Four Ohio State Honors Students Recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Foundation awards 275 scholarships to sophomores and juniors demonstrating potential for success in a research career in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics. Competitive students will have a high GPA (3.8+), research experience, and intend to pursue a PhD and research career. The scholarship awards $7,500 towards undergraduate expenses.
This year Eitan Rothberg, a junior honors student and Eminence Fellow majoring in computer and information science, was selected as an awardee. He aims to earn a Ph.D. in computer science in order to conduct research on socially responsible artificial intelligence. Eitan's research is advised by Dr. Raghu Machiraju.
Eitan is working on a newly funded NSF HDR: IDEAS LAB project titled Autonomous Computing Material. He is working on creating "state and microstate models" from Ca+2 images of neurons in a mouse's brain when the mouse is engaged in decision making.