Friday, April 4th, 2008

4:30 PM
Registration Opens
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Posters and Reception
  1. Cognitive Radio: Reliable Peer-to-Peer Exchange of Spectral Measurement in Reconfigurable Networks
    Frank Agyei-Ntim, Kimberly Newman (University of Denver)

  2. Using Provenance to Streamline Data Exploration
    Erik W. Anderson, Steven P. Callahan, Jason Callahan, Lorena Carlo, David A. Koop, Emanuele Santos, Carlos E. Scheidegger, Huy T. Vo, Juliana Freire, Claudio T. Silva (University of Utah)

  3. Performance and Scalability Analysis of Bidomain Solver using PETSc
    Scott Busch (University of Colorado at Boulder)

  4. Formal Design and Validation Applied to a Digital VLSI Slot Machine
    Christopher Condrat, Heather Malko (University of Utah)

  5. The Curse of Mobility on Economic Incentives in Mobile Computing?
    Arta Doci (Colorado School of Mines)

  6. DFAVis: A Visual Debugger
    Kiley Graim (Colorado State University )

  7. Parallel Find for Distributed and Network File Systems
    Keith Hellman, David Bloomquist, Roman Tankelevich (Colorado School of Mines)

  8. Colorado Care Tablet: Designing a Personal Health Record for Older Adults
    Jane Meyers, Katie A. Siek, Steve E. Ross, Leah H. Haverhals (University of Colorado)

  9. A Visualization and Analysis Tool for Wireless and Wired Simulations: iNSpect
    Jeremy Norman, Chris Walsh, Kurt Strovink (Colorado School of Mines)

  10. Avalon: Facilitating the Use of the Internet for Older Adults
    Vivian Phinney, Steven Carroll, Leonid Meltrager, Katie Siek (University of Colorado at Boulder)

  11. A Comparison of Automated Multi-Agent Vehicular Traffic Controllers
    Crystal Redman (Colorado State University)

  12. Harnessing Algorithm Bias in Classical Planning
    Mark Roberts, Adele Howe (Colorado State University)

  13. Wireless Sensor Network Infrastructure Project at the University of Denver
    Nikolay Semenov, Kimberly Newman (University of Denver)

  14. Open Source Database Evaluation for ILC Student Project
    Kari Tornow (University of Denver - Women's College)

  15. Linguistic Features of Conflict and Support Mentions in Scientific Papers
    Elizabeth K. White (University of Colorado at Boulder)

  16. Resource Allocation in Massive Multiplayer Online Gaming
    Kody Willmam, Christopher Klumph (Colorado State University)

  17. An Energy-Aware Relay Selection Scheme for ALLIANCES
    Xinhua Yang (Colorado School of Mines)
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Opening Remarks
6:45 PM Dinner
7:30 PM What is GHC? - Tracy Camp
7:45pm Industry Keynote - Helen Greiner, iRobot Co-Founder 
Forming iRobot

Helen Greiner had a fascination with the sciences from an early age. At 11 she was transfixed by Star Wars' R2D2 - igniting a lifelong spark of passion for the robot industry. Since then, Helen and the company she co-founded have made an indelible mark in how dull, dirty and dangerous tasks are undertaken.

With robots now protecting troops and cleaning homes, it is a time of incredible growth and innovation in the robot industry. iRobot Co-founder and Chairman Helen Greiner knows well the inherent challenge in creating a new market. Helen has been instrumental in growing iRobot Corp. from a small MIT spin-off to a leading developer of robots. The company is credited for creating the commercial robot category - helping drive the adoption of robots into every home,
office and squadron. Helen Greiner will detail how she got started on
the exciting journey to co-founding iRobot, the extraordinary lessons
learned along the way, and thoughts about the road ahead.
8:45 PM - 9:30PM Birds of a Feather (BoFs)

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Academic Keynote - Violet R. Syrotiuk, Arizona State University
Multi-Hop Wireless Networks: A Perspective

