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My research and professional interests include mobile software engineering, security and information assurance by utilizing document-level security, privacy enforcement, security policy integration and automatic generation, security and knowledge modeling, secure information and data engineering, identity-inferred access control.

edit Education

  • starPh.D., Computer Science & Engineering Summer 2014

    • Dissertation: An RBAC, LBAC and DAC Security Framework for Tree-Structured Documents
    • Dissertation Proposal: An XML Security Framework that Integrates NIST RBAC, MAC and DAC Policies
    • Research Topic: XML Security Modeling and Enforcement in Information Exchange
    • Major Advisor: Dr. Steven A. Demurjian

  • star_halfMaster of Science, Computer Science & Engineering Spring 2013
  • star_borderBachelor of Science Summer 2010

    • Major: Computer Science
    • Second Major: Mathematics

format_align_left Publications

De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Demurjian, S. UML Standard Extensions to Support Automatic Creation of Access Control Policies for Secure Tree-Structured Data. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Volume 10074, 187-204. (2016) doi:10.1007/978-3-319-49100-4_8

De la Rosa Algarín, A., Demurjian, S. A., Ziminski, T. B., Rivera Sánchez, Y. K. and Kuykendall, R. (2013). Securing XML with Role-Based Access Control: Case Study in Health Care. E-Health and Telemedicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, pp. 487-522. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8756-1.ch025

Demurjian, S., De la Rosa Algarín, A., Bi, J., Berhe, S., Agresta, T., Wang, W., Blechner, M. (2014). A Viewpoint of Security for Digital Health Care: What's There? What Works? What's Needed? E-Health and Telemedicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, pp. 1245-1263. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8756-1.ch062

Berhe, S., Demurjian, S., Pavlich-Mariscal, J. A., Saripalle, R. and De la Rosa Algarín, A. Leveraging UML for Access Control Engineering in a Collaboration on Duty and Adaptive Workflow Model that Extends NIST RBAC. Handbook of Research on Innovations in Access Control and Management, pp. 96-124. (IGI Global)

Saripalle, R., De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Ziminski, T. B. (2015). Towards Knowledge Level Privacy and Security Using RDF/RDFS and RBAC. 9th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2015), pp.264-267. doi:10.1109/ICOSC.2015.7050817

De la Rosa Algarín, A.. An RBAC, LBAC and DAC Security Framework for Tree-Structured Documents (2014). Doctoral Dissertations. Paper 456. Digital Commons, University of Connecticut.

De la Rosa Algarín, A., Demurjian, S. and Jackson, E. Access Control for XML Big Data Applications. Accepted, Springer Big Data Collection 2014. Editor: T.Y. Lin.

Doran, D., De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Gokhale, S. (2014). Characterizing the Activity of Friendship Triads on Facebook. Journal of Advances in Computer Networks, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 35-39. doi:10.7763/JACN.2014.V2.78

Demurjian, S., De la Rosa Algarín, A., Bi, J., Berhe, S., Agresta, T., Wang, W., Blechner, M. (2014). A Viewpoint of Security for Digital Health Care: What's There? What Works? What's Needed? International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management, 2(1), 1-21. doi:10.4018/ijphim.2014010101

Pavlich-Mariscal, J. A., Berhe, S., De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Demurjian, S. A. (2014). An Integrated Secure Software Engineering Approach for Functional, Collaborative, and Information Concerns. Handbook of Research on Emerging Advancements and Technologies in Software Engineering, pp. 330-368. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6026-7.ch015

Doran, D., De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Gokhale, S. (2013). Characterizing the Activity of Friendship Triads on Facebook. 6th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT 2013).

Saripalle, R., Demurjian, S. A., De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Blechner, M. (2013). A Software Engineering Process for Ontology Design and Development through Extensions to OMD and OWL. International Journal of Web Semantics and Information Systems.

De la Rosa Algarín, A., Ziminski, T. B., Demurjian, S. A., Rivera Sánchez, Y. K. and Kuykendall, R. (2013). Generating XACML Enforcement Policies for Role-Based Access Control of XML Documents. (WEBIST 2013 Selected Papers) Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP), pp. 21-36. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44300-2_2.

De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Demurjian, S. A. (2013). An Approach to Facilitate Security Assurance for Information Sharing and Exchange in Big Data Applications. Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technologies Security, pp. 65-83. Elsevier (Kaufman). Editors: Babak Akhgar and Hamid R. Arabnia. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-411474-6.00004-9

Demurjian, S., De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Saripalle, R. K. (2013). Information Models for Granular Computing. Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, Springer. Editor-in-Chief: R. Meyers, Granular Computing Section, T. Y. Lin (ed.); revision and substantial update of June 2009 article Springer, submitted April 2013, see here for Encyclopedia and here for article.

De la Rosa Algarín, A., Demurjian, S. A., Ziminski, T. B., Rivera Sánchez, Y. K. and Kuykendall, R. (2013). Securing XML with Role-Based Access Control: Case Study in Health Care. Architectures and Protocols for Secure Information Technology (APSIT), pp. 334-365. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4514-1.ch013

De la Rosa Algarín, A., Ziminski, T. B., Demurjian, S. A., Kuykendall, R. and Rivera Sánchez, Y. (2013). Defining and Enforcing XACML Role-Based Security Policies within an XML Security Framework. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2013) (pp. 16-25), doi:10.5220/0004366200160025

De la Rosa Algarín, A., Demurjian, S. A., Berhe, S. and Pavlich-Mariscal, J. (2012). A Security Framework for XML Schemas and Documents for Healthcare. Proceedings of 2012 International Workshop on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2012) (pp. 782-789), doi:10.1109/BIBMW.2012.6470239

Ziminski, T. B., De la Rosa Algarín, A., Saripalle, R., Demurjian, S. A. and Jackson, E. (2012). SMARTSync: Towards Patient-Driven Medication Reconciliation Using the SMART Framework. Proceedings of 2012 International Workshop on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2012) (pp. 806-813), doi:10.1109/BIBMW.2012.6470243

insert_photo Posters

• Doran, D., De la Rosa Algarín, A. and Gokhale, S. (2012). Understanding User Triads on Facebook. Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks (WIDS 2012).

• Doran, D., De la Rosa Algarín, A., Cusano, A., and Gokhale, S. (2012). Activity Among Triads in Facebook. 1st Engineering Tech Forum.

airplay Presentations

Security Analysis/Design for UML
  Storrs, 2013

• CIGNA Proposal: Enabling Ubiquitous Personal Health Device Integration through Open Standards
  Storrs, 2013

An XML Security Framework that Integrates NIST RBAC, MAC and DAC Policies
  Storrs, 2013

A Security Framework for XML Schemas and Documents
  Philadelphia, 2012

SMARTSync: Towards Patient-Driven Medication Reconciliation
  Philadelphia, 2012

star_rate Awards

  • starInformation Assurance Scholarship Program

    Department of Defense

  • starGraduate PreDoctoral Fellowship

    University of Connecticut

  • starWarren J. Mitofsky Graduate Fellowship

    The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

  • starGAANN Fellowship

    Department of Education

supervisor_account Recognitions

account_circle Academic Experience

  • doneIntroduction to Biomedical Informatics Auxiliary Lecturer and Project Supervisor

    University of Connecticut (CSE5810)

  • doneIntroduction to Software Engineering Auxiliary Lecturer and Course Assistant

    University of Connecticut (CSE2102)

  • doneCSE Research Laboratory Project Supervisor

    University of Connecticut (CSE5600)

  • doneCSE Design Project Project Supervisor

    University of Connecticut (CSE4939W)

  • doneNSF - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Student Mentor

    University of Connecticut

  • doneData Structures and Introduction to Algorithms Grader

    University of Connecticut (CSE2100)

  • doneIntroduction to Computing for Engineers Teaching Assistant (Lab Instructor)

    University of Connecticut (CSE1010)

assignment_ind Professional Experience

  • autorenewLoki Labs, Inc. Senior Principal Research Engineer
  • doneApogee Research Senior Research Engineer
  • doneUniversity of Connecticut Assistant Research Professor
  • doneGEICO Senior Software Engineer
  • doneCenter for Land Use Education and Research iOS and Android Software Engineer
  • doneThe Roper Center for Public Opinion Research Research and Software Engineer
  • doneUniversity of Puerto Rico - Department of Computer Science Software Developer

bug_report Software Contributor

• Personal Health Assistant (PHA) (Android, iOS)

• Rain Garden (Android, iOS)

• CICATS9 - Health :: HealthVault Exchange Server

• CICATS9 - HVMLS :: HealthVault Middle-Layer Server

• CICATS10 - openEMR :: openEMR Electronic Medical Record System

• CICATS10 - VistA :: VistA Electronic Health Record System

• SMARTSync :: Patient-Driven Medication Reconciliation

• eLISA :: System for Department ABET Accreditation Facilitation

assignment_turned_in Certifiations

assessment Software Skills

  • labelFrameworks

    Titanium, iOS, Android, SMART Platform, Play! Framework, Slim Framework, Node.JS, Backbone.JS, Microsoft HealthVault, RDF, OWL, .NET, UML, ArcGIS

  • labelProgramming Languages

    Swift, PHP, Objective-C, Java, C, C++, JavaScript, SQL, Matlab, Coldfusion, C#, Python, R, Scala

  • labelInformation Technologies

    Apache, Oracle SQL, MySQL, SQLite, Tomcat, Coldfusion Server, jQuery, AJAX

  • labelVersion Control

    git, SVN (Subversion)

  • labelOperating Systems

    Apple OSX, Linux, Microsoft Windows

  • labelProductivity Applications

    LaTeX, BibTeX, Apple iWork, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office