Skip to main content

Research Projects

Student Scholarship Recognition Day (SSRD) is held each spring to celebrate the exemplary scholarship and creativity of Willamette University students. Students work directly with faculty members or design and conduct their own research throughout the year.

  • Amazon Alexa Skill and Time Series Forecasting Model to Predict the Washington State Ferries

    Abstract: The steep rise in ridership has made the use of the Washington State Ferry system more and more troublesome due to long delays during peak hours. My project focuses on the creation of an Amazon Alexa skill and a time series forecasting model that are connected to provide easy and accurate predictions of ferry departure times. This skill will tell the user when the best time to leave for the ferry is and save time normally wasted waiting at the terminal for a delayed boat.

    Keith Carlson (2019)

  • A Case Study in Video Game Development in the Unreal Engine

    Abstract: This presentation demonstrates the process of developing a video game using the Unreal Engine. It covers the concepts specific to developing a game that is intended to be played in an online multiplayer setting. Unlike most computer-science related projects, this one required no traditional programming. Therefore, this presentation will also describe the Unreal Engine's blueprint system as a visual alternative to traditional text-based programming in the context of game development. The presentation features a demonstration of a functional online multiplayer video game powered by Steam, a popular online game distribution platform.

    Alex Lockwood (2019)

  • Recenter: A Self Care Mobile Application

    Abstract: The world is facing a mental health crisis---but many of the world's governments have taken no action to combat it. Recenter works to combat this inaction by providing users with access to DBT-based self-care techniques, guided meditations, a sleep-cycle clock, a mood card, and more. In doing so, Recenter provides simple mental health care to anybody with a smartphone regardless of their access to sufficient mental health care otherwise.

    Daniel Koenig (2019)

Willamette University

Computer Science

Ford Hall
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6977 FAX