Lou Chitkushev

Associate Dean Lou ChitkushevAssociate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Director of Health Informatics and Health Sciences Programs

PhD, Boston University
MS, Medical College of Virginia
MS, BS, University of Belgrade

Dr. Chitkushev has served on several IEEE conference committees and as a NSF review panelist. He is cofounder and associate director of Boston University’s Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security, and played a role in initiatives that led to Boston University’s designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency. Chitkushev teaches data communications, computer networks, advanced Internet technologies, medical informatics, and network security.

Networking, data assurance, and biomedical informatics.

  • MET CS 425 – Introduction to Business Data Communications and Networks
  • MET CS 599 – Biometrics
  • MET CS 625 – Business Data Communication and Networks

Publications

Vodenska, I., and Chitkushev, L. “Impact of Euro Adoption on Emerging European Countries.” Management Journal 8, no. 1 (2013): 47-67.

Vodenska, I., and Chitkushev, L. “Innovative tools for teaching complex financial concepts.” In Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education. Fulda/Wurzburg, Germany, June 29–July 2, 2013.

Kanabar, V., and Chitkushev, L. “Innovative Applied Certificates in Computer Information Systems for Undergraduate Students.” In Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education. Fulda/Wurzburg, Germany, June 29–July 2, 2013.

Chibishev, A., Pereska, Z., Simonovska, N., Chibisheva, V., Glasnovic, M., and Chitkushev, L. T. “Conservative therapeutic approach to corrosive poisonings in adults.” Journal of Gastrointest Surgery 17, no. 6 (2013): 1044-9. Epub March 30, 2013.

Chitkushev, L., Dilek, E., Lee J. W., Zhang, G. L., and Zlateva, T. “Data Cleaning of Probe Signals from CDNA Tiling Microarray: Outlier Detection, Noise Reduction, and Identification of Uninformative Probes in HLA Typing Application.” Proceedings of the Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops on Informatics Applications in Therapeutics (Atlanta, Ga., 2011): 682.

Chitkushev, L., Greiman, V., and Zlateva, T. “Protecting Health Information Privacy and Safety on the Internet: E-Health Systems and Legal Perspectives.” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, University of Washington (Seattle, Wash., 2011).

Chitkushev, L., Vodenska, I., and Zlateva, T. “Integrating Informatics into Graduate Finance Programs.” Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2011).

Becker, K., Chitkushev, L., Greiman, V., and Zlateva, T. “Evolving an Information Security Curriculum: New Content, Innovative Pedagogy and Flexible Delivery Formats.” Proc. 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, George Washington University (Washington, D.C., 2011): 268.

Bunch, S., Chitkushev, L., Day, J., Grasa, E., Matta, I., Phelan, P., Ponce De Leon, M., Pouzin, L., and Trouva, E. “Bounding the Router Table Size in an ISP Network Using RINA.” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Network of the Future (Paris, France, 2011).

Bunch, S., Chitkushev, L., Day, J., Grasa, E., Hesselbach-Serra, X., Matta, I., Phelan, P., Ponce De Leon, M., and Trouva, E. “Transport over Heterogeneous Networks Using the RINA Architecture.” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications (2011).

Brusic, V., Chitkushev, L., Kalathur, S., Zhang, G. L., and Zlateva, T. “Visualization Tools for Presenting and Analysis of Global Landscapes of Vaccine Targets.” Proceedings of the Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops on Informatics Applications in Therapeutics (Atlanta, Ga., 2011): 683–88.

Burstein, L., Chitkushev, L., Haines, E. M., Kalathur, S., Saito, M., Schudy, R., Willett, S., and Zlateva, T. “Dimensions of Course Design and Delivery and Their Effect on Student Satisfaction/Perception in Online Learning.” Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2011).

Bunch, S., L. Chitkushev, J. Day, E. Grasa, P. Phelan, M. Ponce de Leon, I. Matta, and E. Trouva. “Is the Internet an unfinished demo? Meet RINA!” TERENA Networking Conference (May 16–19, 2011).

Burstein, L., L. Chitkushev, V. Kanabar, and T. Zlateva. “Innovative Instructional Practices in Design, Implementation and Execution of Blended Programs.” Proc. Boston University Instructional Innovation Conference (Boston, Mass., March 25, 2011).

