in the cookie jar and just whose cookie is it? The digital age and the conflict between privacy and transparency”,
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas ISSEI'2008, Helsinki, Finland, July 28-August 2nd, 2008.[pdf]

C. Servin and M. Ceberio, “Cascade Vulnerability Problem Simulator Tool”,
Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 14-17, 2008, pp. 227-231.[pdf]

M. Ceberio, C. Acosta, and C. Servin, “A Constraint-based approach to Verification of Programs with Floating-point Numbers”,
Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference of Software Engineering Research and Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 14--17, 2008, CSREA Press, pp. 225-230.[pdf]

L. Longpré and C. Servin, “Quantum Computations Techniques for Gauging Reliability of Interval and Fuzzy Data”,
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Processing Society NAFIPS'2008, New York City, New York, USA, May 19-22, 2008, IEEE Press.[pdf]

P. Pinheiro da Silva, A. Velasco, C. Servin, M. Ceberio, M. G. Averill, N. Del Rio, L. Longpré, and V. Kreinovich, “Propagation and Provenance of Probabilistic and Interval Uncertainty in Cyberinfrastructure-Related Data Processing and Data Fusion”,
Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing REC'08, Savannah, Georgia, February 20-22, 2008, pp. 199-234.[pdf]

C. Servin, M. Ceberio, E. Freudenthal, and S. Bistarelli, “An optimization approach for the cascade vulnerability problem using soft constraints”,
in: Marek Reformat and Michael R. Berthold (eds.), Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society NAFIPS' 2007, San Diego, California, June 24-27, 2007, IEEE Press, pp. 372-377.[pdf]


Published Abstracts


C. Servin and G. Muela, ``A Gentle Introduction to Fuzzy Logic in CS I Course: Using PLTL as a Vehicle to Obliquely Introduce the Concept of Fuzzy Logic'', Abstracts of the 19th Joint UTEP/NMSU Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences, El Paso, TX, USA, November 5, 2016.[pdf]


C. Servin, “Learning Recursion: A Technique to Translate Iterative Methods Into Recursive Methods”,
Abstracts of the 2016 International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning, El Paso, Texas, Mar 17-18, 2016.[pdf]

C. Servin, “Identifying effective learning techniques and training instruments that promote student retention in computer science courses”,
Abstracts of the Teachership Academy at the Faculty Retreat, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 19-20, 2015.

C. Servin, “A Portrait of the Computer Science Student at EPCC: A Preliminary Study to Identify High-Risk Students in the Fundamentals of Computer Programming Courses”, Abstracts of the 2015 International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning, El Paso, Texas, Mar 5-6, 2015.
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C. Servin, “Honors Projects in CS2: Selected Programming Assignments With Emphasis on Research--Based Problems (A Bridge From Community College to UTEP/NMSU”, Published in the abstracts of 15th Joint UTEP/NMSU Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences, El Paso, TX, USA, Nov 1, 2014.
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C. Servin, “Practices in Elementary Data Structures and Algorithms with Focus in Secure Programming”, abstracts of the 2014 International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning, El Paso, Texas, Mar 5-7, 2014.
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O. Ochoa, A. Velasco, C. Servin, V. Kreinovich, “Towards Model Fusion in Geophysics: How to Estimate Accuracy of Different Models”, Abstracts of the 13th NMSU/UTEP Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Apr 6, 2013.
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C. Servin, “Computer Programming Assignments Based on a Progressive and Constructive Approach”, Abstracts of the 2013 International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning, El Paso, Texas, Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2013.
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C. Servin, C. Tweedie, and A. A. Velasco, “Towards a More Realistic Treatment of Uncertainty in Earth and Environmental Sciences: Beyond a Simplified Subdivision into Interval and Random Components”, Abstracts of the 15th GAMM-IMACS International Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic, and Verified Numerical Computation SCAN'2012, Novosibirsk, Russia, Sep 23-29, 2012, pp. 164-165.
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C. Servin, C. Tweedie, and A. Velasco, “Towards a More Realistic Treatment of Uncertainty in Earth and Environmental Sciences: Beyond a Simplified Subdivision into Interval and Random Components”, Abstracts of the 12th Joint NMSU/UTEP Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences, El Paso, Texas, Oct 27, 2012.
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C. Servin and R. Escalante, “Computer Science Fundamentals I Course: From Primitive Types to OOP using a progressive and constructive approach”, Abstracts of the The University of Texas at El Paso Kaleidoscope of Teaching Math and Science Conference, El Paso, Texas, Feb 25, 2012.

