Best Senior Thesis Award
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering presents the Best Senior Thesis Award annually. The purpose of the award is to recognize the honors student(s) who writes the most outstanding senior thesis in a given year.
- Nomination Letter. The faculty member sponsoring the research project provides a nomination letter describing the student's research contribution. The nomination letter should address the criteria listed below.
- Submission Deadline.The nomination letter and senior thesis must be submitted to the undergraduate advisors on or before the last day of instruction in Spring quarter. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
- Selection Committee. The selection of the best senior thesis will be done by a committee of two faculty members and one undergraduate advisor according to the criteria below.
- Announcement of the Award. The announcement of the Best Senior Thesis Award will take place at the departmental graduation ceremony on graduation day.
The selection of the best senior thesis is based on the originality, impact, and written quality of the work. Work that has been submitted to and/or accepted at workshops, conferences, or journals will be considered more favorably. Work that is primarily attributed to the student's own initiative will be considered more favorably. Finally, the quality of the written document in terms of its organization, polish, and use of language will be considered.
Winner, 2012 Best Senior Thesis Award: PDF
The Elan Programming Language for Field-Programmable Gate Arrays
Elliott Brossard, supervised by Carl Ebeling
Winner, 2011 Best Senior Thesis Award: PDF
LIFEGUARD: Locating Internet Failure Events and Generating Usable Alternate Routes Dynamically
Robert Colin Scott, supervised by Tom Anderson
Winner, 2010 Best Senior Thesis Award: PDF
Applications of the IP Timestamp Option to Internet Measurement
Justine Sherry, supervised by Tom Anderson
Winner, 2009 Best Senior Thesis Award: PDF
Real-Time Classification of Everyday Fitness Activities on Windows Mobile
Alireza Bagheri Garakani, supervised by James Fogarty
Winner, 2008 Best Senior Thesis Award: PDF
Maintaining Intelligibility of ASL Video in the Presence of Data Loss
Sam Whittle, supervised by Richard Ladner
Winner, 2007 Best Senior Thesis Award: PDF
Context-Based Arithmetic Coding for the DCT: Achieving high compression rates with block transforms and simple context modeling
Kyle Littlefield, supervised by Richard Ladner
Winner, 2006 Best Senior Thesis Award: PDF
Feature-Based Classification of the Mouse Eye Images
Jenny Yuen, supervised by Linda Shapiro
Winner, 2005 Best Senior Thesis Award: PDF
Text Segmentation and Grouping for Tactile Graphics
Matthew Renzelmann, supervised by Richard Ladner
All CSE honors theses, including the past winners of the Best Senior Thesis Award, are published online as part of the UW CSE Undergraduate Thesis Archive.