Grants, Publications, Awards, and Presentations

Grants

National Science Foundation funded grant proposal, "Connection-Oriented Computer Science Education," Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program, $287,500, 2007-2011

National Science Foundation funded grant proposal, "Survivable, Adaptive, and Scalable Distributed Systems," Cyber Trust Program, $178,050, 2005-2008

National Science Foundation funded grant proposal, Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships (CSEMS) Program, $55,000, 2002-2006

Publications

* indicates Westmont student authors

W. Iba, K. Marshman*, and B. Fisk*, Evaluating a Parallel Evolutionary Algorithm on the Chess Endgame Problem, in Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2008, to appear.

K. P. Kihlstrom, R. S. Elliott*, K. A. Marshman*, and A. C. Smith*, Intrusion-Tolerant Dissemination in Large-Scale Systems, in Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2008, to appear.

W. Iba  (2007).  When is assistance really helpful?, Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium, Interaction Challenges for Intelligent Assistants.  (TR SS-07-04).  Stanford: AAAI Press.

K. P. Kihlstrom, J. L. Stewart*, N. T. Lounsbury*, A. J. Rogers*, and M. C. Magnuson*, Implementation and Performance Testing of a Gossip-Based Communication System, in Proceedings of the 19th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Cambridge, MA, November 2007, pp. 194-199.

K. P. Kihlstrom, Connection-Oriented Computer Science Education, in Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial ACMS Conference, Grantham, PA, May 2007, pp. 47-60

W. Iba and J. Holm*  (2006).  Assistance: is it better to receive than to give?, Proceedings of  the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence.  Las Vegas: NV.

K. P. Kihlstrom, Asserting CS != Can't Socialize: Building Community in a Computer Science Program (full version), in Journal of the ACMS, 2006

W. Iba and N. Burwell*  (2005).  Studying service: an exploration of the costs and benefits of assistance, Proceedings of the 18th International FLAIRS Conference.  Clearwater, FL: AAAI Press.

W. Iba and N. Burwell*  (2005).  Building a testbed for studying service, Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium, Persistent Assistants: Living and Working with AI.  Stanford: AAAI Press.

K. P. Kihlstrom, Asserting CS != Can't Socialize: Building Community in a Computer Science Program (preliminary version), in Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial ACMS Conference, Huntington, IN, June 2005, pp. 249-257

K. P. Kihlstrom, P. Narasimhan, C. Phillips*, C. Ritchey*, and B. LaBarbera*, The Architecture of the Starfish System: Mapping the Survivability Space, in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Marina del Rey, California, November 2003, pp. 833-843

K. P. Kihlstrom and P. Narasimhan, The Starfish System: Providing Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Tolerance for Middleware Systems, in Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems (WORDS) (invited for presentation), Guadalajara, Mexico, January 2003, pp. 191-199

K. P. Kihlstrom, L. E. Moser and P. M. Melliar-Smith, Byzantine Fault Detectors for Solving Consensus, The Computer Journal 46(1):16-35, 2003 (received Wilkes Award for best paper published in volume)

K. P. Kihlstrom, Men Are From The Server Side, Women Are From The Client Side: A Biblical Perspective On Men, Women, and Computer Science, in Proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial ACMS Conference, San Diego, CA, May 2003, pp. 126-137

P. B. Henderson, V. Almstrum, P. De Palma, O. Hazzen, and K. P. Kihlstrom, Women, Mathematics and Computer Science (panel discussion), in Proceedings of the 33rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, February 2002, pp. 131-132

K. P. Kihlstrom, L. E. Moser and P. M. Melliar-Smith, The SecureRing Group Communication System, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security 4(4):371-406, November 2001

K. P. Kihlstrom, N. Narasimhan, L. E. Moser and P. M. Melliar-Smith, A Secure Auction Service, in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Anaheim, California, August 2001, pp. 599-604

Awards

* indicates Westmont student recipients

B. Fisk*, K. Marshman*, D. Rufener*, J. Stewart*, and W. Iba, Best Student Poster Award, Southwest Regional Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2008.

K. P. Kihstrom, Bruce and Adaline Bare Teacher of the Year Award, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Westmont College, 2003-2004

K. P. Kihlstrom, Faculty Research Award, Westmont College, 2003-2004

K. P. Kihlstrom, Wilkes Award, Best paper published in a volume (year) of The Computer Journal, 2004

Posters and Presentations

* indicates Westmont student presenters

Joel Stewart*, Daniel Rufener*, Kelsey Marshman*, Ben Fisk*, and Wayne Iba , Evaluating a Parallel Evolutionary Algorithm on the Chess Endgame Problem , poster at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2008, and at Southwest Regional Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2008 (reveived Best Student Poster Award).

K. P. Kihlstrom, J. Stewart*, N. T. Lounsbury*, M. C. Magnuson*, and A. Rogers*, Intrusion-Tolerant Dissemination in Large-Scale Systems, presentation at the Forty-first Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, HI, January 2008.

J. Stewart*, A. Rogers*, N. T. Lounsbury*, M. C. Magnuson*, and K. P. Kihlstrom, Implementation and Performance Testing of a Gossip-Based Communication System , poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2007, and at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2008.

N. T. Lounsbury*, A. Rogers*, J. Stewart*, M. C. Magnuson*, and K. P. Kihlstrom, StarblabFS: Replicated userspace file system , poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2007, and at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2008.

S. Raub*, A. Rogers*, M. Magnuson*, J. Holm*, J. Stewart*, R. Wisdom*, and K. P. Kihlstrom, National Surveillance System Prototype, poster at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2007.

M. Magnuson*, S. Raub*, and K. P. Kihlstrom, Starblab, poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2006.

C. Andruss* and Wayne Iba, Computational Modeling of the Movement of the T. Cruzi Parasite in a Three Dimensional Environment, poster at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2006.

J. Hilp* and Wayne Iba, Mouse Database Project, poster at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2006.

D. Shank*, B. Jensen*, and K. P. Kihlstrom, A Scalable Gossip-Based Group Communication Protocol, poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2005, and at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2006.

J. Holm* and W. Iba, Study of Service using the Maeden Simulation, poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2005.

A. Evans*, C. Andruss*, and Wayne Iba, Tracking Mice: A Foray into Bioinformatics, poster at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2005.

K. Johnson* and Kim Kihlstrom, The Solution to Security Grading Systems: Numerical
Measurements, poster at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2005.

N. Burwell,* C. Phillips*, and W. Iba, Service and Servants, poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2004.

J. Marks*, M. Reyes*, and Ray Rosentrater, Machine Learning: An Analysis of the Nearest Neighbor Algorithm, poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2004, and at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2005.

C. Phillips* and K. P. Kihlstrom,Group Communication and Membership Protocols, poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2004, and at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2005.

C. Phillips*, C. Ritchey*, B. LaBarbera*, and K. P. Kihlstrom, Design and Implementation of the Starfish system, poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2003, and at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2004.

D. Carroll*, R. Broadus*, J. Hanson*, and A. Nishimura , A Real Time System for Pulsed Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance, poster at Westmont Summer Research Celebration, September 2003, and at Westmont Student Research Symposium, April 2004.