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Usability Of Sound-Driven User Interfaces, Zachary T. Roth, Dale R. Thompson 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Usability Of Sound-Driven User Interfaces, Zachary T. Roth, Dale R. Thompson

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

The model for interacting with computing devices remains primarily focused on visual design. However, sound has a unique set of advantages. In this work, an experiment was devised where participants were tasked with identifying elements in an audio-only computing environment. The interaction relied on mouse movement and button presses for navigation. Experiment trials consisted of variations in sound duration, volume, and distinctness according to both experiment progress and user behavior. Participant interactions with the system were tracked to examine the usability of the interface. Preliminary results indicated the majority of participants mastered every provided test, but the total time spent ...


Blockchain In Payment Card Systems, Darlene Godfrey-Welch, Remy Lagrois, Jared Law, Russell Scott Anderwald 2018 Southern Methodist University

Blockchain In Payment Card Systems, Darlene Godfrey-Welch, Remy Lagrois, Jared Law, Russell Scott Anderwald

SMU Data Science Review

Payment cards (e.g., credit and debit cards) are the most frequent form of payment in use today. A payment card transaction entails many verification information exchanges between the cardholder, merchant, issuing bank, a merchant bank, and third-party payment card processors. Today, a record of the payment transaction often records to multiple ledgers. Merchant’s incur fees for both accepting and processing payment cards. The payment card industry is in dire need of technology which removes the need for third-party verification and records transaction details to a single tamper-resistant digital ledger. The private blockchain is that technology. Private blockchain provides ...


Making Scientific Applications Portable: Software Containers And Package Managers, Curtis Noecker 2018 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

Making Scientific Applications Portable: Software Containers And Package Managers, Curtis Noecker

All College Thesis Program, 2016-present

Scientific workflows for high-performance computing (HPC) are becoming increasingly complex. Developing a way to simplify these workflows could save many hours for both HPC users and developers, potentially eliminating any time spent managing software dependencies and experiment set-up. To accomplish this, we propose using two programs together: Docker and Spack. Docker is a container platform and Spack is a package manager designed specifically for HPC. In this paper, we show how Docker and Spack can be used to containerize the extreme-scale Scientific Software Development Kit (xSDK). Doing this makes the xSDK far more accessible to non-computer scientists and lowers time ...


Keep It Simple, Keep It Safe - Research On The Impacts Of Increasing Complexity Of Modern Enterprise Applications, Shawn Ware, David Phillips 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Keep It Simple, Keep It Safe - Research On The Impacts Of Increasing Complexity Of Modern Enterprise Applications, Shawn Ware, David Phillips

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

As the Cybersecurity program within UNO continues to adapt to the ever-changing world of information systems and information security, the Cybersecurity Capstone has recently become an active, community-involvement project, where real-world organizations can receive valuable, useful research and information from students on their way towards a degree. This presentation encompasses two such projects from the Cybersecurity Capstone, looking at how modern, more complex systems can often increase system vulnerability.


Randomized Routing On Fat-Trees, Ronald I. Greenberg 2018 Selected Works

Randomized Routing On Fat-Trees, Ronald I. Greenberg

Ronald Greenberg

Fat-trees are a class of routing networks for hardware-efficient parallel computation. This paper presents a randomized algorithm for routing messages on a fat-tree. The quality of the algorithm is measured in terms of the load factor of a set of messages to be routed, which is a lower bound on the time required to deliver the messages. We show that if a set of messages has load factor lambda on a fat-tree with n processors, the number of delivery cycles (routing attempts) that the algorithm requires is O(lambda+lgnlglgn) with probability 1-O(1/n). The ...


The Legacy Of Multics And Secure Operating Systems Today, John Schriner 2018 CUNY Queensborough Community College

The Legacy Of Multics And Secure Operating Systems Today, John Schriner

Publications and Research

This paper looks to the legacy of Multics from 1963 and its influence on computer security. It discusses kernel-based and virtualization-based containment in projects like SELinux and Qubes, respectively. The paper notes the importance of collaborative and research-driven projects like Qubes and Tor Project.


Smart-Teleprompter: An Online Teleprompter With Text Editing, Mikyla Wilfred 2018 The University of Akron

Smart-Teleprompter: An Online Teleprompter With Text Editing, Mikyla Wilfred

Honors Research Projects

Mikyla Wilfred

Major: Computer Science

Project Sponsor: Dr. Collard

Number of Project Credits: 3

Smart-Teleprompter

The smart-teleprompter is a website that allows a logged in user to edit text files as well as teleprompt them straight to the screen. A teleprompter is used by newscasters and other media professionals to read scripts while still looking at or near the camera. My project uses this concept creating a page that defaults to white font on a black background that can scroll through the script. The website allows the logged in user to save defaults of font color, background color, font style ...


How Do Topological Properties Of Ripple-Carry Adders Affect Time Delay?, Alexander Boukal 2018 Augsburg University

How Do Topological Properties Of Ripple-Carry Adders Affect Time Delay?, Alexander Boukal

Zyzzogeton Posters

This poster presents topological properties of N-bit ripple-carry adders and the effects of their topology, specifically their genus, on the speed of current flow. An adder is a very simple computer that takes input numbers (0 and 1) from logic gates and then adds them together. To create a ripple-carry adder, we take N number of adder circuits and arrange them in parallel. We differentiate between two kinds of adder circuits: half adders and full adders. Half adders are non-planar (has loops) circuits with genus = 1 that let us perform elementary addition operations using logic gates. Full adder circuits are ...


Modeling Data Center Co-Tenancy Performance Interference, Wei Kuang 2018 Michigan Technological University

Modeling Data Center Co-Tenancy Performance Interference, Wei Kuang

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

A multi-core machine allows executing several applications simultaneously. Those jobs are scheduled on different cores and compete for shared resources such as the last level cache and memory bandwidth. Such competitions might cause performance degradation. Data centers often utilize virtualization to provide a certain level of performance isolation. However, some of the shared resources cannot be divided, even in a virtualized system, to ensure complete isolation. If the performance degradation of co-tenancy is not known to the cloud administrator, a data center often has to dedicate a whole machine for a latency-sensitive application to guarantee its quality of service. Co-run ...


Why Are Fairness Concerns So Important? Lessons From Pricing A Shared Last-Mile Transportation System, Yiwei CHEN, Hai WANG 2018 Singapore Management University

Why Are Fairness Concerns So Important? Lessons From Pricing A Shared Last-Mile Transportation System, Yiwei Chen, Hai Wang

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

The Last-Mile Problem refers to the provision of travel service from the nearest public transportation node to the final destination. The Last-Mile Transportation System (LMTS), which has recently emerged, provides on-demand shared last-mile transportation service. While it is natural that in the last-mile supply chain, a high-value parcel should be charged a higher price and deserves service priority compared to a low-value parcel, it is not straightforward to identify an obvious pricing and service priority for an LMTS that serves passengers. In an LMTS, a special-type passenger who has a higher valuation of service usually has a lower waiting time ...


Automated Program Profiling And Analysis For Managing Heterogeneous Memory Systems, Adam Palmer Howard 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Automated Program Profiling And Analysis For Managing Heterogeneous Memory Systems, Adam Palmer Howard

Masters Theses

Many promising memory technologies, such as non-volatile, storage-class memories and high-bandwidth, on-chip RAMs, are beginning to emerge. Since each of these new technologies present tradeoffs distinct from conventional DRAMs, next-generation systems are likely to include multiple tiers of memory storage, each with their own type of devices. To efficiently utilize the available hardware, such systems will need to alter their data management strategies to consider the performance and capabilities provided by each tier.

This work explores a variety of cross-layer strategies for managing application data in heterogeneous memory systems. We propose different program profiling-based techniques to automatically partition program allocation ...


Design And Implementation Of A Stand-Alone Tool For Metabolic Simulations, Milad Ghiasi Rad 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Design And Implementation Of A Stand-Alone Tool For Metabolic Simulations, Milad Ghiasi Rad

Computer Science and Engineering: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

In this thesis, we present the design and implementation of a stand-alone tool for metabolic simulations. This system is able to integrate custom-built SBML models along with external user’s input information and produces the estimation of any reactants participating in the chain of the reactions in the provided model, e.g., ATP, Glucose, Insulin, for the given duration using numerical analysis and simulations. This tool offers the food intake arguments in the calculations to consider the personalized metabolic characteristics in the simulations. The tool has also been generalized to take into consideration of temporal genomic information and be flexible ...


Reengineering A 2-Tier Database Application With Software Architecture, Hong G. Jung 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Reengineering A 2-Tier Database Application With Software Architecture, Hong G. Jung

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

The purpose of this research is to demonstrate how to reengineer a legacy Database Application using to a target system with MVC and 3-layered architecture. A Coffee Inventory Management database application is used for legacy application. The benefits of the reengineering are discussed.


Software Reengineering: Reverse Engineering With Using 4+1 Architectural Views And Forward Engineering With Mvc Architecture, Shane Mueller 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Software Reengineering: Reverse Engineering With Using 4+1 Architectural Views And Forward Engineering With Mvc Architecture, Shane Mueller

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

As software complexity is increasing exponentially in our modern era, software architecture becomes increasingly important. The separation of concerns through architecture allows each programmer the opportunity to limit their need of understanding to only the portion of code for which they are responsible for, thus saving large amounts of time.


