VIP Teams

  • To design an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) for automobiles to enhance driver safety, e.g., by tracking lane markers to keep the driver in the correct lane and alerting the driver to other cars and pedestrians. While image processing algorithms exist to track lanes, cars, and pedestrians, the challenge in this project is to implement these algorithms on an embedded board (with CPUs...
  • To design games and activities with cutting edge virtual reality and motion tracking technology including Occulus Rift, Leap Motion Controller, and Kinect 2 for low cost and in-home rehabilitation of patients with stroke, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury. The games and activities will be designed to improve hand-eye coordination, motor control, endurance, shoulder strength, range-of...
  • To give undergraduate students a chance to participate in student-driven research in the area of synthetic biology.
  • The goals for the project are 1) intensive field campaigns to collect data over large areas, 2) technology development, and 3) analysis and modeling of snow covered systems. Measurement will initially focus on surface mapping for understanding roughness (e.g., Fassnacht et al., 2014), depth mapping through snow on and snow off surveys, and estimating near surface snowpack properties, such as...
  • With the ever increasing complexity of engineering systems, parametric uncertainty arising due to manufacturing process variations, variations in operating environment and from simplifying assumptions made during the design process have become crucial in determining the performance, reliability, and life-span of such systems. Modeling the propagation of this uncertainty from the system...