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We analyze drosophila behavioral data from the neuroscience labs of Professor Maria de la Paz Fernandez, Barnard College of Columbia University, and Professor Orie Shafer, the Neuroscience Initiative of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. The main goal of this project is to create algorithms for analyzing and visualizing the average activity of drosophila across a specified number of days and across all live flies and use this analysis to calibrate a smoothing filter to be applied to the raw fly activity so that the drosophila behavioral phases can be computed and visualized. We also investigate how to compute and visualize the onset and offset of behavioral phases as well as the trend lines of mid-day fly activity. We developed a Shiny App that implements all data analysis and visualizations.


This poster was presented at the 33rd Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation, Dec. 3, 2020. Mentor: Prof. Boyan Kostadinov (Mathematics).



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