WITS: Wireless Internet Tutoring System ( 1st Place Winner - $500 )
FACULTY: Werner Krandick
GROUP: Nadya Belov, Dmitriy Bespalov, Daniel Lapadat, Ilya Braude, Immanuel Comer, Andrew Ragone
WEBSITE: http://gicl.cs.drexel.edu/people/ib29/wits/

We developed a system that allows wireless smartphones to be used for mathematics communication, that is, for the creation and exchange of mathematical formulas, diagrams, and text between two or more participants. The system enables two or more persons with smartphones or traditional computers to participate in a tutoring session. Each of the participants may convey textual, graphical and mathematical information to the other participants. The system also supports the addition of services that can be used to provide individual users with additional functionality. Currently, a LaTeX rendering service is available to allow users to create and share mathematical formulas in typeset quality.

 

SpamAvengers: Anti SPAM Software ( 2nd Place Winner - $250 )
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP:
James Bonaiuto, Joshua Forman, John Paul Furtak, Nik Kolev, Greg McKeever, Mario Romano
WEBSITE: N/A

In a day and age when spam e-mail solicitation is growing exponentially and Congress’ attempt to regulate the situation has been less than acceptable, something had to be done to allow end users the ability to inform spammers of their frustration with the huge volume of worthless spam they receive, and to awaken Congress to the urgent need for better legislation concerning spam e-mail. SpamAvenger is a software package that accomplishes just that. The package operates like a screen saver which when activated, extracts the hyperlinks to the web sites of spammers by reading the spam e-mail from a preconfigured folder in Outlook Express. It then joins a dynamically centralized peer-to-peer network that is used to coordinate all SpamAvenger participants in disrupting the services provided by spammers’ web servers. SpamAvenger aims to be the first software package that allows end users to participate in the fight against spam. This software package will help escalate the movement to awaken spam solicitors and Congress to society’s outrage with spam.

 

MASCII ( Honorable Mention - $125 )
FACULTY: Werner Krandick
GROUP: Jarad DeLorenzo, Michael Mathers, Brian Min, Sean Sonoda, Anthony Twardowski
WEBSITE: http://www.cs.drexel.edu/~jdeloren/

MathSCII is a tool to assist the volunteers of the MathForum in the creation of two-dimensional mathematical diagrams. Currently, most volunteers use general text editors and the typewriter character set (ASCII) to create mathematical shapes such as circles and straight lines. MathSCII dramatically speeds up the creation of such drawings while offering vector graphics as an alternative. The MathSCII user interface is reminiscent of 3D-StudioMax. In both vector- and ASCII-mode, MathSCII supports the dynamic creation of shapes such as rectangles and (anti-aliased) lines, and free-form shapes. Supported functionalities include filling of shapes and, in ASCII-mode, drawing with specified characters.

 

CIML ( Honorable Mention - $125 )
FACULTY: Werner Krandick
GROUP: Tom Burton, Jessica Krain, Bill Shipman, Glenn Sokol, Bill Sherwood
WEBSITE: N/A

CIML (Cross-platform Internet Message Logger) is an internet communications and system information logger. CIML is intended to operate as a web answering machine for instant messages and emails on an individual's desktop PC. Using CIML, a user will be able to connect to a web site hosted from their personal computer and check any instant messages and emails they have missed since they have left their physical PC.

 

WNSS
FACULTY: Werner Krandick, Vassilis Prevelakis
GROUP: Sean Crouse, Dennis McKnight, Usman Shaikh, Rob Dormer, Rai Towfique
WEBSITE: N/A

WNSS, the Wireless Network Sound System is a software that makes use of pre-existing components to transmit music, public announcements, or any sounds over a wireless stream on a network. WNSS incorporates an existing wireless network into a sound system that works like a public announcement system or simply plays music to add ambience to a location, allows remote operation of each speaker, and centralizes all controls. Furthermore, it automatically adjusts the volume of each speaker individually to fit its location and use, which eliminates the need for a person to monitor its operation.

