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Senior Design (SD) is a course in which students complete a capstone project prior to graduation.  More specifically, students tackle real-world technical challenges for project sponsors, which can span multiple semesters. Projects often cover a wide range of disciplines, and topics can range from full stack development to cybersecurity to virtual reality. Previous project examples include deep learning for image classification, full stack web services, virtual reality for public health, vulnerability analysis on virtual machines, compiler program analysis, voice-based study applications, augmented reality for hand-written character recognition, and dynamic resource generation for cyber defense, amongst others.

Benefits of Senior Design Projects (SDP's) for project sponsors:

  • Workforce Development: This partnership can provide a pipeline of talent to fill growing numbers of high-tech vacancies since sponsors will have the opportunity to collaborate with, cultivate, and evaluate undergraduate students as prospective employees. This is a particularly low-cost option when compared with the costs of professional recruiting services to meet staffing needs.
  • Value: A typical project team consists of 4 senior undergraduate students who will be engaged on the project for about 10 hours per week (per student). For the Fall and Spring semesters, that is the rough equivalent of 1400 total work-hours for 35 weeks.
  • Unrestricted use of Results: Augusta University does not retain rights to any intellectual property generated during the senior design course. As such, sponsors are free to use any ideas, systems, or output for commercial or other purposes.


  • If your company is interested in sponsoring the next Senior Design Project course, please contact Dr. Jason Orlosky via e-mail or phone:, 706-721-0186
  • A proposal template is available below for you to craft your own project. These should be submitted to two months prior to the end of the preceding fall or spring semester.
  • Submission template

Sponsorship Cost:

  • The cost for the project sponsor is $10,000 for a two-semester project and $5,000 for a one-semester project. Financial sponsorship is a gift to Augusta University‚Äôs School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.
  • Payment is due in full at the start of the semester in which the project team begins work. Checks should be received within the first two weeks of the semester in which your project starts.

Please have a check sent to the following address:

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences
1120 15th Street
C/O-Regina White RV-1600
Augusta, GA 30912


Be sure to include the following information on the check:

  • Pay to: School of Computer and Cyber Sciences
  • Amount: $5000.00 per one-semester project and $10,000 for two-semester project,
  • For: Donation for Senior Design Program

Guidelines for project sponsors:

  • Not work for hire: An SDP project cannot be treated as work for hire. The program is a learning experience for the students and a means for fostering collaborative relationships with potential future employees.

  • The project sponsorship is a gift to the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences: This contribution is not compensation for completion of the project to the satisfaction of the sponsor. Rather, it covers the costs of administrative overhead for the capstone program, travel expenses associated with the project, and/or costs for any required hardware/software, etc. that may be needed for project completion. If a project fails to meet expectations as defined at the outset of the course through collaboration between the project sponsor, course instructor, and team members, then that will be reflected in the grades earned by the team members for the course.

  • Projects are separate: For sponsors supporting multiple SD projects, the projects are considered separate. While faculty will make their best effort to support project continuity over multiple semesters, the same groups of students are not expected to work on the same projects in subsequent semesters. Depending on the scope, projects can be spread across multiple sections of the Senior Design course, and those sections may have different instructors, resulting in separate projects.

Thank you for your consideration, and we are looking forward to working with you to help shape the next generation of world-class industry professionals!

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Project List

Cyber Physical Systems: Trideum

The goal of this capstone project was to design a building model with cyber-physical systems, encompassing components such as the HVAC system, elevator, RFID scanner, and motion sensor, while systematically identifying potential risks to the building.


Colleague Profile Platform: SPARQ

The goal of this capstone project was to enable SPARQ colleagues to showcase their skills to potential clients by developing a web-based application that facilitates the creation of customizable professional portfolios, empowering employees to maintain a master portfolio, generate specialized portfolios, and access past portfolios.


Security Onion Analyzers

The goal of this capstone project was to design and implement analyzers, Python code modules that efficiently extract data from third-party sources, and seamlessly integrate and test these developed modules with the Security Onion software, creating comprehensive developer and user documentation for delivery alongside our analyzers; upon project completion, the team initiated a pull request to the 2.4/dev branch of the Security Onion GitHub repositories.


Voice-based Study, Sponsor: Medical College of Georgia

This capstone project involves programming a voice user interface (VUI) that allows medical students to review and/or study material in a hands-free manner. The goal is to create a basic question and answer template using Java, Python, or Node within the framework of the VUI that can be modified and scaled up as desired.


