Carnegie Mellon University
May 08, 2018

Undergraduates: Meeting of the Minds 2018

Carnegie Mellon’s annual campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium, Meeting of the Minds, will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Cohon University Center.

Over 640 students will share their work through poster sessions, oral presentations, art installations, prototype demonstrations, and performances, and of those, more than 25 Tepper School of Business students will be presenting their work. Judges will award prizes in 15 different competitions.

Join the CMU community in celebrating undergraduate research and discuss ground-breaking work and innovative ideas with the students. Be a part of a long-standing Carnegie Mellon tradition and show your support for your fellow Tepper School students!

Tepper School students participating in presentations include:

ORAL SESSIONS

Student: Eric Coolbaugh
Thesis Title: An Examination of Region Risk Premia for Automotive Securitization Participants
Advisor: Prof. Alexey Kushnir (Economics) and Prof. Pierre Jinghong Liang (Accounting)
Time: 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Dowd Room

Student: Colleen Fang
Thesis Title: Exploration of Deferred Acceptance from School-Side Perspective in New York City's Public High School Admissions Process
Advisor: Prof. Onur Kesten (Economics)
Time: 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
Location: Peter Room

Students: Apoorva Havanur
Thesis Title: Impact of Social Networks on Buying Behavior
Advisor: Prof. Maryam Saeedi (Economics)
Time: 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Pake Room

Student: Wenzong Jin
Thesis Title: Cryptocurrencies: An Economic Perspective
Advisor: Prof. Ariel Zetlin-Jones (Economics)
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Peter Room

Student: Ruoshu (Rosa) Liu
Thesis Title: Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee - Irregularities in its Production and Price
Advisor: Prof. Laurence Ales (Economics)
Time: 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm
Location: Peter Room

Student: Ariana Mapua
Thesis Title: Opiod Epidemic in the US
Advisor: Prof. Laurence Ales (Economics)
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Location: Wright Room

Student: Manvendu Navjeevan
Thesis Title: Income Mobility in America
Advisor: Prof. Laurence Ales (Economics)
Time: 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Wright Room


Student
: Joseph Pickens
Thesis Title: Optimal Inheritance Taxation Under Uncertainty and Tax Frictions
Advisor: Prof. Laurence Ales (Economics)
Time: 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Location: Dowd Room

POSTER SESSIONS


Students
: Ian Donovan, Melody Han, Zoeanne Juang, Hua Zhi Situ, Lucy Wang
Project Title:
2018 Society of Actuaries Case Competition - Bellagos Redevelopment of Long Term Care Insurance Program
Advisor: Prof. Peter Freeman (Statistics)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Wean Commons - 1st Floor Connan Side

Students: Nicole Ang, Kayu Choy, John Cutlip, Lynnette Ramsay, Adam Tucker
Project Title:
FORGE In-Home Mentor Experience Survey
Advisor: Prof. Robin Mejia (Statistics)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Wean Commons - 1st Floor Connan Side

Students: Ji Eun Cha, Jae Eun Choi, Anne Crumley, Kamari Purcell, Anastasia Torubara
Thesis Title: Attitudes Toward Sorority Formal Membership Recruitment Among CMU Undergraduate Students
Advisor
: Prof. Robin Mejia (Statistics)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Hoch Commons - 2nd Floor Rangos Side

Students: Christopher Hwang, Korrawat Jianthanakanon, Jordan Wong, Gavin Yuen, Jennifer Zhuge
Thesis Title: Freshman CMU Student Communication Habits with Their Parents
Advisor
: Prof. Robin Mejia (Statistics)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Hoch Commons - 2nd Floor Rangos Side

Students: Ashley Wang
Project Title:
Gamma-Peptide Nucleic Acids (PNA) as a Tool for Diagnostics
Advisor: Prof. Danith Ly (Chemistry)
Time: 10:25 am
Location: Rangos 2&3/Sigma Xi Group 3

Students
: Adrian Del Bosque, Stanley Golcer, Santiago Lusso, Jose Uribe
Project Title: State Debt Crises: Examining the Relationship Between Debt Maturity and Risk
Advisor: Prof. Ariel Zetlin-Jones (Economics)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Wean Commons - 1st Floor Connan Side

Students: Bo Kyung Choi, Shreya Nandi, Adnan Noorani, Qian Sha, Kendrick Tse
Project Title: Online Shopping Patterns of Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Students
Advisor: Prof. Robin Mejia (Statistics)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Wean Commons - 1st Floor Connan Side

Students: Youhyun Jang, Benjamin Pierce, Ji Hye Son
Project Title: Does Automation Spell Decimation? Automation Risk of American Cities
Advisor: Prof. Ariel Zetlin-Jones (Economics)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Kirr Commons - 1st Floor Window Side

Student: Yong Hwan Kim
Thesis Title: Comparison Between the U.S. Health Insurance Systems and the Dutch: Does a Perfect Health Insurance Model Exist?
Advisor: Prof. Martin Gaynor (Economics)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Hoch Commons - 2nd Floor Rangos Side

Student: Allysa Dong, Joseph Gibli, Emily Grayson, Brandon Hao, Jessie Shi
Thesis Title:
Measuring Use of Carnegie Mellon Shared Spaces
Advisor: Prof. Robin Mejia (Statistics)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Hoch Commons - 2nd Floor Rangos Side

Student: Zizhuo Chen, Yuzhi Guo, Anni Huang, David Xu
Thesis Title:
Utility Optimization in the Agency Problem
Advisor
: Prof. William Hrusa (Mathematical Sciences)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Hoch Commons - 2nd Floor Rangos Side

IDeATe PRESENTATION

Students: Victoria Feng, Ahmet Kilinc, Fernando Melean Aquino, Elton Spektor
Project Title:
Enigma Project – Cryptography
Advisor: Prof. Susan Finger (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Studio Theater

Students: Tina Chen, Jonathan Dinerman, Jinhee Lee, Nathan Williams
Project Title:
Game
Advisor: Prof. Thomas Corbett (Entertainment Technology Pittsburgh)
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Studio Theater

VISUAL ARTS

Students: Vayda Farin Rachel Jones, Zeleena Kearney, Selina Lee, Abigail Levine, Kathryn Reilly, Rachel Reolfi, Allison Scibisz, Brittney Sidwell
Project Title:
Paces
Advisor: Prof. Paolo Pedercini (Art) and Prof. Rebecca Taylor (Mechanical Engineering)
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Wiegand Gym