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Data science project at Emory seeks high school and college students

Ymir Vigfusson, assistant professor of computer science at Emory University, describes himself as a computer hacker. More accurately, he goes on the offensive to test the security of computer systems.

Vigfusson is the faculty advisor for the Coke Rewards Code Citizen Science Project, a research project being conducted by Ph.D. students in the Emory math department. The project combines data science, statistics, and machine learning to investigate the security risks in the generation of codes for the Coke Rewards program.

The graduate students are looking for help from students in 9th grade or higher with an interest in computer science, data science, cryptography, or related fields. Programming experience isn’t required. Students will complete a tutorial in the Python programming language, which will be used in the analysis of the codes.

The project is expected to run through September 2019. Work can be done on the Emory campus or remotely, and the hours are completely flexible.

After working on the project, students can use what they’ve learned as the basis for independent science fair projects.

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