Two CISC Majors Win Prestigious Research Opportunities

April 2, 2015 / By: UST CISC Department

Two CISC majors have won prestigious research opportunities for the coming summer:

        Ryan Slechta, a junior computer science major, will be spending this summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico. Ryan will be working in the High Performance Computing division on a range of number theoretic problems. In particular, he will be working on designing, implementing, and analyzing number theoretic algorithms intended to run on forward-looking probabilistic architectures in the presence of an arbitrary rate of faults. In addition, Ryan will be analyzing the resilience of these algorithms to fault in the context of various hardware prototypes as they are designed and implemented. 

         Computer science major and physics minor Miguel Velez has been selected for the 2015 MIT Summer Research Program (MSPR). MSRP, an institutional effort that began in 1986, facilitates the involvement of talented students in cutting edge research. This summer program seeks to identify students from around the country who could benefit from spending a summer on MIT's campus, working in a research laboratory under the tutelage of experienced academics. Miguel will spend 8 weeks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on software engineering research under the supervision of a faculty member and advanced graduate students. Miguel will network with MIT faculty and graduate students about his current and future research and will present a poster about his research at the end of the program.