Undergraduate research projects

ECE strongly believes in coupling the theoretical concepts introduced in the classroom with hands-on experience in laboratories or projects.

Faculty in the department are involved in research that is cutting edge and multidisciplinary, and undergraduate students of all levels of expertise are encouraged to be involved in research projects. Undergraduate research projects provide the student with the opportunity to earn academic credit while participating in the research programs of individual faculty members.

Project Student
Other years: 2018 · 2017 · 2016 · 2015 · 2014 · 2013 · 2012 · 2011 · 2010 · 2009 · 2008 · 2007
Fall 2016 Projects
Growing Graphene on hexagonal BoroNitride William Hedberg
Compressive wide field-of-view imaging using volumetric masks Isaac Manjarres
Die Bond Characterization for Vacuum Packaged Devices Maya Lassiter
Design of Artificial Retinal Implant Suyash Bhatt
Obtaining real-time data from the OPC-N2 sensor Raymond Paetz
Wireless Backend for the Oculus Rift Alina Rath
HCII PrivacyGrade Project Alexander Yu
LoRaBug Firmware John Bird
Wireless Backend for the Oculus Xinhe Zhang
Machine Learning Projects for 18-340 Abhinand Sukumar
Path Planning Parking Algorithms for Self-Driving Trailer Trucks Edward Ahn
Selectively Inconsistent Architecture Christopher Meredith
Positioning for a Wire-Free EEG hat Bowei Liu
Patient Motion Detection Christina Ou
Using polarization cues to enhance depth information Biqi Zhao
Building a simulation architecture on sniper Zesheng Li
Wireless Navigation for Robots Namrita Murali
Embedded SLAM for quadcopters Eric Fang
Reinforcement Learning Mario Srouji
Acousto-optic Modulation of Neural Activity Yae Sun Kwak
Lunar Rover Avionics and Video Handling Bradley Powell
Masking vegetation and sky in images for improved 3D reconstruction Elizabeth Yan
Synergy Labs Smart Infrastructure Research Brandon Schmuck
Summer-2 2016 Projects
Jikes GC Accelerator Project Ridhi Surana
Spring 2016 Projects
x86 Microarchitecture Project Mauricio Cano
Use of Energy Harvester to Power Satellite Naveen Setlur
Monitoring Wellness for Chronic Disease Management Steve Sroba
Channelized Memory Interface for the Intel HARP FPGA Acceleration Platform Neil Ryan
Acousto-optic Modulation of Neural Activity Yae Sun Kwak
Exploration in Control Systems Malik Parker
Safe Cyclist Project John Bird
Designing an ultra high-density EEG cap Omkar Kelkar
RTL Implementation of AlexNet CNN Sohil Shah
Immersive Gaming Experience Bryan Gardiner
Colitis Detection Project Seo Heun Lee
V2V Security Kashish Mittal
Automation of Model Development for Studying Big Mechanisms in Biology Kyuin Lee
Physical Limits of Inductive Charging Obawole Idowu
Road surface classification on large data sets Nandini Ramakrishnan
Exploring the storage options for the SABT Tangrui Zuo
Impedance Measurements Aziz Yousif
Longitudinal Data Collection for Internet Censorship Srujana Peddada
Improving Scheduling on Heterogenous Multi-Core Systems Mark McElwaine
Automation of Model Development for Studying Big Mechanisms in Biology Minjae Shin
SMART Headlight Hardware Acceleration Brandon Perez
Phase-Locked Loop Design Jess Chernak
Hardware Optimization of Decision Tree Learning Abhinand Sukumar
Object Classification in Hardware Kais Kudrolli
Social media video data mining Nikhil Choudhary
Vernier Sensor integration with the Hummingbird Duo Maya Lassiter
Supervised control of quadcopter formation within adverse environments with obstacles Antoine Alix
Exploiting Commutativity to Accelerate Parallel Big Data Computations Junhong Li
Optimization and application of augmented, depth-based and saliency-based image processing methods for low resolution retinal prostheses Arya Hezarkhani
Homogenous 3D Object Positioning through Randomized Robotic Arm Movements Pragna Mannam
Applying Augmented Reality For Engaging Education Steffen Holm

Project administration

Students, submit and manage your research projects online.

Open Research Projects

Please see the following list of open research projects for undergraduates.


The Small Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG) program offers grants for materials and supplies to undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon for research in all fields of study.