Publication Date

Fall 12-30-2020

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Ben Reed

Second Advisor

Mike Wu

Third Advisor

Anthony Giordano


Many mountain lions are killed in the state of California every year from roadkill. To reduce these numbers, it is important that a system be built to track where these mountain lions have been around. One such system could be built using the platform-as-a-service, Firebase. Firebase is a platform service that collects and manages data that comes in through a mobile application. For the development of cross-platform mobile applications, Flutter is used as a toolkit for developers for both iOS and Android. This entire system, Cat Tracks is proposed as a crowdsource platform to track wildlife, with the current focus on California mountain lions. By building such a system, researchers could use the data to save the lives of many mountain lions.