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2013 Third Place

Status of Main Author

Undergraduate Student


Computer Science and Business (CSB)


Crane, Ron; Kalafut, Sharon

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The Phone Analytics for Ground Crew Efficiency (PAGE) project revolved around researching how mobile G.P.S. technologies can help PPL better track its groundcrews on a day-to-day basis. Specifically, PPL was interested in capturing statistics such as driving habits, work site locations, and damage reports in a much more automated and granular fashion. The first half of the project consisted of researching business requirements, possible project issues, and designing an application infrastructure, whereas the second half consisted of the programming and deployment of the team’s solution.

Author Notes

Michael Beddow is a senior from Weston, Florida and studies Computer Science and Business at Lehigh University. He is currently a member of Theta Xi fraternity and has held various leadership positions including Risk Manager, Green Chair, and Diversity Chair. During the last two summers, he has been employed as a computer programmer for Accupoint Medical, LLC. in New York City and CEZ Group located in Prague, utilizing and strengthening his skills in C# and Java. He considers himself an avid golfer and played one year on the Lehigh Varsity Golf Team. He also enjoys participating in intramural sports such as soccer, football, and basketball.

Matthew Tessitore was born in Rockville Centre, New York on December 30, 1991. He is currently a Computer Science and Business major at Lehigh University where he is also a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He is also an active member of the Rossin Junior Fellows honor society where he works to promote Lehigh University’s interests. His interests include programming, computer security, and video games. He will be attending Lehigh University next fall in order to obtain a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with a focus on computer security. In the fall of 2014 he will be working at Ernst & Young in their Technology Advisor Program.

Phone Analytics for Groundcrew Efficiency