At Allegheny College, Computer Science students are engaged in a wide range of research endeavors. One group is building, programming, and testing an autonomous aircraft---the "Flying Gator"---for exploring concurrency and its role in robotic control. A second group developed tools leveraging low-cost, open source 3D printing technologies to support blind students in the classroom. In both cases, their efforts spanned that which is fundamental (eg. the structure of data and algorithmic performance) to that which is human-centered (eg. maintainability and usability). This talk will provide an overview of these students' work and where it leads next.
Bio: Matt Jadud is currently an assistant professor of computer science at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.