Student Research Awards
IT Graduate and Undergraduate Students Win Best Paper Award at SE DSI 2017
Kennitha Cochrum and Tiffany Carpenter were presenters at the 2017 SE SDI Conference.
The paper titled “Predicting IMDB Score: An Application of Decision Trees” by Geanna Torres, Kennitha Cochrum, Jonathan Covington and Tiffany Carpenter took first place in the undergraduate student paper award competition at the 2017 meeting of Southeast Decision Sciences Institute (SE DSI). The 47th annual conference was held in Charleston, SC on February 22 – 24, 2017. Kennitha Cochrum and Tiffany Carpenter were the presenters at the conference. Geanna, Kennitha, Jonathan and Tiffany are all seniors in the BS in Information Technology program at Georgia Southern University.
Sushmita Khan took first place in the graduate student paper award competition.
The paper titled “Grouping Students According to IT-Related Ethical Behavior: An Application of the Clustering Algorithm” by Sushmita Khan took first place in the graduate student paper award competition. Sushmita is in her second semester in the MS in Applied Engineering in the IT track.
SE DSI is a regional subdivision of the Decision Sciences Institute, a professional organization of academicians and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society.
All students started the project in their data mining course in the IT program last semester and were mentored by their faculty advisor, Dr. Cheryl Aasheim, Professor of Information Technology.
IT Students Win Undergraduate Student Best Paper Award for Southeast Decision Sciences Conference
Congratulations to Information Technology students Jordan Bacon, Chris Bergin, Michael Canter and Matthew DeAngelis for winning the Best Paper Award in the Undergraduate Student Research track at the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute conference held in Savannah on February 25 – 27th, 2015.
Under the direction of Dr. Cheryl Aasheim, these students authored a paper titled Analysis of Georgia Southern University Student College Football Attendance that utilized data mining techniques to analyze factors that affect football attendance at Georgia Southern University. The students presented their paper at the conference on February 26, 2015.
SEDSI Award Winners: Jordan Bacon, Matthew DeAngelis, Michael Canter and Christopher Bergin
The research was an extension of a semester long project the students completed in their data mining course that is part of the Information Management specialization within the BS in Information Technology program.
Last updated: 3/1/2017