Faculty Advisor

Heineman, George T


The project is about proving that a program can determine the clustering of points in space, with or without the need of a user defined cutoff. The program uses a statistical method called quantile-quantile plots to find clusters of points based on their locations in space. As part of the project, it will be proven that the program can correctly cluster multi-dimensional points regardless of the distances between them. The program will also be used to try determine likely binding sites in carbohydrate-protein docking simulations, and then compare the programs results with results generated by AutoDock versions 3 and 4. The program will also try to and identify molecular epitopes, which can be represented by more than three dimensions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2008


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science