SoReMo Fellows Present Research Findings

Student fellows from a diverse range of academic backgrounds sponsored by the Socially Responsible Modeling, Computation, and Design (SoReMo) Research Initiative will present findings of their semester-long research projects that unravel a variety of social ills.

The event culminates SoReMo’s inaugural semester. The forum advocates for ethical, equitable approaches in computation, modeling, and design, contributing to the common good of Chicago and beyond through research and education initiatives at Illinois Tech. Sponsoring fellows to conduct research projects is one part of the forum’s activities to achieve this goal.

The fellows presenting are:

  • Ryan Ciminski (AMAT 1st Year) examines “Community Risk Mitigation Research: A Data Science Study into the Inequities of Preparedness Education in the Chicago Region.”
  • Barien Gad (BCHM 2nd Year) works on “Facilities, Amenities, and Accommodations for Minorities in STEM and the Impact on Illinois Tech’s Community.”
  • Alisha Khan (CS 2nd Year) analyzes “Investigating and Developing Strategies to Address Student Diversity at Illinois Tech.”
  • Leilasadat Mirghaderi (THUM Ph.D. candidate) investigates “Social Media Users Free Labor in Iran: Influencers, Ethical Conduct, and Labor Exploitation.”

Interested in having your business or organization participate in future SoReMo projects? Sonja Petrovic, associate professor of applied mathematics, will discuss opportunities to collaborate with the research initiative at this event.

Research presentations will begin at 12:30 p.m. Monday May 17 in an online forum.

Register to receive a free link to the online forum.