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Spring 2016 School of Computing Symposium

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Friday, April 22, 2016 from 3 PM to 6:30 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 is served. The symposium is free but registration is required (Registration for this event 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 2016 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. You can find list of advisory board members at CAB.

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
  • 3:00 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 allowed to invest 100 UNF e-Dollars on poster of their interests. Attendees can cast an investment 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 100 UNF e-Dollars with instructions to invest in a range of 5 to 20 dollars on posters that are award worthy. Winners of the symposium were decided based on the investment amounts received. Winners were recognized with cash prizes and certification awards. School of Computing Advisory Board members along with Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy, School of Computing Director presented cash prizes and award certificates to winners of the symposium.


First Place Winner (Prize - $200)

Poster Title: Meatpocalypse

Presenters: Kevin Chesser, Jonathan Frias, Robert Harding, Nicholas Hecht, and Justin Wilson

Course: CEN 4010 - Software Engineering

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Second Place Winner (Prize - $150)

Poster Title: Waste Not Want Not & GreenGold

Presenters: Adam Dew, Tyson Warner, and Anastasia Werkowski

Course: CIS 4328 - IS Senior Project II

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Third Place Winner (Prize - $100)

Poster Title: Pet Adoption Site

Presenters: Matthew Carmody, Frank Egboh, Nicholas Jones, Laurenz Reiben Aiyejamin Lucero, Oniel Martin, and Jaegeun Sim

Course: CEN 4010 - Software Engineering

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Honorable Mention Winners

Eight 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: Northwest Behavioral Health Services Patient Case Tracker
    • Presenters: Kirsten Bass, Pasquale Caiazzo, Soichiro Hirata, and Kaleb Labarrie
    • Course: CIS 4328 - IS Senior Project II
  • Poster Title: An Overview into CMS
    • Presenters: Mahesh Kotapalli, and Subrahmanyam Pavan Mudundi
    • Course: CEN 6036 - Web Engineering
  • Poster Title: SymApp: Organizing and Cataloging Symposium Projects One Group at a Time
    • Presenters: William Hackney, Robert Lowstetter, Avinash Namilla, and Darin Stockman
    • Course: CEN 6017 - Engineering of Software II
  • Poster Title: The Internet of Things
    • Presenters: Brian Sharp and Spencer Southard
    • Course: CIS 6302 - Distributed and Internet Systems
  • Poster Title: Affordable Solutions to Custom AI Robot: CustomRobo
    • Presenters: Tyler Diminick, Michael Dorman, Travis King, Jesus Madrigal, Logan McManus, and Nicholas Pickering
    • Course: Research Projects
  • Poster Title: Mist Games
    • Presenters: Hame Britto, Bailey Dickens, Shaneice Lord, and Tiffany Nguyen
    • Course: COP 3855 - Web Systems Development
  • Poster Title: Parkr
    • Presenters: Arvin Chavez, James Campbell, Zachary Manner, Charles Sylvester, and Ismael Texidor-Rodriguez
    • Course: CEN 4010 - Software Engineering
  • Poster Title: Autonomous Vehicles
    • Presenters: Aaron Allen, Andrew Hall, Jennifer Macklin, Kevin McKiernan, Jonathan Phillipps, and Terrance Santilli
    • Course: CIS 3253 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing

* Symposium presenters received a participation certificate.


Apart from above winners, three other posters received special recognition for the best innovative, investor, and real world application projects. The best investor project was selected by Billy Meadow from LocatorX, best innovative project was selected by Tom Wissnik from Lockheed Martin (retired), and the best real world application project poster was selected by Steven Musick from Greenshades.

Best Innovative Project

  • Poster Title: SwoopFlex Mobile Application
  • Presenters: Eldin Ikanovic, Jacob Koza, and Richard Lentz
  • Course: CEN 6017 - Engineering of Software II

Best Investor

  • Poster Title: The Role of Quality of a Website in Consumer Perception and e-Loyalty
  • Presenters: Hibah Khalil
  • Course: Research Projects

Best Real World Application

  • Poster Title: Incident Reports Tracking System for Daniel Kids
  • Presenters: Timothy Allen, Gina Chin Fatt, Matias Ellera, and Stephen Jones
  • 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
CEN 6036 - Web Engineering Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy Case study analysis of open source system architecture
CIS 4328 - IS Senior Project II & CIS 4594 - Mobile Capstone II Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy Custom built software products for local non-profit organizations
COP 3855 - Web Systems Development Mr. Edwin Harris An e-business company proposal and website
CIS 6302 - Distributed and Internet Systems Dr. Sanjay Ahuja  
CIS 3253 - Legal and Ethics Issues in Computing Mr. James Littleton Overview of an ethical issues relevant to computing field
CEN 4010 - Software Engineering Dr. Douglas Leas Analysis and Design of custom built software products
CEN 6017 - Engineering of Software II Dr. Sandeep Reddivari Custom built software products for real world clients
Research Projects Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan Reports and findings from research studies

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