CryptoNote is the open-source protocol behind Monero,
a privacy-focused cryptocurrency released in 2014.
As part of a coding theory coursework, my team of 4 conducted an analysis of the CryptoNote v2 whitepaper. The paper outlines an alternative electronic cash system, with the aim of solving what the authors believe to be the main deficiencies of Bitcoin.
The delivery of the assignment was through presenting a deck of slides that summarised our findings. The grade I personally achieved was 23/25.
As part of a Pattern Recognition university module, a peer and I investigated several approaches to the problem of facial recognition. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) were used for dimensionality reduction, and methods such as Nearest Neighbour (NN) were used for classification. We described our research on the methods to maximise recognition accuracy in a report.