2019-2020 Academic Year Interns

SPIN intern Zubair Ahmed

Zubair Ahmed - Business Administration

SPIN intern Summer Chao

Summer Chao - New Media and Informatics

  • Project scope: User interface experiments toward improving user experience
  • Mentor: Lisa Gatzke
SPIN intern Pranshu Chaturvedi

Pranshu Chaturvedi

SPIN intern Sarah Habib

Sarah Habib - Engineering Physics

SPIN intern Vivian Hu

Vivian Hu - Computer Science, Statistics, Chemistry

  • Project scope: Data storage and analysis for optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals
  • Mentor: Andre Schleife
SPIN intern Zhanchen Huang

Zhanchen Huang - Psychology

SPIN intern Aman Kishore

Aman Kishore - Computer Engineering

  • Project scope: Machine learning for resource-constrained edge IoT devices
  • Mentor: Vikram Adve
SPIN intern Yirui Luo

Yirui Luo - Mathematics and Statistics

  • Project scope: Big Data in finance
  • Mentor: Mao Ye
SPIN intern Zhili Luo

Zhili Luo - Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Project scope: Virtual reality and ray tracing for materials science data visualization
  • Mentor: Andre Schleife
SPIN intern Rauf Makharov

Rauf Makharov

  • Project scope: Innovative Systems Lab projects
  • Mentors: Aiman Soliman, Volodymyr Kindratenko
SPIN intern Jatin Mathur

Jatin Mathur - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Predicting international food security crises: A data-driven approach
  • Mentors: Hope Michelson, Aiman Soliman
SPIN intern Sneh Pandya

Sneh Pandya - Physics

SPIN intern Devanshi Pratap

Devanshi Pratap - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Weighing black holes with deep learning
  • Mentor: Xin Liu
  • "Ever since my freshman year as an Astronomy major, I had been interested in joining the NCSA SPIN program. Little did I know that I'd get the opportunity during my final year as an undergraduate at Illinois. SPIN has exposed me to a world of cutting-edge technology and given me the chance to contribute to the dynamic world of supercomputing. Being a Computer Science and Astronomy major, I have been able to put things I learnt in my classes to practical use while being a SPIN intern. With a network of constant support and help, I've grown in ways that were previously unimaginable. The main take away I have from the SPIN program is that learning never stops. Researchers and individuals across the world are constantly thinking of new ways to solve problems and learn more about our universe and everything that surrounds us. The thirst for knowledge and to achieve more is unquenchable and the NCSA SPIN program is a perfect manifestation of that."
  • Recognition: NCSA Letter of Recognition
  • Watch the lightning talk
  • Project poster (PDF)
SPIN intern Siddhant Rao

Siddhant Rao

  • Project scope: Design and implementation of human fall detection system based off deep neural networks
  • Mentor: Volodymyr Kindratenko
SPIN intern Keshav Shivam

Keshav Shivam - Computer Science

SPIN intern Andrew Wang

Andrew Wang - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

SPIN intern Daniela Aleksandra Zieba

Daniela Aleksandra Zieba - Computer Science

Returning Interns

SPIN intern Tajesvi Bhat

Tajesvi Bhat - Computer Science

  • Project scope: Automation of genomic analyses for the cloud, grid and analytics platforms
  • Mentor: Liudmila Sergeevna Mainzer
  • Recognition: 2020 Student Employee of the Year Runner-up
  • "My SPIN experience was definitely the highlight of my college career! Not only did I have incredible experiences and opportunities, but I was also able to meet and work with some amazing people, without whom my college experience would not have been the same!

    One of the main takeaways from my SPIN experience is the importance of seeking opportunities in unfamiliar fields/areas! I was hesitant about whether or not I wanted to pursue Bioinformatics, so I didn't search for many opportunities in that area. Looking back, I feel very lucky that I had the opportunity to work in the NCSA Genomics department. I've learned so much over these past years, especially how much I enjoy working in bioinformatics and love the field! In the future, I'd like to dive deeper into the computational biology world and explore the harmony between biology and technology."
SPIN intern Yuxi (Sophia) Ding

Yuxi (Sophia) Ding - Statistics

SPIN intern Arjun Gupta

Arjun Gupta - Computer Engineering

SPIN intern Teja Gupta

Teja Gupta - Electrical & Computer Engineering

SPIN intern Kajetan Haas

Kajetan Haas - General Studies

SPIN intern Han Jiang

Han Jiang - Math + Computer Science

SPIN intern Xiaolan (Lily) Ke

Xiaolan (Lily) Ke - Computer Science

SPIN intern Tanitpong Lawphongpanich

Tanitpong Lawphongpanich - Computer Engineering

SPIN intern Yuan (Jeff) Ma

Yuan (Jeff) Ma - Computer Engineering

SPIN intern Alexandr Moore

Alexandr Moore

  • Project scope: World weather data daily
  • Mentor: Peter Christensen - Earth & Environment
SPIN intern Debopam Sanyal

Debopam Sanyal - Electrical & Computer Engineering

SPIN intern Haorong Sun

Haorong Sun - Computer Science

SPIN intern Panqiu (Phoebe) Tang

Panqiu (Phoebe) Tang - Computer Science

SPIN intern Bing Jyun (Johnny) Tsao

Bing Jyun (Johnny) Tsao - Engineering Physics

  • Project scope: Generic output routines for the Einstein Toolkit
  • Mentor: Roland Haas
SPIN intern Wayne Wan

Wayne Wan - Statistics, Computer Science

SPIN intern Yu Che (Jeffrey) Wang

Yu Che (Jeffrey) Wang - Computer Science

SPIN intern Zichen Wang

Zichen Wang - Engineering Physics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Project scope: Multiscale modeling of the cell membrane-associated phenomena
  • Mentor: Taras Pogorelov
  • Posters:
    "Coaction of Electrostatic and Hydrophobic Interactions: Dynamic Constraints on Disordered TrkA Juxtamembrane Domain," Biophysical Society 64th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 15-19, 2020

    "Seeking the Interfaces of the Eph Receptor Interactions," Biophysical Society 64th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 15-19, 2020
SPIN intern Zaiyan Xu

Zaiyan Xu - Statistics and Computer Science

  • Project scope: Speech-to-text auto captioning
  • Mentor: Michael Miller - NCSA Event Services
SPIN intern Yankun Zhao

Yankun Zhao - Computer Engineering

NCSA Frankel Scholars

SPIN intern Emi Brown

Emi Brown - University Laboratory High School

SPIN intern Keshav Gandhi

Keshav Gandhi - University Laboratory High School

SPIN intern Dina Hashash

Dina Hashash - University Laboratory High School

SPIN intern Angelynn Huang

Angelynn Huang - University Laboratory High School

  • Project scope: Resolving racial health disparities by using advanced statistics and machine learning on complex multidimensional datasets
  • Mentor: Liudmila Sergeevna Mainzer
SPIN intern Sophia Torrellas

Sophia Torrellas - University Laboratory High School

  • Project scope: Resolving racial health disparities by using advanced statistics and machine learning on complex multidimensional datasets
  • Mentor: Liudmila Sergeevna Mainzer

Past SPIN interns

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