Every year, the Berglund Center for Internet Studies awards a senior for the best use of analyzing the impact of the internet in their senior presentations as a part of their requirement at Pacific University. This year, two seniors were recipients of the Excellence in Internet Research Award.
Both were awarded at the BCIS Awards Reception on May 16, 2014 and presented a small snippet of their presentations.
Joshua Siva is a computer science and mathematics double major with his senior presentation in computer science of "NachoNet: A Rasberry Pi WiFi Localization System"
Do you often find yourself sitting around craving nachos? If you are like millions of other Americans, then you too are suffering from the effects of nacho misallocation. With NachoNet, hungry users can be located through their WiFi enabled devices. NachoNet utilizes WiFi localization and Raspberry Pis to locate devices in a room based on their signal strength. In addition to accurate localization, this system provides scalability by distributing calculations across each node in the network so that no single node is overly burdened. We dream of a future in which nacho delivery robots will utilize NachoNet to bring this delicious snack directly to you.