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The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2019 Computer Science Academic Celebration, Cedarville University May 2019

The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2019 Computer Science Academic Celebration, Cedarville University

Engineering and Computer Science Academic Celebrations

No abstract provided.


Minutes & Seconds: The Scientists, Patrick Aievoli Sep 2018

Minutes & Seconds: The Scientists, Patrick Aievoli

Zea E-Books

Minutes & Seconds, is a captivating intelligible read for those who strive to understand where the “what if” moment has gone. Succeeding his other captivating books, Aievoli’s deep introspective lens dials his readers in to awaken the proverbial sleeping giant inside of our consciousness. He designs an insightful exciting romp through the surreal landscape of our society and illustrates how various pioneers have lead us to a crossroads. I’m truly impressed with Aievoli’s perspicacious comprehension of where digital has taken us through the hands of these select individuals. --Sequoyah Wharton

In creating Minutes & Seconds, Aievoli has assembled an ...


The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2018 Computer Science And Computer And Electrical Engineering Academic Celebration, Cedarville University May 2018

The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2018 Computer Science And Computer And Electrical Engineering Academic Celebration, Cedarville University

Engineering and Computer Science Academic Celebrations

No abstract provided.


An Investigation Of Low Frequency Noise In Server Rooms, Ahmed Al Naami Apr 2018

An Investigation Of Low Frequency Noise In Server Rooms, Ahmed Al Naami

Theses & Dissertations

Noise in a server room can have a major impact on the performance and well-being of the occupants. Sound level and low frequency noise are considered factors that influence the hearing ability of workers. This thesis is an investigation of low-frequency noise in server rooms. We conducted the field study in a server room for a large financial institution. Some employees in this study indicated that they experienced headaches from the noise and requested an analysis of the sound to determine if there were any potential adverse health effects. Attributes of the noise were investigated by evaluating the sound pressure ...


The Fat-Pyramid: A Robust Network For Parallel Computation, Ronald I. Greenberg Jan 2018

The Fat-Pyramid: A Robust Network For Parallel Computation, Ronald I. Greenberg

Ronald Greenberg

This paper shows that a fat-pyramid of area Theta(A) built from processors of size lg A requires only O(lg^2 A) slowdown in bit-times to simulate any network of area A under very general conditions. Specifically, there is no restriction on processor size (amount of attached memory) or number of processors in the competing network, nor is the assumption of unit wire delay required. This paper also derives upper bounds on the slowdown required by a fat-pyramid to simulate a network of larger area in the case of unit wire delay.


A Twitter-Based Study For Understanding Public Reaction On Zika Virus, Roopteja Muppalla Jan 2018

A Twitter-Based Study For Understanding Public Reaction On Zika Virus, Roopteja Muppalla

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In recent times, social media platforms like Twitter have become more popular and people have become more interactive and responsive than before. People often react to every news in real-time and within no-time, the information spreads rapidly. Even with viral diseases like Zika, people tend to share their opinions and concerns on social media. This can be leveraged by the health officials to track the disease in real-time thereby reducing the time lag due to traditional surveys. A faster and accurate detection of the disease can allow health officials to understand people's opinion of the disease and take necessary ...


Sense Of Belonging In Computing: The Role Of Introductory Courses For Women And Underrepresented Minority Students, Linda J. Sax, Jennifer M. Blaney, Kathleen J. Lehman, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Kari L. George, Christina Zavala Jan 2018

Sense Of Belonging In Computing: The Role Of Introductory Courses For Women And Underrepresented Minority Students, Linda J. Sax, Jennifer M. Blaney, Kathleen J. Lehman, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Kari L. George, Christina Zavala

Education Publications

This study examines an aspect of gender and racial/ethnic gaps in undergraduate computing by focusing on sense of belonging among women and underrepresented minority (URM) introductory computing students. We examine change in sense of belonging during the introductory course as well as the predictors of belonging, with attention to conditional effects by gender and URM status. Results show that sense of belonging outcomes are a product of both incoming student characteristics and college environments and experiences, highlighting the important role the computing faculty play in fostering belonging. These and other findings are discussed, focusing on sense of belonging among ...


The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2017 Computer Science And Computer And Electrical Engineering Academic Celebration, Cedarville University May 2017

The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2017 Computer Science And Computer And Electrical Engineering Academic Celebration, Cedarville University

Engineering and Computer Science Academic Celebrations

No abstract provided.


Augmented Reality Technician Assistance Program, Jackson W. Volante, Kidron R. Filbrun, Jeffrey T. Deane, Andrew T. Carr, Nathan A. Harold, Daniel J. Eckley Apr 2017

Augmented Reality Technician Assistance Program, Jackson W. Volante, Kidron R. Filbrun, Jeffrey T. Deane, Andrew T. Carr, Nathan A. Harold, Daniel J. Eckley

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The Augmented Reality Technician Assistance Program is a proof-of-concept project for allowing a remote expert to communicate with and assist a field technician in completing procedures with which the technician may be unfamiliar. For example, an expert in Navy aircraft maintenance could advise an Air Force flight mechanic about performing repairs or maintenance on Navy aircraft. The end goal of our Cedarville computer science capstone project is to create an experimental prototype to deliver to the Air Force Research Laboratory. In our prototype the expert uses a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet to communicate via marked up still images with a ...


Automated Rendering Of Schema Diagram For Ontologies, Nazifa Karima Jan 2017

Automated Rendering Of Schema Diagram For Ontologies, Nazifa Karima

Browse all Theses and Dissertations

Semantic Web extends the current web, using ontologies, metadata and other technologies to establish links between terms and concepts. This enables machines to automatically integrate information across different platforms utilizing the standard definitions. Furthermore, reasoning agents can infer new knowledge by gathering existing information and these additional connections between them. As a result of being designed and maintained independently, data sources exhibit highly heterogeneous nature. This increases the complexity of data integration and hinders interoperability. However, if we can align the overlapping concepts among different domains of knowledge, the prospect of achieving interoperability and integration without having any intermediate reasoning ...


Visualization Of Carbon Monoxide Particles Released From Firearms, Sadan Suneesh Menon Jan 2017

Visualization Of Carbon Monoxide Particles Released From Firearms, Sadan Suneesh Menon

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A number of soldiers have come forward to report discomfort, irritation and respiratory problems after taking part in a live firing session. These problems are caused due to the fumes and particulates emitted from the gun upon firing. There exists substantial research work focused on lead and other harmful metallic particulates expelled from a firearm, since they are the most harmful among the other emissions. However, our research focuses on visualizing the carbon monoxide (CO) particles released from a firearm in order to help understand adverse effects they may have on the human body. We use data provided by researchers ...


Rendering Owl In Latex For Improved Readability: Extensions To The Owlapi, Cogan M. Shimizu Jan 2017

Rendering Owl In Latex For Improved Readability: Extensions To The Owlapi, Cogan M. Shimizu

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As ontology engineering is inherently a multidisciplinary process, it is necessary to utilize multiple vehicles to present an ontology to a user. In order to examine the content of an ontology, formal logic renderings of the axioms appear to be a very helpful approach for some. This thesis introduces a number of incremental improvements to the OWLAPI's \LaTeX{} rendering framework in order to improve the readability, concision, and correctness of OWL files translated into Description Logic and First Order Logic. In addition, we examine the efficacy of these renderings as vehicles for understanding an ontology.


Spectrochet: A Game, Lucas Gnos Jun 2016

Spectrochet: A Game, Lucas Gnos

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2016 Computer Science And Computer And Electrical Engineering Academic Celebration, Cedarville University May 2016

The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2016 Computer Science And Computer And Electrical Engineering Academic Celebration, Cedarville University

Engineering and Computer Science Academic Celebrations

No abstract provided.


Deontological Ethical System For Google's Self-Driving Car, Edgard Alejandro Arroliga Jr. May 2016

Deontological Ethical System For Google's Self-Driving Car, Edgard Alejandro Arroliga Jr.

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Google's Self-Driving Car is a revolutionary product that is riddled with ethical conundrums. It is able to accurately scan and drive through densely populated roads without much difficulty. However, there are some situations where the car will likely have to make decisions that affect, maybe even take, the lives of those on the road. Issues such as the Trolley Problem and the Rear-End Dilemma describe situations where there seems to be no single ethical answer as to how the car should act. In order to solve these issues, I propose that a Deontological Ethical System should be implemented because ...


Successful Female Students In Undergraduate Computer Science And Computer Engineering: Motivation, Self-Regulation, And Qualitative Characteristics, Melissa Patterson Hazley Apr 2016

Successful Female Students In Undergraduate Computer Science And Computer Engineering: Motivation, Self-Regulation, And Qualitative Characteristics, Melissa Patterson Hazley

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Computer Science (CS) and Computer Engineering (CE) fields typically have not been successful at recruiting or retaining women students. Research indicates several reasons for this shortage but mainly from three perspectives: social issues, exposure/prior knowledge and curriculum issues in K-12 settings. This mixed-methods research addresses a gap in the literature by investigating the motivation and self-regulation behaviors of successful female students who are studying computer science and computer engineering. The findings in phase one of this study indicated that learning and performance approach goals predicted adaptive strategic self-regulation behaviors including strategy use, knowledge building and engagement. Learning avoidance goals ...


An Evaluation Of Gamification To Assess Students’ Learning On Their Understanding Of First Year Computer Science Programming Module, Daniel Gebremichael Jan 2016

An Evaluation Of Gamification To Assess Students’ Learning On Their Understanding Of First Year Computer Science Programming Module, Daniel Gebremichael

Dissertations

This research examines the use of gamification to develop an assessment tool, to assess students’ learning of a first year computer science module. The students’ undertaking of the first semester Programming and Algorithms module in 2015 were assessed on their knowledge of the programming language Python. The incorporation of gamification when assessing students can have various potential benefits. The research aims to identify these benefits and issues. Assessments and games have almost opposite effects on opinions on people, as games are usually expected to have an entertainment value but this is not the case for assessments. The research examines if ...


The Unique Hackathon Experience, Brittany Ann Kos Jan 2016

The Unique Hackathon Experience, Brittany Ann Kos

ATLAS Institute Graduate Contributions

In this paper, we give insight into the growing student hackathon movement. Student hackathons are weekend events where students come together to create, build, and share projects of any kind. These events are typically software and hardware focused, but have been expanding to broader disciplines. These events give students opportunities to learn and experience computing in ways that are not seen in a typical computer science classroom.

Out study collected data from 7,800 students participating in over 300 student hackathons, hosted from 2013-2016. We describe the particular model of student hackathon this data was collected from. Our analysis focuses ...


Can You Hack It? Validating Predictors For It Boot Camps, Courtney Gear Jan 2016

Can You Hack It? Validating Predictors For It Boot Camps, Courtney Gear

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Given the large number of information technology jobs open and lack of qualified individuals to fill them, coding boot camps have sprung up in response to this skill gap by offering a specialized training program in an accelerated format. This fast growth has created a need to measure these training programs and understand their effectiveness. In the present study, a series of analyses examined whether specific or combinations of predictors were valid for training performance in this coding academy. Self-rated, daily efficacy scores were used as outcome variables of training success and correlation results showed a positive relationship with efficacy ...


Mobile Devices: The Case For Cyber Security Hardened Systems, Maurice Dawson, Jorja Wright, Marwan Omar Dec 2015

Mobile Devices: The Case For Cyber Security Hardened Systems, Maurice Dawson, Jorja Wright, Marwan Omar

Maurice Dawson

Mobile devices are becoming a method to provide an efficient and convenient way to access, find and share information; however, the availability of this information has caused an increase in cyber attacks. Currently, cyber threats range from Trojans and viruses to botnets and toolkits. Presently, 96% of mobile devices do not have pre-installed security software while approximately 65% of the vulnerabilities are found within the application layer. This lack in security and policy driven systems is an opportunity for malicious cyber attackers to hack into the various popular devices. Traditional security software found in desktop computing platforms, such as firewalls ...


Enterprise Smart Outlet: Android Development, Aaron Koeppel Jun 2015

Enterprise Smart Outlet: Android Development, Aaron Koeppel

Computer Science and Software Engineering

This project consists of one part of a larger multidisciplinary project, Enterprise Smart Outlet. The purpose of the Enterprise Smart Outlet is to create an electrical outlet which would allow enterprise users to monitor and change their power consumption habits on a large scale. The goal of this project is to allow consumers to see their power consumption per outlet in real time, and then use that information to inform their future habits, helping them conserve electrical energy and money. The Enterprise Smart Outlet Android application provides an interface to display the real time data of all smart outlets connected ...


Creating A 3d Racing Game In Opengl, Noah Harper Jun 2015

Creating A 3d Racing Game In Opengl, Noah Harper

Computer Science and Software Engineering

No abstract provided.


The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2015 Computer Science And Computer And Electrical Engineering Academic Celebration, Cedarville University May 2015

The School Of Engineering And Computer Science Class Of 2015 Computer Science And Computer And Electrical Engineering Academic Celebration, Cedarville University

Engineering and Computer Science Academic Celebrations

No abstract provided.


Recdroid: A Resource Access Permission Control Portal And Recommendation Service For Smartphone Users, Gerrit Bond, Steven Jackson, Marcus Pare Jan 2015

Recdroid: A Resource Access Permission Control Portal And Recommendation Service For Smartphone Users, Gerrit Bond, Steven Jackson, Marcus Pare

Capstone Design Expo Posters

The rapid growth of the smartphone applications market raises security concerns regarding untrusted applications. Studies have shown that most apps in markets request to collect data irrelevant to the main functions of the apps. Traditional Android permission control design based on one-time decisions on installation has been proven to be ineffective in protecting users’ privacy and poorly utilizes scarce mobile resources (e.g. battery). RecDroid is designed to help protect user data in a market where unauthorized data collection is prevalent in most applications. With RecDroid’s recommendation feature, which is based on expert analysis, the user will be able ...


