Kane Bruce awarded Research Honor Distinction at Graduation

Wed May 19, 2021

Kane Bruce, an undergraduate student researcher in the MInDS@Mines team, has been awarded as Undergraduate Research Scholar Distinction in Spring 2021 for his research on Lofting: Estimating Mineral Distribution with Convolutional GAN Models. Kane has devoted himself to this research over the past year and has made significant research contributions to our team.

From the website of Undergraduate Research Scholar Distinction, “Undergraduate Research Scholar Distinction is a notable honor for dedicated undergraduate student researchers.” He has studied the development of a deep learning model to estimate the geographic mineral distribution from borehole data. His model successfully performs sparse data imputation over a volume of terrain and predicts mineral contents in the ground. His model is further improved by integrating a 3D visualization technique called “alpha-shape coloring” to better observe and visualize the average mineral densities across different terrain.

We are very happy that Kane was distinguished as an Undergraduate Research Scholar. This is an excellent achievement in his research career. Congratulations Kane!