Seven Students Named 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars

News Release
January 10, 2018

Seven students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have been named scholars in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search, formerly known as the Intel Science Talent Search. The students—all of whom attend Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology—are part of a group of 300 scholars selected from 1,818 entrants in the 2018 competition.

FCPS 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars, with their project names in italics, are: 

  • Yashasvi Bolisetty, A Novel Drone-Employed Approach Based on Gabor Filtration, Silhouette-Optimized Clustering, and Hierarchically-Reinforced Object Detection for the Extensive Identification and Analysis of Stagnant Water Bodies to Generate Malarial Spatial Risk Indices.
  • Kavya Kopparapu, GlioVision: A Platform for the Automatic Assessment of Glioblastoma Tumor Features, Molecular Identity, and Gene Methylation from Histopathological Images Using Deep Learning.
  • Srinidhi Krishnamurthy, DeepCyclone: A Novel High-Performance Spatiotemporal Machine Learning Architecture for Hurricane Trajectory and Intensity Prediction.
  • Eric Lin, Dynamic Origin-Destination Travel Time and Traffic Flow Estimation through Heteroskedastic Poisson Processes and Machine Learning.
  • Mihir Patel, Automating Limb Volume Measurements of Lymphedema Patients Through Computer Vision.
  • Nikhil Sardana, Classifying Alzheimer’s from fMRI Data Using Convolutional Networks.
  • Franklyn Wang, Monodromy Groups of Indecomposable Rational Functions.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of the Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science.

The 300 scholars will receive matching awards of $2,000 along with their school.  A total of 40 finalists will be announced on January 23, who will be invited to Washington, D.C., in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for awards, including the top award of $250,000.

More information about the competition can be found online.


Note:  For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.