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2019-12-31: Muntabir Hasan Choudhury (Computer Science PhD Student)

My name is Muntabir Hasan Choudhury. I am an international student from Bangladesh. I joined the WS-DL (Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group) at Old Dominion University as a PhD student in the Fall of 2019 under the direct supervision of Dr. Jian Wu. My current research involves text mining on non-born digital Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), in collaboration with Dr. Fox and Bill Ingram at Virginia Tech Computer Science. My research interests include, but are not limited to, Big Data, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning.

I was always an enthusiast about science, technology, and innovation. Because of curiosity regarding computing, computer architecture, robotics, and artificial intelligence, I decided to study Computer Engineering at college. In May 2018, I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Elizabethtown College, PA.

While studying at Elizabethtown College, I was energized by the study of Big Data and its vast applicatio…

2019-12-21: Preserving Open Source Software with GitHub's Arctic Vault

GitHub is used by more than 40 million developers and currently hosts more than 100 million repositories. In early November 2019, GitHub shared plans to open the Arctic Code Vault, an effort to store and preserve open source software like Flutter and TensorFlow. With this endeavor, code for all open source projects will be stored on specialized ultra-durable 3,500-foot film with frames that include 8.8 million pixels each, designed to last 1,000 years. The data can be read by a computer or a human with a magnifying glass in case of a global power outage.
"Our primary mission is to preserve open source software for future generations. We also intend the GitHub Archive Program to serve as a testament to the importance of the open source community. It’s our hope that it will, both now and in the future, further publicize the worldwide open source movement; contribute to greater adoption of open source and open data policies worldwide; and encourage long-term thinking." (Excerpt:…

2019-12-12: Bhanuka Mahanama (Computer Science PhD Student)

My name is Bhanuka Mahanama, I joined Old Dominion University as a Ph.D. student in fall 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Sampath Jayarathna. I'm currently researching audio, visual, and eye-tracking integration in classroom environments. My research interests include multi-sensory environments, information retrieval, and machine learning.

I received my bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2018. I followed the ICE (Integrated Computer Engineering) stream with courses in embedded and industrial computer engineering systems. I also have an advanced diploma in management accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the UK. I was a visiting instructor for computer networks at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. These lab sessions ranged from setting up a basic network with routers to configuring multi-area OSPF environments using CISCO routers and CISCO packet tracer. Soon after my u…

2019-11-20: Trip Report to K-CAP 2019