Cataloging Collective Behavior in Urban Contexts — Gozde Ustuner (Mechanical Engineering ’14) spent her summer researching the collective behavior of animal groups in response to one or two food sources. Video frames acquired for the project were stored in a digital image library and analyzed through dimensionality reduction in large data sets.
Posted August 29th, 2012
Summer Research Brings Together Students, Faculty
Each summer members of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) faculty open up their labs to undergraduates from NYU-Poly, NYU's College of Arts and Sciences and NYU Abu Dhabi for 10 weeks of hands-on research under close mentorship. Students work full time in the lab with a faculty member and also participate in weekly seminars presented by distinguished faculty and guests. Last week, at the program’s end, students presented their projects at the New Student Convocation.
The Summer Research Program was initiated in 2007 by the Office of the Provost. Its success is made possible by the financial support from the Institute’s loyal and generous donors as well as supplements from the research grants of the mentoring faculty.