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Embry-Riddle News Briefs: Daytona Beach Campus

Daytona Beach, FL, January 10, 2013

In the News 1 10 2013

Student engineers

Embry-Riddle Students the Top Florida Team in Programming Competition

One of three teams of Embry-Riddle student engineers from the Daytona Beach Campus was the top-scoring team from Florida in the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition held Oct. 19-20.

The contest, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, drew 1,941 student teams from around the world, including nine from Florida schools.

The winning Embry-Riddle teammates were software engineering graduate students James Hasselman and Chris Wright and aerospace engineering student Evan Tvrdik. Hasselman has since graduated. They were advised by William Barott, associate professor of electrical, computer and software engineering.

Two other Embry-Riddle teams consisted of students Forrest Crooks, Newton Kirby and Bryan Santos, aerospace engineering; Steve Bryden, engineering physics; Justin Weltmer, mechanical engineering; and Justin Albano, software engineering.

The IEEE competition gave students a new challenge each hour for 24 hours. Teammates worked together to write solutions to computer science programming problems in the areas of mathematics, logic and system modeling. Teams uploaded their programs to a central computer to be evaluated and were scored on how many problems they completed successfully.

Other Embry-Riddle advisors were Richard Stansbury, associate professor of computer engineering and computer science; Thomas Yang, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Jianhua Liu, associate professor of electrical engineering; Keith Garfield, assistant professor of computer science; and Jeanette Barott, College of Engineering communication specialist.

PHOTO: From left to right: Chris Wright, Newton Kirby, Forrest Crooks, James Hasselman, Evan Tvrdik, Justin Weltmer, Justin Albano, Steve Bryden and Bryan Santos.

Embry-Riddle Professor Publishes New Book on AADL Model-Based Engineering

David Gluch, a software engineering professor at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, is the coauthor with Peter Feiler of a new book titled Model-Based Engineering with AADL (Addison-Wesley Professional, 2012).

Feiler is a senior member of the technical staff of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI), where Gluch is a visiting scientist.

The book is described as the first guide to using the international standard called Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) to help developers optimize their model-based engineering processes.

The SEI website states, “The advent of complex, embedded, software-reliant systems has increasingly made build-then-test development practices inefficient and unaffordable. To address this challenge, a group of prominent industrial organizations collaborated with SAE (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers) to articulate the SAE Architecture Analysis & Design Language AS-5506 Standard.

“The AADL standard will likely become applicable in a greater number of application domains as mission-critical software of all kinds grows in complexity and becomes embedded in a wider variety of devices and systems. Consequently, Model-Based Engineering with AADL can serve as a valuable resource to developers in many fields.”

For more information on the new book, visit

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