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Yu Xuan Huang NASA Internship

Yu Xuang Huang, a senior applied math and computer science double major, got an internship at NASA for the Summer of 2018.

Hear it from him!

I got an internship offer from NASA summer 2018. The project name is Above-Anvil Cirrus Plumes Machine Learning Project and it means a lot to me because our work will save lives and properties due to the hazardous weather.
Above Anvil Cirrus Plumes(AACPs) are plumes of cirrus clouds that shoot above the anvil tops of convective thunderstorms into the lower stratosphere which is a weather phenomenon that often precede severe weather such as tornados, thunderstorms, hail, and high winds.

This work has built off of previous research of AACPs by the NASA Langley Science Directorate using radar and satellite imagery. The purpose of this project was to identify AACPs associate with storms using machine learning techniques such as deep learning and image processing to perform analysis of imagery of storm clouds in order to automatically identify AACPs in satellite imagery. Which predicts AACP associate with storms and issues notification for precaution because loss of life and property due to severe weather is an unknown quantity. This project will be an excellence tool to assist aircraft flying in the vicinity of dangerous weather. This internship enhances both my soft skills and technical skills

I really appreciate Professor Jack Hanson, Professor Akira Kawaguchi and Professor Rosario Gennaro for the recommendation letter.

Posted 08/17/2018; expires 09/16/2023; visible to public