VIP Teams

  • To study soft, biocompatible materials to design low-profile, unobtrusive wearable and implantable electronics for advancing human healthcare and wellness.
  • The objective of this project is to develop “Building Brain Version 4.0”. Building Brain is a smart application designed to reduce energy waste in buildings through understanding and improving occupants’ behaviors. Building Brain 1.0 - 3.0 were developed in Spring 2015, Summer 2015, and Fall 2015 as a platform for storing, analyzing, and communicating the energy behaviors of occupants and...
  • The overarching goal of the SCEL is to gather, process, analyze and make decisions about energy and environmental data on the UH Manoa campus. This involves building sensor networks to get environmental, building energy, and electric grid data. We are also analyzing and modeling the data and then making decisions by performing demand response algorithms to control loads using optimization and...
  • To develop smart city infrastructure health condition monitoring, detection and diagnosis with the use of emerging technologies (e.g. smart phones, 2D imaging, 3D laser, LiDAR, UAV, GPS/GIS, crowdsourcing, voice recognition, etc.) with artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, pattern recognition, signal processing, and multi-source/scale/frequency/resolution data fusion, and...
  • Create a web application that allows students to buy, rent, and share text books.

  • 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...
  • Continue to develop and extend the SoC we have created.
  • Create custom Software Defined Radios using GNU Radio and SDR harware like the USRP or Sidekiq.
  • Design, fabrication, testing, and analysis of space and aerial robotic platforms.
  • - To enhance mechanical activities through full or partial automation

    - To simulate automated processes using construction toy kits

    - To design improvements to actual processes

    - To evaluate the functionality of the prototypes constructed

  • Create an Internet of People and Things within Bobby Dodd stadium to enhance the game-day experiences and safety of 55,000 Georgia Tech football fans. This IoPT is a distributed system that includes: sensor networks/systems for gathering and processing information from the game, fans, and the stadium itself; making this information available over 4/5G, WiFi and other wireless systems to fans...
  • The Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) is an online collection of educational materials and tools for the use of advanced methods in probability and statistics. This team will develop an enhanced analysis and visualization toolbox for the SOCR with an emphasis on “Big Data”: very large datasets that are difficult to analyze and interpret in meaningful ways with basic probability...
  • The project involves the design of innovative scaffolds for hard and soft tissue regeneration. Dr. Marcia Simon is director of the Living Skin Bank and in that capacity has the IRB for obtaining both dermal and dental tissue. Together, we have a program for the design of scaffolds which enable regeneration of (a) teeth and (b) skin. The current project we are proposing is the translation of the...
  • To investigate issues relating to the development of life-long STEM literacies, gender equality and enhanced attainment at student, pupil and community

  • To write, design, and create works that will increase society’s love for science.
  • Design and structurally characerize enevelop proteins to target viruses such as HIV.
  • Energy has become one of the world's biggest engineering challenges. Current carbon-based energy supply faces conventional reserves depletion and climatic hurdles. The goal of this project is to address enhanced subsurface energy recovery and associated environmental mitigation from a geoengineering perspective. The team will study fundamental hydro-thermo-chemo-bio-mechanical properties of...
  • The goal of this project is to map and understand the effect of the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum in causing sudden oak death.
  • Students interested in animal behavior and ecology will gain skills in live-capture, measurement, and behavioral assessment of wild bird sleep across the Phoenix urban-rural gradient. Students learn surgical techniques for implanting neurologgers that generate millisecond-level data on the different phases of sleep. The team will work in both the field and lab to understand the large-scale...
  • Our goal is to develop a low-cost environmental-friendly membrane system for separating oil from water, and remediating the environmental incidents. Students will not only benefit from the interdisciplinary knowledge accumulated during the project, but also from a better understanding how science is practiced in the real world.
  • Design and develop an MRI-safe, metal-less video game controller to effectively provide brain stimulation for complex sensorimotor investigation. Program the controller to interface with modern video games for more brain stimulation to conduct further fMRI testing
  • Tic Tac Toe Playing Machine
  • This project aims to create and build and inexpensive prosthetic arm by 3-D printing which can be controlled by action signals from the brain.
  • To develop human guided robotic technologies that enhance/facilitate the work at construction sites. The goal is to design semi-autonomous robots that construction workers could control to execute the initial construction phases of a building, such as digging (earth-forming) and foundation construction. By exploring and integrating technologies such as embedded computing for automation,...
  • To use digital tools and quantitative methods to investigate literary texts, and provide these to school students via various platforms
  • Engineer a system-of-systems that 1) monitors water usage at all access points, 2) senses impurities and water quality, 3) provides visualization tools for mobile devices, and 4) links this information to social media.
  • Students will be joining a team of continuing students in reconstructing a 3D model of a patient’s local tumor site in a computer-aided design software that could be used to control the spatial positioning of multiple printer heads. Bioinks will be designed and tested by team members using biomedical and mechanical principles in order to print both normal tissue and cancer-esque tissues. The 3D...
  • To extend the sensing capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by fully exploiting the capabilities of sensors and systems which exploit the electromagnetic spectrum.

  • UCC
    Development of an underwater circuit connector

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