Predicting the Chances of a Forest Fire Using Machine Learning and Neural Networks
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Reshma Kosaraju
San Jose, California
2019 Finalist
Harker Middle School
3800 Blackford Ave
San Jose, CA 95117-1928
7th grade | 13 years old
Meet Reshma. Reshma created a predictive model using machine learning and neural networks to predict and prevent the instances of forest fires.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I entered the challenge to further improve my model and figure out how to implement it by working with a 3M Scientist Mentor who would be able to provide professional guidance in achieving this.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite invention of the last 100 years is the Internet because it gives people all over the world access to information that can be used for the betterment of society. For example, my grandfather who lives in a remote village in rural India is able to leverage the Internet to learn about and implement the latest irrigation techniques on his farm, which have helped increase the yield significantly.
In 15 years I hope to be...
a cardiac surgeon combining healthcare with technology to drive innovation in the medical field and improve the quality of patient care.
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein
Reshma Kosaraju