One of the largest projects a Computer Science & Engineering Student will do is the Senior Project. This is typically completed during J-term of the student’s senior year. This year, the Computer Science & Engineering department had 3 students who were able to publicly present their work.
Caitlin’s project was a continuation of a project begun in January 2011 during the Mobile Application Development class. She worked with Steven Barnett on an iPhone app to be developed for Taylor University. Caitlin’s biggest challenge was determining what to include and how to prioritize the development of different features.
Currently, the app has these features:
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In the future, Caitlin would like to add some additional features and improves some of the current ones. She would like to have a different display format for viewing calendar events, and to include a search function for the app.
Mason’s project was a natural follow up to his internship at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he developed a craniomaxilliofacial registration tookit for the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. His project for January was a joint effort with the Exercise Science program to increase the resolution of panoramic images of the Vastulus Lateralis muscle. Mason’s biggest challenge was finding tools to use and learning how to use them.
Some of the tools he explored:
|Photoshop||The native DCIOM viewer was helpful, but the Photomerge algorithm was incapable of making a panorama from individual pictures|
|Matlab||Using a trial of the Image Processing Toolbox, he was able to create a script that moved images into place with proper rotation.|
In the future, he is hoping that the Computer Vision class will continue improving his project.
John developed a Front end for gravity independent ergometer in the form of a leg press machine. This project was also developed in conjunction with the Exercise Science department. His program gathered data from sensors on the leg machine and from other sources. This data was then stored in a database. His program provides:
- Easy to use GUI for controlling data gathering
- Meaningful displya of data in GUI
- Allow different users to gather data
- Allows different users to store their own data
In the future, John would like to polish the GUI, have more powerful save options, and have charts and graphs for displaying data.