University of Delaware VIP Program

Newark, Delaware 19716, United States

University of Delaware

NewarkDelaware 19716
United States
Phone(302) 831-2405
Mobile(302) 841-1895
Latitude: 39.677950
Longitude: -75.750611

The Institution

The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Tracing its origins to 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university.

The Program

The Vertically Integrated Projects program aims to revolutionize undergraduate education. We put together long-lasting multi-disciplinary teams of students to work on cutting-edge research. The teams are each centered around the work of current faculty which act as leaders and mentors to their team. University of Delaware is planning on hosting an annual VIP results day every spring which is open to any other consortium member. Teams that can attend can demo their results for the year to other institutions, corporate partners, and participate in judged contests. We are also developing “drop-in” tools that should allow every consortium member to have deep customizable analytics in their peer-evaluations without the need for CAS integration.


Andy Novocin


Fouad Kiamilev
Mark Mirotznik

VIP Teams

  • This team uses cutting-edge cryptography to secure our most important information systems. We are focused on several synergistic goals: Biometric ATM Security, Blockchain Technology for Voting, and Fully Homomorphic Encryption for Healthcare IT. Our team also provides penetration testing to other VIP teams via our dedicated red-team. The team is interested in commercializing technologies within...
  • To develop new e‐textile technologies that can be used as part of an integrated health monitoring system. The project is to investigate new materials and fabrication processes for realizing e‐textiles that integrate biosensing, signal conditioning and wireless communication within wearable fabrics. Team members will; (1) explore new electronic materials that are well suited for additive...
  • We believe that an EVSE may recognize the types of PEVs connected to charge without direct communication, but based on the PEV’s unique implementation of communication protocols, and distinct charge profiles. The goal of this research project are to determine how these implementations manifest themselves in the physical characteristics of communication signals, and in charging profiles in the...