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SU Computer Science Gradudate Student Wins

LA Academy of Sciences Best Poster Presentation Award


Saritha Rakam, a graduate student from the SU Baton Rouge Department of Computer Science, achieved the best graduate poster presentation award in the division of computer science, math, and statistics and material sciences and engineering, during the 90th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences at Louisiana State University Alexandria, April 23, 2016.
Rakam's research title was "Android Application for Student Attendance Tracking System."
Mohammad Abdus Salam, professor and graduate coordinator, Department of Computer Science, who supervised and co-authored the research said, "this application was developed to meet the need of an electronic attendance system to be used by the Department of Computer Science at Southern University and it can also be customized for any other department. Her proposed application will make the attendance system easier to monitor and manage."
According to its website, membership in the Louisiana Academy of Sciences is open to those individuals, organizations, and institutions that are engaged actively in the advancement of science or which provide material assistance to advance the purposes of the Academy. One of the goals for the Louisiana Academy Sciences is to unite the scientists of Louisiana for the purpose of encouraging research and education in all branches of science.
The authors acknowledge Ebrahim Khosravi, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science, for his encouragement and support.