CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Mathematics & Software

Senior Division

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Colin C. Aitken, Grade 11 portrait
On the Theory of Functions and Collatz-Like Conjectures
Advisor: Mrs. Anuradha Sarkar
School: Leland High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1402 — Honorable Mention
Christine Chang, Grade 11 portrait
Joseph Chang, Grade 9 portrait
A Novel Approach Applying Image Processing Techniques on Retinal Images for Vessel Extraction
Advisor: Dr. Chih-Yuan Chang
School: Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Karen Chee, Grade 11 portrait
The Table of Secrets
Advisor: Mr. Ken Nadeau
School: San Mateo High School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Richard Cho, Grade 11 portrait
Exploring Quadratic Residues and Their Potential Applications
Advisor: Dr. Aliekber Gurel
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
Cooper G. Frye, Grade 11 portrait
A Comparison of Test Scores Using Modeling and Bayesian Statistics
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Wolf-Root
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
Sean S. Haas, Grade 10 portrait
Comparison of File Systems for the Megalithic Kernel
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Academy of the Redwoods, Eureka, Humboldt County
Andrew C. Haden, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Parallel Processing on MD5 Brute Force Efficiency
Advisor: Ms. Allison Kittay
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
William C. Hang, Grade 9 portrait
Frank Liu Su, Grade 9 portrait
Traffic Light Detection and Tracking in Video for the Prevention of Automobile Accidents
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Albert, Mrs. Cheryl Stock
School: Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Yosira Hernandez, Grade 10 portrait
Inappropriate Use of the Lotka-Volterra Predator-Prey Equation
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Bloomington High School, Bloomington, San Bernardino County
S1410 — Second Place
Mark A. Holmstrom, IV, Grade 11 portrait
Theresa L. McLaughlin, Grade 10 portrait
Neighbors with Prescribed Prime Factors
Advisor: Dr. Brian Conrey
School: Live Oak High School, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, Sobrato (Ann) High School, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County
Andrew S. Hong, Grade 9 portrait
The Art of Digital Steganography: A New Algorithm That Can Process Any Amount of Information in Various Formats Intact
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Miller
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Davis Huang, Grade 11 portrait
Fixing the Graymodel
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Herrington
School: Clovis High School, Clovis, Fresno County
Abraham P. Karplus, Grade 10 portrait
Machine Learning Algorithms for Cancer Diagnosis
Advisor: Dr. Joshua Stuart
School: Alternative Family Education, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Madhu V. Krishnan, Grade 12 portrait
Mike H. Wu, Grade 12 portrait
Autonomous Navigation and Robust Object Detection through Edge-based Optical Flow
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Mrs. Julia Newman
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
David K. Legg, Grade 9 portrait
Learning to Walk: Building and Programming a Virtual Robot
Advisor: Mr. Mark Newton
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
Deborah E. Ma, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect on Software Stability by Targeted and Random Function Removal
Advisor: Mr. Tim Smay
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Ajay U. Mandlekar, Grade 12 portrait
Jingyu Oh, Grade 12 portrait
A Novel Approach to Sound Steganography through Pseudorandom Sequences and Recombination Techniques
Advisor: Dr. Inhwan Oh
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S1418 — Third Place
George D. Morgan, Grade 9 portrait
Efficient Operating System Design and Development for the ARM Architecture
Advisor: Mrs. Lavinia Terra
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Jacqueline L. Prager, Grade 9 portrait
The Die is Cast: The Height at Which the Drop of a Die Switches from Deterministic to Random Results
Advisor: Dr. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
S1420 — Honorable Mention
Bianca Ray Avalani, Grade 11 portrait
An Intelligent Driver Assist System Based on Multimodal Sensor Fusion
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Jeffrey N. Rosenberg, Grade 11 portrait
On Mathematical Growth Models: Representing Accurate, Meaningful, and Continuous Change with Dynamic Limiting Factors
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Midiri
School: Calabasas High School, Calabasas, Los Angeles County
S1422 — First Place
Eric Sauer, Grade 11 portrait
PDFClearance: Developing Software to Detect Malicious PDFs
Advisor: Ms. Katherine Huang
School: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
Aakash N. Shah, Grade 9 portrait
Single and Multi-Modal Biometrics Based Secure Authentication and Personal Verification
Advisor: Mr. Nilesh Shah
School: Folsom High School, Folsom, Sacramento County
S1425 — Honorable Mention
Yousuf M. Soliman, Grade 10 portrait
GoAI: Creating an Artificial Intelligence to Play Go
Advisor: Miss Wendy Slijk
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Christian J. Stewart, Grade 9 portrait
Low-Cost Autonomous Civilian Unmanned Aerial Systems
Advisor: Mr. David Cleland
School: Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Prem M. Talwai, Grade 9 portrait
A Geostatistical Solution to the Inverse Problem in Groundwater Modeling Using Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Nathan H. Xu, Grade 11 portrait
Optimal Trajectory Planning for an Unmanned Helicopter: Bifurcations in the Presence of Obstacles
Advisor: Dr. Wei Kang
School: Stevenson (Robert Louis) High School, Pebble Beach, Monterey County
S1429 — Fourth Place
Samyukta Yagati, Grade 9 portrait
Detecting Duplicate Content in Text Documents Using N-Gram Indexing
Advisor: Mr. Chris Spenner
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1430 — Honorable Mention
Andrew H. Zhang, Grade 12 portrait
An Automated Process of Calculating Bone Mineral Density Using 3D Image Processing Algorithms
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Kevin Zhang, Grade 10 portrait
RAF Sets and the Origin of Life
Advisor: Mr. David Cleland
School: Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

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