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Human Activity and Gesture Recognition Radar

MOTIVATED, CURIOUS STUDENTS SOUGHT Multiple positions available on a paid, course credit, or volunteer basis for students interested in getting involved in a multi-disciplinary research project relating to human gesture and activity recognition technologies using radar. No prior radar experience required. Depending on student interests and background, specific role in project will be designed and level of responsibility determined. Potential topics include - programming and experimentation with a variety of software defined radio platforms - human kinematic modeling and skeleton tracking using multiple Kinect sensors - machine learning algorithm development for activity and gesture recognition - radar signal processing and radar...

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
Yes - ECE 399
Paid Position?
No

Search for Magnetic Monopoles: from the Large Hadron Collider to Space

Student can get involved in the following aspects of the project: 1. Development of novel radiation detectors optimized for the magnetic monopole searches. The detectors are to be deployed at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, and in space using CubeSat satellites. Experience with electronics (charge-sensitive amplifiers, impedance matching) and/or micro-fabrication techniques (physical vapor deposition, photolithography) is expected. 2. Applying Deep Learning techniques to the data analysis of the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC. The work involves operation of a GPU based computing system, application of convolutional neural networks for event classification. Prior experience with machine learning methods and/or with programming l...

Required Availability
Summer 2022
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Microcontroller based sensors

There are multiple projects that deal with interfacing of sensors to microcontrollers (MSP430, STM32). Skills in hardware and software interfacing are needed. These skills may include: microcontroller programming, PCB design, 3D design, sensor prototyping, smartphone programming, etc. Some of the projects may be taken for class credit in the research scholars program, some are paid positions. The paid positions typically are on time cards, but do not pay for time, but rather for the final result. Previous projects like this resulted in students writing papers and presenting them at various conferences. One project took the second place at student paper competition at IEEE Southeastcon, another took 3rd place (and a $5000 award) at TI Innov...

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
Yes - Research Scholars
Paid Position?
Yes - $10/hr

Analyzing the Social Dynamics of Reddit

We are looking for curious, hard-working researchers to help us with an exciting project: analyzing comments posted on the social news and online community Reddit. We have a massive data set containing over 100 million comments made by Reddit users from 2007 to 2022. Our research team has published work with undergraduate researchers as co-authors in top-tier scholarly journals (e.g., Social Media + Society) and presented work at international conferences (e.g., the 2022 International Communication Association conference in Paris). You can see some of what we've been working on here: https://arrg.ua.edu/ . For this project, I am mostly interested in how different community moderation policies (e.g., hiding vote scores, or only allowing...

Required Availability
Fall 2022
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Various paid engineering projects

We have a number of occasional paid tasks associated with research. This is a good opportunity to develop design skills. The availability and selection of tasks varies from time time to time. Examples include: - software design: microcontroller programming, Bluetooth stack design, Java/Javascript - electronic design: sensor design, FPGA programming - 3D design: enclosure design and prototyping - manufacturing tasks, assembly - assistance with conducting human experiments and annotation of data...

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
Yes - $10/hour

Deep Learning on Geosocial Media as Volunteered Geographic Information

The position is about developing deep learning tools to analyze geosocial media data for various applications, such as earth science, disaster management, and transportation. Required skills: 1. Strong Python programming skills 2. Have taken the class on statistics and probability 3. Being Self-motivated 4. Good time management and be a team player Preferred skills: 1. Knowledge in deep learning and tensorflow 2. Knowledge in machine learning or data science...

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Faculty
Zhe Jiang

Biomedical sensors

We have several projects that deal with development and testing of biomedical instrumentation. Depending on the project, the students may participate in several related research activities: 1) Sensor design, manufacture and testing. Practical hands-on tasks that often need 3D design skills, working with plastics, resins and other materials. 2) Signal processing and pattern recognition of signals collected by our sensors. The sensors are used in the human studies and the collected data need to be processed to recognize events of interest in the sensor data. Either direction can be used as a credit in research scholars program or for conference paper preparation....

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
Yes - Research Scholars
Paid Position?
No

biomedical and environmental sensors

Dr. Cheng is looking for motivated undergraduate students to join his group. The students will participate in several projects funded by NSF, GLPF and UA. As an example, his group is developing new implantable material, sensors and machine learning algorithms in order to remotely monitor people with disabilities. The students should be familiar with engineering principles, programming and problem solving....

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
Yes - $10/hr

3D modeling, CNC machining and extrusion molding

I am looking for a student who is interested in learning 3D modeling, CNC machining and extrusion molding. My lab has a very nice CNC machine, Tormach 440 (see here https://www.tormach.com/pcnc-440/). I plan to utilize this CNC machine to make plastic enclosures for the small wearable sensors. First, 3D models of enclosures and molds to make these enclosures need to be designed in Fusion 360 software. Then the molds need to be machined out of wax and tested. When the molds are fully tested, we will need to machine them from aluminum. The machined molds then will be used with a plastic extrusion machine to make enclosures. This is a rather involved project but a fun learning experience for anyone interested in advanced manufacturing....

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Engineered surfactants for water treatment

High internal phase emulsion polymer foams are a unique type of adsorbent that can be easily controlled and tailored to improve water quality in many different environments. While a lot of work has gone into using different types of polymers for the foam itself, little work has focused on the surfactant that is required to stabilize the initial emulsion. Not only could an improved surfactant enhance the water treatment properties of the material and make it more suitable to different flow environments, but the surfactants can also pose an environmental challenge of their if not treated properly. This work will focus on making new surfactants that have improved covalent interactions with the polymer adsorbent to reduce the environmental a...

Required Availability
Summer 2022
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
Yes - $12/hr