Zlateva, T., Greiman, V., Chitkushev, L., and Becker, K. “Evolving an Information Security Curriculum: new content, innovative pedagogy and flexible delivery formats.” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, George Washington University (Washington, D.C., March 17–18, 2011): 268.

Jacobs, S., Chitkushev, L., and Zlateva, T. “Identities, Anonymity and Information Warfare.” Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW) (Thessaloniki, Greece, July 1–2, 2010): 120.

Brusic, V., L. Chitkushev, D. DeLuca, G. Zhang, and T. Zlateva. “Integrated Health Informatics Curricula within Information Technology Programs.” 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science (Fulda, Germany, June 2010).

Zlateva, T., Saito, M., Kalathur, S., Schudy, R., Temkin, A., and Chitkushev, L. “A Unified Approach for Designing, Developing, and Evaluating Online Curricula.” Proc. 6th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science (Fulda, Germany, June 2010).

Brusic, V., L. Chitkushev, D. DeLuca, D. Keskin, O. Lund, E.L. Reinherz, G.L. Zhang, and T. Zlateva. “MULTIPRED2: A computational system for large-scale identification of peptides predicted to bind to HLA supertypes and alleles.” Journal of Immunological Methods (December 2010).

Chitkushev, L., S. Jacobs, and T. Zlateva. “Security Engineering Approach to Network Security.” Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science 2009 (CSECS 2009). Boston, Mass., May 22, 2009.

Chitkushev, L., M. Chen, and T. Zlateva. “Development of a Multidisciplinary Graduate Course in Biometrics.” Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science 2009 (CSECS 2009). Boston, Mass., May 22, 2009.

Chitkushev, L., and V. Kanabar. “Development and Delivery of a Unique Digital Forensics Curriculum through Innovative Channels.” Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science, 23-30. Borovetz, Bulgaria. June 6-10, 2008.

Chitkushev, L., L.  Burstein, A. MacNeil, A. Temkin, and T. Zlateva. “Virtual Laboratories for Learning Real-World Security.” Proceedings of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. Society for Advancing Information Assurance and Infrastructure Protection. Dallas, Tex., June 2-4, 2008.

Presentations/Lectures

Chitkushev, L., Vodenska, I., and Zlateva, T. “Digital Learning Impact Factors: Student Satisfaction and Performance in Online Courses.” 2014 International Conference on Information and Education Technology, January 2-4, 2014, Melbourne, Australia. (Best Presentation Award)

“Developing Financial Informatics curriculum within Information Technology Program.” 8th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science (CSECS 2012). Boston, Mass., July 2012. Co-presented with Walters, J., Vodenska, I., and Zlateva, T.

“Security in RINA.” Investigating RINA as an Alternative to TCP/IP (IRATI). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, January 22-24, 2013. Co-presented with Day, J.

“Integrative Technology-Enhanced Approaches (ITEA) to Teaching Complex Financial Concepts.” Boston University Instructional Innovation Conference, March 2, 2012. Co-presented with Vodenska, I., and Burstein, L.

“Educational Initiative in IT.” Keynote, Conference marking the 20th Anniversary of the Independence of Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, September 8, 2011.

“Transport over Heterogeneous Networks Using the RINA Architecture.” The 9th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, Barcelona, Spain, June 15–17, 2011. Co-presented with Bunch, S., Day, J., Grasa, E., Matta, I., Ponce de Leon, M., Phelan, P., Trouva, L., and Hesselbach-Serra, X.

“Building Real-World Course Labs Using Virtualization.” BU Conference on Teaching. Boston, Mass., May 2009. Co-presentation with Burstein, L., Temkin, A., and Zlateva, T.

“Video Collaboration in Blended Courses.” BU Conference on Teaching. Boston, Mass., May 2009. Co-presentation with Burstein, L., Temkin, A., and Zlateva, T.

“Development of a Multidisciplinary Graduate Course in Biometrics.” 5th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science (CSECS 2009). 2009. Co-presentation with Chen, M., and Zlateva, T.

“Global University—Engaging in International Education.” US-Macedonia Business Forum. Chicago, Ill., November 14, 2008.

Panelist, “IT Security Challenges.” Nokia Security Forum. New York, N.Y., September 16, 2008.

“Security Implications of Globalization.” Business Forum, BU Liaisons Office. Tokyo, Japan. June 28, 2008.

“Challenges of IT in Global Markets.” Macedonian Business Forum. Washington, D.C., March 7, 2008.