List of Publications


Book Chapters


  • Monika Akbar, Clifford A. Shaffer, Edward A. Fox. Social Networks in Digital Libraries, ed. by Edward A. Fox and Jonathan P. Leidig. Digital Library Applications: CBIR, Education, Social Networks, eScience/Simulation, and GIS. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Francisco, March 2014, 2014, 45-62. ISBN paperback 9781627050326, ebook 9781627050333.

  • Edward A. Fox, Monika Akbar, Sherif Hanie El Meligy Abdelhamid, Noha Ibrahim Elsherbiny, Mohamed Magdy Gharib Farag, Fang Jin, Jonathan P. Leidig, Sai Tulasi Neppali. Digital Libraries. In Computing Handbook Vol. 2 (Information Systems and Information Technology), Section 3, Ch. 18, ed. by Heikki Topi, Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, in press for 2014, http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439898444

  • Journal Papers


  • Juan Jose Rodriguez Vila, Nádia Puchalski Kozievitch, Tatiana M. C. Gadda, Keiko Fonseca, Marcelo O Rosa, Luiz C. Gomes-jr, Monika Akbar , "Urban Mobility Challenges – An Exploratory Analysis of Public Transportation Data in Curitiba", in Revista de Informática Aplicada, Volume 12, number 1, 2016.

  • Eric Fouh, Monika Akbar, Clifford A. Shaffer, "The Role of Visualization in Computer Science Education", Computers in the Schools, Volume 29, issue 1-2, pages: 95-117, 2012.

  • Mahmud Shahriar Hossain, Monika Akbar, Nicholas F. Polys, "Narratives in the Network: Interactive Methods for Mining Cell Signaling Networks", Journal of Computational Biology, Volume 19, issue 9, pages: 1043-1059, September 2012. Impact factor: 1.7.

  • Clifford A. Shaffer, Matthew L. Cooper, Alexander Joel D. Alon, Monika Akbar, Michael Stewart, Sean Ponce, Stephen H. Edwards, "Algorithm Visualization: The State of the Field", ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE). Volume 10 Issue 3, 2010.(pdf)

  • Conference Papers


  • Francisco Osuna, Bhanukiran Gurijala, Patricia Esparza, Monika Akbar, Ann Q. Gates, "A Feasibility Study of an Approach to Extend Research Footprints Using Disparate Sources", in AAAI workshop of Scholarly Big Data: AI Perspectives, Challenges, and Ideas, 2016.

  • Monika Akbar, "Digital Technology Shaping Teaching Practices in Higher Education", Mini Review in Frontiers in ICT, vol:3, 2016.

  • Nadia P. Kozievitch, Luiz C. Gomes-Jr, Tatiana M. C. Gadda, Keiko V. O. Fonseca, and Monika Akbar, "Analyzing the Acoustic Urban Environment - A Geofencing-Centered Approach in the Curitiba Metropolitan Region, Brazil", in 5th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SmartGreens 2016.

  • Elsa Tai Wai Yan, Ann Q. Gates, Monika Akbar, "Cyber-infrastructure Support for the Integration and Analysis of Student Success Data", in Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), IEEE, pp.1-5, 2015.

  • Monika Akbar, Clifford A. Shaffer, Weiguo Fan, Edward A. Fox. "Recommendation Based on Deduced Social Networks in an Educational Digital Library". International Conference on Digital Libraries (DL 2014), London, Sept. 2014 (long paper, acceptance rate < 25%) (pdf).

  • Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Monika Akbar, Deborah Tatar, and Edward A. Fox. "Social tools for educators: supporting the needs of specific communities". IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter special theme on "Social Networks and Social Computing in Technology-Enhanced Learning", 2012 (http://www.ieeetclt.org/issues/april2012/IEEE-LT-Apr2012.htm).

