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Faculty Retiree Presents Paper Co-Written With College Alumnus

Research conducted by a Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus for his senior project was incorporated into a paper presented at a recent regional conference by a retired faculty member.

The paper was presented by Asesh K. Das, who retired in August 2012 as a professor of computer science, and was written by him and Michael K. Layton – who graduated in August 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in information technology: web and applications development concentration – while both men were still at Penn College.

“Capstone Courses as Software Engineering Disciplines With IEEE 1471,” presented during the IEEE Southeastern Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., includes portions of Layton’s senior project that was completed in 2010 for a class with Das. (IEEE 1471 is an international software guideline developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association.)

Asesh K. Das
Asesh K. Das

Layton is employed by Susquehanna Health and Das now holds a guest research position at West Virginia University.

In the paper, the authors detail how the views of all role-players can be incorporated into the development and implementation of any project. They also discuss how multiple rubrics can be used to uniformly evaluate nontraditional students along with their traditional counterparts.

Sponsored by the IEEE Region 3, which encompasses the southeastern United States and Jamaica, the annual Southeastcon promotes all aspects of the theories and applications of the electrical, electronic and computer engineering disciplines.

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