University of Illinois undergrad Nate Russell, majoring in industrial and enterprise systems engineering, has recently been honored by a campus panel for his work in NCSA's SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation internship program. He is currently working with the ARI's Colleen Bushell on developing semi-supervised learning algorithms for feature selection and ranking in Multi-Omics data-sets.
In NCSA's article about the honorees:
Russell says he and his group want to uncover patterns in very high-dimensional data where there are very few samples. “We would like to relate biological features to health outcomes like disease state or toxicity,” he explains. “We strive to produce visualizations that prompt underlying questions and enable deeper biological insight.”