CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Mathematics & Software

Senior Division

Tristan J. Anderson, Grade 10
What Does Music Look Like?
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Jennifer J. Choi, Grade 10
Quantum Random Number Generation by a Mobile Phone Camera Using Randomness of Photon Emission from a Light Source
Advisor: Miss Kim Nguyen
School: Oxford Academy, Cypress, Orange County
S1403 — First Place
Sanath K. Devalapurkar, Grade 9
Preserving Algebraic Structures on Exact Infinity-Categories with the K-Theory Functor
Advisor: Mrs. Patty Girgis
School: West Torrance High School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
Alexandra S. Fischer, Grade 9
New Results on the Genus of Complete Graphs with Excised Edges and Parameterization of the Resulting Isomorphism Classes
Advisor: Mr. Chris Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Aratrika Ghatak, Grade 9
A Low Cost Traffic Signal Preemption Solution for Emergency Vehicles Leveraging Mobile and Cloud Computing Technologies
Advisor: Mr. Doug Miller
School: Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Ram S. Goli, Grade 11
Merging Machine Learning and Archaeology: Using an Artificial Neural Network to Predict the Implementation of Disk Beads
Advisor: Mr. Todd Creighton
School: Casa Grande High School, Petaluma, Sonoma County
Ajia Grant, Grade 10
Can You Beat the Market?
Advisor: Mr. Brian Grant
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
S1409 — Fourth Place
George Hou, Grade 11
Separating Mixed Signals in a Noisy Environment Using Global Optimization
Advisor: Dr. Jack Xin
School: Arcadia High School, Arcadia, Los Angeles County
Abe N. Jellinek, Grade 10
Lingua: A Programming Language for the Uninitiated
Advisor: Ms. Susana Wessling
School: Alternative Family Education, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
S1411 — Honorable Mention
Tanisha Joshi, Grade 10
The 99 Clinical Trial: Accelerating Trials in Software for ErbB2 Pathways and Lapatinib on Metastatic Breast Cancer
Advisor: Mrs. Carol Metica-Pongol
School: Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Sarah H. Kazmie, Grade 10
DermatoScan: Machine Vision, Analysis, Learning & Natural Computing Optimizations for the Early Detection of Skin Cancer
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Kun Woo Kevin Kim, Grade 9
Combining Programming Languages to Improve Performance
Advisor: Mrs. Anwar
School: Monte Vista High School, Danville, Contra Costa County
Simon L. Kuang, Grade 11
Predicting Chromosome Conformation from Epigenetic Features
Advisor: Dr. Feng Yue
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Frank Liu, Grade 9
Are All Irrational Numbers Equally Irrational?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Aragon High School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
S1416 — Second Place
Yelena Mandelshtam, Grade 12
Arrangements of Minors in the Totally Positive Grassmannian and Sturmfels' Triangulation
Advisor: Ms. Miriam Farber
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Clarence M. Nakano, Grade 11
Biological Electron-Transfer Dynamics in Multiheme Cytochrome Complexes
Advisor: Ms. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Adam Z. Noworolski, Grade 9
Games vs. Work: Analyzing Keystroke Patterns to Detect Specific Activities on a Computer
Advisor: Ms. Christina Wade
School: Burlingame High School, Burlingame, San Mateo County
S1419 — Honorable Mention
Charles S. Noyes, Grade 10
BitAV: Fast Decentralized Anti-Malware by Distributed Blockchain Consensus and Feedforward Scanning
Advisor: Ms. Judy Fusco
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Peizhu Qian, Grade 11
Angle Analysis of Multiple-Line Intersections
Advisor: Mr. Juan Gracia
School: Developing Virtue School, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Kalyani Ramadurgam, Grade 10
Face Recognition via Projection into Lower Dimensions Using Ensembles of Fisherfaces and Eigenfaces
Advisor: Mrs. Julia Newman
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Amrit Rau, Grade 11
Lightweight Path-Inferential Optic Flow Collision Detection for Mobile Robots
Advisor: Ms. Judie Persons
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
Manan A. Shah, Grade 10
Improving the Accuracy of Sentiment Classification: A Novel Synthesis of Computational and Analytical Methods
Advisor: Dr. Eric Nelson
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Arjun S. Subramaniam, Grade 10
Think-To-Type: Recognizing Letters from EEG Patterns Using Machine Learning
Advisor: Mr. Chris Spenner
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1425 — Honorable Mention
Prem M. Talwai, Grade 12
Model Order Reduction of Cell Signalling Pathways: An Investigation of the Invasive Mechanism of Ebola Virus
Advisor: Dr. Martin Meier-Schellersheim
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Raam M. Tambe, Grade 10
The Effect of Neutral Agents on the Expansion of Ideology in a Hypothetical Social Space
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Utkarsh Tandon, Grade 9
Signal-Processing Driven Machine Learning Algorithms for Parkinson's Progression and Tremor-Based Disease Diagnostics
Advisor: Mr. Eric Ferrante
School: Cupertino High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Jared A. Tramontano, Grade 11
Fuzzy Structures with Application to Differential Topology, Manifold Learning, and Specialized Concepts
Advisor: Mr. Sunny Kaura
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
Devansh Vaid, Grade 11
Katia M. Williams, Grade 12
Simple Calculus: The Transformation of an Oxymoron into a Reality
Advisor: Ms. Maria McClain
School: Deer Valley High School, Anioch, Contra Costa County
Timothy J. Varghese, Grade 11
From Sums over Natural Numbers to Sums over Primes
Advisor: Mr. Justin Proulx
School: Kings Academy, The, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Francisca Vasconcelos, Grade 11
Object Recognition Based UAV Control
Advisor: Mrs. Julia Newman
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Conner J. Vercellino, Grade 10
Jabberwocky: Use of Unsupervised Stacked Autoencoders for Next Generation Spell Checking Software for Dyslexics
Advisor: Ms. Jen Selby
School: Nueva Upper School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Yinghao Wang, Grade 10
A HOG-AdaBoost Method for Stop Sign Detection
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Buchanan (Floyd B.) High School, Clovis, Fresno County
Kevin Wu, Grade 11
A Novel Framework and Algorithm for Ultra-fast Protein Shape Comparison
Advisor: Dr. Peter Rose
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1499 — Third Place
Sonia Sachar, Grade 11
A Systems Biology Approach to Optimize Prediction of Efficacy of Pathway Targeted Therapies in Cancer
Advisor: Mr. Wai-Pan Chan
School: Irvington High School, Fremont, Alameda County

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