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Summer 2019 News Roundup

Summer 2019
Brian Duke at COSA 2019

CS Senior’s Paper Accepted To ISVC 2019

CS senior Brian Duke and Dr. Andrea Salgian’s research paper was accepted as a poster presentation for the International Symposium on Visual Computing to be held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on October 7-9.  Duke is the first author of the paper entitled “Guitar Tablature Generation using Computer Vision”.  The work for Duke’s project was completed during his Spring 2019 mentored research with Dr. Salgian.

Congratulations to Brian and Dr. Salgian!


Summer 2019
L-R: Tomer Aberbach, Shm Almeda, Maddie Febinger

CS Majors’ Paper Accepted to Grace Hopper Conference 2019
Tomer Aberbach, Shm Almeda, and Maddie Febinger on their paper acceptance to the 2019 Grace Hopper Conference!  Their work on synthetic gene design was completed during the spring 2019 semester under the mentorship of Dr. Dimitris Papamichail, and with funding from a CREU grant.  Almeda and Febinger began working with Dr. Papamichail in summer 2018 as part of the School of Science’s MUSE program, and all three students completed research with Dr. Papamichail in spring 2019.

An abstract of the group’s project can be found below:
When ordering oligonucleotides for a protein variant library, biologists must take many factors into account, from how the pieces are assembled to the codons and nucleotides used in the design. This project involved developing algorithms that optimize these variables to minimize cost, as well as a web-tool and an online database to make our work accessible to the greater scientific community.

Congratulations to Tomer, Shm, and Maddie!

Three CS Faculty Working with Physics Department on NSF MRI Grant
Dr. Andrea Salgian, Dr. Sharif Shahnewaz Ferdous, and Dr. Sejong Yoon will be working with Physics Department and other School of Science faculty to explore uses of a spatial light modulator in STEM research and education.   The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program grant allows the Physics Department to purchase the spatial light modulator and to work faculty and students to conduct research in interdisciplinary fields such as optical materials, bioscience, and human-computer interaction.

For more information about this grant, see TCNJ’s news article on the award: