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Algoma U Computer Science Students Show Off Their Work

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – November 14, 2017): On Friday, November 17th, Algoma University fourth-year computer science students will be presenting their thesis proposals in a public forum.

Each presenter will have twenty minutes to present their topic followed by a five-minute question and answer period. The presentations will occur between 9am – 12pm in the Doc Brown Lounge (EW 205). All are welcome to attend.

The following is a list of the presenters and the topics that they will be presenting:

Presenter: Guy Coccimiglio
Thesis Title: Preventing Reward Hacking in Reinforcement Learning Artificial Intelligence

Presenter: Peizhi Yan
Thesis Title: Using Machine Learning in Gomoku Game

Presenter: Alan Cantin
Thesis Title: Automating Heat Perimeter Mapping with Thermal Infrared Imagery

Presenter: Damindu Liyanage
Thesis Title: Encrypted Real-time Communication

Presenter: Justin Rhude
Thesis Title:  Lightweight Onion Routing Simulation for Traffic Analysis Attack Testing

Presenter: Joseph Tassone
Thesis Title: Intercepting Wireless Communication: Bluetooth Low Energy & Radio Frequency Identification

“The thesis presentations allow our students to defend their thesis proposals in front of a broader audience,” says Dr. Townsend, Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. “The thesis course provides students with the opportunity to research a topic of their choice in depth during the fall term and then to write a thesis based on that research during the winter term.”

Dr. Townsend indicated that this research often includes the development of a hardware or software system during the winter term that is demonstrated in the students’ final presentations next April.

To find out more about the computer science program, visit the Academics section of the Algoma University website.

If you are interested in learning more about the thesis presentations, email [email protected].

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