• Professor Emeritus
Dick B. Simmons

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Computer and Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University.

Research Interests

  • Software engineering, software models and metrics, expert systems, productivity improvement techniques

Awards & Honors

  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal: “in recognition and appreciation of valued services and outstanding contributions,” 2000
  • Elected Fellow of the IEEE: “For the development of software models, metrics, and agent-based tools for software project management,” 1988
  • IEEE Golden Core Member: “one of the distinguished core of dedicated volunteers whose leadership and service have made the IEEE Computer Society the world’s preeminent association of computing professionals,” 1996
  • IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award, "for Continuous and Outstanding Leadership on Intersociety Activities," October 29, 1987
  • IEEE Centennial Medal - for Extraordinary Achievement - 1984;

Selected Publications

  • Wang, Y., Lively, W. M., and Simmons, D. B., “Software security analysis and assessment model for the web-based applications,” Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 9, Numbers 1, 2, Supplement 2, 2009, pp. 179-189.
  • Wang, Y., Lively, W. M., and Simmons, D. B., “Web Software Traffic Characteristics and Failure Prediction Model Selection,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, June 30, 2008.
  • Wang, Y., Lively, W. M., and Simmons, D. B., “Software Security Analysis and Assessment for the Web-Based Application,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, June 30, 2008
  • Simmons, D. B., Lively, W. M., Nelson, C., and Urban, J. E., “Rapid Insertion of Leading Edge Industrial Strength Software into University Classrooms,” Handbook of Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives, Idea Group, Inc., 701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Suite 200, Hershey, PA 17033, 2007, pp. 670-676.
  • Zhang, D., and Simmons, D. B., “Use Statistical Method to Build Open Source Software Maturity Model,” Proceedings of the 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 25-28, 2007
  • Wang, Yong, and Simmons, Dick, “Modeling Web Accessibility: A Case Study on Texas A&M University People Website,” Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2006), Arlington, Virginia, November 13-15, 2006, pp. 115-118.
  • Simmons, D. B., and Ma, N. “Software Engineering Expert System for Global Development,” International Conference on TOOLS with ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ICTAI-2006), Arlington, VA, November 13-15, 2006, pp 33-38.
  • Wang, Y. and Simmons, D. B., “Enhanced Enterprise Web-based Application Security Using Group Services,” Proceedings of the 10th IASTED International Conference – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS, Dallas, TX, USA, November 13-15, 2006, pp. 210-215.
  • Simmons, D. B., “Software Engineering Education in the New Millennium,” The Thirtieth Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference, Chicago, USA, 18-21 September 2006, pp. 46-47
  • Kim, Sang Eun; Lively, William; and Simmons, Dick, “An Effort Estimation by UML Points in Early Stage of Software Development, Software Engineering Research, 2006, pp. 415-421.