Individual/Team Project Assignments
Team Member(s) (emails) Project Name
1 Sorosh Olamaei (  License Service
2 Steve Lopez (  Estimate/Measure Defects
3 Cynthia Johnson (  Extreme/Agile Programming Techniques
4 James Roberts (  Software Automation Tools
5 Donovan Faustino ( 
Tim St.John  (
One Stop Comparison Shopping
6 Megan Heffernan (  Media Library
7 Ehsan Ghaneie ( 
Kenton Waller  (
Time-Domain Analysis Tool
8 Feras Batarseh ( 
Nestor Rivera  (
Inspection vs. Testing
9 Diala Gammoh (  Inspection vs. Testing
10 Andrew Diemer (  Software Automation Tools
11 Naiana Campos (  Smart organizer - Smizer
12 Gargi Chipalkatti ( 
Adam Radwan  (
File Synchronization System
13 Gleyner Garden (  Wireless Video Security System
14 Shane Marcus ( 
Andrew Wheeler  (
Software Configuration Management (SCM) Tools

Possible Software Engineering II Class Projects

Project 1: Automated Intrusion Detection

Viruses and spyware are a huge problem with modern computing, costing billions of dollars a year in productivity. These malware applications have become increasingly sophisticated and continue to outsmart pattern matching approaches used by modern spyware/virus scanners. As such, your task will be to design a prototype system capable of automatically detecting system instrusion. Much research has already been done on the algorithms capable of this, but no readily available proof of concept exists. You will produce a simple system that can scan the computer and recognize a potential threat based on previous data, not tediously made template files.

Contact:Jimmy Secretan, School of Electical Engineering and Computer Science, Email: University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816-2362. Cell: 407-325-3581.

Project 2: Spare CPU cycle harvesting

The average user of a PC only uses a small fraction of his available CPU resources at one time. Countless CPU cycles go unused in a typical PC, and yet computer users still suffer slow computing experiences. If perhaps, programs could better predict and precompute the necessary functions that the user wishes to perform, users could work a great deal faster with the same computing resources. Your task is to develop a software library to aid in using spare CPU cycles for local user applications. The library doesn't have to be extensive, but more of a proof of concept. In addition, this should be tested in a simple application such as a word processor.

Contact:Jimmy Secretan, School of Electical Engineering and Computer Science, Email: University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816-2362. Cell: 407-325-3581.

Project 3: Online Paper Editing System

Academics often have the need to closely collaborate on research papers, especially in the final stages of the paper. Currently, this might be accomplished through e-mailing the paper back and fourth or uploading it to a CVS system. However, as the deadline looms, it is easier to get out of synchronization. Your job is to develop a web based system to allow for many parties to simultaneously edit a LaTeX document. The system should make use of the already existing component SynchroEdit ( SynchroEdit allows several users to collaboratively edit text in real time. You should wrap this system in a web based interface that helps with all the other challenges of editing the paper, including uploading the initial document along with accompanying figures and a way to compile and view a PDF of the LaTeX through the same web interface.

Contact:Jimmy Secretan, School of Electical Engineering and Computer Science, Email: University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816-2362. Cell: 407-325-3581.

Project 4: Software Process

Define a tailored software process specifically designed for Web-application development,in particular, WebApps that use a database. Are there any specialized effort and schedule models for such projects (e.g. Cocomo - like)?

Project 5: Estimate/Measure Defects

How do you measure/estimate number of defects remaining in code at time of release? (Hint: related variables to this question include defect detection rate, defect removal efficiency, defect density, and process maturity.)

Project 6: Software Quality

Review studies on the cost-of-quality in software engineering literature. It is generally considered hard to apply the results to a specific project. Provide suggestions on how to assess the cost-of-quality for three example projects of your choosing.

Project 7: Software Product Quality

What is the impact of the organization's level (ISO certified or CMM assessed) on the product quality?

Project 8: Software Testing

What would be different when a software tester performs test planning for different systems and application domains? Consider mass-market software products, COTS software, internal-use-only software tools, embedded software.

Project 9: Software Testing

There are open research problems and/or questions about statistical usage-based web testing, especially with the missing information or information not recorded in the server access logs. Research and suggest alternative ways to obtain such a missing information or how to deal with other open problems and/or questions.

Project 10: Software Testing

Even though several emprical studies which compare inspection more favorably than testing, it is still not as widely used as testing. Describe your assessment behind this statement.

Project 11: Software Reliability Engineering

Software reliability engineering is both an active area of research and area with great potential for practical applications. Describe its potential in the web-based applications and software, or other emerging market.

Project 12: Software Automation Tools

Select three automated software estimation tools to use. You can find them on the web with a demo version or short time period licences.

(a) Determine the types of algorithms each of them use

(b) Review the tools you selected and provide critique for each of them (pros/cons, improvements if any) and order them according to your preference.