Student Successes

  • Sajid Bashir and Sajjad Tahir present at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

    Sajid Bashir and Sajjad Tahir both gave presentations at the upstate NY chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on November 15. Sajid spoke on "Phase Imaging with Focused Polycapillary Optics," and Sajjad on "Fourier Transform Image Processing Techniques for Grid-Based Phase Contrast Imaging".

  • Nabin Malakar (Ph.D. 2011), and Daniil Gladkov (Physics Undergraduate, Class of 2013) publish "Modeling a Sensor to Improve Its Efficacy" in the Journal of Sensors

    Nabin Malakar (UAlbany Ph.D. in Physics 2011), a former Physics Ph.D. student, and Daniil Gladkov, a former Physics Undergraduate (UAlbany Class of 2013) publish a paper entitled "Modeling a Sensor to Improve Its Efficacy" in the Journal of Sensors describing the robotics research they performed with Prof. Knuth. This involved both graduate and undergraduate research in applying Bayesian machine learning techniques to autonomously analyze robotic sensor data.

  • Eric Dohner has been awarded an Enhancing STEM Research Experiences fellowship

    Physics undergraduate Eric Dohner has been awarded an Enhancing STEM Research Experiences fellowship for the summer of 2013. He is mentored by Prof. Vivek Jain.

  • Hassan Abbas receives "Young Investigator" award at American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting

    Graduate student Hassan Abbas was awarded the "Young Investigator" award for his talk, "Dose calculation with MCNP5 in the buildup region for 6MV photon beams," at the Upstate New York chapter meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in Rochester in May.

  • Maggie Lovell awarded a 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

    For the second year in a row, Maggie Lovell (Physics, Class of 2012, Adviser: Prof. Knuth) has been awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg MD. In 2010, Maggie worked at the NIST Center for Neutron Research where she synthesized powder samples of new materials that could serve as model systems in neutron scattering studies of low-spin frustrated quantum magnets. This summer Maggie is working at NIST's Physical Measurement Laboratory.

  • Rotem Dov Guttman awarded full travel support to present paper at the 29th International Workshop in Bayesian and Maximum Entropy Methods (MaxEnt 2009).

    In the summer of 2009, junior Rotem Dov Guttman (Computer Science, Class of 2010, Advisers: Prof. Ravi (C.S.) and Prof. Knuth (Physics)) was awarded full travel support to present his paper at the 29th International Workshop in Bayesian and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2009). Rotem's paper titled "Automated Antenna Orientation for Wireless Data Transfer using Bayesian Modeling" represented his senior thesis, which was an extension of the final project submitted to the Physics Department's Bayesian Data Analysis course. As a junior, Rotem was the youngest presenter in the 29 year history of the MaxEnt meetings.

  • Ali Chaudry awarded the 2011 Provost's Award in Undergraduate Research.

    Ali Chaudry (Physics, Class of 2012, Adviser: Prof. Knuth) was recently awarded the 2011 Provost's Award in Undergraduate Research for his work on autonomous robotic navigation titled "Robust and Economical Autonomous Navigation via Advanced Bayesian Methods". In addition, for this work he was also awarded the 2011 Physics Department Research Award.