Theses and Projects


PhD Dissertations


Kwon-Young Choi (2021). Combination of Unsupervised Generative Models and a Syntactical Method for Music Symbol Detection with Few Annotated Data. PhD Dissertation. INSA Rennes (Computer Science), France (June 2021). (Co-advisors: B. Coúasnon, Y. Ricquebourg, and R. Zanibbi)

M. Mahdavi (2020) Query-Driven Global Graph Attention Model for Visual Parsing: Recognizing Handwritten and Typeset Math Formulas. PhD Dissertation. Rochester Institute of Technology (Imaging Science), NY, USA (August 2020).

K. Davila (2017) Symbolic and Visual Retrieval of Mathematical Notation using Formula Graph Symbol Pair Matching and Structural Alignment. PhD Dissertation. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computing and Information Sciences), NY, USA (July 2017).

L. Hu (2016) Features and Algorithms for Visual Parsing of Handwritten Mathematical Expressions. PhD Dissertation. Rochester Institute of Techology (Computing and Information Sciences), NY, USA (May 2016).

S. Zhu (2016) Text Detection for Natural Scenes and Technical Diagrams with Convolutional Features and Cascaded Classification. PhD Dissertation. Rochester Institute of Technology (Imaging Science), NY, USA (May 2016).


MSc Theses


Yancarlos Diaz (2021). Introducing Handwriting into a Multimodal LaTeX Formula Editor. Master's Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2021).

Robin Avenoso (2021). Spatial vs. Graph-Based Formula Retrieval. Master's Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2021).

G. Nishizawa (2020). Visual Structure Editing of Math Formulas. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (August 2020).

A. Dmello (2019).  Representing Mathematical Concepts Associated with Formulas using Math Entity Cards. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (October 2019).

P. Mali (2019) . Scanning Single Shot Detector for Math in Document ImagesMaster's Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (August 2019).

K. Aziz (2017) Better Text Detection through Improved k-means-based Feature Learning. Master's Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (July 2017).

M. Condon (2017) Applying Hierarchical Contextual Parsing with Visual Density and Geometric Features to Typeset Formula Recognition. Master's Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (June 2017).

A. Pillay (2014) Intelligent Combination of Structural Analysis Algorithms: Application to Mathematical Expression Recognition. Master's Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (June 2014).

K. Del Valle Wangari (2013) Discovering real-world usage scenarios for a multimodal math search interface. Master's Thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Human-Computer Interaction), NY, USA (December 2013).

D. Stalnaker (2013) Math Expression Retrieval Using Symbol Pairs in Layout Trees. Master's Thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (August 2013).

M. Reichenbach (2013) Improving Accuracy of Relevance Assessment for Math Search using Rendered Expressions. Master's thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Human-Computer Interaction), NY, USA (May 2013).

T. Schellenberg (2011) Layout-Based Substitution Tree Indexing and Retrieval for Mathematical Expressions. Master's thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (November 2011).

B. Holm (2011) Evaluation of RSL History as a Tool for Assistance in the Development and Evaluation of Computer Vision Algorithms. Master's thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (August 2011).

D. Snyder (2011) Text Detection in Natural Scenes through Weighted Majority Voting of DCT High Pass Filters, Line Removal, and Color Consistency Filtering. Master's thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Imaging Science), NY, USA (May 2011).

L. Yu (2010) Image-Based Math Retrieval Using Handwritten Queries, Master's thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May, 2010).

L. Ouyang. (2009) A Symbol Layout Classification for Mathematical Formulas Using Layout Context, Master's thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Imaging Science), NY, USA (Nov. 2009).

K. Kluever. (2008) Evaluating the Usability and Security of a Video CAPTCHA. Master's thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (Aug. 2008).



MSc and BSc Projects


P. Kukkadapu (2019) Detection of Math in Document Images. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2019).

R. Dashora (2018) Recognition of Mathematical Formulas in PDF Documents. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2018).

S. Godge (2018) Generating Label Graph Output from a Neural Math Parser. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2018).

A. Murthy (2018) Character Localization for Text Detection in Natural Scenes. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2018).

R. Joshi (2017) Extraction of Mathematical Expressions from Scholarly Documents. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (Dec. 2017).

L. Ravi (2017) Parsing Handwritten Math Formulas. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2017). (Second place for Best MS Project Poster Award).

C. Jain (2016) Recognition of Online Handwritten Math Symbols using Density Features. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (Dec. 2016). (Second place for MS Project Best Poster Award) Report is available online here.

K-Y. Choi (2016) Segmentation and Recognition of Symbols for Printed and Handwritten Music Scores. Master's Research Internship Report. INSA, Rennes, France (June 2016; co-advised with B. Coüasnon and Y. Ricquebourg, INSA).

Y. Huang (2016) Web Framework for Evaluating Handwritten Math Recognition. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2016). Report is available online here.

K. Calangutkar (2015) Classification of Handwritten Math Symbols using Random Forst and Hybrid Features. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (Dec. 2015). (Second-place for best poster award in CS MS Project Poster Session)

M. Kanadje (2015) Keyword Spotting in Audio to Support Video Lecture Indexing. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2015).

K. Talmadge (2014) Using the Recognition Strategy Library to Study the Behavior of a Math Recognition System. Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (August 2014). (poster)

Z. Miller (2014) Keyword Spotting in Audio for AccessMath (Best poster award for Spring 2014 RIT Computer Science MS Project Poster Session; co-advisors: R. Gaborski and R. Zanibbi) Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2014).

N. Pattaniyil (2014) Tangent 1.1: Math and Text Search Engine (poster) Master's Project. Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2014). [ NTCIR-11 Conference Poster and slides ]

C. Sasarak (2014) Recognition Strategy Library (RSLib) (poster) Master's Project, Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2014).

A. Canter (2013) Assessing Threat Posted to Video CAPTCHA by OCR-Based Attacks. Master's Project, Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (June 2013).

K. Davila (2013) Math Expression Retrieval Implemented through Sketches. Master's project, Rochester Institute of Technology (Computer Science), NY, USA (May 2013).

G. Chen (2013) Text Inpainting and its Application in Video CAPTCHA Text Removal. Senior Undergraduate Project, Rochester Institute of Technology (Imaging Science), NY, USA (May 2013). [ Poster ]