Spring­11: Pdc In Cs1/2 And A Mobile/Cloud Intermediate Mobile/Cloud Intermediate Software Design Course, Joseph P. Kaylor, Konstantin Läufer, Chandra N. Sekharan, George K. Thiruvathukal 2017 Loyola University Chicago

Spring­11: Pdc In Cs1/2 And A Mobile/Cloud Intermediate Mobile/Cloud Intermediate Software Design Course, Joseph P. Kaylor, Konstantin Läufer, Chandra N. Sekharan, George K. Thiruvathukal

Konstantin Läufer

Recent changes in the environment of Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Computer Science include a better differentiation of our four undergraduate majors, growing interest in computing among science majors, and an increased demand for graduates with mobile and cloud skills. In our continued effort to incorporate parallel and distributed computing topics into the undergraduate curriculum, we are focusing on these three existing courses: CS1: In response to a request from the physics department, we started to offer a CS1 section aimed at majors in physics and other hard sciences this spring semester. This section includes some material on numerical ...


Network Technologies Used To Aggregate Environmental Data, Paul Stasiuk, Konstantin Läufer, George K. Thiruvathukal 2017 Loyola University Chicago

Network Technologies Used To Aggregate Environmental Data, Paul Stasiuk, Konstantin Läufer, George K. Thiruvathukal

Konstantin Läufer

The goal of the Loyola Weather Service (lws) project is to design and build a system of functioning environmental monitoring widgets that can intelligently and autonomously control the environment around them based on set thresholds and triggers. The widgets will also have the ability to aggregate their data and easily display this data in various ways: through a user interface in the room that the widget is placed, via a web application, and programmatically via a RESTful web service.


Building Capable, Energy-Efficient, Flexible Visualization And Sensing Clusters From Commodity Tablets, Thomas Delgado Dias, Xian Yan, Konstantin Läufer, George K. Thiruvathukal 2017 Loyola University Chicago

Building Capable, Energy-Efficient, Flexible Visualization And Sensing Clusters From Commodity Tablets, Thomas Delgado Dias, Xian Yan, Konstantin Läufer, George K. Thiruvathukal

Konstantin Läufer

We explore the application of clusters of commodity tablet devices to problems spanning a “trilogy” of concerns: visualization, sensing, and computation. We conjecture that such clusters provide a low-cost, energy-efficient, flexible, and ultimately effective platform to tackle a wide range of problems within this trilogy. This is a work in progress, and we now elaborate our position and give a preliminary status report. A wide range of Android tablet devices are available in terms of price and capabilities. “You get what you pay for” w.r.t. display resolution, sensors, and chipset---corresponding to the trilogy. $200 gets one a 1280x800-pixel ...


Open Source Artificial Intelligence In A Biological/Ecological Context, Trevor Grant 2017 Illinois State University

Open Source Artificial Intelligence In A Biological/Ecological Context, Trevor Grant

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Green Cloud - Load Balancing, Load Consolidation Using Vm Migration, Manh Duc Do 2017 Western Kentucky University

Green Cloud - Load Balancing, Load Consolidation Using Vm Migration, Manh Duc Do

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Recently, cloud computing is a new trend emerging in computer technology with a massive demand from the clients. To meet all requirements, a lot of cloud data centers have been constructed since 2008 when Amazon published their cloud service. The rapidly growing data center leads to the consumption of a tremendous amount of energy even cloud computing has better improved in the performance and energy consumption, but cloud data centers still absorb an immense amount of energy. To raise company’s income annually, the cloud providers start considering green cloud concepts which gives an idea about how to optimize CPU ...


Poster Abstract- Mitigating Multi-Tenant Interference On Mobile Offloading Servers, Zhou Fang, Mulong Luo, Tong Yu, Ole J. Mengshoel, Mani B. Srivastava, Rajesh K. Gupta 2017 Carnegie Mellon University

Poster Abstract- Mitigating Multi-Tenant Interference On Mobile Offloading Servers, Zhou Fang, Mulong Luo, Tong Yu, Ole J. Mengshoel, Mani B. Srivastava, Rajesh K. Gupta

Ole J Mengshoel

This work considers that multiple mobile clients offload various continuous sensing applications with end-to-end delay constraints, to a cluster of machines as the server. Contention for shared computing resources on a server can result in delay degradation and application malfunction. We present ATOMS (Accurate Timing prediction and Offloading for Mobile Systems), a framework to mitigate multi-tenant resource contention and to improve delay using a two-phase Plan-Schedule approach. The planning phase includes methods to predict future workloads from all clients, to estimate contention, and to devise offloading schedule to reduce contention. The scheduling phase dispatches arriving offloaded workload to the server ...


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