Distinguished Major Graduates

The following graduates have completed the Distinguished Major Program and been awarded BA Computer Science degrees with Distinction, High Distinction, or Highest Distinction.

2011

Brielin C. Brown, Highest Distinction

DMP Project: The Complexity of Computing the Density of States
Readers: Gabriel Robins (Computer Science) and Oliver Pfister (Physics)
Graduate School: University of California, Berkeley
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2011

Ethan J. Fast, High Distinction

DMP Project: Designing Better Fitness Functions for Automated Program Repair
Readers: David Evans (Computer Science) and Westley Weimer (Computer Science)
Graduate School: Stanford University

2010

Richard F. McPherson, High Distinction

DMP Project: A Transitive Signature Scheme for Directed Trees
Readers: abhi shelat (Computer Science) and Bascom Deaver (Physics)
Graduate School: University of Texas at Austin

Michael W. Lew, High Distinction

DMP Project: Using Lego Mindstorms NXT And Lejos in An Advanced Software Engineering Course
Readers: Tom Horton (Computer Science) and Mark Sherriff (Computer Science)
Graduate School: George Mason Law School

2009

Sara M. Alspaugh, High Distinction

DMP Project: Efficient Time-Aware Prioritization with Knapsack Solvers
Readers: Mary Lou Soffa (Computer Science) and Kai-Uwe Bux (Mathematics)
Graduate School: University of California Berkeley
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Rachel A. Miller, Highest Distinction

DMP Project: Goldreich’s One-Way Function Candidate and Drunken Backtracking Algorithms
Readers: abhi shelat (Computer Science) and Christian Gromoll (Mathematics)
Graduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship