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LAPK/CSE Collaboration



LAPK Objective

The objective of the Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics (LAPK) is to create population models of drug behavior, and to apply these models by tailoring patients' dosage regimens.


LAPK/CSE Collaboration

Almost all existing LAPK software is DOS based. LAPK software has outdated data entry and data storage mechanisms. LAPK has recently submitted grants that will provide funds for revamping of their software. The main goal of the revamping is to improve LAPK software, by providing windows-based software with user-friendly interfaces. Graduate student from Center for Software Engineering (CSE) have acted as a consultants on software engineering sections of these grants.

Another aspect of LAPK/CSE collaboration is the opportunity to extract CSCI 577a/b projects from LAPK grants. With the help of CSE graduate students, LAPK has provided seven preliminary project ideas for CSCI 577a/b. The links to the project descriptions are provided below.

LAPK size estimation is also part of the collaboration. USC code counters are being used to count existing LAPK software. High-level UML diagrams are also being created for size estimation purposes. The objective is to estimate the size of the software using UML diagrams.


Benefits of Collaboration

LAPK and CSE both benefit from having CSCI 577a/b graduate students design and implement LAPK software. LAPK has the opportunity to prototype and document risky aspects of their software and CSE gains a new set of clients and projects for CSCI 577a/b.

Contacts

Yue Chen: yuec@usc.edu (CSE)
Meghna Shah: megnash@usc.edu (CSE)
Roger Jelliffe: jelliffe@usc.edu (LAPK)

Links to Projects

Boxes Drawing Component
PASTRX Import Wizard
Reserach Package Report Generator
Visualization of Nearest Neighbors
Configurable and Secure Web Computing