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2011 June - Dean's Update

School of Computing and Software Engineering
Southern Polytechnic State University
Dean's Update June  2011

SPSU ADOPTING CMS FOR ITS WEB SITE

As many of you are aware, the SPSU web site is not the greatest in the world.  CSE has worked hard to make its web site informative and up-to-date and, by and large, I believe we have done a fair job.  However, given the importance of the web in our communications with a range of different audiences, ranging from prospective students, potential employers, alumni, current students, and so on, it is imperative that this be extended to the entire SPSU web presence.  I am therefore extremely pleased to announce that SPSU has adopted a content management system to help it keep its web presence as informative and up-to-date as possible.  We are currently working on porting our current web pages to the new system, in the process cleaning up many of our pages.  In order to see what the new web presence will look like, go to www.spsu.edu.  When you look at it, please bear in mind that we are still in the process of porting information and that the web site is far from complete.


CSE HOSTS ATLANTA CODE CAMP

On Saturday, June 25th, SPSU was the venue for the Atlanta code camp.  Code camps are free community‐focused events by and for the .NET developer community. The Atlanta Code Camp draws upon the expertise of local and regional developers, architects, and experts who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other interested individuals.  The event attracted well over 300 attendees, including some CSE students, and some 55 training sessions were given.  I want to express my appreciation to Dr Jon Preston, who worked tirelessly to bring this event to campus.


SPSU INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS HONORS CLASS VISITS WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL

On May 11, 2011, The SPSU Honors Independent Study Intelligent Robotics class, which was led by Dr CC Hung of CSE, paid a visit to  Wheeler High School to  talk about robots.  Luke Isler, Lei Wang, Sarah Pace, and Dr. Chih-Cheng Hung were hosted at Wheeler by Dr. Dawn Adams, the Wheeler Internship Director, Mr Al George, the Wheeler robotics teacher Mr. Al George.  I wanted to express my appreciation to the CSE team for their efforts to make Wheeler high school students aware of the great work that students do at SPSU.


BOBBIE USES ROBOTICS IN OUTREACH TO SANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Dr Hung is not the only faculty member who is using robotics in an outreach effort.  Dr Patrick Bobbie started a project with Sanders Elementary School in Austell to use robotics to raise the awareness on the part of elementary school students of science, technology, engineering and computing.  The project builds on the experience that Dr Bobbie has gained with similar projects both here and in Ghana.  There is more information about this project, including some pictures, athttp://cse.spsu.edu/pbobbie/NAROSS/naross.html.


JACK ZHENG AND WIFE WELCOME BABY

On June 15 th, our new professor in IT, Dr Jack Zheng, and his wife Wenyi welcomed a new baby boy, Roger.  Please join me in congratulating Jack and Wenyi.


PUBLICATIONS

The last time I reported on the research activity of CSE faculty was in January of this year.  The following is a partial list of the publications produced by CSE faculty since then.  I want to congratulate all on their achievements.  It is particularly pleasing to see that a good number of the publications involve students.

Books:

Qian, K. and  Moreau, D. “Java Web Development with NetBeans IDE”. Linus Publishing, 
ISBN:1-60797-188-7, May 2011

In addition,  Bob Harbort was Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the 48th Annual
Southeast Regional ACM Conference, Kennesaw, GA.,USA,  March 24-26, 2011.

Journal Articles

Hung, C.-C., S. Kulkarni, and B.-C. Kuo, “A New Weighted Fuzzy C-Means Clustering Algorithm for Remotely Sensed Image Classification,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 5, No. 3, June 2011.

Min, Z., R. Jin, E. Song, H. Liu, X. Wang, and C.-C. Hung, “3-D Segmentation of Lung Nodules in CT Images based on Improved Level Set Method,” Information: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol.14, No.4, pp.1411-1421, April, 2011.

Song, E., D. Huang, G. Ma, Q. Abbas, and C.-C. Hung, “Semi-Supervised Multi-Class AdaBoost by Exploiting Unlabeled Data,” Expert Systems and Applications, Vol. 38, issue 6, PP. 6720-6726, June2011.

Yao, J., Y. Zhan, Y., C.-C. Hung, X. Xie and G. Ji, “Splicing Side and Front Face Images Seamlessly by Applying Iterative Fusion Algorithm with n*n Wave-low-pass Filters,” Information: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol.14, No.2, pp.609-620, February, 2011.

