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Current Research Projects Looking for EE Students

Undergraduate Senior Project (EE499) Opportunities

Faculty - got an opportunity for students that should be included here? Just send an email to the Associate Chair for Research, Jenq-Neng Hwang, at .

SEAL Lab (Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory)

The SEAL Lab in Electrical Engineering is frequently looking for passionate undergraduates who are interested in learning about research and working on fun group projects. Our projects are mostly medical related and are in listed topics: Embedded Systems, Control Systems, High/Low level programming, Linux programming, Analog/ Digital Electronics, Power Systems.

Sep Makhsous
EE PhD Candidate

Office: EEB 271

Phase Change Memory

Phase Change Memory is one among many possible candidates for the next-generation of Non-Volatile Memory. PCM research has indicated its viability as a candidate through scalability, fast read speeds, and adamant read endurance. Already, the PCM technology is being considered to replace NOR Flash. The remaining barriers that prevent PCM from becoming a universal memory that could work across multiple layers of the existing memory hierarchy for modern computers are structural variability, write endurance, and write power. The latter perhaps being the more limiting factor. This research project will attempt to aid the search for a remedy - particularly in the Nanowire design - for PCM's high programming current and energy requirements. The project will involve reading papers, solving of differential equations, code development, and understanding the underlying device physics of phase change memory.

M. P. Anantram

Initially posted 11/29/2011

Device Modeling on GPUs

Currently, the algorithm used to model nanodevices is implemented for a typical CPU based computer. Some scientific modeling applications are beginning to benefit from GPU processors to assist with calculations, we would like to explore applying GPUs to modeling of (i) nanotransistors and (ii) charge transport in peptides / dna, using quantum mechanical methods. Specifically, the GPU would be tasked with performing parallelizable mathematical operations, such as matrix multiplication, inversion and implementation of the recursive Gless algorithm. These operations will be done in the context of calculating the drive current and sub threshold slope in nanotransistors and calculating transmission probabilities in the case of peptides / dna. Experience in programming is required. This work will also include interaction with applied math faculty.

M. P. Anantram

Initially posted 11/29/2011

Biorobotics Lab

The Biorobotics Lab in Electrical Engineering frequently has projects available for undergraduate researchers at all levels. Possible topics include: embedded systems, control systems, linux programming, analog electronics, digital electronics, bioinstrumentation, and human factors.

To find out more, contact Professor Hannaford or drop by the Biorobotics Lab in EEB 455. Projects must be discussed and arranged prior to the end of the first week of the quarter.

Professor Blake Hannaford
(206) 543-2197

Listing verified as current 12/05/2011

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