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Dr. Cuixian (Tracy) Chen conducts research in the area of Statistical Learning/Machine Learning, Biometrics (Facial Age Estimation/Classification, Facial Gender/Ethnicity Classification), Pattern Recognition, Model/Variable Selection, Manifold Learning, Performance Evaluation, Biostatistics (Survival Analysis), Bioinformatics (Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis). [Funding from Government / Private clients]

 

Project/System/Deliverable

 

  • National Institute of Justices (NIJ) - Child Pornography based on age estimation / age classification project. [2011]

  • Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis for maize. [2009-2010]

  • Epidemiological cohort studies and disease prevention trials. [2007-2009]
  • Survival analysis for large scale longitudinal bivariate interval-censored data set with covariates. [2003-2007]

 

Student Research Projects

Year of 2015-2016:

 

Year of 2014-2015:

STT490: Case Studies Statistical Consulting, Summer 2015.

    Andy Hanna.

    Most Commonly Used Methods for Clinical Research.

    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 


STT499: Honor Thesis, Spring 2015.

   William Smith
    Preliminary Questionnaire Refinement In Neuropsychological Assessments using Item Response Theory.
   Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

Funded by: UNCW SURCA2014, UNCW CSURF Research Supplies award2014, UNCW Cahill award2014.


STT490: Case Studies Statistical Consulting, Spring 2015.

   Linda Underwood

   Comparison of Perceptions of Grades between American and Chinese Students.

   Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

   Funded by: UNCW mini grant from Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education


STT490: Case Studies Statistical Consulting, Spring 2015.

   Earl Glaspie

   Facial Recognition Analysis of Ethnicity

   Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 


STT491:
Directed Individual Study, Fall 2014.

   Elijah Mullis

   Item Response Analysis of PTSD Questionnaires for Veterans.

   Dept. of Computer Science and Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 


MAT596: Research Project, Fall 2014.

   Ryan Story

   Nonnegative Matrix Factorization (NMF) for dimension reduction analysis.

   Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

   

Year of 2014 and before:

STT490: Case Studies Statistical Consulting, Spring 2014.

    Andrea Kaniuka.

    Gender Classification Accuracy across Humans and Computer Models.

    Dept. of Psychology and Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

v  Poster presentation, UNCW CSURF, 04/2014.


STT490:
Case Studies Statistical Consulting, Spring 2014.
    William Smith.
    Age Group Discrimination of Humans by Computer Algorithms.
    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

v  Poster presentation, UNCW CSURF, 04/2014.


STT491:
Directed Individual Study, Spring 2014.

    Nina Thigpen.

    Gender-Identification Accuracy in Computer Algorithms versus Humans.

    Dept. of Psychology and Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

v  Poster presentation, UNCW CSURF, 04/2014.


STT490:
Case Studies Statistical Consulting, Spring 2014.

    Chaquandia Bell.

    Nonparametric Methods for Clinical Research.

    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

v  Poster presentation, 11th Annual WITX Conference. UNCW. 04/2014.


MAT495: 
Seminar in Mathematics, Spring 2014.

    Stephen Talley. 

    Neural Network Models in Statistical Learning

    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

v  Poster presentation, UNCW CSURF, 04/2014.


STT596: 
Research Project, Spring 2014.

    Remy Welch.

    Ethnicity Classification Through Analysis of Facial Features in SAS

    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

v  Poster presentation, UNCW CSURF, 04/2014.


MAT495: 
Seminar in Mathematics, Fall 2013.

    Stephen Terry.

    Discriminant Analysis with Applications in Face Recognition

    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

v  Poster presentation, UNCW CSURF, 10/2013.


STT490: 
Case Studies Statistical Consulting, Spring 2013.

    Olivia Lippincott.

    Gender Classification using LDA

    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

v  Poster presentation, 10th Annual WITX Conference. UNCW. 04/2013.

v  Poster presentation, the UNCW CSURF, 04/2013.


MAT495:
Seminar in Mathematics, Spring 2012.

    Brittany Vicks. 

    How to Shuffle Cards and the Probability of Getting a Good Hand

    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. 

Research assistance,  Spring 2012.

   Jessica Daley

   Human Perception Study of Eyebrow

Dept. of Anthropology. 

 

Research assistance,  Spring 2012.

   Olivia Smith

   Human Perception Study of Eyebrow

Dept. of Anthropology. 

 

Research assistance,  Fall 2010.

   Christopher Maier

   Precise annotation of Eyebrow

Dept. of Anthropology. 

 
v These research projects led to two publications in 2013 and 2014.

 

Research assistance, 01/2010-08/2011.

    Benjamin Barbour.

Automated Age Estimation with AAM and SVR

    Dept. of Computer Science. 

v  Poster presentation, 8th Annual WITX Conference. UNCW. 04/2011.




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