Students return from Summer Research Fellowships at the FDA

Mohammad Adibuzzaman and Casey O'Brien, doctoral students in Computational Sciences, were ORISE Fellows in the summer of 2014 at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Both appointments were in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories of the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH). Mr. Adibuzzaman served in Division of Physics studying algorithms for use in Smart Physiological Monitors, while Mr. O'Brien was in the Division of Biology, Chemistry and Material Science creating a mathematical model of the cleanability of medical devices. CDRH is responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and eliminating unnecessary human exposure to harmful materials from medical, occupational and consumer products.

Mr. Adibuzzaman was continuing his research from the summer of 2013 when he was also an ORISE Fellow. Also in 2013, Prachi Pradeep, another Computational Sciences doctoral student, was an ORISE Fellow in the Division of Biology studying computational toxicology.




Summer 2013 Research Experience

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science hosted the NSF-funded Summer 2013 Research Experience (REU) for Undergraduates. This program provides U.S. undergraduates with an intensive, faculty-mentored, summer research experience in the areas of applied mathematics, high-performance computing, statistics, ubiquitous systems and mathematics education. Learn more