In high school, I conducted an independent research study that I presented at a variety of science fairs and research competitions. I used fractal dimension analysis on image and time series data to determine whether samples were diseased or not. I studied cancer, diseases of the eye, and heart arrhythmia. I found that fractal dimension analysis could be used to differentiate between diseased and healthy conditions, but could not be used to differentiate between types or stages of diseases. Thus, the technique would be useful in doing preliminary screenings. I presented this research at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair all three years that I conducted it, and was awarded the 2nd place in category prize in 10th grade. I also became a Siemens competition semifinalist for this research.
Video presenting my research
Poster I presented at a conference