VTURCS Spring Symposium 2011

The Spring Research Symposium 2011 took place on April 27th with 26 students presenting 12 different projects. Around 75 people attended the event, including students, faculty, administrators, and industry representatives. Faculty members Barbara Ryder, Cal Ribbens, Andrea Kavanaugh, and Dwight Barnette selected the Faculty Choice winners. Representatives from the department's Computer Science Resources Consortium (CSRC) -- Peter Arapov (CSC), Jay Winkeler (Lockheed Martin), Brian Hartsock (Rackspace), and Rosie Hall (Cisco) -- were present to 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: Multi-threaded Execution of Javascript Tasks in V8!
    Kyle Morgan
    Advisor: Godmar Back
  2. Second Place: Androider: Automated Translation of GUIs from the Desktop to Smart Phones
    Eeshan Shah
    Advisor: Eli Tilevich
  3. Third Place: Going Green with Android
    Weston Thayer and George Zhang
    Advisor: Scott McCrickard and Michael Evans

Industry Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Implementing Enterprise-level Quality of Service using Variable Resource Allocation in the Xen 4 Hypervisor
    James Cook, Michael Lowman, Kyle Morgan, Conor Scott
    Advisor: Ali Butt

  2. Second Place: RabbitMQ Performance and Scalability Analysis
    Brett Jones, Scott Luxenberg, David McGrath, Paul Trampert, Johnathan Weldon
    Advisor: Ali Butt
  3. Third Place: Multi-threaded execution of Javascript tasks in V8!
    Kyle Morgan
    Advisor: Godmar Back

People's Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Androider: Automated translation of GUIs from the desktop to smart phones
    Eeshan Shah
    Advisors: Eli Tilevich
  2. Second Place: Towards a Cyber Game System to Study User Behavior and Privacy Leakage
    Casey Link
    Advisors: Danfeng (Daphne) Yao
  3. Third Place: Multi-threaded execution of Javascript tasks in V8!
    Kyle Morgan
    Advisor: Godmar Back
  4. Third Place (tie): Going Green with Android
    Weston Thayer and George Zhang
    Advisor: Scott McCrickard, Michael Evans
  5. Third Place (tie): Multitouch Applications for Collaborative Education
    Chase Carroll, DeMarcus Townsend, Jacob George
    Advisor: Scott McCrickard, Francis Quek

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