December 11, 2018

Northern California Semi-Finalists

 

Hello Criminals! Meet Big Data: Preventing Crime in San Francisco by Predicting It Without Bias

Tarun Amarnath, Saint Francis High School, Mountain View, CA

 

Personalized Therapy for Cancer Heterogeneity and Mutating Viruses: Rational Design of a CRISPR/Cas9 Nanotherapeutic

Vardhaan Ambati, Archbishop Mitty High School , San Jose, CA

 

Equine Therapy Benefits of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Esha Aneja, Dougherty Valley high school, San Ramon, CA

 

Automated Classification of Histopathological Subtypes of Rhabdomyosarcoma:

A Novel Method to Determine Appropriate Therapy

Mythili Bhethanabotla, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA

 

Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation through Novel Nanocellulose Coagulants

Synthesized Directly from Raw Biomass

Aurnov Chattopadhyay, University High School, Irvine, CA

 

Analyzing Linked Gene-Targeting Treatments For Generalized Anxiety Disorder and

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Emily Chen, The Harker School, San Jose, CA

 

The Robot Revolution and How It Will Affect Our Economy And Workforce

Cameron Chin, Head Royce School, Oakland, CA

 

ShieldMe: Detect and Prevent Coordinated Cyber Attack on Android  Devices

Milan Ganai, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA 

 

Discovery and Characterization of Cancer-Targeting Cyclic Peptide Ligands against

_v_3Integrin Using One-Bead One-Compound Combinatorial Library Technology

David  Guo, Franklin High School, Elk Grove, CA 

 

Dissecting Interactions between Regulators of the Quorum Response in Bacillus subtilis

Eric Jeong, The Harker School, San Jose, CA 

 

Deep Learning-Based Automatic Analysis of Surgical Videos to Assess Operative Skill

Amy Jin, The Harker School, San Jose, CA 

 

A Novel Cognitive Gene Harvesting Approach to Train a Self-Learning System For

Drug Predictive Models Through Multi-Dimensional Bio-Entity Feature-Vector Based

Topological Data Analyses

Tanisha Joshi, Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, CA

 

Creating a Space Flight Simulator

Patrick Kao, Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, CA 

 

 

Automated Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A Novel Assessment of Tumor-Associated Stroma

Identification of Biomarkers for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Bryce Liao, James Logan High School, Union City, CA 

 

Using Deep Learning Algorithms

Jimmy Lin, The Harker School, San Jose, CA

 

Computational Prediction of Synergistic Drug Combinations Reveals Master Regulators of Efficacy

Rajiv Movva, Harker School, San Jose, CA 

 

A Study of Micro-robotic Motions with Helical Flagella in Low Reynolds Number Liquids

Labanya Mukhopadhyay, Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, CA 

 

Do Hamiltonian Bugs Always Converge? A Computer-Inspired Proof

Suhas Prasad, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA

 

MedHack: The Impact of Malware Attack upon Biomedical Devices

Ashmita Rajkumar, Monta Vista High School, San Jose, CA 

 

ALZCan: Predicting Future Onset of Alzheimers Disease Using Polygenic Risk Scores,

Cognitive Tests, Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers, and

Multiple Neuroimaging Modalities (Resting-State fMRI, FDG-PET, Florbetapir PET)

Pravin Ravishanker, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA 

 

Computer-aided Discovery of Inhibitors of the VP35 Protein of the Ebola Virus

Meghana Reddy, Francis Parker, San Diego, CA 

 

Exploitation of Cell Survival Mechanisms to Induce Apoptosis for High-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Ruhi Sayana, The Harker School, San Jose, CA 

 

Smart Flood Sensor: Detect, Analyze, and Predict Water Accumulation in Cities’ Drainage Systems

Sanjana Shah, Monta Vista High School, San Jose, CA 

 

Engineering Injectable, Conductive Hydrogels Doped with Graphene and Graphene Oxide

Nanoparticles for Post-MI Cardiac Tissue Engineering and Robust Drug Discovery:

A Computationally-Aided Investigation for Enhancing Therapeutic Efficacy

Arvind Sridhar, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA 

 

Statistically Designed Experimental Optimization of Root Zone Water Delivery Comparable to

Sub-surface System Using a Low Cost Surface Drip Micro-irrigation Method for

Regions Suffering from Drought

Visala Tallavarjula, Adrian Wilcox High School, Santa Clara, CA 

 

ARIA: Diabetic Retinopathy Prognosis via Hypertensive Modeling; ML-based Morphological

Computer Vision for Rapid Ophthalmology

Utkarsh Tandon, Cupertino High School, San Jose, CA 

 

 

Operation Pulse: Quantifying the Impact of Precipitation and Inundation on Pulsed Salt Marsh Greenhouse Gas Fluxes

Akaash Tawade, Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA

 

The Impact of Tertiary Lymphoid Structures on Tumor Immune Response

Susan Zhou, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA 

 


 

Southern California Semi-Finalists

 

Strength of 3D Printed Interlocking Designs

Ryan Barnes, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, CA

 

