Below is a list of the current undergraduate research projects in data analytics:
Aleksandr Kazachkov, Ph.D.
Nonprofit Decision Analytics
Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Email: Aleksandr Kazachkov,email@example.com
Ph.D. Student Mentor(s): Thomas O’Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
Student Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior, 2 students per term
Prerequisites: Understanding of analysis of algorithms, experience with linear or integer optimization preferred but not necessary. Python or Julia programming experience helpful.
Credit: 0-3 credits via EGN 4912
Stipend: none unless selected for University Scholars
Application Requirements: Resume, UF Unofficial Transcripts, and Faculty Interview; To request an interview, email one pdf file with all application requirements to email@example.com.
Application Deadline: March 1 for the summer term, July 15 for fall term, and November 1 for spring term
Project Description:There is an opportunity to partner with a local Gainesville nonprofit to explore improvements to their operational efficiency and/or analyze the fairness of their current allocation or logistics strategies. This would begin with a data-gathering phase and a cost-benefit of analysis of technological interventions compared to the organization’s existing approach. A key focus of this work is to investigate if there exist better policies to improve allocations over time. Another avenue is exploring the nonprofit’s responses when facing disaster scenarios.