Agent-Based Smart Campus

The Smart Comet Campus

Overview 1
CometPark 2
CometNav 3
CometCab 4
CometClubs 5
The Future 6

The Smart Comet Cam­pus project was start­ed by Dr. Rym Zalila-Wenkstern and her team in Fall 2013. The project is ded­i­cat­ed to trans­form­ing the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Dal­las’ cam­pus into a sen­sor-based, smart uni­ver­si­ty.

Through the uti­liza­tion of a sys­tem of soft­ware agents and sen­sors, the smart cam­pus project will pro­vide spe­cial­ized ser­vices to stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and staff on the uni­ver­si­ty grounds. Our short-term goal is to ini­tial­ly imple­ment a vari­ety of dis­tinct ser­vices for the system’s audi­ence, while the next step is to devel­op a mul­ti-agent frame­work that coor­di­nates these ser­vices.

The Smart Comet Cam­pus project is open to all of the university’s under­grad­u­ate and Master’s lev­el stu­dents who wish to con­tribute to fur­ther improve the qual­i­ty of our lives on cam­pus.

Main Con­trib­u­tors:

  • Nick Bourov
  • Sihui Huang
  • Jen­nifer Jiang
  • Amir Saran

Comet­Park is a Smart-Phone appli­ca­tion that assists users in find­ing, and quick­ly nav­i­gat­ing to avail­able park­ing loca­tions through­out the cam­pus. Through a smart rank­ing list the appli­ca­tion also pro­vides real-time sta­tus updates for each park­ing spot. The sys­tem also allows users to dis­tin­guish park­ing spots by their per­mit type.

This project was com­plet­ed in Spring 2014 by the Advanced Soft­ware Engi­neer­ing Project (SE 6387) stu­dents. The team of Luis Fur­ta­do, Oluseyi Ogun­se­mi, and Ramon Rivera was award­ed the Best Design and Doc­u­ment­ta­tion. The team of Dol­ly Dogi­parthy, Shi­va Malavi­ka Ganesh, Sri­pad­man­a­ban Sub­ra­man­ian, and Yue Wu won the Best Sys­tem Engi­neer­ing Award for the com­ple­tion of this project.

Comet­Nav is a Smart-Phone appli­ca­tion pro­vid­ing effi­cient indoor nav­i­ga­tion with­in build­ings. Nav­i­gat­ing indoors can be a daunt­ing task for stu­dents, staff, and vis­i­tors alike. Find­ing your way around build­ings faster is an invalu­able neces­si­ty for all. Due to tech­ni­cal con­straints, nor­mal out­door nav­i­ga­tion at its cur­rent form is inef­fec­tive when used in an indoor envi­ron­ment.

This project was com­plet­ed in Spring 2014 by the Exec­u­tive Master’s Advanced Soft­ware Engi­neer­ing Project (SE 6387.M01) stu­dents. The team made up of Sushil Uday Muzum­dar Tracey L. Uddin, Lewis Cluck, Hariprasad Nagal­la , Tom Kurien, John B. Hamil­ton, Ajayku­mar Aswathap­pa and Andrew Bui won the Best Sys­tem Engi­neer­ing Award.

Future enhance­ments of Comet­Nav include the use of low ener­gy blue­tooth sen­sors and the inte­gra­tion of voice assis­tance.

Our newest addi­tion to the Smart Cam­pus fam­i­ly of ser­vices is Comet­Cab.

UT Dal­las has shut­tles that help stu­dents, staff, and vis­i­tors trav­el around our con­tin­u­ous­ly grow­ing cam­pus. How­ev­er, a major issue is that our shut­tles do not have an eas­i­ly iden­ti­fi­able sched­ule and no one knows when they are going to catch one.
We have there­fore intro­duced an Smart-Phone appli­ca­tion that allows users to know at all times when and where the cabs are. This ser­vice is the newest addi­tion to our grow­ing list of ser­vices. The devel­op­ment of this project is in response to many student’s request to enhance their Comet­Cab expe­ri­ence.
This project was com­plet­ed in Spring 2015 by the Advanced Soft­ware Engi­neer­ing Project (SE 6387) stu­dents.

 

 

 

Comet­Clubs is an IOS mobile, social net­work­ing appli­ca­tion that is designed to pro­mote stu­dent engage­ment, based on the stu­dents’ com­mon inter­ests, and strength­en the foun­da­tion that pro­vides over­all stu­dent aca­d­e­m­ic suc­cess.

The appli­ca­tion focus­es on pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for new stu­dent expe­ri­ences. The Comet­Clubs (alias FunEd/Flock) appli­ca­tion enables the indi­vid­ual stu­dent to find and join groups that match their inter­est.

This appli­ca­tion was cre­at­ed and devel­oped as a cap­stone project for the Exec­u­tive Mas­ters of Sci­ence in Soft­ware Engi­neer­ing (2014 Cohort) for SE 6387 Advanced Soft­ware Engi­neer­ing Project in Spring 2016.

The 7UP team con­sist­ed of:

  • Abdul­lah Moy­een
  • Adam Howard
  • Haitham Muh­sen
  • Mahabubul Alam
  • Maryam Par­tovi
  • Niran­jan Marathe
  • Raza Muham­mad

The Mach VII team con­sist­ed of:

  • Dana Crosslin
  • Sasi Chel­lap­pan
  • Pra­bin Gau­tam
  • Thomas Good­win
  • Suelin Gung
  • Ger­ard Matthew
  • Michelle Mulkey

Our vision is to have a ful­ly imple­ment­ed Smart Cam­pus which will serve as a mod­el for oth­er cam­pus­es. Not only will this project help with our every­day lives, but it will also inspire and depict the many poten­tial uses for the agent tech­nol­o­gy. Our hope is that one day we will live in smart cities where our Smart Cam­pus project can be tak­en to a much larg­er scale in order to help serve mil­lions of peo­ple.