Aspen Olmsted ,
Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty; Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, College of Charleston

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Aspen Olmsted is an adjunct faculty member in the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in the Computer Science and Engineering department. Aspen's fulltime job is as an assistant professor and Graduate program director at the College of Charleston. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of South Carolina. Before his academic career, he was CEO of Alliance Software Corporation. Alliance Software developed N-Tier enterprise applications for the performing arts and humanities market. Dr Olmsted’s research focus is on the development of algorithms and architectures for distributed enterprise solutions that can guarantee security and correctness while maintaining high-availability. In his Secure Data Engineering Lab, Aspen mentors over a dozen graduate and undergraduate students each year

University of South Carolina, 2014

Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science

University of Charleston, South Carolina, 2009

Master of Science, Computer Science

University of South Carolina, 2007

Master of Business Administration, Business Administration

State University of New York College at Buffalo, 1989

Bachelor of Science, Economics


New York University

Adjunct Faculty

From: July 2017 to present

Select TIcketing Systems

Senior Software Engineer

Designed and developed ticketing and fund-raising software. Managed large client implementations for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Ticket Center - Puerto Rico, Ticket Plus – Hawaii, Easy Ticket – Germany. Designed and managed development for first distributed ticketing system for European city-wide networks.

From: May 1990 to December 1996

Alliance Software Corporation

Chief Executive Officer

Served as Chief Executive Officer of start-up independent software vendor developing ERP and CRM solutions for performing arts and museum vertical markets. Software managed patron touches, ticketing and fund-raising transactions, payments and reporting. Over 35 customer including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, J Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Negotiated and managed business sale to Blackbaud, Inc.

From: December 2006 to December 2011

College of Chareston

Adjunct Instructor

From: August 2009 to July 2011

College of Chareston

Visiting Instructor

From: August 2010 to July 2012

College of Chareston

Instructor

From: August 2012 to July 2014

College of Chareston

Visiting Assistant Professor

From: August 2014 to July 2015

College of Chareston

Assistant Professor

From: August 2015 to July 2016

College of Chareston

Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director

From: July 2016 to present


Journal Articles

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 1942-2679)
Olmsted, A. (2017). Platform As A Service Development Cost & Security. International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, 3&4 (11).

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2046-3723)
Olmsted, A. (2017). Modeling for Secure Software Development. Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transaction.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 1942-2628)
Olmsted, A. (2017). Data Modeling in the Cloud. International Journal On Advances in Software, 10 (1 & 2), 21 - 30.

Journal Article, Academic Journal
Olmsted, A. (2016). Heterogeneous System Integration Data Integration Guarantees. Journal of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (JCMSE), 17 (51), S85-S94.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2042 4647)
Olmsted, A. (2015). Available, Consistent, Durable Multimedia Workflow Transactions. International Journal of Multimedia and Image Processing, 5 (3/4), 274 - 285.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2046-3723)
Olmsted, A. (2015). Securing e-Loyalty Currencies. Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transaction, 4 (1), 8.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2042-4639)
Olmsted, A. (2014). A Customizable and Secure Software Architecture. International Journal for Information Security Research, 4 (1/2).

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2042 4655)
Olmsted, A., Stalvey, R. H. (2014). Service Constraint Guarantees. International Journal of Intelligent Computing Research, 5 (1), 430-437.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2046-3723)
Olmsted, A., Farkass, C. (2013). Buddy System: Available, Consistent, Durable Web Service Transactions. Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (JITST), 2 (1/2), 131-140.

 

Other Publications

Supervised Student Publications 

 

Conference Proceeding
Chen, W., Olmsted, A. (2017). Considerations for OSV over Linux-based Virtual Machines: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Chan, W., Olmsted, A. (2017). Ethereum Transaction Graph Analysis: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Loi, H., Olmsted, A. (2017). Low-cost Detection of Backdoor Malware: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Sadeghian, P., Olmsted, A. (2017). Assessment of Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Networks for Classification Tasks: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Mejia Ricart Caba, L., Olmsted, A. (2017). Avoiding unnecessary deaths: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Sadeghian, P., Olmsted, A. (2017). Classification of Music by Composer Using Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Networks: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Briggs, T., Olmsted, A. (2017). Client Side Calculation of ‘Bacon Number’: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Hamilton, C., Olmsted, A. (2017). Database Multi-factor Authentication via Pluggable Authentication Modules: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Roy, A., Olmsted, A. (2017). Distributed Query Processing and Data Sharing: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Blair, W., Olmsted, A., Anderson, P. E. (2017). Docker vs. KVM: Apache Spark application performance and ease of use: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Stoudenmier, S., Olmsted, A. (2017). Efficient Retrieval of Information From Hierarchical REST Requests: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Wilson, C., Olmsted, A. (2017). Handling an Organization’s Communication Needs with a Single Web Service: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Badders, B., Olmsted, A. (2017). Improve CRUD performance on hierarchical data: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Bissada, A., Olmsted, A. (2017). Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Nash, T., Olmsted, A. (2017). Performance vs. Security: Implementing an Immutable Database in MySQL: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Kennedy, W., Olmsted, A. (2017). Three Factor Authentication: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Siddiqui, H., Olmsted, A. (2017). Venmo: Exposing a User’s Lifestyle: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Mejia-Ricart, L., Helling, P., Olmsted, A. (2017). Evaluate action primitives for Human Activity Recognition using unsupervised learning approach: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Nash, T., Brill, C., Olmsted, A. (2017). A Comparative Analysis of MANET Routing: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Roy, A., Mejia Ricart Caba, L., Helling, P., Olmsted, A. (2017). Automation of Cyber-Reconnaissance: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Siddiqui, H., Healy, E., Olmsted, A. (2017). Bot or Not: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Healy, E., Siddiqui, H., Olmsted, A. (2017). Classifying Influenza Outbreaks by Analyzing and Filtering Twitter Data: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Wilson, C., Sandifer, A., Olmsted, A. (2017). Designing an Assembly Language Using MIT App Inventor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Sandifer, A., Wilson, C., Olmsted, A. (2017). Detection of fake online hotel reviews: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Helling, P., Olmsted, A. (2017). Effects of Lexicon Size on Solving Bananagrams: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding
Nash, T., Blair, W., Olmsted, A. (2017). shinySDM: Point and Click  Species Distribution Modeling: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Blair, W., Nash, T., Anderson, P. E., Olmsted, A. (2017). Spark framework for transcriptomic trimming algorithm reduces cost of reading multiple input files: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Goeddel, S., Sadeghian, P., Olmsted, A. (2017). Weighing the shopping benefits of a smarter refrigerator: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Lile, R., Olmsted, A. (2017). Meaningful Sandbox Data: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Peck, P., Olmsted, A. (2017). Ensuring Correctness in Healthcare Medical Billing Software using Cloud Development: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).

