StudentsMeet the Current Students of the Lab

Ethan Grantham

Undergraduate student

Ethan is a Junior Computer Science and Psychology Major from Charleston, South Carolina. His research project consists of recreating existing simulation models (specifically agent-based) of health behaviors and challenging the validity of the ways in which they simplify reality through assumptions. He is currently considering his options beyond undergrad at Furman University, including graduate school and a possible career in software development.

James Keith

Undergraduate student

James is a Computer Science Major from Annapolis, Maryland. With his partner, Boone Tison, he is researching the quality assessment of agent-based model reports in the public health field. He hopes to be working in the Computer Science field after his four years at Furman University.

Jared Kohrt

Undergraduate student

Jared is a biology and computer science major from Greensboro, North Carolina. His research project is to create a computational model of HIV that considers medication adherence and viral mutations. He hopes to continue his education after his time at Furman University and eventually work in the biomedical field.

Max Norman

Undergraduate student

Max is a senior computer science major at Furman University from Seneca, South Carolina. His research involves analyzing the effects of success and failure cases within case-based reasoning and how these cases affect the structure of mental models as causal maps. Currently he is looking for a career in industry as a software engineer before going to graduate school.

Caleb Roberson

Undergraduate student

Caleb is a junior Applied Mathematics and Computer Science double major at Furman University. His project revolves around machine learning for public health. He will work with many datasets in public health, analyzing them using decision trees, support vector machines, and neural networks. After graduation Caleb plans on pursuing a masters degree in either data science or cyber security.

Boone Tison

Undergraduate student

Boone Tison is from Dallas, Texas and is a member of the graduating class of 2022. Boone intends to declare as a computer science major. Boone’s project, working with James Keith, is to analyze and evaluate the quality assessment sections from obesity computer models. Boone will create a matrix of the data he collects and write a paper summarizing the strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations concerning improving quality assessment. Boone does not know what he wants to do after graduating, but is considering working in the computer modeling field.