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National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Students from the Computer Science Department represented Iona College at the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 7-9, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Asheville. The conference celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.

Group projects from Iona students that were presented at the conference included:
  • "An Application for Analyzing the Frequency of Common Words in Children’s Books to Improve Literacy Learning Outcomes," by Sean Campbell '16, Nicole Gallagher '16, Chelsea Ramsingh '16 and Brandon Gratta '16. This system assists the literacy education researchers and teachers in collecting and analyzing the data to improve the educational outcomes of the students.
  •  "On the Simplification of Quantum Key Distribution Analysis," by Walter Squires '16, Marie Kalb '16, Shane Murphy '16 and Karl Engemann '16. The students research entailed developing a front-end for the existing Quantum Key Distribution analysis algorithm, which allows users without a background in computer science to easily create new QKD protocols for testing via a graphical interface, as well as allowing for the alterations of existing protocols.