Computer Science

Fall 2018 Awards

On Design Day, the computer science capstone teams compete for four prestigious awards.

Throughout the morning, each team presents their project to a panel of judges in Engineering Building, Room 3405.

Visitors are welcome to attend.

Auto-Owners Exposition Award

CSE 498 capstone teams present their projects on Design Day in a variety of ways. Teams create and set up an exhibit where they demonstrate their projects and answer questions from Design Day attendees, which include corporate clients, families, friends, faculty, and students, along with hundreds of local middle and high school students. In addition, as part of the award competition, teams give a formal presentation to a panel of corporate judges.

The CSE capstone team with the best overall Design Day performance is honored with the Auto-Owners Exposition Award, which is sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance of Lansing, Michigan.

Team Volkswagen

VW Car-Net Demo App

Left to right: Zebin Liang, Kira Chan, Emily Brent, Cyprian Blunt, Tim Guertin

Presented by Ross Hacker of Auto-Owners

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MSUFCU Praxis Award

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 9.28.29 AMOne of the hallmarks of CSE 498 capstone projects is that of praxis, the process of putting theoretical knowledge into practice. Teams apply a wide variety of information technologies to produce solutions to complex problems in areas such as business, engineering, computing, and science.

One of the hallmarks of CSE 498 capstone projects is that of praxis, the process of putting theoretical knowledge into practice. Teams apply a wide variety of information technologies to produce solutions to complex problems in areas such as business, engineering, computing, and science.

Team Proofpoint

Improved Detonation of Evasive Malware

Left to right: Ian Murray, Ryan Gallant, Jack Mansueti, Sean Joseph, Tae Park

Presented by Ben Maxim of MSUFCU

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TechSmith Screencast Award

Each CSE 498 capstone team produces a video that describes and demonstrates their software product. Starting with a storyboard and a script, teams use Camtasia Studio to synthesize screen recordings, video, audio and other multimedia to produce their project videos.

And the TechSmith Screencast Award goes to…the CSE capstone team with the best project video. The award is sponsored by the creators of Camtasia Studio, TechSmith of Okemos, Michigan.

Team Auto-Owners

Jeffrey: Virtual Insurance Claim Advisor

Left to right: Alex Klingel, Nabiha Biviji, Michael Dickmann, Connor Stabnick Presented by David Norris of TechSmith

Presented by David Norris of TechSmith

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Urban Science Sigma Award

The CSE 498 experience represents the capstone of the educational career of each computer science major. An intense semester of teamwork produces impressive deliverables that include a formal project plan, formal presentations, software, documentation, user manuals, a video, and Design Day participation. The resulting sum, the Capstone Experience, is much greater than the parts.

The capstone team that delivers the best overall capstone experience is recognized with the Urban Science Sigma Award, which is sponsored by Urban Science of Detroit, Michigan.

Team Herman Miller

FIBRE: Fabric Identification Based Recommendation Engine

Left to right: Joe Smith, Ted Stacy, Ritwik Biswas, Josh Bhattarai, David Xuan

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Design Day Panel of Judges

  • Jason Allen – Yello, Chicago, Illinois
  • Anthony Bettencourt – Imperva, San Francisco, California
  • April Clobes – MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Ashlee DeLine – Humana, New York, New York
  • Matt Dupuis – TechSmith, Okemos, Michigan
  • Bob Dyksen – The Phoenix Group, St. Louis, Missouri
  • E.J. Dyksen – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Rich Enbody – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Mat Gangwer – Rook Security, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Adam Haas – Ford Motor Company, Gurgon, India & Dearborn, Michigan
  • Jason Joseph – Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Fred Killeen – General Motors, Detroit, Michigan
  • Elizabeth Klee – Urban Science, Detroit, Michigan
  • Terry Ledbetter – Meijer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Rob McCurdy – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Fareed Mohammed – Dow Chemical Company, Saginaw, Michigan
  • Marty Strickler – Rose Packing Company, Chicago, Illinois
  • Karen Wrobel – Fiat Chrysler, Auburn Hills, Michigan

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