HDSI awards 27 scholarships to undergraduate researchers

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Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at University of California San Diego has announced its second annual undergraduate research scholarships. HDSI has awarded to 27 students funding 20 projects, drawing from XX majors across campus. The Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program awards $2,500 to each student project, all of them guided by experienced mentors. The yearlong fellowships focus on providing hands-on training to emerging data science talent.

All UC San Diego undergraduate students enrolled full-time are eligible to apply for research funding. Each researcher works with a mentor to develop analytical skills, data science portfolios, and foster novel data-driven approaches to problem solving. The research program is geared to producing results, with students submitting final reports highlighting accomplishments. Learn more about the HDSI Undergraduate Scholarship program.

Projects and awardees:

 

Students’ gender biases toward professors

Catherine Eng, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

 

Single-cell transcriptomics and web mining for rapid reverse genetics in plants

Kian Faizi, Molecular Biology

 

Vista: An end-to-end declarative transfer learning system for multimodal analytics with deep neural networks

Advitya Gemawat, Data Science

 

Quantifying the effect of redlining policies on racial segregation in America’s urban centers

Arunav Gupta, Data Science

 

Quantifying tennis player performance

Karthik Guruvayurappan, Data Science

Eric Jiang, Data Science

Shweta Kumar, Data Science

 

Mangrove mapping, image segmentation, and classification

Stanley Hicks, Electrical Engineering

Arden Ma, Electrical Engineering

Katherine Qi, Marine Biology

 

Using machine learning for diagnosis in oculofacial plastic surgery

Zhaoyi Hou, Data Science

 

Predicting the outcome of an NFL play using pursuit curve features

Justin Kang, Data Science

Shone Patil, Data Science

 

A supervised machine learning approach to predicting mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among diverse Latinos

Alexandra Keamy, Data Science

 

Building an inference model to classify Chinese computational propaganda bots

Nicole Lee, Data Science

Nikolas Racelis-Russell, Data Science

 

Effects of battle and journey metaphors on charitable donations for cancer patients

Alex Liebscher, Cognitive Science

 

Weather forecasting using hybrid model

Xiang Lu, Applied Mathematics

 

Reassessment of P2P credit risk modeling with macroeconomic factors

Samson Qian, Data Science

 

Video games and player retention

Sasami Scott, Data Science

 

How do humans convey what they perceive and know about objects in visual form?

Justin Yang, Cognitive Science and Math – Computer Science

 

Using geographic data and social media to predict the potential health problems

Shuyi Judy Yang, Data Science

 

Identifying biomarkers in recurrent Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) patients

Eric Yu, Data Science

 

How does visual context influence sketched representations of faces?

Julia Xu, Cognitive Science – Machine Learning and Neural Computation

 

ASL (American Sign Language) signs recognition

Xinrui Zhan, Data Science

 

3D Wireframe Detection

Haoming Zhang, Data Science