- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Math, Data science, Math modeling, Statistics, Theoretical mathematics, Computer science
Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.
Hidden in plain sight: Image Encryption and Matrix Factorization
In this project, the student will learn matrix theory and how to manipulate matrices using Octave, a free software package very similar to Matlab (fun fact -- Matlab is short for Matrix Laboratory!). We will use one of the most important matrix factorizations (the singular value decomposition, or SVD) to compress, alter, and even encrypt images. No coding experience is necessary, but prior knowledge of Matlab will allow us to explore the project even further.