Student Projects: Honors, Summer Research, Class & Independent Study

Honors Projects

Majors with an outstanding academic record are encouraged to pursue honors work during their senior year. Honors in Computer Science provides a special opportunity to pursue an extensive project as a computer scientist. (you can read more specifics on the Handbook page). Honors projects can lead to co-authorship of a paper and the opportunity to attend an international conference. A book is awarded, as a prize, annually in the Fall to a senior who has achieved the highest distinction in the Computer Science major program.

Oliver Radwan, '08
Developing a new solution method for Stochastic Boolean Satisfiability (SSAT).
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GISThomas Hazel, '05
I/O-efficient shortest path computation on massive grid-based terrains.
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Greydon Foil, '05
Developing an Autonomous Robot Soccer Team at an Undergraduate Institution
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Tin StructureJonathan Todd, '05
I/O-efficient refinement of triangulated terrains
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Summer Research Projects

Yi ZhuangYi Zhuang, '08
Yi Zhuang spent the summer of 2006 at Bowdoin as a Kibbe Undergraduate Research Fellow. He worked with Professor Laura Toma on I/O-efficient visibility computation on grid terrains.
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Mark McGranaghanMark McGranaghan '09
As a James Stacy Coles fellow, Mark spent the summer of 2006 at Bowdoin working with Professor Stephen Majercik on algorithmic analysis of the stochastic satisfiability problem.
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Richard Hoang Richard Hoang '06
As a Surdna Undergraduate Research Fellow, Richard spent the summer of 2005 at Bowdoin College working with Professor Laura Toma. His main research was to model flow on terrains represented as digital elevation models (DEMs).
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Oliver RadwanOliver Radwan , '08
Working as a Surdna Undergraduate Research Fellow, Oliver spent the summer of 2005 at Bowdoin working with Professor Stephen Majercik on autonomous, event-based state creation and event-driven learning in an artificial agent.
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Henry WorkHenry Work , '06
Through a grant with the National Science Foundation, as well as working under the purview of the CS Department and Professor Eric Chown, Henry spent the Summer of 2005 developing a motion control system for Bowdoin's Robocup team, Northern Bites.
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Yi Zhuang Yi Zhuang, '08
As a computer science research intern, Yi spent the summer of 2005 at Bowdoin College working with Professor Eric Chown on studying and improving the vision system of the Aibos — robot dogs we program to play soccer games against other universities and colleges.
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Thomas Hazel, '05
I/O-efficient shortest path computation on massive grid-based terrains.
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Class and Independent Study Projects

Wyatt DumasMelissa Perrin, '05
Using Inductive Logic Programming to Improve the Effectiveness of Negative Advice in a Reinforcement Learning Framework
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Wyatt Dumas, '05
Programming Languages: textbook collaboration with Professor Tucker
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