David Williams '13, Duke Hutchings win Best Conference Paper award at AMCIS 2013
2013 graduate David Williams and Associate Professor Duke Hutchings won the Best Conference Paper award for their work, "Efficiency and Device Versatility of Graphical and Textual Passwords," presented at AMCIS on Aug. 16, 2013, in Chicago.
The completed research paper was the result of a multi-year undergraduate research project and is published in the main conference proceedings.
Williams and Hutchings studied how different password systems could be used in both desktop and mobile computing environments. The pair 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 graduated in May 2013 with a major in Computer Information Systems. He began his work as a business analyst with JP Morgan Chase in New York City in July. Hutchings presented the work at the conference in Chicago.