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Computer Science

The Senior Program

As seniors, computer science majors frame and conclude their study by participating in a senior seminar. There they provide computer expertise and support for faculty research and other projects. Majors who are seeking departmental honors undertake an additional semester-long project in collaboration with a faculty member. Recent senior projects have focused on topics such as steganography (embedded information), cryptography, Kolmogorov complexity, algorithm visualization and automatic derivation of instruction scheduling.

Examples of recent computer science projects (some of which led to publication in professional journals and at conferences) include:

  • An Empirical Investigation of Neural Networks for Voice Recognition
  • NMR Spectrum Prediction Using a Neural Network
  • JABKA: A User-Friendly 3-D Rendering System
  • Computer-Assisted Language Analysis
  • Discuss: An Authoring Environment to Promote Classroom Discussion
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