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* [[Risk Modeling for Pyroclastic Volcano Flows]]. Mentor [http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/facstaff-spiller.shtml Dr. Elaine Spiller] | * [[Risk Modeling for Pyroclastic Volcano Flows]]. Mentor [http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/facstaff-spiller.shtml Dr. Elaine Spiller] | ||

* [[Data Assimilation For Fluid Dynamic Models]]. Mentor [http://www.mscs.mu.edu/mscs/faculty/spiller.html Dr. Elaine Spiller] | * [[Data Assimilation For Fluid Dynamic Models]]. Mentor [http://www.mscs.mu.edu/mscs/faculty/spiller.html Dr. Elaine Spiller] | ||

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* [[Minimizing Total Distance in Sudoku Number Entry]]. Student Researcher: [[User:Trisha.Handley|Trisha Handley]] Mentor [http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/facstaff-factor.shtml Dr. Kim Factor] | * [[Minimizing Total Distance in Sudoku Number Entry]]. Student Researcher: [[User:Trisha.Handley|Trisha Handley]] Mentor [http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/facstaff-factor.shtml Dr. Kim Factor] | ||

* [[Applications of Competition Graphs and (1,2)-step Competition Graphs]]. Student Researcher: [[User:Benjamin.Barros|Benjamin Barros]]. Mentor [http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/facstaff-factor.shtml Dr. Kim Factor] | * [[Applications of Competition Graphs and (1,2)-step Competition Graphs]]. Student Researcher: [[User:Benjamin.Barros|Benjamin Barros]]. Mentor [http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/facstaff-factor.shtml Dr. Kim Factor] | ||

+ | * [[Applications of Competition Graphs and (1,2)-step Competition Graphs]]. Student Researcher: [[User:Lenzi.Cram|Lenzi Cram]]. Mentor [http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/facstaff-factor.shtml Dr. Kim Factor] | ||

* [[Leptin's Influence on Fat, Inflammation and the Immune System]]. Student Researcher: [[User:Sarah.Minucci|Sarah Minucci]] Mentor: [http://www.mscs.mu.edu/~stevem/ Dr. Stephen Merrill] | * [[Leptin's Influence on Fat, Inflammation and the Immune System]]. Student Researcher: [[User:Sarah.Minucci|Sarah Minucci]] Mentor: [http://www.mscs.mu.edu/~stevem/ Dr. Stephen Merrill] | ||

+ | * [[Characteristics of the (i,j)-Step Competition Graphs of Real Food Webs]]. Student Researcher: [[Nathan Sponberg]] Mentor [http://www.marquette.edu/mscs/facstaff-factor.shtml Dr. Kim Factor] | ||

## Revision as of 18:09, 15 June 2015

## Contents

# Welcome to the Marquette University MSCS Department REU Wiki

## Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

**Computation Across the Disciplines**

Throughout science and engineering fields, the availability of cheap computer processing power is driving increased interest in large-scale and multi-scale problems that were previously thought to be intractable or unsolvable through traditional methods. The rise of high-throughput, parallel, and distributed computing technologies has created a great need for researchers and practitioners with a deep understanding of computer science, mathematical modeling and statistical methods who can work across disciplines to build real solutions. This can include developing new computational methodologies, computer software and/or computer systems, as well as new theoretical models.

At the same time, ever smaller computing platforms have inserted
computation into mobile, embedded, and ubiquitous realms of human
experience that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago.
Energy consumption of both massive computing clusters and
battery-operated appliances is of great concern.

Our mentor research areas lie in all of these areas, as well as in how people learn to work in these fields, and how we prepare the next generation of students to explore computational sciences and mathematics.

## Application Process

Click here to learn about the Application Process.

# Projects

## Research Areas

Applied Mathematical Modeling:

- Risk Modeling for Pyroclastic Volcano Flows. Mentor Dr. Elaine Spiller
- Data Assimilation For Fluid Dynamic Models. Mentor Dr. Elaine Spiller
- GasDay-GasHour Inequality Student Researcher: Jackson Streeter Mentor Dr. George Corliss
- Minimizing Total Distance in Sudoku Number Entry. Student Researcher: Trisha Handley Mentor Dr. Kim Factor
- Applications of Competition Graphs and (1,2)-step Competition Graphs. Student Researcher: Benjamin Barros. Mentor Dr. Kim Factor
- Applications of Competition Graphs and (1,2)-step Competition Graphs. Student Researcher: Lenzi Cram. Mentor Dr. Kim Factor
- Leptin's Influence on Fat, Inflammation and the Immune System. Student Researcher: Sarah Minucci Mentor: Dr. Stephen Merrill
- Characteristics of the (i,j)-Step Competition Graphs of Real Food Webs. Student Researcher: Nathan Sponberg Mentor Dr. Kim Factor

High Performance Computing and Computational Science:

- Analysis of GPGPU Algorithms for Multiplying Large Matrices. Mentor Dr. Rong Ge
- Cloud-Enabled Xinu Operating System. Mentor Dr. Dennis Brylow
- Discovering Significant Pathways of Gene Regulation. Mentor Dr. Serdar Bozdag
- Summarizing DNA Methylation Data at the Gene Level. Mentor Dr. Serdar Bozdag

Embedded, Mobile, and Ubiquitous Systems:

- Seeing Beyond Visibility: Mobile Security. Mentor Dr. Iqbal Ahamed
- ADA Compliance Toolkit: Mobile Sensors. Mentor Dr. Iqbal Ahamed
- Embedded Xinu Operating System on Raspberry Pi. Mentor Dr. Dennis Brylow
- H^3 App: Blackberry Highway Exit Helper for Hungry Travelers. Mentor Dr. Praveen Madiraju

Mathematics and Computer Science Education:

- Relational Thinking Strategies of Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers and Their Students. Laura Ramm Mentor Dr. Marta Magiera
- Looking Deeper at Inquiry-Based Instruction and Mathematics. Student Researcher: Hannah Guth. Mentor Dr. Marta Magiera
- Mathematical Argumentation in K-8. Mentor Dr. Marta Magiera

## Projects from Previous Years

All inquiries may be routed to the site coordinators, Dr. Dennis Brylow and Dr. Kim Factor.