The 2017 Summer Fellowship Concludes
Over 11 sunny Ann Arbor weeks, our research fellows worked hard to answer their research questions. They developed novel methodologies, programmed complex computer vision and data processing systems, and compiled their experimental data for poster, and perhaps even journal, publication. But, alas and alack… all good things must come to an end. Fortunately, in research, the end of one project is often the beginning of the next!
Some of the fellows intend to continue working with on the research they began here while they’re away and many of these projects will be continued next summer! Definitely expect to hear updates from Nathan’s EEG Visual Decoding project and Joud’s Sleep Memory project. Additionally, two of the projects will continue throughout the next few months: Zach’s Songbird Identification and Shreya’s Electric Fish Detector projects will continue through to December!
Meet the Fellows, See the Projects
The fellows are off to a great start! Check out their blog posts introducing their projects:
- Zach – Identifying Bird Songs
- Ilya – Octopus Learning and Behavior
- Spencer –Optogenetics with the FlyPad
- Jaimie – Electrophysiology of Dragonflies
- Nathan – Decoding Images in the Brain
- Christy – Behavioral Study of Baby Squids
- Joud – Improving Memory Formation During Sleep
- Haley – Learning about the Mosquito Love Song
- Shreya – Detecting Electric Fish
The team has been working hard to bring their projects to life. Check out these blog posts on their rig construction and data collection efforts!
- Zach – When Computers Hear the Birds Sing
- Ilya – Studying Aggressive Behavior in Octopodes
- Spencer –The Taste Preferences of Fruit Flies
- Jaimie – Recording from the Visual Neurons in a Dragonfly
- Nathan – Detecting the Detection of Faces
- Christy – Recording the Behavior of Squid Hatchlings
- Joud – Learning and Deep Sleep
- Haley – Harmonics of Mosquito Mating
- Shreya – Building an Electric Fish Sensor
Our fellows experience the peaks and valleys of research this summer, but they all came out on top! Check out their final posts for their results, posters, and other details!
- Ilya – Octopus Wrestling and Computer Vision
- Spencer – Changing Taste Perception with Optogenetics
- Jaimie – Finalizing a No-Harm, Dragonfly Visual Neuron Recording Prep
- Nathan – Real-Time Mind Reading
- Christy – Squid Hatchlings React to Changes in Light Levels
- Joud – Hacking Sleep, Memory
- Haley – Visualizing Harmonic Convergence in Mosquito Mating
A few of our fellows are staying on throughout this next semester for longer term development projects! Zach is going to be back to working with his team on the Songbird Identification Device project, and Shreya will be working through to December on the Electric Fish Detector project. Expect updates on their progress from them soon!