A team of high-school students – Caroline Abel, Ray Chen, James Gallicchio, Grace Zhang, and Kathryn Zhou – who participated in the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering & Technology (GSET) at Rutgers University and worked in Professor Dario Pompili’s Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory (CPS Lab), have won the Best Paper Award at the 2018 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC). The conference, which was hosted on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, on October 5-7, 2018, brought together undergraduates from around the world to present, discuss, and develop solutions to advance technology for humanity. As an IEEE official conference, undergraduates may publish papers of their school projects, research, innovations, or case studies. The GSET at Rutgers University is an intensive residential summer program that brings together some of New Jersey’s most talented and motivated high school students. Free of grades and official credit, students spend part of the summer following their junior year studying on the campus of the Rutgers University School of Engineering at no cost to their families. During their summer research, under the supervision of Rutgers/ECE PhD student Mehdi Rahmati and MS student Adam Gurney, the five high-school students explored underwater video signal transmission techniques to enable a wide range of applications in the underwater environment that require real-time multimedia acquisition and classification. The paper, titled “Adaptive Feedback Protocol for Underwater Vehicles via Software-Defined Acoustic Modems,” is available here.
Congratulations to the Rutgers/SoE GSET high-school student team on this recognition!