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Sandy Hausman from WVTF reported a story about women in computer science at Washington and Lee. The story features Professor Sara Sprenkle and students Camille Cobb '12 and Cory Walker '15.
Camille Cobb '12 was a finalist in the ACM Student Research Competition held at SIGCSE 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Camille presented her poster on “Exploring Text-Based Analysis of Test Case Dependencies of Web Applications” in a four-hour session to unknown judges, which placed her in the top five student researchers. She gave a well-received 12-minute presentation two days later with tough competition–by all accounts, the finalists were all very strong.
The Official W&L News Story
Dr. Sara Sprenkle and co-author Dr. Shannon Duvall of Elon University presented their paper on “Reshaping the Image of Computer Science in 15 Minutes (of Class) a Week”. The paper is about systematically using current news articles in classes to show students the opportunities in computer science and how to think like a computer scientist, without much cost. More information is available on our blog: Computer Science News.
The CRA announced their list of Undergraduate Research Awards, which included an honorable mention for Camille Cobb ’12. Camille has worked on automatically testing web applications with Professor Sprenkle and University of Delaware collaborator Lori Pollock for two years and worked this past summer on visualizing medical processes with Professor Lori Clarke from the University of Massachusetts. Camille has presented her work in poster sessions at several conferences and has a conference paper under submission.
From the announcement:
This year’s nominees were a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several were authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others had made presentations at major conferences, and some had produced software artifacts that were in widespread use. Many of our nominees had been involved in successful summer research or internship programs, many had been teaching assistants, tutors, or mentors, and a number had significant involvement in community volunteer efforts. It is quite an honor to be selected for Honorable Mention from this group.
Camille Cobb '12, Anna Pobletts '12, and Lucy Simko '11 presented their research during the poster session at the Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing.
Professor Sprenkle and Lucy Simko '11's paper at the International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) was awarded the Best Research Paper Award. The paper entitled “A Study of Usage-Based Navigation Models and Generated Abstract Test Cases for Web Applications” was done in collaboration with Dr. Lori Pollock of the University of Delaware. The paper was chosen out of 35 accepted papers.