CMPS272, Winter 2007, Section 01: Project Groups


Groupwork, turn in one hardcopy write up per group in class Thursday Jan 18. Keep track of who has done what and consider ways to ensure that everyone in your group has done their ?fair share? by the end of the quarter. This is analogous to worker policing in a colony of eusocial insects, which have elaborate mechanisms for keeping the system honest.

* Who are the members of your group?

* List at least one term project idea your group has begun to consider.

  GroupName with a page on the idea

  Group members

A oneliner on the idea, and links to pages where you might be formulating stuff.

  1. Sexual Conflict and Partner Manipulation: SexualConflict

a. Brooke Miller (Evolutionary Biology) b. Isaac Noble (Computer Scientist) c. Mike Schuresko (Math person or Economist) d. Stanley Rosal (supplemental math person)

  2. Social Evolution Group:

a. Lesley Lancaster (biologist) b. Jonathan Koren (computer scientist) c. Stanley Rosal (math person) d.__________ --please just enter your name here if you are interested in social evolution! And/or email me at I am looking forward to working with you!!!! (My specific idea, which i am fully flexible about changing, is listed as an attachment under #10 in the ideas page.)

  3. Political parties

a. Daniel Leavitt (Biologist) b. Anders Nyman (Computer Engineer) c. Gurnain Pasricha (Economist) We have an idea about different political systems as given on the projects page.

  4. AsianContagion

a. Anil Rao (Computer Scientist) b. Ghins Mathai (Computer Scientist) c. Andrew Atkinson (Economist) We will attempt to model the Asian financial market collapses of the late 1990's.

  5. BeesnFlowers

a. Mark Deckert (Computer Scientist) b. Corrie Scalisi (Computer Scientist) c. Robert Clark (Biologist) We will test hypotheses regarding the evolutionary effect of competition between conspecific bees on the bees and the flowers they visit.

  6. Evolution VIII

a. Merrit Hoover (Intelligent Variable Tec)
b. Ryan Shelby (Dual-Overhead Variable Tec)

We will model Affirmative Action within the higher educational system as a two player game.

  7. Game Theoretic Image Segmentation: ImageSegmentation

a. Elizabeth Cassell b. Sumanth Kolar c. Alex Yakushev We will implement a method that uses a game theoretic approach to combine different image segmentation methods to come up with a better result. Based on a PAMI paper.