Wolfram Computation Meets Knowledge

Wolfram Summer School


Andréia Ribeiro de Noronha Sales

Science and Technology

Class of 2018


Andréia Ribeiro de Noronha Sales studies physics and astrophysics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her biggest passions are studying and understanding the universe and making a positive impact in the world. Her scientific interests range from gravitational physics to astrogeology. Going forward with her studies, she intends to focus on astroparticle physics. Andréia was born and raised in Brazil, and in her free time she loves to write, play music and explore.

Computational Essay: A Tour of the Cosmos

Project: Spectral Identification Classifier

Project Overview

The classifier function identifies 97 neutral elements, 8 most common ions, and 47 most common compounds and combinations, including the typical ones that are found in stars, planetary atmospheres, galaxies, and nebulae. The classifier function exhibits 86.2% accuracy when trained on numerical data using the NearestNeighbors method. The accuracy improves to 97.2% when the classifier is trained on images using the LogisticRegression method.