Computer Science majors win 2020 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

January 5, 2021

Five Computer Science majors out of the 51 winners received the 2020-2021 Provost’s Undergraduate Research (PURA) Award. Provost Joseph Cooper (1991-1995) established the PURA program in 1993 with a generous endowment by the Hodson TrustThe program was created to support and encourage Hopkins undergraduate students to engage in independent research, scholarly and creative projects. Each awardee receives a $3,000 grant for research. Scroll down to review their profiles.

 

Autumn Hughes
Majors: Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science
Research: Developing an Interface to Investigate the Transferability of Inanimate Training on da Vinci Surgical Systems to Operating Room Performance
CS Advisor: Ryan Huang
Expected Graduation Date: May 2022

Simon Liu
Majors: Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science
Research: Implementing Electronic Beam Steering in an Implantable Ultrasound Device
CS Advisor: Raman Arora
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021

Shreya Wadhwa
Majors: Computer Science and Cognitive Science
Research: Little boxes on a hillside: Investigating the flexibility of high-level categorization to changes in natural visual statistics
CS Advisor: Benjamin Langmead
Expected Graduation Date: May 2023

 

Richard Xu
Majors: Computer Science and Molecular & Cellular Biology 
Research: Integration of Genome and Epigenome to Elucidate Gene-Environment Interactions
CS Advisor: Michael Schatz
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021

Rebecca Yu
Majors: Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science
Research: Neural Network for Bi-Atrial Segmentation of Clinical Cardiac Images of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
CS Advisor: Abhishek Jain
Expected Graduation Date: May 2022
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