Dr. Adrian Heinz
Associate Professor of Information Technology, School of Science and Technology
His teaching philosophy places students at the center of the learning process by creating a pleasant environment, where everyone is encouraged to participate, discuss ideas and work with peers. In this way, students learn to solve problems, express their views and acquire critical thinking skills. He is also a strong supporter of the use of technology in education and always strives to incorporate the latest technological trends into the classroom.
During his academic career, Heinz has worked on a variety of research projects in the areas of graph theory, model checking and E-learning. Part of his research work in the first two areas has led to the publication of several papers and presentations in national and international conferences including Boca Raton (Florida); Vienna (Austria); Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) as well as Tamil Nadu (India).
In addition, he has over five years of experience working in the receivables management industry writing custom database applications for financial institutions.
Heinz is also an avid learner of languages. He is fluent in English and Spanish, possesses an intermediary level of French, beginner level of Japanese and is currently learning Mandarin Chinese.
- Doctorate - Computer Science - Ball State University
- Master - Computer Science - Ball State University
- Bachelor - Systems Engineering - Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina
Peer Reviewed Publications/Proceedings
- , Xu X., D’Costa A. Web-animations: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Biology and Information Technology Students. 2015 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC). Princeton, NJ. March, 2015.
- , Xu X. The power of animations in STEM courses. Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching and Learning Conference. Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA. March 2014.
- , Xu Xin. Interactive and Cooperative Learning on the Web. 24th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. April, 2013.
- Xu X., , D'Costa A. Engaging Biology and IT Students by Creating Cell-Biology Web Animations. Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching and Learning Conference. Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA. March, 2013.
- Pollacia, L., , Kakish K., Dekhane S. Active Learning Modules to Improve Retention in Introductory Computing Courses. ISECON Proceedings, v 29 n1935, New Orleans, Louisiana: Information Systems Educators Conference. November, 2012.
- Xu X., Web-Based Animation in Education. Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. San Antonio, TX. October, 2012.
- Kakish K., Pollacia L., ., Sinclair J., Thomas A. Analysis of the Effectiveness of Traditional Versus Hybrid Student Performance for an Elementary Statistics Course. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 6, Number 2, July 2012.
- , Xu X. Using Web-Based Animation in STEM Education. 10th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (EISTA 2012). Orlando, FL. July, 2012.
- ., Xu X. Educational Web-based Animations for STEM Courses. Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching and Learning Conference. Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA. March, 2012.
- Kakish K., Pollacia L., . Analysis of the Effectiveness of Traditional Versus Hybrid Student Performance for An Introductory Computing Course. Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON) Proceedings. November, 2011.
- Bagga J., . Software Systems for Research in Graph Theory. The Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, vol. LXIX, May 2009, pp 53-62.
- Bagga J., ., Majumder M. An Algorithm for Graceful Labelings of Cycles. Congressus Numerantium 186 (2007), pp.57-63.
- Bagga J., ., Majumder M. Properties of Graceful Labelings of Cycles. Congressus Numerantium, 188 (2007), pp. 109-115.
- Bagga J., . Software Systems for Implementing Graph Algorithms for Learning and Research. ICTACS 2006, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Theories and Applications of Computer Science 2006, World Scientific Publishers.
- Bagga J., . JGraph - A Java Based System for Drawing Graphs and Running Graph Algorithms. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2265 (2002), Springer Verlag.
Current Research Projects
- GGC Outstanding Teaching Award 2010 (nominated)
- BSU Alumni Association Distinguished Dissertation Award 2009-2010 (nominated)
- Certificate of Achievement. Ball State University. 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004.
- Grant. Travel Support for the International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC 2005) Hanoi, Vietnam. Ball State University. 2005.