Intern Blog Postings

Ben Johnson

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Benjamin Johnson

This week at work we switched gears on our reservoir computing (RC) project.  We decided to focus on a hybrid RC format and are trying to implement it for the Van der Pol and Lorenz equations.  The hybrid format involves adding a more direct calculation to the machine learning algorithm by provid

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Taylor Overcast

This week it became very obvious that the end of this summer is right around the corner. Our final presentations are underway and we have been contemplating the last things that we want to experience in the city.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Lucy Corthell

This Thursday, most of the interns got to tour the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)!

Monday, July 18, 2022

Aidan Keaveney

Hi y’all! This week, I’m going to talk about bill memos.

Ben Johnson

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Benjamin Johnson

During this week, I continued improving our reservoir computer training algorithm for the Lorenz system.  I carried on using the output weight matrix averaging technique to model the Lorenz equations based on a set of initial conditions and parameters, then producing a Power Spectral Density (PSD

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Matangi Melpakkam

I started this week off at home. After a strong return from Fourth of July at work, I picked up my mom from the airport. It was nice to see her after her long trip to India. I returned to DC on Tuesday and spent Wednesday recording a panel and working on the budget project.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Valeria Carla Viteri-Pflucker

This week kicked off with a lot of math. To understand exactly how we extract the two-photon absorption and optical Kerr effect values out of the data taken, Jared helped walk me through all the math which took us several hours. It all makes sense now!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Anthony Olguin

This week I worked on putting together data from multiple papers. I collected O/H and C/O ratio abundances for one table in a text file. Then I converted the table to a latex and fits format. It was relatively simple but there was a lot of papers to look at.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Janessa Slone

Welcome back!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Saksham Prajapati

This week I tested my program with our last year’s physicists and teachers data. I had to edit/add some columns to match our newly designed signup form. The program was working nicely. will be meeting with my supervisor next and see if I need to add something more for the final program.