Sophomore Discovery student Vinita Cheepurupalli traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada in December 2015 to present her research paper at the 2015 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence. Her research paper, “Comparison of SVD and FFT in Image Compression,” co-authored by Sierra Tubbs, Khadijah Boykin, and her advisor, Naima Naheed. Vinita conducted her research over the summer at Benedict College. Computational Science is the study of addressing problems that are impossible or difficult to solve without computers. The field is interdisciplinary by nature and includes the use of advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems. Computational Intelligence is the study of computational methods in ways that exhibit intelligence. These methods adapt to changing environments and changing goals. Vinita also recently presented her research at the 2016 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Congratulations to Vinita and her parents!