Nora Deram Receives Prestigious NSF Fellowship
Third-year Computational Science and Engineering (CSEM) Graduate Program student Nora Deram has been selected to receive a 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
As an NSF fellow, Deram will benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, and opportunities for international research and professional development.
Working under ICES Deputy Director and Mechanical Engineering Professor Robert Moser, Deram’s fellowship will support her research on uncertainty quantification for chaotic systems.
"Because final solutions are extremely sensitive to small changes in inputs, uncertainties grow and solution details are difficult to predict. It is possible, however, to predict long-term statistics of the chaotic attractor," says Deram. "I'm looking at how to quantify uncertainty in these predictable characteristics due to parameter or model uncertainty, using an optimal map method and polynomial chaos expansions."
Deram earned her bachelor's degree from Clarkson University in applied mathematics and statistics with a double major in history. She began the CSEM program in the fall of 2010.
Nora is one of six CSEM students who hold prestigious national fellowships. Others include: Cory Crean (NSF) Lindley Graham (NSF) Talea Mayo (NSF) Toby Isaac (U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship) Steve Mattis (U.S. Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship).
Posted: Oct. 4, 2012