Projects in 2016–2017
Dart NeuroScience LLC: Creation and Analysis of Experiment Driven Biological Networks for Understanding Memory Processes
Dart Neuroscience (DNS) is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing treatments for memory disorders. The goal of the clinic project was to build biological networks based on DNS experimental data and to create accompanying network analysis tools. The networks and tools will help DNS better understand memory processes and find drug targets, with the goal of improving long term memory.
- Lisa Goeller
- Ellen Seidel
- Rohan Shankar (Project Manager)
- Loring Thomas
EDR: Document Mining and Analysis on Environmental Reports
The EDR clinic team was asked to work on a solution for EDR which would enable them to tag key pieces of information that appear in State and Federal Government environmental documents. As a major holder and distributor of environmental for finding desired information in thee documents than their current methods allow. Since an environmental professional might be interested in multiple aspects of any given document, the EDR team has explored classification and search techniques for both images and text in order to analyze and tag documents. The team’s work will be formatted as per EDR’s request, for adoption by EDR, and merging into their current systems.
- Matthew Bae
- Vinh The Hoang (Project Manager)
- Johan Hoeger
- Annaliese Johnson
- Abram Sanderson
Saracen Energy: Reverse-Engineering Power Flows on the Eastern Interconnect from Real-Time Price Data
Independent organizations called Independent System Operators are constantly calculating how to most efficiently meet the country’s demand for power. They communicate this information by publishing prices. Our team developed methods for using these prices to estimate power flows through large subsets of the U.S. power grip to better inform Saracen of the state of various lines. Knowledge of these flows will ultimately help Saracen, which trades in a market of buying and selling power, make better trading decisions.
- Rohan Nagpal (Project Manager)
- Ricky Pan
- Michael Rees
- Jincheng Wang
Southern California Gas Company: Evaluation and Optimization of SoCalGas Routing Planning and Algorithms
SoCalGas provides natural gas services to over 20 million residents of the Southern California region. Each day, SoCalGas must generate routes to service up to 14,000 individual customer orders. The SoCalGas Clinic team worked to improve the vehicle routing process and route quality through district design and parameter optimization.
- Stetson Bost
- Max Howard
- Yichen Lu (Project Manager)
- Noah Marcus