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Characterizing Fish Community Structure among Beaver-formed Ponds in the Talladega National Forest

This project aims to understand how habitat (pond) age influences fish community structure and involves sampling ponds and streams in the Oakmulgee District, Talladega National Forest. The position is primarily field-based, where students will spend approximately eight hours per week conducting focused field research with graduate students and faculty in the Talladega National Forest. Off-campus transportation is provided. Students with interests in ecology and/or conservation biology, and a love of the outdoors, are particularly encouraged to apply....

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - BSC 398
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Biology | Geography
Faculty
Jennifer Howeth

Search for Magnetic Monopoles: from the Large Hadron Collider to Space

Student can get involved in the following aspects of the project: 1. Development of novel radiation detectors optimized for the magnetic monopole searches. The detectors are to be deployed at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, and in the Low Earth Orbit using CubeSat satellites. No prior experience with detector development required. 2. Applying Deep Learning techniques to the data analysis of the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC. The work involves operation of a GPU based computing system, application of convolutional neural networks for event classification. No prior experience with machine learning methods required. Familiarity with programming languages (Python, C) is advantageous. Position is initially unpaid. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Phylogenomics and Evolutionary Genomics of Marine Invertebrates

I'm looking to recruit a computer scientist interested in biology and bioinformatics to work on a project that aims to improve the methods used to identify orthologous genes (genes related by speciation and not gene duplication). My collaborators and I previously developed a program to this end (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3825643/) and I am looking for a top-notch student interested in helping to further develop this software or to write a new, more advanced program. This work is expected to result in one publication describing the approach and software that would be led by the student researcher as well as opportunities to collaborate on other publications employing this software. ...

Course Credit?
Yes - BSC 398
Paid Position?
No

Using new media technologies to help children become more proactive in their health and well being.

This is a longitudinal study that is ongoing at area elementary schools. Any student who is selected to be involved in this research project will have to go through ethics certification (IRB). I am revising the iPad app that is being used in the present study to track children's food consumption, and I am developing health literacy/health intervention material to be used during health sessions at area schools. Data collection will take place in December, so any student interested will need to be in Tuscaloosa through approximately Dec. 20th. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Data analysis and optical simulation for the EXO-200/nEXO experiments

Students can work on the following aspects: 1. Development of data quality scripts for the EXO-200 experiment. 2. Understanding light propagation in the EXO-200/nEXO detectors using novel GPU-based optical simulation software. 3. Using convolutional neural networks and other Deep Learning techniques for the EXO-200 data analysis and reconstruction. The work with be performed using the in-house GPU based computing system and the NERSC supercomputer facility at Berkeley. No prior experience with machine learning methods is required. Familiarity with programming languages (Python and/or C) is advantageous. Position is initially unpaid....

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Playing molecular "legos" through layer by layer assembly of molecules

Kids can build up fascinating giant objects by using a variety of Lego pieces of different shapes. The assembly of these giant objects relies on layer-by-layer assembly (more precisely, piece by piece) that is based on the recognition between the Lego pieces and the assembling object. Such recognition can be repeated owing to the generation of new anchor points by the assembled Lego piece for the next Lego piece. The question is what happens if “Lego” pieces are in the nanometer range, such as molecular “Lego”. How can we assemble them and would it be interesting? Our view is that if we can understand molecules, Lego pieces of a size of (10-10 m), and their interaction with other molecules, we should be able to manipulate these mo...

Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Chemical Engineering
Keywords
energy, | solar | surface
Faculty
Chin Peng

Characterizing the Physical/Chemical Evidence of Volcanic Lightning

Volcanic eruptions and lightning strikes are two of the most impressive and destructive natural phenomena, but much is still unknown about the fundamental processes that allow these events to occur. An emerging new line of research is seeking to determine the complex relationship between explosive volcanism and lightning, specifically: The effect of lightning discharge on the textural and chemical properties of volcanic ash and the resulting signature of volcanic lightning occurrence in the geologic record. Fundamental questions addressed by this project, and the integral educational component that involves learners of all ages, may result in potentially transformative concepts the geosciences, atmospheric sciences, and hazard assessment. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - UA 156; GEO 399
Paid Position?
Yes - $2000 for summer only, fall/spring semesters receive course credit

Health Care Management & Administration - various projects

Student will work with the faculty member on a number of research projects related to health care management. Position is very flexible but is not paid. Literature reviews and collecting data will be the main functions of the position. ...

Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Brain Biomarkers that Predict Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Brain data can be useful in predicting individuals that might be more susceptible to age-related diseases like Alzheimer's disease. Help will be needed in any of the following areas: 1) Conduct a literature review on brain differences in populations at risk for Alzheimer's disease, 2) Conduct cognitive testing on individuals that might get Alzheimer's disease, 3) Conduct MRI testing in Birmingham to measure brain variables in individuals who might get Alzheimer's disease, 4) Analyze data using brain and cognitive variables to test for group differences. There will be a steep learning curve and a strong internal-motivation of learning new material is required....

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PY451
Paid Position?
No

Criminality on the Tor Network

The Tor Network can be thought of as a corner of the internet that provides "anonymity" to its users. Tor does so by using a number of proxies to conceal your real IP address; through these methods, Tor allows for its users to browse the "clearnet" (i.e., the general internet that you are familiar with - Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and also access .onion websites. Unfortunately, criminals have realized that an anonymous network like Tor offers an added layer of security from law enforcement detection. This is where Dr. Dolliver comes in... Dr. Dolliver has over 4 years of experience researching controlled substances and weapons markets on the Tor Network specifically and over 10 years of experience researching macro-level patterns of i...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - UA 156
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Criminal Justice | Computer Science
Keywords
cybercrime | crime | Tor | drugs
Faculty
Diana Dolliver