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Student Research Opportunities


I am always looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in web services and complex systems development as thesis topic. If web services or system development 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 side bar to get an idea on types of research problems I work on. 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 conducting research to improve processes and/or 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, please 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.
  •   Dishi Shrivastava - investigating influence of social presence and user experience on gender sensitivized websites. She proposed her thesis on April 2016.
  •   Doaa H. Gamal - developing a dynamic topical approach for identifying social network influencers. She proposed her thesis on May 2016.
  •   Hibah A. Khalil - examining whether perceived risk moderates the relationships among website quality and initial/continued purchase intention and whether perception of initial/continued purchase intention influences e-loyalty in an online shopping context. She proposed her thesis on May 2016.
  •   Iman ElShaar - developing and validating an ontology for assisting social workers working with victims of domestic violence.
  •   Jacob Koza - working on dynamically adapting Google Analytics reporting data for user interface design modifications with particular focus on time variant data.
  •   Joshua Joiner - developing a toolset using GATE text mining software to annotate human rights reports relased by U.S State department using CIRI coding guide.
  •   Lucas Coffey - investigating ways to detect fatigue in vehicle drivers using brainwave sensing technology (EEG sensors) such as NeuroSky MindWave headset.
  •   Mareh F. Al-Sammarraie - empirically investigating the influence of collaboration between experts and novices as well as use of a collaborative web search tool (SearchTeam) on novice’s query behavior. She proposed her thesis on November 2016.
  •   Nagalohitha Tata - investigating effects of e-learning and mobile apps of course management systems.
  •   Geoffrey Wark - investigating effects of information literacy on information technology adoption.


Undergraduate Honor Capstone Project Student

  •   Elizabeth Moreno - The goal of the project is 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 is working on this project in collaboration with feature[23], a Jacksonville-based software engineering firm.

Graduates

M.S Thesis Chair

  1. 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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  2. Doaa H. Gamal (Spring 2017). ASocial Networks Influence Analysis. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Britto Arockiasamy (Fall 2014). Trustworthiness of web services. M.S. in Computing and Information Sciences, University of North Florida.
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  6. 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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  7. 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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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