Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Tweeting about Flights"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2012 - DURI
Research area(s):
information retrieval, aviation technology, twitter
Project Description:
To determine the pervasiveness of flight-related data content on Twitter; To identify flight-related categories (or clusters) being tweeted/re-tweeted and their possible correlation with weather condition information.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will be involved in implementing computer algorithms via Twitter API to gather and assess partial and exact information regarding flight-related data from pilots, airlines and air passengers. The effectiveness of these algorithms may also be tested.
Related Website(s):
Desired Qualifications:
minimum 3.0 major GPA, familiarity with Java SDK, data structures & algorithms, willingness to learn Twitter API, if not currently familiar
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Marshall, Brandeis
computer and information technology

Student Supervisor

Brandeis Marshall
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Mary Johnsom
Aviation Technology