CS Undergraduate Receives Research Award
CS Undergraduate student, Rob Gevers received the Best Abstract Award for Mathematics/Computational Science at the Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium on March 31, 2008. The symposium was hosted by the College of Science, Agriculture, Engineering, and Technology, and the award was sponsored by the Purdue Libraries.
Gevers' poster entitled Function Guided Clustering of Protein-Protein Interaction Networks was a snapshot of his ongoing research with Professor Olga Vitek. The project focuses on topology based clustering algorithms. Their research first examines the information collected about the proteins with the Gene Ontology. In this work Gevers and Vitek proposed a technique for identifying a stopping point for the clustering. They do this using the gap statistic of the ontology enriched graph and a label randomized version. Visit the link to see Gevers' poster (PDF).
Gevers is a dual major senior in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is a teaching assistant for CS 159 and helped develop material used in the CS 190C lab. He also enjoys flying in his private time.
Please join the department in congratulating Rob for this achievement!