It started when I needed a research project for a class I was taking. I went to Dr. Stamm and asked him for advice on planning a project. Instead of suggesting something simple, he took me down to his lab, introduced me to the group, and began to tell me about what they do. He set me up with a project that his lab had not gotten around to yet, which was based on some of their previous research. I learned how images worked and how different digital images are from what our eyes see. I also learned how to use tools that let me implement machine-learning techniques in programs and solutions. I got an A in my class and kept up my work with Dr. Stamm’s group, the Multimedia and Information Security Lab.
The opportunity to do research at Drexel has shaped who I’ll be once I graduate, and I can’t imagine where I would be without it.
I’ve been working there for almost a year now and feel like I’m fully part of the group. I have my own project and my own responsibilities. This experience is not just good for grad school — the things I’ve learned in the lab will also help me when I’m no longer in school but still working with teams of people to meet deadlines and finish projects. The opportunity to do research at Drexel has shaped who I’ll be once I graduate, and I can’t imagine where I would be without it.