GEARS Virtual Poster Presentation Winners: Winter 2022

During Winter 2022, the Global Training Initiative matched 100 students with mentoring professors at various North Carolina universities for this years virtual Global Education, Academics and Research Skills (GEARS) program. The students, who are enrolled at thirty different international and domestic universities, completed a 5-week intensive research project related to their field of study. In addition to learning valuable research skills, participants received GTI workshops and coaching in research methods and scientific communication as well a workshop on pursuing graduate studies in the United States. The final program component tasked students with creating an academic research poster for a virtual presentation of their work. 

After scoring the presentations on a rigorous rubric, the GTI is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Winter GEARS virtual poster competition!

2022 Winter Virtual Poster Competition

First Place: Runmin Ma and Miaoting Tian, Northeastern University (NEU) – “Optimal Control of Immunosuppressants in Renal Transplant Recipients Susceptible to BKV Infection” 

Mentor: Hien Tran, Department of Mathematics – College of Sciences, NC State University

Runmin Ma and Miaoting Tian, Northeastern University (NEU)

Second Place: Yizhuo Lu of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) and Yuchen Li of Tongji University,  – “Bitcoin Price Trend Prediction Based on Time Series Models and Machine Learning Algorithms”

Mentor: Min Chi, Department of Computer Science – College of Engineering, NC State University

Third Place: Zhe Wang, Zhejiang University (ZJU) – “Analyze Cloud Gaming Performance Based on DECAF”

Mentor: Muhammad Shahzad, Department of Computer Science – College of Engineering, NC State University

Honorable Mentions

  • Fangyuan Li of Zhejiang University (ZJU) and Xinyi Wei of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST),  –“Residential Solar Panel Energy Prediction Study Using Machine Learning”
    Mentor: Majed Al-Ghandour, Visiting Scholar –  Data Science and Engineering, NC State University

  • Yuxin Sun, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) – “Analysis and Prediction Models for NBA Games”
    Mentor: Min Chi, Department of Computer Science – College of Engineering, NC State University

  • Xinting Wu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) – “Mental Health and Dating Violence Among U.S. Undergraduate Students”
    Mentor: Paula Baisden, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina Wilmington 

  • Siqi Li, Tsinghua University – “Predicting World Temperature with Gaussian Process Regression”
    Mentor: Al Chen, Department of Accounting – Poole College of Management, NC State University

The GTI sincerely thanks our various partners for making this virtual program a possibility!

Partnering universities that provided program support and mentoring professors: 

International Partner Universities:

  • Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Central South University 
  • China Medical University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Chonnam University
  • Chulalongkorn University and Chula International School of Engineering
  • Huaqiao University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology 
  • Nanjing University
  • Nankai University 
  • Northeastern University
  • Southern University of Science and Technology 
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Philippines
  • Zhejiang University