Software Developed by RCOS supported Students used elsewhere and Local and Worldwide Competitions won by RCOS supported students
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Poly has published (on December 12/8/2010) a very nice article on RPISEC during their CTF competition. Many members of RPISEC are also members of RCOS. There has been a lot of co-operation between RPISEC and RCOS - pooling the resources to achieve greater things. Ryan G, John McM, Alex Rad are mentioned by name in that article.
Poly had published a nice article on RCOS on November 10, 2010. That article may be found here
In Capture the FlagCompetition in Cyber Security Awareness Week at NY Poly Nov. 2010 RPISEC (with team members Ryan Govostes, Adam Comella, Jeremy Pope, and Shawn Denbow) came third behind two teams from CMU. Ryan Govostes had been associated with RCOS. Congratulations to
Ryan. Adam, Jeremy and Shawn of the RPISEC team.
Ease started as a summer 2009 rcos project by Nate Stedman and currently devloped by Nate and Rob got an excellent review here . Their opening statement is "Better yet it (ease) has a very neat, animated cluttter-based interface that makes OpenOffice.Org Impress look so Windows 95 in comparison". Wow - That is an accomplishment! Congratulations to
Nate Stedman, Rob Carr
CERN uses Cinserto for their digital signage displays. Please see ConcertoScreens. Congratulations to
Brain Zaik and the WTG team at RPI
Tim Horton, Matt Arsenault, Nate Stedman attended Gnome summitt in Boston on 6 and 7th of November. Topics of discussion included Ease Nate and Rob's presentation software. Blog about the Summit Congratulations to
Tim, Nate and Matt
In the recent Honors convocation at RPI, the following RCOS people were honered. Luke Perkins, Evan Patton, Allen Lavoie, David Doria, Nate Stedman, Congratulations to
Luke, Evan, Allen, Dave and Nate
For the spring Semester 2011, RPI is opening Evan Patton and group's ROCS, rensselaer Online COurse Scheduler for all students at RPI. From a lightning talk at the recent Jasig conference by Arlen Johnson on ROCS was received enthusiastically by other universities. Course Scheduler is the offcial web site. Thanks to dotCIO's office (Arlen Johnson in particular), Registrar's office (Sharon Kunkel and Mike Conroy) were extremely co-operative. COngratulations to
Evan Patton and UPE Groupfor propsoing this as a RCOS project
Devin Ross RCOS alumni was interviewed by David Appleyard of Envato for the recently published ebook iPhone App Entrepreneur. His entire interview may be found in here . Congratulations to
Alex, Joe, Peter in Times Union Paper - photographed during Mundie's(Microsoft) Talk
Luke Perkins is a senior in Computer Science who did an open source project with RCOS (during Summer 2010) to create mimicbot to play starcraft game. Luke Perkins' bot (named mimicbot) won the first place in the competition. His paper is also accepted in the conference. Congratulations to Luke for a job well done. Here are the results of Tournament 3 of the AIIDE 2010 Starcraft AI Competition: Results As you can see, it was won by AI bot, Mimic Bot written by Luke Perkins, senior in CS and RCOS particpant: Mimicbot Luke has also uploaded the source code of Mimic Bot under GPLv2 here: Code On a related note, a 6-page paper Luke has written on the terrain analysis choke point detection algorithm used in the BWTA project ( Terrain Analysis ) has been accepted by the AIIDE 2010 conference for publication and a poster presentation: Paper Details Congratulations to
Dr. Luis Ibanez Blog post about his open source teaching experience appeared in this blog. Congratulations to
It is great to see some one is writing seedkit library for seed dveloped by Rob Carr and Tim Horton Congratulations to
Rob Carr, Tim Horton
Graylin participating in the NY State Open Government Congratulations to
Led by Nate Stedman with assistance from Rob Carr have released Ease 0.3 (Presentation software for Gnome Desktop) and it is is in located here Congratulations
Nate Stedman , Rob Carr
Graylin Kim Is attending Capitol Camp (an effort for making making the State politics transparent and make the underlying software open source.)
John Britton RCOS Alumni gave a talk at the NY Tech group meeting to a group of 850 attendees with a live demo. His talk can be seen here. His P2PU (Peer to Peer University) his RCOS project seems to have taken off big. It has been written up in various news papers all over the world. .
Stephen Trombetti and James McMillan RCOS Summer 2010 participants will be presenting their HFOSS work on Sahana Eden in Wesleyan University. Please see for further details.
Congratulations to Steve and Jim
Dr.Luis Ibanez who taught Open Source Software Course at RPI (Falls of 2007, 2008 and 2009) presented two talks on his experiences on educating future engineers at OSCON 10 . Further Details
Congratulations to Luis
Down Loads Down loads - Software developed by RCOS students have been down loaded numerous times. Recent noteworthy down loads include Concerto and BWAPI software. Congratulations to Luke Perkins and Brain Michalski
HFOSS efforts at RPI through RCOS has been set up and it is a member of HFOSS chapters
Glide (a RCOS project of Rob Carr ) has ben written in LWN news. A blurb fron that LWN site
Good presentations, and good presenters, are not a result of good software. But bad presentation software can make creating a good presentation much more challenging. Rather than complaining about poor presentation-ware, Robert Carr and Amy Wieliczka have been working on Glide: a Clutter/GTK-based presentation application to fill the gap. Sponsored by the Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software, Glide is a GNOME presentation program in its earliest stages. Glide is licensed under the GPLv3, is written in Vala and C, and attempts to do away with some of the baggage of standard presentation applications.
