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Potential Projects from 2016-1

Number Name of the Advisors Project Names
1 Andre' DeHon

FPGA FastStart Platform .doc
Energy-Efficient, Open-Source Public Key Sign/Verify IP .doc

2. Jorge Santiago

1. A PV energized bicycle - The PV panel charges a battery (most likely Pb-acid) on top of the front fork (probably handle bars) and move the front week by friction ( a la velosolex) or through a gear and chain.
2. A LiFi system - using PV energized LED’s /  LASERS, the high frequency, short range emulation of WiFi. A mixture of a bit of electronics and some software.
3. A PV energized refrigeration using a DC compressor. For those who can procure a MEAM partner who knows about heat transfer.


Potential Projects from 2015-1

Number Name of the Advisors Project Names
1 Jan van der Spiegel and Milin Zang

-Design of Wearable Human Gesture Recognition System. pdf
-Sensor Network for Free-Moving Non-Human Primate Behavior Training. pdf

2 Jorge Santiago

-Solar powered water purification system
for isolated communities, pdf
-Solar power tower for isolated schools
computer facility, pdf

3 Andrew Huemmler "Penn Fix it" v2 !. This proposed project is based on the thest version of 09-10 version of Penn Fix-it . Please contact Prof Huemmler at
4 Peter Scott and Richard Reinhart Projects in the areas of sustainable development and renewable energy .doc
5 Peter Scott and Richard Reinhart Phone Application to Aid Campus Pedestrian Navigation .pdf
6 *Farrah Alkhaleel (HUP) CPR Connect System: Developing a Wearable Heart Rate Monitor Device .doc
7 Paul Shaffer (this is just an idea, Paul suggests looking for a co-advisor) Haptic-input Radio-controlled Boomerang .doc
8 *Chris Murphy ( except #3), Jonathan Smith (#3). Damien Leri is the U of P Health System contact.
mHealthLabs : A new collaborative initiative between SEAS and U of P Health System. 6 possible projects. Check with Chris Murphy for guidance. .doc (UPDATED, 21 Sept, 2015)
Trainee Evaluation System .pdf
9 *Jayesh Thawani, Jared Pisapia (HUP) Neurosurgical Wearable Devices For Joint Position Sensing .doc
10 Brian Edwards Microetching Animation System .doc
11 Barry Silverman Sustainable Cities Simulation Game .doc
12 *Sam Russem Inductrial Automation Data Collector .pdf

Potential Projects from 2014-15

Number Name of the Advisors Project Names
1 Jan van der Spiegel and Milin Zang

Design of Wearable Human Gesture Recognition System
Design of Smart Rings for Hand Gesture Recognition
Design of a Wearable Sensor Network Interface to Smartphone

2 Joel Adler

Prototype for method for Risk Analyzed Program Planning (RAPP)

3 Pete Scott, Elpiniki Apostolaki-Iosifidou

Microgrid Development

4 Pete Scott, Richard Reinhart Projects in the areas of sustainable development and renewable energy
5 Richard Reinhart Smartphone Application to Coach Long-Duration Exercise
6 Barry Silverman Dysfunctional Economies
Pathway to Democracy
Game Solutions for Healthcare
7 Haim Bau An Instrument for On-Site Detection of Pathogens in Food
8 Andre' DeHon Enhanced 3D Printed Conductors

Potential Projects from 2013-14

Number Name of the Advisors Project Names
1 Pete Scott

-Projects in the areas of sustainable development and renewable energy

2 Richard Reinhart -Application to Facilitate Long-Duration Exercise
3 Ken Laker (ESE),         Haim Bau (MEAM) and Chanchun Liu -Portable Diagnostic Instrument to Detect/Measure Pathogens in Body Fluids and in Food
4 Nancy Hanrahan -2013-14 Health Technology Projects
5 Jay Zemel -Biofilms
6 Andre' Dehon and Vijay Kumar -3D Printed Conductors
-Print Integration
7 Andre' Dehon and Nadia Heninger -Fast Public Key Cryptography on FPGAs
-Side-Channel Resistant Cryptography on FPGAs
8 George Pappas and Miroslav Pajic -Smart Eyeglasses – Be your own ophthalmologist!
9 Bo Connell -Optimizing Operating Room Utilization in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital
10 Jan van der Spiegel and Milin Zang -Convert invisible to be visible – Design of a polarization based neural stimulator
11 Jan van der Spiegel -To understand our friend better – Design of a Monkey Tactile Sensory System
12 Dan Koditscheck and Omur Arslan -Hierarchical Information Routing in Dynamic Multi-Agent Systems
13 Dan Koditschek, C.J. Taylor, D. Isele -Portable Chemical Sniffer
14 Peter Scott and Andrew Huemmler -Planning Tool for Wood Chip Heating Systems
15 Peter Hahn -Predicting Labor Staffing Requirements in Cross Docking Systems
16 Matthew Reilley -System to Support Medication Adherence

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