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Research Spotlight: COVID-19 and Rozita Dara

These last few months of world news has had one topic at the forefront: the novel coronavirus. This novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm, affecting the world on political, economic, cultural, and social levels. Research has shifted to combatting this virus on all fronts. Leveraging current technologies and research in AI and data science is allowing researchers to track the spread viruses through means other than official reports.

Computing Student Received Latornell Grant

One of our Bachelor of Computing Students, Brandon Edwards, received an Arthur D. Latornell Travel Grant. This grant is given to students whose research interests relate to resource management and/or resource conservation.

Brandon has been working on a collaborative project between Dr. Daniel Gillis in the School of Computer Science and Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs in the Department of Integrative Biology. Their research is looking at developing an efficient simulation computer model to simulate the life cycle of the piping plover, an endangered North American shorebird.