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Bowie State Computer Science Major Presents Research on Capitol Hill

April 25, 2018
Jesuye David is One of 60 Students Selected for Elite Research Showcase – For Second Straight Year


MEDIA CONTACT: Damita Chambers, dchambers@bowiestate.edu, 301-832-2628 mobile

(BOWIE, Md.) – A Bowie State University undergraduate student was one of 60 top student researchers selected to present their faculty-guided projects to Congressional members earlier this month at the 22nd Annual Posters on the Hill at the Rayburn House Office Building. It is the second year in a row that Jesuye David was selected from hundreds of applicants for this elite showcase of student research, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. He was the only student from a Maryland school to participate.

Jesuye David and Darsana Josyula

Jesuye David and his faculty mentor, Dr. Darsana Josyula, stand next to David's research poster on the Kasai weather prediction algorithm.

David, a senior computer science major, presented his work comparing the Kasai weather prediction algorithm to classical predictive modeling, with the goal of illustrating the advantages of the Kasai algorithm over contemporary machine learning techniques. His faculty mentor is Associate Professor Darsana Josyula.

“Jesuye is a very diligent student, extremely curious and goes beyond what the classroom offers. He likes to explore the limits of where his research will take him,” said Dr. Josyula. “That’s what guides him to work on different research. At Bowie State, he has been able to work alongside doctoral students and explore his research further. When there is a student who can go beyond, we can tailor our offerings to meet the student's needs.”

At last year’s showcase, David presented his work with Associate Professor Soo-Yeon Ji to analyze the behaviors of various viruses on smartphones, as well as how to detect and compare them. The event organizer, Council on Undergraduate Research, supports high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities. CUR boasts a membership of more than 700 institutions and more than 13,000 individuals across the nation. 

“Participating in this event has positively influenced my desire to do more research and study in the field of artificial intelligence,” said David. “The conversations I had with other student presenters and their faculty members have definitely triggered interesting ideas.”

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