Heidi J. C. Ellis
Professor of Computer Science and It
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
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
Student involvement in Computing for Good using Open Source Software
CS 490 Software Engineering
CS 210 Software Design
CS/IT 102 Introduction to Programming
LA 100 Freshman Seminar
Ellis, H.J.C., "Give your students edit access to their course syllabus," chapter in: The Open Organization Workbook - Open Organization Guide for Educators, pp. 118-125, Red Hat, Sep. 2019.
Ellis, H.J.C., Hislop, G.W., Jackson, S., and Postner, L. 2015. Team Project Experiences in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS). Trans. Comput. Educ. 15, 4, Article 18, Dec. 2015, 23 pages. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2684812
Morgan, B., Ellis, H.J.C., and Hislop, G.W., "Student Software Engineering Learning in HFOSS Projects", 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL, Jun. 2019.
Wurst, K., Radkowski, C., Jackson, S., Ellis, H.J.C., Burdge, D., and Postner, L., "LibreFoodPantry: Developing a Multi-Institutional, Faculty-Led, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Community," Paper. 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education, SIGCSE '20, Portland, OR, Mar. 2020.
Postner, L., Burdge, D., Ellis, H.J.C., Jackson, S., and Hislop, G.W., "Impact of HFOSS Education on Instructors", ACM ITiCSE, Aberdeen Scotland, July 2019.