Thomas Way

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Computers increasingly are prevalent in the classroom, with student laptops becoming the norm, yet some beneficial uses of this widespread technology are being overlooked. Speech recognition software is maturing, and possesses the potential to provide real-time note taking assistance in the classroom, particularly for deaf and hard of hearing students. This(More)
Computing education has permeated virtually all disciplines, expanding learning with new technology and an updated definition of literacy that includes computational thinking. As opportunities for multidisciplinary courses that include computing increase, so do the challenges placed on faculty to develop such courses and the required computing expertise(More)
Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) are rapidly becoming an accepted means of providing network information exchange across a heterogeneous fabric of nodes. Given the complexity of such architectures and multiple levels of system interactions, creating a valid and usable SoS model for SOA application using a single technique that captures the desired(More)
– This paper describes the emerging US National Healthcare Information Network (NHIN). Scheduled to be completed for the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) by 2014, the NHIN will be a complex System of Systems information network built up from consumer, physician, hospital, and Regional Healthcare Information Organizations (RHIOs). The(More)
– The emerging National Healthcare Information Network (NHIN) is intended to improve the efficacy, efficiency, and safety of healthcare. At the same time, Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) are rapidly becoming an accepted means of providing network information exchange across a heterogeneous fabric of node, and may be suitable for a next-generation(More)
This project tries to provide a clarified and comprehensive understanding of the computing disciplines that allows shared experiences and expertise within and across the community. This collective sharing enables computing faculty to collaborate with other disciplines that use computing to enhance groups, and to create new cross-disciplinary areas of study(More)
The PIVOTS partnership has developed the Science & Theatre Magic Program, a service learning summer program of multidisciplinary, magic-themed science exploration. Faculty participants mentor teenagers, who in turn create and stage a day-long adventure that brings younger children from Philadelphia by train to an " American School of Magic. " The creation(More)
Dean of Graduate Studies Date ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work could not have been performed without the guidance of my research advisor, Dr. Thomas Way, who provided valuable direction, feedback and enthusiastic support, and was truly both a mentor and a friend. I would like to thank my friend and colleague Christopher Continanza for our past collaborations on(More)
Computer component fabrication is approaching physical limits of traditional photolithographic fabrication techniques. An alternative computer architecture may be enabled by the rapidly maturing field of nanotechnology, and consist of nano-mechanical computational machines similar to those first proposed by Eric Drexler, or other nanoscale components. In(More)