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Term Projects

Term Projects (to be done in teams of 3-5 students): (Proposal due September 27, 2012, Thursday noon)

Create a new software tool to solve a problem for your customer (someone outside the class). Your proposal (due by email to ben@cs.umd.edu on September 27, 2012, Thursday noon should give a title, the names/emails of the 3-5 team members, what software you plan to use, and a few sentences describing the data you will use, and who your customer is. Your Term Project teammates should be different from your team mates for your Application Project.

By October 4, 2012 Thursday noon: Post revised version of your proposal, with 10-15 item annotated reference list (journal & conference papers, plus web sites). Write a sentence to indicate the relevance of each reference to your project.

Typical organization for the final report would include an abstract (which describes the innovative results), Introduction (describe problem and current state of existing solutions), Previous & Related work, Your solution, Design issues, Implementation, Evaluation, Discussion, Future Work/Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Credits. Video (2-6 min) and Demo (if possible).

Draft of paper, video, (and possibly demo) are due November 30, 2012, Friday 9am.

Final version of paper, video, demo are due December 7, 2012, Friday 9am.

By December 10, 2012, post revised slides from your talk.


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Term Project Teams

NormSTAD Flight Analysis Tool: Visualizing Air Traffic Patterns Over the United States - (JavaScript, D3, jQuery UI)


Biomass Assessment Tools

  • Scott Abromowitz, Lyndsey Franklin, Michael Szaszy, Dung Quang (Bryan) Ta - Javascript, D3, jQuery, Crossfilter


Exploring Topic Convergence in Social Networks Over Time - NodeXL(C#), d3, jQuery, (Python for the backend)

  • Jianyu (Leo) Li, Sana Malik, Panagis Papadatos, Alison Smith


Packed-Rectangles: A Visualization for Clustered Graphs -NodeXL(C#) (Name changed to Fitted-Rectangles: A Visualization for Clustered Graphs)


Finding and Replacing Temporal Motifs: Strategies for Simplifying Visual Analytics and Discovery of Event Sequences - (JAVA)

  • Temporal Search and Replace: A novel tool to simplify event sequences in large complex temporal datasets (name change)
  • Rongjian Lan, Allan Fong, Hanseung Lee, Juan Morales


EpiViz: A Visual Analytic Tool for Epigenetic Features (D3, jQuery UI)


Tool for Resource Insight, Allocation, and Graphical Evaluation (TRIAGE) (D3, jQuery, jQuery UI)


Traffic Trender: A Bottleneck Analysis Tool (Javascript, D3, jQuery UI and Java for the backend)