Congratulations to Rob Carr
Ease (a RCOS project of Nate Stedman has been accepted as a GNOME Google Summer of Code project (Summer of 2010), proposed by Stphane Maniaci, a student at Universite Montpellier 2, France. As Ease is still at an early point, instead of improving a specific feature, Stephane and Nate are working together to finish all necessary features for an initial release.
Congratulations to Nate
Sean Austin, Griffin Milsap and Diana Mazzola are happy to update of the droidViz success. Right now, thereare about 1800 downloads and gaining everyday. The application has gotten some nice reviews (some bad ones too!) but the trio are working on really making it robust and into a live wallpaper for 2.1+ phones. Link to Details
- VOTEBOX ballot system Sara Sass, Joseph Dougherty, Brian Heller,Matthew Heffler (all sophomores)
- Conservation Marketplace Eric Allen 10 (senior)
- Interactive Tutoring Tool Anna Cyganowski 11 (junior)
Allen Lavoie, David Pizzuto
- Eric Allen
- Ben Boeckel, Rob Escriva and Joe Werther
- Allen lavoie
- John McMaster
- Devin Ross.
Ten teams of students were tasked with managing a network and maintaining service levels. An eleventh team consisting of industry professionals and RIT adjuncts was tasked with attacking
Team Knurds 1:
- Alex Radocea (RCOS participant in Fall 09, Spring 09)
- Ben Boeckel (RCOS participant Fall 09, Spring 10)
- Joe Werther, (RCOS participant Fall 09, Spring 10)
- Robert Escriva (RCOS participant Spring 09, Summer '09, Fall 09, Spring 10, Mentor)
- Adam Comella
- Andrew Zonenberg
- Jay Smith
- Ryan Govostes (RCOS participant Spring '09, Fall '09)
- Shawn Denbow
Knurds 1 took first, with Knurds 2 coming in second.An RIT team took 3rd. More information will be published on our blogs and on Sparsa's website. Congratulations to all.
Devin Ross was tipped yesterday (3/15/2010) by Apple that they are going to feature Attic (His music IPhone app) in the Itunes store. Lo and behold, you can see from the image above that Apple did indeed feature Devin's app in the front center of the store (3/16/2010)
Hats off to IPhone Guru Devin.
Attic Devin ross's IPhone app is number 5 on top music apps on iTunes ahead of popular apps like Ocarina and GuitarToolkit. Please take a look at the screen shot of the rankings taken on Rankings (3/6/2010).
It is worthwhile mentioning that Devin makes use of his Library extensively.
Hats to our IPhone Guru Devin
Congratulations to Sean and Diana..
Great Job by Rob, Tim and Matt
|First||Robert Escriva and Jay Smith,||Rensselear Polytechnic Institute|
|Second||Adam Camella and Andrew Zonenberg,||Rensselear Polytechnic Institute|
In Capture the Flag part of the competition, they came in second CTF And the Winners Are
|1st Place||ppop||Carnegie Mellon University||Brian Pak, Andrew Wesie, David Kohlbrenner, Tyler Nighswander|
|2nd Place||RPISEC||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Alexandru Radocea, Ryan Govostes, Adam Comella, Andrew Zonenberg|
Papers published by RCOS supported students
- Amit Kumar, Josh Elser (on their OLPC XO Geography game) and John Britton (on Peer to Peer University) participated on Education without Borders 2009
- John Britton was invited speaker at Education without Broders 2008 conference.
- G. Nagy, B. Clifford, A. Berg, G. Saunders, E. Barney Smith, D. Lopresti
Document photography in vitro
Third International Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis
(CDBAR 2009, Barcelona, July 25, 2009.
- G.Nagy, B.Clifford, A.Berg, G.Saunders, D.Lopresti, Elisa Barney Smith,
Camera-based Ballot Counter
International Conference on Document Imaging and Recognition (ICDARW2009),
Barcelona, July 26-29, 2009.
- R. Padmanabhan, R. C. Jandhyala, M. Krishnamoorthy, G. Nagy, S. Seth, W. Silversmith
How many different kinds of tables are there?
Eighth IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC 2009)
La Rochelle, July 22-23, 2009. Also appear in GREC 2009, LNCS 6020 proceedings, 2010.
- R. C. Jandhyala, R. Padmanabhan, M. Krishnamoorthy,
G. Nagy, S. Seth, W. Silversmith
From tessellations to table interpretation,
8th International Conference on Mathematical Knowledge Management, MKM 2009 Grand Bend, Ontario, 10-12 July 2009.
- George Nagy, Raghav Padmanabhan, Ramana C. Jandhyala William Silversmith, and Mukkai S. Krishnamoorthy. Table Metadata: Headers, Augmentations and Aggregates DAS 10 Short Paper, Cambridge, MA 2010.
- Eric Allen, Comparison of Object-oriented and Functional Programming for Code Generation, Technical Report No. 10-04, Computer Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180
- Allen Lavoie and M. krishnamoorthy, Algorithmic Detection of Computer Generated Text, Technical Report No. 10-07, Computer Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180
- Luke Perkins has written a paper on the terrain analysis choke
point detection algorithm used in the BWTA project (
Terrain Analysis ) has been accepted by the AIIDE 2010 conference for publication and a poster presentation: Paper Details