The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2019

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Reinforcement Learning: Q-learning in Third Person Shooter Games, Juan Ramon Aguero Quinteros
Department: Computer Science

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3D Object Recognition in Real Time Using Machine Learning, Bhargav Anandkumar Bhalodi
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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ShpWay: A Shapefile Navigation System, Brianna Brown Richardson
Department: Computer Science

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Particle-Based Fluid Simulation with Nvidia FleX, Gianni Ciccarelli
Department: Computer Science

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The Best Offense: Game Theory in Video Game Enemies, Nicholas Czaban
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Hacking Lowry: Examining User Interface Design in the Development of an iOS Application, Caroline R. Dres
Department: Computer Science

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Tabletop to Desktop: Creating Game Flow, Derrick Florence
Department: Computer Science

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Deep Reinforcement Learning in Self-Driving Car Systems, Eric Michael Gabriel
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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The D&D Sorting Hat: Predicting Dungeons and Dragons Characters from Textual Backstories, Joseph C. MacInnes
Department: Computer Science

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Ray Tracing: A Study Of Realism, Mijiti Mierkamili
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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A Rubbish Affair When Art Met Tech: Dissecting How Consumerism’s Recycling Exploits Southeast Asian Environment Through a Virtual Art Experience Using Leap Motion Technology for Gestural Commands and Physical Interactions, Thanh Nguyen
Department: Computer Science; Art and Art History

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Conversational Mathematics, Dylan Orris
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Game-Based Learning in Virtual Reality, Kasey Plamondon
Department: Computer Science

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Applying the Human Factors Engineering Process to the User Interface of Infusion Pumps, Erin Rajewski
Department: Computer Science

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Analyzing Behavioral Differences of LSTM Chatbots Learning from Different Levels of Vocabulary Sets, Sota Shimizu
Department: Computer Science

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The Use of Machine Learning in Creative Writing: Computer Generated Sentences in the Context of Classical Myths, Scott Stoudt
Department: Computer Science

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Malware Analysis in Higher Education Environments, Kalla E. Sturonas
Department: Computer Science

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Using Histograms of Oriented Gradients to Track and Count People, Harrison J. Walls
Department: Computer Science

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A HoTT Approach to Computational Effects, Phillip A. Wells
Department: Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2018

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A Study of Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment for Video Game Balance, Tommy Bacher
Department: Computer Science

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Connecting Five Stones: Artificial Intelligence Implementation For Go-moku In Unity, Jianqiu Bai
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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BioScript: A Web Application for Biological Researchers, Erik Barroso
Department: Computer Science

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Recognizing Sarcasm Using Machine Learning, Mary-Hannah E. Boyer
Department: Computer Science

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Interactive Sound Synthesis: Procedurally Generated Audio Based on User Drawn Waveforms, Todd Brockelman
Department: Computer Science

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Analyzing and Solving the Nurse Scheduling Problem, Nicholas Hagopian-Zirkel
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Sports Analytics With Computer Vision, Colby T. Jeffries
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Algorithmic Music Composition, Thomas Matlak
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Logic -> Proof -> REST, Maxwell Taylor
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Studying Universality with Physics Engines: Accelerating Granular Flow on GPUs with OpenCL & CUDA, Avi Vajpeyi
Department: Physics; Computer Science

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Artificial Intelligence with Reinforcement Learning in First Person Shooter Games, Zhirui Zhang
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2017

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Monotonic Untangling to Solve the Unknotting Problem, Dana Foley
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Chaos Dynamics in Rotation of the Small Moons of Pluto, Alexander R. Gould
Department: Computer Science; Physics

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Clear Communication: Construction and Implementation of Error-Correcting Codes, Alex P. Iudice
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Building a Course Recommender System for The College of Wooster, Nan Jiang
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Evolving Monkeys into Sharks: an Analysis of Daily Fantasy Football Strategies, Conor R. Maley
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Pretending To Be Human: An Automated Theorem Prover To Write Mathematical Proofs, Khoa Nguyen
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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A Machine Learning Approach To Understanding Against Party-Line Voting in Congress, John W. O'Neill
Department: Computer Science; Political Science

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Are Virtual Things Real? An an investigation into the nature of virtual reality, Zachary Phillips-Gary
Department: Computer Science; Philosophy

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Grasping the Void: Immersion Tactics Using Gesture Controlled Physics Interaction Systems in Virtual Reality, Avery Rapson
Department: Computer Science

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Jack In: An Exploration of Immersion in Virtual Environments, Lewis Roberts
Department: Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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3D Modeling and Scene Design for Games Using Unreal Engine 4, Pratistha Bhandari
Department: Computer Science

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Dynamically Adjusting Video Game Difficulty Using Machine Learning Techniques, Michael Vincent Bonadio
Department: Computer Science

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Predicting Stock Market Directionality Using Twitter and Neural Networks, Tyler Catlin
Department: Computer Science

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Are You Sure You're in the Right Classroom: Researching the Lack of Women in Computer Science; Workshop and Website Creation Designed to Encourage Women in Computer Science, Catherine G. Eckbold
Department: Computer Science

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Bringing Life to a Historical Drawing, Sue Reon Kim
Department: Computer Science

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GEO-3D: A Geospatial Data Visualization System for Oculus Rift, Xiangyu Li
Department: Computer Science

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GEO-3D: A Geospatial Data Visualization System for Oculus Rift, Xiangyu Li
Department: Computer Science

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Show Me What I Want to Know: Complexities in Creating an Effective User Interface, Jacob London
Department: Computer Science