 

SAVF Reversadex Project
FACULTY: Werner Krandick
GROUP: Matt Kircher, Jon Buehmke, Jesse Bazzel, Ashley Steigerwalt, Vincent Tuscano
WEBSITE: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~vjt22/sew/

Reversadex is an application that manages personal information list. It allows quick searching for easy contact lookups and maintains an online contact listing for remote access. Most importantly, it updates information on every contact by having the corresponding user updates their contact information for you.

 

BattleTans
FACULTY: Werner Krandick
GROUP: Jim Kelly, Tim Bieniosek, Johnson Joseph, Philip Thomas, Joseph Purayidathil
WEBSITE: http://bieniosek.com/battletans/

BattleTans is a game that allows two players to compete over a LAN to see who is first to complete a tangram puzzle. The project re-uses the open-source game "JTans" by Philippe Banwarth. However, BattleTans introduces weapons, that may be used by the players to impede the progress of their opponents. The weapons include "Wind" and "Bang Table". BattleTans also has a "Lounge," where players meet to chat and to set up matches.

 

Resubmit
FACULTY: Werner Krandick
GROUP: Mike Cahill, George Purkins, Joe Boyle, Dave Luna, JD Martin
WEBSITE: http://www.cs.drexel.edu/~jdm33/sewksp/

Submit is a piece of legacy software that enables students to turn in homeworks and projects to their professors through an MCS server. While Submit supports an important functionality and is still used in the CS-department, the system has a number of flaws. For example, the system is difficult to install, every professor who uses Submit has to have his own copy of the system, and the system has a security hole.
The new version of Submit, called ReSubmit will be radically different from the current version and will do away with the majority of the problems that currently exist in the software. ReSubmit is easier to maintain and more secure. This is accomplished by cleaning up the setuid problem and by centralizing the code so that, at any time, there is just one copy of the compiled code..

 

PDA Parking Ticket
FACULTY: Werner Krandick
GROUP: Marc Angelone, Cheuk Kwong, Van Pham, Jacky Lau
WEBSITE: http://www.cs.drexel.edu/~mja33/team10_req_doc.html

Nowadays, the Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) use a pen and a book to issue violation tickets, which is very tedious and error prone. The Parking Enforcement System (PES) is a new ticket issuing system that enables the officers to issue the ticket more efficiently. It is portable and with friendly user interface.

 

eMath: Online Tutoring System
FACULTY: Werner Krandick, Frank Lee, Ian Underwood
GROUP: Dan Nguyen, Dan Mills, Meryem Raqai-Chaoui, Michael Hurst, O. Steven Dakuginow
WEBSITE: N/A

Development of an on-line tutoring system that teaches fractions to grade school students. The system will provide a proof-of-concept for the teaching of algorithmic knowledge in general. The tutor provides a hierarchy of algorithms. The system performs systematic tests to find out which sub-algorithms are not mastered by the student. The resulting information is used to teach precisely those skills that the student is lacking.

 

Drexel Quest
FACULTY: Werner Krandick
GROUP: Savorn Thlang, John Duong, Saly Kay, Lecent Teng, Long Truong
WEBSITE: N/A

Drexel Quest (DQuest) is a client-server system with a server-side map and directions processor built behind a website front-end. The system provides customized Drexel campus maps, floor plans, and detailed directions according to the users' needs. Through the use of a GPS sensor, actual global coordinates are used to coincide with the pixels on DQuest's Drexel campus map. DQuest's caching feature enables maps of recently generated routes to load faster. The DQuest website also houses a campus map page where users can hover over buildings on the map or click on alphabetized links to reveal corresponding information. DQuest's website is compatible with many of the latest versions of various browsers such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, and Firefox on different operating systems including Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux. DQuest assumes that Javascript is enabled, but no extra plug-ins are required. With the advent of DQuest, getting lost on Drexel's campus will be a thing of the past. The DQuest team proudly invites users to "Let us take you where you want to go."

 

Remote Monitoring and Data Archival System
FACULTY: Werner Krandick, Han Ryoo, Neal Handly
GROUP: Joshua Carney, Christopher Sherman, Kathy Ann Charles, Daniel Donahue, Julius Munyantwali, Steven Thomas
WEBSITE: N/A

Monitoring Systems in ambulances work well to report on the condition of the patients as they are being transported to the hospital. Emergency medical staffs are the only individuals with access to the monitoring data as patients are being transported. They have to report manually on the status of the patient over a radio connection to the hospital. Any record of the monitoring data must be created by the emergency medical staff. The Remote Monitoring and Data Archival System monitors patients remotely from the emergency room as they are being transported, and automatically archives the monitoring data into a database. The system reads patients vitals, displays them in the ambulance, transmits them wirelessly to a server at the hospital, and displays them in the emergency room.

 

Production Control System
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Tiffany Dunston, Orest Khrapko, Yevgeniy Sokolov, Yevgeniy Rakita, Phong Lu
WEBSITE: N/A

The Change Control System utilizes a formal change request process for application development projects, system maintenance and bug fixes. The system is able to implement simple actions without any human intervention and roll back the changes when requested. The key objectives for the Change Control System (CCS) are to:

  • provide advanced notice to business areas that may be affected by changes.
  • attain sign-off from the business area prior to implementation.
  • promote a disciplined, proactive process for implementation of production changes.
  • implement simple changes automatically.
  • minimize human error automating features such as copying, replacing, deleting and archiving files.
 

3D Modeler
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: T. Fili, M Zhu, V. Rybak, O. Kerchentseva, M. Dunn
WEBSITE: N/A

We propose to develop a graphics package to create and display three dimensional object (such as spheres, cubes, triangles, cones, cylinders, text, etc.) on a three dimensional rotable canvas.

 

Tank Game
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Bryan Thompson, Angelo Lautado, David Depiano, Mouhcine Bengelloun-Zahr, Donald Gould
WEBSITE: N/A

Developing a 3D two player network based tank combat game.

 

Project Herzog Zwei Online (HZO)
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Yan Feng, Phat Huynh, Yvonne Le, Jeffrey Mai, Chun Phan, Kenneth Vong
WEBSITE: N/A

In the past years the video game sales has outsold ticket sales of movies over 1 billion dollars. With increase in sales, this sector of industry has been very appealing, and thus the introduction of Herzog Zwei Online (HZO). HZO is remake of the classic Sega Genesis game but with improvements such as 3D modeled sprites, online multiplayer capability and based on a Windows operating system. It is a real-time strategy game where the player controls a super unit which builds and commands an army. The goal is to defeat the opponent’s main base by strategically claiming territory, building an array of units and attacking. Territory is gained by conquering bases, which is a source of income and a place where more units are generated. Units range from stationary turret towers to mobile high power tanks to infantry men. All units are land based, except for the super unit who can fly. The terrain is simple, land with some impassable barriers. HZO is different from other real-time strategy games in the fact that the player is not an inanimate god figure that controls its units like a chess player does with his/her pieces. The player controls only one individual unit that commands and transports other units. This player can itself take part in the actual fighting by firing weapons on the enemy. Having this ability adds an extra component of game play, the game still requires the intelligence of strategic warfare, but also allows the fun of an old fashion shoot’em up video game.

 

Chinese Chess
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Charlie Han, Tony Siu, Mansi Shah, Yoori Choi, Jason Oranie
WEBSITE: N/A

Xiangqi, or Chinese Chess, is a popular board game played by many people around the world, especially in the East Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam. The Online Xiangqi project delivers a graphical environment to play Xiangqi either in single-player mode with a computer player or in an online two-player mode with another user over the Internet.

 

Reverse Dictionary Lookup
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Ahn, Daniel Gabrielsen, Jason Haller, Karan Jain, Cuong Luc
WEBSITE: N/A

The Reverse Dictionary provides a whole new way for people to use a traditional dictionary. By its design, traditional dictionaries only allow users to perform standard word lookups to find the definitions for a known word. However, there is no way to use a traditional dictionary to perform reverse lookups for when people need to find the word to describe a known concept or definition. It is in this situation that the Reverse Dictionary is most useful. Additional features of this program are a standard dictionary, the ability to save the search results, two educational word games, and the option to update the dictionary's word bank.

