2015 ECE Capstone Top Ten Winners

ECE Capstone Design courses are senior-level project design courses that require students to use all their ECE skills to solve a real-world engineering problem or develop a viable product. With the mentoring of the capstone course faculty advisor, this course integrates all the ECE academic studies with an open-ended design project. The Top Ten projects voted by the judges are listed below.  The first three are awarded a monetary prizes by the ECE Department. This year's winners are:

 



FIRST PLACE PRIZE 
qAuth: Mutual 2 Factor Authentication Using Trusted Services
Group Members: David Patrzeba , David Karivalis, and Jesse Ziegler
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Lindqvist

SECOND PLACE PRIZE
Military Focused Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Group Members: Douglas Stanjeski , Bryan Marshall, and Jeremy Bower
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Bajwa

THIRD PLACE PRIZE 
Free-Space Optical Communications
Group Members: Brennan Young and Sivaramhar Siva
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Spasojevic

FOURTH PLACE PRIZE
Smart Garden System
Group Members: Aeon Brown, Alan Lam, Parth Kanani, and Aesha Patel
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Godrich

FIFTH PLACE PRIZE
Smart Panels
Group Members: Christopher Mancuso, Vinay Panjabi, Cole Abramson, and Eric Jacob
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Zhang

SIXTH PLACE PRIZE
ScannerBot
Group Members: Neil Shah, Kalpesh Jogani, Soyab Khatumbra, and Micah Moore
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Firner

SEVENTH PLACE PRIZE
SigX
Group Members: Kshipra Attarde , Aayush Shah , Prashanth Sankaran , Jay Bajaj, and Radhika Saksena
Advisor: JP Morgan Chase

EIGHTH PLACE PRIZE
Consumer Solar - Simple By Design
Group Members: Holly Remaly, Robert Chiu, Anthony Remo, and Yitao Wang
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Caggiano

NINTH PLACE PRIZE
Distributed FM Radio System
Group Members: Jordan Tepper , Wei Chen, Mike Toriello, and Marlon Orellana
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Spasojevic

TENTH PLACE PRIZE
Transportation Analytics and Optimization with 802.11 Probe Tracking
Group Members: Daniel Su, Peter Zhang, Syedur Rahman, and Jason Scatena
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Mandayam

Congratulations to all our 2015 Capstone Design students for their hard work and excellent projects!