2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with R. Weiss


Fall 2012, Winter 2013 and Spring 2013 quarters

Richard Weiss mathematics, computer science
Fields of Study
computer science, mathematics and physics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
computer science and mathematics.  

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. This independent learning opportunity allows advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. Students typically begin by working in apprenticeship with faculty or laboratory staff and gradually take on more independent projects within the context of the specific research program as they gain experience. Students can develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration, and critical thinking that are valuable for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

Richard Weiss (computer science and mathematics) has several ongoing projects in computer vision, robotics, and security.  There are some opportunities for students to develop cybersecurity games for teaching network security concepts and skills. In Robotics, he is looking for students to develop laboratory exercises for several different mobile robotic platforms, including Scribbler, LEGO NXT, and iRobot Create.  This would also involve writing tools for image processing and computer vision using sequences of still images, video streams, and 2.5-D images from the Kinect.  In addition, he is open to working with students who have their own ideas for projects in these and related areas, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and analysis of processor performance. 

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Program Revisions

Date Revision
April 20th, 2012 New opportunity added.