Ph.D. Student Nick Heller Selected as ARCS Scholar

September 28, 2018

Ph.D. student Nick Heller has been selected to receive the Minnesota ARCS Scholar Award for the academic years of 2018-2020 within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The award is made to graduate-level scholars who have high scholastic records and proven abilities in their chosen area of study.

Heller’s nomination focuses on his research into the development of machine learning algorithms for medical image analysis.  The applications he works on include productivity tools for clinicians, biomarker discovery, and modelling disease progression.

He hopes his work will enable clinicians to not only improve patient care, but also more effectively make discoveries about the underlying physiological phenomena of diseases.

Heller will receive the award at the ARCS Annual Scholar Award Event which will be held late October at the Bell Museum.  Along with celebrating his achievement, he will share more details about his research to ARCS members and donors. The award will provide Heller with a total of $10,000 to boost the breakthrough research and work that enabled him to receive this honor.

Please join CS&E in extending our congratulations to Nick Heller.  To find about more about his research, visit his website.  Additionally, a complete list of ARCS Minnesota Chapter Scholars can be found on the ARCS website.

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