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Undergraduate Research

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 2019 Undergraduate Research 

Spring 2019: Joshua Baktay - Lead author of peer-reviewed publication

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Undergraduate math and physics major Joshua Baktay is the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication in SPORA: A Journal of Biomathematics. In this paper, Joshua and his co-authors present a computational model of neural activity in the amygdala during pain. This work was completed under the advisement of Dr. Rachael Neilan (Math) and Dr. Ben Kolber (Biology). The publication is available online for open access. Great job, Joshua!


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

Undergraduate Research Archive