Current Research Projects

The scientists at CORe are working with UC, Irvine, UCI Health and UC Colorado (Boulder) on the CareDEX Project: Enabling Disaster Resilience in Aging Communities via a Secure Data Exchange

NSF Civic Innovation


We are exploring Artificial Intelligence and how (or if) machines can be wise.  The Machine Wisdom Project:   The Machine Wisdom Project


Selected Publications

Davison, C. B. (2015). Practical Assessment of Information Technology Student Performance Using Virtualization Technologies. TechDirections, 74(7), 23-25.

Davison, C. (2014). Selected leadership demographics as predictors of continuity planning. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 23(3), 243-251.

Davison, C., Organizational Resilience in Higher Education: An Empirical Investigation of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Academic and Business Research Institute: International Conference, AABRI, Orlando, FL, International. (January 2, 2014)

Davison, C. (2007, May). Ethics of Business Continuity and Disaster Recover Technologies: A Conceptual Orientation. International Journal of Computers, Systems, and Signals, 8(1).

Davison, C. (2006, May). Ethical considerations of business continuity and disaster recovery. Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Technology.

McKay, S. B., Seward, J. C., Davison, C. B. (2014). Mobile Technology Adoption in K-12 Classrooms – Analysis and Considerations. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 18(3).

Cotton, S. E., Lazaros, E. J., Davison, C. B., Brewer, E. (2014). Promoting Effective Teaching. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 18(4).

Davison, C. (2007, June). Socially Conscious Surveillance Systems: Artifact Tracking and Green Compliance Utilizing RFID and Video Technologies. Presentation and poster presented at annual Rescue NSF-PI Conference, San Diego, CA.

Davison, C. (2007, May). Responsphere: An Infrastructure for Responding to the Unexpected. Poster presented at NSF CISE Conference, Boston University.

Hua, D. M., Weiland, A., Drummond, S. (2014). Bits, Bytes, and Binary: The Mathematics of Computer Binary. Tech Directions, 73(7), 18-23.

Hua, D. M. (2013). Costs and Benefits of Vendor Sponsored Learning Materials in Information Technology Education. Information Systems Education Journal.

Hua, D. M., Lazaros, E. J., Mattingly, A., Van Milligan, D., Davidson, C. (2013). Troubleshooting Random Access Memory Hard Errors. The CTE Journal, 1(1), 19-27.

Lazaros, E. J., Hua, D. M. (2012). Saving energy and money - A lesson in computer power management. Tech Directions, 72(1), 16-20.

Biner, P. M., Hua, D. M. (1995). Determinants of the Magnitude of Goal Valence: The Interactive Effects of Need, Instrumentality, and the Difficulty of Goal Attainment. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 16(1-2), 53-74.

Hua, D. M., Davison, C. B., (April 4, 2014). Addressing the Limitations of Asynchronous Communications of Online Education, Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association 2014 Conference, Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association, Louisville, KY.

Hua, D. M., (November 21, 2013). Developing Real-world Learning Experiences Through the Packet Tracer Network Simulator, Presentation at the 2013 ATMAE Conference: Developing The Future Workforce, The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hua, D. M., (November 16, 2012). An Evolutionary Approach to Incorporating Sustainability into an Information Technology Curriculum, 2012 ATMAE Annual Conference, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Nashville, Tennessee.

Hua, D. M., Paul, K., (November 15, 2012). Implications of Personality Traits and Attitudes Towards Sustainability on Information Technology Education, 2012 ATMAE Annual Conference, The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Nashville, Tennessee.

Hua, D. M., (November 3, 2012). Costs and Benefits of Vendor Sponsored Learning Materials in Higher Education, 2012 Information Systems Educators Conference, AITP Education Special Interest Group, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Crane, C., Kitchens, F., (2013) Transforming Traditional Business Models through Disruptive Technology. Proceedings of the Management, Knowledge, and Learning (MakeLearn) International Conference 2013, Zadar, Croatia

Sharma, S. K., Kitchens, F. L., Booker, Q. E., & Xu, H. (2006). Web services model for mobile, distance and distributed learning using service-oriented architecture. International Journal of Mobile Communications, 4(2), 178-192.

