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Heidi J. C. Ellis

Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Information Technology
B.S., Animal Science, University of Connecticut
M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
Office: Herman 207C
Website: http://mars.wne.edu/~hellis

Dr. Ellis’ research interests include software engineering education, open source software, and tools for biological data analysis. Dr. Ellis is one of the founding members of the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) project which focuses on involving students in FOSS projects that improve the human condition. Dr. Ellis is PI/Co-PI on three NSF projects that support student involvement in HFOSS projects. 


Software engineering education

Education using open source software


Software Engineering

Introduction to Programming

Freshman Seminar


Journal Articles

Heidi J. C. Ellis, Gregory W. Hislop, Stoney Jackson, and Lori Postner. 2015. Team Project Experiences in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS). Trans. Comput. Educ. 15, 4, Article 18 (December 2015), 23 pages. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2684812

Fenwick, M., Weatherby, G., Vyas, J., Sesanker, C., Martyn, T.O., Ellis, H.J.C., and Gryk, M., “CONNJUR Workflow Builder: A software integration environment for spectral reconstruction,” J. Bio. NMR. 2015 Jul62(3):313-26. doi: 10.1007/s10858-015-9946-3

Conference Proceedings

Hislop, G.W., Ellis, H.J.C., Pulimood, S.M., Morgan, B., Mello-Stark, S., Coleman, B. and MacDonell, C., “A Multi-Institutional Study of Learning via Student Involvement in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Projects,” International Computing Education Research Workshop, Omaha, NE, Aug. 2015.

Ellis, H.J.C., Hislop, G.W., Purcell, M., Chua, M., and Dzaillas, S., Towards a Model of Faculty Development for FOSS in Education, 26th Annual Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, San Francisco, May. 2013.

Ellis, H.J.C., Hislop, G.W., Rodriguez, J.S., and Morelli, R.A., Student Software Engineering Learning via Participation in Humanitarian FOSS Projects, 119th Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, June 2012.