A pair of computer science students who proposed a new way to protect personal devices from cyber threats won first place in the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Annual Senior Project Showcase.
George Roussis and Kendra Campbell’s project “Honeypot Based Group Monitoring and Protection” would enable networks of any size to protect themselves from threats by deploying a number of passive honeypots, a malware detecting software, as probes inside the network. Once an attack is discovered, a honeypot reports the network identity and malicious attack signatures to a central server so that all other network users can access the blacklist of attackers and protect their personal devices.
George Roussis 和Kendra Campbell的项目“Honeypot Based Group Monitoring and Protection”（蜜罐技术）是一种能让各类网络通过过蜜罐技术实现自我保护的技术。一旦发现网络攻击，用户们可以通过中央服务器查看蜜罐报告，得到攻击的信息从而加入自己设备的黑名单中，最终实现保护个人设备的目的。
“Many people don’t run antivirus or security software on their personal devices. These connected devices have the potential to adversely affect entire networks,” Roussis explained. “By adding another layer of security, system networks would have the ability to better defend themselves requiring no additional antivirus software downloads.”
The Senior Project Showcase is an opportunity for computer science and engineering students to present their senior projects to a panel of local industry related professionals. Thirty-two students presented at this year’s competition. Projects were scored on a scale of 1 to 5 based on their technological or scientific significance, the methodology for solving the specified problem, the ingenuity and originality of the proposed solution, whether their poster displayed the work accomplished clearly and the student’s ability to explain their ideas.
Sina Rabbany, dean of the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, congratulated the students on their work. “The wide array of projects showcase the breadth of technical creativity on display by our students.”
Fred DeMatteis 工程与计算机学院长Sina Rabbany向参与活动的学生们和他们的作品表示了祝贺，“我们学生们的创造力和技术成就了我们这次展示会的维度”
Second place was awarded to computer science major, Marvin Dizon for “EyeDetect”, an interactive tool designed to support video surveillance technology by analyzing video footage and identifying human shapes. Practical applications for EyeDetect include preventing fire hazards by monitoring the number of people in a particular area or helping retailers to accurately predict the foot traffic of shoppers at different times of day.
Dizon said that working on his senior project helped him develop soft skills that he hopes will benefit him in his career. “I definitely gained a lot of experience in terms of working collaboratively with someone. I’m also excited for what the future holds for Computer Vision and Virtual Reality.”
Other engineering and computer science projects showcased at this year’s event ranged from an alternate design for ebband flow hydroponic plant systems to a cost-effective approach for lowering the number of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) train and subway fatalities.