Department of Information Systems

Dennis Guster

Dennis Guster

Education

  • Ed.D., University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 1981. Major: Education, Research Design/Statistics
  • MS, Bemidji State University, 1974. Major: Curriculum/Instruction
  • BS, Bemidji State University, 1973. Major: Industrial Art Education

Development Activities Attended

Attended Conference, "Harvard Organized Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Information", Easton, MA. (August 2012).

Teaching

  • IA 600 Linux Applicaton Security, 2 terms.
  • IA 659 Security Log Analysis, 12 terms.
  • IA 671 Security Policy, 3 terms.
  • IA 672 Risk Management, 1 term.
  • IA 680 SAP BI:Practical Implemen, 1 term.
  • IA 691 Enrollment Continuation, 1 term.
  • IA 697 Starred Paper/Master Proj, 4 terms.
  • IA 699 Thesis, 4 terms.
  • IS 251 Appl Program Devel II, 12 terms.
  • IS 255, 2 terms.
  • IS 352 Unix Oper System Principl, 4 terms.
  • IS 353 Client Server Architectur, 3 terms.
  • IS 359 Practicum in IS, 3 terms.
  • IS 363 Enterprise Architecture, 5 terms.
  • IS 399 Java DB, 1 term.
  • IS 400 Java Programming Objects, 1 term.
  • IS 445 Appl Program Devel III, 2 terms.
  • IS 451 IT Infrastructure, 2 terms.
  • IS 453 Client/Server Systems, 1 term.
  • IS 459 Cloud Computing, 4 terms.
  • IS 471 Policy Dev/Security Issue, 4 terms.
  • IS 483 Client/Server Security, 5 terms.
  • IS 495 Temporary Workshop, 1 term.
  • IS 499 Server Infrastructure, 9 terms.
  • IS 501 Enterprise Architecture, 2 terms.
  • IS 545 Appl Program Devel III, 5 terms.
  • IS 551, 1 term.
  • IS 553 Client/Server Systems, 4 terms.
  • IS 559 Cloud Computing, 3 terms.
  • IS 571 Policy Dev/Security Issue, 4 terms.
  • IS 583 Client/Server Security, 5 terms.
  • IS 600 VPN Security, 11 terms.
  • IS 699 Master's Thesis, 5 terms.
  • MBA 605 Problem Solving, 2 terms.
  • MBA 640, 1 term.

Active and Innovative Teaching Strategies

  • IS 353, Network Packet Traffic Analysis (Fall 2002 - Present).
  • IS 471, Computer Security Log File Analysis (Fall 2003 - Present).

Research

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Guster, D. C. "Modeling and Simulation", Funded $5,000.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Guster, D. C., Safonov, P. I., & Hathaway, A. (published 2014). Using layering to enhance the security of an e-commerce system designed to support global business. Issues in Information Systems, 15(II), 242-251.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (accepted 2013, published 2014). Few-Body Semiclassical Approach to Nucleon Transfer and Emission Reactions. Europ. Phys. J.
  • Guster, D. C., Schmidt, M., & Rice, E. P. (published April 2014). An empirical assessment of performance and scalability of decentralized disk storage for real-time business applications. Journal of International Business Disciplines, 9(1), 49-60.
  • Guster, D. C., Robinson, D. H., Brown, C., & Rice, E. P. (published January 2014). Advanced Application of Business Intelligence in Higher Education: Predictive Modeling. Journal of Information Technology Management, 25(1), 54-78.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (accepted 2013, published January 2014). Antiproton low-energy collisions with Ps-atoms and true muonium atoms (μ+μ−). Hyperfine Interactions.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (published 2013). Antihydrogen and muonic antihydrogen formation in low energy three-charge-particle collisions. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 46(21), 12.
  • Rice, E., Safonov, P. I., & Guster, D. C. (published 2013). Distributed Key Systems: Enhancing Security, Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing. Issues in Information Systems, 14(2), 444-451.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (published 2013). Muonic Anti-hydrogen Formation in Low-energy Three-body Reactions. Few-Body Systems, 54, 1157-1160.
  • Sultanov, R., Guster, D. C., & Adhikari, S. K. (published 2012). A comparative study of the low energy HD+o-/p-H2 rotational excitation/de-excitation collisions and elastic scattering. AIP ADVANCES, 2, 012181.
  • Guster, D. C., & Brown, C. (published 2012). The Application of Business Intelligence to Higher Education: Technical and Managerial Perspectives. Journal of Information Technology Management, 23(2), 42-62.
  • Sultanov, R., Guster, D. C., & Adhikari, S. K. (published 2012). Ultracold collisions between two light indistinguishable diatomic molecules: Elastic and rotational energy transfer in HD+HD. Physical Review A, 85(5), 052702.
  • Safonov, P. I., Guster, D. C., & Hemminger, C. (published 2011). Employing host virtualization and symmetric multi-processing as a strategy for improving performance in computentionally intense problems. Issues in Information Systems, XII(1), 357-365.
  • Guster, D. C., & Lee, O. F. (published 2011). Enhancing the Disaster Recovery Plan Through Virtualization. Journal of Information Technology Research, 4(4), 18-40.
  • Guster, D. C., Lee, O. F., & Rogers, D. C. (published 2011). Pitfalls of devising a security policy in virtualized hosts. Journal of Information Security Research, 2(2), 75-83.
  • Hemminger, C., Rogers, D. C., & Guster, D. C. (accepted 2010, published 2010). Planning and Managing the Data Center to Green Computing. International Journal of Business Research, 10(4), 105-113.
  • Sultanov, R., Adhikari, S. K., & Guster, D. C. (published 2010). Quenching of para-H2 with an ultracold antihydrogen atom. Physical Review A, 81(2), 022705.
  • Lee, O. F., & Guster, D. C. (published 2010). Virtualized Disaster Recovery Model for Large Scale Hospital and Healthcare Systems. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 5(3), 69-81.

