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David Williams '13, Duke Hutchings accepted to international computer information systems conference

The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013) has accepted for presentation and publication the co-authored work of Elon senior David Williams and Elon assistant professor Duke Hutchings. The paper is titled "Efficiency and Device Versatility of Graphical and Textual Passwords."

The work will be orally presented at the conference in August. The paper is the result of a multi-year undergraduate research project.

Williams studied how different password systems could be used in both desktop and mobile computing environments.  Williams demonstrated that graphical techniques, traditionally viewed as "too slow to use" on the desktop are often superior techniques in touchscreens and generally faster to use across devices.  Williams presented earlier versions of this work during SURF 2012, Elon's Spring Undergraduate Research Forum and during NCUR 2013, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Williams graduates in May with a major in Computer Information Systems.  He will begin his work as a business analyst with JP Morgan Chase in New York, NY, in July.

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5/2/2013 1:20 PM