News and Events
This page will allow access to information about our various student clubs, what they are doing and other information relating to the School of Computing and Informatics. With the clubs, you can find who the current officers are, who the sponsors are, and the activities the clubs are involved with for that year. You can also access news of what is going on in the School of Computing and Informatics.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Lipscomb University School of Computing and Informatics hosted the quarterly Nashville Technology Breakfast at Spark: Lipscomb's Idea Center. Guy Barnard, Senior Vice President and CIO of Healthways, and Chris Cigarran, President of the Employer Divison of Healthways, spoke on "Till Death Do Us Part: Marrying Business and Technology In Your Organization". Business and technology leaders gathered to hear from these experts and to network within the industry. Click on picture for more.
Lipscomb University's School of Computing and Informatics had a informational booth at the Nashville Comic Con Wizard World Convention on October 18-19, 2013. Our Enrollment Management Specialist, also known as the "marketing guy" and the "office extrovert", Finn Breland, challenged Comic Con attendees in Halo. He defended the honor of the Lipscomb SCI with a record of 160-1. Click on picture for more.
Lipscomb University's School of Computing and Informatics partnered with a Google Student Ambassador to throw the 1st SCI Programming Competition. SCI students competed in teams to solve problems and win Raspberry Pi, Google headphones, and more. Click on picture for more.
Lipscomb's School of Computing and Informatics hosted eight companies from the industry at a Career Fair on October 2, 2013. SCI students got the chance to learn more about these companies and the exciting opportunities they have to offer. Click on picture for more.
Lipscomb University School of Computing and Informatics students talk to representatives from Cigna-Heallthspring and Jackson National Life Insurance Company to learn more about the computing work done by their companies and possible opportunities they offer.
On September 23rd, twenty of Lipscomb's students in the School of Computing and Informatics joined with their professors to make seventy-five different IBM servers that were out of commission work again. They installed new RAM, checked the installed hardware and hard disks, and made sure that the servers could boot. Now that the servers are up and running, they will be deployed off campus for students to use for research purposes. With each server having its own bandwidth and IP address, students will be able to access the servers from anywhere, and have very minimal latency.
On September 27th, three professors and two students in Lipscomb's School of Computing and Informatics went to the Peak 10 Data Center in Cool Springs to install the seventy-five servers that had been previously assembled. The servers will be used by the networking class as a long term project, and by students and faculty for research purposes. Click on picture for more.
The Second Annual Student Scholars Symposium was held at Lipscomb University this year. Students that have been involved in research with Lipscomb faculty are given an opportunity to present their work to fellow students and the Lipscomb faculty by means of a poster presentation or a paper presentation. The students involved in the symposium have taken excellence to an extremely high level. This year for the first time our School of Computing and Informatics participated with support from LUCID (Lipscomb University Computing & Informatics Discovery). LUCID is a prestigious and competitive research initiative that pairs faculty one-on-one with highly motivated undergraduate students. We had the privilege of having two groups.Freshman, Calvin Canada, worked with Dr. Eddy Borera on "Applying Natural Language Processing with Naive Bayes Classifier to Classify Tweets" while seniors Heidi Henline and Roxanne Spielvogel worked with Mrs. Becky Tallon and gave a paper presentation on "The Role of MVC in the Undergraduate Computing Curriculum" for which they got an outstanding presentation award. We look forward to other students from SCI working with faculty on exciting research.
One of the activities of AITP is to visit various local businesses and see their use of technolgy in their business. Thursday, February 28, a group of the AITP students visited Gibson Guitar's manufacturing plant for their custom guitars. They received a tour of the plant and students got to see the production of the guitars. They got to see how they used technology in the process for the ones are are custom made as well as information about their website. Students enjoyed the visit.
On April 2nd, Congressman Marsha Blackburn joined Lipscomb's School of Computing and Informatics for the inaugural Nashville Tech Breakfast. The NTB is a new quarterly meeting of thought leaders in the Nashville tech and business communities. Marsha spoke to the group of about 90 industry leaders about tech policy in Washington, cyber security, and workforce shortages. The event was hosted at Spark, Lipscomb's Idea Center, in Cool Springs. Gene Kim, founder and former CTO of Tripwire, will be joining us on July 17th for the second Nashville Tech Breakfast. We hope to see you there!
Recent Faculty Presentations at Conferences
Arisoa S. Randrianasolo and Larry D. Pyeatt, "An Artificial Immune
System Based on Holland's Classifier as Network Intrusion
Detection,"Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Machine
Learning and Applications ICMLA 2012, Boca Raton, Florida 2012.
Arisoa S. Randrianasolo and Larry D. Pyeatt, "Using Local Regression
in Monte-Carlo Tree Search," Proceedings of the 11th International
Conference on Machine Learning and Applications ICMLA 2012, Boca
Raton, Florida 2012.
Deloitte Mobile Challenge
Lipscomb students win top prize and $9000 in Deloitte Challenge, a mobile application development contest
Feb 23, 2013
(left to right) Marian Rushdy, Alex Batsuk, Lawrence Blank-Cook, Alexander Givant, Kumar Kolin, JR Reagan, Stuart Pounders at the inaugural Deloitte Challenge mobile app event, Saturday, February 23rd 2013 at the Music City Sheraton Hotel in Nashville Tennessee. Rushdy, Givant and Pounders were members of the 1st place team from Lipscomb University. Batsuk, Blank-Cook, Kolin, and Reagan (along with Valerie Hayes, not pictured) were judges for Deloitte.
A team of three Lipscomb students took home $9000 in prize money by winning the Deloitte Challenge, a competition in which university students are given three weeks to design, develop, and present a working mobile application that solves a particular business problem.
Team captain Alexander Givant (senior, computer science) and his two teammates Marian Rushdy (senior, electrical and computer engineering) and Stuart Pounders (junior, computer science) developed a mobile application for the Android platform allowing users to order premium coffee and lattes from the convenience of their mobile phone. Edging out teams of undergraduate and graduate students from MTSU, Belmont and Fisk, the team took home top honors and $3000 each in prize money. Also competing in the challenge from Lipscomb was a team led by captain Phillip Yates, including Christina Martin and Dylan Jones, all senior computer science students.
On January 25th student teams were given their business problem and access to a coach from Deloitte to assist them in the customer role. After the three-week development period was over, each student team submitted their applications and delivered a presentation to a team of judges from Deloitte. The results were announced at a banquet hosted by Deloitte at the Music City Sheraton Hotel on February 23, 2013.
“I am extremely proud of both of our teams; they really love what they do and it shows,” said Dr. Steve Nordstrom, Director of Undergraduate Programs for Lipscomb’s School of Computing and Informatics and the faculty sponsor for the two Lipscomb teams. “Their passion for their craft along with their enthusiasm and strong work ethic carried the day. It is very exciting to imagine how each of these students will be changing the landscape of computing in the years to come. They are ready.”
Revenge of the Nerds
The Lipscomb School of Computing and Informatics recently hosted a video game tournement called Revenge of the Nerds in Shamblin Theater. Revenge of the Nerds included fourteen teams of four battling to win prizes. Among the games played were Super Smash Bros., Halo 4, Rockband, and Mario Cart.
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