Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher
Center for Quantitative Medicine
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description
|Project Description||The Center for Quantitative Medicine at UConn Health is developing a software platform for computational algorithms related to medicine and healthcare. The platform is based on the relatively new technology of Docker software containers, which can be used to share environment-independent computational, mathematical, and statistical tools. The site algorun.org contains more information. Qualified undergraduate students will participate in the further development of this platform, learn novel software engineering techniques, become proficient in Docker applications, and participate in providing software solutions to problems in the health field.|
|Project Direction||Students will work as part of a team of researchers, software developers, and mathematicians. Tasks will include the development of novel software tools, as well as packaging of existing algorithms in containers and the creation of software workflows. The project director is Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher, in collaboration with other faculty at the Center for Quantitative Medicine|
|Mentorship and Supervision||Overall supervision and mentoring by Dr. Laubenbacher. Day-to-day mentoring and supervision by the lead software engineer, Mr. I. Hosny. Weekly project team meetings. Ongoing feedback as part of individual or group meetings.|
|Student Qualifications||Students should:
|Summer Schedule Options||Research Dates: 9-10 full-time weeks to be scheduled between mid-May and the beginning of August, 2017
Schedule: To be determined in consultation with the selected student
|Project Continuation||Fall 2017, Spring 2018|
|Academic Year Time Commitment||9 hours/week|
|Possible Thesis Project||Yes|
Submit an online application for this research opportunity using the form below. The application deadline is Thursday, March 2, 2017.
This application requires a cover letter, a resume or CV, an unofficial transcript, a brief statement of research interests, and a brief statement of career interests.