CAOE hosts three summer research teams from Minority Serving Institutions

Undergraduate experience

The purpose of the Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to encourage and support the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. Each summer, DHS gives the DHS Centers of Excellence (COE), the opportunity to host research teams from MSIs to help advance this goal. The teams consist of a visiting faculty member joined by one or more students to work on current COE projects, under the direction of the COE and the associated research team.

CAOE hosted our largest group of SRTs ever with three teams from Texas Tech University, New York City College of Technology – CUNY and University of North Carolina Pembroke. Students all traveled to Tempe, Arizona this summer to work with ASU faculty on the Tempe campus. At the end of the summer, each team ended their time with a seminar showcasing their summer research.

Texas Tech University

The team from Texas Tech University’s summer project is “Fastplan: A Portable and Automated Framework for Accelerating Disaster Response.” This team is led by Dr. Sunho Lim, with student researchers Ellora Ashish and Eric Ward.  Read more about the team.

Final Presentation

New York City College of Technology – CUNY

Led by Professor Huseyin Yuce and including student researchers Adrienne Persad and Hannah Strauss, this team’s project is “Use of Population Weighted Density Index for Coronavirus Spread in the US.” Giulia Pedrielli, an associate professor in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, served as their ASU faculty advisor for the summer.  Read more about the team. 

Final Presentation 

University of North Carolina Pembroke

Professor Selvarajah Mohanarajah leads this team with student researchers Patrick Valente and Aurelio Medina. They are working on the project titled “Towards Equitable Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning Algorithms.” Read more about the team

Final Presentation