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2024 Spring Lab Meeting on 04/19/2024
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MAA MathFest 2023 in Tampa
Left to right: Gail, Usman, Dylan, Dr. Pu, Nitul and Mingfang

Lab Members

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Xinyu Chen

M.S. National University of Singapore, part-time Master Student at University of West Florida

Xinyu got her B.S. in Mathematics from Beijing Normal University. She got her M.S. degree in statistics from the National University of Singapore.

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Hannah Knehr

Master Student at University of West Florida and Ulm University

Hannah got her B.Sc. in Mathematics and Management at Ulm University, Germany. Currently, Hannah is working on my M.SC. IN MATHEMATICS AND MANAGEMENT at Ulm University, and she will get a master's degree in Mathematical Sciences at UWF.

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Jason Gerstenberger

Master Student at University of West Florida

Jason earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Florida, studying Computer Simulation of Scientific Phenomena. He has worked for 20 years at McKesson in software development, architecture, and management positions.

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Dylan Wright

Undergraduate Student at University of West Florida

Dylan is currently an undergraduate at UWF majoring in Mathematics. He is expected to finish his bachelor's degree in 2024. Dylan received the SURP grant in the summer of 2023.

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Mingfang Huang

Master Student at University of West Florida

Mingfang got her B.S. in Medical Information Engineering in 2021 from Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, China. Currently, Mingfang is a master's student in Mathematical Sciences at UWF.

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Nitul Singha

Master Student at University of West Florida

Nitul Singha is currently enrolled in MS Data Science in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, University of West Florida.

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Declan McGurk

Undergraduate student at the University of West Florida

Declan is an undergraduate student at the University of West Florida majoring in Engineering Physics and Chemistry. He received the HCMSE Outstanding Student Award in 2023.

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Kellie Tamimi

Undergraduate Student at University of West Florida

Kellie is a junior at the University of West Florida. She majors in biomedical sciences, hoping to one day receive her DMD with a specialization in Orthodontics.  

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Christina Hoffman

Undergraduate student at the University of South Florida, Field representative at U.S. Census Bureau

Christina is an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida majoring in Statistics. She has been working in the U.S. Census Bureau for the last seven years.

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Jiayu Zhu

Undergraduate student at the the University of Nottingham Ningbo

Jiayu is an undergraduate student at the University of Nottingham Ningbo majoring in Mathematics.

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More Lab Members
(updated 02/05/2024)

  • Name: Natalie Belford

  • Field of Study: Data Analytics 

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Evaluating early warning metrics for underachieving middle school and high school students

  • Current position: recent graduate, job-seeking

  • Name : Saishab Bhattarai 

  • Field of Study : Data Science ( Modeling)

  • Date Joined the Lab :  Fall 2024 

  • Project: Mathematical and Computational Models for Single Neuron and Neural Network Architectures (Interested)

  • Current Position : Admitted Master’s student [Fall 2024]

 

  • Name: Jason Gerstenberger

  • Field of Study: Mathematics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Neuro-recording Data Analysis, Computational Neuroscience Review

  • Current Position: Master’s student (part-time), Sr. Director at McKesson

 

  • Name: Kellie Tamimi

  • Field of Study: Biology, Mathematics, Psychology

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Salivary pH v Life Satisfaction through Perceived Stress and Sleep Quality

  • Current Position: Undergraduate Student

 

  • Name: Emmanuel Paalam

  • Field of Study: Computer Science

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2024

  • Project: Research assistant to Data Analytics for Education Outcomes project, run by Dr. Cohen, analyzing current usage of data models for determining at-risk student populations

  • Current Position: Undergraduate student

 

  • Name: Declan McGurk

  • Field of Study: Mathematics / Neuroscience

  • Data Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Projects: Computational Neuroscience Review Paper, Spiking Neural Network Simulations, Neuronal Readings Data Analysis, and New Statistical Distributions Exploration

  • Current Position: Undergraduate student

 

  • Name: Michael Carnival

  • Field of Study: Data Science (Modeling)

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Wavelet-Based Approach for Mass Spectrometry Data Classification

  • Current Position: Master’s Student (Full-Time)

 

  • Name: Steven Le

  • Field of Study: Mathematics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2024

  • Project: Neuro-recording data analysis, Computational neuroscience models of schizophrenia 

  • Current Position: Master's student (part-time), Employee at Netsmart Technologies (full-time)

 

  • Name: Shrishti

  • Field of Study: Data Science / Computer Science 

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Data Analysis for K12 Education Outcomes and predictions based on machine learning models 

  • Current Position: Undergraduate Student

 

  • Name: Nitul Singha

  • Field of Study: Data Science / Statistics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2023

  • Project:
    1) Predictability comparison between several machine learning and Deep Learning models.
    2) Data Analysis for K12 Education Outcomes project

  • Current Position: Graduate Student / Graduate teaching Assistant 

 

  • Name: Gail Han

  • Field of Study: Data Science / Statistics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2023

  • Project:
    1. Salivary pH on Life Satisfaction through Perceived Stress and Sleep Quality.
    2. Predicting Students' Learning Outcomes with Machine Learning Models.

