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...
Course Credit?Yes - ECE 399
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...
Course Credit?Yes - Research Scholars
Paid Position?Yes - $10/hr
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 a plus. 2. Simulation of the galactic and solar magnetic fields to study propagation and detection of cosmological and astrophysical sources of magnetic monopoles....
Course Credit?Yes - PH495
Preferred MajorsPhysics | Aerospace Engineering | Applied Physics | Computer Science | Electrical Engineering | Aerospace Engineer & Mechanics | Computer Science
Keywordsparticle detectors | elementary particles | astrophysics | monte carlo simulation | microfabrication | machine learning
Paid Position?Yes - $10/hour
Developing capacitive pressure sensors for the capture of breath information via voice and instrument
The Koh Lab has a significant depth of experience creating novel dielectric materials for capacitive pressure sensors. So far, our work has focused on high loads such as those you may expect under the foot from walking. In this project, we look to expand our usage of capacitive pressure sensors to capture information about breath in two unique ways. First, we will put capacitive pressure sensors in instruments to record pressure changes from the vibrations caused by breathing. Second, we will develop pressure sensors to be worn on the torso to quantify breathing patterns of vocal students in order to better quantify the methods needed to properly control breath with the long term goal of developing training programs for at home therapy ...
Required AvailabilityFall 2022
Course Credit?Yes - CHE498
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....
Course Credit?Yes - Research Scholars
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....
Paid Position?Yes - $10/hr
Participate in one or more of the following: (1) NSF I-Corps and Customer Discovery Activities, (2) Data collection and analysis for Battery State-Of-Health (SOH) Diagnosis and State-Of-Charge Estimation, (3) Design and Fabrication of electronic circuits for battery related measurements, (4) Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) algorithms development for Battery Management Systems, and (5) Matlab Modeling or Programing for Battery Management Systems. The project is co-advised by Dr. Jaber Abu Qahouq (ECE, College of Engineering) and Dr. Rob Morgan (The Culverhouse College of Business). Additional information details are available upon request by contacting Dr. Jaber Abu Qahouq at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Rob Morgan at ...
Course Credit?Yes - Research Scholars Course (Optional)
Preferred MajorsElectrical Engineering | Materials Metallurgical Engr | Mechanical Engineering | Computer Engineering | Computer Science
KeywordsBattery | Customer Discovery | NSF | I-Corps | Computer | Customer | Circuits | Business | SOH | BMS | Battery Management Systems | Electronics | Matlab | artificial intelligence | machine learning
FacultyJaber Abu Qahouq
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....
Designing a low noise amplifier for detectors of elementaty particles using electronic circuit simulation techniques
Use electronics circuit simulation software to design a dedicated low noise amplifier for novel detectors of elementary particles. Requires familiarity with relevant software (e.g., LTspice)...