Undergraduate Internship in Microbial Growth Data Analysis

Victoria Toli
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Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University
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CentraleSupélec, Paris
Victoria Toli standing in the Stanford Main Quad arcades

For my FSCIS fellowship, I worked at EcoleCentrale's Life Sciences Laboratory. Over the course of my six-week internship, I coded a program (written in C++ and Python) that utilizes image analysis algorithms and logistic regression to predict whether a cell will divide in the next X hours. It currently classifies cells as growing or not with 97% accuracy allowing for predictive analysis, which was not previously used in the laboratory. What drew me to the FSCIS fellowship is my love for the French culture. Professionally, I learned how it is to lead my own project with minimal supervision, and how to ask for help from people more senior than me when necessary.

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