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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2022

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Applications Of Constraint Programming In Sports Scheduling, Troy Baughman
Department: Mathematics

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Testing The Accuracy Of Galfit In Measuring The Morphological Properties Of Multi-Component Disk Galaxies And Exploring The Working Of The Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithm Used In Optimization, Shivam Bhasin
Department: Mathematics; Physics

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Recommender Systems, Pavithra Brahmananda Reddy
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Gaming The System: A Game Theoretic Approach To Risk Management And Cybersecurity, Abigail Breitenbucher
Department: Mathematics

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A Comparative Study To Predict End Of The Year Award Voting In Baseball For The North Coast Athletic Conference Using An Empirical Analysis., Tyler T. Chumita
Department: Mathematics

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Optimizing Paths In A Weighted Plane Featuring Mario Kart Wii, Jack Doughty
Department: Mathematics

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Our Questions Have Too Many Answers: A Rejection Of Formalism And Determinate Truth In Mathematics, Brendan Dufty
Department: Mathematics; Philosophy

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How Often Does The Best Team Win, Ben M. Gbur Mr
Department: Mathematics

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The Infinity Conundrum: Understanding Topics In Set Theory And The Continuum Hypothesis, Sabrina Grace Helck
Department: Mathematics

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On The Hot Seat : A Comparative Study To Predict Manager Firings In Major League Baseball, Benjamin Thomas Hines
Department: Mathematics

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On The Hot Seat : A Comparative Study To Predict Manager Firings In Major League Baseball Manager Firings, Benjamin Thomas Hines
Department: Mathematics

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Counting The Moduli Space Of Pentagons On Finite Projective Planes, Maxwell Hosler
Department: Mathematics

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Wildfire Simulation Using Agent Based Modeling: Expanding Controlled Burn Season, Morgan C. Kromer
Department: Mathematics

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Environmental Socialization In College: A Survey Research And Network Analysis Of Changes In Climate-Conscious Concerns And Behaviors, Bijeta Lamichhane
Department: Communication Studies; Mathematics

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On Implementing And Testing The RSA Algorithm, Kien Trung Le
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Highlights Generation For Tennis Matches Using Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing And Audio Analysis, Alon Liberman
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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In Hot Water! Using Numerical Analysis To Show The Effects Of Climate Change On The Great Lakes, Molly G. Likins
Department: Mathematics

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Cheer Me Up: A Game Theoretic Optimisation Analysis Of The Relationships Between Morale, Corruption And Individual Tax Evasion Decisions, Pragya Mittal
Department: Economics; Mathematics

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Electrical Vehicle Routing Problem, Yiying Niu
Department: Mathematics

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A Statistical And Game Theory Analysis Of Red Zone Play Calling In The NFL, Matthew Ochlis
Department: Mathematics

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Backlog Burner: An Adventure Into Automated Scheduling, Anjolaoluwa J. Olubusi
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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The Underlying Effects Of The Sticky Substance Ban On Major League Baseball, Mitchell Reardon
Department: Mathematics

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Stroke Clustering And Fitting In Vector Art, Khandokar Shakib and Kowshik Bhowmik
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Modelling The Joint Dynamics Of Exchange Rates, Interest Rates And Oil Prices Using Vector Autoregression, Angad Singh
Department: Mathematics; Economics

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Investigating The Actors Scheduling Problem Using The Branch And Bound Algorithm, Li Tian
Department: Mathematics

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Knots, Nots, And Loops, Leah K. Wilcox
Department: Mathematics

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Using Machine Learning And Regression Techniques To Rank Liberal Arts Colleges On Social Mobility And The Advancement Of Underrepresented Groups, Melita F. Wiles
Department: Mathematics

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How To Build Up The Most Effective Soccer Team, Yuntao Zhang
Department: Mathematics

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Asymmetric Key Cryptography: RSA Cryptosystem, Xudong Zhao
Department: Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2021

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A Game Theoretical Analysis of War Situations and International Conflicts., Joaquin Abos
Department: Mathematics

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Is the Pandemic Racist? Trends in Coronavirus Case Rate and Death Rate in the U.S., Mian Ahsan Ali
Department: Mathematics