Journal Articles

  • Guster, D. C., Lee, O. F., & McCann, B. (accepted 2011, published 2012). Outsourcing and Replication Considerations in Disaster Recovery Planning. Disaster Prevention and Management, 21(2), 172-183.

Book Chapters

  • Guster, D. C., & Lee, O. F. (published November 2013). Effective Infrastructure Protection through Virtualization. In Crisis Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 1546-1568): IGI Global.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (published February 2012). Numerical Modeling and Simulations of Pulsatile Human Blood Flow in Different 3D-Geometries. In Fluid Dynamics, Computational Modeling and Applications (pp. 475-492). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.
  • Guster, D. C., & Lee, O. F. (accepted 2010, published 2011). Effective Infrastructure Protection Through Virtualization. In ICT Ethics and Security in the 21st Century: New Developments and Applications (pp. 231-253). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publisher.

Conference Proceedings

  • Guster, D. C., Jonnalagadda, A., & Lebentritt, L. (published 2015). Analyzing and Moving Virtualization of Resources in the Cloud to Enhance Security and Performance. Grand Forks, ND: Proceedings of the Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium.
  • Guster, D. C., Schmidt, M., & Karthik, P. (published 2015). Auditing complex cloud based servics with inodes to trace the origins of potentially rogue processes within a Linux host (virtual machine). Las Vegas, NV: Proceedings of the IABPAD Conference.
  • Etikala, P., Lebentritt, L., Rice, E., & Guster, D. C. (published 2015). Utilizing Analytics to Discern Campus Library Use. Grand Forks, ND: Proceedings of the Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium.
  • Guster, D. C., Smith, M., & Lebentritt, L. (published 2014). Using common Linux commands to trace the origins of potentially rogue processes within a Linux host (virtual machine): Proceedings of the 46th Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium.
  • Guster, D. C., O'Brien, A. Q., & Lebentritt, L. (published 2013). Can A Decentralized Storage System Structure Such As Cassandra Provide An Effective Means Of Speeding Up Web Access Times?: Proceedings of the 45th Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (published 2012). Coulomb few-body systems in the framework of a set of coupled integral-differential equations: Application to e−e+e− and p ̄ + (e−e+) (vol. 9, pp. 624-633): Procedia Computer Science.
  • Sultanova, M., Soenneker, J., & Guster, D. C. (published April 2012). Configuring and Tuning a Distributed Computer System to Support Complex Molecular Simulation: Phase I Collecting Performance Metrics: Proceedings of the Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium, Cedar Falls, IA.
  • Podkorytov, D., Guster, D. C., & Soenneker, J. (published April 2012). Using the Strombringer System Tool Suite to Test for Vulnerabilities in a University Research and Development Autonomous System: Proceedings of the Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium, Cedar Falls, IA.
  • Safonov, P. I., McDougall, R., & Guster, D. C. (published January 2012). Refining Auditing Techniques to Proactively Test for Dictionary Based Brute Force Internet Attacks (pp. 191-198): Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Guster, D. C., Schmidt, M., Smith, M., & Gillespie, N. (accepted 2011, published January 2012). Implementing Cloud Computing in a Departmental University Instructional and Research Computing Domain: Challenges and Benefits (pp. 254-260): Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Rego, I., Gillespie, N., & Guster, D. C. (published 2011). Implementing a Distributed Key Algorithm to Enhance Confidentiality and Provide Fault Tolerance: Proceedings of the 44th Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium.
  • Guster, D. C., Lee, O., & Rogers, D. (published 2011). Security Policy Concerns in a Virtualized Network Environment: Proceedings of the 44th Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium.
  • Hemminger, C., Smith, M., Gillespie, N., & Guster, D. C. (published 2011). The Implementation of Virtual Networking to Enhance Performance and Reduce Network Load in an Autonomous Systems Employing Virtual Computing: Proceedings of the 44th Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium.
  • McDougall, R., Gillespie, N., & Guster, D. C. (published 2011). Using An Enhanced Dictionary to Facilitate Auditing Techniques Related to Brute Force SSH and FTP Attacks: Proceedings of the 44th Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium.
  • Guster, D. C., Lee, O. F., & Rogers, D. (published 2011). Virtualized Hosting: Devising a Security Policy Through Log Analysis: 4th International Conference on the Application of Digital  Information and Web Technologies.
  • Safonov, P. I., Brown, C., & Guster, D. C. (published March 2011). Developing a Software Simulator to Predict the Effectiveness of Using Thermal Sensors to Perform CPU Scheduling in a WWW Based Distributed Data Base Application: International Conference on Data Engineering and Internet Technology.
  • Guster, D. C., Lee, O. F., Rogers, D. C., & Nitsch, C. (published November 2010). Scaling Performance of Virtualized Servers Deployed In a Health Care Setting. San Diego, CA: 41th Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting.

