Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"FILLED - Social Media and Aviation"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
social media, process modeling, software tool development
Project Description:
Aviation relies on accurate and timely information to ensure safe and convenient flight service for people and cargo. This project explores the use of social media to augment the available channels of information.
Expected Student Contributions:
Students in this project would understand the information needs of the aviation environment and understand the types of information sources available. Risk and security analyses will be performed. Models will be created and validated. The anticipation is that a software tool will be used to analyze social media data and translate that into a format needed by aviation professionals.
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Desired Qualifications:
A desire to learn quickly and contribute to the project is the first qualification. Skills in process modeling, ERD, DFD, risk assessment, or data security analyses are desired.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Johnson, Mary
Aviation Technology

Student Supervisor

Brandeis Marshall
Asst Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Brandeis Marshall
CNIT/College of Technology