ST Math, developed by MIND Research Institute, is an educational game for K-12 and is designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning. ST-Math is a curriculum-integrated program currently used by over a million students. ST Math is identified by the CEO-led Change the Equation as one of just four STEM programs ready to scale nationally.
I am the lead student on NSF-funded project (Evaluation for Actionable Change: A Data-Driven Approach), in collaboration with Dr. Rutherford from NC State College of Education, Dr. Lynch, and my advisor Dr. Barnes. This is NC State's first project on ST Math. I initiate, design, and execute research projects; I collaborate across disciplines and mentor other PhD students.
BOTS is a programming puzzle game designed to teach fundamental concepts of coding to novice programmers. In the game, players write code in a drag-and-drop programming language. The object of the game is to move a robot character around mazes, solving puzzles and clearing obstacles using programming concepts such as control flow and function. Aurora's research has been on:
Deep Thought is an intelligent tutor for the practice of solving deductive logic proof problems in graphical representation; displaying the proofs as logical premises, with buttons for logical rules that can be applied to selected premises and derived expressions, and a logical conclusion as the goal of the problem. Aurora's research has been on:
ASSISTments is an intelligent tutoring system developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and used by tens of thousands of users worldwide. Aurora's work has been on:
MTA-SZTAKI is a research institute, well-reputed for automatically creating large-scale online dictionary service. Aurora did her undergraduate major qualification project by creating a pipeline of building a sentence-level parallel corpus and an automatic bilingual dictionary between Chinese, a high-density character-based language, and Hungarian, a medium-density word-based language.
I am a year-long intern working in SAS Advanced Analytics Education team.
IBM Watson is the Jeopardy winning cognitive system that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data. Watson for Oncology is Watson's application on healthcare, which provides physicians with evidence-based treatment options from large volume of research, medical records, and clinical trials. Aurora's internship contributed:
I worked with Dell's Equallogic Storage Solution team. I automated the procedure to evaluate disk drive performance. The procedure evaluates various disk controllers and models, and generates statistical report to help the team make informed decision on choosing storage disk.