PITTSBURGH (April 3, 2019) — High school students in the
Pittsburgh area get the chance to work with groundbreaking researchers—and,
sometimes, even become published authors before high school graduation.
Caroline Yu, a senior at Taylor Allderdice High School in
Squirrel Hill, worked in Ervin Sejdic’s iMed Lab through the University of
Pittsburgh Computer Science, Biology and Biomedical Informatics (CoSBBI)
program. Working closely PhD candidate Yassin Khalifa, Miss Yu co-authored a
paper titled “Silent Aspiration Detection in High Resolution Cervical
Auscultations,” which has been accepted at the IEEE International Conference on
Biomedical and Health Informatics.
The authors will present their findings at the Dorin Forum
at the University of Illinois at Chicago, held May 19-22, 2019.
The CoSBBI program is part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy.
This UPMC partnership invites high school students to work on an authentic
cancer research project while receiving mentorship and training.
“Caroline did an amazing job, and I’m proud and excited to
see her success in her first publication,” says Dr. Sejdic, associate professor
of electrical and computer engineering at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering.
“We know she is headed for great things.”
After graduation, Miss Yu says that while she is still
waiting to hear back from a few schools before making her final decision, she
plans to major in computer science.
Maggie Pavlick, 4/3/2019
Contact: Maggie Pavlick