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Student Research Opportunities


I am always looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in data science, web services, and complex systems development as thesis topic. If listed topics does not interest you, I would be willing to work with you on a research topic of your interest as long as it is within realm of information systems.

Read research projects listed on the sidebar to get an idea on types of research problems that interests me. I strongly suggest reading listed articles to get familiarized with the problem. Please note that I do not have any funds to provide research assistantships.

I occasionally have suitable implementation projects from local community partners. Please note that these are not capstone projects. These projects would involve researching to improve processes and technologies relevant to the community partner organization.

If you are interested in working with me, send an email to schedule an appointment. During your first meeting, be prepared to discuss about your research interests and why you are passionate about it.

Student Supervision

Current Master Thesis Students

  •   Chris LaValley - developing and validating a conceptual model to explain influence of website design elements on trustworthiness. Passed Defense
  •   Jacob Koza - working on dynamically adapting Google Analytics reporting data for user interface design modifications with particular focus on time variant data. Passed Defense
  •   Adetunji Olunuga - profiling information security research articles published in leading computing digital libraries such as ACM, AIS, IEEE, Springer, and ScienceDirect. Passed Prospectus


Undergraduate Honor Capstone Project Student

  •   Uche Onyibe - The goal of the project is to design and develop a text mining application to mine non-profit organizations (NPO) annual reports. The mined data will provide us insights into the NPOs decision-making process; what affects those decisions such as technology, finances, etc.; impacts produced by the NPOs; and much more.

Undergraduates

Undergraduate Honor Capstone Project Supervision

  •   Elizabeth Moreno - The goal of the project was to design and develop a dashboard application for Beaver Street Fisheries to optimize inventory in supply chain management such that peak revenue is reached. She worked on this project in collaboration with feature[23], a Jacksonville-based software engineering firm.

Graduates

M.S Thesis Chair

  1. Joshua M. Joiner (Spring 2018). Automating CIRI Ratings of Human Rights Reports Using Gate. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  2. Lucas Coffey (Spring 2018). Assessing Ratio-based Fatigue Indexes using a Single Channel EEG. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  3. Dishi Shrivastava (Fall 2017). The Impact of Social Presence and User Experience on Gender Sensitive E-Tail Websites. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  4. Mareh F. Al-Sammarraie (Summer 2017). An Empirical Investigation of Collaborative Web Search Tool on Novice's Query Behavior. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  5. Hibah A. Khalil (Spring 2017). The Role of the Quality of a Website in Consumer Perception. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  6. Doaa H. Gamal (Spring 2017). A Social Networks Influence Analysis. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  7. William R. Carle II (Spring 2016). Active Analytics: Adapting Web Pages Automatically Based on Analytics Data. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  8. Mwaka Mahanga (Spring 2015). Unknown Exception Handling Tool Using Humans as Agents. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  9. Britto Arockiasamy (Fall 2014). Trustworthiness of web services. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  10. Chirag N. Rana (Spring 2014). Enabling One-Phase Commit (1PC) Protocol for Web Service Atomic Transaction (WS-AT). M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  11. Enrique Caliz (Spring 2010). Analysis of WS-CDL Specifications using Colored Petri Nets. M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.

 

M.S Thesis Committee Member

  1. Larry D. Snedden (Fall 2017). Improving Search Ranking Using a Composite Scoring Approach. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  2. Jason Frier (Spring 2017). Genetic Algorithms as a Viable Method of Obtaining Branch Coverage. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  3. Chanchal Khatwani (Spring 2017). Security Analysis of ECC Based Protocols. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  4. Priyanka Dhoopa Harish (Fall 2015). Towards Designing Energy-Efficient Secured Hashes. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  5. Neha Vilas Soni (Summer 2015). An Empirical Performance Analysis of IaaS Clouds with Cloudstone Web 2.0 Benchmarking Tool. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  6. Jeffrey B. Gouge (Summer 2015). A Targeted Denial of Service (DOS) Attack on Data Caching Networks. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  7. Jaime Kaufman (Fall 2014). A Hybrid Approach to Music Recommendation: Exploiting Collaborative Music Tags and Acoustic Features. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  8. Lucas M. Downard (Spring 2013). The Effect Overall Density Plays On Performance and Preference in a Windowed Environment. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  9. Jim Littleton (Spring 2012). ColorDots: An Intersection Analysis Resistant Graphical Password Scheme for the Prevention of Shoulder-surfing Attack. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  10. Pavan Kumar Potti (Spring 2011). On The Design Web Services: SOAP vs. REST. M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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