E&O: Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduate Students: May 22-27, 2016

Registration for this workshop is currently closed.

Location

This workshop will take place at SAS Hall, NC State University Campus, Raleigh, NC.

Description

This week long workshop provided an introduction to applied mathematical and statistical research in the area of computational neuroscience and forensics. Talks will be presented by statisticians and applied mathematicians who work with analyzing imaging, finger printing and many types of similar data. For a good part of the week, students, in teams of 3 or 4, will use data from different sources to investigate a variety of questions related to several exciting and emerging area of research ranging from the mechanisms that bridge multiple spatial and temporal scales, linking the activity of individual components (e.g., molecular biology, genetics, and neuron networks) and their interactions to the overall complex dynamic behavior of the brain and nervous system. The students will also explore the statistical underpinning for forensic procedures, including fingerprints, patterns and impressions (footprints and tire tracks), toolmarks and firearms, hair, fibers, documents, paints and coatings, bloodstains, and fire debris. Finally, student teams will be prepared to make short presentations on the last day of the workshop, and have the option of having their final presentations reside on the SAMSI website.

While students from universities not in the U.S. are welcome to apply, please be aware that priority is given to students who are enrolled at U.S. schools.  Applications received by Friday, April 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.

SAMSI will reimburse pre-approved and appropriate travel expenses as well as provide food and lodging.

Questions: email ugworkshop@samsi.info


Schedule and Supporting Media

Schedule
Speaker Titles/Abstracts
Instructions for Installing R

Sunday, May 22, 2016
NCSU, SAS Building 4th Floor Commons

Time Description Speaker
9:00-4:00 Check-in to Berry Hall at Honors
5:30-6:30 Welcome Reception, Room 4104 Thomas Gehrmann, NCSU
6:30-7:30 Music and Dessert Social, Room 4104 Postdocs and Graduate Fellows, SAMSI

Monday, May 23, 2016
SAMSI, Room 150

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
7:30-8:30 Box Breakfast (pick up in the dorm lobby)
8:30-9:15 Shuttle to SAMSI
9:15-9:30 Introduction and Overview of SAMSI Sujit Ghosh, Deputy Director, SAMSI
9:30-10:30 Plenary Talk: Statistical Reasoning in Public Richard Smith, Director, SAMSI  
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Project I Overview: Behavior of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) in Roanoke Sound, NC Adam Jaeger, SAMSI and Claire Johnson, UNC  
11:30-12:15 Project II Overview: Creating a Data-Based 2016 NBA Mock Draft Lucas Mentch / Benjamin Risk, SAMSI  
12:15-1:30 Group Photo (Outside) and Lunch (2nd Floor)
1:30-2:15 Project III Overview: Diffusion Tensor Imaging Analysis (DTI_ProjectDTI Manuscript) Zhengwu Zhang / Benjamin Risk, SAMSI  
 
 
2:15-3:00 Project IV Overview: A Correlation Based Approach to Quality and Noise in Crime Scene Fingerprint Lucas Mentch / Hoang Duy Thai, SAMSI  
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Form Project Groups  
4:30-5:00 Breakouts with Mentors
5:00-6:30 Dinner (2nd Floor)
6:30-7:00 Shuttle to NCSU
7:00… Optional Group Work Time

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
NCSU, SAS Building, 4th Floor Commons

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
7:45-8:45 Breakfast, Room 4104
8:45-9:00 Recap and Announcements, Room 2235 Benjamin Risk, SAMSI
9:00-10:15 Hands-on Introduction to R, Room 2235 Benjamin Risk, / Postdocs and Grad Fellows, SAMSI  
 
10:15-10:45 Break, Room 4104
10:45-12:00 Hands-on Introduction to Matlab, Room 2235 Zhengwu Zhang / Postdocs and Grad Fellows, SAMSI
12:00-1:30 Lunch, Room 4104
1:30-2:30 Panel of Graduate Program Directors, Room 1102 Howard Bondell, NCSU; Surya Tokdar, Duke; Nilay Tanik Argon, UNC; Thomas Witelski, Duke; Pierre Gremaud, NCSU
2:30-3:00 Trip to Centennial Campus
3:00-4:00 Opportunities in Analytics Michael Rappa, Director, Institute of Advanced Analytics NCSU
Panelists: Jessica PetrusDaniel Brannock, Caitlin Phelps, Hiwot, Tesfaye, Leigh Ann Herhold, Bailey Flores
4:00-4:45 Tour of Hunt Library
4:45-5:30 Trip to SAS Hall
5:30-6:45 Dinner, Room 4104
6:45… Optional Group Work Time

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
NCSU, SAS Building, 4th Floor Commons

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
7:45-8:45 Breakfast, Room 4104
8:45-9:00 Recap and Announcements, Room 2225 Adam Jaeger, SAMSI
9:00-10:00 How to Give Effective Presentations: creating slides and posters, Room 2225 Adam Jaeger, SAMSI  
10:00-10:15 Break, Room 4104
10:15-12:00 Groups Prepare Overview of Projects, Rooms 2225, 2229, 2235
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Career Panel, Room 4104 Grad Fellows and Postdocs, SAMSI
1:30-2:45 Feedback and Continue Group Work, Rooms 2225, 2229, 2235 Grad Fellows and Postdocs, SAMSI
2:45-3:15 Break, Room 4104
3:15-5:00 Continue Group Work, Rooms 2225, 2229, 2235 Grad Fellows and Postdocs, SAMSI
5:00-6:00 Dinner, Room 4104
6:00… Optional Group Work Time / Prepare Materials for Project Updates

Thursday, May 26, 2016
NCSU, SAS Building, 4th Floor Commons

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
7:45-8:45 Breakfast, Room 4104
8:45-10:00 Updates from Student Group Leaders, Room 2225 Adam Jaeger, Lucas Mentch, Benjamin Risk, Duy Thai, SAMSI
10:00-10:15 Break, Room 4104
10:15-12:00 Continue Group Work, Rooms 2225, 2229, 2235 Grad Fellows and Postdocs, SAMSI
12:00-1:30 Lunch and SAMSI Open Question Time, Room 4104
1:30-2:45 Continue Group Work, Rooms 2225, 2229, 2235 Grad Fellows and Postdocs, SAMSI
2:45-3:15 Break, Room 4104
3:15-5:00 Groups Practice Presentations , Rooms 2225, 2229, 2235 Grad Fellows and Postdocs, SAMSI
5:00-6:00 Dinner, Room 4104
6:00… Optional Group Work Time

Friday, May 27, 2016
NCSU, SAS Building, 4th Floor Commons

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
7:30-8:45 Check-out
7:45-8:45 Breakfast, Room 4104
8:45-9:00 Announcements, Room 1102 Tom Witelski, Associate Director of SAMSI
9:00-10:00 Group Presentations and Discussion, Room 1102  
10:00-10:15 Break, Room 4104
10:15-12:00 Group Presentations and Discussion, Room 1102  
 
12:00 Adjourn, Box Lunch, Shuttle to RDU Airport