2009 JDRD Awards

First-year Projects

Itamar Arel, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

A Semi-supervised learning system using deep belief networks for multi-modal medical data analytics (Data analytics for medicine using semi-supervised learning (DAMSEL), Barbara Beckerman)

Michael Best, Department of Chemistry

Synthesis and assembly of geometrically defined building blocks for dynamic covalent synthesis of robust higher order organic frameworks (Controlled hierarchical self-assembly of robust organic architectures, Benjamin Hay and Radu Custelcean)

Aimée Classen and Nathan Sanders, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Developing a systems biology approach for linking genetic and environmental constraints to primary productivity — can patterns scale to the field? (Developing a systems biology approach for linking genetic and environmental constraints to primary productivity in model and nonmodel species, David Weston)

Michael Gilchrist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Integrating models of protein translation and gene fixation with experimental data in the archaeal system: Ignicoccus-Nanoarchaeum (A systems biology approach to study metabolic and energetic interdependencies in the Ignicoccus-Nanoarchaeum system, Mircea Podar)

Arthur Ruggles, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Molten salt cooled high temperature pebble bed reactor (Investigation of molten salt thermal performance in pebble beds using unique heating techniques, Graydon Yoder)

Glenn Tootle, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adaptation of water resource systems to climate change through weather modification (Uncertainty assessment and reduction for climate extremes and climate change impacts, Auroop Ganguly)

Zhili Zhang, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

Active control of surface plasmonics for nanoscale diagnostics (Active control of surface plasmonics with ferroelectricity, Jian Shen)