Kitchens, F. L., McGuire, J. M., & Sharma, S. K. (2006). Emergency preparation and mobile notification through cluster computing. International Journal of Mobile Communications, 4(1), 82-96.

Bhatt, G., Gupta, J. N. D., & Kitchens, F. L. (2005). An exploratory study of the groupware use in the knowledge management process. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 18(1), 28-46.

Kitchens, F. L., Sharma, S. K., & Harris, T. (2004). Cluster computers for e-business applications. Asian Journal of Information Systems, 3(10), 907-914.

Kitchens, F. L. & Booker, Q. E. (2010). Changes In Employee Intention To Comply With Organizational Security Policies And Procedures Factoring Risk Perception: A Comparison Of 2006 And 2010. Issues in Information Systems, 11 (1).

Kitchens, F. L. (2009). Financial implications of artificial neural networks in automobile insurance underwriting. International Journal of Electronic Finance, 3(3) (August 2009), 311-319.

Kitchens, F. L., Sharma, S. K., & Harris, T. (2004). Integrating IS curriculum knowledge through a cluster-computing project – A successful experiment. Journal of Information Technology Education, 3, 263-278.

Cegielski, C., Rebman, C., Kitchens, F., & Lang, T. (2003). What is a Dot-Com Worth? An exploration of the value estimates of information technology-based firms. The Journal of Computer Information System, 43(2), 31-35.

Kitchens, F. L., & Sharma, S. K. (2003). Affordable Supercomputing Solutions: Cluster Computers in Business Applications. Proceeding of the Seventh Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, Australia, 1674-1682.

Biner, P.M., Johnston, B.C., Summers, A.D., & Chudzynski, E.N. (2009). Illusory control as a function of the motivation to avoid randomly determined aversive outcomes. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 32-41.

Biner, P.M., Huffman, M.L., Curran, M.A., & Long, K.R. (2000). Illusory control as a function of motivation for a specific outcome in a chance-based situation. Motivation and Emotion, 22, 277-291.

Ridenour, T.A., Treloar, J.H., Biner, P.M., Henriksen, L.W., & Dean, R.S. (1999). Attribute-treatment research using nonexperimental data and the allocation average. International Journal of Neuroscience, 99, 19-47.

Biner, P.M., Summers, M., Dean, R.S., Bink, M.L., Anderson, J.L., & Gelder, B.C. (1997). Personality characteristics predicting continuing education student satisfaction with interactive telecourses. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 45(3), 22-32.

Biner, P.M. Angle, S.T., Park, J.H., Mellinger, A.E., & Barber, B.C. (1995). Need state and the illusion of control. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21(9), 899-907.

Associate Director/Assessment Coordinator of $144,000 Retirement Research Foundation Grant. The focus of this three-year grant (1999-2002) was to develop, implement, and evaluate a website designed to educate the elderly regarding home safety strategies.

Associate Director of $528,000 Lilly Endowment Research Grant. This five-year (1992-1996) grant was awarded to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of televised college-level courses.

Attallah, S., Senouci, A., Kandil, A., and Al-Derham, H. (2013). “Utilization of Life Cycle Analysis to Evaluate Sustainability Rating Systems for Construction Projects with a Case Study on Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS)”. Journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Emrald, issue 3, 2013.

Attallah, S., Kandil, A., Senouci, A., Al-Derham, H, and Elwakil, E. (2015). “Comparative Evaluation of LEED and QSAS Credits using Life Cycle Analysis: Case Study from Qatar”. The 5th International Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC), British Columbia, Canada.

Attallah, S., Kandil, A., Senouci, A., and Al-Derham, H. (2014). “Framework for Modeling Impact of Sustainability Policies in Qatar using Agent Based Approach and Life Cycle Analysis”. International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), Orlando, Florida.

Attallah, S., Kandil, A., Senouci, A., and Al-Derham, H. (2014). “Modeling of Credit Selection to Achieve Certification under Sustainability Rating Systems using Cognitive and Procedural Decision Frameworks with Validation through Two Cases under QSAS”. Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, under review.

Attallah, S., Kandil, A., Senouci, A., and Al-Derham, H. (2013). “Developing a Framework for Calculating LCA Normalization Factors for the State of Qatar”. 4th International/10th Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE), May 29 – June 1, Montreal, Quebec, Canada