Degree Name

BS in Computer Engineering


Computer Engineering Department


Alex Dekhtyar


California Polytechnic Library of Pyroprints, CPLOP, is a web driven data-base application that stores data from the biology’s departments E. coli Pyrosequencing project. Some of this data was stored in Excel datasheets, while data from the pyrosequencing machines was stored as just a list of random .xml files. There was no useful way to organize and store the massive amounts of data from multiple file sources in one location, nor to perform the complicated searches and comparisons that the project requires. CPLOP’s primary goal is to store such data in three organized tables that relate to one another. It was designed to organize E. coli strain isolation data, as well as the pyroprint data generated from analysis of these strains. The address of the website can be found here: