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Ricardo Tan ’15 attends UCLA Applied Mathematics REU

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Ricardo Tan, who will graduate in Spring 2015 with an applied mathematics major, is spending the summer at the UCLA Applied Mathematics REU where he is working with four other students on the project “Video tracking of airborne toxins” under the guidance of Professors Jing Qin (UCLA), Stanley Osher (UCLA), Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA), and Thomas Laurent (LMU).  His team includes recent LMU alumna, Jasmine Dahlig ’14.  Ricardo began work on this project with LMU Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Thomas Laurent in May 2014 as part of the LMU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).  This project involves the study and construction of algorithms that execute hyperspectral clustering on large data sets in a quick and efficient manner.