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A Multidisciplinary Project: Deploying Edge Computing to Augment Endpoint Functionality

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Multidisciplinary Engineering Experiences

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Multidisciplinary Engineering

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17

DOI

10.18260/1-2--34021

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https://strategy.asee.org/34021

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132

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Ciprian Popoviciu East Carolina University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-2084-2240

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Dr. Ciprian Popoviciu has over 22 years of experience working in various technical and leadership roles in the IT industry. He founded and led Nephos6, the first company to enable OpenStack for IPv6 and deployit in production. Prior to starting Nephos6 he managed the architecture team of Cisco’s Engineering Infrastructure Services organization where he defined the strategy and led the execution of the internal DC consolidation and transition to cloud. For the past 17 years Ciprian worked on the strategy, architecture, implementation and validation of IPv6 adoption by large service providers and enterprises worldwide. Ciprian worked with various governments on defining national level and agency level IPv6 strategies and standards. He also worked with product and test teams on specific IPv6 features and roadmaps towards IPv6 readiness. Ciprian authored two IPv6 books: “Deploying IPv6 Networks” and “Global IPv6 Strategies”. He co-authored 5 IPv6 related IETF RFCs and multiple IPv6 related patents. Ciprian is an IPv6 Forum Fellow, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences and he is an active contributor to various technology and scientific publications. Dr. Popoviciu is currently a professor of Technology Systems at East Carolina University.

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Philip J. Lunsford II East Carolina University

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Phil Lunsford received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer and is currently an Associate Professor at East Carolina University. His research interests include cyber security, telemedicine applications, network performance, and the cross-discipline application of technologies.

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John Pickard East Carolina University

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Dr. Pickard is an Associate Professor at East Carolina University in the College of Engineering and Technology. He teaches undergraduate and graduate Information and Computer Technology (ICT) courses within the Department of Technology Systems. Dr. Pickard plays an active role in building positive and sustainable industry relationship between the college, local businesses, and industry partners.
Current industry recognized certifications include; Cisco Certified Network Professional, Microsoft Certificated Professional, EMC Information Storage and Management, IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer (Gold), IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer (Gold), and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor.
Dr. Pickard received his Ph.D. in Technology Management at Indiana State University. He also holds an MBA from Wayland Baptist University and a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University.
Research interests include: IPv6, IPv6 adoption, wireless sensor networks, and industry-academia partnerships.

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Colby Lee Sawyer East Carolina University

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Current Computer Science BS Student at East Carolina Unversity

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Dale Drummond East Carolina University

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Dale Drummond is a Graduate Student at East Carolina University in the College of Engineering and Technology. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Network Technology with a concentration in Network Management.
Mr. Drummond is currently Team Lead/Sr. Network Management Engineer at MCNC, the company which operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN).
Research interests include IPv6, IPv6 adoption, Application Performance Monitoring, DevOps, and Network Operations Optimization.

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Zachary Ryan Zynda East Carolina University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-5767-0350

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Eastern Carolina University | College of Engineering & Technology
Industrial Technology BS | Industrial Technology Management Minor

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Spencer Lee

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Sean Wear

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Abstract

The seamless integration of additional endpoint processing and storage as a separate component to an endpoint appliance can provide a platform for additional capabilities and services to existing products and services. A multidisciplinary project is presented where students were given high level objectives to add additional compute and networking functionality to field deployed mobile Cisco WebEx Boards. These additional resources support service monitoring and troubleshooting tools by providing a separate user agent to continually test the end-to-end network and control plane network performance. Students from BS in Industrial Engineering Technology, BS in Design, BS in Information and Computer Technology, and BS in Computer Science worked together to complete the project and deploy integrated Raspberry Pi systems to Cisco WebEx boards funded by USDA for community college and high school collaboration and distance education. Tasks accomplished by the student team include physical design, fabrication, installation, configuration, instrumentation development, provisioning and deployment. An assessment of student learning outcomes unique to the interdisciplinary project will be presented. This plug-and-play solution provides a platform for future innovation by adding functionality such as intrusion detection, use logging, inventory tracking, and hardware diagnostics.

Popoviciu, C., & Lunsford, P. J., & Pickard, J., & Sawyer, C. L., & Drummond, D., & Zynda, Z. R., & Lee, S., & Wear, S. (2020, June), A Multidisciplinary Project: Deploying Edge Computing to Augment Endpoint Functionality Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34021

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