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Mapping In The Humanities: Gis Lessons For Poets, Historians, And Scientists, Emily W. Fairey May 2019

Mapping In The Humanities: Gis Lessons For Poets, Historians, And Scientists, Emily W. Fairey

Open Educational Resources

User-friendly Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the common thread of this collection of presentations, and activities with full lesson plans. The first section of the site contains an overview of cartography, the art of creating maps, and then looks at historical mapping platforms like Hypercities and Donald Rumsey Historical Mapping Project. In the next section Google Earth Desktop Pro is introduced, with lessons and activities on the basics of GE such as pins, paths, and kml files, as well as a more complex activity on "georeferencing" an historic map over Google Earth imagery. The final section deals with ARCGIS Online ...


Automated Segmentation Of Brain Ventricles Using 3d U-Net, Robert Sandor, Anish P. Dalal Apr 2019

Automated Segmentation Of Brain Ventricles Using 3d U-Net, Robert Sandor, Anish P. Dalal

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

Neuro-radiologists currently use qualitative volumetric change of brain ventricles after surgery to assess the safety of removing a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt which is a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain caused by fluid accumulation. Following safe removal of the VP shunt, patients can be released from the hospital. The need for accurate and quick measurement of brain ventricular volumetric change makes automatic 3D segmentation software an ideal candidate to aid decisions after surgery. In this paper, we propose an approach to estimate the ventricular volume variation using segmentation in brain MRI and CT images. Our approach consists of ...


Software Updates To A Multiple Autonomous Quadcopter Search System (Maqss), Jared Speck, Toby Chan May 2017

Software Updates To A Multiple Autonomous Quadcopter Search System (Maqss), Jared Speck, Toby Chan

Computer Engineering

A series of performance-based and feature implementation software updates to an existing multiple vehicle autonomous target search system is outlined in this paper. The search system, MAQSS, is designed to address a computational power constraint found on modern autonomous aerial platforms by separating real-time and computationally expensive tasks through delegation to multiple multirotor vehicles. A Ground Control Station (GCS) is also described as part of the MAQSS system to perform the delegation and provide a low workload user interface. Ultimately, the changes to MAQSS noted in this paper helped to improve the performance of the autonomous search mission, the accuracy ...


The Penn Baxter Face Database, Naomi T. Fitter, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Mar 2017

The Penn Baxter Face Database, Naomi T. Fitter, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker

Departmental Papers (MEAM)

The Penn Baxter Face Database is composed of Baxter robot face images designed in a variety of expressions and colors. Each of these images was photographed on the physical Baxter robot and assessed by internet raters (N = 568) in an Amazon Mechanical Turk survey. Raters assessed the pleasantness and energeticness of each robot face and also shared how safe and pleased each face made them feel. This project was published in our ICSR 2016 paper entitled “Designing and Assessing Expressive Open-Source Faces for the Baxter Robot.” After hearing of interest from other researchers, we previously released our Baxter face database ...


Implementing Software Lab At Hackathons, Istvan Gates Jan 2017

Implementing Software Lab At Hackathons, Istvan Gates

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Hackathons are events where groups of college students have 24 hours to build up a any project, using Computer Science and Electrical Engineering skillsets. These events are typically hosted on college campuses, and attract over 200 students per event. Each student brings 2 devices - their phone, and their laptop. That means that 400 devices are connected to a University venue's Internet network, commonly overloading it. Software Lab alleviates this overloading by providing an abstracted NAS node network for events. Software Lab guarantees speeds of at least 100 mbits/s, and provides a 8-10x improvement on download speeds over the ...


Robostock: Autonomous Inventory Tracking, Drew Christian Balthazor Dec 2016

Robostock: Autonomous Inventory Tracking, Drew Christian Balthazor

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


The Penn Hand-Clapping Motion Dataset, Naomi T. Fitter, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Nov 2016

The Penn Hand-Clapping Motion Dataset, Naomi T. Fitter, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker

Departmental Papers (MEAM)

The Penn Hand-Clapping Motion Dataset is composed of inertial measurement unit (IMU) recordings from the hand motions of 15 naïve people. Each of these individuals participated in an experiment during which they were asked to pantomime various sequences of 10 different motions: back five, clap, double, down five, front five, lap pat, left five, right five, right snap, and up five. The examined motions comprise most typical actions from hand-clapping games like “Pat-a-cake” and “Slide.” This project was published in our IROS 2016 paper entitled “Using IMU Data to Demonstrate Hand-Clapping Games to a Robot.” After hearing of interest from ...


Red Piston (Roborodentia), Gabriel Lee Hernandez, Davie Sy Jun 2016

Red Piston (Roborodentia), Gabriel Lee Hernandez, Davie Sy

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Roborodentia is an annual robotics competition held during Cal Poly’s Open House showcase. Teams of one to three people come together to build an autonomous robot to typically collect rings for points. The specifications of the competition will be detailed in the problem statement. For Roborodentia 2016, we built a machine dubbed Red Piston to tackle on this year’s competition. The following report will detail the design process and implementation of our robot.