Development of a Household Direct-Steam-Generation Solar-Powered

Water Recovery Device

Anna Benedict, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, CA

 

Elucidating a Relationship Between Ligand-Flap Interactions and Drug Potency

in HIV-1 Protease with Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Annette Chang, Woodbridge High School, Irvine, CA

 

Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation through Novel Nanocellulose Coagulants

Synthesized Directly from Raw Biomass

Aurnov Chattopadhyay, University High School, Irvine, CA

 

Development of A Novel Oncolytic Virus for Tumor Immunotherapy

Katherine Chen, San Marino High School, San Marino, CA

 

Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Using Tissue Adhesive Hydrogel

With Cell-Membrane Coated Nanotherapeutics

Maggie Chen, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA

 

New Link Grouping Network Visualization Technique for Multigraphs

Rishi Desai, Trabuco Hills High School, Mission Viejo, CA

 

The Search to Improve Status Quo Rationale for Stock Market  Investments in Order to Help

Middle-income Households.

Ishan Gaur, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, CA

 

A Focused Hotspot to Insure Optimized Wi-Fi Strength Using a Customized Directional

Wi-Fi Antenna System

Alisa Hathaway, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, CA

 

Protecting Astronauts Against Cosmic Radiation: Hybrid Materials Evaluation

Erika Hathaway, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, CA

 

Effect Of Maternal Alcohol Exposure on Expression of Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) Gene and

Related Genes in Embryonic Development

David Hou, Troy High School, Fullerton, CA

 

ConCaDNet: A Novel Convolutional Neural Network Approach to Digital Mammography

and Breast Cancer Detection

Shreyas Hukkeri, University High School, Irvine, CA

 

Electron Acceptor Preference for Anaerobic Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon

Contaminated Marsh Water

Saehui Hwang, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate,

 

Structural alteration of cancer cell nuclei by expedited approach for visualization

 of three-dimensional image stacks using IMOD

Saeyeon Ju, Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, CA

 

New Antibacterials: Conjugation-Mediated Transmission of Cytotoxic Genes for

Targeted Bacterial Cell Elimination

Anthony Kang, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA

 

Development of a Low-Cost Hospital Room Disinfection System via SAW Nebulization

Janie Kim, Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, CA

 

Sucrose Efflux Mediated by SWEET Proteins as a Crucial Aid for Whitefly

 (Bemisia tabaci B) Feeding

Esther Koh, Martin Luther King High School, Riverside, CA

 

Hippocampal Theta Phase Precession Adapts to Changing Place Fields:

Implications for Episodic Memory

Nithya Krisnamurphy, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA

 

Design, Modeling, and Testing of a Fluid-Powered Tracker   for Solar Panels (Year 2)

Rei Landsberger, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate,

 

The Conversion of Lipids from Coffee Grounds to Biodiesel: Year 3

Regina Lee, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate,

 

A Fully Integrated Lab-On-A-Chip Device Utilizing Novel Micropumps, 

Microvalves, and an Acoustic Micromixer for Disease Diagnostics

Benjamin Liu, Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA

 

Emojis as a Novel Medical Language Interface

Karishma Muthukumar, Whitney High School, Cerritos, CA

 

The Effect of Down Syndrome Cell-Adhesion-Molecule (DSCAM) Overexpression

 on the Visual System and Neuronal Circuitry of Xenopus Tadpoles

Atharva Patil, Northwood High School, Irvine, CA

 

Computer-aided Discovery of Inhibitors of the VP35 Protein of the Ebola Virus

Meghana Reddy, Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA

 

Lumos: Automated Smartphone-based Ophthalmic Screening for Glaucoma using Computer Vision

and Deep Learning Algorithms through Low-cost and non-Mydriatic Retinal Fundus Imaging

Shalin Shah, Tesoro High School, Las Flores, CA

 

Classifying Microbial Communities in Oil-Contaminated Marine Snow

Olivia Siemens, Cate School, Carpenteria, CA

 

Cancer Detection Using Blood Methylation Profiles

Carol Sun, Oak Park High School, Oak Park, CA

 

 

Antibacterial Property of Cellulose Paper Decorated with Ag/Tio2 Nanocomposites

Jessica Tian, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA

 

Translating from Fruit Flies to Humans: Simultaneous Prevention of Multiple

Aging-related Diseases with an Early-life Immunization-like Epigenetic Therapy

Brian Xia, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA

 

Complex-Step Sensitivity Analysis for Neural Networks in Scientific Computation:

Identification of Potential Protein DNA Binding Domains

Michelle Xu, Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine, CA

 

Bispecific Killer Cell Engagers as Candidate Therapeutics for HIV-1 Eradication

Hongjia Yang, Palisades Charter High Scool, Pacific Pallisades, CA

 

Genome-Wide Analysis of Molecular Characterization and Classification in

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Alexander Zhang, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA

 

Identification of Novel CpG Biomarkers by Genome-wide Methylation

Profiling for Early Diagnosis and Prognosis of Leukemia

Daniel Zhang, Westview High School, San Diego, CA

 

 
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