The School of Emerging Technologies and the Big Data Special Interest Group will be
hosting the May meeting of the Data Works MD Meetup Group on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 6:30-8:45 pm at the University Union (registration on the 3rd floor upper lobby, event in Chesapeake Room
Please join the Data Works MD Meetup as they hear from the next generation of data
science superstars. Several talks by students from Towson University on a range of
topics will be featured. Pizza will be served.
Applied Information Technology M.S.Suranjan Chakraborty, PhD, Cheryl Brown, Andrea
ARMStrokesSonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Ziying Katherine Tang, PhD, Jinjuan Heidi
Bridging the Gap: Research Collaboration between Speech Pathology and KinesiologyPaul
M. Evitts, PhD, CCC-SLP, Devon A. Dobrosielski, PhD, Dalton Nichols, BS, Kailyn Asbury,
MS, CCC-SLP, Taylor Westhoff MS, CCC-SLP
Computer Forensics Post-Baccalaureate CertificateSuranjan Chakraborty, PhD, Cheryl
Brown, Andrea Chenowith
Health Information Technology Post-Baccalaureate CertificateSuranjan Chakraborty,
PhD, Cheryl Brown, Andrea Chenowith
Integrating an Evidence-Based Intervention in a Smartphone App to Enhance Surgical
SafetyCyrus Engineer, DrPH, Subrata Acharya, PhD
The Impact of Learning Environment on Knowledge Outcomes and Student Satisfaction
in Sleep Medicine EducationTamara Douglass-Burton, Ed.D., RRT, RPSGT
Longitudinal Aging Study at Towson [LAST]Nicolas D. Knuth, PhD
Mobile Health Application for Clinicians to Enhance Clinical Decision-Making at the
Point of CareKyungsook Gartrell, RN, PhD
Project yCAT:Young Children’s Assistive TechnologyAmanda C Jozkowski, PhD, OTR/L,
Ziying Katherine Tang, PhD, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, PhD
Sleep Apnea, cardioVascular and Exercise (SAVE) StudyDevon Dobrosielski, PhD, Susheel
Patil, MD, PhD
Standard-based Connected Personal Healthcare FrameworkYeong-Tae Song, PhD
Understanding University Students’ Exercise FIT Values with Wearable Mobile Health
Application for Clinicians to Enhance Clinical Decision-Making at the Point of CareCarrie
Use of a Markerless Motion-Capture System to Assess Lower Extremity Biomechanics in
Collegiate AthletesPeter Lisman, Ph.D., ATC, Nathan Wilder, MS, ATC
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Baltimore has a wealth of data describing its socialeconomic and environmental conditions.
Online interactive maps and infographics allow citizens access to this data now more
than ever before.
This event will allow attendees to work with university and industry mentors to collaboratively
analyze the problems that face our city. Participants will brainstorm a list of themes
for our story maps. They will then collect, process, and analyze all of the required
data for their project. Data will come from Baltimore Open Data (https://data.baltimorecity.gov),
the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (http://bniajfi.org), and other publically
available datasets. Visualizations will be developed using ArcGIS Online Story Maps
(https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/) and Tableau (https://public.tableau.com/s/).
All who are intereseted in data visualization and Baltimore are welcome!
Emerging technologies are rapidly transforming how we interact with geospatial data.
From new data collection techniques, like new low cost aerial mapping platforms, to
improved data management applications that allow us to draw better inferences from
existing data sets, emerging technologies is changing what we can learn about our
Come listen as the School of Emerging Technologies presents the results of two ongoing
HydroCloud: An Online Integrative Tool for Hydrologic Data (M. McGuire, M. Roberge)Developing
an Aerial Mapping Platform (J. Morgan, P. Reese)HydroCloud: An Online Integrative
Tool for Hydrologic Data HydroCloud is a web-based framework for hydrologic data
integration, visualization, and analysis. The system uses light-weight but sophisticated
Behind the scenes, the system uses a scaleable, distributed document-oriented database,
making it possible to quickly add new data types or provide efficient access to continental-scale
stream gauge and rain fall data. This presentation will discuss the technology behind
the HydroCloud system, as well as its potential for application in other disciplines.
New developments such as social coding and HTML 5 have made it easier than ever before
to learn how to code for mobile phones, while scaleable databases and hosted cloud
computing have lowered the barriers to entry for new developers.
Developing an Aerial Mapping Platform Aerial photographs are one important source
of data for geographic information systems (GIS). In addition to their use for developing
planimetric or topographic maps, aerial photographs are used to provide contextual
information not provided on traditional maps; they also provide stakeholders with
ways to visually identify areas where recent changes have occurred in the physical
or human landscape. Using funds provided by the School of Emerging Technologies, Dr.
Morgan and Phil Reese have developed an aerial mapping platform based on a remote
quadcopter. They will describe the platform and its capabilities, and discuss its
application and use on projects both on campus and off campus.
Pesticides in Kenya: Field, Mapping, and Laboratory Studies- A Student's Experience
Dr. Clare Muhoro (Department of Chemistry) and her undergraduate and graduate students
are working with Jeremy Monn (Center for Geographical Information Systems) on the
environmental fate of a popular family of pesticides, the N-methylcarbamates (NMCs),
used globally as potent insecticides. The ultimate goal of this study is to design
suitable remediation technologies for contaminated surface water in tropical environments.
This summer, Dr. Clare Muhoro and her students Bao Ha and Leili Zamini went to the
Ruiru River in Kenya to collect data for their analysis. The students will be giving
a photo presentation that documents their experience.
Playing with Light: Visualizing Sound with Human-Generated Power
Jenn Figg and Matt McCormack discuss their collaborative research with electromechanical
kinetic light sculptures. Their light instruments leverage the potential energy of
musical performance, analog technology, and human-generated power to visualize sound.
With bangs, hits, taps, and shakes, users generate enough power to light up multiple
LEDs. The instrument’s simple mechanics and immediate, responsive light reveals complex
Jenn Figg is an Assistant Professor of Art at Towson University in Maryland, and pursuing
her Ph.D. in Media, Art, and Text at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Matthew McCormack graduated with a BFA in Glass from The Ohio State University and
is now pursuing an Interdisciplinary MFA at Towson University.
Selected exhibitions include: The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, The Art House at
the Jones Center in Austin, TX, MOCA Cleveland, OH, Virginia Museum of Contemporary
Art in Virginia Beach, VA, the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, OH, the National Museum
of Glass in Eskisehir, Turkey and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency,
The Teaching of Ethics and Technology
Are you interested in the teaching of ethics? Join your colleagues for a conversation
about how technology has impacted ethics and society! We will be talking about how
ethics cuts across disciplines and approaches we have all taken to teaching these
issues in our classes. We are looking to craft one or more modules that can be used
across multiple disciplines, as well as thinking more broadly about developing an
interdisciplinary case study event around an ethics technology issue.
Geospatial Data Awareness
Do you have a project that involves spatial data? Are you having trouble identifying
data sets or getting the data into a form you can analyze? Come to our workshop on
In this workshop, we will show you how to find the right geospatial data for your
research project. We will walk step-by-step through sample projects to highlight available
campus and internet resources, and introduce you to the tools you can use to perform
your analysis. We will provide access to geospatial data resources at the local, state,
and national levels, and will show how you can link non-spatial data to such data
This workshop was be led by Tom Earp and Jeremy Monn from the Towson University Center
for Geographic Information Systems.