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Steven A Demurjian Sr. PhD

InstitutionUniversity of Connecticut
DepartmentComputer Science and Engineering
AddressUNIT 2155
Information Technologies Engineering Building
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    TitleCo-Director for Research Informatics
    InstitutionUniversity of Connecticut
    DepartmentComputer Science and Engineering
    DivisionBiomedical Informatics

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    Dr. Steven A. Demurjian’s role in the proposed effort is co-Director for Research Informatics of the Biomedical Informatics Center within the Connecticut Institute of Clinical and Translational Science ( In support of this role, Dr. Demurjian has established an international reputation in the areas of: software security via Unified Modeling Language (UML) extensions for role-based (RBAC), mandatory (MAC), and discretionary (DAC) access control with assurance and automatic generation of security enforcement software; web-based architectures and security solutions (RBAC, MAC, and DAC) for WIKIs/Web Portals; and, security for health care and biomedical informatics. Dr. Demurjian not only conducts scientific exploration (with his doctoral and masters students) in these and other areas, but has striven to apply his research results to solve practical problems in many different real-world contexts over the past 10 years; the total funding of all of these efforts is over $4 million, with Dr. Demurjian's share of just below $1.8 million. In the security area, Dr. Demurjian has made scientific contributions related to security for agent-based systems and distributed environments (co-PI: AFOSR) and homeland security (co-PI: DARPA), and engineering contributions related to security for networks (co-PI: Sonalysts – Phase I and Phase II STTR from Dept. of Homeland Security) and web-portals/WIKIs (PI: Serebrum – Phase I SBIR from Dept. of Navy). In the area of software engineering, Dr. Demurjian has made scientific contributions to software requirements (sole PI: Software Frameworks) and reusable software components as applied to shipbuilding (PI: Electric Boat). During the late 1990s, Dr. Demurjian led (or co-led) five separate research efforts for The Mitre Corporation, conducting research and development in areas that included software architectures, database interoperability, and interoperability in large-scale, multi-process, distributed, client/server platforms; as well as supervising technology assessment by graduate students in different areas (Java, JINI, JavaSpaces), evaluating different technological solutions and their suitability to support 21st century Army battlefield requirements. Since 1999, Dr. Demurjian has co-led a major initiative for information systems reengineering for the State of Connecticut Insurance Department, providing expertise in the area of software, web-based, and client/server architectures, and recommending software development processes and technologies to facilitate these efforts. In addition to these external funded efforts, Dr. Demurjian has been a consultant for a number of companies: design consultant in security for web-portals for Serebrum Corporation, NJ (2006-2007), working as part of a team on a NSF Small Business Phase I (SBIR) grant; design and development expert in software design and software architecture expertise for the Getronics Corporation (1999-2005); and for Pitney Bowes, Inc., to provide software design and software architecture expertise for an Internet postage prototype (1995). Dr. Demurjian has also offered professional development seminars on various topics for CIGNA Corporation, Pitney Bowes, General Electric, and the Hartford Graduate Center. In addition, his invited presentations at companies include: Electric Boat, Sikorsky, The Mitre Corporation, UTECA Workshop, Hamilton-Standard, and Warburg, Dillion, Read, Inc., CIGNA, and Pratt & Whitney.

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    1. Pavlich-Mariscal, J., Berhe, S., De La Rosa Algarin, A. and Demurjian, S. State-of-the-Art Concepts and Future Directions in Software Engineering, I. Ghani, M. Kadir, and M, Ahmad (eds.),. Chapter 15: An Integrated Secure Software Engineering Approach for Functional, Collaborative, and Information Concerns. 2014; 330-368.
    2. Demurjian, S.. De La Rosa Algarin, A., Bi, J, Berhe, S., Agresta, T., Blechner, Wang, X, Blechner, M., . International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM). A Viewpoint of Security for Digital Health Care: What's There? What Works? What's Needed?. 2014; 2(1):1-21.
    3. De La Rosa Algarin, A., Ziminski, T., Demurjian, S., Rivera Sanchez, Y. K. Generating XACML Enforcement Policies for Role-Based Access Control of XML Documents. Generating XACML Enforcement Policies for Role-Based Access Control of XML Documents. 2014; 21-36.
    4. De La Rosa Algarin, A. and, Demurjian, S. Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technologies Security, B. Akhgar and H. Arabnia (eds.). An Approach to Facilitate Security Assurance for Information Sharing and Exchange in Big Data Applications. 2014; 65-83.
    5. Knath Saripalle, R. and Demurjian, S. Revolutionizing Enterprise Interoperability through Scientific Foundations Y. Charalabidis, F. Lampathaki, and R. Jardim-Goncalves (eds.). Attaining Semantic Interoperability through Ontology Architectural Patterns. 2014.
    6. Knath Sariapalle, R., Demurjian, S., De La Rosa Algarin, A., and Blechner, M. International Journal On Semantic Web and Information Systems. A Software Modeling Approach to Ontology Design via Extensions to ODM and OWL. 2013; 2(9):62-97.
    7. De La Rosa Algarin, A., Demurjian, S., Ziminski, T., Rivera Sanchez, Y. K., and Kuykendall, R. Architectures and Protocols for Secure Information Technology, pp. 334-365, A. Ruiz-Martínez, F. Pereñíguez-García and R. Marín-López (eds.). Chapter 13: Securing XML with Role-Based Access Control: Case Study in Health Care. 2013; 334-365.
    8. Berhe S, Demurjian S, Saripalle R, Agresta T, Liu J, Cusano A, Fequiere A, Gedarovich J. Secure, obligated and coordinated collaboration in health care for the patient-centered medical home. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010; 2010:36-40. PMID: 21346936; PMCID: PMC3041320.
    9. Pavlich-Mariscal J, Demurjian S, and Michel L. Computer & Security Journal, special issue on Software Engineering for Secure Systems,. “A Framework of Composable Security Features: Preserving Separation of Security Concerns from Models to Code”. 2010; 29(3):350-379.
    10. Crowell R, Agresta T, Cook MJ, Fifield J, Demurjian S, Carter S, Becerra-Ortiz I, Vegad S, and Polineni K, . Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0 and X.0: Technologies, Business and Social Applications, a volume of the Advances in E-Business Research Series, S. Murugesan (ed.),. “Chapter 39: Using a Collaborative Web Portal for Making Health Information Technology (HIT) Decisions,”. 2010; 862-698.
    11. Demurjian, S., Ren, H., Berhe, S., Devineni, M., Vegad, S., and Polineni, K. Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0 and X.0: Technologies, Business and Social Applications, S. Murugesan (ed.), a volume of the Advances in E-Business Research Series,. “Chapter 24: Improving the Information Security of Collaborative Web Portals via Fine-Grained Role-Based Access Control,”. 2010; 430-448.
    12. Doan, T., Demurjian, S., Michel, L., and Berhe, S. . International Journal of Secure Software Engineering. “Integrating Access Control into UML for Secure Software Modeling and Analysis”,. 2010; 1(1):1-19.
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