It’s Wednesday morning and here are some updates about Team Ballistics’ accomplishments this week.
- Successfully implemented the linear regression code.
- Completed the task of opening of the zip files in which our bullet data is stored on (program needed to be capable of automatically accessing the files of a zipped file without the user having to decompress it manually.
- Implemented partitioning our data matrix into 3 by 3 sections which we can use to derive location-based statistics about the bullet scan, rather than looking individually into all rows and columns or getting simplified statistic of the full scan.
- Finished writing the introduction of our research paper draft.
- Revised our abstract using the feedback of our project faculty mentor.
Overall, its been a productive past two days. As for details outside the project, on Monday I attended the professional development workshop, “How to build your professional network?” which was given by Karin Lawton-Dunn – Graduate College Career Services Coordinator. It was very informative and I learned a lot. I found out just how influential LinkedIn has become in the states. It has never been emphasized in my college career in Puerto Rico, though it’s still not widely used in Puerto Rico it makes sense that it is not as fundamental as here in the US. However, I am planning to move back to the states one day, so it was a great realization about its importance. I also learned about the process of conducting “informational interviews” and received general tips for improving my networking skills. I kind of regret not attending previous professional development workshops here during the summer, although a lot of the time, they did interfere with a class/schedule event in the SPIRE curriculum.