Monthly Archives: September 2013

Meeting the F2F groups

It is September 20th and the first meeting of the Android Apps cross-department teams.  Drs. Shankar, Mitsova and McAfee are all in attendance as are the Urban Planning, Graphics and Engineering (Computer Science) students.  It’s kind of funny because the students from one department are on one-side of the room and the other department students are on the other.  There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground.  🙂

After presentations by Dr. Shankar, Mitsova and McAfee, they turn the floor over to those of us looking to help or elicit help (me!) from the Android Apps team.  Here’s my presentation . . .  F2F_092013  Presentations are done – time for some goodies.

Getting Started

The first few weeks are all about coming up to speed on the work done to date.  I started out reading all the information all ready available line at Center for Systems Integration and Semantic Web.  The later has links to great work done by Safit Islam and Glen Freytag to aid in the search for Diabetes Management information on-line.  More on this in a minute.  After work on day I meet with Dr. Mitsova so see what her students had pulled together so far in terms of information on-line relative to the topics the Android Apps will address.  The spreadsheet has the application topics and a little more info, but I’m not really seeing yet how this all ties together. . .   I need to read more . . .

Getting back to Safit and Glen’s work, they have built a tools to utilize the semantic web searching for information assisting diabetes patients manage their illness.  I will leverage their work to build a ontology/taxonomy to help the Android Apps student find on-line information while they research their application’s issue.