Available Projects

Available ITEC4000 Projects

Project Title: Design and implement a new feature for the Indigenous Friends mobile app.
Supervisor:
Stephen Chen
Required Background: ITEC3020, ITEC3220
Desirable Background: ITEC3230, ITEC4020
Session: Summer, Fall, Winter.
Project Description:
The Indigenous Friends mobile app builds an informal support system for Aboriginal students. They can search for other users, connect and start a conversation with them, and in the process build a network. The app will allow users to set up forums on any topic, for example: 'what are the struggles for aboriginal people here at York?'  We are in the process of integrating additional features such as building in access to calendars so users can find relevant events and ceremonies. We are working with Aboriginal students, faculty members, alumni, staff and Elders to build in features they as users want.Available ITEC4000 Independent Research projects will involve the design and implementation of new features for the Indigenous Friends mobile app.

Project Title: Big Data Platforms for Internet of Things Applications.
Supervisor:
Marin Litoiu
Required Background: ITEC2610, ITEC4020
Session: Summer, Fall, Winter.
Project Description:
The course will explore the architectural decisions for applications in the domain of Internet of  Things(IoT). IoT refers to everyday devices such as cars, city infrastructure, environment sensors, buildings and things in the buildings, etc. that are connected to Internet and send and receive data. Applications interconnect these devices, aggregate and analyze data and either inform decision makers or send back data do devices with the purpose of controlling them or their environment.In this course we focus on the role of Big Data and Analytics in the context of sensor data. We investigate the wireless sensors, big data schema and performance evaluation of the end to end use cases. The application domains might include environment and smart homes, road traffic, cyber-physical systems(CBS). Students read relevant papers in this domain, prototype an IoT application and evaluate the end-to-end performance.

Project Title: Black History Portal
Supervisor:
Stephen Chen
Required Background: ITEC3230
Desirable Background: ITEC3020
Session: Summer 2017
Project Description:
This is a joint project with Prof. Wilburn Hayden from the School of Social Work. Dr. Hayden is an internationally renown scholar on Black Appalachians, early Black Canadians, and the Black diaspora. The goal of this project is to build a website/portal/archive to organize and share Dr. Hayden's extensive research on Black history. An important component of this project is to develop culturally aware and culturally appropriate designs and interfaces.


Project Title: Readings on Enterprise Architecture.
Supervisor:
Sotirios Liaskos
Required Background: Third of forth year student with at least 2 semesters to graduate. GPA 8.0 or above. Excellent performance in the courses: ITEC3030 (A/A+), ITEC3010 (A/A+), ITEC4010 (A/A+), ITEC4020 (A/A+), ITEC4040 (A/A+).
Session: Summer 17, Fall 2017
Project Description:
The student will read three (3) books on the topic of Enterprise Architecture and perform an additional literature review on the topic. Duties: Weekly progress presentation. Weekly quizzes. Final Report and Quiz. Textbooks: TBD (may require purchase). How to apply: Email (liaskos@yorku.ca) with evidence that above qualifications are met.


Project Title: Experimental Studies in Requirements Engineering.
Supervisor:
Sotirios Liaskos
Required Background: Third of forth year student with at least 2 semesters to graduate. GPA 8.0 or above. Excellent performance in the courses:  MATH2565 (A/A+), ITEC2600 (A/A+), 2610 (A/A+), 2620 (A/A+), 3230 (A/A+).
Session: Summer 17, Fall 2017
Project Description:
The student will read books on experimental design and statistics using R. Meanwhile, the student will design, administer and analyze an experiment in the area of Requirements Engineering. Exact application topic varies by time and student. Duties: Weekly progress presentation. Weekly quizzes. Final Report and Quiz. Textbooks (mandatory - require purchase): [Rosnow and Rosenthal. Beginning Behavioral Research: A Conceptual Primer. (6th edition). Pearson Prentice Hall. 2008] and [Andy Field. Discovering Statistics Using R. Sage. 2012.] How to apply: Email (liaskos@yorku.ca) with evidence that above qualifications are met.


Project Title: Readings on Decision Support Systems.
Supervisor:
Sotirios Liaskos
Required Background: Third of forth year student with at least 2 semesters to graduate. GPA above 8.0. Excellent performance in the courses: MATH2565 (A/A+), MATH1190 (A/A+), ITEC2600 (A/A+).
Session:
Summer 17, Fall 2017
Project Description:

The student will read three (3) books on the topic of Decision Support Systems and perform an additional literature review on the specific topic. Duties: Weekly progress presentation. Weekly quizzes. Final Report and Quiz. Textbooks (mandatory - may require purchase): TBD. How to apply:  Email (liaskos@yorku.ca) with evidence that above qualifications are met.