Computer Science Student Club

ByteBods is an organization directed by CIS faculty and comprised of students interested in computing technologies. ByteBods members meet on a regular basis. We invite speakers from the industry, discuss the current trends of computing, build websites for student organizations and community groups, volunteer our IT support in the Topeka area, connect computer science and other Washburn students, and inspire youth in Topeka through outreach opportunities.

For more information, please contact the ByteBods officials:

President: Luke Phelps-Roper
Vice President: Riley Delancy
Secretary: Andrew Mullen
Faculty Advisor: Joseph Kendall-Morwick

 

International Association for Computer Information Systems Annual Conference

Students at conference in Las Vegas

Students at conference in Las Vegas

  • Dr. Nan Sun, Computer Information Sciences, traveled to Las Vegas with four students in October 2022 to the International Association for Computer Information Systems annual conference. The students presented their research findings related to right to repair and online gaming vs class structure preference. (Photo left to right: Skyler Saunders, Angelica Comahig, Brett Kulp, Edward Baker)
students at the International Association for Computer Information Association Conference

Students at conference in Florida

  • Dr. Nan Sun, Computer Information Sciences, traveled to Florida with eight students in October 2018 to the International Association for Computer Information Systems annual conference. The students, who worked in teams, presented their research findings related to bots in social media, cryptocurrency and personal technology. (Click the magnifying glass icon to see a full-sized image. Photo left to right: Isaac Cason, Chris Ford, Brandon Habig, Ben Wolf, Aaron Spero, Angela Kiamco, Jessica Lancaster and Abida Syed)
Students pose for a photo with a statue in Puerto Rico.

Students at conference in Puerto Rico

  • Dr. Nan Sun, Computer Information Sciences, traveled to Puerto Rico with four students in October 2013 to the International Association for Computer Information Systems annual conference. The students presented their research findings related to women/minorities in computer science majors and the effect of social activities on pair programming. (Click the magnifying glass icon to see a full-sized image. Photo left to right: Hezekiah Phelps, Zachery Glenn, Zachery Phillips, Skyler Bock)

Student Research

Game Development

Kid Tripp, developed by Mike Burns, was featured on the front page of the App Store in August 2013 and January 2014.  It has attracted over 200,000 downloads, and received great reviews from popular gaming websites, including Destructoid and TouchArcade.  

 

Publications

 

Awards

Jay Liebowitz Outstanding Student Research Award

  • 2015
    Michaela Saunders, Keval Shah, Zachary Smith, Washburn University
    Research paper  “What Makes them Click: Gender, Social Media & the College Audience”
    Research advisor and co-author:  Dr. Sun, Washburn University
  • 2013
    Skyler J. Bock, Lindsay J. Taylor, and Zachary E. Phillips, Washburn University
    Research Paper "Women and Minorities in Computer Science Majors: Results on Barriers from Interviews and a Survey"
    Faculty Sponsor and co-author: Dr. Sun, Washburn University
  • 2012
    Taylor S. Drain & Lakeisha E. Grier, Washburn University
    Research paper: "Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey"
    Research advisor and co-author: Dr. Sun, Washburn University

 

Presentations/Posters

  • Edward Baker, Angelica Comahig, Brett Kulp, “A Survey to Assess Public Perception of Right to Repair for Electronic Devices”, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2022, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
  • Skyler Saunders, “Online Gaming Habits and Course Structure Preferences”, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2022, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
  • Dane Vanderbilt, Kun Xie, “An Applied Study of RNN Models for Predicting Cryptocurrency Prices”, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2020, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
  • Cian Renner, “A Study of the Role of VR in Mental Health Based on Public Opinion”, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2020, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
  • Isaac Cason, Aaron Morris, Brandon Habig, “Charge Me: A Comparison of Electrical Efficiency in Cryptocurrency Mining Algorithms”, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2018, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
  • Angela Kiamco, Jessica Lancaster, Abida Syed, "To Browse or To Purchase? Which Device is the Answer?", International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2018, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
  • Aaron Spero, Benjamin Wolf, Christopher Ford, "Social Media Bots and Automation: Comparing and Contrasting Two Social Media Platforms' Susceptibility to Bot Abuse" , International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2018, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
  • Michaela Saunders, Keval Shah, Zachary Smith, "What Makes them Click: Gender, Social Media & the College Audience”, Washburn University Aperion 2015,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2015, faculty advisor:  Dr. Sun
  • William Oliver, Nathan Purcell, Sergio Salas, Rory MacDonald , “Explaining the Gap between Enrollment and Employment in Computer Information Sciences”, Washburn University Aperion 2015,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2015, faculty advisor:  Dr. Sun
  • Jeremy Ellison, "Network Neutrality: Two Studies on Public Awareness", Washburn University Aperion 2015,  faculty advisor:  Dr. Sun
  • Tyler Wade , "Interoperability between C++ Libraries and Python", Washburn University Aperion 2014,  faculty advisor: Dr. Schmidt
  • Salvador Lopez Jr., "Measuring the Size of the Government", Washburn University Aperion 2014, faculty advisor: Dr. Schmidt
  • Haskell McRavin, "Building and Calibrating the Kossel Mini 3D Printer", 2014, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly
  • Skyler J. Bock, Lindsay J. Taylor, and Zachary E. Phillips, "Women and Minorities in Computer Science Majors: Results on Barriers from Interviews and a Survey", Washburn University Aperion 2013,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2013, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
  • Hezekiah J. Phelps, Jacob Dobler, Zachery T. Glenn, " The Effect of Social Activities on Pair Programming: Results from an Experiment", Washburn University Aperion 2013,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2013, faculty advisor:  Dr. Sun
  • Michael Burns, "Logic Gate Simulation of MARIE Instruction Set", 2013, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly
  • Joshua Wurtz, "Implementing a Virtual Environment for Artificially Intelligent Robots, 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly
  • Kris Antonetti, Donald Hinton, Andrew Edmonds, Matthew Calovich, "Interchange Social Network", 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly
  • Taylor S. Drain  and Lakeisha E. Grier, “Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey”, Washburn University Aperion 2012,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2012, faculty advisor:  Dr. Sun
  • Elizabeth Unrein and Delaney Fish, “Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey”, Washburn University Aperion 2012, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2012, faculty advisor:  Dr. Sun
  • Travis Shafer, Eric Russell, Eric Russell,  "The Effects on Comparing Prices with Smartphones on Consumers' Shopping Behavior", Washburn University Aperion 2012, faculty advisor:  Dr. Sun

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Computer Information Sciences

Department of Computer Information Sciences
Stoffer, Room 304
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1739
cis@washburn.edu

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