CISC220 F2021 Project
The final project is your opportunity to explore an advanced data structure topic that was NOT covered in class this semester.
The main focus here is to write C++ code which implements and/or applies a data structure and/or algorithm of your choosing. You may use STL or other APIs/libraries, but only in a supporting role. If you use *any* code written by someone else (looking at you, Github), then you must cite it and be completely clear about what you added or changed. I am primarily interested in the code that you write and what your whole program does. Potential topics (first come, first served!):
- (Robby and Ocean) Red-black balanced binary trees
- (Sarah and Sydney) Treaps
- (Jason and John) Knight's tour or other kinds of searches with backtracking
- (Matt and Tommy) Rabin-Karp string matching
- (Zach, Allie) k-d trees, nearest neighbor search
- (Aidan) Compression (text at the word/sentence level, image/video/audio)
- (Josh) Cryptography (encoding/decoding, "breaking" codes, rainbow tables)
- Cryptocurrency, blockchain (e.g., hash chains, hash trees)
- Your own scintillating idea
You may work alone or as part of a pair.
Send me an e-mail with your proposal and partner name, if applicable, as soon as possible so that I can give some feedback. I don't just want a single word from the list above but also at least a sentence or two on what existing code/libraries you might use and a link to data that you intend to apply your program to. As soon as I approve your proposal, you can pick a time slot for a 20-minute in-person demo (not in front of the class) on Friday, December 10. Your code must also be submitted on the day of your demo.