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Meeting of the Minds 2013

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The annual celebration of undergraduate research, Meeting of the Minds - Undergraduate Research Symposium, is one of the most exciting events on our campus; it is a day when undergraduate students come together and present their research to their peers and faculty. We encourage everyone to attend - play with a new robot, hear a concerto, listen to a poem, consider the effects of poverty on primary education achievement in third world countries, find out about emerging technologies....and more.

Each year, student projects are recognized for their innovation, creativity, and contribution to the discipline.


Oral Presentations Information

in chronological order

Student: Alexander Murray-Watters (Economics and Statistics)
Thesis Title: "An Algorithm for Discovering MIMIC Models"
Advisor: Clark Gylmour (Statistics)
Time: 12:20 p.m.
Location: U.C., McKenna Room

Student: Victoria Baggio (Economics)
Thesis Title: "Product Diversification in an Emerging Market: Yele, Sierra Leone"
Advisor: Rebecca Lessem (Economics)
Time: 12:40 p.m.
Location: U.C., Class of '87 Room

Student: Joon Su Min (Economics and Statistics)
Thesis Title: "Public Pension Fund: Its Redistributive Function and Return on Investments"
Advisor: Yaroslav Kryukov  (Economics)
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: U.C., Class of '87 Room

Student: Elizabeth Lorenzi (Economics and Statistics)
Thesis Title: "Are You Paying Attention? Understanding Student Attention Allocation using Bayesian Models"
Advisor: Howard Seltman (Statistics)
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: U.C., McKenna Room

Student: Karthik Nagarajan (Economics and Mechanical Engineering)
Thesis Title: "School Choice: Diversity Constraints"
Advisor: Isa Hafalir (Economics)
Time: 1:20 p.m.
Location: U.C., Class of '87 Room

Student: Kevin Bao (Computer Science and Economics)
Thesis Title: "Testing for the Law of Aggregate Demand"
Advisor: M. Bumin Yenmez (Economics)
Time: 1:40 p.m.
Location: U.C., Class of '87 Room

Student: Oliver Haimson (Economics)
Thesis Title: "Where are They Now: Analyzing Gender Differences in Executive Exit Patterns"
Advisor: Limor Golan (Economics, Washington University at Saint Louis)
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: U.C., Class of '87 Room

Students: Liting Chen (TSB), Hijae Kim (TSB), Weichao Kong (Economics), Philip Lee (SDS), and Nadyli Nunez (Economics)
Title: "Effect of Textbook Ownership on Class Performance"
Advisor: Tracy Sweet (Statistics)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: U.C., McKenna Room
 
Student: Jung Moon Jang (Economics and Statistics)
Title: "The Relationship Between the Unemployment Rate and the Birth Rate in Korea "
Advisor: Yaroslav Kryukov (Economics)
Time: 4:40 p.m.
Location: U.C., Dowd Room

 


Poster Presentations Information

in chronological order

 
Students: Zachary Auerbach (IS), Jiunn Haur Lim (IS), Anna Molosky (IS), Vivek Saisanee (IS), and Wan Xin Teo (IS and Economics)
Title: "Enteract"
Advisor: Raja Sooriamurthi (IS)
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: U.C., Rangos 2&3/Sigma Xi Group 9
 
Students: Alex Gerber (Economics), Brent Heard (Economics), and Stanley Krasner (Economics and Mathematical Sciences)
Title: "Unethical Decision Making: Analysis of Risk and Choice"
Advisor: Carol Goldburg (Economics)
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: U.C., Kirr Commons - 1st Floor, Window Side
 
Students: Ronal Fudala (Economics and Statistics), Like Li (Psychology), Nazym Satbekova (Statistics), Kit Ying Wong (Economics and Statistics), Aleksandr Zeltser (TSB)
Title: "Student Perceptions of Other Majors/Schools at CMU"
Advisor: Tracy Sweet (Statistics)
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: U.C., Kirr Commons - 1st Floor, Window Side
 
Students: Kevin Handerhan (SDS), Andrew Klein (CEE), Luke Racek (Economics), Peter Satagaj (Mathematics), and Won Woo Sohn (Economics)
Title: "Analyzing Psychostimulant Use in the Carnegie Mellon Student Population"
Advisors: Trent Gaubler (Statistics) and Tracy Sweet (Statistics)
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: U.C., Wean Commons - 1st Floor, Connan Side
 
Students: Inez Foon (IS), Nikhil Kumar (Economics and Statistics), Audris Wong (Economics), Kevin Yang (Economics and Statistics), and Tadas Zolynas (Economics and Statistics)
Title: "Changes in Piracy Trends Amongst Colege Students"
Advisor: Tracey Sweet (Statistics)
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: U.C., Kirr Commons - 1st Floor, Window Side
 
Students: Aleksandra Arghangelskaya (Statistics), Irene Kim (Economics), Luis Marquina (Economics and Statistics), and Amy Stautz (TSB)
Title: "CMU Shuttle/Escort Service Survey"
Advisor: Tracy Sweet (Statistics)
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: U.C., Wean Commons - 1st Floor, Connan Side
 
Student: Margaret Kowalski (Economics)
Thesis Title: "Effect of Chinese "Checkbook Diplomacy" on Oil Production in Angola, Nigeria, and Sudan"
Advisors: Laurence Ales (Economics) and Elizabeth Kaske (Modern Languages)
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: U.C., Hoch Commons - 2nd Floor, Window Side
 
Students: Sy Lampl (Economics), Robert Mohen (Economics), David Sandor (Economics), and Timothy Wood (Economics)
Title: "CMU Depression Study"
Advisor: Tracy Sweet (Statistics)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: U.C., Kirr Commons - 1st Floor, Window Side
 
Students: Zachary Branson (Economics and Statistics), Shaina Mitchell (Mathematics), and Sarah Peko-Spicer (Economics and Statistics)
Title: "Absence and Achievement in Pittsburgh Public Schools"
Advisor: William Eddy (Statistics)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: U.C., Wean Commons - 1st Floor, Connan Side
 
Students: Rober Eckels (Economics and Statistics), Alex Klarfeld (ECE), Soham Sengupta (Economics and Statistics), Shreepral Shah (CS), and Jonathan Yu (Statistics)
Title: "An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Career Fairs at Carnegie Mellon University"
Advisosr: Trent Gaubler (Statistics) and Tracy Sweet (Statistics)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: U.C., Wean Commons - 1st Floor, Window Side
 
Students: Minsun Kang (IS), Alex Klarfeld (ECE), Jin Seok Kim (Economics and Statistics),  Yerin Yi (Economics and Statistics), and Deahan Yu (Economics and Statistics)
Title: "CMU Campus Bookstore Survey"
Advisosr: Trent Gaubler (Statistics) and Tracy Sweet (Statistics)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: U.C., Hoch Commons - 2nd Floor, Window Side
 
 
 

 

 

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