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Ford, S., Olmsted, A. (2017). Security Vulnerabilities in Javascript Hotpatching in iOS with a Commerical and Open-Source Tool: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).

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Fulford, K. (2017). Mobile Natural Language Database Interface for Accessing Relational Data: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding
Ford, S. (2017). Security Vulnerabilities in Javascript Hotpatching in iOS with a Commerical and Open-Source Tool: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-61208-553-1)
Brill, C., Olmsted, A. (2017). Security and Software Engineering: Analyzing Effort and Cost (pp. 110-113): International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2308-4294)
Olmsted, A., Fulford, K. (2017). Platform-As-A-Service Application Effort Estimation (pp. 60-65): International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-74-2)
Little, M., Olmsted, A. (2016). Temporal Resource Scheduling Equity (pp. 297-299): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Davis, Z., Brill, C., Siddiqui, H., Olmsted, A. (2016). Automating e-Surveys (pp. 103-104): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Piazza, M., Fernandes, J., Olmsted, A. (2016). Cloud Payment Processing without Ritualistic Sacrifices (pp. 166-168): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Anderson, J. (2016). Decentralized, Dynamic Network Path Selection in High Performance Computing (pp. 88-90): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-9083-2061-2)
Brill, C. (2016). Examining International Information Conflict: Estonian and Georgian Case Study (pp. 171-173): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Cargile, C., Santhanakrishnan, G., Olmsted, A. (2016). Exposing Wiktionary Translations With Performance in Mind (pp. 85-87): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Santhanakrishnan, G. (2016). Fine-Grain vs. Coarse-Grain Web-Service for ETL Correctness and Performance in Cloud databases (pp. 71-72): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Siddiqui, H., Brill, C., Davis, Z., Olmsted, A. (2016). Friend or Faux?  Engineering Your Social Network to Detect Fraudulent Profiles (pp. 169-170): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Piazza, M., Olmsted, A. (2016). Making it Rain with Cloud Payment Processing Vulnerabilities (pp. 69-70): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Santhanakrishnan, G., Cargile, C., Olmsted, A. (2016). Memory Leak detection in Android applications based on code patterns (pp. 133-134): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Parthasarathy, G., Olmsted, A., Anderson, P. E. (2016). Natural Language Processing Pipeline for Temporal Information Extraction and Classification from Free Text Eligibility Criteria (pp. 120-121): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-62-9)
Brill, C. (2016). Password Reinforcement Leveraging Social Media (pp. 135-136): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-61208-460-2)
Olmsted, A., Santhanakrishnan, G. (2016). Cloud Data Denormalization of Anonymous Transactions (pp. 42-46): International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-61208-460-2)
Devata, S., Olmsted, A. (2016). Modeling Non-Functional Requirements in Distributed Application Software Engineering (pp. 47-50): International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-9083-2052-0)
Medbery, C., Olmsted, A. (2015). HeartSync: Mobile Pacemaker Failure Detector (pp. 277 - 279): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-908320-50-6)
Piazza, M., Olmsted, A. (2015). Founding a CyberSecurity Club in a Higher Education Environment: A Case Study (pp. 139-143): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 1937-4763)
Olmsted, A., Anderson, J. (2014). Grade Correctness Guarantees In Learning Management Systems (2nd ed., vol. 30, pp. 231-233): Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges.

Conference Proceeding
Pharr, E., Olmsted, A. (2012). Metabolite Annotations and Semantic Web Integration with gLIMS: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Conference Proceeding (ISBN-ISSN Number: 978-1-4503-1670-5)
Pharr, E., Olmsted, A. (2012). gLIMS: Google cloud-based laboratory information management system for NMR metabolomics (pp. 595-597): Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2046-3332)
Medbury, C. (2015). Detecting Pacemaker Failure Using Wearable Devices and a Smart Phone. International Journal of e-Healthcare Information Systems, 2 (2), 76-79.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (ISBN-ISSN Number: 2042-4639)
Piazza, M., Olmsted, A. (2015). Herding Cats: How to Launch a Cyber Security Club in an Academic Setting. International Journal for Information Security Research, 5 (1), 6.

 


Research Interests

Secure Distributed Transactions

Cloud Computing

Database Guarantees

 

 


IARIA Fellow, International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA). November 2017).

Best Paper Award, The Third International Conference on Advances and Trends in Software Engineering. (April 2017).

Best Paper Award, Cloud Computing 2016 Conference. (March 2016).

Outstanding Graduate Researcher, Computer Science & Engineering, University of South Carolina. (March 2014).

Faculty of the Year - School of Sciences and Mathematics, College of Charleston. (April 2011).

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Computer Science, College of Charleston. (May 2009).