Professor Paschalidis will be visiting China in mid July 2018 to deliver a semi-plenary talk at the 2018 MTNS Conference and invited seminars at the Shanghai Jia Tong University (SJTU flyer) and the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Theodora Brisimi was awarded 3rd prize and the Crowd Sourcing Prize, by the IEEE Computer Society 70th Anniversary Student Challenge, for her project “Healthcare Analytics: Predicting Hospitalizations Based on Electronic Health Records,” which was based on joint work with Prof. Yannis Paschalidis.
Among all of the opportunities I have had at both BU and my school Boston University Academy, my involvement on the FIRST Robotics Team 246 has meant the most to me. I enjoy the six weeks of building the robot, using the cool machines to cut metal into parts and build them into a incredible machine. And then, the real fun begins with the competitions and the strategic decision of forming alliances with other teams. I believe that robotics and the experiences on the team have taught me so many valuable life lessons and decision making skills. From interacting with members of other teams to being able to make a game changing decisions in a heartbeat, robotics has shaped my life. In addition, it has taught me the crucial skill of time management. Every day after class, I go to the lab for an hour or two, straight to swimming practice, and then home to finish my day. This year as one of the drivers for the team, I look forward to spending even more time with my teammates and I hope we have a great season.
The team has just launched a fundraising campaign this week with a goal to raise $5,000 for competitions, travel, and building supplies for the robot. We only have a month to raise this money, and we are hoping to start out strong! Every gift counts, so I hope you will join me in supporting a team that has helped me develop engineering skills, professional skills, and wonderful friendships. Please check out our fundraising page at https://crowdfunding.bu.edu/project/1484.
For more information about the team, please take a look at our website: http://www.bu.edu/bufirst/!
Thanks so much for your support!
All the best,
P.S. If you have a moment, would you please share this with anyone else you know who might be interested? I would really appreciate it!