Computer Science Events

Oct 7

CS Tea: student panelists on their summer research experiences

Theresa Chen, Rebecca Hicke, Khalid Hussain, and Jade Kandel present their summer research projects.

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 pm / Olin 306

A panel of students will present the work that they did as part of Research Experience for Undergraduates programs in Summer 2021:

  • Theresa Chen '22Using Machine Learning Techniques and ICESAT-2 Data to Analyze Sea Ice Features (at Marquette University).
    This project analyzed data from the ICESAT-2 satellite to find and predict sea ice features in the Arctic Circle. ICESAT-2 is a laser-based satellite that returns data on the elevation of geographic features on the earth. Regression and classification neural networks were applied to the data to predict elevation of sea ice in areas not covered by the satellite as well as the presence of cracks in the ice.
  • Rebecca Hicke '22Tools for Tracking Police Misconduct Data (at University of California at Berkeley, with Professors Sarah Chasins and Aditya Parameswaran).
    This project works with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) to build a database tracking police misconduct. Important challenges in creating such a database include identifying misconduct cases from broader collections of cases and extracting information from raw case file data, which is often inconsistently recorded and stored in difficult-to-read formats. Once the appropriate data is collected, we also seek to build interfaces that help NACDL's lawyers filter and search the extracted information.
  • Khalid Hussain '22Finding Disparity Maps from Stereo Images of Divers (at the University of Minnesota Interactive Robotics & Vision Lab).
    My project involved attempting to obtain clean disparity maps from the stereoscopic images - those taken by two cameras - collected by an underwater robot, and was intimately tied to the IRV lab’s current goal of developing an autonomous system that would allow a robot to move in the direction of a diver’s gesture.
  • Jade Kandel '22: Uncovering the Hidden Half of Plants (at Washington University in St. Louis).
    My project, Uncovering the Hidden Half of Plants, was developed at CSE REU 2021 at Washington University in St. Louis with Professor Tao Ju, in collaboration with the Danforth Science Center. We worked to create a graphics user interface annotation software for biomedical imaging and root segmentation. The data consists of 2D slices of a 3D CT scan of a corn root. Topics for this research project include image manipulation, 3D computer graphics, and software design.

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