VTURCS Spring Symposium 2014

The Spring Research Symposium 2014 took place on April 25th. Awards were issued in the categories of Faculty Choice for best research project as selected by a panel of faculty judges, Marston Award for most entrepreneurial project as selected by our CSRC members, Capstone Award for best capstone project, and People's Choice Award as selected by all people in attendance. Special thanks to Dr. Barbara Ryder, Prof. Dwight Barnette, and Dr. Denis Gracanin for serving as faculty judges. Thanks to the 11 CSRC representatives who selected the Marsden Awards. And thanks to the over 100 people who came out to support the students and help select the People's Choice Awards.

Faculty Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Toward a Performance-Portable FFT Library for Heterogeneous Computing
    Carlo del Mundo
    Advisor: Dr. Wu Feng
  2. Second Place: CloudTwin
    Eeshan Shah, Ethan Holder, Mohammed Davoodi
    Advisor: Dr. Eli Tilevich
  3. Third Place: Developing Android Game Applications that Promote Physical Activity in Adolescents
    Adil Kadir
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Dr. Kacie Allen

Marston Awards

  1. First Place: Developing Android Game Applications that Promote Physical Activity in Adolescents
    Adil Kadir
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Dr. Kacie Allen
  2. Second Place: Team UI Design: Instant 3D Capture at a Fraction of the Cost
    Tam Ayers, CJ Gonzales, Zachary Lytle, James Miller, Stephen Turcol, Matthew Wilt
    Advisor: Dr. Eli Tilevich
  3. Third Place: Collaborative Bus Track: Improving the Accuracy of Transportation Prediction Applications via Social Networking
    Divit Singh, Sanchit Chadha
    Advisor: Dr. Eli Tilevich

Capstone Awards

  1. First Place: The Completely Fair Scheduler in Pintos
    Joshua Martin, Adam Binford
    Advisors: Dr. Godmar Back
  2. Second Place: OCR Extraordinaire
    Eeshan Shah, Karthik Kumar, Julian Adams, Tony Majestro, Mark Nachazel
    Advisor: Dr. Ali Butt
  3. Third Place: The Practicality of Lottery Scheduling
    Alex Tran, Mohammed Davoodi, Roger Yamada
    Advisor: Dr. Godmar Back

People's Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Website Redesign of Virginia Tech's Division of Undergraduate Education
    Sean Case, Christina Lidwin, Sara Medfoud, Sean Rice, Avneet Singh, Glen Tona, Roger Yamada
    Advisors: Dr. Daniel Wubah, Dr. Cal Ribbens, Alison Matthiessen
  2. Second Place: CloudTwin
    Eeshan Shah, Ethan Holder, Mohammed Davoodi
    Advisor: Dr. Eli Tilevich
  3. Third Place: Developing Android Game Applications that Promote Physical Activity in Adolescents
    Adil Kadir
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Dr. Kacie Allen

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