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Phr: Patient Health Record, Quinn Nelson 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Phr: Patient Health Record, Quinn Nelson

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The rapid development of information technology systems has expanded into multiple disciplines and results in systems that are limited by initial design and implementation: the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) space is no different. The introduction of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system has changed the way healthcare operates. Initial designs of these systems were focused on serving the needs of insurance companies and healthcare billing departments. Research shows that the design of EHR systems negatively impact provider-patient interactions and the care they receive. This capstone project capitalizes on the collaboration efforts between UNO and UNMC – by joining a research group ...


Creating A Better Technological Piano Practice Aid With Knowledge Tracing, Max Feldkamp 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

Creating A Better Technological Piano Practice Aid With Knowledge Tracing, Max Feldkamp

Keyboard Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Modern music tutoring software and mobile instructional applications have great potential to help students practice at home effectively. They can offer extensive feedback on what the student is getting right and wrong and have adopted a gamified design with levels, badges, and other game-like elements to help gain wider appeal among students. Despite their advantages for motivating students and creating a safe practice environment, no current music instruction software demonstrates any knowledge about a student’s level of mastery. This can lead to awkward pedagogy and user frustration. Applying Bayesian Knowledge Tracing to tutoring systems provides an ideal way to ...


Poster: Towards Safe Refactoring For Intelligent Parallelization Of Java 8 Streams, Yiming Tang, Raffi T. Khatchadourian, Mehdi Bagherzadeh, Syed Ahmed 2018 CUNY Graduate Center

Poster: Towards Safe Refactoring For Intelligent Parallelization Of Java 8 Streams, Yiming Tang, Raffi T. Khatchadourian, Mehdi Bagherzadeh, Syed Ahmed

Publications and Research

The Java 8 Stream API sets forth a promising new programming model that incorporates functional-like, MapReduce-style features into a mainstream programming language. However, using streams correctly and efficiently may involve subtle considerations. In this poster, we present our ongoing work and preliminary results towards an automated refactoring approach that assists developers in writing optimal stream code. The approach, based on ordering and typestate analysis, determines when it is safe and advantageous to convert streams to parallel and optimize a parallel streams.


Semantic Data Storage In Information Systems, Jean Vincent FONOU DOMBEU, Raoul KWUIMI 2018 University of KwaZulu-Natal

Semantic Data Storage In Information Systems, Jean Vincent Fonou Dombeu, Raoul Kwuimi

The African Journal of Information Systems

The storage and retrieval of information are important functions of information systems (IS). These IS functions have been realized for decades, due to the maturity of the relational database technology. In recent years, the concept of Semantic Information System (SIS) has emerged as IS in which information is represented with explicit semantic based on its meaning rather than its syntax to enable its automatic and intelligent processing by computers. At present, there is a shortage of discussions on the topic of semantic data storage in IS as compared to the relational database storage counterpart. This study uses a combination of ...


A Jython-Based Restful Web Service Api For Python Code Reflection, John A. Nielson 2018 University of New Orleans

A Jython-Based Restful Web Service Api For Python Code Reflection, John A. Nielson

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Often times groups of domain experts, such as scientists and engineers, will develop their own software modules for specialized computational tasks. When these users determine there is a need to integrate the data and computations used in their specialized components with an enterprise data management system, interoperability between the enterprise system and the specialized components rather than re-implementation allows for faster implementation and more flexible change management by shifting the onus of changes to the scientific components to the subject matter experts rather than the enterprise information technology team. The Jython-based RESTful web service API was developed to leverage code ...


Applications Of Varying Leadership Structures For Software Engineering Teams, Elliot Sandfort 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Applications Of Varying Leadership Structures For Software Engineering Teams, Elliot Sandfort

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This thesis explores the similarities and differences between applications of managing software engineering teams in Design Studio and the state of the practice. Information about the leadership structure of Design Studio teams was gathered over 3 semesters of Design Studio experiences with two companies: Hudl and TD Ameritrade. Information about leadership concepts in the state of the practice was gathered from experiences and observations with three different companies: Hudl, Garmin, and TD Ameritrade. From these experiences and observations, it can be concluded that the leadership structure of Design Studio is valuable as a student learning experience, and with proper consideration ...


Cslc Tutoring Portal, Brian Hodges 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Cslc Tutoring Portal, Brian Hodges

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

A web portal designed for the Computer Science Learning Center to track students requesting help


Ksugo, Chase Godwin 2018 Kennesaw State University

Ksugo, Chase Godwin

Honors College Capstones and Theses

KSUGo seeks to better enable students to interact with their community, maintain a level of safety on and off campus, improve their course management skills, and increase information propagation among students and campus officials. Currently, Kennesaw State does not have a dedicated general purpose native application on any mobile device platform for students, faculty, or staff to use for improving their everyday Kennesaw State experience. This project seeks to rectify that need by providing a native application with support for the Android platform.


A Home Security System Based On Smartphone Sensors, Michael Mahler 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Home Security System Based On Smartphone Sensors, Michael Mahler

Theses and Dissertations

Several new smartphones are released every year. Many people upgrade to new phones, and their old phones are not put to any further use. In this paper, we explore the feasibility of using such retired smartphones and their on-board sensors to build a home security system. We observe that door-related events such as opening and closing have unique vibration signatures when compared to many types of environmental vibrational noise. These events can be captured by the accelerometer of a smartphone when the phone is mounted on a wall near a door. The rotation of a door can also be captured ...


The Open World Microorganism, Stephen Thompson 2018 Liberty University

The Open World Microorganism, Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson

Video games have been creating sprawling open world experiences for years, but as of yet none have ventured to create an authentic inner cell experience, using our knowledge of cells to recreate digitally what it would be like to shrink smaller than one and step inside. The benefits this application could yield are manifold, so this paper references the necessary ingredients and draws up the blueprints for the first three-dimensional, fully explorable, customizable, and interactive microorganism: an invention which could usher in a new age of biological literacy using technology already employed by many video games. The first part of ...


Fit Buddy Prototype And Ksugo Mobile App, Albert Lim 2018 Kennesaw State University

Fit Buddy Prototype And Ksugo Mobile App, Albert Lim

Honors College Capstones and Theses

The purpose of my Honors Capstone project is to deliver a mobile app prototype that is focused on improving the student experience at Kennesaw State University (KSU), called Fit Buddy. There are three key concepts that will be covered in this Proof of Concept project: social networking, fitness, and IoT (Internet of Things) usages.

Additionally, the purpose of the CS Capstone project is to deliver a mobile app that is focused on improving the faculty, student, and guest experience at KSU, called KSUGo. The primary objective and purpose in creating this stems from KSU’s many resourceful outlets, which we ...


Creating A Reproducible Metadata Transformation Pipeline Using Technology Best Practices, Cara Key, Mike Waugh 2018 Louisiana State University

Creating A Reproducible Metadata Transformation Pipeline Using Technology Best Practices, Cara Key, Mike Waugh

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Over the course of two years, a team of librarians and programmers from LSU Libraries migrated the 186 collections of the Louisiana Digital Library from OCLC's CONTENTdm platform over to the open-source Islandora platform.

Early in the process, the team understood the value of creating a reproducible metadata transformation pipeline, because there were so many unknowns at the beginning of the process along with the certainty that mistakes would be made. This presentation will describe how the team used innovative and collaborative tools, such as Trello, Ansible, Vagrant, VirtualBox, git and GitHub to accomplish the task.


Seismology And Volcanology: Exploration Of Volcanoes, Long-Periods, And Machines - Predicting Volcano Eruption Using Signature Seismic Data, Kyle Killion, Rajeev Kumar, Celia J. Taylor, Gabriele Morra 2018 Southern Methodist University

Seismology And Volcanology: Exploration Of Volcanoes, Long-Periods, And Machines - Predicting Volcano Eruption Using Signature Seismic Data, Kyle Killion, Rajeev Kumar, Celia J. Taylor, Gabriele Morra

SMU Data Science Review

Abstract. Seismo-volcanologists manually isolate and verify long-period waves and Strombolian events using seismic and acoustic waves. This is a very detailed and time-consuming process. This project is to employ machine learning algorithms to find models which locate long-period and Strombolian signatures automatically. By comparing the timing of seismic and acoustic waves, clustering techniques effectively isolated big volcanic events and aided in the further refinement of techniques to capture the hundreds of typical daily Strombolian events at Villarrica volcano. Within the research, we utilized the unsupervised machine learning environment to locate a group of signatures for customizing machine learned long-period signature ...


A Framework For Modelling User Activity Preferences, Roberto Barboza Junior 2018 The University of Western Ontario

A Framework For Modelling User Activity Preferences, Roberto Barboza Junior

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The availability of location data increases every day and brings the opportunity to mine these data and extract valuable knowledge about human behaviour. More specifically, these data may contain information about users’ activities, which can enable, for example, services to improve advertising campaigns or enhance the user experience of a mobile application. However, several techniques ignore the fact that users’ context other than location and time, such as weather conditions, influences their behaviour. Moreover, several studies focus only on a single data source, addressing either data collected without any type of user interaction, such as GPS data, or data spontaneously ...


Lee Honors College Mobile Application, James Ward 2018 Western Michigan University

Lee Honors College Mobile Application, James Ward

Honors Theses

In the spring of 2018 three Computer Science students Benjamin Campbell, James Ward, and Peter Shutt created a mobile application. This app was developed over the span of two semesters for their senior design project; a capstone to their degrees.

