Ruchika Dixit

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Ruchika Dixit is a student pursuing a major in Computer Science and a minor in Sonic Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a teaching assistant for a Philosophy and Science course, and she rows competitively for CMU Rowing club.

May 2020 - January 2021

At Tulja's lab, I developed algorithms to analyze stochastic population dynamics and life histories of organisms in the COMADRE and COMPADRE databases. I modeled lifetime reproductive success (LRS) in R, and used these models to determine age-at-death, LRS, and various probabilities (such as LRS being 0 for organisms surviving to reproductive ages) and analyze data from primitive populations.