Dynamic Thermal Management Of Vertically Stacked Heterogeneous Processors, Ajay Sharma Jan 2016

Dynamic Thermal Management Of Vertically Stacked Heterogeneous Processors, Ajay Sharma

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Panorama: Multi-Path Ssl Authentication Using Peer Network Perspectives, William P. Harris Jun 2015

Panorama: Multi-Path Ssl Authentication Using Peer Network Perspectives, William P. Harris

Computer Engineering

SSL currently uses certificates signed by Certificate Authorities (CAs) to authenticate connections. e.g. Google will pay a CA to sign a certificate for them, so that they can prove that they're not someone pretending to be Google. Unfortunately, this system has had multiple problems, and many believe that an alternative needs to be found.

One of the ideas for alternatives is using multiple "network perspectives" to authenticate a server. The idea behind this is that, though playing man-in-the-middle (MITM) with one connection is easy, it should be difficult for an adversary to do so with many connections, especially ...


Slaps Music Sharing App, Maximillian L. Parelius Jun 2015

Slaps Music Sharing App, Maximillian L. Parelius

Computer Engineering

Slaps is a fun way to share new songs with friends. Users can simply select songs from their personal library of music, select a short sample of the song to share, and then select which friends to share it with. If a user loves a song that he/she receives, they can link directly to iTunes through the app to download the full song.


Introduction To Web Technology With Dreamweaver, Abegunde Oluwatosin Daniel Oct 2014

Introduction To Web Technology With Dreamweaver, Abegunde Oluwatosin Daniel

Abegunde oluwatosin daniel

HTML is a MARKUP language Using HTML tags and elements, we can: Control the appearance of the page and the content Publish online documents and retrieve online information using the links inserted in the HTML document Create on-line forms. These forms can be used to collect information about the user, conduct transactions, and so on


Growing Grounds Inventory Senior Project Application, Javier Balandran Jun 2014

Growing Grounds Inventory Senior Project Application, Javier Balandran

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


The Astral Box, Patrick C. Davis, Marshall J. Underwood, Zack R. Hicks, Jahan Z. Hussaini May 2014

The Astral Box, Patrick C. Davis, Marshall J. Underwood, Zack R. Hicks, Jahan Z. Hussaini

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Data, Heather M. Brotherton Dec 2013

Data, Heather M. Brotherton

Heather M Brotherton

This is data used for my dissertation research.


Ipad Education - Utilizing Cloud Servers In The Classroom, Gregory Keith Bartley Jr., Brandon J. Horvath Nov 2011

Ipad Education - Utilizing Cloud Servers In The Classroom, Gregory Keith Bartley Jr., Brandon J. Horvath

Gregory Keith Bartley Jr.

This workflow presentation will be looking at the use of cloud servers in the classroom. Apple’s new solution to Cloud Server computing, iCloud, can store all the music, photos, documents, and presentations used in the classroom, and wireless push them to all the student ipads almost instantly. Other popular cloud services include Dropbox and Evernote, which can allow students to access those documents from home, and continue work between classes.


Forecast For The Future: Emerging Legal Technologies, Carol A. Watson Nov 2011

Forecast For The Future: Emerging Legal Technologies, Carol A. Watson

Carol A. Watson

Begins by discussing technologies that are currently available on the web that can reduce office overhead. Also highlights current general technology trends and still-developing technologies. Concludes with a list of frivolous gadgets to provide food for thought about the coming prospects of technology.


Forecast For The Future: Emerging Legal Technologies, Carol A. Watson Mar 2010

Forecast For The Future: Emerging Legal Technologies, Carol A. Watson

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Begins by discussing technologies that are currently available on the web that can reduce office overhead. Also highlights current general technology trends and still-developing technologies. Concludes with a list of frivolous gadgets to provide food for thought about the coming prospects of technology.


Independent Study On Infinite Graph Theory, Martin Zimmermann Jul 2008

Independent Study On Infinite Graph Theory, Martin Zimmermann

Technical Reports

In this paper we will prove some results about infinite graphs. We show that for every linear order there is a graph with a distinguished vertex such that the edges adjacent to that vertex have the given order in any plane drawing. The other results are concerned with connectivity. We prove a generalization of a characterization of 2-­connected graphs and prove that k-­connectedness does not imply the existence of finite k­connected subgraphs for k > 2.


