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Honors Program
A student who satisfies the requirements of the College for admission to the Honors Program and is interested in doing independent work is strongly encouraged to participate in the departmental Honors Program. Students who successfully complete the Honors Program will have their degrees conferred with 'Honors' or 'High Honors' in mathematics; high honors is awarded only if the student submits a written thesis. Interested students should read carefully the section The Honors Program in Mathematics found in the Dartmouth ORC and consult with the Department Advisor to Mathematics Majors.
This program can be especially important to those who contemplate graduate work in mathematics or a related field.
Abstracts of recent honors theses
The following honors theses abstracts are available in .pdf format.
 2014
 Gedge colored planar rook algebra  Sean Griffin
 Hermit points on an octahedron  Annie MauhsPugh
 Sandbagging in onecard poker  Daniel Miao
 The reciprocal sum of the amicable numbers  Hanh Nguyen
 Counting Clusters on a Grid  Jacob Richey
 Russell Sets, Topology, and Cardinality  Ethan Thomas
 Monte Carlo Comparison of Strategies for Blackjack  Atul Vaidyanathan
 Control Strategies and Seasonal Fluctuation in Tsetse Fly Populations and Human African Trypanosomiasis: A Mathematical Model  Nejc Zupan
 2013
 Interval Vector Polytopes  Gabriel DorfsmanHopkins
 Scalable Inference Algorithms for Clustering Large Networks  Joseph Futoma
 Generating Random Factored Gaussian Integers, Easily  Noah LebowitzLockard
 Boundary Integral Equations in Linearly Graded Media  Brad Nelson
 2012
 Optimal Betting for Fixpoint Solitaire  Andrew J. Cala
 On the Connected Sum of Alternating Virtual Knots  Gregory S. Elliot
 Several Strategies to Cope with Negative Weights in the Optimal Portfolio Allocation and Their Implementation  Paul Lintilhac
 The Spectral Structure of the Credit Default Swap Market  Philip Winsor
 Unitary Untouchable Numbers  HeeSung Yang
 2011
 Smoothed character sums  Kamil Adamczewski
 The Kronecker Product of two monomial symmetric functions  Katherine Roddy
 Markov Chain Monte Carlo for Automated Tracking of Genealogy in Microscopy Videos  Kathleen Champion
 2010
 Semantic analysis of finescale structures in the wikipedia network  Miles Kenyon
 The spatiotemporal dynamics of African Cassava Mosaic Disease  Zoe Lawrence
 Isospectral surfaces with distinct covering spectra  Seunghee Ye
 The average order of elements in the multiplicative group of a finite field  Yilan Hu
 2009
 Evidence of Four Phases in Discrete Square Packing  Edward Chien
 Equivalents of Failures of the Axiom of Choice  Tom Kern
 Characterizations of the Forbidden Patterns of Functions  Yangyang Liu
 An Extension of the 'Wheaties Problem'  Jennifer Luong
 A Network Approach to Industrial InputOutput Analysis  Matthew Miller
 Tools for computing the capacitance of the
unit cube
and Laplace eigenfunctions on the sphere  Yong Su  A Comparative Network Analysis of International Migration and Trade Networks  Qinggong Wu
 2008
 Investigations in Diffuse Optical Tomography  Chetan Mehta
 Characterizing Graphs with Equal Chromatic Symmetric Functions  Geoffrey S. Scott
 Efficient Hermite Transforms  Robert Taintor
 2006
 Kronecker Product of Schur Functions of TwoPart Partitions  Laura Brill
 Recovery from Sports Concussion in High School and Collegiate Athletes  Mike McClincy
 2005
 Generalization of Torus Homotopy Groups  Alex Pytel
 Quantum Groups and Open Problems in Total Nonnegativity  Neelesh Tiruviluamala