Current Research Projects

 
The purpose of this page is to help undergraduates find faculty members who are looking for help on research projects. If you see a project you're interested in, click on "learn more" to find out the project details and then email the faculty member directly.  You can find archived projects by clicking here
 
  • Text Relevance and Processing

    This research will explore the impact of a reading motivation intervention on attention, comprehension, and motivation. We will utilize eye-tracking technology in the study.

    Project Field of Study

    Psychology

    Faculty Mentor

    Ordene Edwards

  • Confined Collective Migration of Breast Cancer Cells of Different Clinical Subtypes (Mechanical Engineering, Math, Biology, and Art)

    Cells utilize different mechanisms to migrate based on the microenvironments the cells reside in: on two-dimensional surfaces, cell migration is mostly driven by actin polymerization; in confined spaces, it can be driven by water permeation, which comes from polarized distribution of membrane ion channels and directional ion fluxes across the cell. We will study collective migration of breast cells with both mathematical and experimental approaches, along with a component of artwork, and have openings for undergraduate researchers. 

    Project Fields of Study

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Department of Mathematics
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    School of Art and Design

    Faculty Mentors

    Yizeng Li
    Glenn Young
    Eric Albrecht
    Craig Brasco

  • Data Analysis on Measles Outbreaks in the Phillippines

    The Philippines have declared a major measles outbreak in early 2019. In this study, we will build the epidemiology model to investigate this outbreak. A multi-scale modelling framework, parameterized by weather conditions, human case data, and vector, will be used to examine the seasonal effects and the measles vaccines rate on the effective reproduction number.

    Project Field of Study

    Mathematics

    Faculty Mentor

    Pengcheng Xiao

  • How Do You Make HIV/AIDS Messaging Attractive in the Digital Age?

    Multi-disciplinary faculty will supervise a team of both graduate and undergraduate students to explore culturally relevant communication strategies to analyze effective messaging and messaging fatigue of HIV/AIDS prevention among Botswanan youth. Students with an interest in International Relations, Communications, health issues such as HIV/AIDS, and qualitative and/or quantitative research skills are encouraged to apply. 

    Project Field of Study

    School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development

    Faculty Mentor

    Maia Hallward

  • The NFL Team Effect on Player Career Longevity

    The aim of this project is to use NFL team data to determine if a relationship exists between team statistics, both offensively and defensively, to determine if they play a role in the length of a player's career.

    Project Field of Study

    Statistics and Analytical Sciences

    Faculty Mentor

    Austin Brown

  • An Analysis of Automated License Plate Reader Legislation

    This project will explore the current state of automated license plate reader (ALPR) legislation in the United States.

    Project Field of Study

    Information Systems

    Faculty Mentor

    Andy Green

  • Exploring Environmental Technology: Developing a New Energy Eco-System

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon project showcases the future of the built environment: high-performance buildings so energy-efficient that their annual energy use can easily be offset with renewable energy. "Exploring Environmental Technology: Developing a New Energy Eco-System" will examine the Solar Decathlon and look to take small scale buildings to the next level through a variety of advancements.

    Project Field of Study

    Architecture

    Faculty Mentor

    Liz Martin-Malikian

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

    The Center for Machine Vision and Security Research (CMVSR) is pursuing innovative research projects falling in the areas of machine vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, convolutionary neural networks (CNN), artificial intelligence, and evolutionary computation.

    Project Field of Study

    Computer Science

    Faculty Mentor

    Chih-Cheng Hung

  • The Relationships among Abdominal Obesity, Physical Activity, and Metabolic Health

    This position is to assist in the organization and presentation of data from a research study to assess the relationships among abdominal obesity, physical activity, and metabolic health. The student will work both independently and with other students and faculty to organize data and develop projects for presentation.

    Project Field of Study

    Exercise Science and Sport Management

    Faculty Mentor

    Katherine H. Ingram

  • Statistical Analysis & Data Visualization of a Data Set of 1600 Survey Results Measuring Work Related Burnout Using the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI)

    Need a statistical analysis of 1600 responses to the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI), which is an instrument with high validity and reliability. Using Excel and SPSS this statistical analysis would be part of a submission to a peer related journal. Specifically, need Chronbachs alpha for internal reliability, skewness, means, standard deviations, and multivariate outliers.

    Project Field of Study

    Statistics, Psychology

    Faculty Mentor

    Barbara A. Wood

  • A Comprehensive Approach to Support the Requirements Analyst Before, During, and After Requirements Elicitation Interviews

    Requirements engineering is the set of activities concerned with determining and communicating the expectations for a new or modified product, and the contexts in which it will be used. Requirements elicitation, i.e., the practice of collecting these features, called requirements, is the first of these activities and is recognized as a critical and difficult stage in the development of software systems. Among the available elicitation techniques, interviews with stakeholders are the most commonly used in practice. However, a comprehensive approach to improve the effectiveness and the quality of requirements elicitation interviews has not been studied yet. This research aims at filling this gap by providing a set of novel techniques and tools to support the analyst before, during, and after the interview.

    Project Field of Study

    Software Engineering and Game Design

    Faculty Mentor

    Paola Spoletini

  • Using Legal Advice Websites to Analyze Law and Politics in the People's Republic of China

    This project uses Chinese legal advice websites (which function in a manner similar to Quora or Yahoo Answers) as an untapped resources for analyzing the political and legal systems of contemporary China.

    Project Field of Study

    Political Science and International Affairs

    Faculty Mentor

    John Wagner Givens

  • Atlanta's Immigrant Crossroads: Untapped Potential or Utilized Promise for Newcomer Integration

    Recently several municipalities in the Atlanta area have declared themselves “welcoming cities” to immigrants and refugees. Atlanta is a new immigrant gateway destination and a region at the crossroads of receptivity (Singer, Hardwick, and Brettel, 2008).

    Project Field of Study

    Geography & Anthropology, Social Work and Human Services

    Faculty Mentors 

    Paul McDaniel
    Darlene Rodriguez

 

 

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