Summer 2017: An Exercise in Outreach

August 17, 2017

A small cohort of five students worked under the mentorship of network science graduate students for eight weeks as part of our 2017 immersive summer research experience. These students presented their work as part of a UCSB Undergraduate Research Colloquium. Our five participants were:

  1. Fernando Diaz, Computer Science, Cal Poly, SLO
  2. Jacob Gursky, Communications, University of Pennsylvania
  3. Joe Heide, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
  4. Emma Kerr, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
  5. Tianyi Ma, Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara

In addition, we also supported a group of students from the Computer Science Club at Santa Barbara High School. These ambitious, young scientists work with two of our trainees to gain an understanding of various network science tools, including Python, Graph Theory, and Machine Learning. They then explored visualizations of various data sets, including the Santa Barbara Municipal Code.

All in all, it was a successful summer of outreach. Abstracts for the summer projects are linked here.

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