Research in the department is focused on the Blackburn Card Framework (BBCF), a framework that handles graphics and animations for basic card games. The project is a teaching tool that allows beginner programming students to write the logic of games such as Blackjack or Hearts and produce visually appealing and fun to play graphics-based games.
Recent work has been presented at the Central Plains regional conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges.
Current work on the project is focused on expanding the framework to help teach more advanced topics such as polymorphism.
Work has been done recently on a co-curricular project developing free and open source (FOSS) Android applications with a focus on Security and Privacy issues. The project is currently awaiting dedicated students to help continue progress. Interested students should contact me directly.