THREE students selected for Honorable Mention for the 2020 Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
This year THREE of our Computer Science students have been selected for Honorable Mention for the 2020 Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.
Mark Keller: Advisor: Max Leiserson
Keller has been working on two projects with the Leiserson Research Group (https://lrgr.io) focusing on visualizing mutation signatures (patterns of mutation corresponding to distinct mutational processes) in human cancer, and benchmarking algorithms for the decomposition of cancer genomes into mutational signatures and their activities.
Keller plans to begin graduate studies in computational biology or human-computer interaction in the fall of 2020. In the meantime, he plans to work as a software developer with the Gehlenborg Lab at Harvard Medical School, contributing to projects at the intersection of data visualization, biology, and medicine.
Yiyun Liu: Advisors: Michael Hicks, Niki Vazou, and Jose Calderon Trilla
Liu’s research work focuses on using Haskell to build secure and reliable software. Liu is currently working on adding type class support to liquid haskell, which will allow programmers to derive not only programs but also automatically proof by implementing refined class instances.
Liu plans to continue working on formal verification in the future and wants to read more about category theory and topology to explore their application.
Robert Morrison: Advisor: James Purtilo
Morrison’s research focuses around bringing machine learning techniques into the field of cyber security by trying to help software engineers detect vulnerabilities in their code before it gets released. Morrison plans to work as a Software Engineer for some time and thereafter further his education.
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