**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.**

#### Senior Independent Study Theses from 2023

Isometric Immersion: Hilbert's Theorem and the Case of the Hyperbolic Plane, Michael D. Curran

Department: Mathematics

An Exploration Into Image Object Detection and Image Instance Segmentation: Mask R-CNN and YOLOv5 Comparison in Image Object Detection Task, Minh Duc Dao

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Detecting Cryptojacking Malware, Chase D. Fickes

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

What Wins Basketball Games? An Analysis of Dean Oliver's Four Factors of Basketball, Two Decades Later, Luke Henke

Department: Mathematics

Mathematical College Readiness and the Effect of Imposed Tracking, BrookeLynn Holmes

Department: Education; Mathematics

A Drunken Carnival of Hate: The Impact of a Minority Group’s Growth on Intergroup Conflict, Yeeun Koh

Department: Economics; Mathematics

Predicting the Behaviour of Breast Cancer Cells Through Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Anesu Munyanyi

Department: Mathematics

Predicting the Behaviour of Breast Cancer Cells Using Data Analytics and Mathematical Modelling, Anesu Munyanyi

Department: Mathematics

Exploring the Power of Generative Architectures such as GANs, Transformers, and VQGAN+CLIP through the Construction of an Illustrated Storybook Generator, Ussama Mustafa

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Analysis of Nonlinear Phase Accumulation from Transformations of the Polarization States of Light in Connection to Quantum Information, Raisa Tasnim Raofa

Department: Mathematics; Physics

Modelling Stable Equilibrium Orientations of a Submerged Dipolar Particle in an Electromagnetic Field, John P. Schmidt

Department: Mathematics; Physics

Conservation of Dynamic Modularity in Biological Network Modeling: Modular Boolean Model of Cell Cycle Regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Caitlin Strassburg

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Mathematics

Understanding First-Generation Graduation Rates at The College of Wooster: Applying Mathematical Models to Factors that Affect Retention, Anna Truong

Department: Mathematics

An Examination of Win Probability in NCAA Division I Football Overtime and Its Applications for Evaluating Coaching Decisions, Matt Ulishney

Department: Mathematics

Tile Invariants and an Exploration of Tilings with Ribbon Pentominoes and L-Pentominoes, Lucy Wickham

Department: Mathematics

Visualizing Movement: Predicting Interstate Migration Probabilities and Populations of U.S. States Using Markov Chain Analysis, Rekik Ziku

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

#### Senior Independent Study Theses from 2022

Applications Of Constraint Programming In Sports Scheduling, Troy Baughman

Department: Mathematics

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

Recommender Systems, Pavithra Brahmananda Reddy

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics; Philosophy

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Communication Studies; Mathematics

On Implementing And Testing The RSA Algorithm, Kien Trung Le

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Highlights Generation For Tennis Matches Using Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing And Audio Analysis, Alon Liberman

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Economics; Mathematics

Electrical Vehicle Routing Problem, Yiying Niu

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

Backlog Burner: An Adventure Into Automated Scheduling, Anjolaoluwa J. Olubusi

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

Stroke Clustering And Fitting In Vector Art, Khandokar Shakib

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Modelling The Joint Dynamics Of Exchange Rates, Interest Rates And Oil Prices Using Vector Autoregression, Angad Singh

Department: Mathematics; Economics

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

Department: Mathematics

Knots, Nots, And Loops, Leah K. Wilcox

Department: Mathematics

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

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

Department: Mathematics

Asymmetric Key Cryptography: RSA Cryptosystem, Xudong Zhao

Department: Mathematics

#### Senior Independent Study Theses from 2021

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Exploring Social Tendencies via Twitter Using Network Analysis, Aditi Chowbey

Department: Mathematics

Option Implied Volatility's Predictability on Monthly Stock Returns, Hung T. Dao

Department: Business Economics; Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

Visualizing Concepts: Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) visuals synthesized from semantic vectors, Alayt Abraham Issak

Department: Art and Art History; Mathematics

Accurately Predicting Soccer Games In English Premier League Using Ordered Probit Models and Artificial Neural Networks, Shivam K C

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

Trajectory of an Anisotropic Particle Near a Light-Transmitting Optical Nanofiber, Carlos Owusu-Ansah

Department: Mathematics; Physics

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

Department: Mathematics; Philosophy

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics; Physics

Finding Stationarity: Integer Vs Fractional Differentiation, Angad Singh

Department: Mathematics

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

An Exploration of Real-Time Computer Graphics, Morgan Thompson

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Exploring Spotify Genre Recommendation Systems, Angelo Williams

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Exoplanets Sunsets, Xinchen Xie

Department: Mathematics; Physics

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

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

Department: Mathematics; Philosophy

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

The Art Gallery Problem, Nicole Driver

Department: Mathematics

Cheat Detection using Machine Learning within Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Harry Dunham

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

A Mathematical Analysis of the Game of Santorini, Carson Clyde Geissler

Department: Mathematics

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

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

Department: Economics; Mathematics

Yijing and Its Mathematical Thinkings, Yifan Jiang

Department: History; Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics; Education

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

Department: Mathematics

Developing A Web-Based Application for Finding Meeting Places, Aedan D. Pettit

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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

Department: Chemistry; Mathematics

The Planar Rook Algebra, Henry Potts-Rubin

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

SkillSHARE: An Advisor Consulting Web-app utilizing a Hybrid Recommender Engine, Hieu Tran

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Compactness Measures for Legislative Districts, Isaac Weiss

Department: Mathematics; Political Science

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Watching Sunsets in Exoplanet Skies, Hwan Bae

Department: Mathematics; Physics

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

Department: Mathematics

3D Object Recognition in Real Time Using Machine Learning, Bhargav Anandkumar Bhalodi

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics