VTURCS Spring Symposium 2015

The Spring Research Symposium 2015 took place on April 30th with 26 students presenting 26 featured projects--19 research projects and 7 capstone projects--presented by 32 undergrads. Awards were issued in the categories of Faculty Choice for best research project as selected by a panel of faculty judges, Marston Awardfor 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. Bert Huang, Dr. Dongyoon Lee, and Prof. Steve Harrison for serving as faculty judges. Thanks to the 10+ 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: Computing k-Shortest Paths 60x Faster
    Nick Sharp
    Advisor: Dr. T.M. Murali
  2. Second Place: WalnutiQ: OO Model of Human Brain with 1 Theorized Learning Algorithm
    Quinn Liu
    Advisor: Dr. Anthony Cate
  3. Third Place: Symbolic Regression of Symmetries for Automated Scientific Discovery
    Joseph Mehr, Colin Shea-Blymer
    Advisor: Dr. Ben Jantzen

Marston Awards

  1. First Place: Designing EEG Displays for Non-Clinical Settings
    Gabriella Jacobsen
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Robert Beaton
  2. Second Place: Pass It On!
    Minahm Kim, Matthew Chittum, Josh White
    Advisor: Dr. Kurt Luther
  3. Third Place: Supporting Crowdsourcing Sensemaking in Big Data with Dynamic Context Slices
    Joe Fletcher, Zhizheng Chen, Vijay Kuruvilla
    Advisors: Dr. Kurt Luther, Dr. Chris North

Capstone Awards

  1. First Place: PintosGrind--Dynamic Memory Analysis on Kernels
    David Feroli, Alan Cai, Kelsey Farenholtz
    Advisor: Dr. Godmar Back
  2. Second Place: Implementing Efficient Unix-Like Processes
    Brianna Beitzel, Marc Evangelista, Scott Pruett
    Advisor: Dr. Godmar Back
  3. Third Place: Pass It On!
    Minahm Kim, Matthew Chittum, Josh White
    Advisor: Dr. Kurt Luther

People's Choice Awards

  1. First Place (tie): Developing Mobile Android Exergaming Applications that Promote Physical Activity Levels in Adolescents
    Sonika Singh
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Dr. Paul Estabrooks
  2. First Place (tie): Smartwatches for Kids: Apps for Learning and Fun
    Sonika Singh
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Shuo Niu
  3. Second Place (tie): MindMapper: Presenting Actionable Information to EEG Users
    Jayanth Prathapati, Ching Chen, Kyle He
    Advisors: Dr. Scott McCrickard, Robert Beaton
  4. Second Place (tie): WalnutIQ: OO Model of Human Brain with 1 Theorized Learning Algorithm
    Quinn Liu
    Advisor: Dr. Anthony Cate
  5. Third Place: PintosGrind - Dynamic Memory Analysis on Kernels
    David Feroli, Alan Cai, Kelsey Farenholtz
    Advisors: Dr. Godmar Back

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