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    Projects in Mathematical and Computer Sciences

    Projects in Mathematical and Computer Sciences

    Here are some typical existing undergraduate research projects in Mathematical and Computer Sciences in the last few years:

    Mathematical projects

    • Notes on Sylow Theorems. (Sponsored by UWW)
      Student: Joshua Day
      (Faculty Advisor: Ki-Bong Nam)
    • Units of a ring. (Sponsored by UWW)
      Students: Aaron T. Brown and Kevin D Buntman
      (Faculty Advisor: Ki-Bong Nam)
    • Radical Extension Ring of a Finite Ring II. (Sponsored by UWW)
      Students: Aaron T. Kooping and Audrey M. Salerno
      (Faculty Advisor: Ki-Bong Nam)
    • Radical Extension Ring of a Finite Ring I. (Sponsored by UWW)
      Student: Kristen Focht
      (Faculty Advisor: Ki-Bong Nam)
    • Radical Extension Ring of a Finite Ring I. (Sponsored by UWW)
      Student: Kristen Focht
      (Faculty Advisor: Ki-Bong Nam)
    • Mathematical Model of Grave's Disease. (Sponsored by UWW)
      Student: Andrew Wells
      (Faculty Advisor: Balamurugan Pandiyan)
    • Statistical Analysis of Hashimoto's Disease. (Sponsored by UWW)
      Student: Emily Paulson
      (Faculty Advisor: Balamurugan Pandiyan)
    • A College Lesson Study in Calculus (2010). (Sponsored by UWW)
      Students: Michael Parham, Ray Parent, Aaron Kooping
      (Faculty Advisors: Geetha Samaranayake, Julie Letellier, Fe Evangelista)

      A general description of Lesson Study will be provided for those who are not familiar with this activity. The topic of our Lesson Study was integration by substitution in Calculus. We decided on this topic because of our past experiences and the understanding that some students struggle with the topic. The lesson we developed, taught, and revised used traditional and modern settings which focused on the introduction of the acronym “SHAFTS” to assist students in recognizing and applying the steps in integration by substitution problems. Results of our study as well as observations of the process of Lesson Study and difficulties we encountered will be addressed.

    Computer Science projects

    • Improving representation & Interpretation of quantitative concepts in biology learning module. (2010-2011) (Sponsored by UWW)
      Students: LQ McDonald, Lucas Greenwald.
      Faculty advisor: Catherine Chan, Hien Nguyen

      Develop and implement a framework that enhances analyst effectiveness, supports active collaboration among analysts, and assists in the training of junior analysts by capturing user intent in the analytic process. Integrate this framework with other on-going projects in CASE program.
    • Enabling a Collaborative Problem-Solving Framework Through User Modeling of the Analytic Process. (2007-2009) (Sub-contractor from Dartmouth college, CASE program, Sponsored by DTO)
      Students: Jacob Russell, Adam Olson.
      Faculty advisor: Hien Nguyen

      Develop and implement a framework that enhances analyst effectiveness, supports active collaboration among analysts, and assists in the training of junior analysts by capturing user intent in the analytic process. Integrate this framework with other on-going projects in CASE program.
    • Simulation of Network Defects (2006) (Sponsored by UWW)
      Students: Nathan Smith, Jacob Russell.
      Faculty advisor: Bennette Harris and Hien Nguyen, and Mr. Jim Harris.

      We develop software that simulates errors that occur in an Ethernet networking environment at the packet level. We evaluate our approach quantitatively by measuring the elapsed time of an application running in a network with and without simulated defects.

    Publications as the results from undergraduate research projects

    In addition to the extended abstracts submitted to National Conference on Undergraduate Research , students have been also working on papers which are submitted to International, national workshops, conferences and journals. Here are some typical examples.

    • Evaluation of the Impact of User-Cognitive Styles on Assessment of Text Summarization. 2011 Hien Nguyen, Eugene Santos Jr., Russell Jacob . IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part A. Volume PP(99), pages 1 - 14. [View PDF].
    • Capturing User Intent for Analytic Process. 2009. Eugene, Santos. Jr., Hien Nguyen, John Wilkinson, Fei Yu, Deqing Li, Keumjoo Kim, Jacob Russell, and Adam Olson . In Proceedings of User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 09) , 349-354, Trento, Italy. [View PDF]
    • Hybrid User Model for Information Retrieval. 2006. Hien Nguyen, Eugene Santos Jr., Aaron Schuet, and Nathan Smith. In Technical Report of Modeling Others from Observations workshop at AAAI-2006 conference. [View PDF]

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