Congratulations to our winners!

  • Outstanding Overall Achievement - Wayne Stilwell
  • Outstanding Data Mining and Data Management - John Shull, Faisal Mahmud, Mohammad Obeid
  • Outstanding Visualization Techniques - Wayne Stilwell

"Engineering, Computer Science Students Conduct Research on Quantum Sensors for Competition", Inside ODU, Feb 4, 2013.

Contest Description

Objective: Develop innovative data visualization(s) (static infographic or interactive visualization) to communicate to any interested party the history and trajectory of Quantum Sensing technology.

Important Dates

  • October 1, 2012 - kickoff meeting
  • October 15, 2012 - deadline for registration
    • email Prof. Walk (swalk at odu) your team name and team members with email addresses
  • December 14, 2012 - competition deadline


  • Prize awards open to current ODU students only
    • All teams members must be registered for the competition by October 15, 2012 to be eligible for prizes.
    • Teams may - and are encouraged to - collaborate with individuals or groups outside the ODU community.
  • Designs must be submitted by December 14, 2012.
    • Teams must submit, with their final design, lists of ALL technical and personal sources used in their design.
    • Use of copyrighted or patented materials or methods, or other evidence of plagiarism - such as copying or using another person's or group's methods or designs without permission - will mean disqualification.
    • ALL results (algorithms, methods, screen designs, etc.) will remain in the public domain
  • A panel of faculty and professional judges will announce winners in January 2013.


Overall Prize: $1500

  • The entry which BEST communicates, via data visualization techniques, the history and trajectory of Quantum Sensing technology.

Two $500 Prizes

  • The entry which demonstrates the BEST data mining, management, and interpretation techniques
  • The entry which demonstrates the best visualization techniques

Any one team can win multiple prizes.


Dataset of quantum sensing publications (in BibTeX format)

Suggested Sources

Technology Trajectories



Visualization Sources and Samples

Other Resources

Registered Teams

  1. Vis Tech (Semiotics) - Lulwah Alkwai, Mostafa Uddin
  2. Visualization Learners - Rahul Shambuni, William Nguedjo
  3. Dynamic Duo - Matthew Haase, Terra Elzie
  4. Envisage - Yishu Zheng, Sharmin Sultatan, Umama Ahmed
  5. Mat Kelly - Mat Kelly
  6. Abohms - John Shull, Faisal Mahmud, Mohammad Obeid
  7. Team Rocket - Gary Lawson, Rifat Aras
  8. Wayne's World - Wayne Stilwell


Sponsor: WorldTech International, LLC