Clair Bowen awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

4/1/2015

Claire Bowen is a second year PhD Candidate in the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Notre Dame. She is developing a technique to preserve participant privacy without altering the integrity of the original data by creating multiple synthetic data from predicted values using Bayesian Statistics, providing a high level of privacy protection for participants and preserving the statistical structure of the dataset for researchers. In 2011, she conducted research at the Center for the Physics of Living Cells using fluorescence resonance energy transfer to observe DNA/RNA interactions with the rho helicase. This experience provided opportunities such as winning the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.