Kathleen Mullin (MSE 4th year) was recently named the recipient of a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for the second year. This accomplishment is extremely rare as the highly competitive program only awards around 100 fellowships each year. The program is co-sponsored by NIST and the National Science Foundation. For eleven weeks Mullin worked at the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and contributed to research on the Web Force‐Field Data Project under the guidance of NIST researchers including three Nobel Laureates.
Kenji Suzuki, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Armour College of Engineering, was invited as a guest editor for a special issue of the journal Pattern Recognition (Impact factor: 3.4). This is the official journal of Pattern Recognition Society; the special issue focused on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging.
Ainize Cidoncha Markiegui came to the Industrial Technology and Management program from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain, to complete her master's thesis and received highest honors from UPC and her paper is being used by ISGlobal as a model for scaling up the care of Chagas disease in Bolivia and Spain. It also was one of just a few projects selected for oral presentation by the organizers of the INFORMS Health Care 2017 Conference, Optimizing Operations & Outcomes. She completed the project with supervision from Illinois Tech INTM Industry Professor Gurram Gopal, whose Ph.D. in Operations Research and work in international companies fit with her interests.
Aleksandar G. Ostrogorsky, professor of mechanical and materials engineering in Armour College of Engineering, led the experiment, which was part of the Orbital ATK CRS-7 mission launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station in April.
Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Daniel Martin Katz, Chicago-Kent researcher Michael J. Bommarito II, and Professor Josh Blackman of South Texas College of Law Houston constructed the model whose prediction rate achieveed more than 70 percent accuracy.