Thursday, February 9, 2012

Undergraduate researcher Colorado Reed’s work includes the study of exotic forms of matter at both the Tevatron Collider and the Large Hadron Collider and the development of algorithms for gravitational wave detection and to create methods to deal with missing data in astronomical light curves. His senior honors thesis focuses on using machine learning to extract information from textual data. As a sophomore, Reed won the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in 2010, which recognizes undergraduates with potential for careers in mathematics, science, or engineering research. Reed will pursue a Masters in Information Engineering while at Cambridge before transitioning into a doctoral program in computer science to continue his research in machine learning. Colorado Reed will be receiving an Applied Physics and Computer Science degree in May.

The Churchill is a highly prestigious award recognizing exceptional students pursuing graduate study in the fields of engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. The scholarship supports one year of graduate study at the University of Cambridge, including tuition, housing, and fees and is estimated to be worth just over $50,000.