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SU Students Present at 2014 CS Conference

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    Amir Hessabi, "Motion Controlled Motors Using Kinect"
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    Rebecca Wilson, “An Open Source Voting Machine”
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    Paris Nelson, "There and Back Again, A Genetic Algorithm Approach to the TSP"
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    Rob Campbell, Garhett Bonneaux, Alex Hicks, "Code Quest"

Students and faculty members in Computer Science attended the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, South Central Region conference in Austin April 11-12, 2014.

  •  Barbara Anthony, assistant professor of computer science, presented a paper on “Offering an Undergraduate Colloquium,’” which is published in the April 2014 Journal for Computing Sciences in Colleges.
  • Sophomore computer science major Amir Ardjomand Hessabi presented a poster and demonstrated the abilities of a robot named “Bones” that he built for a King Creativity project with Walt Potter, professor of mathematics and computer science. Hessabi’s poster was awarded second place in the poster competition.
  • Four students in the computer science capstone − seniors Garhett BonneauxRob CampbellAlex Hicks and Paris Nelson − presented a poster about their software engineering project, CodeQuest, which was supervised by Rick Denman, professor of mathematics and computer science. Nelson also presented a poster titled “There and Back Again: A Genetic Algorithms Approach to the TSP,” which was based on his independent study work with Barbara Anthony. Nelson’s poster was awarded fifth place in the poster competition.
  • Junior computer science major Rebecca Wilson presented a poster titled “An Open Source Voting Machine” that resulted from her King Creativity project with political science major Elizabeth Bell and physics major Eric Oden. The project was supervised by Steve Alexander, professor of physics.
  • Barbara Boucher Owens, an emeritus faculty member who founded the conference in 1990, also attended the 25th conference.