Why Engineering: Research

juliana-2016 Juliana, Research Leave a Comment

Hey guys! Happy E-Week!

I realized it’s been while since I gave you guys and update on my research, so in honor of this week I’m going to blog about my on-campus engineering research on computational modeling of cancer cell movement.

I’ve blogged about this topic a few times in the past (check out the reasons I love doing research here), but this semester I’m working on a new project. The graduate student I’m working with now is interested in applying network theory and to the spread of cancer in the body with epidemic models. I’m just getting started on the project, but I already think it’s really neat. If you don’t know much about compartmental models in epidemiology it’s really interesting and totally worth at least reading about on Wikipedia. I’ve already learned a lot and I’m hoping to continue learning more throughout the semester.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Lab meeting today discussing applications of network theory and epidemiology to a mathematical model of cancer metastasis <a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ViterbiResearch&amp;src=hash”>#ViterbiResearch</a></p>&mdash; Juliana Porter (@juliana_porter) <a href=”https://twitter.com/juliana_porter/statuses/429069667173285888″>January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>
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For now I’m mostly doing background research but I’m also working through programs in MATLAB to understand how my mentor is approaching the project and what I will be able to do to help.

Outside of research things have been pretty crazy lately – so many fun things going on. More on that another time though.

Have a great week!

Juliana

 

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