Women Undergraduates Conduct Research in Computer Science

Dhira Mahesh Amin, Rupal Mehta, Krupa Patel, and Amy May Yang participated in computer science research projects during the spring and summer of 2003 and worked in the ADVIS lab under the direction of Professor Isabel Cruz.Their projects were sponsored by the National Science Foundation

Amy partipated in an information visualization project. She contributed to the implementation of a tailorable interface using a novel layered architecture. She will soon start applying to medical school after completing the necessary pre-med studies at UIC.

Dhira and Krupa worked on data integration in the medical domain. In particular, they investigated algorithms that generate ontologies with the purpose of testing alignment techniques. Dhira will be graduating in December and will be soon looking for an interesting job. Krupa will also be looking for a job after an exciting intermission in India.

Rupal's research focus was on sensor networks. She took part in an experimental setup for testing a new query language. Rupal will be using her database expertise on a job before returning to UIC for her graduate studies.

The above photo was taken after a lunch in the Dean's Room on August 28 celebrating the students' successful completion of their research projects. From left to right: Amy, Krupa, Isabel, Rupal, and Dhira.

Congratulations to all!