College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Dr. Coronado Discusses Facebook Breach on WFFT Fox 55

April 7, 2018

Dr. Coronado appeared on Fox 55 Fort Wayne to discuss the Facebook data breach.  The article and video are available through WWFT's website at the following link:  http://www.wfft.com/content/news/Facebook-data-breach-fuels-drive-to-discover-online-footprint-478697433.html

Senior Capstone Team Wins Competition at Techapalooza

March 22, 2018

Techapalooza Student Award ThumbnailA CS senior capstone team won the student presentation competition at the 9th Techapalooza sponsored by Do it Best Corp.  They competed against two teams from Ball State University and an Indiana Tech team.  A $2,000 scholarship was awarded to IPFW.  The capstone team members are Ashley Xu (Leader), Grace Mavity, Jake Norris, Sam Wickey.  Dr. Adolfo Coronado is the faculty advisor and Do it Best is the project sponsor.

Dr. Hayes receives NSF Grant

March 15, 2018

Dr. Aleshia Hayes received a grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $29,506.00 for 3/15/18-2/28/19.  The proposal title was “Student Support for the IEEE VR 2018 Doctoral Consortium”.  Dr. Hayes will travel to Reutlingen, Germany during March 17-22 to facilitate this event.

Adolfo Coronado and Michelle Parker Awarded $34,500 IN-MaC project with Hightech Signs

January 23, 2017

Dr. Adolfo S. Coronado, assistant professor of Information Systems and Michelle Parker, Clinical Assistant Professor in the CEIT Department, were awarded a $34,500 Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) project with Hightech Signs. This project will allow them to work with Hightech Signs’ implementation and testing of a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP). This project will involve the migration and testing of data from the existing system to a modern ERP, perform a gap analysis and address it accordingly, and developing business analytics tools to enhance strategic decision-making. This project includes an experiential learning component for our students. The IN-MaC program through Purdue gives Indiana manufacturing companies access to Purdue faculty expertise and matching funds ($2 for every $1 they invest in the project) for the adoption of new technologies.

Computer Science Capstone Team Project Receives IEEE Standards Education Grant

January 23, 2017

A Computer Science capstone project team of Brice Aldrich (senior, computer science), Devin Aspy (senior, computer science), and Zach Pratt (senior, computer science), was awarded an IEEE Standards Education Grant to their capstone project “Redundant Failover Seamless-IP-Stack (RFSIS).” The team was advised by Zesheng Chen, assistant professor of computer science. The project is sponsored by INdigital Telecom.

The purpose of this senior capstone project is to create an Internet Protocol Stack (i.e., IP-Stack) that supports seamless redundant failover for legacy systems and for future Internet-of-things (i.e., IoT) applications. The IP-Stack is designed to provide a quick response to failures, in order to backup systems within user-land. It will be more specifically beneficial in the telecommunications industry, where most working systems are archaic and do not provide the seamless failover technology. In this project, the team will evaluate many Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards through Request For Comments (RFCs) documents and their impact on the design and the implementation of the IP-Stack.

Dr. Licato Receives $360,000 Grant From Air Force Office of Scientific Research

March 1, 2016

Dr. John Licato, assistant professor of computer science, is a recipient of a 2016 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award for research in artificial intelligence and robotics.

His proposal, Active Formalization Through Analogico-Deductive Reasoning, was funded for $360,000 over a three-year period.

This grant not only raises the level of our engineering program, it also provides a great opportunity for the students to become involved in cutting-edge research with outstanding faculty, said Beomjin Kim, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science. Read more here.

Adolfo Coronado Receives Technical Assistance Grant from McCoy Bolt Works, Inc.

February 25, 2016

Adolfo Coronado, assistant professor of information systems, received a technical assistance agreement grant from McCoy Bolt Works, Inc.

This project will help McCoy Bolt in improving their relationship with customers by redesigning the current business processes of extracting, transforming and loading data from their electronic data interchange (EDI) for decision making.

Because the agreement has an experiential learning component, a student will be allowed to assist on the project as well.

Research by Computer Science Capstone Team Accepted for Conference Presentation

February 18, 2016

A research paper written by Anthony Garcia (senior, computer science) and Eric Migono (senior, computer science) for their senior capstone project was accepted for presentation at the Esri User Conference to be held on June 27 to July 1, 2016 in San Diego, CA.The team is advised by Adolfo S. Coronado, assistant professor of information systems.

The students research aims to develop a web application using geographical information systems to find optimal solar panel placement on any property located in the geographical area of interest.

Ten faculty members awarded summer research grants

February 10, 2016

Ten faculty members were awarded summer research grants through the Office of Sponsored Programs. The grants are for tenured and tenure-track faculty through two programs: Summer Faculty Grants and Senior Summer Faculty Grants.

Two of this years grants went to CS faculty members:

  • Zesheng Chen, assistant professor of computer science: Information Dissemination in Online Social Networks
  • John Licato, assistant professor of computer science: Advancing Developmental AI with Late Piagetian Theory

Computer Science Capstone Team Project Receives IEEE Grant

January 21, 2016

A Computer Science capstone project team of Daniel Brewer (senior, computer science), Simon Sharudin (senior, computer science), Aaron Lilley (senior, computer science), was awarded an IEEE Standards Education Grant to their capstone project for the Allen County Public Library to better serve users with disabilities. The team was advised by Zesheng Chen, assistant professor of computer science.

The project involves creating a web application for the Department of Audio Reading Service at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL). ACPL will use the application to collect information about users who have a visual or reading impairment, including individuals who are unable to read conventional printed material because of blindness, low-vision, a literacy issue, or a physical impairment that makes it difficult to hold a book or turn pages such as stroke, Parkinsons or arthritis.

The project will provide an easy access interface for users to provide demographic information and other notes such as service type and customer satisfaction. Behind the scenes, the application will allow ACPL to retrieve, store, and analyze user profiles and other survey data through Web browsers and mobile devices.

Beomjin Kim receives grant from Parkview Health System (PHS) Foundation

July 7, 2015

Beomjin Kim, professor of computer science and director of the Information Analytics and Visualization Center (IAVC), received a $20,085 grant from the Parkview Health System (PHS) Foundation. Participating investigators are Mark Pierce, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer at PHS, Dr. Tammy Toscos, Research Scientist at Parkview Research Center, and Benjamin Aeschliman, Application developer at IAVC.

The project team will develop a reporting system that integrates various forms of data scattered around different inpatient practice lines, systematically analyze procedures, and evaluate the exercised practices to enhance the quality of care delivered to patients.