Prof. Elke Rundensteiner and REU Scholars Invited to Present at 2017 IEEE MIT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE.

September 18, 2017

Prof. Elke Rundensteiner and REU Scholars to Present at 2017 IEEE MIT URTC!

Data Science Program Director Elke Rundensteiner worked throughout the summer with dedicated DS faculty, graduate students and three REU undergraduate students. At the end of the research site, their work was submitted and accepted to be presented at the 2017 IEEE MIT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE. 

Sarah Brownell, from Simmons College, worked Prof. Elke and WPI graduate student Tom Hartvigsen on "MRSA Infection Prediction System."  Courtney Burns and Jennifer Wu from UMass Dartmouth and New College Florida respectively, were paired with Prof. Elke, Prof. Agu, and WPI graduate students Andrew Schade, Ermal Toto and Brendan Foley. Their research project was, "EmotivoMOOD (EMU) Using Machine Learning to Detect Depression by Voice." 
At the culmination of the REU site, both posters were submitted for consideration to the IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference. Our students are ecstatic to have been accepted!  

This is an amazing accomplishment for these young researchers and a testament to their tireless work and dedication to science.