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Summer 2011 Research Experience for Undergraduates
[UPDATE: Application deadline extended to March 21st, 2011.]
Computation Across the Disciplines
Throughout science and engineering fields, the availability of cheap computer processing power is driving increased interest in large-scale and multi-scale problems that were previously thought to be intractable or unsolvable through traditional methods. The rise of high-throughput, parallel, and distributed computing technologies has created a great need for researchers and practitioners with a deep understanding of computer science, mathematical modeling and statistical methods who can work across disciplines to build real solutions. This can include developing new computational methodologies, computer software and/or computer systems, as well as new theoretical models.
At the same time, ever smaller computing platforms have inserted computation into mobile, embedded, and ubiquitous realms of human experience that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago. Energy consumption of both massive computing clusters and battery-operated appliances is of great concern.
Our mentor research areas lie in all of these areas, as well as in how people learn to work in these fields, and how we prepare the next generation of students to explore computational sciences and mathematics.
Summer 2011 Research Areas
Applied Mathematical Modeling:
- Food Webs and ij-Competition Graphs in the Gulf of Mexico. Mentor Dr. Kim Factor
- Foot and Mouth Disease: Utilizing Graph Theory and Super Computing to Determine Test Sites for Dairy Cattle. Mentor Dr. Kim Factor
- Ergodic Theory for Lagrangian Assimilation. Mentor Dr. Sherry Scott
- Risk Modeling for Pyroclastic Volcano Flows. Mentor Dr. Elaine Spiller
- Data Assimilation For Fluid Dynamic Models. Mentor Dr. Elaine Spiller
- Using Blending and Rule-Based Forecasting to Predict Hourly Gas Flow by Curtis Stochl Mentor Dr. George Corliss
- Calculating the Effect of Competition on Survivability in the Africa Ecosystem Using a Weighted (1,2)-step Competition Graph Model by Kehinde Faronbi, Mentor Dr. Kim Factor
- Modeling the Kinetics of 99m-Tc-HMPAO in the Lungs of Rats by Paul Fitzgerald. Mentor Dr. Anne Clough
- Implementing Models of Fluid Flows to find the Ergodic Defect by Amanda Wert. Mentor Dr. Sherry Scott
High Performance Computing:
- Analysis of GPGPU Algorithms for Multiplying Large Matrices by Matthew Beine. Mentor Dr. Rong Ge
- GPU Acceleration of Bioinformatics Problems. Mentor Dr. Craig Struble
- Cloud-Enabled Xinu Operating System. Mentor Dr. Dennis Brylow
Embedded, Mobile, and Ubiquitous Systems:
- XINU Network Stack: A systematic Analysis by Jason Cowdy, Mentor Dr. Dennis Brylow.
- Concurrent Embedded Power Control by Matt Bajzek, Mentor Dr. Dennis Brylow.
- Embedded Xinu Operating System on the Arduino. Mentor Dr. Dennis Brylow
- XinUSB, a USB driver for Xinu by Anna Whitley, Mentor Dr. Dennis Brylow.
- H^3 App: Blackberry Highway Exit Helper for Hungry Travelers. Mentor Dr. Praveen Madiraju
- Gait Analysis Using Smartphones by Aaron Kanter, Mentor Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
- Privacy Aware Complex Activity Recognition by Casey J. O'Brien, mentor Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
- Relational Thinking Strategies of Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers and Their Students. By Daysi Perez and Kara S. Grier Mentor Dr. Marta Magiera