Student Research Archive

Fall 2018 Undergraduate Research 

Fall 2018: Andrea Sajewski - Co-author of scholary publication

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Andrea Sajewski, double major in biomedical engineering and mathematics, is a co-author on a recently published article in Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The publication is available online here.  Amazing work Andrea!

 

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David Berdik, Computer Science major, presented his research paper at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS). His research on using character n-grams to identify authors was guided by Dr. Patrick Juola, Professor of Computer Science.

Fall 2018: Andrea Sajewski - Top 10 undergraduate finalist

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Double major in biomedical engineering and mathematics, Andrea Sajewski, presented her poster at the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) (http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/) Collegiate Research Competition in Minneapolis. Congratulations on being one of the top 10 undergraduate finalists!

 

Summer 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Summer 2018: Joshua Baktay - Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation

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Undergraduate math and physics major Joshua Baktay, presented his research in computational neuroscience at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on July 27th. Josh participated in the 10-week Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) this summer with advisor Dr. Rachael Neilan.

 

Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research and Scholorship Symposium

Four of our majors presented posters at the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium on April 11th. Derek Prijatelj and Nicholas Marshman (advised by Patrick Juola), Andrea Sajewski (advised by Stacey Levine), and Joshua Baktay (advised by Rachael Neilan) displayed their research in mathematics and computer science. Joshua Baktay received an honorable mention ($100 prize) for the BSNES Excellence in Research award.

Summer 2017 Undergraduate Research Program 

Joshua Baktay (senior)

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"A Computational Model of the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala During Bladder Pain"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rachael Miller Neilan and Dr. Benedict Kolber

Josh is a Mathematics  and Physics major

Spring 2017 Undergraduate Research and Scholorship Symposium

Donovan Ramsey (senior) and Brady Sheehan (senior)

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"Geometry -vs- Intensity in Image Denoising"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stacey Levine

Donovan is a Computer Science major with minors in Mathematics and Digital Media Arts

Brady is a dual major in Computer Science and Mathematics

Nick Pitoniak (freshman)

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"Systematic Detection of Skip-Grams in Computational Linguistics"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Patrick Juola

Nick is a Computer Science major

Dan Watson (senior) and Derek Prijateli (senior)

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"Analysis of Common Practices in Automated Stylometry"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Patrick Juola

Dan and Derek are Computer Science majors with minors in Mathematics and Philosophy

Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research and Scholorship Symposium

Donovan Ramsey - Senior

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"Edge guided curvature based denoising"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stacey Levine

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Mathematics

Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

Brian Adams - Senior

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"Using the Oculus Rift for Molecular Visulization"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffry Madura

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Philosophy and African Studies

Tyler Gaona - Senior 

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"Computing Isometries Between Rational Quadratic Forms"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anna Haensch

Dual Major: Computer Science and Mathematics

Brian D'Orazio - Spring 2016 Graduate

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"Financial Institutions and Anti-Money Laundering Regulation"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin Shaver

Dual Major: Economics and Mathematics

Josef DiPietrantonio - Spring 2016 Graduate

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"An Adventure for Inspiration: Rediscovering the Creative Process Through the Grand Tour"

Duquesne University Endowed Honors Fellow

Major: Mathematics

Minor: Economics

Justin Goodwill - Spring 2016 Completed DU portion of 3/2 Binary Engineering Program

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"Image Fusion Using SURE Guided Piecewise Linear Estimation"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stacey Levine

Major: Physics - Binary Engineering (Pitt)

Kinardi Isnata and James Matuk - Spring 2016 Graduates

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"Curvature and Image Geometry in Image Processing"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stacey Levine

Kinardi - Dual Major: Computer Science and Mathematics

James - Major: Mathematics

Rachel Sage McCafferty

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"A Comparison of Nonparametric Statistical Tests in Randomized Clinical Trials when Statistical Assumptions are Violated"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Frank D'Amico

Major: Psychology

Andrew Magyan - Senior

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"Efficacy of the Box Cox Transformation in Randomized Controlled Trials"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Frank D'Amico

Major: Biology

Minor: Biochemistry and Mathematics

James Matuk - Spring 2016 Graduate

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"Graphical analysis of repeated measures (Longitudinal) data arising in randomized control trials"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Frank D'Amico

Major: Mathematics

Michael Rand - Spring 2016 Graduate

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"Approach to Determining Capital Reserves for Commercial Loan Portfolios under Basel Regulation"

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Major: Mathematics, Finance and Economics

Brady Sheehan - Senior

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"Optimality Bounds for Recovering Geometric Information in Images"

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stacey Levine

Dual Major: Computer Science and Mathematics

A.J. Vogt - Spring 2016 Graduate

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"Combatting Human Trafficking Using Mathematics"

A.J. won the Counselor Education Program's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research at the 2016 URSS for his research. 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rachael Miller Neilan

Major: Mathematics

Minor: Economics