CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Mathematics & Software

Junior Division

Marcus A. Burke, Grade 7
To Switch or Not to Switch? That Is the Question: The Monty Hall Problem
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Benjamin Y. Chen, Grade 8
A Study on Alternative Methods of Cell Counting
Advisor: Ms. Emirick Haro
School: Chaparral Middle School, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County
J1403 — First Place
Aaron O. Feldman, Grade 7
Saving Lives One Swimmer at a Time
Advisor: Mr. Eric Hartung
School: Pressman (Rabbi Jacob) Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Aayush Gupta, Grade 7
The Effect of Features on Dementia Detection Accuracy
Advisor: Mr. Jason Robertson
School: Redwood Middle School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Jeremy P. Hanlon, Grade 8
Solving It! A Computer Programming Language that Solves Linear and Quadratic Equations and Shows Its Work
Advisor: Ms. LeighAnn Work
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1406 — Third Place
Ryan T. Lehmkuhl, Grade 8
Are Your Passwords Secure over Public Wi-Fi?
Advisor: Mr. Ricky Andrade
School: Heritage Christian School, San Diego, San Diego County
Alexander R. McGrath, Grade 8
Playing the Odds: An Optimal Strategy for Draw Poker
Advisor: Mr. Steve Woodward
School: Carmel Middle School, Carmel, Monterey County
Adam Z. Noworolski, Grade 7
Who Can Solve a Maze Faster, a Computer or a Human?
Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Drutz
School: Burlingame Intermediate School, Burlingame, San Mateo County
Sara M. Patz, Grade 8
In Search of Pi
Advisor: Mrs. Angela Rebol
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1410 — Second Place
Manjit Ruprem, Grade 8
Computer-based Automatic Music Creation through Analysis of Existing Music Pieces
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Dylan J. Sanfilippo, Grade 8
Deriving a Trigonometric Equation for Determining Object Height in Photographs
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1412 — Honorable Mention
Maya R. Sankar, Grade 8
Misspelled! Creating an Accurate Computerized Spell Correcting Algorithm
Advisor: Dr. Sriram Sankar
School: Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
J1413 — Honorable Mention
Anurag Singh, Grade 8
Kaushik Tandon, Grade 8
Wi-Fi Watchdog: Application to Observe the Indoor Mobility of Senior Citizens
Advisor: Mrs. Thea Dalvand, Ms. Thea Dalvand
School: Kennedy (John F.) Middle School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Raam Tambe, Grade 8
What If We Were Wrong? Security Algorithms' Sensitivity to Noise in Terms of Defender Expected Utility
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Acres
School: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Noah M. Toschi, Grade 8
Proof: The Area of the Arbelos
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Alexander Woodside, Grade 8
Sensors vs. No Sensors
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Woodside
School: Mountain Oaks School, San Andreas, Calaveras County
J1497 — Fourth Place
Sarah H. Kazmie, Grade 8
Danger, Will Robinson! Life Critical Computer User Interfaces and the Science of Safety
Advisor: Mrs. Gini Bartley
School: Redwood Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J1498 — Honorable Mention
Cade Pretorius, Grade 6
Programmatic Signature Fraud Detection
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Rancho Community Christian School, Temecula, Riverside County
Christian Inglehart, Grade 6
The Monty Hall Problem
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: D'Arcy Elementary, Fontana, San Bernardino County

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