Susan D. Urban
Susan D. Urban received the B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science in
1976, 1980, and 1987, respectively, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
She is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
at Arizona State University. She was previously an Assistant Professor at the University
of Miami from 1987-1989, an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University from
1989-1994, and an Associate Professor at Arizona State University from 1994-2001.
Her research interests include object-oriented data modeling; event, rule, and transaction
processing for enterprise application integration; and service-oriented computing.
Dr. Urban has been the recipient of several grants from the National Science Foundation
for her research on constraints, active rule processing in centralized and distributed
environments, the use of databases in engineering design, and the development of
innovative teaching concepts for database instruction. She has also been a co-investigator
on a sub-contract from Boeing Defense and Space Group as part of a project from
the Defense Advanced Projects Agency investigating the integration of distributed
product data in engineering design. She has published over 80 refereed papers and
book chapters on the results of her research and is a co-author of
An Advanced Course in Database Systems: Beyond Relational Databases (Prentice
She has served on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and
Data Engineering and is currently serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal
of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. She has also served as the
co-editor of special issues in the Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering Journal,
Computing Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering,
Theory and Practice of Object Systems, and the Journal of Computing and Information
Science and Engineering. She has served on the organizing and program committees
of numerous database conferences, with her current conference activity including
the International Conference on e-Business Engineering, the International Conference
on Cooperative Information Systems, the International Conference on Database and
Expert Systems Applications, the International Conference on Software Applications
and the Internet, and the ACM Conference on Computer Science Education. Dr. Urban
is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE Computer Society,
and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.