Publications In Press

  • Guster, D. C., Abdul, R., & Rice, E. (accepted 2015, in press). Mitigating Virtual Machine Denial of Service Attacks from Mobile APPS. Journal of Network and Information Security.
  •  Sultanov, R., Guster, D. C., & Adhikari, S.K. (accepted 2015, in press). Three-body protonium formation in a collision between a slow antiproton and muonic hydrogen. Few-Body Systems.

Conference Proceedings

  • Sultana, A., Etikala, P., Safonov, P. I., & Guster, D. C. (accepted 2015, in press). Using Hadoop to support big data analytics: Design and performance characteristics. Orlando, FL: Proceedings of the IABPAD Conference.

Presentations Given

  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (2013, June 01). Low Temperature Ratio in the O+HD-> OH+D; OD+H Chemical Reaction. Presentation at the ACS Regional Meeting, La Crosse, WI.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (2013, June 01). Antiproton Low-Energy Collisions with Ps-Atoms and True Muonium Atoms. Presentation at the International Conference on low energy antiprotons (LEAP 2013), Uppsala.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (2013, April 01). Branching ratio in the O+HD->OH+D; OD+H chemical reaction at low temperatures. Presentation at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Sultanov, R., Guster, D. C., & Adhikari, S. K. (2012, January 01). New Computation of the Astrophysical HD-Cooling Function. Presentation at the American Astronomical Society Meeting, Austin, TX.
  • Sultanov, R., Guster, D. C., & Adhikari, S. K. (2011, September 01). Computation of the Quantum Entanglement Effect Between Two Indistinguishable Polar Molecules: HD+HD Ultracold Collision. Presentation at the Swiss Conference on Quantum Information - QIPC, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Sultanov, R., Guster, D. C., & Adhikari, S. K. (2010, October 25). Application of Symmetry-Broken H2-H2 Potential Energy Surface to Low Energy o-/p-H2+HD Collisions of Astrophysical Interest. Presentation at the NASA LAW, Gatlinburg, TN.
  • Guster, D. C., Brown, C., & Sultanov, R. (2010, April 16). Enhancing Key Confidentiality by Distributing Portions of the Key Across Multiple Hosts. Presentation at the Midwest Instructional Computing Symposium Annual Meeting, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. (2010, March 21). New results for rotational energy transfer in p-/o-H2 + HD at low temperatures of astrophysical interest. Presentation at the 239th American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Intellectual Contributions in Progress

  • Sultanov, R., & Guster, D. C. HD + ortho-/para-H2 rotational energy transfer non-reactive scattering at low astrophysical temperatures: 2 K < T < 300 K. European Physical Journal.
  • Sultanov, R., Guster, D. C., & Adhikari, S.K. Low temperature HD + ortho-/para-H2 inelastic scattering of astrophysical interest. arXiv:1506.02161v1, 34 pages, 16 figures, and 3 tables.

Service

Academic Advising

6 Master's student(s).

4 Undergraduate - Majors student(s).

Editorial and Review Activities

Reviewed papers for the Journal of Information Technology Management.

"Paid NSF Reviewer, 2 days work". (January 2012).

General Service

  • Served on the department, search, evaluation and development committees.
  • Student Growth and Development
  • Graduate students using the Lab for research projects: 4 have graduated, 3 thesis, 2 starred papers, 7 currently working on projects.
  • Publications with student authors: 22.
  • Undergraduate students currently using the Lab for research projects: 4.