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Rapid Fire Research 2018 Competition

Students participated in rapid fire oral presentation sessions that were designed to allow for a succinct overview of research findings.  Each rapid fire session was scheduled to allow 4-5 minute individual presentations with use of visual media (no more than 5 slides).  
 
The following guidelines applied:

  • Presentations should provide a succinct overview of what how your study was conducted and what was found (ie a brief review of study methods and results). This could include a slide describing purpose, methods, results and conclusion/implications.
  • Practice delivery of presentation in order to insure correct timing.  The intention of a rapid fire oral session is to provide overview of important research findings in a very specific topic area.  The intention is not to speak rapidly, but to speak succinctly.
  • Avoid overly “busy” slides that have a lot of wording.  Make use of images, graphics, video and other forms of media to demonstrate and explain important aspects of the study.

Participants:

People's Choice

Paul Devlin, Matt Halom, and Ishfaq Ahmad · University of Dallas · Combining Generic and Supervised Feature Sets to Improve Facial Recognition Accuracy

Judge's Choice

Hayley Boynton · Texas State University · On the Classification of Graphs Based on Their Rank Numbers

Additional Participants

Josephine Reynes · Texas State University · Total Minor Polynomial of Oriented Hypergraphs and Applications

Christian Kondor and Maxim Arnold · University of Texas at Dallas · Distinguishing Sorting Networks Using Third Milnor Invariants

Allison Johnson · Texas State University · A Survey of Recent Statistical and Computational Approaches for Haplotype Assembly