Biography

I live to be challenged, whether it involves finding a solution to a difficult problem, creating something new, or finding ways to improve an existing product or process. Challenges are occasions to learn and grow, to expand my horizons in new directions. Challenges also offer the opportunity to connect with new people, exchange ideas, and build new perspectives.

 

Additional Research and Professional Interests:

  • Research Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Ethics and Conduct for Computing Professionals
  • Project Management and Agility in Scientific Research
  • The Philosophy of Science

Current Responsibilities:

  • Associate Director, Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR), NC State Site
  • Program Coordinator, NSA Science of Security Lablet
  • Project Management Support, PowerAmerica Institute
  • Resource Coordinator & Liaison, NCSU ExecEd/Computer Science

Research Areas

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Software Engineering and Programming Languages

Education

  • Project Management Professional Credential, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA, USA.  2016
  • Ph.D., in Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2012.
  • M.S. in Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2003.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2001.

Fall Courses

  • CSC 379-001 LEC Ethics in Computng   F 9:35am-10:25am   Room: 1021 Engineering Building 2

Publications

Journal Papers

[1]

Vouk, M.; Averitt, S.; Dreher, P.; Kekas, D.; Kurth, A.; Hoit, M.; Mugge, P.; Peeler, A.; Schaffer, H.; Sills, E.; Stein, S.; Streck, J.; Thompson, J. & Wright, D. (2013), "Constructing Next Generation Academic Cloud Services", International Journal of Cloud Computing.  v. 2, n. 2-3, pp. 104-122.

Refereed Full Conference Papers

[2]

Anderson, P. V.; Heckman, S.; Vouk, M.; Wright, D.; Carter, M.; Burge, J. E. & Gannod, G. C. "CS/SE Instructors Can Improve Student Writing without Reducing Class Time Devoted to Technical Content: Experimental Results" Proceedings of the The 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2015

[3]

Burge, J. E.; Gannod, G.; Carter, M.; Howard, A.; Schultz, B.; Vouk, M.; Wright, D. & Anderson, P.  (2014), "Developing CS/SE Students' Communication Abilities Through a Program-wide Framework."  Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education , Atlanta, CA, USA, 2014.

[4]

Wright, D. R. “Weaving a Computer Science Tapestry: Results of a Workshop Promoting the Recruitment and Retention of Girls in High School Computer Science.” Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2013), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2013.

[5]

Wright, D. R. “Inoculating Novice Software Designers with Expert Design Strategies” Proceedings of the 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2012), San Antonio, TX, USA, 2012.

[6]

Wright, D. R. “Cultivating Expert Software Design Decision-making: Results of a Pilot Study” Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE 2010), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2010.

[7]

Wright, D. R. “The Decision Pattern: Capturing and Communicating Design Intent” SIGDOC '07: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference on Design of Communication, El Paso, TX, USA, 2007.

[8]

Wright, D. R. “Towards a Theory of Software Design: Timeless Principles of Software System Design” SEDE '07: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2007.

[9]

Wright, D. R. “Research ethics and computer science: an unconsummated marriage” SIGDOC '06: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Design of Communication, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA, 2006.

Workshop/Tutorial Proposals

[10]

Honeycutt, B. T.; Fire, N. & Wright, D. R. “Developing Leveled Competencies for Graduate Teaching Assistants within a Campus-Wide Effort for Graduate TA Development” Proceedings of the 2008 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA, 2008.

[11]

Honeycutt, T. L. & Wright, D. R. “Building bridges: connecting research ethics and computer science” SIGDOC '06: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Design of Communication, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA, 2006.

Research Posters

[12]

Wright, D. R.; Honeycutt, B. T.; Fire, N. & Jenkins, J. “Promoting Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching: The Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching at NCSU” Learning by Design: The 4th Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Greensboro, NC, USA, 2008.

[13]

Wright, D. R. “Capturing organizational wisdom for effective software development” ACM-SE 44: Proceedings of the 44th annual Southeast regional conference, Melbourne, FL, USA, 2006

Other Papers

[14]

Wright, D. R. “Research Ethics & Responsible Conduct of Research @ NC State: An Inventory of Resources Available to Doctoral Students”, Walter H. Wilkinson Research Ethics Fellowship report to the Dean of the NCSU Graduate School, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2008

[15]

Wright, D. R. “Motivation, Design, and Ubiquity: A Discussion of Research Ethics and Computer Science” Essay for LANGURE Computer Science Research Ethics Module, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2006