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Advanced Science Research Student Alex L. ’21 Co-Authors Original Paper
Ilya Yashin, PS Science Teacher & ASR Advisor

Columbia Prep senior Alex L. presented his original work in computer science at the 15th International Symposium on Visual Computing, which convened virtually. Alex did the work as part of the Advanced Science Research program, under the mentorship of Alberto Rossi from the University of Florence, Italy. He was also the first author on the paper that he and Mr. Rossi co-authored and submitted to the symposium, which is a position of honor and highlights the significance of Alex’s contribution to the project.

In his project, Alex developed and tested a machine learning algorithm that can help guide doctors in a prostate cancer biopsy or surgery. For example, if the patient is in slightly different positions during the MRI scans before and after the surgery, it might be hard to compare the images automatically. Alex’s machine learning algorithm aligns the two or more images by undoing the distortions caused by external factors.

We congratulate Alex with this accomplishment and wish him best of luck with the continuation of his research!

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