Student Profile: Valentina Shin
“For my junior independent work and senior thesis, I have been working on analyzing fracture patterns in wall paintings excavated from the archaeological site in Thera (modern-day Santorini, Greece). I am trying to develop a model about how the fresco broke and simulate the fracture process. The results will help us to guide fragment reconstruction algorithms for other broken frescoes.”
“I really liked working on a project where I could actually see the outcome. I want to study how people perceive things—like matching two shards together—and how to apply that to computers to help identify objects.”
Earned a certificate in robotics and intelligent systems. “I am also interested in photography and enjoyed working as a teaching assistant in the labs of introductory computer science courses.”
Earned the 2011 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award from the Computing Research Association, the most prestigious recognition for undergraduates in the field of computer science.