The 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.
|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.