Assessing Effectiveness Of Personality Style In Documentation, Kenneth Sayles, David G. Novick Jan 2004

Assessing Effectiveness Of Personality Style In Documentation, Kenneth Sayles, David G. Novick

Departmental Papers (CS)

This paper extends previous work by other researchers that indicated that users of computers preferred a computer with a personality that was similar to theirs. We conducted a similar experiment, but looking beyond preference to see if the personality of documentation would make a difference in the user’s performance. Our data suggest did not indicate that personality match affects performance; and if such a relationship exists it is likely to be weak. We discuss the related research, describe our methodology, present our results, and describe their implications and limitations.


Post-Training Support For Learning Technology, Sam Snoddy Jr., David G. Novick Jan 2004

Post-Training Support For Learning Technology, Sam Snoddy Jr., David G. Novick

Departmental Papers (CS)

To examine the effects of post-training support, we studied the introduction of new gradebook software in a public high school. The school's 108 faculty members received training on the software, and approximately half of the faculty received posttraining support for eight weeks. The study measured the faculty's current computer usage, usage of earlier versions of the software, and their perceived skill levels in using the software. The data suggest that the faculty members who received post-training support maintained and raised their skill levels, while unsupported faculty had their skill levels decline.


An Interaction Initiative Model For Documentation, David G. Novick, Karen Ward Jan 2003

An Interaction Initiative Model For Documentation, David G. Novick, Karen Ward

Departmental Papers (CS)

In this paper we propose a model of creation and use of documentation based on the concept of mixed-initiative interaction. In our model, successful single-initiative interaction is characterized by grounding of contributions, and successful mixed-initiative interaction is characterized by both grounding and agreement. Just as in spoken conversation, achievement of actual agreement depends on the intentions of both parties; agreement is achieved when the reader follows the documentation’s instructions. In fact, readers are not obligated to—and often do not—act according to the author’s intentions. By making these dynamics explicit, the model can aid authors in developing ...


Hands-Free Documentation, Karen Ward, David G. Novick Jan 2003

Hands-Free Documentation, Karen Ward, David G. Novick

Departmental Papers (CS)

In this paper, we introduce an analysis of the requirements and design choices for hands-free documentation. Hands-busy tasks such as cooking or car repair may require substantial interruption of the task: moving the pan off the burner and wiping hands, or crawling out from underneath the car. We review the need for hands-free documentation and explore the role of task in the use of documentation. Our central analysis examines the roles and characteristics of input and output modalities of hands-free documentation. In particular, we review the use of speech as an input modality, and then visual means and speech as ...


Extending Direct Manipulation In A Text Editor, David G. Novick, Francisco Romero, Edgar Rene Saenz, Armando Sandoval Jan 2002

Extending Direct Manipulation In A Text Editor, David G. Novick, Francisco Romero, Edgar Rene Saenz, Armando Sandoval

Departmental Papers (CS)

This paper describes the implementation of a prototype text editor that incorporates conversation-like features through the direct-manipulation modality. In this way, traditional direct-manipulation interaction techniques such as direct reference via pointing can be extended to include techniques more commonly associated with human conversation, such as negotiation of reference. The paper illustrates the use of the prototype with an extended example, and discusses research issues raised by the implementation.


Accounting For Domain Context In Evaluation, Meriem Chater, David G. Novick Jan 2001

Accounting For Domain Context In Evaluation, Meriem Chater, David G. Novick

Departmental Papers (CS)

Work is situated activity. Taking into account human factors in evaluation involves considering not only users but also their contexts of use. Consequently, the evaluation of systems — from video-games to safetycritical interfaces — requires analysis of context to understand not only the effect of context on usability but also the impact of artifacts' usability on users' environments. In the case of safety-critical systems (SCS), errors (by users or designers) may threaten human lives.
To assess the degree to which interface evaluation methods currently account for context, we have used the research strategy taxonomy of McGrath as a framework for classifying existing ...


Users And Uses Of Synchronous Business Communications Software, David G. Novick, Eleanor Wynn Jan 2001

Users And Uses Of Synchronous Business Communications Software, David G. Novick, Eleanor Wynn

Departmental Papers (CS)

To help designers and authors understand users' intentions and work practices for synchronous business communications in a systematic way, we used ethnographic and task-analytic techniques to collect, analyze and classify evidence of the activities of potential users as they conducted their work lives. The interactions we observed among our users took place through a variety of modalities. We found eight categories of tasks for the collaborative or interactive work in which our subjects engaged. Based on these data, we were able to classify roles of potential users of synchronous business communications software into a set of "archetypes" that characterize their ...


"Conversational" Dialogues In Direct-Manipulation Interfaces, David G. Novick Jan 2001

"Conversational" Dialogues In Direct-Manipulation Interfaces, David G. Novick

Departmental Papers (CS)

This paper reports ongoing research in extending direct-manipulation interfaces by incorporating, via the direct-manipulation modality itself, interaction techniques that add kinds of language features associated with spoken conversation. The paper proposes means of implementing ways for a user of a direct-manipulation system to define new kinds of relations among objects in the interface.