Zachary Peck

James L. Carmon Scholarship 2021 Zachary Peck, a graduate student in the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, is investigating OpenAI’s GPT-3, the most advanced language-processing technology currently available. In addition to investigating how GPT-3 can be trained to do specific tasks using solely natural language instruction, Peck’s...

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Camila Lívio

James L. Carmon Scholarship 2021 Camila Lívio, a doctoral student in the Department of Romance Languages, has co-written three published academic papers and presented at a dozen conferences. Her dissertation project uses computational tools to process and analyze natural language data in Spanish and Portuguese, constructing...

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Claire Teitelbaum

James L. Carmon Honorarium 2020 Claire Teitelbaum, a doctoral candidate in the Odum School of Ecology, is developing a set of network models to understand movement patterns and pathogen transmission among nomadic white ibis populations in rapidly urbanizing Palm Beach County, Florida. White ibis, a waterbird,...

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Peter Pietrzyk

James L. Carmon Scholarship 2020 Peter Pietrzyk, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Plant Biology, applies his strong computational and quantitative background to improve drought-resistant crop breeding. How well a plant tolerates drought can depend on its capacity to develop a deep root structure for...

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Mojtaba S. Fazli

James L. Carmon Award 2019 Mojtaba S. Fazli, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, focuses on developing computational tools for tracking and modeling biological systems on multiple scales. In one project, he uses cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision techniques to observe dynamic motion patterns of...

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Erin Baker

James L. Carmon Scholarship Award 2018 Erin Baker, a doctoral student in genetics, is studying the molecular mechanisms governing thymus aging that could be used to treat disease and improve regenerative therapies. The thymus, which plays a crucial role in immune system function, is the organ...

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Andreas Copan

James L. Carmon Scholarship Award 2018 Andreas Copan, a doctoral student in chemistry, has consistently shown himself to be self-motivated, highly talented and perceptive in identifying important problems. In his years at UGA, he has developed a deep understanding of molecular electronic structure theory and wide-ranging...

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Matthew Becton

James L. Carmon Scholarship Award 2017 Matthew Becton, a doctoral student in the College of Engineering, conducts research in the Computational Nano/Bio-Mechanics Lab. His highly multidisciplinary research crosses the boundaries between computational modeling, molecular biology, chemistry, physics and engineering to understand the structure and properties of various...

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Josh Clevenger

James L. Carmon Award 2016 Josh Clevenger, a doctoral student in the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, uses genomic data and computational approaches to find genetic signatures of resistance to aflatoxin in peanut. Aflatoxin is a highly carcinogenic compound that causes liver damage in...

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Ryan Toole

James L. Carmon Scholarship Award 2015 Ryan Toole, a master’s candidate in engineering, is developing an optical processing scheme that mimics neuron interactions within biological neural networks. These neural networks consist of billions of neurons constantly receiving and firing electronic pulses from one to another. His thesis...

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