 

Tin Can Tango
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Christopher Chau, Susan Lin, Alex Shoumeikin, Michael Le, Wan Ma,and JiaQuan Ma
WEBSITE: N/A

Tin Can Tango is a fun action and entertaining third person strategy game for the Windows Platform. The look and feel of the game is similar to classic Bomberman, a popular game on the Nintendo console. Tin Can Tango can be played in single player mode against computer controlled players, or in multiplayer mode which allows up to 6 players to battle over the Internet or the Local Area Network. The goal of each player is to be the last man standing. Each player starts with an initial fixed budget, which is used to purchase and upgrade robot frames, weapons and armor. Players build their robots to attack other players’ robots during battle for the change to gain more credits for high ranked finishes. Tin Can Tango is designed for all ages and may aid in increasing strategy and management skills.

 

LEGO Simulator with Physics
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Farhad Anvari, Ming Hei Yuen, Aditya Tikku, Nir Praizner, Aleem Mohamed
WEBSITE: N/A

Lego simulator is the next generation of Lego’s. It will be as close as possible to the real life experiences. The proposed software is a simulator for the specific structures created by Lego pieces with respect to the physical laws of nature. The unique aspect of this Lego simulator is that it is based on the laws of physics. So, different forces that act upon the structure will be calculated which would lead to realistic consequences of these forces. That is, the structure will collapse if the real Lego model collapses.

 

Digital Image Protection System
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: N/A
WEBSITE: N/A

We have found that there is a void in the marketplace for an online photo gallery where photographers, jewelry designers, and other artists can post their work for prospective buyers without the risk of piracy of intellectual property. As of now, there is a multitude of online galleries that provide similar services, but none completely prevent piracy of copyrighted material. Many provide such security features as disabling right-click ability or print-screen ability. One company that implements these features is http://www.artistscope.net/. There are also companies out there, such as http://www.digimarc.com/, which can put a hidden watermark into an image that can be traced back to the creator. Still other online galleries such as http://www.womanmade.org offer no protection at all. But one thing is certain - there are ways around these technologies and there are no vendors that combine all of these features into a fully functional suite. We propose to implement a full-fledged image gallery protection system that combines all of the above technologies in a faster, more streamlined fashion. With our suit professional photographers, jewelry designers, and artists will be able to confidently post their work without fear of unauthorized use of their creations.

 

Intelligent Tutor System
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Darya Fomenko, Vera Gabidova, Judith Jhamba, Iva Sherman, Valerie Lisitsa
WEBSITE: N/A

“Intelligent Tutor System” is an online tutoring system for the new generations of computer literate kids. The system concentrates on 2 subject areas: Algebra and English Language. The “Intelligent Tutor System” is targeted for students up to the 8th grade who are struggling with Algebra or English grammar. The student model incorporated into the system provides deep analysis of the student’s progress based on the ability to solve increasingly difficult problems, amount of time user needs in comparison with the standard average time, and other factors.

 

Automatic Grading System
FACULTY: Jeff Salvage
GROUP: Pawan Maddiwar, Vinu Varghese, Paras Pate, and Chris Jones
WEBSITE: N/A

The AutoGrader2004 is an automated system designed for introductory programming classes. The system has separate web-accessible interfaces for both students and the professors. Students can login, view their grades, and continuously monitor their progress throughout the grading period, and both teachers and students are able to access the grading information. The instructor will designate a fixed set of inputs and outputs used to verify the student’s work. As part of the automation of the system, students submit their assignments electronically and each assignment is automatically compiled and tested with verified inputs/outputs. In the case of any discrepancies such as compile errors etc., the individual assignment is flagged and the professor is notified. Class statistics for each assignment are automatically generated and are viewable through the web.

designed & arranged by Alex Fridman - maintained by Toban Emmanuel ( toban@drexel.edu )