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Smart Pantry, Audrey Hou, Sukruth Krishnakumar, Jacob Lucke 2021 Santa Clara University

Smart Pantry, Audrey Hou, Sukruth Krishnakumar, Jacob Lucke

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Two-thirds of food waste at home is due to food going bad before it is used. Mitigating this food waste would mean keeping track of groceries’ shelf lives, which is a time sink. Our solution is a grocery monitoring system that tracks grocery items, saves time, and makes meal planning more convenient and efficient through recipe recommendation. Tracking groceries is accomplished through using a camera in tandem with weight sensors. Grocery items are identified using computer vision to avoid the tedium of manually inputting grocery information. With the data collected, a dashboard is generated with groceries currently on the scale ...


Stickars: Effortlessly Apply A Fun Overlay To The Real World, Théo Arrouye, Jackson Centeno, Morgan Fleshren, Vasilis Odysseos 2021 Santa Clara University

Stickars: Effortlessly Apply A Fun Overlay To The Real World, Théo Arrouye, Jackson Centeno, Morgan Fleshren, Vasilis Odysseos

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Augmented Reality (AR) technology has slowly seeped into the mainstream as many mobile phone manufacturers increasingly develop hardware and software that enable AR applications. While the technology has been available for the past few years, there are not many compelling AR applications available on mobile phones. Additionally, shared AR experiences are difficult to produce and share. In order to create a compelling AR application, we created StickARs, an iOS application that makes it easy to create and share AR experiences , by placing virtual stickers anywhere in the world.

StickARs allows users to choose from a predefined set of sticker templates ...


Urban Planning Optimization Via “Cities: Skylines”, Carter Duncan, Jack Cunningham, Andrew Wang, Alexander Kennedy 2021 Santa Clara University

Urban Planning Optimization Via “Cities: Skylines”, Carter Duncan, Jack Cunningham, Andrew Wang, Alexander Kennedy

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have recently become a hot topic in terms of software solutions to complex problems. Every year, new prototypes and projects are created to solve specific problems, ranging from self-driving vehicles to facial recognition. One project which interested our team was OpenAI Five, which created an artificial intelligence agent to play the complex online competitive game DotA 2. We wanted to create our own agent to design optimized city layouts in the game Cities: Skylines. By doing so, we hope to illustrate the viability of using artificial intelligence as a tool in urban planning for real ...


Incommensurate Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides Via Mechanochemical Reshuffling Of Binary Precursors, Ihor Hlova, Prashant Singh, Serhiy Z. Malynych, Roman V. Gamernyk, Oleksandr Dolotko, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Duane D. Johnson, Raymundo Arroyave, Arjun K. Pathak, Viktor P. Balema 2021 Ames Laboratory

Incommensurate Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides Via Mechanochemical Reshuffling Of Binary Precursors, Ihor Hlova, Prashant Singh, Serhiy Z. Malynych, Roman V. Gamernyk, Oleksandr Dolotko, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Duane D. Johnson, Raymundo Arroyave, Arjun K. Pathak, Viktor P. Balema

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

A new family of heterostructured transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) with incommensurate (“misfit”) spatial arrangements of well-defined layers was prepared from structurally dissimilar single-phase 2H-MoS2 and 1T-HfS2 materials. The experimentally observed heterostructuring is energetically favorable over the formation of homogeneous multi-principle element dichalcogenides observed in related dichalcogenide systems of Mo, W, and Ta. The resulting three-dimensional (3D) heterostructures show semiconducting behavior with an indirect band gap around 1 eV, agreeing with values predicted from density functional theory. Results of this joint experimental and theoretical study open new avenues for generating unexplored metal-dichalcogenide heteroassemblies with incommensurate structures and tunable physical properties.


Nicaragua Weather Application, Alexa Grau, Justin Ling, Greta Seitz 2021 Santa Clara University

Nicaragua Weather Application, Alexa Grau, Justin Ling, Greta Seitz

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

ASDENIC is an organization that partners with local farmers and citizens in northern Nicaragua to provide resources and information to ensure the safety of residents and optimize agricultural techniques. Currently, a singular, localized weather station collects useful information on patterns that can be used for indicators, yet the data requires manual processing and there is not a system in place to report the findings. The current method of information transfer is in person during weekly meetings which can be ineffective and inconsistent.

