Computer Science department featured in News from Hope College
|The work of the Computer Science department students and faculty was recently featured in a News from Hope College article, highlighting the way that student projects are impacting the life of the college. This includes a diverse set of
projects which touch the lives of Hope students, faculty and staff.
The article can be found here.
Student work featured in Hope College Anchor article
Development of the FiT app was done by current seniors Tim Cooke and John Stathakis, and was supervised by Prof. Mike Jipping.
The students had a great experience working with a "real" client and developing software for the Android platform, something
new to both of them.
The survey system, named JanDY, was worked on by Nick DeJongh ('15), Mike Henley ('13) and Matt Johnson ('14). JanDY is an ongoing project and has been worked on by a many different Hope CS students, and is currently under active development by the members of the Senior Project Seminar course. This project makes use of the Google Web Toolkit, a framework for developing interactive web applications in Java.
Computer Science Department Hosts Open House at Homecoming
The Computer Science invites all alumni visiting campus for Homecoming this weekend to stop by for a cookie and some fellowship. Join other alumni and current students from the Computer Science program from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Van Zoeren Hall room 142. Department Chair Ryan McFall will give a department update and share his vision for the future at 5:15 PM. No RSVP required. Contact Mike Jipping at email@example.com with any questions.
Prof. DeJongh featured in Hope College Catalog
|Professor Matt DeJongh was recently featured in the "Hope People" portion of the 2012-13 college catalog. Click here to read the profile of Professor DeJongh!|
21st Summer Research Program Successfully Completes with 5 Projects
|The summer program for 2012 wrapped up on July 20, 2012. This was 21st year of our summer research, having started in 1992, with each year supported by the National Science Foundation. We had 13 students, working on 5 different projects. In addition, we piloted a new project in software development, modeled after the research program.|
There were four research projects, each mentored by a faculty member:
- Chuck Cusack worked with Lisa Dion from Providence College and Hope student Tim Lewis to produce various theoretical results connected to NP-completeness of graph pebbling algorithms.
- Matt DeJongh worked with three Hope students on a project entitled "Modeling Bacterial Metabolism and Genetic Regulation." This project worked toward building computer models that use genetic information about organisms to simulate and predict their behavior. Matt's research students were Andrea Houg, Josh Kammeraad, and Shinnosuke Kondo.
- Mike Jipping worked with three students from off Hope's campus to study security problems and to demonstrate how those problems occur. The goal of this project was to produce lab experiments that teach students how security problems are exploited and how to prevent such exploitations. The security issues included password cracking, denial-of-service attacks, virus attacks, SQL injection, and remote exploitations (such as buffer overflows). Acshi Haggemiller from Yale University, Matt Koster from Calvin College, and Eric Ostrowski from Grand Valley State University joined Mike on this project.
- Ryan McFall worked on a project called "Building an online survey system" with three students. This project involved continuing development, testing and deployment of a free, open source software system to administer and analyze online surveys, similar to services such as SurveyMonkey. Ryan was joined by Hope students Nick DeJongh, Michael Henley, and Matt Johnson.
Each student involved in the summer program will be presenting the results of their work at their respective institutions. Congratulations to all on a great summer!
Computer Science students present research in San Diego at ASBMB
| Hope College Computer Science students Josh Kammeraad, Nick Hazekamp and Ben Bockstege worked with Prof. Matt DeJongh on
the CytoSEED plugin for metabolic model visualization during the Summer 2012 research program. Their work was selected for
presentation at the ASBMB conference in San Diego on April 22, 2012, and won an Honorable Mention in the undergraduate student
poster competition. CytoSEED is a freely available plugin for the Cytoscape framework for complex network visualization. CytoSEED enables viewing and
manipulating the metabolic models generated by the Model SEED resource.
Computer Science students successful in International Physics Competition
| A team of three Hope College students has won a bronze medal, placing in the top half among 77 teams from around the world
participating in the 2011 University Physics Competition for undergraduate students.
The Hope team consisted of junior Andrew McCubbin, a computer science and physics major and mathematics minor from Galesburg
(far right); junior Matthew Eiles, a physics and mathematics major from Beaverton, Ore.; and senior Caitlin Taylor, a physics
major and mathematics minor from Kalamazoo. In addition to Andrew McCubbin, Matt Eiles has also been active in the Hope Computer
For more information, see the Hope College press release.
Jipping Gives Talk at Hope's Winter Happening
|Professor Mike Jipping made a presentation at Hope's Winter Happening, a series of seminars that is open to Holland's general public. Dr. Jipping's talk focused on his research on assistive technology and it's implementation on Android mobile phone platforms.|
Jipping's talk drew approximately 60 people from the Holland community.
Computer Science students publish bioinformatics software
Hope alums named Holland Small-Business Persons of the Year
Mat Nguyen and Mike Harris, who graduated from Hope College with Computer Science degrees in 2001, were recently honored by the Holland Chamber of Commerce as Small Business Persons of the Year. Nguyen and Harrison are co-owners of Worksighted, an IT support and services provider located in Holland.
Congratulations to Mat and Mike! More information is available in the Holland Sentinel story about the award.