Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering Department

ECBE Seminars

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Fall 2019

  • All ECBE Meeting: September 12, 2019
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  • Fellowships & Scholarships for ECBE Students: September 19, 2019
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  • Prof. Luke Dosiek: September 26, 2019: Recent Advances in Power System Measurement-Based Stability Assessment
    ECBE Seminar September26 2019

    Full Abstract:

    The wide deployment of phasor measurement units (PMU) that has occurred in recent years has enabled the use of synchrophasors for the continuous monitoring of the electromechanical modal properties of the system using algorithms known as mode meters. Indeed, the damping of the system modes are indicators of the system stability. This presentation first examines the expression for the Cramer-Rao Bound on the frequency and damping of a particular mode to gain insight into how the accuracy of a mode meter is affected by various power system properties. Next, strategies for creating a mode meter that is robust to power system disturbances are discussed. Finally, some practical considerations are given to the deployment of mode meters in both the bulk power system, as well as in microgrids such as the one here at Union.

  • Applying to Graduate School: October 3, 2019

    Graduate School in EE/CpE/BME: Is it for U?
    Thursday, Oct. 3 @ 1PM
    Lunch at 12:30
    Karp 105

    ECBE Seminar 10_3_2019

    Professors Buma and Khetan will give a short overview of all things grad school, including:

    • program/degree types
    • typical application timelines
    • other tips and advice

    Come with your questions, as there will be ample time allotted for Q&A!

  • Masters Opportunities at Tufts University: October 10, 2019

    Interested in Innovation, Product Development & Project Management?

    Join us for a seminar with the Tufts Gordon School who will discuss Masters opportunities for ECBE students.

  • ECBE Club & Society Expo: October 31, 2019

    Location: ISEC Corridor opposite ECBE Labs.

    Pizza, drinks and cookies will be provided and students have the opportunity to just mingle and find out what the different clubs and societies offer. The clubs & societies represented include:

    • IEEE
    • BMES
    • WRUC
    • Robot Club
    • Aero Club
    • Ham Radio
    • Discovery Lab
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    • Order of the Engineer
    • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
    • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society
    • Engineers for a Sustainable World

  • EE & CpE Senior Project Poster Presentations I : November 7, 2019

    Eleven seniors in the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs will present the progress they have made on their senior projects over the Fall term (ECE-498). This is a great way of finding out about the different research areas in the ECBE department. See the list of projects below.

    *** Junior ECE students *** are strongly advised to attend as you’ll be choosing projects in Spring term. You may get some inspiration from what our seniors are doing.

    Date: Thursday, November 7, Wold Atrium, 12:50-1:50
    Light refreshments will be served

    Bruno, Alex SAE AERO motor and telemetry
    Gold, Justin Electronic Counter-Counter Measure Capabilities of Chaos Based FM Radar
    Jacob Karaul and Xavier Quinn Autonomous Flocking μ-Sub (AFμS) (with ME students)
    Dale MacLeod and Kyle Meza Coffee Can Radar System
    McMahon, Caitlin Modelling Pumped-Storage Hydro to Store Renewable Energy and Avoid the Duck Curve
    Maxwell Pisano Market predictions, machine learning
    Desi Tomaselli Machine Vision Recycling System
    Claire Williamson Human Facial Recognition Software in a Real-Time, Mobile Setting
    Grace Yang Union College Trolley Tracking System

  • Kris Dorsey (Smith College) : November 7, 2019

    Location -- VART 204

    Title: It’s a bit of a stretch: selective, flexible mechanical sensors towards VR, healthcare, and robotics applications

    Abstract:


    In this talk, I will discuss work related to mechanically “programming” soft sensors to respond to a particular mechanical deformation. Advances in 3D-printing, soft polymer fabrication, and
    other rapid fabrication processes have made the vision of conformal and stretchable mechanical sensors for wearable devices and soft robotics possible. One limitation of these sensors is their
    low selectivity between different modes of mechanical deformation, such as strain, torsion, and bending. I will present recent work in enhancing the selectivity of stretchable sensors by using non-planar sensor morphology to bias the sensor towards a particular deformation mode. I will discuss projects including designing a sensor with electrically - tunable sensitivity and the fabrication
    origami-patterned, deformation-selective flexible sensors.

    Bio:

    Kris Dorsey is an assistant professor of engineering in the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College. She was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and
    University of California, San Diego. Dr. Dorsey graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and earned her Bachelors of Science in
    Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College.
    She founded The MicroSMITHie Lab at Smith College to investigate micro- and miniature-scale sensor design and to prepare undergraduates for graduate study in engineering. Her current
    research interests include strain-stable, hyperelastic components, novel morphology soft sensors, and sensors for soft robots and wearable devices. Dr. Dorsey has co-authored several publications on hyperelastic strain sensors, novel soft lithography processes, and the stability of gas chemical sensors. In 2019, she received the NSF
    CAREER award.

  • EE & CpE Senior Project Poster Presentations II : November 14, 2019

    Eleven seniors in the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs will present the progress they have made on their senior projects over the Fall term (ECE-498). This is a great way of finding out about the different research areas in the ECBE department. See the list of projects below.

    *** Junior ECE students *** are strongly advised to attend as you’ll be choosing projects in Spring term. You may get some inspiration from what our seniors are doing.

    Date: Thursday, November 14, Wold Atrium, 12:50-1:50
    Light refreshments will be served

    Will Christensen and Brock Harris Increasing Computer-Vision Efficiency Using Hardware/Software Partitioning
    Alexis Juarez Compact Device for Measuring Grasshopper Muscle
    Ian Krause and Raphael Sebastian Polyphonic Audio Detection, Conversion & Transcription
    Carmen Ngo AC/DC Converter and DC/AC Inverter
    Tal Pezzuco Smart Tennis Net Using RF Wireless Power Transfer
    Veronica Tu Design of an Autonomous Volume Controlling Bluetooth Speaker
    Larissa Umulinga Sprinkler system
    Tim Zhang Signal Processing Cup 2019