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Northwest Missouri State University


Student Spotlight

Sept. 15, 2017

Students’ research accepted to international conference

The research of two Northwest Missouri State University students has been accepted for presentation at an upcoming Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference, where they will present their work in October.

Prasunjit Nayak and Sushmitha Madireddy, both students in Northwest’s applied computer science master’s program, will present their work Oct. 5-8 at the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2017) conference in Banff, Canada.

Their research, titled “Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to Model University Desirability and Selection,” studied how student selection of a university is affected by a variety of factors, ranging from the university itself and its surrounding community to factors at the national level, including perceptions of international relations. The students presented three customized fuzzy models that may be used to explore a range of possibilities and provide a reusable model to predict university desirability and selection.

Dr. Denise Case, assistant professor in Northwest’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems, served as a faculty advisor on the project. 

SMC2017 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report up-to-the-minute innovations and developments, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. 


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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