On this page:
Students have multiple opportunities for planning and executing their own research. Faculty works closely with them during all stages of the project, but the ideas and work is their own. The research projects better prepare the students for their careers in engineering and developing their own future research.
Senior Design Projects
All computer science, computer engineering, information technology and cybersecurity, electrical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering technology students are required to complete a capstone course at the end of their degree program. They work in interdisciplinary groups to explore concepts connected to current themes in business. Presentations of the completed projects take place at the end of each semester.
2020-21 Project Topic – Internet of Things
- The Smart Spice Rack
- What’s Slow Cookin, 'Good Lookin’
- Smart Alarm Clock
- IoT Smart Blender
- Smart Alarm Clock
- Smart Brewer
- Smart Coffee Grinder
- Mr. Smarty Coffee Maker
- Internet of Toast
- Smart Toaster Oven
- Mobile Toaster
- Wonder Pot
- Smart Trash Bin
- IoT Crawlspace Vent Fan
- Smart electric space heater
- IOT Connected Mailbox (ICM)
- The Healthy Cat
- The Programmable Pet Feeder
- Smart Light Controller (SLC)
- Smart Glass Window
- The Smart Safe
- The Smart Planter
- The Indoor Plant Monitor
- Smart Coffee Maker
- Temperature Controlled Coffee Maker
- Amanecer Alarm Clock
- Cyber Mirror
- Humiditator 9000
- Smart Waste Organization Bin
- IOT Controllable Pet Water Bowl
- Jar Jar Thinks - A smart cookie jar
- Intelligent Plant Pot
- Digital Package Delivery Lock
- IoT Air Fryer
- The Smart Hot Plate
- The Auto Drink - An internet of things mixer!
Students in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program have the option of completing thesis research under the guidance of a faculty member. This research involves working closely with an advisor in the department on significant technological challenges.
- Gauthier, Jason A. Quadrotor UAV Flight Control with Integrated Mapping and Path Planning Capabilities. Advisor: Xiaodong Zhang, Ph.D.
- Smith, Travis, R. Comparing RF Fingerprinting Performance of Hobbyist and Commercial-Grade SDRs. Advisor: Michael A. Saville, Ph.D., P.E.
- Casey, Julian L. Analytical approach to multi-objective joint inference control for fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles. Advisor: Luther Palmer III, Ph.D.
- Dasari, Anuroop Reddy. The steady-state analysis of the non-isolated and isolated type SEPIC PWM DC-DC converters for CCM. Marian Kazimierczuk, Ph.D.
One of the requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering is the written culmination of research. The dissertation is an original, significant contribution to scholarly, technical, or scientific knowledge in a specialized area that provides convincing evidence of the highest level of mastery in the techniques of research and a thorough understanding and application of the subject matter.
- Depoy, Randy S. Mitigating atmospheric phase errors in SAL data. Advisor: Arnab K. Shaw, Ph.D.
- Scherreik, Matthew D. Online Clustering with Bayesian Nonparametrics. Advisor: Brian Rigling, Ph.D.
- Kathi, Lokesh. Small-Signal Analysis of Non-isolated Cuk DC-DC Converter. Advisor: Marian Kazimierczuk, Ph.D.
- Al-Baidhani, Humam A. Design and Implementation of Simplified Sliding-Mode Control of PWM DC-DC Converters for CCM. Advisor: Marian Kazimierczuk, Ph.D.
- Abraham, Isaac P. Logistic Function based Nonlinear Modeling and Circuit Analysis of the Bipolar Vacancy Migration Memristor. Advisor: Saiyu Ren, Ph.D.