Eleventh Annual Fall Term PRIMES Conference, October 16-17, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Eleventh Annual Fall Term PRIMES Conference, October 17, 2021

Sunday, October 17

Computer Science and Computational Biology

9:00 am: Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Slava Gerovitch, PRIMES Program Director
Prof. Srini Devadas, PRIMES Computer Science Section Coordinator

9:10-10:15 am: Session 8: Computer Science

Rachel Chen, “CryptoCuties: A new family of non-fungible virtual assets” (mentor Jules Drean)
Yavor Litchev, “Distributed signature scheme with monotonic access pattern” (mentor Yu Xia)
Abigail Thomas, “The implementation of model pruning to optimize zk-SNARKs” (mentor Yu Xia)
Simon Beyzerov and Eliyahu Yablon, “Versatile anonymous authentication with Cloak” (mentor Sacha Servan-Schreiber)

10:25-11:25 am: Session 9: Computer Science

Kunal Kapoor, “Consensus under a dynamic synchronous model” (mentors Jun Wan and Hanshen Xiao)
Tanisha Saxena “A compromise between synchronous and asynchronous systems” (mentor Jun Wan)
Akhil Kammila, “An analysis of the Tor Handshake” (mentor Kyle Hogan)
Carl (Zifan) Guo, “Studying the effectiveness of transformer models for analyzing low-level programs” (mentor William Moses)

11:35 am - 12:45 pm: Session 10: Computer Science

Abhinav Mummaneni, “Unsupervised contrastive learning with hard positive samples” (mentor Prof. Suvrit Sra)
Jack (Qi Hao) Wang, “Generalization of X-fields image interpolation model to higher dimensions” (mentor Guillaume Leclerc)
Michael (Yihao) Huang and Claire Wang, “Efficient algorithm for parallel Bi-core decomposition” (mentors Prof. Julian Shun and Jessica Shi)
Tanmay Gupta and Anshul Rastogi, “Enhancing distributed tracing to order events” (mentor Prof. Raja Sambasivan, Tufts University)

12:50-1:20 pm: Virtual Chat with PRIMES Computer Science Section Coordinator Prof. Srini Devadas and mentors (for students and parents)

1:50-2:35 pm: Session 11: Computer Science and Computational Biology

Kevin Zhao, “More than BERT: oLMpics on diverse language models” (mentors Prof. Anna Rumshisky and Vladislav Lialin, UMass Lowell)
Christine (Ali) Yang, “Linear classifiers and t-SNE for understanding relationships across cancer types” (mentors Prof. Stefanie Jegelka and Alkis Gkotovos)
Anish Mudide, “Predicting mammalian conservation status from genome summary statistics” (mentor Dr. Ayshwarya Subramanian, Broad Institute)

2:45-3:55 pm: Session 12: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Neil Chowdhury, “Interplay between loop extrusion and compartmentalization during mitosis” (mentor Sameer Abraham)
Vishnu Emani, “Computational fluid modelling for surgical planning of single ventricle congenital heart defects” (mentor Dr. David Hoganson, Boston Children’s Hospital)
Arthur Hu and Powell Zhang, “Remote interactions and effects on mental and physical health” (mentor Prof. Gil Alterovitz)
Sruthi Kurada and Victoria Yuan, “Characterizing ergothioneine pathways and potential drug targets via intrinsically disordered protein analysis” (mentor Prof. Gil Alterovitz)

4:05-4:35 pm: Session 13: Mathematics

Nathan Xiong, “The master field and free Brownian motions” (mentor Pu Yu)
Rishabh Das, “Thermocapillary modulation of fluidic lenses in microgravity” (mentor Dr. Valeri Frumkin)

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