Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The following High School students participating in CS summer research presented their work at the 2019 Secondary Student Training Program at the University of Iowa poster session:

Samuel Berkun (advisor: Omar Chowdhury); Sashrika Pandey (advisor: Denise Szecsei); Kathy Zhong (advisor: Zubair Shafiq - Now UC Davis); and Xingtong Tony Yu (advisor: Padmini Srinivasan)

Three students advised by CS faculty received the three juried awards:

"Best PresentationPandey

Pandey posing in front of her SSTP 2019 poster

Examining an Iterative Development of Reward Functions to Generate Autonomous Driving Models Using Reinforcement Learning

"Best Peer Review" Yu

Yu posing in front of SSTP 2019 poster with advisor Padmini Srinivasan

Learning From Profanity – Offensive Speech Detection via Transfer Learning


"Best Poster" Zhong

Zhong posing in front of SSTP 2019 poster with advisor Zubair Shafiq

Large-scale CanaryTrap Implementation: Detecting Data Misuse by Facebook’s Third-party Apps


Each student, as well as John Theide, independently advised by Rishab Nithyanand, had presented their work on 7/25/19 at an SSTP Summer Research Showcase.

E-posters may be found here for Samuel BerkunSashrika PandeyTony Yu; and Kathy Zhong.


More on UIowa CS research

"Students in grades 10–11 may apply for the Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP), a 5-and-a-half-week residential summer research program at The University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center. Conduct research with world-class faculty at a research-intensive University. Participate in classes, evening tours, lectures, and events that will stretch you as a researcher and scholar. The program concludes with a poster competition and a research conference-style poster session."

SSTP and UG researchers presenting their summer research at a CS Dept. showcase
Berkun posing in from his 2019 SSTP poster entitled "Enabling User-Defined Security Policies for Programmable IoT Systems"