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Award-winning research

RISE:2017 award winners pose for a photo at an awards ceremony Thursday afternoon at East Village. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

RISE:2017 wrapped up this afternoon with the annual awards ceremony, where undergraduate and graduate researchers were honored in multiple categories.

Tracey Dodenhoff, director of the Center for Research Innovation, underscored that RISE continues to reach new heights each year and that it’s inspiring to witness students’ passion, commitment, and professionalism at the annual research, innovation, and scholarship expo.

“One of the biggest things I notice consistently, but even more so this year, is the real commitment to social impact,” Dodenhoff said. “There are so many research projects that have real objectives that will changes people’s lives.”

Dodenhoff read the names of the winners, as College of Science Dean Kenneth Henderson presented the winners with their awards.

Here are this year’s winners:

Outstanding Student Research Awards

Computer and Information Sciences     

Graduate: Bryan Koch, “Detection and Mitigation of Malicious Modifications on the Minnowboard Turbot”

Undergraduate: Benjamin Trapani, “A Fast Parallel Level Set Segmentation Algorithm for 3-D Images”

Engineering and Technology

Graduate: Harsh Engineer, “Portable Thermoelectricity Generating Kit”

Undergraduate: Justin Hynes-Bruell, “Augmented Reality for Parkinson’s: An Assistive Tool Based on Visual Cues”

Health Sciences

Graduate: Amirah Aly, “Focused Ultrasound Enhancement of an Intranasal Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease”

Undergraduate: Gilbert Yap, “Motion Capture-Based Robotic Interfaces to Enhance Engagement and Adherence In Pediatric Rehabilitation”

Humanities and Arts

Graduate: Cyrus Dahmubed, “Rising with the Tides: Saving Boston from Sea Level Rise with a New Eco-District”

Undergraduate: Evan McEldowney, “Kleo: User-Centered Art Tours”

Interdisciplinary Topics, Centers and Institutes

Graduate: Michael Gargano, “Cancer Publication Portal: Identifying Gene-Cancer Associations from Biomedical Literature”

Undergraduate: Emily Navarrete, “A Student-Designed Curriculum: Developing a Project-Based Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Course”

Physical and Life Sciences

Graduate: John de la Parra, “Discovering Novel Biomarkers for Women’s Health: A Robust Platform for Disease Detection in the Menstrual Blood Proteome”

Undergraduate: Michael Nelson, “Exploring Hydrogel Potential in Football Helmets”

Social Sciences, Business and Law

Graduate: Yian Xu, “Cognitive Bias in Legal Decision-Making: New Evidence from Psychological Studies”

Undergraduate: Alaina Baker, “What’s in a Headline? Framing of Mass Violence Impacts Social Perception”

Best Video Pitch

Elikem Tettey-Tamaklo, “Redesigned Bubble CPAP to Effectively Curtail Preterm Infant Mortality in Low Resource Areas”

Graduate Innvovator Award

Liam Timms, “New Insights into the Brain, Consciousness and More with QUTE-CE MRI-Based Quantitative Vascular Mapping”

RISE AWARDS

Excellence in Research

Alaina Baker, “What’s in a Headline? Framing of Mass Violence Impacts Social Perception”

Excellence in Innovation

John de la Parra, “Discovering Novel Biomarkers for Women’s Health: A Robust Platform for Disease Detection in the Menstrual Blood Proteome”

Excellence in Scholarship

Yian Xu, “Cognitive Bias in Legal Decision-Making: New Evidence from Psychological Studies”

Excellence in Entrepreneurship (People’s Choice)

Brian Phillips, “Sentiment Driven Market Modeling”