Age: 17Irvine, CA
Category: Math/Computer Mathematics
Project Title: An Alternating Minimization Method to Train Neural Network Models for Brainwave Classification
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Developing my thought recognition software into a consumer product that can be used by millions of people around the world.
If you could have dinner with the five most interesting people in the world, living or dead, who would they be?
Albert Einstein, Alan Turing, Nelson Mandela, Benjamin Franklin, Kobe Bryant
What is your absolute dream job?
Entreprenuer who tackles social, medical , and community issues by combining science and business.
If you were a wrestler, what would your entrance song be?
'The Final Countdown' by Europe
Aside from necessities, what's one thing you could not go a day without?
What lame superpower would you want?
I would love to be Dr. Strange, he's just the coolest person
If you could be on any TV show, which one would it be?
What is your favorite food?
Say you're independently wealthy and don't have to work, what would you do with your time?
I hope to develop foundations that fund solving global health issues through technological development, such as the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
Which skill would you like to learn?
What is your favorite tradition or holiday?
In the News
IRVINE TEEN AWARDED $10,000 FOR INNOVATING COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS
Grant Sheen to be Named a 2018 Davidson Fellow
Irvine, Calif. – The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has announced the 2018 Davidson Fellows. Among the honorees is 17-year-old Grant Sheen of Irvine. Sheen won a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his project, An Alternating Minimization Method to Train Neural Network Models for Brainwave Classification. He is one of only 20 students across the country to receive this honor.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected as a Davidson Fellow because of its noble mission of providing educational support to the youth,” said Sheen.
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Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
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