Computer Science Presentations
- Marissa Madrid-Ortega
To cap off the end of the 2017 Spring semester, Computer Science students participated in several presentations both on and off campus.
On April 7th, six SU students and two faculty traveled to Fort Worth to present posters at the South Central Meeting of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), held at Texas Christian University.
- Lauren Gillespie, Class of 2019, presented a poster titled “Comparing Direct and Indirect Encodings Using Both Raw and Hand-Designed Features in Tetris,” based on SCOPE summer work with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jacob Schrum. Her poster was awarded first place in the student poster competition.
- Alex Rollins, Class of 2017, presenter a poster titled “Balancing Selection Pressures, Multiple Objectives, and Modular Networks to Form Complex Agent Behavior,” based on SCOPE summer work with Schrum. His poster was awarded second place in the student poster competition.
- Ryan Beeman, Class of 2017, presented a poster on “Improving Scheduling for a Local Non-Profit: Operations Research in Practice,” a continuation of a community-engaged learning project begun in an Operations Research course with Associate Professor of Computer Science Barbara Anthony.
- Beeman, Michael Glover, Class of 2018, and Rollins presented a poster on “Developing an Interactive Webpage to Visualize Course Connections” based on their Computer Science capstone project (along with Reid Cumbest, Alex Le, and Jeremy Rice, all Class of 2017) supervised by Anthony.
- Valerie Vacek and Shannon Wylie, both Class of 2017, presented a poster on “Improving Legacy Code: A Scavenger Hunt in Software Engineering,” also based on their Computer Science capstone project (along with Emma Kathryn Groves, Michael Patterson, and Rob Wagner, all Class of 2017) supervised by Anthony.
- Anthony presented a poster on “Finding Nash Equilibria in Doodle Polls,” based on ongoing research with Austin Moninger, Class of 2020.
Later that month on April 25th, all CS Capstone students presented their projects to the SU community. These presentations provided more in-depth coverage of the poster content that some students had previously presented at CCSC.
- “Improving Legacy Code: A Scavenger Hunt in Software Engineering” was presented by Emma Kathryn Groves, Michael Patterson, Valerie Vacek, Rob Wagner, and Shannon Wylie (all Class of 2017)
- “Developing an Interactive Webpage to Visualize Course Connections” was presented by Ryan Beeman, Reid Cumbest, Alex Le, and Jeremy Rice, and Alex Rollins of the Class of 2017, along with Michael Glover of the Class of 2018.