MHCI 2011-2012 Capstone Projects

Capstone Project: Uniecho
Students Team: Boram Han, Harper LaFave, Inês Gonçalves, Luís Miguel Pinto
Advisors: Nuno Nunes (UMa), Valentina Nisi (UMa) and Jenna Date (CMU)
Institutions: Universidade da Madeira (UMa) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Industry Sponsor: Novabase
Abstract: We want to help Portuguese universities, by understanding current relationships within their eco-system, in order to create opportunities that benefit universities and their alumni.

Capstone Project: Promethean
Students Team: Aditya Gujaran, Benjamin Nimmons, José Nelson Alves, Marwa Mahammad
Advisors: Nuno Nunes (UMa), Valentina Nisi (UMa) and Jenna Date (CMU)
Institutions: Universidade da Madeira (UMa) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Industry Sponsor: Logica
Abstract: Assigned researchers in Team Promethean will uncover priorities, attitudes, and improvement opportunities at EDP dispatch centers. The objective is to assess tools and processes of energy distribution in EDP control rooms.

Capstone Project: Euphorbia
Students Team: Ana Alves, Júlia Silva, Kara Rennert, Salim Batlouni
Advisors: Nuno Nunes (UMa), Valentina Nisi (UMa) and Jenna Date (CMU)
Institutions: Universidade da Madeira (UMa) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Industry Sponsor: Parque Natural da Madeira
Abstract: Research and discover new ways to reach those groups whose actions currently threaten species in the reserves, in the hopes of influencing them to alter their behavior in favor of environmental best practices.