2021 USA Regional Semi-Finalists (All Subjects)


NameSchool namePaper title
Jiahui LiEmma Willard SchoolConsequences of Results towards the Katz-Sarnak Density Conjectures for Zeros of $L$-Functions and Applications to Bounding Ranks
Nathan XiongPhillips Academy AndoverThe Makeenko-Migdal equations and free Brownian motions
William YueMIT PRIMESPatterns in the Lattice Homology of Seifert Homology Spheres
Isaac Zhu
Karthik Seetharaman
Yi LiangPhillips Exeter AcademySome Computations on Instanton Knot Homology
Yicen TaoRutgers Preparatory SchoolDeveloping a Predictive Model for Emotional and Behavioral Disorder among Children
Andrew GuTesoro High SchoolOn LU Matrices and Springer Theory
Sophia BenjaminStanford Online High SchoolOn the Wasserstein Distance Between k-Step Probability Measures on Finite Graphs
Arushi Mantri
Quinn Perian


NameSchool namePaper title
Yixuan YunForest Ridge of the Sacred HeartTargeting of AURKA, AURKB, and MKLP2 by GHG192 Blocks Cytokinesis
Bob GuanWinchester CollegeA molecular phylogeny of cavernicolous Oniscidea (Isopoda) in Southern China reveals multiple origins of troglodytic behavior and a new species of blind Armadillidae (Oniscidea, Isopoda)
Junyue MaMiss Porter's SchoolUsing Single-Cell Analysis to Explore Prognostic Genes in Prostate Cancer
Weixuan YanPlano West Senior High SchoolImproving CRISPR-Cas13d RNA-Targeting with Deep Learning for Antiviral and Neurodegeneration Therapy
Neil ChowdhuryPhillips Exeter AcademyInterplay Between Loop Extrusion and Compartmentalization During Mitosis
Anish MudidePhillips Exeter AcademySARS-CoV-2 Drug Discovery based on Intrinsically Disordered Regions
Helen ZhengWatchung Hills Regional High SchoolRole of ABC Transporters in Anticancer Drug Resistance and Sensitivity


NameSchool namePaper title
Sicheng DingGeorge SchoolTailoring Zr-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks by Decorating UiO-66 with Amino Group for Adsorption Removal of Perfluorooctanoic Acid from Water
Hubert ChenWest Windsor-Plainsboro South High SchoolA Computational Approach to Identify Small Molecules Interact with the Crystal Structure of Programmed Cell Death Protein 1 as Potential Therapeutics for Cancer Immunotherapy
Jaden YunPhillips Exeter AcademyA Highly Selective and Sensitive Novel Biosensor Capable of Quantifying and Monitoring a Clotting Factor Elevated in Severe COVID-19 Cases
Sheng Chun ChangNortthfield Mount Hermon SchoolAn “Artificial Leaf” that can generate oxygen and electricity
Helen ZhengWatchung Hills Regional High School3D Modeling of SARS-CoV-2 RDRP Mutant Proteins in Drug Resistance and Viral Evolution
Jingchen WangPhillips Exeter AcademyMolecular Dynamics Study of The Structural and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Insertion In Calcium Silicate Hydrate
David YanCharter School of WilmingtonCapturing Carbon Dioxide From the Air Using an Electrochemical Cell

Computer Science

NameSchool namePaper title
Jeremy YuSt. Mark's School of TexasGradient-enhanced physics-informed neural networks for forward and inverse PDE problems
Remington KimBergen County AcademiesOrphaDRGL: A Novel Graph Deep Learning-based Drug Repositioning Approach for Orphan Diseases
Dongcheng HanPhillips Academy AndoverDynamic convolutional networks for 3-dimensional reconstruction
Weizhi DuThe Athenian SchoolTransformer and GAN Based Super-Resolution Reconstruction Network for Medical Images
Yihao HuangPhillips AcademyEfficient Algorithm for Parallel Bi-core Decomposition
Claire Wang
Yavor LitchevLexington High SchoolSignature Scheme with Access Control

Economic and Financial Modeling

NameSchool namePaper title
Chuqing ShangMoses Brown SchoolDebottleneck and Optimization of Low Carbon Industrial Manufacturing and Supply Chain Under the Impact of COVID-19
Xuanhong GuoPhilips Academy AndoverStudy on the Optimization of Airline Operation Strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jingyi ZhaoThe Bear Creek SchoolThe Effects of Integrating Educational and Human Capital Investment to Promote Economic Development: Modeling the Rate of Return and Analyzing Student Benefits
Brandon RecceNewark AcademyQuantitative Analysis of the Impact of Highly Skilled Immigrant Workers on American Innovation
Wendi WangConcord AcademyThe Orphan Drug Act, Rare Diseases, and Life Expectancy


NameSchool namePaper title
Henry LanePennsbury High SchoolA more realistic initial condition for simulations of turbulent molecular clouds
Alex HuThe Harker SchoolImproved Graph Formalism for Quantum Circuit Simulation
Vincent LiDanbury Math AcademyTransferability of the Fast Gradient Sign Attack on Quantum Neural Networks
Fenghuan (Linda) HeCommonwealth SchoolTopological Data Analysis in Centrality Measures for Directed Networks
Bohong SuValley Christian High SchoolThe Generalized Brachistochrone Problem with an Arbitrary Hamiltonian
Yunze LiPeddie SchoolForce Analysis on Car Crash and Potential Improvements
Yi Yan