  • 3. Optimizing Sample Size in Latent Class Analysis through Simulation Techniques

  • Current Position: Graduate Student 

  • Name: Sudakshina Singha Roy

  • Field of Study: Data Science / Statistics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Neural Mechanisms of Working Memory Accuracy Revealed by Recurrent Neural Networks

  • Current Position: Graduate Student 

 

  • Name: Mingfang Huang

  • Field of Study: Mathematics / Statistics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2023

  • Project: 1. Find additional intracellular recordings to conduct validation experiments; 2. Do some statistical analysis regarding the Poisson distribution.

  • Current Position: Master's student

 

  • Name: Christina Hoffman

  • Field of Study: Statistics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Pediatric Organ Transplant: Computational Models for Kidney Transplant

  • Current Position: Undergraduate Student (part-time), Employee at United States Census Bureau (part-time)

 

  • Name: Thuong Huynh

  • Field of Study: Management Information Systems/ Data Analytics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2024

  • Project : Predict students' outcomes based on machine learning models by Dr. Cohen. Now, I am interested in querying and analyzing data with SQL and Python. 

  • Current Position: Undergraduate Student, seeking for Summer 2024 Internship. 

 

  • Name: Allan Chung

  • Field of Study: Statistics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Summer 2023

  • Project: Probabilities in R

  • Current Position:Undergraduate Student

 

  • Name: Hannah Knehr

  • Field of Study: Mathematical Sciences

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Computational Models in Neuroscience

  • Current Position: Master’s student

 

  • Name: Xinyu Chen

  • Field of Study: Statistics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Generation of distribution

  • Current Position: Part-time student

 

  • Name: Jiayu Zhu

  • Field of Study: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Summer 2023

  • Project: R package for multivariate distributions and its applications

  • Current Position: Undergraduate Student

 

  • Name: Joshua J. Cook

  • Field of Study: Data Science

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Use historical clinical trials data to predict future trial probability of success given protocol, study, and results data; Develop a reproducible statistical methodology for use in consensus statements, which are common in high-risk clinical research studies.

  • Current Position: Master’s student (Graduating May 2024)

 

  • Name: Alex Dampier

  • Field of Study: Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2024

  • Project Interested in: Salivary pH on Life Satisfaction through Perceived Stress and Sleep Quality and Evaluating early warning metrics for underachieving middle and high school students.

  • Current Position: Undergraduate Student

 

  • Name: Sy Fontenot

  • Field of Study: Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project Anomaly detections in time series data of IoT systems

  • Current Position: Graduate Student

 

  • Name: Hector R Gavilanes

  • Field of Study: Data Science, modeling track

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2022

  • Project: Faster r-cnn: Towards real-time object detection with region proposal networks.

  • Current Position: Master’s Student (part-time). IT system administrator.

  • Name: Hank Thompson

  • Field of Study: Computer Engineering

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: Outage forecasting:  No title yet.

  • Current Position: Undergraduate student (full-time).

  • Name: Maxime MARTIN

  • Field of Study: Data science

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2023

  • Project: No real research project. But I am learning machine learning techniques by myself and I’ll be able to share some results with the labs if it’s relevant.

  • Current Position: Graduate student

 

  • Name: Joaquin Estevez

  • Field of Study: Data science

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2024

  • Project: Uncertainty Quantification methods

  • Current Position: Undergraduate student

 

  • Name: Dylan Wright

  • Field of Study: Mathematics

  • Date Joined the Lab: Fall 2022

  • Project: Computational neuroscience review, Analysis of computational neuron models, Neural data analysis

  • Current Position: Undergraduate student

 

  • Name: Luis Madrigal

  • Field of Study: Mathematic

  • Date Joined the Lab: Spring 2024

  • Project: Currently looking for a research project.

  • Current Position: Undergraduate student

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Lab Alumni

  • Aaron Stringfellow, undergraduate student  (2022-2023)

  • Leon Schröder, graduate student (2022-2023)

  • Muhammad Usman Aslam, graduate student (2022-2023)

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