Senior Janie Martin attended Rice University’s 7th annual Hackathon this past weekend in Houston with the goal of trying to solve some of the biggest problems in health care today. The Hackathon competitors were in a 36 hour race against each other to develop new software and hardware to solve challenges identified by doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital. About 400 hackers competed for various prizes.
For Janie, the competition provided an opportunity to solve a medical problem that she herself once suffered from, encephalitis. Janie and her teammates developed a product called Memory Eyes which is a device that uses image detection and facial recognition software to assist with cognitive disorders. Cognitive impairment is a major component of encephalitis. As Janie explains it, with encephalitis, “You could be standing in a grocery store talking to someone when suddenly you have no idea where you are or who they are.” “With a press of a button, Memory Eyes will tell you who you’re talking to, where you are and remind you what you were there to get.”
Click on the link below to read more about Janie’s accomplishments and other cutting edge health care successes of Hackathon!
Congratulations to Jordan for being named Player of the Year by The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). This is Krasner’s second Player of the Year award as he also received the honor during his sophomore year at W&L. Krasner is the eighth-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South Region. His singles record is 15-9 going into the NCAA Championship, which will take place May 25-27 at the Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. He also ranks 11th in program history for career singles wins with a 63-33 career record.
While at W&L, Cory Walker majored in computer science and minored in music. After graduation, Cory attended JMU and received her master’s in computer science and digital forensics. She is currently working with the government in the field of Cyber Security. Click on the link below to learn more about Cory’s exciting endeavors!
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced its 2017 Division III Awards in Houston, Texas earlier this month. Washington and Lee junior Liza Freed (Alexandria, Va. / St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) was among those honored. Click on the link to read more about her achievements:
Azmain Amin’s Honors Thesis is entitled “An Automated, Customizable Framework for Applying Genetic Algorithms to Generate Test Cases for Web Applications” and will be presented on Friday, April 7 at 3:30 pm in Parmly 405.
THESIS ABSTRACT: Web application testing is an integral part of the web application development process. Faults within a web application can damage a company’s reputation and lead to financial losses. Customers will lose confidence if they experience inconvenience. Rigorous testing is necessary to expose faults before production release. Test case generation is a time- and resource-consuming process. Testing requirements increase exponentially with code size, and it might be impossible to exhaustively test any sufficiently complex software. This is specially true of web apps where you have multiple platforms integrating together.
In this thesis, I propose the use of genetic algorithm to generate usage-based test cases. Genetic-algorithm-based test case generation requires considerably less resources and is customizable and automated. I modeled usage-based test cases (i.e., user sessions) as components of genetic algorithm, namely genes, chromosomes and genomes, and created a customizable and automated genetic-algorithm-based testing framework. I carried out several sets of experiments, running the genetic algorithm and tuning various parameters to evaluate the effect of each parameter on the resulting generated test suite. Our results show that genetic-algorithm-based test case generation is very cost effective. The test suite is considerably smaller in size compared to the initial collection of user sessions and still maintained high resource coverage.