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The Economic Impact of the Coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic, Paapa Amoako-Temeng
Department: Mathematics

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Musical Feature Engineering with Wavelet Analysis for Music Recommendation, Rephael Moshe Berkooz
Department: Mathematics

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The Canny Edge Detection Technique in Image Analysis, Tran Anh Vu Bui
Department: Mathematics

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It's Friezing Out There: Take My Sweater! Examining How Math can be Enhanced by Knitting in the Case of Frieze Patterns, Emma Leigh Busch
Department: Mathematics

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Exploring Social Tendencies via Twitter Using Network Analysis, Aditi Chowbey
Department: Mathematics

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Option Implied Volatility's Predictability on Monthly Stock Returns, Hung T. Dao
Department: Business Economics; Mathematics

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An Investigation into Finite Difference Methods in Solving a Reaction-Diffusion System to Model the Spread of Wildfires, Molly Hutter
Department: Mathematics

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Visualizing Concepts: Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) visuals synthesized from semantic vectors, Alayt Abraham Issak
Department: Art and Art History; Mathematics

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Accurately Predicting Soccer Games In English Premier League Using Ordered Probit Models and Artificial Neural Networks, Shivam K C
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Identifying Non-Genetic Predictors of Alcoholism with the Aid of Reweighting Techniques, Trevor Krisan
Department: Mathematics

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The Effect of Rest on Soccer Match Outcomes in the Premier League, David Ku
Department: Mathematics

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Statistical and Machine Learning Approaches to Depressive Disorders Among Adults in the United States: From Factor Discovery to Prediction Evaluation, Minhwa Lee
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Flipping the College Calculus with Algebra Classroom: Does it Improve Student Performance?, Sejeong Lee
Department: Mathematics

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A Comparison of Two Distance-Based Phylogenetic Reconstruction Methods, Botao Liu
Department: Mathematics

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Trajectory of an Anisotropic Particle Near a Light-Transmitting Optical Nanofiber, Carlos Owusu-Ansah
Department: Mathematics; Physics

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Abstract Unity in Material Diversity: An Introduction to Category Theory and a Phenomenological Defense of Mathematical Realism, Micah Taylor Phillips-Gary
Department: Mathematics; Philosophy

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A Data Analytics Approach to Predicting Player Breakouts in Major League Baseball, Carter James Rogers
Department: Mathematics

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Energy Conservation: Harnessing Excess Thermal Energy and Converting to Electricity by Use of the Thermoelectric Effect, Katherine Shideler
Department: Mathematics; Physics

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Finding Stationarity: Integer Vs Fractional Differentiation, Angad Singh
Department: Mathematics

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Hit or Miss: An Examination of how Free Agency Affects Competitive Balance through the Major League Baseball (MLB) Labor Market, Brett Stern
Department: Business Economics; Mathematics

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An Exploration of Real-Time Computer Graphics, Morgan Thompson
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Exploring Spotify Genre Recommendation Systems, Angelo Williams
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Exoplanets Sunsets, Xinchen Xie
Department: Mathematics; Physics

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Investigation of Para-Aminobenzoic Acid's Photodegradation in Different pH Environments under UVB Light, Jingyi Zhou
Department: Chemistry; Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2020

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On The Relative Long-Term Future Importance of Investments in Economic Growth and Global Catastrophic Risk Reduction, Pedro Adami Oliboni
Department: Mathematics; Philosophy

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Who Will Be Crowned King of Europe? A Predictive Model for the Uefa Champions League, Zacharias Andreou
Department: Mathematics

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Predicting Major College Football All-American teams & NFL Draft Value, D'Andre E. Brown
Department: Mathematics

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Finding a Satisfying Way of Healthy Eating – A Diet Model that Cares about Personal Preferences, Tianyi Cai
Department: Mathematics

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The Art Gallery Problem, Nicole Driver
Department: Mathematics

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Cheat Detection using Machine Learning within Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Harry Dunham
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Optimizing Crop Rotations and Pest Management Strategies in Agriculture, Madeleine Ferguson
Department: Mathematics

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A Mathematical Analysis of the Game of Santorini, Carson Clyde Geissler
Department: Mathematics

