Dissertations and Theses

Date of Award


Document Type



Computer Science

First Advisor

William E. Skeith III


security, visualization, collaboration


In recent years, the City College of New York has seen its Computer Science program grow immensely, to the point of overcrowding. This has negative implications for both students and professors, particularly in introductory computer science courses in which constant feedback, iteration and collaboration with others is key to success. In this paper we propose various models for collaboration among students in all course levels using distributed version control systems and implement a secure and efficient tool for visualizing collaborative efforts by observing past work [5]. Lastly, we lay the foundation for future work around additional collaborative metrics, features and plagiarism detection.



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