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Computer Engineering Capstone Projects in the Computer Science Department

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Potpourri

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Computing & Information Technology

Page Count

14

Page Numbers

25.338.1 - 25.338.14

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https://peer.asee.org/21096

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61

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Afsaneh Minaie Utah Valley University

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Afsaneh Minaie is a professor of computer science at Utah Valley University. Her research interests include gender issues in the academic sciences and engineering fields, embedded systems design, mobile computing, wireless sensor networks, and databases.

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Ali Sanati-Mehrizy Pennsylvania State University

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Paymon Sanati-Mehrizy University of Pennsylvania

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Paymon Sanati-Mehrizy is currently a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying biology. Currently, his research interests consist of higher education curricula, including within the field of wireless sensor networking. After graduation, Sanati-Mehrizy plans to attend medical school.

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy Utah Valley University

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy is a professor of the Computing Sciences Department at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. His research focuses on diverse areas, such as database design, data structures, artificial intelligence, robotics, computer integrated manufacturing, data mining, data warehousing, and machine learning.

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Abstract

Computer Engineering Capstone ProjectsAbstractThe area of Embedded Systems Design has undergone tremendous growth in recent years. Amajor contributor of this growth has been the addition of networking technologies, databasemanagement systems, and operating systems to embedded systems. Embedded systems haveapplication in many areas such as automotive/transportation, government/military, medicalequipment, telecommunications, avionics/aeronautics, aerospace electronics, office automation,data-communication, industrial automation, and consumer electronics. About 98% of all the 32-bit microprocessors currently in use worldwide are used in embedded systems.The remarkable growth in embedded computing has given rise to a demand for engineers andcomputer scientists with experience in designing and implementing embedded systems.Embedded system design is currently not yet well represented in academic programs. Mostcomputer engineering programs teach programming and design skills that are appropriate forgeneral-purpose computer operating under the control of a commercial operating system ratherthan for more specialized embedded systems.In our computer science department, there are four areas of specialization. The four areas ofspecializations are computer science, database engineering, networking, and computerengineering. In this curriculum, the students matriculate into the CS department aftersuccessfully completing the requirements of 30 hours of core courses common to all computerscience students. The students continue taking core courses until the first semester of their junioryear, when they begin choosing their electives from different specialization areas. In order toprepare our computer engineering students for the embedded systems design experience, weoffer a course on embedded system. However, this single course on embedded systems design isnot sufficient to teach the students the skills that they need. In order to satisfy the ABETrequirements students in computer engineering area of specialization are required to take acapstone course. The projects that students do in this capstone course are embedded projects.This paper will describe some of the projects that the students have done in this capstone course.

Minaie, A., & Sanati-Mehrizy, A., & Sanati-Mehrizy, P., & Sanati-Mehrizy, R. (2012, June), Computer Engineering Capstone Projects in the Computer Science Department Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21096

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