SCS Undergraduate Thesis Topics

* Denotes winner of that year's Allen Newell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
+ Denotes winner of that year's Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence

Information about Research for Undergraduates for current students:

Student Name Academic Advisor Thesis Title
Sunsern Cheamanunkul Tom Mitchell, Rebecca Hutchinson Gaussian Naive Bayes Classifier with Smooth Basis Functions
Alex Grubb* Autonomous Discovery of Landmark Objects
Somchaya Liembetcharat David Touretzky Manipulation of Objects Using an AIBO
Brendan Meeder Manuel Blum Proof Triangles: Toward a Formal Theory of Mathematical Understanding
Christopher Pride David Garlan Extending Aura with an Augmented Reality Interface
Joseph Rollo Reid Simmons Tracking for a Roboceptionist
Hassan Rom+ Gregory Ganger Currently, the roboceptionist's ability to decide whether or not to greet a nearby person is inadequate. Often the roboceptionist attempts to greet people who are not interested in talking back, but merely passing by. The roboceptionist may also attempt to greet people who are standing outside the nearby classroom-these people are not interested in responding either. While the roboceptionist is attempting to greet people who will not respond, other people who do want to talk to the roboceptionist may be waiting for a greeting. The problem is that the roboceptionist is spending too much attention on people who are not interested in interacting with the roboceptionist. Before the roboceptionist can reliably greet people, however, the roboceptionist needs to have a reliable way of tracking people. This project focuses on methods of person tracking using a laser range finder.
Stephanie Rosenthal Anind Dey A Template-based Approach to Mobile Reminders
Key Shin Jonathan Aldrich 3Twelf: A Tool for Reasoning about Programs
Seng Keat Teh David Andersen, Bruce Maggs Efficient Algorithms for Similarity-Enhanced Transfer in Peer-to-Peer Systems