Visualization Of Nlp Extractions, K. Barbour, D. Vieth, D. Warraich Jan 2015

Visualization Of Nlp Extractions, K. Barbour, D. Vieth, D. Warraich

Capstone Design Expo Posters

The goal of this project is to design a visualization system for information extracted from large amounts of unstructured text. The importance of the project is for the system to display information in a more informative way than simple highlighting of the raw text. The data is obtained from a program that scans multiple files for entities and extracts the information in said files pertaining to those entities. The entities that the program scans for includes people, organizations, locations, dates, incidents and any relative key words. The information is extracted and stored in JSON files, specifically in a format that ...


Rams Onboard: Improving Employment Process, De-Shunda White, Yamil Boo Irizarry, Samuel Brazil Jan 2015

Rams Onboard: Improving Employment Process, De-Shunda White, Yamil Boo Irizarry, Samuel Brazil

Capstone Design Expo Posters

In order for the Virginia Commonwealth University Engineering Human Resources department to provide seamless new hire integration, they need to upgrade their current post-hire information gathering techniques. Currently the HR department continues to provide paper forms and packets to new hires to fill out and return for review. This method requires over $30,000 in cost for materials and labor. The main goal of our project is to establish a way for newly hired employees to complete their new hire forms electronically through the VCU server.

By successfully executing our project we are moving VCU’s onboarding process to a ...


Grid Game: Developing A Java/Android Version For Increased Accessibility And Usability, Sean Amos, Patrick Sivils, Aidan Collins Jan 2015

Grid Game: Developing A Java/Android Version For Increased Accessibility And Usability, Sean Amos, Patrick Sivils, Aidan Collins

Capstone Design Expo Posters

Objective: Idaho University has implemented a power grid simulator game as a teaching aid for students enrolled in their Resilient Control Systems course. The game was created in LabView and requires the user to download the LabView client, as well as install the Grid Game on their machine in order to play. Our goal is to recreate the Grid Game in a Java based web-browser format so that the game is more accessible and easy to use. By recreating the Grid Game in a format that can be played in browser, other universities, companies, and individuals will easily be able ...


Virtual Bus Simulation: Driver And Fuel Efficiency, James Freund, Ivan Grinkevich, Justin Boswell Jan 2015

Virtual Bus Simulation: Driver And Fuel Efficiency, James Freund, Ivan Grinkevich, Justin Boswell

Capstone Design Expo Posters

Problem Statement: VCU will be putting together state of the art 3D curved screen driving simulator. This simulator will mimic fleets of vehicles behavior and will be networked with INL and Univ. of Idaho simulators. The project will entail putting the simulator together and improving existing simulator software.

Rationale: Conduct research in the areas of important behaviors to increase driver efficiency, how simulation training can encourage good driving habits, Psychology of driver habits and distractions, and benefits of audio and visual cues to assist drivers. Approach: Identify the most optimal 3d engine and develop simulation environment using the chosen engine ...


Scientifically Defensible And Measurable Anti-Phishing Training, Josh Rymer, Chris Neville, Robert Hodges Jan 2015

Scientifically Defensible And Measurable Anti-Phishing Training, Josh Rymer, Chris Neville, Robert Hodges

Capstone Design Expo Posters

Problem: How can the effectiveness of a phishing attack be quantified and/or measured?

Applications: This project will provide a resource for Idaho National Labs to quantitavely evaluate the effectiveness of their security awareness program in regards to phishing attacks. In turn, it will aid them in hardening the human element of security at the research facility.

Approach: Our approach is to construct a fully functional phishing system where we can craft phishing emails, send emails, and place links that point to our web application. We hope to use this system to conduct an anonymous and non-malicious experiment. This data ...


Print Estimation: Columbia Printing And Graphics, Alex Jacobi, Chris Wooten, Sahil Zubair Jan 2015

Print Estimation: Columbia Printing And Graphics, Alex Jacobi, Chris Wooten, Sahil Zubair

Capstone Design Expo Posters

Problem Statement: Can we create a web application to help facilitate the estimation of printing services as requested by clients and allow for the full interaction between a client, sales representative, and an administrator all through a single web application.

Rationale: The importance of this project is to create an easy to use online service that a user can access from either their smartphone or desktop computer. If successful, this project will allow users to have quick access to quotes regarding their printing needs anywhere they are without the need of contacting an actual printing company. This project will also ...