The 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which was held in Phoenix, Arizona, concluded May 17. This year, approximately 1,600 high school students from more than 70 countries and territories competed for more than $4 million in prizes. The winners were recently announced.
Congratulations to the winners of the Statistics category of the competition, awarded by the American Statistical Association:
Uttara Chakraborty of Chesterfield, MO
A New Stochastic Optimization Algorithm with Adaptive Penalty and Its Markov Chain Analysis.
Shreya Mathur of Oxford High School in Oxford, MS
Identification of Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer using a Novel Statistical Test
Andrew Jin, of The Harker School in San Jose, CA
Breast Cancer Prognosis through Gene Expression Profiling and Tumor Morphology
These winners received cash awards, along with software, books and other prizes from JMP.
And, special congratulations to the winner of the Gordon E. Moore Best of the Best award (and $75,000!): Ionut Budisteanu of Romania. Ionut was recognized for using artificial intelligence to create a viable design for a low-cost, autonomously controlled (self-driving) car.
The full list of finalists and additional information on this year’s fair is available at the Intel ISEF Home Page.