Their client, The Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University --referred to as LHC and WMU respectively hereafter-- has a plethora of academic and social information, and a large demand for access to it. This information includes building hours, contact information, health resources, a LHC specific course catalog, social media posts, event descriptions, and much more. The volume of information ...


Proactive Empirical Assessment Of New Language Feature Adoption Via Automated Refactoring: The Case Of Java 8 Default Methods, Raffi T. Khatchadourian, Hidehiko Masuhara 2018 CUNY Hunter College

Proactive Empirical Assessment Of New Language Feature Adoption Via Automated Refactoring: The Case Of Java 8 Default Methods, Raffi T. Khatchadourian, Hidehiko Masuhara

Publications and Research

Programming languages and platforms improve over time, sometimes resulting in new language features that offer many benefits. However, despite these benefits, developers may not always be willing to adopt them in their projects for various reasons. In this paper, we describe an empirical study where we assess the adoption of a particular new language feature. Studying how developers use (or do not use) new language features is important in programming language research and engineering because it gives designers insight into the usability of the language to create meaning programs in that language. This knowledge, in turn, can drive future innovations ...


Proactive Empirical Assessment Of New Language Feature Adoption Via Automated Refactoring: The Case Of Java 8 Default Methods, Raffi T. Khatchadourian, Hidehiko Masuhara 2018 CUNY Hunter College

Proactive Empirical Assessment Of New Language Feature Adoption Via Automated Refactoring: The Case Of Java 8 Default Methods, Raffi T. Khatchadourian, Hidehiko Masuhara

Publications and Research

Programming languages and platforms improve over time, sometimes resulting in new language features that offer many benefits. However, despite these benefits, developers may not always be willing to adopt them in their projects for various reasons. In this paper, we describe an empirical study where we assess the adoption of a particular new language feature. Studying how developers use (or do not use) new language features is important in programming language research and engineering because it gives designers insight into the usability of the language to create meaning programs in that language. This knowledge, in turn, can drive future innovations ...


Using Github In Large Software Engineering Classes: An Exploratory Case Study, Miroslav Tushev 2018 Louisiana State University

Using Github In Large Software Engineering Classes: An Exploratory Case Study, Miroslav Tushev

LSU Master's Theses

GitHub has been recently used in Software Engineering (SE) classes to facilitate col- laboration in student team projects. The underlying tenet is that the technical and social feature of GitHub can help students to communicate and collaborate more effectively as a team as well as help teachers to evaluate individual student contribution more objectively. To shed more light on this, in this case study, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of using GitHub in SE classes. Our study is conducted in a software engineering class of 91 students divided into 18 teams. Our research method includes an entry and an ...


Understanding Natural Keyboard Typing Using Convolutional Neural Networks On Mobile Sensor Data, Travis Siems 2018 Southern Methodist University

Understanding Natural Keyboard Typing Using Convolutional Neural Networks On Mobile Sensor Data, Travis Siems

Computer Science and Engineering Theses and Dissertations

Mobile phones and other devices with embedded sensors are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Audio and motion sensor data may be able to detect information that we did not think possible. Some researchers have created models that can predict computer keyboard typing from a nearby mobile device; however, certain limitations to their experiment setup and methods compelled us to be skeptical of the models’ realistic prediction capability. We investigate the possibility of understanding natural keyboard typing from mobile phones by performing a well-designed data collection experiment that encourages natural typing and interactions. This data collection helps capture realistic vulnerabilities of the security ...


Octopus: An Online Topic-Aware Influence Analysis System For Social Networks, Ju FAN, Jiarong QIU, Yuchen LI, Qingfei MENG, Dongxiang ZHANG, Guoliang LI, Kian-Lee TAN, Xiaoyong DU 2018 Singapore Management University

Octopus: An Online Topic-Aware Influence Analysis System For Social Networks, Ju Fan, Jiarong Qiu, Yuchen Li, Qingfei Meng, Dongxiang Zhang, Guoliang Li, Kian-Lee Tan, Xiaoyong Du

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

The wide adoption of social networks has broughta new demand on influence analysis. This paper presents OCTOPUSthat offers social network users and analysts valuableinsights through topic-aware social influence analysis services.OCTOPUS has the following novel features. First, OCTOPUSprovides a user-friendly interface that allows users to employsimple and easy-to-use keywords to perform influence analysis.Second, OCTOPUS provides three powerful keyword-basedtopic-aware influence analysis tools: keyword-based influentialuser discovery, personalized influential keywords suggestion,and interactive influential path exploration. These tools cannot only discover influential users, but also provide insights onhow the users influence the network. Third, OCTOPUS enablesonline influence analysis, which provides end-users with ...


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