In its ongoing effort to provide faculty support in the computational sciences, the Neukom Institute is pleased to announce a new program that provides computer programming support to faculty. The Institute supports two experienced and talented programmers who will, upon availability, be made available to faculty in need of programming support for their research. Interested faculty should submit a 1-2 page description of their research and specific programming needs. Support for short- and long-term projects will be considered. There is no deadline for submitting requests, and there is no cost to participating faculty.
Proposals must be submitted electronically as pdf documents to Neukom Institute
The Institute is looking for a few good programmers. Earn some cash while helping empower teaching and research.
If interested, email email@example.com with a summary of your relevant experience.
Here are the projects that need your help:
Project I. This project concerns a computer-assisted instruction program. The program poses questions that its users must answer by making multiple-choice selections or by filling in blanks, depending on the question. The program works, but is not being maintained and may stop working in the future. If possible, we'd like to find an open-source replacement for this program that is being actively maintained. The student programmer would help in researching candidate replacement programs, and if a suitable one can be found, would help to convert lesson files from the existing program to the replacement program. This conversion would most likely involve writing a program to read lessons in one format and write them out again in a different format. Familiarity with Java and XML would be useful; experience working with open-source software is a plus.
Project II. We are working with a researcher who is modeling social and economic behavior under various constraints. The project is in the early stages and we would like help in getting the programming support off the ground. The student programmer would assist Neukom staff in identifying components of the Repast simulation environment applicable to this modeling problem, and if time permits, would help to prototype the model. Requires experience with Java and Eclipse; experience with agent-based modeling and nonlinear systems could also be helpful.
Last Updated: 4/30/12