Students

Capstone Projects

Each spring I teach CS400: Computer Science Capstone, a software engineering course for graduating seniors. The students work with a real world client to build a software system in just 18 weeks. The course is an intense experience for everyone, but it is also a celebration of the students as computer scientists. The following is a list of the final project presentations from each capstone class:

  • Spring 2005: Automated Ticketing System for Campus Police [ppt]
  • Spring 2006: Merit Point Automation System (MPAS) for Residential Life [ppt]
  • Spring 2007: Nonprofit Organization Social Network (NPOnet1.0) for Stonehill's Center for Nonprofit Management [ppt]
  • Spring 2008: Nonprofit Organization Social Network (NPOnet2.0) for Stonehill's Center for Nonprofit Management [ppt]
  • Spring 2010: Smartphone Geographic Touring System (Gaido) [ppt][Alumni Magazine Article][Publicity]
  • Spring 2012: Social Network Mining and Analysis System for Boston-based Startup Company (reference unavailable due to Non-Disclosure Agreement)
  • Spring 2013: Work Study Management System for The Perkins School for the Blind [in progress]

Student Projects

I've also worked with a number of students on independent projects including:

  • Fall 2003: Lori Adams - User perception of software performance
  • Fall 2004: Kevin Green - Network performance requirements of video games
  • Fall 2004: Mike Leone - Barcode display system for smartphones (we tried to patent this, but unknown to us a patent was awarded to an inventor in August 2004)
  • Fall 2009: Dan Ellis - Gaido for iPhone - a port of Gaido (a capstone project) from the Android to the iPhone platform
  • Fall 2011: Brendan Terrio - Healthy Computer Use Data Collector - a .NET app that collects information about keyboard, mouse, and application use on Windows platforms
  • Spring 2012: Douglas Bodkin - Stretch Break - an iPhone/iPad app that reminds kids to take breaks while using the computer. Tied for second prize (out of 51 entries) in the CCSCNE 2013 student poster contest [Publicity]
  • Spring 2012: Michael Singleton - How Full is Sophia's Backpack? - an animated version of a children's book about backpack awareness and autism. Check out the animated and amazon versions.
  • Fall 2012: Douglas Bodkin - Operation Pluto - an iPhone/iPad app video game
  • Fall 2012: Peter Steiwer - Posture Guard - a Kinect/.NET app that monitors the body during computer use and notifies the user when using poor posture
  • Spring 2013: Chris Manke - Three Bakers and the Loon - an animated version of a children's book about autism and occupational therapy. Coming soon!
  • Summer 2013: Peter Steiwer - Posture Guard 2.0 - a Kinect/.NET app that monitors the head during computer use and notifies the user when using poor posture