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Computational Analysis of PsAvh172 Data to Investigate the Targets of Phytophthora sojae in Soybean Host A Hierarchical Clustering Evaluation of Yeast RNA-Seq Data, Vi Huynh
Department: Mathematics; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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A Theory of Fire Service Provision: With an empirical analysis of response time, suppression time, and service output, Hyong-gu Hwang
Department: Economics; Mathematics

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Yijing and Its Mathematical Thinkings, Yifan Jiang
Department: History; Mathematics

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Modeling Community Resource Management: an Agent-Based Approach, Maya M. Lapp
Department: Mathematics

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Optimization of a Hybrid Clean Energy System, Jacob I. Lewis
Department: Mathematics

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Calculators in the High School Classroom: Anxiety Levels and Attitudes Towards Mathematics, Kendall Lloyd
Department: Mathematics; Education

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What a Mouthful! Geographic Tongue as a Reaction-Diffusion System, Margaret K. McGuire
Department: Mathematics

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Developing A Web-Based Application for Finding Meeting Places, Aedan D. Pettit
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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What’s in the Water? Examining Contamination by Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Rainwater, Kyndal A. Pike
Department: Chemistry; Mathematics

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The Planar Rook Algebra, Henry Potts-Rubin
Department: Mathematics

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Rings & Things: Localization, Discrete Valuations, and Completion in Ring Theory, Lily Richardson
Department: Mathematics

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A Predictive Model for Coach Firings in NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball, Eli Samuelson
Department: Mathematics

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Ordinal Data Analysis: Determining the Effectiveness of Domestic Abuse Intervention in Adolescent Teens, Christian Santos
Department: Mathematics

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An Exploration of Retention and Persistence in STEM Fields at the College of Wooster, Harriet FC Sudduth
Department: Mathematics

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SkillSHARE: An Advisor Consulting Web-app utilizing a Hybrid Recommender Engine, Hieu Tran
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Compactness Measures for Legislative Districts, Isaac Weiss
Department: Mathematics; Political Science

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Minimize Return Risk: —Using NLP Model to Select a Desirable American and European Options Portfolio, Yinxi Zhao
Department: Mathematics

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A Time Series Analysis of the Relationship between Agriculture and Economic Growth in Southeast Asia from 1960-2018, Daniel E. Zuchelkowski
Department: Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2019

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Watching Sunsets in Exoplanet Skies, Hwan Bae
Department: Mathematics; Physics

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Analysis of the relationship between Prices and Transactional Drivers of Bitcoin, Christian Betre
Department: Mathematics

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

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Investigation of Granger-causality in the Context of Cross-Spectral Analysis, Allison Clough
Department: Mathematics

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Predictive Modeling for the Women's Division I National Championship Bracketing, Hunter D. Coia
Department: Mathematics

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

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Learning Quantum Computing, Jacob Denbeaux
Department: Mathematics

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College Football Win Probability, Jordan Dennis
Department: Mathematics

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Optimizing Timber Harvest Value: A Dynamic Programming Investigation, Kayleigh T. Dietz
Department: Mathematics

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Spacetime Engineering: Time-Slowing Space-Expanding Lunchbox, Haidar Esseili
Department: Physics; Mathematics

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

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Functions of Bounded Variations and Their Properties, Thomas Gin
Department: Mathematics

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Sputnik, The Beep-Beep-Beep Heard Around the World: An Analysis of the Orbital Trajectory of Sputnik and its Reception in the Soviet Union, Gillian Gregory
Department: Mathematics; Russian Studies

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Ethics in Computing, David Edward Hale
Department: Mathematics; Philosophy

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Determining the Accuracy of GALFIT in Morphology Measurement of Galaxies from Image Analysis, Vincent W.H. Hui
Department: Mathematics; Physics

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The Difficulties of Modeling Virtual Water Using Gravity Models, Hope Hunter
Department: Mathematics

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

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You Are What You Eat: Regression Analysis of the Social Determinants of Diet, Callie Ogland-Hand
Department: Mathematics; Sociology and Anthropology

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Conversational Mathematics, Dylan Orris
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science