Program Analysis and Compilers, Sponsor: School of Computer and Cyber Science

This capstone project involves rigorous and hands-on study of modern compiler analyses and program transformations, culminating in implementation of a transformation pass for the LLVM compiler


Vulnerabilities and VMs, Sponsor: Savannah River National Lab

In this project, you will be designing a training module to educate new recruits about vulnerabilities and exploits and how to defend against them. You will need to build a virtual machine with these vulnerabilities that can be easily deployed, used repeatedly, and modified as necessary for training purposes, potentially on multiple operating systems.


Acute Stroke Simulation, Sponsor: Department of Neurology

This capstone project involves building a Virtual Reality interface to enhance diagnostic and decision-making skills of healthcare providers during acute stroke. The goal is to enable a variety of healthcare providers and students to practice the skills needed for optimal management of acute stroke patients. A major challenge in acute stroke management is making optimal, time-sensitive decisions.


Empathy Nursing VR, Sponsor: Center for Instructional Innovation

As a result of the pandemic, nurses have shown a tremendous need in developing empathy in palliative care nursing. The goal is to develop a virtual reality simulation focusing on generating a better understanding of empathy before entering the industry to prepare the nurses for hands on experience in end-of-life care and interacting with the emotional loved ones of patients.


Reversible Concurrent Programs, Sponsor: School of Computer and Cyber Science

Process algebras (ūĚúč-calculus, CCS, Ambiant calculus, etc.) are an abstraction of concurrent systems useful to study, specify and verify distributed programs. This project is concerned with the implementation of such an abstraction for reversible programs: in short, imagine that we are designing a language to test that reversible computers behave ‚Äúas expected‚ÄĚ. We can then write a term describing what a program is supposed to do, and then check that the program indeed does what it is supposed to do, that is, matches its specification.


Deep Learning, Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience

This project created a software to do the following two tasks: 1) Image Classification, whereby the DNN classifies a given image as a ‚Äėpositive image‚Äô that contains a camouflaged human head target, or a ‚Äėnegative image‚Äô that contains no target, and 2) Target segmentation, whereby the DNN outlines the image region containing a camouflaged head target.


Colleague Profiling Platform, Sponsor: Rural Sourcing

Colleagues who are part of a professional services firm need an effective way to store, update, and product professional profiles for Client consideration. Think of these as configurable resumes. We desire a web-based product that will enable Colleagues to enter and maintain their professional skills, experiences, education and capabilities in an easy-to-use platform. This platform must also be able to quickly produce PDF versions of customizable profiles that can be shared.


A Virtual Reality Game for Public Health Awareness- Center for Instructional Innovation

 The goal of this project was to create an immersive virtual reality game for children in low-income areas in order to educate and improve cognitive awareness of hand washing and avoidance of insanitary practices. The results of the project will be utilized by Augusta University medical students who are gaining hands on experience in the community.

Written Character Recognition in Augmented Reality- Savannah River National Laboratory 

 In this project, the team built a system that allows users to hand-write characters using a virtual pen and paper.  Then the system recognizes and reacts to the user‚Äôs written words and numbers. This makes use of an AR display‚Äôs internal camera systems, algorithms to process images and depth information, machine learning, and interaction with 3D assets.

Terminal Respiratory Secretions (TRS) Rating Scale Application- Augusta University Physiological & Technological Nursing

 This capstone project involved building a smartphone/web application to rate terminal respiratory secretions for use in end-of-life research and clinical inpatient and outpatient hospice care. The results will be used in clinical research and practice to improve the rating consistency and management of terminal respiratory secretions.

Best Lawyers - Lawyer Detail View

Best Lawyers maintains a MS SQL Server instance that houses information on lawyers in a range of databases. This data is accessed by proprietary in-house CMS systems: LawMart, Intranet, Accounting,,

Savannah River National Lab - High Performance Computing Cluster

This project deals with the design and implementation of a system monitoring tool that collates server statistics from several different sources, stores them in a database, displays them to the user, allows for customization of display, and allows the user to query historical data.

AnaVation LLC - Dynamic Resource Generation for Active Cyber Defense

 This Senior Design Project deals with the dynamic generation of decoy resources for active cyber defense. Students will design server decoys for dynamic deployment in response to a cyber-attack. Additionally, students will develop prototypes of semi-automated mechanisms for deploying resources.

AnaVation LLC - Cloud Microservices Orchestration Framework

This Senior Design Project (SDP) deals with the development of a Microservices Orchestration Framework. Student teams will develop domain specific language that will establish an enterprise integration framework and microservices standard.

AnaVation LLC - PARADISE Explorer/Data Processing Calculator

This Senior Design Project proposed students to build a calculator where a user can tune a multitude of inputs and variables that would exist in a PARADISE framework.

AnaVation LLC - Microedge

This Senior Design Project deploys PARADISE one step further from a laptop by putting it on a device like a phone, tablet or Raspberry Pi.