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The inaugural NCSA Student Research Conference will be held Thursday, April 13 from 12–5:30 p.m. NCSA will showcase the research conducted by students working at NCSA and with NCSA affiliates. This conference also offers the opportunity to network with NCSA researchers, faculty affiliates and industry partners.
NCSA undergraduate and graduate students are invited to give a lightning talk, present a poster and/or organize a workshop session. Complimentary lunch and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Registration is closed.
12-1 p.m. – Keynote Presentation and Lunch – NCSA Atrium Keynote presenter: Abishek Pandey – AbbVieMachine Learning based Drug Discovery @ AbbVie: From Engineering to Life sciences1:00-2:20 p.m. – Student Oral Presentations – NCSA 2100, NCSA 2000, NCSA 3100
Room 2100: Junyan He: The Deep Energy Method and its Applications in Computational Solid Mechanics Charul Chadha: Improving the accuracy of the deep energy method Changyue Hu: How InsurTech innovations can affect insurance product development and enhance the pricing modelTingkai Liu: Cloud-Bursting and Autoscaling for Python-Native Scientific Workflows using Ray
Room 2000:Ananthan Nambiar: Transformer Neural Networks for Protein Language ModelsLiming Wang: A Theory of Unsupervised Speech Recognition. Co-authors: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Chang D. Yoo John Harvill: One-shot Exemplification Modeling via Latent Sense Representations. Authors: John Harvill, Hee Suk Yoon, Eunseop Yoon, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Chang D. Yoo Ruohan Zong: Title: ContrastFaux: Sparse Semi-supervised Fauxtography Detection on the Web using Multi-view Contrastive Learning Authors: Ruohan Zong, Yang Zhang, Lanyu Shang, Dong Wang.
Room 3100:Timor Averbuch and Nalin Tiwary: Design and Preliminary Results of a Digital Coach for Teaching. Co-authors: Nalin Tiwary, (Sophomore, BS. Computer Science) Faculty Advisors: Prof. Angrave, (Dept of Computer Science), Prof. Moody (Dept of Theater)Bach Hoang: Title: Formal Verification in SciTokens. Co-Authors: Phuong Cao, Jim BasneySean Jasin: Low Cost Full Body TrackersShowing casing completed prototypes of low cost full body trackers for implementation for virtual reality. Co-Co-Authors: Sean Jasin & Luke LiuMachine learning application on water quality and plant trait detection. The presentation includes two projects. One is the world-wide water quality detection using machine learning. Second is the US-wide plant trait detection using multi-task learning. Co-author: Sheng Wang, Chenhui Zhang, Zhiju LuSri Nithya Yeragorla: Quantifying the Impact of Scientific Documentaries Using Natural Language Processing
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – NLP Applications Workshop – NCSA 1104
Workshop Schedule: 1:00-1:20: Chuanyi Zhang. Co-authors: Rohan David Gnanaolivu, William A. Sherman, Mohammed El-Kebir, Chen Wang, and Nicholas Chia. Language models for DNA mutations. 1:20-1:40: Eli Chien: Node Feature Extraction by Self-Supervised Multi-scale Neighborhood Prediction1:40-2:00: Ananthan Nambiar: Transformer Neural Networks for Protein Language Models2:00-2:20: Kastan Day. Co-authors: Joshua Min, Neha Sheth, Asmita Dabholkar, Jerome You. LLM-based AI Teaching Assistant for Electrical Engineering courses2:20-2:30: Rohan Charudatt Salvi: Connecting Vision with NLP
2:20-3:20 p.m. – Student Poster Session, NCSA Atrium3:20-3:40 p.m. – Break3:40-4:40 p.m. – Panel (industry, faculty, students) – NCSA AuditoriumPanelists:Blake Giles, Head of Innovation Center, Bayer Crop ScienceMatt Ahrends, Accelerated Data Platforms, NVIDIAMisha Shah, Senior Lead, Program Manager, Rivian Roman Makhnenko, Assistant Professor, ECEPriyam Mazumdar – M.S. Statistics, Admitted Ph.D., ECEFoziea Garada, CS, SPIN Intern, Former U.S. Youth Ambassador to Brazil, TEDx Speaker, President of EA@UIUC
4:40-5:30 p.m. – Networking and Reception (networking with NCSA research groups and industry partners) – NCSA Atrium