Mr. Akash Vyas
Akash Vyas is a rising junior studying Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He began working with the DNNG group in May 2022, implementing pulse timing analysis techniques in tandem with neutron multiplicity counting analyses to quantify fissioning material. He hopes to learn more about the fundamentals of radioactive decay and nuclear fission as well as gain experience with radiation detection using organic scintillators.
Mr. Ivan Druckman
Ivan Druckman is a rising junior studying Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He began working with the imaging group in May 2022, integrating Unity with data from the H2DPI and exploring different avenues of AR data visualization. He hopes to gain more knowledge working with scientific computing, research, and AR development.
Mr. Christian Irvine
Christian Irvine is a rising junior studying engineering physics and computer science. He began work with the DNNG group in May 2022 as a part of the SURE program. His work primarily focuses on data analysis work with the ARI team. Especially focusing on building programs to fit light output functions to radiation pulses. He hopes to gain research experience, further his knowledge of the subject area, and gain experience with computing in a scientific setting.
Ms. Emilee Meng
Emilee Meng is a rising senior studying Computer Science at the University of Michigan. She is currently a part of the 2022 Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, & Verification’s Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. Emilee is working with the Hololens to produce software for real-time radiation detection visualization from the H2DPI. She is looking forward to combining imaging data with AR technology.
Mr. Ziang Wang
Ziang Wang is a rising senior studying Computer Science and Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan. He began working with the imaging group in May 2022, focusing on the visualization of the data from the H2DPI. He wants to learn more about nuclear physics as well as AR application development.
Mr. Erik Zhou
Erik Zhou is a rising sophomore studying Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He began working with the imaging group in May 2022, writing code to help visualize data from the handheld dual particle imager. He hopes to learn more about 3D graphics as well as nuclear nonproliferation.
Ms. Katie Ballard
Katie Ballard is a sophomore studying Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan. She began research in July 2019, and currently does research through the Consortium for Monitoring Technology and Verification as an undergraduate fellow. Her work focuses on detection analysis using Pulse Shape Discrimination (PSD) including the simulation of PSD to address systematic errors in experiment.
Mr. Andrew Panter
Andrew Panter is a junior studying Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan. He began his research in May 2020 as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering program. His work focuses on neutron detection techniques in photon active interrogation scenarios to prevent illicit transportation of SNM. He has conducted research on neutron activation analysis to provide benchmark neutron fluxes from SNM targets and is currently constructing shielded cargo setups to test the practical sensitivity of the DNNG-developed particle classification ANN system.
Mr. James Baker
James is a sophomore studying nuclear engineering. He has been with the DNNG group since the beginning of 2021 with goals of expanding his knowledge base and becoming well versed in nuclear nonproliferation. His work focuses on angular momentum production in neutron induced fission of Pu-239, which includes experiment and simulation analysis.
Mr. Jonathan Giha
Jonathan Giha is a sophomore studying Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He started researching in May 2021 as part of the Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, & Verification’s Undergraduate Fellowship Program. His work thus far has mainly focused on detector light output analysis and unfolding.
Ms. Ruby Araj
Ruby Araj studied Nuclear Engineering and minored in Computer Science. She studied the dependence of light output and pulse shape in stilbene on radiation interactions from a fission source. She started working with the group in 2017 as a SURE student with Dr. Patricia Schuster.
Ms. Aditi Rajadhyaksha
Aditi Rajadhyaksha studied Computer Science. She worked on the temperature dependence of the organic scintillator in stilbene project with Dr. Patricia Schuster.
Mr. Dietrich Klemm
Dietrich Klemm studied Aerospace Engineering. He started working with DNNG as a freshman through the UROP program, and assisted with the optimization and development of a dual-particle imaging system.
Ms. Emily King
Emily King started working with the group in 2014 as a UROP student and worked on developing a better double pulse rejection technique for pulse shape discrimination purposes in the summer of 2015. She is a recipient of a CVT Undergraduate Fellowship.