This year’s fellows are Sydney Holgado and Liaowang “Zoey” Zou.
Sydney HolgadoCandidate for MEng in Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Undergraduate Degree: Conservation & Resource Studies — Water Resources, UC Berkeley
- Capstone Project: [Post Road Foundation] Electric grid modernization to support rural fiber-optic broadband This project will assess the ability of residential electric load flexibility to help support the deployment of fiber-optic broadband to the 60% of the U.S. land area that lacks modern connectivity. In particular, the team is working with Post Road to estimate the potential cost savings/revenues from residential electric load flexibility and the CO2 emission reductions of such technology, which may motivate philanthropic investment. Faculty advisor: Gabriel Gomes (ME)
Liaowang “Zoey” ZouCandidate for MEng in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
- Undergraduate Degree: Statistical Science, Duke University
- Capstone Project: Detection and Diagnosis of Incipient Diseases This project is developing a new algorithm using active machine learning method to detect new incipient diseases (like COVID-19). The team focuses on developing an ensemble model selection approach from a large number of models for detection of incipient diseases. Ultimately, they’d like to explore a method that allows them to select (a subset of) models out of a large library of models created during hyper parameter tuning and architecture exploration, so as to 1) maximize detection performance 2) create satisfactory uncertainty estimates on out-of-distribution data and incipient anomalies. Faculty advisor: Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (EECS)
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