Dr. Rym Zalila-Wenkstern is an Associate Professor at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the Doctorat de Specialite in Computer Science from the University of Tunis, Tunisia. Dr. Wenkstern is the director of the Multi-Agent and Visualization Systems lab. Her research projects are sponsored by several organizations including the National Science Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories, Rockwell Collins and the Department of Education. She has served on several international conference organizing committees and numerous program committees.
Dr. Wenkstern founded the Executive Masters of Science in Software Engineering program at UT Dallas in 2012 and served as the program's Director from 2012 until 2017. She has worked as a consultant for U.S. and European organizations and is the CEO of ZW Corp, a startup specializing in the development of web-based multi-agent systems. Dr. Wenkstern is twice the recipient of the Erik Jonsson School's Teaching Excellence Award.