The Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge, (D2K Lab) at the Rice University transitioned to virtual technology. The virtual showcase that attracts more than 300 participants on April 22, 2020, helps view student videos and interact with video teams on individually on Zoom Q & A rooms and engage on the live online awards ceremony.
The capstone program by lab brings together an interdisciplinary team of students to work on semester-long projects. It also gains immersive, learning and experimental opportunities in data science and machine learning. Each is therefore sponsored by a community partner and corporate affiliate including oil, energy, local agencies and healthcare organizations among others.
This year’s show attracted more than 10 teams of six students. Team Medical Informatics Corp, which presented its unique project emerged a winner with its Beat to Beat project Classification of Unlabeled ECGs in adult populations. The goal was to ensure that data and a healthcare doctor or cardiologist would be given from a patient’s ECG and detect issues as well as areas of concern that need particular attention.
According to Nicole Tan, a junior studying electrical engineering project drew different skills, “such as data wrangling, modelling and signal processing,” noted Tan. She further noted that in a video that experience allows her to learn different issues. This includes how to build robust information and data science including reusable, reliable and reproducible data. Tan was therefore joined by a team of students undertaking computer engineering, electrical and computer science courses.
‘The Team Houston Fire Department’ was the audience choice winner and it included a team of students undertaking math and economics, computer science, electrical, statistics and subsurface geoscience courses. There was also the Emergency Response Demographics Based Risk Assessment for Houston was also recognized for its efforts in recognizing and enhancing outcomes within the community.
This year’s event also included the COVID 19 Houston Response Projects (CHRP).