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Spring 2013 School of Computing Symposium

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Friday, April 19, 2013 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM

UNF Ann and David Hicks Hall

About the Event

The School of Computing Symposium features current undergraduate and graduate students involved in course projects, thesis projects, and other types of faculty research projects. Students and faculty will share their project work via poster presentations. This event provides an opportunity to have one-on-one interaction with our students and faculty, test their products, and provide feedback on their work.


The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The symposium is free but RSVPs are required (registration is closed now).

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to corporate sponsors for supporting our students in this event. This symposium is supported by annual contributions by members of the School of Computing Advisory Board and local companies. For this semester's symposium, we would like to acknowledge the contributions from Jay Griffin from TekSystems, Jim Simak from Harris Computer, Ben MacDonald from ICS, and Dr. Dharma Acharya from CSX Transportation Inc.

Program Schedule

  • 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM - Students get ready for their poster presentation
  • 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Check-in and registration
  • 4:00 PM - Event kick off
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Attendees view posters and provide feedback
  • 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Event closing and announcement of symposium winners

During the event, each attendee will be provided with five voting stickers. Each poster will have space allotted in the table for placing voting stickers. Attendees can place voting stickers on posters they liked most. Posters that receive the highest number of stickers would be the symposium prize winners.

Event Materials

Promotional Flyer

Symposium Schedule

(Above schedule include list of poster presentations, poster layout, and driving directions).

Symposium Winners

During the event, attendees were provided with six voting stickers with instructions to place one sticker per poster. Winners of the symposium were decided based on the number of stickers received. Winners were recognized with cash prizes and certification awards. Dr. Dharma Acharya, Assistant Vice President - Operations Research at CSX Transportation, and Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy presented cash prizes and award certificate to winners of the symposium.


First Place Winner (Prize - $200)

Poster Title:

Presenters: Jonathan Huber, Adam Lankford, Chris Ly, and Micah Willard

Course: COP 4813/5819 - Internet Programming

first place winners

Second Place Winner (Prize - $150)

Poster Title: Volunteer Management System for Sulzbacher Center

Presenters: Raymond McDermott, Zachary McKee, Cuong Vo, and Geoffrey Wark

Course: CIS 4328 - Information Systems Senior Project II

second place winners

Third Place Winner (Prize - $100)

Poster Title: Twitter Data-Mining: Insight into the #ows and #anonymous communities

Presenters: James Hamilton

Course: CIS 4900 - Directed Independent Studies

third place winners

Honorable Mention Winners

Nine posters were recognized with honorable mention award for best-in-class poster presentation. Honorable mention winners received $50 cash prize and award certificate. See below of list of honorable mention award winners:

  • Poster Title: Computing with Membrane Systems
    • Presenters: Emily Albert, and Cassie Walther Course: MAD 4505/ COT 4461 - Discrete Biomathematics/ Computational Biology
  • Poster Title: Video Streaming Protocols for Mobile Computing
    • Presenters: Donald Smith Course: CNT4514C - Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
  • Poster Title: Southeast Superior Shipping Mobile Application Development
    • Presenters: Anthony Broom, Derek Daley, Andrew Karstaedt, Paul Matthews, and Cory Petersen Course: CGS 4308 - Information Processing: Requirements Identification and Specification
  • Poster Title: Virtualization and Hypervisors in Cloud Computing
    • Presenters: Jerome Carey, Thinh Le, Sean McAdams, and Daniel Sudhindaran Course: CIS 6930 - Cloud Computing
  • Poster Title: Challenges in E911 Implementations
    • Presenters: Anusha Srialluri Course: CIS5105 - System Performance and Evaluation
  • Poster Title: Membership Development and Communication Control System for Brazil-Florida Alliance
    • Presenters: Ikonija Bogojevic, Micah Forster, Mergen Orashev, Kavita Sharma Course: CIS 4328 - Information Systems Senior Project II
  • Poster Title: Baker's Helper
    • Presenters: Nehru Becirovic, Trisha Diamond, Grace Huang, and Anthony Scialo Course: COP 4813/5819 - Internet Programming
  • Poster Title: Playback: A musical Education Application
    • Presenters: Aleksey Charapko, Charles Cox, Raymond McDermott, and Girard Williams Course: CIS 4930/5930 - Music Informatics and Computing
  • Poster Title: Boat Ramps in Duval County
    • Presenters: Zach McKee Course: CIS 4850C - Introduction to Spatial Information Systems

*All symposium student presenters received a participation certificate.

Event Location and Parking

UNF Ann and David Hicks Hall

4892 First Coast Tech Parkway,

Jacksonville, FL, 32224


You can find driving instructions at the below link:

Visitors who do not have UNF Parking permits are expected to purchase $3 visitor parking permit to park their vehicle in the UNF Ann and David Hicks Hall parking lot. Parking permit can be purchased using parking ticket vending machine available near the parking lot entrance.

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