Week One

  • Met with Dr. Abello to discuss project details.
  • Collected survey data on REU particpants and converted each record into a vector.
  • Started learning to use the GraphView software

Week Two

  • Created weighted graphs from the data using the Hellinger and Euclidean distances, to measure the similarity between records.
  • Used a mnimum spanning tree to produce more useful graphs by pruning edges.
  • Prepared the first presentation.

Week Three

  • Added two more similarity measures the Cosine similarity and Weighted Jaccard.
  • Computed new edgeweights based on all four similarity measures.
  • Identified and manually checked clusters in the graph of combined similarities