May 6, 2020

2020 UMSI Virtual Student Project Exposition

U-M Data Science and Information team, led by the Prechter Program's Kritika Versha, wins honorable mention

A University of Michigan Data Science and Information team won an honorable mention award sponsored by Comerica Bank, worth $200, at the School of Information Cap Stone Project and Spring Exposition

The Bachelors of Science in Information (BSI) team, led by the Prechter Program’s Database Manager Kritika Versha, developed interactive, time-series visualizations that track the completion of research questionnaires by our research participants with the goal to identify missing data within the Prechter research projects. This new software will blossom into a novel research project enabling researchers to understand where and why missing data occurs, how patients complete these surveys relative to their own overall trajectory of illness, and how an individual illness compares with other research participants. 

The students, Shelby Chasin, Deeya Naval, Erin Saada, and Akhila Kadiyala, created scalable code that will soon be integrated into the growing repository of software that gathers, consolidates, harmonizes and analyzes participant research data, which is used regularly to learn more about bipolar disorders. Click here to view their presentation.

We congratulate these students on the successful completion of their cap stone project and winning this award, and on obtaining their degrees. We wish them a bright future!