Summer / Winter School
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IT units of study on offer
Winter School 2013
- INFO5011 Advanced Topic B: Change Management in IT
- COMP5705 Information Technology Short Project
COMP5705 project offering for Winter School 2014
Project Supervised by Peter Eades
This project aims to produce a system for morphing from one graph drawing to another, using two different methods: barycentre interpolation and linear interpolation. The programs will be in java using swing. The aim is to produce smooth animations, including fade-in and fade-out, and to produce videos from the animation.
Assumed knowledge: Java, Java Swing.
Helpful background: some linear algebra, some graph theory.
Deliverables: A short written report (5-6 pages), a short presentation (15 minutes), some java code, 9 - 10 video examples.
Project Supervised by Jinman Kim
Smartphone Apps in Healthcare
Smartphones, which now have over one billion users worldwide, have transformed the way we communicate and access information. ‘Apps’ available for smartphones are personalising the phone’s functions to the users’ own interests, and are becoming increasingly relevant to healthcare. There are currently over 40,000 medical apps available for smartphones with an annual ever-increasing number of downloads, which reached 247 million in 2012. However, there is very little data available that measures what these apps really do and their usefulness from a patient’s perspective.
In this project, we will develop web technologies to analyse through the popular App stores, including iTunes, Google’s Play and Window’s Store, to extract publicity available App data (such as number of downloads, number of reviews, feature lists, etc. There are many existing tools which we will explore as part of this project.
Using these data, we will attempt to understand and analyse the different categories of Apps and their impact and trends in Healthcare. This project will involve close collaboration with clinical staff and students at the Sydney Medical School, Nepean, and extend our already existing research on analysing App’s impact on pregnant women.