C. Servin, E. Freudenthal, and T. Magoc, “Introduction to Computing Programming for Scientists and Engineers: A new teaching approach for Future High-School Mathematics Professors (preliminary observations)”, Abstracts of the 7th Joint NMSU/UTEP Workshop on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Sciences, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Apr 3, 2010.
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C. Servin and S. Roach, “The Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy”, Abstracts of the Annual Conference of the Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions CAHSI'2009, Mountain View, California, Jan 15-18, 2009.

C. Servin, O. Ochoa, and A. Velasco, “Probabilistic and Interval Uncertainty of the Results of Data Fusion, with Application to Geosciences”, Abstracts of 13th GAMM-IMACS International Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic, and Verified Numerical Computation SCAN'2008, El Paso, Texas, Sep 29-Oct 3, 2008.
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C. Servin, M. Ceberio, and E. Freudenthal, “An Efficient Algorithm to Solve a Computer Security problem”, Abstracts of the Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science SACNAS'2008, Dallas, Texas, April 16-17, 2008.

C. Servin and A. Mok, “Java Based User Interface for Behavior Skewing for Intrusion Detection Systems (BESIDES)”, Abstracts of the 2004 Annual National Conference of Louis Strokes Alliance for Minority Participation LSAMP'2004 ``Catalyst for Change’’, El Paso, Texas, Sep 22-24, 2004.

C. Servin and P. Patel, ”Java Based Application To Listen and Perform Analysis of Ethernet Traffic for an Intrusion Detection System”, Abstracts of the Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science SACNAS'2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct 2-5, 2003.

Conference Organization, Society Offices, and Refereeing


  • Member of the Committee for Computing Education in Community College (CCECC)
  • Webmaster of Fuzzy Conferences Information Website. Up to date available conference in Fuzzy-related topics:
  • Treasurer, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS), 2015-2017.
  • Young Researcher Representative, Board of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS), 2015-17.
  • Member, Program Committee, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics SMC'2014.
  • Session Chair, Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic, and Verified
  • Numerical Computation SCAN'2008, El Paso, Texas, September 29 - October 3, 2008.
  • Member, Publicity Committee, Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society NAFIPS'08, New York City, May 19-22, 2008.
  • Referee, 3rd International Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Technology FT&T'2008, part of the 11th Joint Conference on Information Science JCIS'2008.
  • Referee, 24th International Conference on Logic Programming ICLP'08.

Honors and Awards


  • The 2016 National Institute of Staffing and Organizational Development Award, Austin, TX, May 2016
  • The EPCC Student Government Association 2015-2016 Inspirational Award, El Paso TX, May 5th, 2016
  • The EPCC 2015-2016 Faculty Achievement Award, El Paso, TX, April 28th, 2016
  • El Paso Community College Mace Carrier for the Fall 2015 Commencement
  • NAFIPS’2015 Early Career Award, Redmond, Seattle, August 17--19, 2015.
  • NAFIPS'2013 Best Student Paper Award, Edmonton, Canada, June 24--28, 2013.
  • NSF GK-12 Fellowship, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012.
  • UTEP Graduate School Banner Bearer for the Spring 2009 Commencement
  • NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Scholarship, 2007-2008.
  • NSF Bridges to the Doctorate Award, 2005-2007.
  • NSF Louis Strokes Academy for Minority Program (LSAMP) Summer Research Academy~2003-2004.

Professional Society Membership and Offices


  • 2013-present. Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
  • 2012-present. Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • 2010-present. Member, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • 2010-present. Member, ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT).
  • 2010-present. Member, ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).
  • 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).
  • 2004-2005. President, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) UTEP Student Chapter.
  • 2003-2004. Treasurer, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) UTEP Student Chapter.
  • 2002-2003. Outreach Chair, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) UTEP Student Chapter.
  • 2001-2005. Member, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) UTEP Student Chapter.