Jordan Troutman '21, Computer Science and Mathematics and member of the Honors College, has been named UMBC's Researcher of the Week!
This summer, Jordan participated in Rutgers University's RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience), where he studied the biases of computer algorithms. His advisor, Dr. Anand Sarwate of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, sought him out after reading his application.
Entering an experience like that for the first time can be intimidating, but Jordan persevered:
"Being fairly new to research, the novel vocabulary made research feel very advanced and out of my scope of understanding. Once I got over the language barrier, I remembered that research is simply asking questions and then seeing if those questions can be answered."
In addition to presenting at UMBC's SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fest) in August, Jordan plans to present at URCAD this spring.