VTURCS Spring Symposium 2009

The Spring Research Symposium 2009 took place on April 30th with 15 students presenting 9 different projects. Over 75 people attended the event, including students, faculty, administrators, and industry representatives. Faculty members Dr. Eli Tilevich, Dr. Ali Butt, and Dr. Andrea Kavanaugh selected the Faculty Choice winners. Representatives from the department's Computer Science Resources Consortium (CSRC) -- Lockheed Martin, IBM, Mailtrust, and Meridium Inc. -- were present and helped us select the winners of the Industry Choice awards. Prizes and awards were generously donated and supported by all of our CSRC members.

This year's awardees are:

Faculty Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Expanding User Control: Three Multitouch Techniques for Managing a Set of Objects
    Beth Timmons, Mark Everett, Melissa Ruth
    Advisors: Stacy Branham, Dr. Scott McCrickard
  2. Second Place: Improving Exception Messages with ExceptionDoctor
    Michael Woods
    Advisor: Dr. Steve Edwards
  3. Third Place: Isosurface Volume Rendering of Time Dependent Data Sets
    Colin Braley, Robert Hagan
    Advisor: Dr. Yong Cao

Industry Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Isosurface Volume Rendering of Time Dependent Data Sets
    Colin Braley, Robert Hagan
    Advisor: Dr. Yong Cao

  2. Second Place: Improving Exception Messages with ExceptionDoctor
    Michael Woods
    Advisor: Dr. Steve Edwards
  3. Third Place: Affinity Diagramming Goes Digital
    Luis Rivera, Andrew Forsman, Stephen Probus
    Advisor: Tejinder Judge, Dr. Scott McCrickard

People's Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Body-based Interaction in Desktop Games
    Jonathan Doyle
    Advisors:
  2. Second Place: Affinity Diagramming Goes Digital
    Luis Rivera, Andrew Forsman, Stephen Probus
    Advisor: Tejinder Judge, Dr. Scott McCrickard
  3. Third Place: Isosurface Volume Rendering of Time Dependent Data Sets
    Colin Braley, Robert Hagan
    Advisor: Dr. Yong Cao

Spring Symposium Directory: