School of Technology and Computing
Applied Research Symposium
Fall 2023

Hosted by CityU’s Center for Cybersecurity Innovation and School of Technology and Computing (STC), the Applied Research Symposium is open to faculty, professionals, and students from any discipline, university, or professional organization.  At the end of each quarter, any students who would like to share their projects including capstone courses will present their outcomes. This symposium will provide opportunities for students, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the influence and impact of the applied computing on the future of our planet and our society

Event details

Date: Thursday, Dec 7 th, 2023
Time: 4:30PM-5:30PM PT


DR. Sam Chung
Professor, School of Technology
& Computing
Dr. Sion Yoon
Assistant Professor, School of Technology & Computing
(CS 497 )
Veereendra Sai Jagatha
Veereendra Sai Jagatha
Assistant Faculty, School of Technology & Computing
(CS 687)
Session Chairs
Asia Shvets
Asia Shvets
Anahita Raeis Zadeh
Yared Shewarade
Maram Elwakeel
Lakshmipathi Machineni
Jonathan Koerber
Eliden Hernandez

Name : Eliden Hernandez

Redefining Opulence: Blockchain’s Touch of Luxury

Course: CS497

Description: How Blockchain is used widely amongst luxury brands and impacts. This paper showcases the main demonstration of how to upload a digital certificate in the Ethereum (Blockchain) platform. Additionally, small coverage of where other areas blockchain can be used with examples

Anahita Raeis Zadeh

Name : Anahita Raeis Zadeh

Revolutionizing CI/CD Testing: A Playwright-Powered Approach for Efficiency and Reliability

Course: CS687

Description: This paper delves into automating manual testing in CI/CD pipelines using Playwright. As software development races forward, this solution tackles the bottleneck of manual testing, promoting efficiency and reliability. It aligns with industry needs and equips professionals for successful careers, offering practical insights and solutions. Embracing automation, it pioneers a path toward efficient software development.

Haosen Liu

Name : Haosen Liu

Monitoring Dashboard: Integrating AWS, Sumo Logic, and PagerDuty

Course: CS687

Description: In this Capstone, I will build a monitoring dashboard in Sumo Logic to monitor the health status of a mock library system running with AWS Lambda. Once alarm is triggered, manager will receive alert from PagerDuty through e-mail & phone call.

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Name : Henok Mekonnen

Analyzing Education Equity and Access

Course: CS497


This study aims to a full analysis of the factors that cause unequal educational opportunities and their significant impact on individuals and communities. Through broad research and data analysis, this capstone aims to illustrate the fundamental causes of these gaps and propose actionable recommendations to advance education equity and increase accessibility. 

Ashley Schonberg

Name : Ashley Schonberg

Smart Sorting: Unleashing PyTrends for eCommerce Product Optimization

Course: CS687

Description: In this project, I harnessed the power of the PyTrends library to sort products within a category page of an online store. My tool dynamically organizes products within the page, aligning them with the interests of consumers and optimizing the page for product discovery.

Vu Pham

Name : Vu Pham

A Development of House Decoration Shopping Web Application

Course: CS687

Description: Develop an online shopping web application using MERN stack

Tony Butler

Name : Tony Butler

Growing Up Digital: Impact of Screen Time on the Health of Children and Adolescents

Course: CS497

Description: In ‘Growing Up Digital: Impact of Screen Time on Children and Adolescents,’ we explore the effects of screen time on young individuals’ health and development. Our paper includes a literature review, highlights research findings, and introduces ‘ScreenTimeGuard,’ an application to help parents manage screen time. Our goal is to provide practical solutions and empower parents, caregivers, and researchers, benefiting children and communities

Priyanka Maligehalli Parappaswamy

Name : Priyanka Maligehalli Parappaswamy

Stroke Prediction Using AI Models

Course: CS687

Description: This project aims to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) models for predicting the likelihood of stroke occurrence based on various health and demographic factors.

Crystal Li

Name : Crystal Li

LLM-BENCH: evaluation metrics using LLMs with benchmarking

Course: CS687

Description: This project introduces LLM-BENCH, a unified and automated multi-dimensional evaluation framework designed to assess the quality of Natural Language Generation (NLG) using Large Language Models (LLMs). It specifically emphasizes nuanced human judgment metrics in text summarization, setting it apart from existing frameworks

Maram Elwakeel

Name : Maram Elwakeel

Hope Speech Classification

Course: CS687

Description: Harnessing the power of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to detect and promote positive online discourse. This project explores innovative techniques for identifying hope speech amidst diverse online content, contributing to a more uplifting and constructive digital environment

Kimberly Allen

Name : Kimberly Allen

Implementing Role-Based Access Control

Course: CS497

Description: Implementing role-based access control with a hypothetical healthcare company with no previous access control in place.

Christian Morris

Name : Christian Morris

Computer Store

Course: CS497

Description: My project introduces a computer store. Bridging the gap in services, I will prioritize top-tier electronics and computer repairs but also environmental sustainability. I will have a customer-centric approach, and a dynamic digital presence. Grounded in extensive data analysis, the findings underscore the pivotal role of extending electronic product life cycles and fostering a circular economy. This project will show a demo of the webpage for the company.

Yiou Wang

Name : Yiou Wang

Front-End Blood Pressure Diary for Elders

Course: CS687

Description: A Blood Pressure Result Documentation Application for Elderly, can document the results, check the history of the results, create/adjust the medical profile


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