UNC-Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) and the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) are offering three avenues through which sponsors from both within and outside the university can conduct projects with university students. DSI and CCI will work jointly with sponsors to ensure that project, technical and academic rigor is maintained.
Senior Capstone Projects
The ICP is a program by which capstone teams of senior undergraduate students undertake projects sponsored by clients either from outside the university or from organizations within UNC Charlotte. These teams (which consist of between four and six students) are ideally suited to projects including, but not limited to, analytics, web services, design and deployment of databases, operator interface portals, etc. The projects are facilitated within the senior design class. These efforts, which are scoped to extend through the semester with a defined deliverable, require that the students: (1) follow a rigorous requirements identification process; (2) implement an agile project methodology; and (3) interact with project sponsors on an ongoing basis for the duration of the effort.
The Advanced Mobile Applications Development Lab (AMADL)
In conjunction with the graduate level advanced mobile applications class offered by Dr. Mohamed Shehab in the fall of 2016, the Data Science Initiative (DSI) will host six advanced mobile application development teams. These teams, each of which will be comprised of two graduate students with prior mobile application development experience, will be working on projects involving topics such as design and development of mobile apps, distributed data collection, applications utilizing geolocation with GPS and Bluetooth Beacon technologies, and interaction with Internet and Cloud-based services, to name a few. These efforts, which are scoped to extend through the semester and have a defined deliverable, require that the students (1) follow a rigorous requirements identification process; (2) undertake an agile project methodology; and (3) interact with their sponsors on an ongoing basis for the duration of the project.
The AMADL has eight slots for advanced mobile applications development projects for the 2016 fall semester.
The Internet of Things (IoT) Project
The IoT Project offers the opportunity to undertake technical development that focus on the emerging Internet of Things paradigm. The Internet of Things class/lab with Professor Yeremuk will cover the complete spectrum of the IoT from discrete, as well as to distribute devices and sensors to web APIs. The use of mobile device as data consumers and human machine interaction tools will also be covered in the class projects. We are seeking project ideas from sponsors who are interested in the proof of concept efforts as well as other avenues of development.