In continuation of a previous project focused on sharing water quality information, our mobile application acts as a ...


Understanding Covid-19 Public Sentiment Towards Public Health Policies Using Social Media Data, Olivia Figueira, Yuka Hatori, Liying Liang, Christine Chye 2021 Santa Clara University

Understanding Covid-19 Public Sentiment Towards Public Health Policies Using Social Media Data, Olivia Figueira, Yuka Hatori, Liying Liang, Christine Chye

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, an overabundance of information related to the virus was released through social media. While more information can ultimately help people learn about the virus and how to protect themselves from it, there has been a lack of uniformity amongst individual states and the federal government in regards to policies and health guidelines (69), which may lead to the public being confused on the best guidelines to follow. There has also been an ideological divide driven by political polarization in the US on how to respond to this pandemic, causing greater contention (17; 86 ...


Siheyuan, Andrea Horvath, Isabel Wu 2021 Santa Clara University

Siheyuan, Andrea Horvath, Isabel Wu

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Learning Chinese as a second language often poses a challenge to students, and the extensive non-alphabetic script that accompanies it adds to the complexity of the language. It can take years for a student to feel comfortable writing with Chinese characters, and practice is a key component of this learning process. Most practice includes repetitive writing of the characters until the student memorizes the look and stroke order of a character, but this method could be improved with the addition of visuals and audio to enhance the learning experience. The stakeholders of this problem are students seeking to learn the ...


Adaptive Routing Behavior With Real-Time Information Under Multiple Travel Objectives, Ravi Venkatraman, Stephen D. Boyles, Rachel James, Avinash Unnikrishnan, Priyadarshan N. Patil 2021 Portland State University

Adaptive Routing Behavior With Real-Time Information Under Multiple Travel Objectives, Ravi Venkatraman, Stephen D. Boyles, Rachel James, Avinash Unnikrishnan, Priyadarshan N. Patil

Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

Real-time information about traffic conditions is becoming widely available through various media and connected-vehicle technology. In such conditions, travelers have better knowledge about the system and adapt as the system evolves dynamically during their travel. Drivers may change routes during their travel in order to optimize their own objective of travel. Various travel objectives are captured in mathematical models via disutility functions. The focus of this research was to study the behavior of travelers with multiple trip objectives when they are provided real-time information, and assess their ability to determine “optimal” routing policies, compared to exact solutions based on the ...


Feasibility Analysis Of The Power Supply Model Using Solar Pv For The Public Lighting System In Hanoi, Hang Le Thi Thuy, Dong Ngo Nguyen 2021 Institute of Energy Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Feasibility Analysis Of The Power Supply Model Using Solar Pv For The Public Lighting System In Hanoi, Hang Le Thi Thuy, Dong Ngo Nguyen

Journal of Asian Energy Studies

Public lighting is an essential service in today’s cities, towns, and highways, including improving public safety and reducing traffic accidents. Public lighting could consume up to 40% of the energy budget of the local governments. Therefore, the technical innovations related to public lighting always bring significant value to municipal governments. In Vietnam, the public lighting in big cities account for 25% of the total power consumption. The solutions to reducing electricity consumption for public lighting are also of interest to domestic and foreign organizations, including the use of on-site energy such as wind and solar energy. In this paper ...


Satellite Security And Performance In An Era Of Dual Use, Joseph N. Pelton 2021 Ohio University

Satellite Security And Performance In An Era Of Dual Use, Joseph N. Pelton

Online Journal of Space Communication

Since the mid-1990s the U.S. Government and military forces have placed more and more reliance on commercial satellite systems for military communications of a non-tactical nature. Requirements such as the U.S. Armed Forces Radio and Television require a great deal of bandwidth but do not require any special security protection. Further there are many other forms of communications involving national security or defense systems where a varying degree of security is required. Many of these applications do not require a very high level of "top secret" protection since these communications do involve tactical, strategic or highly classified messages ...


International Guidelines For The Preservation Of Space As A Unique Resource, Phillip D. Anz-Meador 2021 Ohio University

International Guidelines For The Preservation Of Space As A Unique Resource, Phillip D. Anz-Meador

Online Journal of Space Communication

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Overview: Satellite Signal Security: Copyright Protection Korean Dbs Content And Transaction Security, Don Flournoy 2021 Ohio University

Overview: Satellite Signal Security: Copyright Protection Korean Dbs Content And Transaction Security, Don Flournoy

Online Journal of Space Communication

As a result of new developments in broadband communication, residential users, office workers and those who move from place to place have more ways to access the programming and services they want when they want them.


