Three teams awarded at TDAI Fall Forum poster session

November 3, 2021

Three teams awarded at TDAI Fall Forum poster session

A photo of a room with research posters displayed on the walls and people discussion the posters
A photo of student Seoeun Yang accepting her first-place prize the 2021 TDAI Fall Forum
Seoeun (Sunny) Yang accepting first-place prize at the 2021 TDAI Fall Forum (photo by Bear Braumoeller)

Nearly 30 presenters participated at the TDAI Fall Forum poster session on Nov. 2, where judges from throughout the university awarded prizes to three projects. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

First Place: Seoeun (Sunny) Yang, political science; “Image with texts: Machine-Learning Visual Framing Analysis”

Second Place: Sean Downey, Human Complexity Lab (Anthropology, TDAI, Sustainability Institute); “Can Q’eqchi’ Maya swidden agriculture enhance Tropical forest biodiversity at intermediate levels of disturbance? Evidence from high-resolution multi-spectral drone imagery from the Toledo District, Belize.” Co-authors: Jacob Moschler, Shane A. Scaggs, Shuang Song, TDAI core faculty Rongjun Qin, Matthew Walker, William Peterman

Third Place: Xiaohan Guo, dentistry and biostatistics; "Variograms for Kriging and Clustering of Spatial Functional Data with Phase Variation." Co-authors: Sebastian Kurtek, Karthik Bharath