VIP Teams

  • To discover physical principles of how animals move in complex, challenging environments. Use tools from physics, neuroscience, biomechanics and robotics to extract mechanism of how animal and engineered systems move especially with respect to stability, agility, and robustness.
  • This VIP project will use the LA+ED Hunt Hall courtyard as a living laboratory to respond to a series of landscape ecology and landscape design questions. Three main areas of research are 1) flora and fauna interactions looking at the relationships between the plant community in the courtyard and the wildlife in the area with a particular focus on pollinators and migratory birds; 2) The...
  • Develop highly sensitive, low-cost biosensors using 3D printing and micro-fabrication. Detect disease-causing pathogen using smartphone. Develop a user-friendly smartphone app to interact with patient or doctor. Implement image processing techniques to automate data processing.
  • NASA, Georgia Tech and GTRI are developing energy technologies to support future missions to Mars. The VIP M.A.R.S. Team will research, develop and test renewable energy systems in collaboration with scientists and engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Moon and Mars offer difficult challenges to NASA’s ambitious plan for exploration, including acquisition of reliable and...
  • There are three goals for Make It: (1) develop and manage makerspaces in CID and the Library (2) develop the business model and space growth and (3) develop technology & community building skills for job acquisition/entrepreneurial mindset
  • To develop core competency in the physics of and the precision engineering principles necessary to develop astronomical instruments.
  • To develop a calibrated, validated Multi-Agent Transport Simulation model for the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality.

  • Overactive bladder (OAB) occurs during bladder filling and affects ~20% of the adult US population. The current tool for evaluating bladder filling is a urodynamics study which uses a catheter to fill the bladder while pressure is measured. Tension sensitive nerves in the bladder wall are responsible for providing bladder fullness information to the brain and increased bladder wall tension...
  • Medical device development is a growing industry, with a total revenue of about $110 billion and a projected growth rate of 5%. Electro-medical/therapeutic devices currently occupy about 33% of that market. In the Electromagnetics lab, researchers apply electromagnetic principles to the design and development of diagnostic and therapeutic tools, primarily in the area of cancer and diabetes...
  • This team is working on several design projects in collaboration with University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, located at the Kellogg Eye Center. The projects include surgical devices, diagnostic tools, and assistive devices for people with low vision. More project ideas are introduced regularly, each with the overall goal goals of helping ophthalmologists treat...
  • Design and implementation of hardware, microfabrication, and various control systems for sub-millimeter-sized microrobots.
  • Our goal is to develop a robotic inspection platform capable of full autonomy. This includes the capability to (a) harvest energy from the surrounding environment, (b) navigate and maneuver through a live pipeline network, (c) collect data concerning structural health and gas quality and (d) store/transmit any important data to other robots or a base station.
  • This team has students tasked with the design of a nanospacecraft and space mission that will help us better understand the feasibility of a novel propulsion technology – miniature electrodynamic (ED) tethers – a means to provide propellantless propulsion to new classes of very small satellites known as picosats and femtosats. Picosats and femtosats can be the size of your smartphone and...
  • A collaborative process between ECE, CS, and CARTA to develop a smart desk for Education and other domains, which includes multiple gesture detection algorithms, visualization techniques, and domain-specific applications.
  • We design technologies and experiences for creative making, learning and engagement. We partner with industry, non-profit, educational and youth partners as co-designers of creative learning solutions.
  • There is a critical need to automatically extract and synthesize knowledge and trends in nanotechnology research from an exponentially increasing body of literature. New engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), such as nanomedicines, are continuously being discovered and Natural Language Processing (NLP) approaches can semi‐automate the cataloging of ENMs and their unique physico‐chemical properties....
  • To give students the opportunity to work on a real-world NASA project, to be part of a multidisciplinary team and promote NASA and STEM to students thoughout the local area.
  • Initial development of a hydroponic measurement and control system (Nutridoctor) to enable vegatable production with the aim of achieving a zero nutrient effluent.
  • NYU-X, located in the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, investigates the use of emerging technologies for innovation in health care. NYU-X examines how novel HC (human-computer interaction), virtualization/simulation technology (including virtual reality), and next-generation fabrication solutions can be found for so-called “wicked” problems in clinical care, medical education, and public...
  • Design, fabrication, and implementation of both hardware and software for distributed, crowd-source power quality monitoring and analysis to support distributed renewable energy.
  • Open Source Reading Education Assessment and Diagnosis (OSRead) is an open source platform for literacy educators and researchers to implement and measure the success of various reading curricula, specifically targeting populations at risk for Dyslexia. This platform allows a researcher to implement a personalized reading curriculum as short games and activities and to assign these activities...
  • Recent advances in VLSI technology are enabling fast computing systems with tens and hundreds of processing units. These range from field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) to graphics processing units (GPU) to multi-core processors, such as the Intel Xeon Phi. These parallel systems can be used to accelerate applications in wireless communications, image processing, and data science. Current...

  • On January 29, 2018 the 10 million acre Patagonia National Park system was born. The goal of this VIP project is to develop and execute a Strategic Sustainability Plan for this new park in collaboration with the Chilean government, US philanthropic organizations, and Yellowstone National Park. Themes include water and energy, transportation, education and communication, waste management,...
  • 1. To prototype an iOS App that is capable of obtaining, analyzing, and reporting patient’s status and assess the risk. 2. To understand and develop intelligent algorithms for a commercializable mHealth App to accomplish our goal.
  • The project uses performance as a medium to widen access, in this modern society, to Health and Well-Being, Science and Engineering and where possible to encourage more female representation in these fields.
  • Develop cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) to kill and remove bacteria and biofilms from wounds, food, and food processing equipment.
  • Develop a model for prediction of pre-seizure state. Integration, testing and design refinement of a wearable wireless device for EEG data acquisition. Develop an app to wirelessly operate the device and provide graphical user interface for seizure monitoring and alert.
  • Establish a Center for Political Informatics that would include a data repository containing, at a minimum, historical federal election results, election district boundary data, demographic data, cultural data, geographic feature data, and software able to analyze the data to test various political science hypotheses.

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