My name is Karinia Rard. I am a rising senior at Colorado State University pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. 

I am participating in the REUIOT program in order to acquire hands-on research experience. My interest in neural networks led me to working under Dr. Lu. The goal is to compete in the Amazon Picking Challenge and thus contribute to the development of unstructured automation. 


Week 1:

June 1: Dr. Shi and Dr. Ngu give the research group an overview of the REUIOT program. We each give a brief introduction of ourselves, and we enter our lab for the first time. My partner and I set up our machines, and we begin experimenting with MatConvNet, which is a MATLAB toolbox that is used to implement Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs).