UCLA Applied Math REU Program – First 2 Weeks | Blog #1

  • Extremely thankful to LSA for providing me this opportunity to intern at UCLA this summer. I am part of a 2-month summer program under the Applied and Computational Mathematics Department. In the coming weeks, I will be working on image analysis and thresholding which are important techniques in Data Visualization. For the past week, I have been working on software tools such as MATLAB and FIJI (ImageJ) to analyze images of biological matter such as the structure of the cells of zebra fish. It’s part of a research project in collaboration with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I am really enjoying it so far; both in the micro-fluidics research laboratory and also at home. This weekend I took a walk around the university campus and other stores near by. I also visited the coastal regions of the city: Santa Monica and Venice. In Santa Monica, I took a tour around the pier, beach and Third Street Promenade. The streets were filled with tourists and street artists.
  • Looking forward to the tasks I will be working on in the weeks that follow!

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