Douglas E. Galarus

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department

Utah State University

Phone: 435-797-4136

Email: douglas.galarus "at"

Office: Old Main 401D

4205 Old Main Hill

Logan, UT 84322-4205

Western States Rural Transportation Consortium


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Education, Certification AND Training

·         Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science, 2017, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, GPA: 3.96. Dissertation: Anomaly Detection through Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, with Application to Real-Time Outlying Sensor Identification

·         Master of Science, Computer Science, 1995, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, GPA: 4.0. Thesis: Modeling Stock Market Returns with Local Iterated Function Systems.

·         Master of Arts, Teacher of Mathematics, 1993, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, GPA: 4.0

·         B.A. with high honors, Mathematics, 1989, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, GPA: 3.93

·         Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

·         Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform

·         Completed Sun (Lead Faculty Java Authorization), iGeneration and New Horizons “Train the Trainer" Courses

·         Completed Oracle Training / Oracle Certified Professional: “Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL” and “Enterprise DBA Part 1a: Architecture and Administration.”  Passed Exam #1 leading to Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) status

·         Completed Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) Introduction to System Engineering Course

·         Completed: CITE Introduction to Telecommunications Technology Course

·         Completed: CITE Advanced Telecommunications Technology Course

·         Participated in FHWA Systems Engineering Workshop, ITS America, Palm Springs, California, June 3, 2007

·         State Certified (Montana) to teach Mathematics in Grades 5-12

·         State Certified (Montana) to teach Computer Science in Grades 5-12


Employment History

2017 – Present, Computer Science Department, College of Engineering, Utah State University

2003 – 2017, Western Transportation Institute, College of Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT



1996 – 2003, Information Technology Office / Information Technology Resource Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.


·         Director of Applications Development / Lead Programmer. Project lead for database-driven web sites, web site design, desktop applications, kiosk development, and interactive CD-ROMs; implemented online training and testing programs; developed content-rich, interactive web sites and cross-platform interactive CD-ROMs; delivered continuing education/professional development courses as a Sun-Certified Instructor and housed a Sun Java Technologies for Academic Authorized Sun Education Center, and as a Oracle-Certified Instructor and housed a Oracle Workforce Development Program.

·         Research Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT – Appointment: August 26, 1998 – May 15, 1999

·         Faculty Affiliate, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT – Appointment: November 11, 2000 – September 30, 2002


1997 – 1998, Computer Science Department, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.


·         Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor. Taught multiple sections per semester of introductory Computer Science courses (four sections of CS 171 – Communicating via Computer, approximately 50 students per section). Average Instructor Ratings from Standard Course Evaluation Forms by Section: 1.66, 1.28. 1.45, 1.54 (1=Excellent, 5=Very Poor). Conducted significant course development. Developed original materials and detailed course outlines. Made recommendations for future of the course including topics, text(s) and use of labs. Completed an initial study of a proposed Applications Minor in Computer Science at the request of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Submitted a report to the department and the Dean upon completion. Primary research involved contacting and surveying department chairs and college deans whose students would benefit from the program.


1996, SIMMS Project, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.


·         Technical Editor. Edited and revised four books (two grade levels) for content, grammar, and punctuation to meet publisher’s deadline for an NSF funded high school mathematics project.  Completed ten-week project in seven weeks.


1991 - 1996, STEM Project, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.


·         Visiting Assistant Professor / Writer / Researcher. Responsible for writing, (peer) editing, and revising text and teacher materials for an NSF-funded and nationally published middle school mathematics text (“MathThematics”). Lead developer of educational software for use with text and evaluator of third party hardware and software.

·         Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor. Taught two sections with approximately 30 students per section of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers in 1991.


1992 – 1993, TRIO Training Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.


·         Programmer / Analyst. Prototyped a budgeting and record-keeping system.


1989 – 1991, Education Logistics / Logistic Systems, Inc., Missoula, MT.


·         Operations Research Analyst / Systems Analyst. Designed, analyzed, and implemented optimization algorithms for various GIS applications including Vehicle Routing, Facility Location / Allocation, Apportionment, and Computational Geometry.


Key Qualifications

I have 28 years of experience in systems engineering, information technology development, testing, implementation, management and instruction.   I have extensive experience as the project manager and lead for mobile data communications systems, database-driven web sites, web site design, desktop applications, kiosk development, PDA, SmartPhone and Tablet PC –based development, and interactive CD-ROMs.  At the Western Transportation Institute, I have applied my technical expertise to the development of specific applications for transportation safety, including improved tools for road weather management, incident management, traveler information and data communications. I have grown a nationally-recognized, award winning program, and have supervised numerous students, staff and multiple labs. I have delivered and facilitated multiple technical training and professional development opportunities for engineers and technicians.


Professional Affiliations

·         Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (Senior Member)


Past Professional Affiliations

·         Operations Research Society of America (ORSA)

·         American Mathematical Society

·         Mathematical Association of America

·         Montana Academy of Sciences

·         Golden Key Honor Society

·         Pi Mu Epsilon

·         Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society

·         Montana Education Association and National Education Association

·         Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics

·         National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

·         APCO International (Association of Public Safety and Communications Officials)