VTURCS Spring Symposium 2007

The Spring Research Symposium 2007 took place on May 2nd with 20 participants presenting 15 different projects. Faculty members Shawn Bohner, Ali Butt, and Godmar Back selected the Faculty Choice winners, who received cash prizes. Representatives from the department's Computer Science Resources Consortium (CSRC) -- IBM, WebMail, Vanguard, Meridium, and High Performance Technologies, Inc. among others -- were present and helped us select the winners of the Industry Choice awards. The symposium attendees selected the People's Choice Award winners, who received their choice of software prizes.

Faculty Choice Awards

  1. First Place: The Gigapixel Project: Ultra-High Definition Information Visualization
    Scott Conner, Ronald Forbes, David Machaj
    Advisors: Michael Della Noce, Dr. Chris North
  2. Second Place: Extending the Pintos Operating System to Real Machines
    Student: Anthony Romano
    Advisor: Dr. Godmar Back
  3. Third place: Capturing Truthiness: Mining Truth Tables in Binary Datasets
    Student: Clifford Conley Owens III
    Advisors: Dr. T. M. Murali, Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan

Industry Choice Awards

  1. First place: Extending the Pintos Operating System to Real Machines
    Student: Anthony Romano
    Advisor: Dr. Godmar Back
  2. Second place: Battery-Sensing Intrusion Protection System (B-SIPS)
    Student: Lee Clagett, John Paul Dunning, Micheal Gora, Tim
    Buennemeyer, Theresa Nelson
    Advisors: Dr. Joe Tront, Randy Marchany
  3. Third place (tie): The Gigapixel Project: Ultra-High Definition Information Visualization
    Students: Scott Conner, Ronald Forbes, David Machaj
    Advisors: Michael Della Noce, Dr. Chris North

    Map Interaction on Mobile Devices
    Student: Doguhan Uluca
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Miten Sampat

People's Choice Awards

  1. First place: Speech and Gesture Interface for Gigapixel Interaction: A Computer Vision Approach
    Student: Blake Sawyer
    Advisor: Dr. Francis Quek
  2. Second place: Map Interaction on Mobile Devices
    Student: Doguhan Uluca
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Miten Sampat
  3. Third place: Loch Project: Underground Cave Mapping and the Benefits of Immersive Environments
    Student: Philip Schuchardt
    Advisor: Dr. Doug Bowman

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