Fall 2012

Senior Project terms:

Mentor(s):

Dr. Tao Li, Lei Li

Project Description

As a result from the feasibility study, is been decided to use an iphone application because is a popular device and people use many times during the day, that against a web system where students only check once in a while. With the amount of events occurring everyday day At FIU, this system will help keep students updated and aware of all events happening on campus on daily basis. Campus Social Hangout provides students with a very different social network. What makes it different from other social networks is the map feature. This feature will allow users to keep track, filter and store event information that actually cater to their personal interest.

Team Members

  • Cesar Vega

Mentor(s):

Dr. Shaolei Ren

Instructor:

Masoud Sadjadi

Project Description

Energy efficiency for data-stream mining systems is a major concern. In a weakened economy, major companies struggle in an effort to provide the same quality while saving costs. This, in of itself, is a tremendous challenge. How does an entity lower necessary costs while having no alternate way to scale down its operation? Due to various functional requirements of the system in whole, scaling down is nary a possibility. Taking an example of a large online business ( say, Amazon ), powering their operations requires several high-energy, high-strength servers to maintain a reasonable time constraint. There would be no true point to use an online retailer if it took the same or double the time to make a purchase. Likewise, a video-streaming site like YouTube would not be so desired if the entire streaming process reminded people of accessing their internet content through a 56K modem. Needless to say, the gravity of the situation rears its ugly head. Without having to sacrifice quality, a solution could emerge within the infrastructure of how work is done. This introduces the problem and inception of a project focusing on energy-efficient scheduling for delay-sensitive stream mining systems. As aforementioned, traditional hardware setups are configured as a colony of powerful servers working in tandem to offer the quickest service possible, usually at the expense of the bank accounts of said companies. Granted, it could be said that the average income greatly nullifies this as a concern, but as data grows in size and complexity and consumer demand for faster speed increases nearly at an exponential rate, the concern to meet these same expectations within reason grows as well.

Team Members

  • Frank Fernandez
  • John Rodriguez

Mentor(s):

Ming Zhao

Instructor:

Masoud Sadjadi

Project Description

In this paper, we explore ways to save power with Device Mapper Cache (DM-Cache). We devise an on- line power monitoring scheme using the Watts Up? Pro power meter to evaluate our implementation. The current version of DM Cache offers high performance by keep- ing a portion of the working set of processes in a local cache, where data can be accessed faster than when it is stored on the storage server disk. Our preliminary results indicate that DM Cache uses less power in Write Back (WB) mode for both cache hits and cache misses. To improve on the initial power sav- ing, we implement a hybrid cache management policy with Least Recently Used (LRU) as the replacement pol- icy for workloads with temporal locality, and Least Fre- quently Used (LFU) for workloads with no apparent lo- cality. We also implement a spin down policy to save power on the storage server when there is low disk activ- ity, such as when the cache is large enough to hold the entire working set of running programs.

Team Members

  • Jorge Cabrera
  • Tiffany Da Silva
  • Alexis Jefferson
  • Jesus Ramos
  • Salma Rodriguez

Mentor(s):

Steve Louis

Product Owner(s):

Dr. Shu-Ching Chen

Instructor:

Masoud Sadjadi

Project Description

Create an open source mobile app that utilizes the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority(MBVCA) open API service to provide visitors to Miami Beach with events, points of interests, and activities. The mobile client will implement a "destination app" which allows tourists "lifestyle based experiences" by customizing the interface and information based on profile information attained when the user signs up and interacts with the system (personalization). The system should support multiple API's so that data can be aggregated from multiple sources including MBVCA API.

Team Members

  • Joeldys Ortiz
  • Luis Lanz
  • Julio Reyes
  • Roberto Isaac
  • Reinaldo Hernandez