Date of Defense



Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Mark Kerstetter


My team was given the problem of designing and implementing a program to translate quizzes in ASCII form into a format for use on the World Wide Web. My task was to organize the team in a fashion that would help us achieve our goal. I was responsible for many aspects of this engineering effort, including planning team meetings with the clients (Dr. Reza Rashidi of the Faculty Resource Center, and Dr. Dean Johnson of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering), setting deadlines, gathering background information, and making sure my group worked together as a team. Fellow team members were (in alphabetical order): Danny Cheah, Poo Yee Fung, Matthew Shafer, and John Wee.

Ultimately, my team successfully developed Western Quizzical Web's WWW Quiz Generating System, a computer program written in a scripting language called perl (practical extraction and report language). This program correctly and intelligently converted an instructor's ASCII quiz into HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) for use on the WWW as an interactive quiz system for student use. We used the prototyping method of software design in order to get the greatest amount of feedback possible from our clients. This feedback was pivotal in creating the best possible program design, as it allowed us to quickly change the program to make it exactly what the clients required.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only