Dr. María Mercedes Larrondo Petrie
Associate Dean of International Affairs, and
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Science & Engineering Building 43, SE 456
P.O. Box 3091, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991 USA
Email: petrie@fau.edu
Direct Office: +1 561 297-3899
Assistant: Mari Bloch: +1 561 297-2031 between 9am and 2pm
Dean's Office Suite: +1 561 297-3400
Fax: +1 561 297-1111
URL: http://www.eng.fau.edu/homepages/petrie.htm
Office Hours: By appointment

Courses Taught Fall 2010
       CGS 1570 - Computer Application 1 (Distance Learning Course - CRN 85683)
       CGS 1571 - Computer Application 2 (Distance Learning Course - CRN 85682)

       READ FIRST: Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ for CA1 and CA2

       Syllabi: Computer Application 1 and Computer Application 2     

       Calendar of Assignments and Exams -- coming soon

Office of International Affairs -- coming soon

Curriculum Vitae - full CV

Research Interests
Co-Lead of the Secure Systems Research Group - http://www.cse.fau.edu/~security
LA Grid Researcher - Latin American Grid

Privacy and Security
Web Services Security
Object-Oriented Database Security
Security Patterns
Internet/Intranet Data Security
Grid Security
BioInformatics and Medical Data Privacy and Security 
Software Engineering
Analysis, Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems
Secure Systems Development Methodology
Integrating Formal and Nonformal Methods
Analysis Patterns, Design Patterns, Security Patterns
Software Architecture
Human-Computer Interface Design
Models for Accreditation and International Recognition of Latin American and Caribbean Engineering Programs
Globalizing Engineering Education to support a Knowledge Economy
Diversity in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology
Security and Information Assurance Curriculum Development
Remote Laboratories
K-12 Engineering Academies Curriculum Development 
K-12 Information Technology Academies Curriculum Development 
K-20 E-Tech Career Cluster Curriculum Development 
Modeling of Multimedia Databases for Preservation of Architecture and Cultural Heritage
Modeling of Multimedia Databases for Ecosystem Documentation and Management
Multimedia Documentation of Museum Collections and Performance Art
Modeling of Multimedia Databases for Genealogy and Family History
Parallel and Distributed Processing
Grid Computing
Complexity Metrics for Parallel Algorithms

National and International Professional Leadership Positions
International Federation of Engineering Education Societies IFEES - International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
Vice President (Americas) - elected 2007 - 2009
Executive Committee Member - elected 2006 - present
Co-Chair of IFEES Global Engineering Education Summit - appointed 2007 (Istanbul, Turkey) and 2008 (CapeTown, South Africa)
Member of IFEES Strategic Planning Committee - appointed 2007
Liaison Representative for LACCEI and UPE
ASEE - American Society of Engineering Education
Journal of Engineering Education - Advisory Board - appointed 2009 - present
International Division Board - Secretary/Treasurer - elected 2004 - 2006
International Division Web Master - assigned 2006 - present
Minorities in Engineering Division Board - Member-at-Large - elected 2003 - present
Women in Engineering Division Board - Member-at-Large
Software Engineering Constituency - Founding Member
LACCEI - Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
Executive Director and Secretary - appointed 2008 - present
Executive Vice President - appointed 2004 - 2008
Vice President of Research - elected 2003 - 2008
Founding Vice President - elected 2002 - 2003
Founding Board of Directors - elected 2002 - present
Board of Trustees - appointed 2002 - present
Executive Board - elected 2002 - present
Administrative Board - appointed 2008 - present
Editorial Board of the LACCEI Journal - appointed 2004 - present
Liaison Representative to IFEES - appointed 2006 - present

OAS-EftA - Organization of American States' Engineering for the Americas
EftA Vice Chair for Engineering Education Initiatives - appointed 2009 - present
Representative of Civil Society - COMCYT - 9-10 September 2010

UPE UPE - Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society for Information and Computing Disciplines
Liaison Representative to IFEES - appointed 2006 - present
Faculty Advisor for Florida Beta Chapter - 1992 - present
International President -  elected 1996-1997
Member of International Executive Council - elected 1993 - 1998
Awarded First Place International Leadership Award - 1992
Awarded Academic Achievement Award - 1991-1992
Founding Chapter President of the Florida Beta Chapter - 1990-1992
Inducted 1990
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Inducted 1985
TBP - Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Faculty Advisor for Florida Epsilon Chapter - 2001 - present
Inducted 1990
LA Grid
LA Grid - Latin American Grid 
LA Grid Researcher
Grid Security
Bioinformatics Data Privacy and Security
ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
Member of  ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee
Past Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Science Curriculum Committee
Member of ACM
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Member of IEEE
Member of IEEE Computer Society
Member of IEEE Women in Engineering  (WIE)
Co-Chair of the IEEE Workshop on Industrial-strength Formal specification Techniques -
Common Criteria
Trained in Common Criteria Protection Profiles and Security Profiles at
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Florida Atlantic University, Regional and State Level Positions