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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.


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