Evidence of Scholarly Ability

[Research portfolio requirements from the ICS website listed in italic, while the evidence of my compliance is in plain type, often as a subpoint in bulleted list.]

Evidence of ability to identify, critically analyze, and research a problem, and of written communication skills, in the form of two or more items authored by the student and reviewed by doctoral level scholars. The first item (literature review) is required; at least one of the remainder must be supplied.
  • Written Literature Review
  • Thesis by the student from MS Plan A.
  • Publication(s) in reviewed journals or conferences. Evidence of quality such as acceptance rates or citation indexing should be provided.
    • Brewer, R. S. 2000. Improving problem-oriented mailing list archives with MCS. In Proceedings of the 22nd international Conference on Software Engineering (Limerick, Ireland, June 04 - 11, 2000). ICSE '00. ACM, New York, NY, 95-104. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/337180.337193. Direct link for UHM members.
      • ICSE 2000 had 49 accepted papers from 339 submissions for an acceptance rate of 14.5%
    • Johnson, P. M., Moore, C. A., Dane, J. A., and Brewer, R. S. 2000. Empirically Guided Software Effort Guesstimation. IEEE Softw. 17, 6 (Nov. 2000), 51-56. DOI= http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/52.895168 . Direct link for UHM members.
      • Worked on a portion of the software described (Project LEAP), and provided notes and revisions to content of paper.
    • Johnson, Philip M. and Tjahjono, Danu and Wan, Dadong and Brewer, Robert S. 1993. Experiences with CSRS: An Instrumented Software Review Environment. In Proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (October 1993). PDF link.
      • Participated in group discussions about CSRS, testing of CSRS before study, and provided feedback on content of paper.
  • Technical report(s) on research project(s) that were supervised by a faculty member and read and approved by two other faculty members. ICS 699 projects may be included.
      • This workshop was part of Ubicomp 2008, and had a program committee that reviewed all submissions. However, I don't know what the acceptance rate was (possibly 100%). The paper was provided to conference attendees as part of the adjunct proceedings of the conference, but was not an official publication of the conference.
    • SocialSense: A System For Social Environment Awareness. Robert S. Brewer, Samuel R. H. Joseph, Guanghong Yang, Neil Scott, Daniel Suthers. Presented at Devices that Alter Perception Workshop at the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2008).
      • This workshop was part of Ubicomp 2008, and had a program committee that reviewed all submissions. However, I don't know what the acceptance rate was (possibly 100%). The paper was provided to conference attendees as part of the adjunct proceedings of the conference, but was not an official publication of the conference.
    • Literature Review: Using Social Data to Reduce Information Overload and Improve Information Dissemination. Written for ICS 699 with Professor Dan Suthers, Spring 2008.
    • Literature review written for ICS 699 with Professor Dan Suthers, Fall 2007.
    • Brewer, Robert S., Johnson, Philip M. Toward Collaborative Knowledge Management within Large, Dynamically Structured Information Systems. Rejected submission to Journal of Management Information Systems special section on Accessing Large Textual and Multimedia Information Bases. November 1994.
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