Conference papers:

Chen, I.-L., B.-C. Kuo, C.-H. Li and C.-C. Hung, “Combining Ensemble Technique of Support Vector Machines with the Optimal Kernel Method for Hyperspectral Image Classification,” The 2011 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Vancouver, Canada, July  2011.

Harbort, B. "Beyond the Virtual Classroom: Online Instruction Mechanisms for Individual and Small Group Instruction" Computing Commons Collaboration Conference (C3 Conference), Atlanta, GA, April2011

Hu, H., H. Liu, L. Chen, C.-C. Hung, X. Xu and Z. Lan, “Image Segmentation of Cervical Vertebra in X-Ray Radiographs Using the Curve Fitting Strategy,” Proceedings of the 26th Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2011) – Computational Intelligence, Signal and Image Analysis (CISIA) Track, Taichung, Taiwan, March 2011.

Hung, C.-C., Ijaz H., E. Jung and B.-C. Kuo, “Optimizing the self-organizing map for patterns and image classification,” The 2011 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Vancouver, Canada, July   2011.

Hung, C.-C., E. Jung, B.-C. Kuo and Y. Zhang, “A New Weighted Fuzzy C-Means Algorithm for Hyperspectral Image Classification,” The 2011 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Vancouver, Canada, July   2011.

Lan, Y., H. Liu, E. Song, and C.-C. Hung, “A Comparative Study and Analysis on K-View Based algorithms for Image Texture Classification,” Proceedings of the 26th Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2011) – Computational Intelligence, Signal and Image Analysis (CISIA) Track, Taichung, Taiwan, March  2011.

Lo, D. “Performance-Aware Multicore Programming,” 48th Annual Southeast Conference, Kennesaw, GA,March   2011.

Lo, D., Qian, K. and Zhang, Y. “A Simple Low-Cost Portable Energy Efficient Device to Supplement Operating System Curriculum,” 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Athens, GA, USA, June 2011.

Lo, D., Qian, K. and Zhang, Y. “Teaching Operating Systems with Simple Low-Cost Portable Energy Efficient Devices,” 48th Annual Southeast Conference, Kennesaw, Georgia, March 2011.

Lo, D., Wang, A., North, S. and North, M. “A New Curriculum for Hardware-Based Network Intrusion Detection,” 48th Annual Southeast Conference, Kennesaw, GA, March 2011.

Lo, D. and Wang, L. “An Online Tutoring System with Instant Responses,” 48th Annual Southeast Conference, Kennesaw, GA, March 2011.

Morrison, BV. Clancy, M., McCartney, R., Richards, B. and Sanders, K. “Applying data structures in exams”. 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '11). Dallas, TX, March2011

Ni, L., Guzdial, M., Elliott Tew, A., Morrison, B, and Galanos, R. “Building a community to support HS CS teachers: the disciplinary commons for computing educators” 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '11), Dallas, TX, March 2011

Pournaghshband, H. "Critical Skills for Project management of Team Projects in Academia." International Conference on Learning in Higher Education, May 2011.

Pournaghshband, H. & Warren, L. "Case Study: Aligning a Waterfall Oriented Testing Organization in Iterative and Incremental Software Development Deliveries," Polytechnic Summit, Marietta, GA. June2011.

Preston, J., “Integrating K-12 and University Game Development to Improve STEM Learning,” NSF-sponsored Workshop - InspireCT – Inspiring Student Interest in Computational Thinking, Daytona Beach, FL, June, 2011.

Preston, J., Werner, J., and Barham, W., “Using a Virtual Gaming Environment in Strength of Materials: Increasing Access and Improving Learning Effectiveness” Poster presentation at the NSF Engineering Awardee Conference, Reston, VA,  March, 2011.

Preston, J. and Chastine, J., Using Mobile Technology for Media and Augmented Reality, Computing Commons Collaboration Conference (C3 Conference), Marietta, GA, February, 2011.

Tsui, F and Iriele, S. "Analysis of Software Cohesion Attribute and Test Case Development Complexity," 48th ACM Southeast Conference, Kennesaw, GA.,USA,  March 24-26, 2011.

Xu, L. and C.-C. Hung, “A Comparison on the Effectiveness of Different Similarity Measures for Image Classification,” (poster) proceedings of the 49th ACM-SE Conference, Kennesaw, GA, March 24 – 26, 2011.


AND FINALLY ...

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Han Reichgelt

Dean, School of Computing and Software Engineering

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