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Angela Predolac

Hunter College High SchoolClass of 2023

About

Hi, I'm Angela! I am currently a junior at Hunter College High School in New York City. My favorite subjects are computer science, math, and Spanish language. Some of my hobbies outside of school include zumba, traveling, reading, and roller skating. I am really excited to share my project – a combination of machine learning and neuroscience – with all of you. If the portfolio below seems interesting to you, please use the link above to register for the Polygence Symposium of Rising Scholars to hear me present my work on September 18th. Hope to see you there!

Projects

  • A Predictive Model of Pediatric Epilepsy from Visually-Guided Saccades with mentor Olivia (Sept. 25, 2021)

Angela's Symposium Presentation

Project Portfolio

A Predictive Model of Pediatric Epilepsy from Visually-Guided Saccades

Abstract or project description

In this project, I have built machine learning models that can predict epilepsy diagnosis and epilepsy subtype (chronic vs. controlled) in children based on their eye movement data. I have also written an experimental research paper that covers the motivations for new ways of detecting epilepsy, my methods for determining the optimal models, and the clinical implications of the results. This project demonstrates the predictive value of certain saccadic eye movement parameters for detecting epilepsy. My models have achieved significantly above-chance performance and can be used to aid in low-cost, non-invasive epilepsy diagnosis for children.