JOHN MATTA

I am currently a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

PUBLICATIONS

2017

John Matta, Gunes Ercal, and Jeffrey Borwey, “The Vertex Attack Tolerance of Complex Networks,” RAIRO Operations Research 51 (4), p1055-1076, 2017. http:// doi.org/10.1051/ro/2017008

2016

John Matta, Gunes Ercal, and William Stimson. “The Quality of Sampling from Geographic Networks,” International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 2016. http://dsn.sagepub.com/content/12/4/7379030.full

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2017

John Matta, “A Comparison of Approaches to Computing Betweenness Centrality for Large Graphs,” International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications, Lyon, France. Springer, Cham, 2017.

2017

John Matta, Thy Nguyen, Gunes Ercal and Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, “Applications of Novel Graph Theoretic Methods to Clustering Autism Spectrum Disorders Phenotypes,” 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, March 2017.

2017

Ellie Lovellette, John Matta, Dennis Bouvier and Roger Frye, “Just the Numbers: An Investigation of Contextualization of Problems for Novice Programmers,” SIGCSE, Seattle, Washington, March 2017.

2016

John Matta, Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, Jeffrey Borwey, Donald C. Wunsch, and Gunes Ercal, “ Robust Graph-theoretic Clustering Approaches Using Node-Based Resilience Measures,” IEEE Conference on Data Mining, Barcelona, Spain, December 2016.

2016

Dennis Bouvier, Ellie Lovellette, John Matta et al. “Novice Programmers and the Problem Description Effect,” ACM Digital Library/SIGCSE Proceedings, 2017.

2013

Gunes Ercal, John Matta, “Resilience Notions for Scale-Free Networks,” Proceedings of Complex Adaptive Systems 2013.

2013

Gunes Ercal, John Matta, William Stimson, and Dominic Eccher, “On the Quality of Sampling from Geographic Networks,” Proceedings of Complex Adaptive Systems 2013. 

Education

2014-present

Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville / Carbondale, IL​

Ph.D. Computer Science, anticipated Summer 2018. GPA 4.0/4
First participant in joint program with SIUE and SIUC

2012-2014

Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville, IL

Master of Science, Computer Science. GPA 4.0/4

1986-1988

Washington University

St. Louis, MO​

Master of Business Administration. GPA 3.5/4

1981-1985

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec

Bachelor of Arts, Economics. GPA 3.1/4

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

November 2017

International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications,
Lyon, France, November 2017
A Comparison of Approaches to Computing Betweenness Centrality for Large Graphs

July 2016

Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education,
Arequipa, Peru, July 2016
Working group participation

April 2014

SIUE Graduate School Spring Research Symposium
Poster on graduate research and graph theory

November 2013

Complex Adaptive Systems,
Baltimore, MD, November 2013
Resilience Notions for Scale-Free Networks On the Quality of Sampling from Geographic Networks