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Alumni Honors

Student Awards

Starting in 2019, the data science program has awarded the "Data Science Research Award" for the  best student thesis or capstone project. See our Capstone Day Program for a list of all projects and thesis since 2019-2020.




  • Andrew Anctil, "Class Incremental Learning Acceleration: Harnessing A100 GPUs for Efficient Methods of Experimentation" (video)

Honorable Mention

  • Taha Amer, "Developing a series of Convolutional Neural Networks for the detection of lanes, vehicles, traffic signs, and traffic lights using dash cam driving footage" (video)
  • Christopher Johanson, "Using Generative AI to Investigate Transient Noise Artifacts in Gravitational Wave Interferometers" (video)
  • Ben Pfeffer, " Investigating the Impact of Local Demographic and Personal Factors on Hypertension Diagnosis: A Data Science Study" (video)
  • Pranav Vinod, "Learning Orbital Dynamics of Binary Black Hole Systems from Gravitational Wave Measurements" (video)

All presentations from 2023 can seen here (videos titled "UMass Dartmouth Data Science Capstones")



  • Lauren Fletcher, "Database and User Interface Development for Study of Atlantic Cod Fish" (video)
  • Sai Surya Nattuva, "Human Activity Classification from Accelerometer Data" (video)

Honorable Mention

  • Brianna Johnson, "Prototyping the UUV Docking Process with Machine Learning" (video)
  • Satish Uppalapati, "Multi-Document Summarization using Maximal Marginal Relevance and Sentence Graph Compression" (video)

All presentations from 2022 can be seen here (videos titled "2021 UMassD Capstone")




  • Nikita Seleznev, "LSTM networks for Named Entity Recognition" (video)

Honorable Mention

  • Fatemeh Sadjadpour, "Applications of Statistical Inference Techniques to Neural Networks" (video)
  • Andrea Haines, "An Exploration of Long/Short Term Memory Networks" (video)

All presentations from 2021 can be seen here (videos titled "2021 UMassD Capstone")



  • Apoorva Ramesh, "COVID-19 infection detection on a mobile application using x-ray images" (video)

Honorable Mention

  • Shristi Bhat, "Automated Modeling Pipeline" (video)
  • Yi Ming Huang, "Game Recommendation System for Steam" (video)
  • Guancheng Zhou, "Diagnostic Analysis in Classification" (video)

All presentations from 2020 can be seen here (videos titled "UMass Dartmouth Data Science Capstone")


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