Join us on Thursday, April 30, at 2:00 PM via Zoom, for the 2019-2020 IDSC Fellows’ final project presentations. This event is open to interested UM Faculty/Staff/Students.
The vision of the IDSC Fellows Program is to inspire a new generation of leaders in computational science to cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines, by equipping them with new cross-disciplinary skills and experience. The Program does this by offering mentorship outside the students’ area of expertise. “IDSC Fellow” is a prestigious designation awarded to two undergraduate students and two graduate students per year.
https://miami.zoom.us/j/8099371251?pwd=NjdIODhnVXQxYnlpdHRZSXNleDVMQT09 Link includes password.
Meet the 2019-2020 IDSC Fellows
Project: Movement and Social Approach in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bio: Chitra is an undergraduate at UM studying Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Mathematics (Applied Analysis) with a minor in Chemistry. She’s currently working under Dr. Daniel Messinger in the Interactive Behavior in Schools (IBIS) project to understand social movement and approach in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through objective, continuous measurements. As an IDSC Fellow, she hopes to explore the potential of automated behavioral measurement for objectively describing the ASD phenotype through quantification of the social movement deficits characteristic of children with ASD in their interactions with their peers.
Anthony Mario Bonacolta
Project: Single-cell Transcriptomic Sequencing of a Coral during the Bleaching Process
Bio: Anthony is a first year PhD student in Dr. Javier del Campo’s Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Laboratory in the Marine Biology and Ecology Department at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. His research focuses on the role of micro-eukaryotes and bacteria in marine organisms.
Project: Developing Deep Learning Models for Rotifer (Bachionus spp.) Detection and Classification
Bio: Jia is currently a PhD student in Marine Ecosystem and Society under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Benetti. He received his BS in Aquaculture from the Ocean University of China in 2015 and Graduate Certification in Data Science Foundations from North Carolina State University in 2019. His doctoral research centers on developing AI systems to automated live feed cultivation for fish hatcheries. During the IDSC Fellows program, he hopes to apply deep learning models to achieve high accuracy rotifer detection and classification. His project website can be reached via GitHub: gengjia0214/AIRoti.
Project: Computational Approaches to Microbiome Alterations and Disease States
Bio: Karna is an undergraduate at the University of Miami studying Microbiology/Immunology and Applied Math with a minor in Chemistry and Electrical Engineering. He will be working under Dr. Sylvia Daunert and Dr. Gregory O’Connor to analyze human microbiome changes caused by various diseases and their progression. Through the IDSC fellowship, he hopes to continue learning different analyses programs to analyze massive amounts of data as well as gain a further understanding of the human microbiome and its potential role in disease treatments.