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Spring 2015 School of Computing Symposium

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Friday, April 20, 2015 from 3 PM to 6 PM

Grand Banquet Hall

UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center

About the Event

The School of Computing Symposium features course projects, thesis projects, and other types of faculty research projects carried out by undergraduate and graduate students. Students and faculty will share their work via poster presentations. This event will provide you an opportunity to have one-on-one interaction with our faculty and other computing students.


The event is open to the public. Light refreshments was served. The symposium is free but registration is required (Registration is now closed.)


Thanks to all for taking time to attend the symposium and providing comments to our student presentations. Please provide your suggestions to improve the next symposium.

Spring 2015 Symposium Feedback Survey

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.

Program Schedule

  • 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM - Students setting up their poster
  • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Check-in and registration
  • 3:00 PM - Event kickoff by CCEC Associate Dean Sherif Elfayoumy
  • 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Attendees view posters and provide feedback
  • 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Event closing and announcement of symposium winners

During the event, each attendee will be allowed to vote on six different posters. Attendees can cast a vote via smartphone using QR reader apps. QR Code Reader App should be available for free in the App store relevant to your phone. We will also have few computers at the event location for casting votes. Posters that receive the highest number of votes would be announced as the symposium prize winners.

Event Materials

Event Location and Parking

UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center

12000 Alumni Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224 - 2678


The University Center offers complimentary parking to all event attendees. You can find driving instructions at the below link:

Symposium Winners

During the event, attendees were provided with seven votes with instructions to cast one vote per poster. Winners of the symposium were decided based on the number of votes received. Winners were recognized with cash prizes and certification awards. Mr. Sam Perone, Managing Director at Merrill lynch, Anand Venkatesan, Project Manager at SGS Technologie, and Mr. Shawn Crawford, Chief Information Officer at Kemper Corporation along with Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy, CCEC Associate Dean presented cash prizes and award certificates to winners of the symposium.


First Place Winner (Prize - $200)

Poster Title: OspreysList: A Classified Ad System for University Students and Faculty

Presenters: Aaron Allen, Kirsten Bass, Xhensila Gjika, and Brandon Magaro

Course: COP 3855 - Web Access and System Design

first place winners

Second Place Winner (Prize - $150)

Poster Title: SERVO: UNF Library Study Room Reservation System

Presenters: Keith Andrews, Ashley Barr, Gian-Paul Quinones, and Roberto Reyes

Course: CIS 4328 - IS Senior Project II

second place winners

Third Place Winner (Prize - $100)

Poster Title: Roomer

Presenters: Nicholas Campanini, Roberto Reyes, and Jimmy Thai

Course: COP 4813 - Internet Programming

third place winners

Honorable Mention Winners

Ten 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 for list of honorable mention award winners:

  • Poster Title: Curb Appeal Technology: Unlock the story of your property
    • Presenters: Vartkes Maroukian, John Nelson, Michael Rodenbaugh, and John Verdi
    • Course: COP 3855 - Web Access and Systems Design
  • Poster Title: UNF UniScheduler
    • Presenters: Mojgan Kamyar, Tyler Osborn, and Michael Pepis
    • Course: CIS 4328 - IS Senior Project II
  • Poster Title: MakEat: Social Recipe-Sharing Website
    • Presenters: Christopher Pace, Christian Rodriguez, and Somalia Jamall
    • Course: CEN 4010 - Software Engineering
  • Poster Title: Goosepocalypse
    • Presenters: Brittany Dinneen, Marcus Hagans, Keith Hubbard, Megan Perry, and Spencer Southard
    • Course: COP 4813 - Internet Programming
  • Poster Title: One Word Wonder: One Mood, One Song
    • Presenters: Pasquale Caiazzo, Allen Clemons, Robert Collier, and Stefano Di Bella
    • Course: COT 4470 - Introduction to Music Informatics
  • Poster Title: Analysis of Implantable Wireless Devices and Upcoming Applications
    • Presenters: Samin Faisal, and Michael Mills
    • Course: CNT 4514C - Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
  • Poster Title: Extra Credit Games
    • Presenters: Connor Daly, Matheus Goncalves, and Isaac Newton
    • Course: CIS 2991 - Inventing Mobile Apps
  • Poster Title: InFitness
    • Presenters: Alexander Brown, Samin Faisal, Jacob Hoffman, and Michael Mills
    • Course: CGS 4308 - Information Processing: Requirements Identification and Specification
  • Poster Title: Major IAAS Cloud Providers
    • Presenters: Mahesh Kotapalli, Joseph Lepley, Ramya Mullaguru, and Neha Soni
    • Course: CEN 6086 - Cloud Computing
  • Poster Title: Interactive Sign Language Recognition and Teaching System
    • Presenters: Eric Regina, and Ching-Hua Chuan
    • Course: Research Projects

* Symposium presenters received a participation certificate.


Apart from above winners, two other posters received special recognition for the best innovative and real world application projects. The best innovative project was selected by Raymond McDermott and Mike Potts from Feature23, and the best real world application project poster was selected by Sam Perone from Merrill Lynch.

Best Innovative Project

  • Poster Title: Tabletop Campaign Management System
  • Presenters: Timothy Deal, Hoi Kwok, and Vasilina Vlasova
  • Course: COP 4813 - Internet Programming

Best Real World Application

  • Poster Title: INVENSOLVED: City Rescue Mission Inventory Management Software
  • Presenters: Caitlin Glenz, Curtis Nowak, Casey Parker, and Thomas Petrocelli
  • Course: CIS 4328 - IS Senior Project II

Participating Courses

Students and Faculty from following courses and research projects will be presenting their work at the symposium.


Course/Research Project Faculty Description of Posters
CIS 2991 - Inventing Mobile Apps for Android Phone & Tablet Dr. Kenneth E. Martin Android Apps designed and created using App Inventor
CIS 4328 - IS Senior Project II Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy Custom built software products for local non-profit organizations
COP 3855 - Web Access and Systems Design Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy An e-business company proposal and website
COP 4813 - Internet Programming Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan Interactive web-based application
COT 4470 - Introduction to Music Informatics Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan Music information analysis and retrieval systems
CEN 6086 - Cloud Computing Dr. Sanjay Ahuja Cloud computing models, techniques, and architectures
CGS 4308 - Information Processing: Requirements Identification and Specification Dr. Swapnoneel Roy Gather requirements and design solution for a novel software product idea
CNT 4514C - Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing Dr. Zornitza Prodanoff  
CEN 4010 - Software Engineering Dr. Sandeep Reddivari Design and develop a software application
Research Projects Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy Reports and findings from research studies

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