About 40 years ago, packet switching proved itself as a viable alternative to circuit switching as an approach to moving data through a network of links and switches. This idea was pushed further in mobile ad hoc networks, where the wireless nodes self-organize without any centralized infrastructure or control. Research on these multi-hop networks has now evolved in many directions and includes architectures such as wireless sensor networks, wireless mesh networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, disruption tolerant networks, and the integration of ad hoc and cellular networks. This talk starts at the beginning of mobile ad hoc networks, the DARPA PR and SURAN programs, and brings us to present day descendants, highlighting open research problems along the way.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Panel: Career Options - What does a Ph.D. get you?
Moderator: Violet Syrotiuk (Arizona State University)

  • Violet Syrotiuk, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Arizona State University
  • Natasha Flyer, Ph.D.
    Staff Scientist
    National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Michelle Kuester, Ph.D.
    Senior Optical Engineer
    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Cecily Heiner
    Ph.D. Student
    University of Utah
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Track I: Papers & Lightning Talks
Session Chair: Kim Newman (University of Denver)
  • An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Operational Aviation Turbulence Prediction 
    Jennifer Abenethy, Robert Sharman, Elizabeth Bradley (University of Colorado at Boulder) (Paper)
  • Dynamics-Informed Data Assimilation in a Qualitative Fluids Model
    Natalie Ross, Elizabeth Bradley, Jean Hertzberg (University of Colorado at Boulder) (Paper)
  • CACTUS - Context Aware Caching Technique Used for Real-Time Health Monitoring Systems
    Aarti Munjal, Aravind Krishna Kalavagattu (Colorado School of Mines) (Paper)
  • On-Line Photo Sharing in Times of Disaster: Going from Study to Design
    Sophia Liu, Leysia Palen, Jeannette Sutton, Amanda L. Hughes, Sarah Vieweg (ConnectivIT Lab and the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado) (Lightning Talk)
  • Crisis Web Portal: Creating a Picture of On-Line Disaster Activity
    Amanda L. Hughes, Leysia Palen (University of Colorado at Boulder) (Lightning Talk)
  • Creativity and Programming
    Rhonda Dove (Otero Junior College) (Lightning Talk)
  • What is NCWIT? - the National Center for Women & Information Technology 
    Jenny Slade, Lucy Sanders (NCWIT) (Lightning Talk)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Track II: Papers & Lightning Talks
Session Chair: Carolyn Bartley (United States Air Force Academy)
  • 3DGeoboard: Designing a Tangible Computing Interface for Educational Spaces
    Kate Starbird, Jim Arnow, Yingdan Huang (University of Colorado at Boulder) (Paper)
  • Towards a Virtual Teaching Assistant to Answer Questions Asked by Students in Introductory Computer Science
    Cecily Heiner (University of Utah) (Paper)
  • Memory Analysis and Tuning of Composed Linear Algebra Kernels
    Ian Karlin (University of Colorado at Boulder) (Paper)
  • Computational Textiles and the Democratization of Ubiquitous Computing
    Leah Buechley (University of Colorado at Boulder) (Lightning Talk)
  • Healthy Video Games
    Camille Dodson (NetDevil) (Lightning Talk)
  • Engaging and Energizing Through Hands-On Experience
    Ilze Zigurs (University of Nebraska at Omaha) (Lightning Talk)
  • Colorado Coalition for Gender & IT:  Lightning Talk
    Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Mary Ann Roe (Colorado Coalition for Gender & IT & University of Colorado at Boulder) (Lightning Talk)
1:00 PM Lunch & Career Fair
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Panel: Professional Advancement - How do I get what I want?
Moderator: Tina Kouri (Colorado School of Mines)

  • Randy Guthrie, Ph.D.
    Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist (US)
    Desert / Mountain Region
  • Debra K. Lasich, Executive Director
    Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM) Program
    Colorado School of Mines
  • Tatiana Goss
  • Lori Meiskey
    Software Engineer
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Wrap Up