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On the Design of Decentralized Anonymity Networks, Torger Miller
Department: Computer Science

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Needles and Haystacks: A Computational Approach to Finding Subalgebras of the Group Algebra of the Symmetric Group, Peter C. Nelson
Department: Computer Science

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Robotic Navigation Using Image Analysis, Jacob W. Priest
Department: Computer Science

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Veni Vidi Didici: A Game for Learning Latin, William Frederick Rial
Department: Classical Studies; Computer Science

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Look Alive! Modeling and Animating Facial Expressions of Emotion, Arpan Roy
Department: Computer Science

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Web & Mobile Interface Design, Kinsey Small
Department: Computer Science

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An Investigation of the Burning Number of Graphs and Trees, Michael Sokolich
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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From Fantasy to Virtual Reality: An Exploration of Modeling, Rigging and Animating Characters for Video Games, Sarah K. Williams
Department: Computer Science

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An Exposition of Support Vector Machine Classification with a purpose-built GUI for exploring some commonly used kernels, Dagm Zegeye
Department: Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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DataLongLegs -- Web Application Development for Wooster City Schools, Liang Cheng
Department: Computer Science

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Learning Emotions: A Software Engine for Simulating Realistic Emotion in Artificial Agents, Douglas Code
Department: Computer Science

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Conquering Carcassonne, Andrew E. Hoover
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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On Designing and Implementing Graphical User Interface for Mild Dementia and Early-Stage Alzheimer's Patients, Michelle S. Blackwood
Department: Computer Science

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Two And Three Dimensional Ising Model Based Graphical User-Interphase Simulator: User-Friendly Ising Model Simulator, Norman Chamusah
Department: Chemistry; Computer Science

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Twitter Can Predict Stocks, Kazuki Kyotani
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Software Development for Wooster City Schools, Qisheng Li
Department: Computer Science

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Worlds as Real as Ours: Image Processing and Differential Photometry of Transiting Exoplanets, Vanessa Logan
Department: Computer Science; Physics

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Optimizing Merit Scholarships for Enrollment Management at The College of Wooster, Tin Nguyen
Department: Computer Science; Business Economics

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Don't Get Boxed In: Connecting the Dots of Game Theory Through Computer Simulations, Trevor L. Pozderac
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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The Technology of Nature: A 3D Graphic Visualization of Lindenmayer Systems, Karley Kathleen Walker
Department: Computer Science

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Evolving Lambda-Calculus Functions Using Genetic Programming, Xiaomeng Ye
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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Optimizing Arithmetic for Public Key Cryptography, Spencer W. Hall
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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An Agent-Based Model of Influenza Within a College Population, Matthew A. Lambert
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Computer Vision: Object Recognition and Human-Computer Interaction, Benn Snyder
Department: Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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Procedurally Generating Everything, Micah Caunter
Department: Computer Science

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Exploring Opinion Dynamics From a Computational Science Perspective, Trisha Fultz
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Data Mining and Its Applications, Yanlong Hu
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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An Examination and Application of Data Mining Techniques, Atticus Jack
Department: Computer Science

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Computer Generated Architecture Through Nature: Using Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computing to Generate 3D Models, Jason Palevsky
Department: Computer Science

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Topical Web Crawlers, Evan Radkoff
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Computational Profiling and Identification of the 3' Untranslated Region Within Paramecium Tetraurela, Tristan Vrolijk
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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Exploring the Branch-And-Cut Algorithm, Itai Njanji
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Understanding Sense: Word Sense Disambiguation, David Small

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Selection Pressure on a Selfish Herd: Evolution of Ecological Relationships in An Agent-Based Model, Robert Taylor
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Go With the Lava Flow, Joshua Thomas
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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Exploring the Capabilities of the Scribbler Robot As a Teaching Tool For Introductory Cs Classes, David Mar
Department: Computer Science

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We Didn't Start the Fire! Applying Swarm Intelligence to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Forest Fire Suppression, Daniel Norris
Department: Computer Science

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Bit Torrent-Enhanced Distributed Internet Caching: Applying Peer-To-Peer Protocols to Enhance Performance and Scalability of Browser-Accessible Internet Resources, Max Rafferty
Department: Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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Attacking Wireless Network Security, Andrew Courtney
Department: Computer Science

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GraffiWii: The Wiimote as a text entry device, Joseph Henrich
Department: Computer Science

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Secret, Secrets Are So Fun, If They're Not For Everyone!, Ellen Wagner
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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Using Math to Play Like a Champion: How Game Theory Can Be Used to Predict Behavior in International Relations, Biology, Politics and Economics, David Adams
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Population Based Incremental Schema Learning, Matthew S. Dominski
Department: Computer Science

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Making Monads: Binding to a Specific Type of Computation With a Return to Familiar Themes, Benjamin Strecker
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Exploration of Curves, Elizabeth Stroud
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Implementing Optimizations in the Joeq Virtual Machine, David J. Sullivan
Department: Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

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Torquing Modern Game Engine Design, Alex Chvatal
Department: Computer Science

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Investigating the AKS Algorithm, Andrew Michael Nicol
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2006

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Graph Zeta Functions, Kenda Albertson
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Elliptic Curves and Their Application in Number Theoretic Ciphers, Jonathan Baker
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Theory of Groups of Symmetries and Permutations, Tyler James Bosch
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Fuzzy Logic: Autonomous Robot Navigation With Fuzzbot, Brian Conaway
Department: Computer Science