Expand your Horizons

Many of our math and computer science majors complete research projects with our faculty. Below are some of our recent undergraduate research posters, presentations, and publications.

Spring 2021

Congratulations to our Mathematics and Computer Science majors, Justin cook and Ryan Cecil. Both received awards at this year's Vitual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium.

Justin Cook

Received the Provost Award for Outstanding Research for his work on A Novel Telehealth Device for COPD Patients.
Justin also presented during the 2021 Joint Mathematics Meetings. There he discussed the effects of adaptive mutations on the three dimensional structure of RNA and was Advised by Dr. Lauren Sugden

Ryan Cecil

Received the McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts: Outstanding Research Merit Award for his work on Deep Learning Based Image Restoration: Balancing Performance & Theoretical Guarantees. Advised by Dr. Stacey Levine.

Spring 2020

Congratulations to this year's Virtual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium Award Winners!

Lindsay Moskal and Lauren Sines 

Moskal Sines poster

Congratulations to undergraduates Lindsay Moskal and Lauren Sines for winning two awards in this year's URSS competition for their work in MATH 317 Math Modeling. Lindsay and Lauren used mathematical modeling to investigate the impact of fentanyl and Narcan on the opioid epidemic in Allegheny County. They won the Office of Research 1st Place Paper Award Modeling the Effects of Fentanyl and Narcan on the Opioid Epidemic in Allegheny County Using Mathematics and CETR Award for Undergraduate Research. Research advised by Dr. Rachael Neilan.

Gabrielle Majetic

Majetic poster

Congratulations to undergraduate Gabrielle Majetic for winning the Office of Research 1st Place Outstanding Poster Award in this year's URSS competition. Gabbie's poster summarizes her research project in computational neuroscience advised by Dr. Rachael Neilan (Math) and Dr. Ben Kolber (Biology).


Ryan Cecil

Ryan Cecil, Mathematics major, participated in the URSS Virtual 2020 Video Competition. The individual video below provides an introduction to the field of image processing in which Dr. Levine and Ryan work on a partial differential equation based deep learning model for geometric image data, "PDE Based Deep Learning for Geometric Image Data." Ryan's research is advised by Dr. Stacey Levine.

Fall 2019

Clarisse Ilibagiza Umulisa

Clarisse presenting at DHCS 2019

Clarisse Ilibagiza Umulisa, sophomore Computer Science major, presented her research, "Author Profiling, The Writing Style of Rwandans" at The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS). Clarisse’s research is advised by Dr. Patrick Juola, Professor in Computer Science.

David Berdik

David with poster at DHCS 2019

David Berdik, senior Computer Science major, presented his research poster, "Using Authorship Attribution to Detect Consistencies in Obfuscation Attempts" at The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS). David’s research is advised by Dr. Patrick Juola, Professor in Computer Science.

Gabrielle (Gabbie) Majetic

Gabbie at BME meeting Philly

Gabbie Majetic, senior BioMedical Engineering major, presented her research in computational neuroscience at the 2019 BioMedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Philadelphia over the weekend. Gabbie's research is advised by Dr. Rachael Neilan, Associate Professor in Mathematics.