Sofiya Taskova '12
Harvard Forest - Petersham, MA
I worked in a team of three undergraduate computer science students to design and build a software tool that can collect, store, and retrieve provenance that is interesting to the scientist.
I had the rare chance to participate in this software engineering project in great proximity with the target user. I was able to observe very closely the processing of scientific data of Dr. Boose's hydrology project in the forest (I even collected data from the sensors in the field!) and I learned a lot of programming and debugging skills from my project partners.
The people I met at the program are some of the best friends I have made during my entire college career.
I have participated in the data provenance project for two summers and I am currently working on a senior thesis project on the topic, which I am, unsurprisingly, very excited about.