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Giuseppe Sena


 Name: Giuseppe (Tony) Sena
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  Title:   Assistant Professor  






MS, COMPUTER SCIENCE (Distributed and Parallel Computing), from Northeastern University, Boston, MA

M.S., EARTH SCIENCE (Parallel Computing applied to Geophysics), from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

BS (LICENTIATE), COMPUTER SCIENCE (Advanced Parallel Computing), from Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela




Wellesley Hills

Room 442



 (781) 239-2255 

Prof. Sena is currently teaching at MassBay Community College (MBCC) (Wellesley Hills, MA) in the areas of computer networks, databases, web technologies, and interactive multimedia. Before teaching at MBCC, he taught computer science courses at Roxbury Community College (Boston, MA), Clark University (Worcester, MA), and Northeastern University (Boston, MA) in the areas of networking, E-Commerce, business analysis, operating systems, IT system implementation, algorithms & data structures, computer organization & programming, fundamentals of computer science, discrete mathematics, numerical analysis, logic & algebra, and others.

In addition to his teaching workload, Prof. Sena has been working on several multidisciplinary projects involving students and faculty from the Computer Science and Biotechnology departments at MBCC. His group is doing research in the areas of parallel & distributed systems, network security, Big Data, cloud computing, encryption/decryption, signal & image processing, and DNA sequencing. They are developing distributed applications using message-passing technologies on the MassBay Cerberus Beowulf cluster, and presenting the results at computer science and engineering conferences (see list of selected publications).

Mr. Sena received a M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University (NEU) (Boston, MA, 1997), and a M.S. degree in Earth Sciences (Applied Computer Science) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA, 1995). He obtained a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from the Central University of Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela, 1990). While teaching at Northeastern University, he also received the “1997-1998 Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants”. He has worked as a consultant in the area of networking, Internet and Web technologies, and LDAP (Directory Services). He has also worked in industry as a Software Developer, Network Engineer & Consultant, and Network & System Administrator.

Research Affiliations:
Center for Computer Machine/Human Intelligence Networking and Distributed Systems (CMINDS), University of Massachusetts (Lowell, MA).


06/98  1997-1998 Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants. Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
02/90  Graduated "Summa Cum Laude" in Computer Science. Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, VE.

Selected Publications:
1) Giuseppe Sena, Grant Fitzgerald, Richard Hayes, Justin Jiang, Julian Kuk, Patrick Ryan, Chester Moses, Lindsay Schulman, and Bruce Jackson, “Computation of Allelic Frequencies Using the “Cerberus” Beowulf Cluster,” In  IEEE SoutheastCon 2014, March 13th--16th (Lexington, KY) 2014 (poster).
2) Jeff Becker, Richard Hayes, Charles Singleton, and Giuseppe Sena, “Distributed Mandelbrot set & DES Brute-force Algorithm on the “Cerberus” Beowulf Cluster (Case Study),” In CCSCNE 2013  (Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges — Northeastern Region), April 12th–13th, Siena College (Loudonville, NY) 2013 (poster).
3) Giuseppe Sena, “Developing Labs and Microlabs for Adding Parallelism and Distributed Computing into Computer Science Curricula,” Professional Development Grants 2012, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Computer Science Department. September 2012  (internal report).
4) Shamsi Moussavi, and Giuseppe Sena, “All-in-One Virtualized Laboratory,” In SIGCSE 2012 Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (Raleigh, NC), pp. 668-669.
5) Giuseppe Sena, Dalila Megherbi and Germinal Isern, "Implementation of a parallel Genetic Algorithm on a cluster of workstations: Traveling Salesman Problem, a case study," In Future Generation Computer Systems, Workshop on Bio-inspired Solutions to Parallel Computing problems, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 477-488, January 2001.
6) Giuseppe Sena, "A Parallel Approach for Modeling Very Large Scale Seismic Wave Propagation Problems using a Finite Difference Approach," In SCI '98 Conference (Focus Symposium: Architectures, Tools and Algorithms for Networks, Parallel and Distributed Systems) (Orlando, FL), July 1998.
7) Giuseppe Sena, "Very Large Scale Finite Difference Modeling of Seismic Waves," Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Master's Thesis (Cambridge, MA), September 1994.
8) Germinal Isern, Rosy Leo, and Giuseppe Sena, "A Programmable and Reconfigurable Systolic Machine," In Second Workshop on Engineering of Information and Computer Systems (Quito, Ecuador), April 1993.
9) Germinal Isern, Alberto Medina, and Giuseppe Sena, "TRPC: Transparent Remote Procedure Call," In First Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing, (Caracas, Venezuela), July 1992.

Languages: English, Spanish and Italian.
Memberships: IEEE, ACM
Other: Sports (Soccer).