Mihaela Sabin

Department of Applied Engineering and Sciences Chair, Coordinator of the Graduate Information Technology Program and Associate Professor of Computer Science

Computer Information Systems, B.S.
Computer Science, B.A.
Information Technology, M.S.
UNH Manchester
Office 137
Phone: 
603-641-4144

Profile

Mihaela Sabin has taught a variety of computing courses since she joined UNH in 2007. In her teaching, Sabin facilitates learning activities that value students' diverse talents and life experiences. Her current research includes computing education and curriculum development. She has contributed to the AI field of constraint satisfaction with a new representational model based on conditional constraints. Sabin chaired the ACM/IEEE Computer Society IT2017 task group, who authored the “Curriculum Guidelines for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Information Technology” report. She received external funding awards from the National Science Foundation, New Hampshire Innovation Research Center, Google for Education, and other private and corporate foundations for projects that support broadening participation of students underrepresented in computing and expanding professional learning of computational practices for K-12 teachers. Sabin serves as ACM SIGITE Vice-Chair for Education and represents SIGITE on the ACM Education Council. She is co-chair of the Workforce Development Committee of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance and a founding member of the Computer Science Teacher Association NH Chapter and CS4NH coalition.

Dr. Sabin has an MS in Computer Science from “Politehnica” University in Bucharest, Romania, and an MS for Teachers in College Teaching and PhD in Computer Science from UNH. 

Courses

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Advanced Web Authoring
  • Database Design and Development
  • System Implementation with DBMS
  • Networking Concepts
  • Internship

Affiliations

  • New Hampshire High Tech Council (NH-HTC)

  • Amoskeag Business Incubator (abi)

  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

  • Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)

  • ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)

  • ACM Special Interest Group in Information Technology Education (SIGITE)

  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

Awards

  • Campus Compact Presidents’ Award for Good Stewardship, April 2010

  • Richard Lyczak Memorial Teaching Award, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, May 1999

  • “Improving Learning Opportunities in Undergraduate Computing Education.” Mihaela Sabin. UNH Faculty Development Award, 2010.

  • “Reconfiguring Computing Curriculum with Community Service Projects.” Mihaela Sabin and Michael Koski. UNH Engaged Scholarship Award, 2008-2009.

  • “An Evaluation of Real-Time Distance Learning Practices for Use in Online Geospatial Training.” Mihaela Sabin and Shane Bradt. UNH Engaged Scholarship Award, 2008-2009.

Publications

A selection of published works by  Professor Sabin

Books
  • “Assessing Collaborative and Experiential Learning.” Mihaela Sabin. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 25(6):26 – 33 (June 2010).

  • “Community Engagement across Disciplines: OpenITWare, Students in Free Enterprise, and Community Media.” Mihaela Sabin, Kate Hanson, Kelly Kilcrease, and Anthony Tenczar. Position Statement at SIGCSE Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Symposium, jointly held with the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Milwaukee, WI, March 2010.

  • “Information Technology Education 2.0”. Mihaela Sabin and Jim Leone. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM SIGITE Conference on Information Technology Education, 91-99 (Fairfax, VA, October 2009). New York, NY: ACM.

  • “A Collaborative and Experiential Learning Model Powered by Real-World Projects.” Mihaela Sabin. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGITE Conference on Information Technology Education, 157-164 (Cincinnati, OH, October 2008). New York, NY: ACM.

  • “Teaching and Learning in Live Online Classrooms”. Mihaela Sabin and Bryan Higgs. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGITE Conference on Information Technology Education, 41-48 (Sandestin, FL, October 2007). New York, NY: ACM.

  • “Conditional Constraint Satisfaction and Configuration — A Win-Win Proposition.” Esther Gelle and Mihaela Sabin. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 22(1):81-83 (January 2007).

Education

  • Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 2003

  • M.S.T., University of New Hampshire, 2003

  • M.S., 1984 B.S., Politehnica University of Bucharest, 1984

Grants

  • “UNH Manchester Scholars in Science and Technology Engage and Discover.” Mihaela Sabin (PI), Margaret Pobywajlo (co-PI), Ruth Varner (co-PI), and Sarah Kenick (co-PI). NSF Scholarship in STEM Award, $599,821, 2010-2014.