Space-Based Offensive Weapons: Have Policymakers Discussed This Enough?, Kathleen M. Sweet 2021 Ohio University

Space-Based Offensive Weapons: Have Policymakers Discussed This Enough?, Kathleen M. Sweet

Online Journal of Space Communication

Arguably, one of the most significant global security policy debates of the 21st century is whether the United States and more specifically the Bush Administration should develop and deploy space-based weaponry. The age of space is upon us. But how convinced is the rest of America, the West and potential adversaries of the legitimate need to do so? For almost half a century, the world's space powers have abstained from deploying such weapons as basic unwritten policy. To date, the military has been limited to surveillance, navigation and communications satellites


Overview: Space Security: Possible Issues And Potential Solutions, Ziad I. Akir 2021 Ohio University

Overview: Space Security: Possible Issues And Potential Solutions, Ziad I. Akir

Online Journal of Space Communication

Space communication has become an integral component of our overall global telecommunication infrastructure. Satellites are being used for telecommunication, business, entertainment, education, Internet, navigation, remote sensing, imaging, and weather forecasting.

Satellites are also providing backup communication capabilities when terrestrial communication is interrupted in cases such as earthquakes or other natural (or unnatural) disasters. The September 11th events in 2001 demonstrated the value of redundant satellite systems in supporting rescue efforts.


Overview: The Increasing Threat To Satellite Communications, Sean Patrick Bain 2021 Ohio University

Overview: The Increasing Threat To Satellite Communications, Sean Patrick Bain

Online Journal of Space Communication

Communication security has been a priority since the beginning of recorded history. The survival of human cultures has always relied on the use of accurate information transported over distances. The interception of this information, preventing its reception or its misuse, can alter the course of nations. As technology advances, so too does the threat to modern satellite communication. The methods of interfering with or intercepting satellite signals are numerous and need to be better understood.

As has been demonstrated by a small team of undergraduate students, the capability to intercept the nation's communication satellite signals is no longer limited ...


Issue 6: From The Guest Editor, Kathleen Sweet 2021 Ohio University

Issue 6: From The Guest Editor, Kathleen Sweet

Online Journal of Space Communication

Guest editor introduction.


Structural Reform For It Competitiveness In Japan, Kei Hata 2021 Ohio University

Structural Reform For It Competitiveness In Japan, Kei Hata

Online Journal of Space Communication

Five years ago, in order to publicize the necessity for the Japanese government to have an Information Technology policy that until then was largely ignored, as a member of the House of Counselors of the Japanese Diet, I created an urgent proposal and presented it to Prime Minister Hashimoto.


Issue 5: Contributors, Bruce Elbert 2021 Ohio University

Issue 5: Contributors, Bruce Elbert

Online Journal of Space Communication

List of issue 5 contributors.


Bridging The Digital Divide: Towards A New Paradigm, Virgil Labrador 2021 Ohio University

Bridging The Digital Divide: Towards A New Paradigm, Virgil Labrador

Online Journal of Space Communication

My direct experience in the "digital divide" was when I was marketing director for a band-new state-of-the-art program origination and satellite transmission facility in Singapore seven years ago in 1996. Our first and anchor client was the highly successful Discovery Network--which housed in our facility the first all-digital channel to the Asia-Pacific market.


Bridge Over Troubled Skies: Satellite Broadband And The Digital Divide, Phillip L. Spector 2021 Ohio University

Bridge Over Troubled Skies: Satellite Broadband And The Digital Divide, Phillip L. Spector

Online Journal of Space Communication

A few years ago, at the height of the Internet boom, pundits often spoke of "Internet time." They meant many things by this reference, but certainly there was a recognition that a key strength of the Internet is the fast communications speeds involved. While the concept of "Internet time" has faded somewhat with the bloom on the Internet rose, it is still the case that ever-increasing numbers of Americans and others in the world have access to high-speed Internet services. Through this access, they are able to refer quickly to a myriad of resources that have made the Internet an ...


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