Monthly Archives: February 2016

Information Session with Vanguard

Category : Past Events

DIG Event Flyer

Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment companies, offering a large selection of low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services. During this session, Vanguard talked about their IT and Technology functions as well as internship/co-op/full-time opportunities for Drexel Students.

Students in all majors, with a focus on Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, and Computer Science related fields attended.


DIG’s 8th Annual Research Symposium: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26TH, 2016

Category : Past Events

speakers_flyerThe Drexel IEEE Graduate Forum (DIG) held it’s 8th Annual Research Symposium on Friday, February 26th, 2016. Each year DIG holds a Research Day as a venue for students to present their research to their colleagues, while providing a venue for networking and socializing. It was open for all undergraduate and graduate students.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place poster win cash prizes were amounting to $700.

DIG had lined up a day’s worth of activities including keynote speakers, a poster session, breakfast, lunch, and an award ceremony for the best poster presentation. Posters were evaluated based on originality, presenter’s knowledge, visual presentation and content by faculty members.

IEEE certificates were awarded for all participants.

Venue: Bossone Atrium, 3rd Floor

The following is the list of all the participants and posters presented.

Name Topics
Alec Koppel Doubly Random Parallel Stochastic Methods for Large Scale Learning


Alexander Bassett Synthesis and Characterization of Thermosetting Epoxy Resins from Vanillyl Alcohol
Amanda Huon Electronic and magnetic behavior of quadruple perovskite Ca1-XSrXMn7O12 thin films
Andrew Ellenberg Structural Deformation Measurements using a Novel Photogrammetric Method
Arjun Rajasekar Real Time Hypoxia Prediction using Decision Fusion
Bardia Konh A novel active device for needle-based percutaneous procedures
Branka Jokanovic Radar-Based Fall Detection Using Deep Learning
Cassiano Becker Using spectral graph theory to relate white matter with resting-state functional connectivity in the brain
Dimah Dera Automated Robust Image Segmentation: Level Set Method Using Non-Negative Matrix Factorization With Application To Brain MRI
Elaf Anber Thermal Stability of Ultrafine grained Fe-Zr alloys processed by Sever Plastic Deformation
Elyse Baroncini Bio-Based Gel-Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Fariborz Soroush A Novel Bioinspired Microfluidic Assay for Investigation of the Role of Protein Kinase C-delta (PKCδ) in Human Neutrophil-Endothelium Interaction During Acute Inflammation
Ipshita Gupta Effect of pulse shaping on subharmonic aided pressure estimation
Jonathan Stokes A Markov Chain Model of Degree Biased Random Walks
Kevin Receveur Optical Phase Modulator Design with PBG Structure
Kumidini Pulaparthi Factors affecting synthetic control over gold nanoparticle loaded, biodegradable polyphosphazene nanoparticle contrast agents
Kyle Juretus Low Overhead Gate Level Logic Encryption
Leo Filippini Charge Recovery Logic for Thermal Harvesting Applications
M. Amin Rahimian Learning without Recall
MD Shazzad Hossain Robust Near-Threshold Inverter with Improved Performance for Ultra-Low Power Applications
Mohammad Sahlabadi Nonlinear fracture mechanics parameters calculation of high density polyethylene using digital image correlation
Neda Parvin Automatic Analysis of Surface Electromyography of Reflexes for Central Nervous System Inhibition During Pregnancy
Ni An On the performance overhead tradeoff of distributed principal component analysis via data partitioning
Polly College Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Predict Mass Murders
Si Qin Generalized Coprime Sampling of Toeplitz Matrices
Soumya Asthana Characterization of the binding affinity of engineered carbohydrate-binding modules to lignocellulosic biomass
Stephen Woloszynek Accounting for Zero-Inflation and Taxon-Correlations in Human Microbiome Data
Vera Moffitt Framework for Querying and Analysis of Evolving Graphs
Xiang Ren Cell-Free Artificial Photosynthesis System
Yanbiao Pan Two Gate Organic Micro-Electro-Mechanical Relay for Ultralow-Power Flexible Large-Area Electronics

These posters were categorized in both physical/chemical/biological aspects in electrical, electronic, and computer systems (22 PH posters) and Mathematical/ Numerical Modeling/Analytical aspects in the electrical, electronic, biomedical, and computer systems (15 MA posters).  23 of the received posters were from Drexel with 13 posters from the ECE Dept., while other departments such as MSE Dept. (4), MEM Dept. (2), CEAE Dept. (1) , CS  Dept. (3),  and Biomedical Engineering and Science  (1) had active participation. There were 14 posters from outside Drexel from the Rowan University (4), Temple University (4), University of Pennsylvania (3), Villanova University (2), and Rutgers University (1).

The 15 judges had a very fruitful discussion with the student presenters and after a careful evaluation of the posters in terms of originality, quality of presentation, competence of presenters, the following four posters were RECOGNIZED DURING A RECEPTION:

Category of PH:

1st place: Robust Near-Threshold Inverter with Improved Performance for Ultra-Low Power Applications by MD Shazzad Hossain, Dr. Ioannis Savidis, Dept. of ECE, Drexel University

 2nd place: Cell-Free Artificial Photosynthesis System  by Xiang Ren, Jack G. Zhou, E.Caglan Kumbur, Wenqiao Yuan, Parkson Lee-Gau Chong, Prof. Moses Noh, Dept. of MEM, Drexel University

Category of MA:

1st place: Using spectral graph theory to relate white matter with resting-state functional connectivity in the brain by Cassiano Becker, Seìrgio Pequito, Prof. George J. Pappas, Prof. Michael B. Miller, Prof. Scott T. Grafton, Dr. Danielle S. Bassett, and Dr. Victor M. Preciado, Dept. of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

 2nd place: Generalized Coprime Sampling of Toeplitz Matrices by Si Qin, Dr. Yimin D. Zhang, Prof. Moeness G. Amin, and Dr. Abdelhak Zoubir, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University and Temple University.


Ice Skating and Hot Chocolate Social

Category : Past Events

Free event hosted by DIG, IGSA, MAGNET, MEGA, and CBEGSA at the Class of 1923 Arena.






Data Analytics Using R

Category : Past Events


Join Drexel IEEE Graduate Forum’s workshop on R with Dr. Eleanor Feit from Lebow School of Business who will introduce R, one of the most popular and useful programming language in Data Analytics, from a basic to an intermediate level.

The event has been postponed to the following date and location.

Where: Curtis 341
When : Friday, February 5, 2016
Time : 11 AM – 1 PM

Food and Refreshments will be Served!