Location: Albuquerque, NM
The University of New Mexico is fielding two teams in the 2024 Winter Classic, Team Lobos and Team Roadrunner. The school competed in the 2023 Winter Classic and finished fifth overall, not to shabby for a brand new team, eh?
Team Roadrunner is a little shorthanded with four members vs. the Lobos with six. They also don’t have anyone with competition experience on their roster. But they do have two seniors and two juniors, all majoring in Computer Science, and they
This is the first year that UNM has deployed two teams, so we’re looking at another campus battle for cluster supremacy – can’t wait!
2024 Team Roadrunner Roster:
"My name is Xavier Barr, I'm a junior at the University of New Mexico and my major is Computer Science. I have experience building full-stack web applications from a previous internship. Right now, I'm interested in exploring new avenues and narrowing down what I want to do for the future."
"My name is Kritim Bastola. I am a Cs major at University of New Mexico. I am an international student here and I am from Nepal.
I love solving problems that is the main reason why I choose Computer Science. I am currently doing Software Development and building up apps, but in the near future I would like to hop into AI or Block-Chain related things. The current programming language that I use the most is Java.
Besides that I love watching anime, discovering new music and playing soccer."
"My name is Maisy Dunlavy and I am attending the University of New Mexico for a degree in Computer Science and Linguistics. Because of the dual major my academic level is a bit weird, but I am at the junior level in my computer science coursework. I'll be graduating in May of 2025 and will be looking to attend a graduate school to get my Masters and potentially my PhD. I'm interested in eventually working in natural language processing, but also have a strong interest in performance engineering focused on scientific applications."
"Greetings all, my name is Carter Frost, I'm a transfer student from Santa Cruz California and am a senior at The University of New Mexico. I originally worked in cybersecurity in PKI(systems that establish & maintain trust), I taught at the highschool and college level for a few years and got into robots as a hobby and am now pursuing that as a career. I am now working for UNM's Moses Biological Computation Lab on various projects like with NASA's Houston space center on a new class of rovers for the Moon & Project Chili House(Robots growing food in space) & VolCAN(flying drones into volcanoes to map CO2 plumes), and Swarmathon TNG(Teaching robots to recognise objects they can interact with). I also work for Sandia National Labs in robot autonomy."
Maurice (Reece) Ransby
- Dr. Matthew Fricke
2023 Winter Classic
"Sachi Barnaby is a sophomore majoring in computer science. She is currently researching robotic cooperative transport inspired by ants, and she is interested in interdisciplinary work related to robotics and complex systems. Outside of the classroom, she plays the oboe in the Symphony Orchestra."
"Carter Frost is a transfer student from Santa Cruz, California he is just starting his third semester here at UNM. For over 10 years he worked in cybersecurity working on private key infrastructure like national ID systems, Certificate management and private key storage systems called HSMs(systems that establish and maintain trust). He has been taught at Cabrillo College/PVUSD engineering camps well over the 7 years, as well as being a supplemental instructor at Cabrillo College. Carter got into robotics ~5 years ago initially through his local community college in California (Cabrillo College's) Robotics club, He worked remotely with UNM's Moses Biological Computation Lab on various projects like with NASA's Houston space center on a new class of rovers for the Moon & Project ChiliHouse but he has made the move out to Albuquerque and is now working on UNM's VolCAN team."
"Alex Knigge is a first-year Computer Science student at the University of New Mexico. She is a former intern at the Center for High Technology Materials doing research on waveguides for optical lasers while her current research interests at Sandia National Laboratories involve environmental modeling and simulations. She also plays trombone for UNM’s Soundpack Band and is involved with the UNM Esports team."
"Ellie Larence is a junior studying computer science. Her current work focuses on encoding immunological signals to enhance SIMCoV, an agent-based model of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and is particularly interested in computational solutions to biological problems. She enjoys eating and making elaborate baked goods."
"Abigail Pribisova is a senior studying computer science at the University of New Mexico. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she has conducted research on mathematical and computational models of viral spread, satisfiability and interpolation algorithms, discrete event simulations, network theory, and applied machine intelligence. She also plays five instruments."
"Ryan Scherbarth is a sophomore Computer Science student at the University of New Mexico. Interested in the Cyber Security space, he previously worked as a software resiliency engineer within the space vehicles directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and is currently working as a solutions architect intern in the Cyber Security & Mission Computing Center at Sandia National Laboratories."