VTURCS Undergraduate Research and Capstone Symposium

Publish Date: 04/30/2013

On Thursday, April 25, the Computer Science Department held its 11th VTURCS Spring Symposium. Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research in Computer Science (VTURCS) encourages Computer Science undergraduate students to become involved in research. This year's symposium featured 26 projects, including nine capstone projects from the CS 4284 Systems and Networking Capstone course. 

The organizers of VTURCS wish to thank all of the judges, including faculty Dr. Barbara Ryder, Dr. Denis Gracanin, and Professor Dwight Barnette, and industry representatives Jay Carver and and Ron Verbruggen (EMC), Christine Cantu (Fidelity), Dave Noller (IBM), Jacob Lloyd and Starr Green (Norfolk Southern), Chris Reidle (Cisco), Don Sanderson (Eastman), Greg Haught (Lockheed Martin), Marko Cruz (Accenture), and Erin Starnes (Qualcomm). 

All participants received a bag of CSRC items to take home.  The VTURCS organizers would like to thank Bloomberg, Cisco, DCS Corp, Deloitte, HyperGen, Intel, Qualcomm, and Vanguard for contributing items specifically for this event. 

Awards were presented in four categories (advisor in parenthesis):

Faculty Choice Awards:

  1. Carlo Del Mundo, "Toward a Performance-Portable FFT Library for Heterogenous Computing" (Dr. Wu Feng) $750 David Heilman Research Award
  2. Eeshan Shah, Ethan Holder, and Mohammed Davoodi, "CloudTwin" (Dr. Eli Tilevich) $500 David Heilman Research Award
  3. Adil Kadir, "Developing Android Game Applications that Promote Physical Activity in Adolescents" (Dr. Scott McCrickard) $250 David Heilman Research Award

Industry Choice Awards:

  1. Adil Kadir, "Developing Android Game Applications that Promote Physical Activity in Adolescents" (Dr. Scott McCrickard) $1500