Overview

CCI’s Senior Project is part of a multi-term capstone experience involving in-depth study and application of computing and informatics. Students work in teams to develop a significant product requiring use of a development process that includes planning, specification, design, implementation, evaluation, and documentation. Projects are often conceived by external stakeholders who guide the requirements process and ultimately use the resulting application. Groups may be interdisciplinary with students from varied departments within the College of Engineering and the Digital Media Program.

Projects are judged in a multi-level competition on originality, compliance with software engineering principles, completion, and their successful deployment.

CCI’s 2020–2021 Senior Project Showcase is pleased to announce the top teams. Winners will be announced after the final competition on May 25th, 2021.

The top 3 projects in the following categories will also be recognized: corporate-sponsored, entrepreneurial, humanitarian, games, security and research.

Project Inception

Project ideas are ilicited from industry, academia, and from the students themselves.

Project Planning

Students develop plans after gathering requirements and/or building prototypes.

Design

Requirements are converted into comprehensive designs at many levels of detail.

Implementation

Designs are materialized into functional products via a series of iterations.

Testing

Formal testing is carried out using tools like unit-testing.

Deployment

Final products are delivered to the stakeholders for deployment.

2020–2021 First Place Teams

CCI’s 2020–2021 Senior Project Showcase is pleased to announce the top teams.
The virtual final competition took place on May 25th, 2021.

The top 3 projects in the following categories will also be recognized: corporate-sponsored, entrepreneurial, humanitarian, games, security and research.

Gaming Category

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Dayfarers

The Non-Linear Time-Traveling Role-Playing-Game!

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Security Category

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DRAGOWND

The purpose of this project was to conduct an external penetration test and vulnerability assessment of IoT devices that are discoverable on Drexel University’s network. We also created a reconnaissance tool for daily monitoring of open common and IoT-related ports on large networks.

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Entrepreneurial Category

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Dulcimer Live

Dulcimer Live is a festival website creation platform, allowing users to create robust websites for their events to that enable ticket sales, live streaming, and video hosting out of the box.

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Humanitarian Category

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CHOP IPC

Implement an app that visualizes and centralizes siloed information into single app which helps physicians quickly make informed and important decisions which helps protect themselves and their patients.

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Research Category

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Look, Don't Tweet

An investigation into representation learning for natural language and social media as an initial step towards modeling social dynamics and combating social issues online.

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Corporation Category

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Versa

Marketplace platform to enable creative, in-person freelancing gigs.

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Our Judges

Each year CCI’s Senior Project competition is assessed by a panel of external judges selected from local industry. Often the judges have a strong tie to Drexel's Computer of Computing and Informatics.

Mike Stratiti

Principal Software Engineer at Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Jim Thompson

Chief Engineer & VP Technology Strategy

Ori Damary

Engineering Manager at Compass

Jedi (Jedidiah) Weller

Jedi is CEO & Head of Innovation at OpenForge

Jeff Segall

Software Engineer and Head of Ad Operations at Red-Spark

Libu Chacko

Drexel University (‘05) and an MBA from UMASS Amherst

Tom Burdak

Software Engineer at Microsoft


John Cunningham

IT professional for the past 35 years

Colin Kerr

Engineer at Bentley Systems

Allan Frank

President of Think New Visions


Paul Ritchey

Government lead within the C5ISR Center

Frank Jacquette

President of Think New Visions

Dave Voyles

Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

AJ Schmalz

Founder and CEO of QuantumGames

Kurt Wheeler

Engineering team lead at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Amanda Clark

Program Manager at NELSON Worldwide

Samantha Bewley

Development Manager at eMoney Advisor

Angela Harris

Operations Program Manager at Microsoft

Florina Handel

Director of Partnerships at Ciright

Jerrold Randall

CEO and Founder of Enyverse

Brian Stehman

Senior Sales Engineer with TriState HVAC