  • Monika Akbar , Clifford A. Shaffer, Edward A. Fox. "Deduced Social Networks for an Educational Digital Library". Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2012), Washington D.C., June 10-14, 2012, 43-46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2232817.2232828

  • Monika Akbar, Weiguo Fan, Clifford A. Shaffer, Yinlin Chen, Lillian N. Cassel, Lois M. L. Delcambre, Daniel D. Garcia, Gregory W. Hislop, Frank M. Shipman III, Richard Furuta, B. Stephen Carpenter II, Hao-wei Hsieh, Bob Siegfried, Edward A. Fox. "Digital Library 2.0 for Educational Resources". TPDL 2011:89-100. Acceptance rate = 19%.(pdf)

  • Clifford A. Shaffer, Monika Akbar, Alexander Joel D. Alon, Michael Stewart, Stephen H. Edwards, "Getting Algorithm Visualizations into the Classroom", Proceedings of the 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE), 2011. Acceptance rate = 34%.(pdf)

  • Edward A. Fox, Yinlin Chen, Monika Akbar, Clifford A. Shaffer, Stephen H. Edwards, Peter Brusilovsky, Dan Garcia, Lois Delcambre, Felicia Decker, David Archer, Richard Furuta, Frank Shipman, Stephen Carpenter, and Lillian (Boots) Cassel, "Ensemble PDP-8: Eight Principles for Distributed Portals", Proceedings of ACM and IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2010. Acceptance rate = 25%.(pdf)

  • M. Shahriar Hossain, Monika Akbar and Nicholas F. Polys, "Storytelling and Clustering for Cellular Signaling Pathways", International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE'09) , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Vol. 1, Pages: 109-115, July 13-16, 2009.(pdf)

  • Monika Akbar, Dr. Rafal A. Angryk, "Frequent Pattern-Growth Approach for Document Organization", ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2008), the 2nd International workshop on Ontologies and Information Systems for the Semantic Web, Napa Valley, California, October 26-30, 2008. Pages: 77-82.(pdf)

  • M. Shahriar Hossain, Monika Akbar and Dr. Rafal A. Angryk, "Sense Based Organization of Descriptive Data", 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Press, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 7-10, 2007. Pages: 468-473.(pdf)
  • M. Shahriar Hossain, Monika Akbar and Dr. J. Denbigh Starkey, "Inexpensive Construction of a 3D Face Model from Stereo Images", 10th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (IEEE Co-sponsored ICCIT '07), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 27-29, 2007. Pages: 196-201.(pdf)

  • Selected Posters


  • Ann Gates, Mary Roy, Monika Akbar, Florencia Larsen, Ivonne Lopez, Christian Murga, Angel Ortega, Jesus Tellez, Rebecca Urbina, "The Sol y Agua Project: Enhancing Middle School Education through Computing with an Emphasis on Simulation and Data Science", in SIGCSE, 2016.

  • Yanet Garey, Monika Akbar, Ann Q. Gates, "Towards Identifying Potential Research Collaborations from Scientific Research Networks using Scholarly Data", JCDL 2016 (to appear).

  • Monika Akbar, Weiguo Fan, Lillian Cassel, Lois Delcambre, Clifford A. Shaffer, Edward A. Fox, and Yinlin Chen. "How educators find educational resources online". In Proceedings of the 16th annual joint conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 367-367.

  • Monika Akbar, Edward A. Fox, Lillian N. Cassel, Yinlin Chen, Stephen Edwards, Peter L Brusilovsky, Stephen Carpenter, Lois Delcambre, Weiguo Fan, Richard Furuta, Frank M Shipman, Daniel Garcia, Greg Hislop, David Maier, Manuel Perez-Quinones, Christine Stephenson, Bryant York, Haowei Hsieh, "ENSEMBLE: Supporting the Full Range of Computing Education Communities", SIGCSE 2010.

  • Clifford Shaffer, Stephen Edwards, Monika Akbar, Alexander Alon, Michael Stewart, "AlgoViz Portal: Lowering the Barriers for Entry into an Online Educational Community", Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, 2010.

  • Clifford Shaffer, Monika Akbar, Michael Stewart, Alexander J. Alon, Stephen Edwards, "Building an Online Educational Community", Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, 2010.

  • Technical Report


  • Stacy Branham, Monika Akbar and Laurian Vega, "Process and Situated Practice: The Unofficial Rules of Childcare Information Management". Virginia Tech, 2009.(pdf)
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