Capstone Design 2018

Capstone Design 2018 Undergraduate studies at Rutgers ECE culminates in a capstone design project. Students work in teams to design unique and innovative product prototypes, demonstrating how technical knowledge can enable their imaginations. The design process incorporates standards and realistic design constraints: economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

Over 200 students participated in this year’s capstone program, forming 68 teams. Our students’ capabilities, creativity, and engineering skills were reflected in this year’s projects.

 

2018 Capstone Winners

 

FIRST PLACE
(awarded $600, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S18-68: Dextera Dei: EMG Controlled Prosthetic Hand with Bio-Feedback
Team members: Sean Byju, Jesse Gatling, Jonathan Olcheski, Alejandro Sanchez
Advisor: Prof. Laleh Najafizadeh and Li Zhu

Abstract
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SECOND PLACE
(awarded $400, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase)
Project S18-65: SLAMid - Autonomous Simultaneous Localization and Mapping with Object Identification
Team members: Daniel Chen, Akhilesh Bondlela, Nicholas Grieco, Bhargav Tarpara
Advisors: Prof. Kristin Dana

Abstract
Poster
Video




THIRD PLACE
(awarded $300, sponsored by Harris Corporation)
Project S18-64: Sky-Watch: A drone-based implementation of MARL to facilitate 3D reconstruction
Team members: Michael Collins, Gregory Mueller, Kevin Quizhpi, Omar Shaban, Shannon L. Sabino
Advisors: Prof. Dario Pompili, Manoj Viswambharan and Howard Cohan

Abstract
Poster
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FOURTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S18-27: PassMon
Team members: Shivani Patel, Akanksha Pathak, Srujana Sure, Lauren Williams
Advisor: Prof. Hana Godrich and Prof. Janne Lindqvist

Abstract
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FIFTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S18-35: EyeTouch: Portable Braille Converter
Team members: Pragathi Sudheer, Aisvarya Chandrasekar, Kara Greenwood, Khalid Akash
Advisors: Dario Pompili

Abstract
Poster
Video




SIXTH PLACE  ($100 award)
Project S18-61: Home Defender
Team members: Tyler George, Vincent Vigliotti, Christopher Stiles, Anthony Lau, Chris Czechowicz
Advisor: Prof. Hana Godrich

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SEVENTH PLACE (tie) ($100 award)
Project S18-11: Configurable In-line Video Refinement
Team members: Brian Ellsworth, Alexandr Nazartsev, Arhum Siddiqi, James Taylor
Advisor: Prof. Predrag Spasojevic

Abstract
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SEVENTH PLACE (tie) ($100 award)
Project S18-13: Android Drone
Team members: Tim Gilligan, Ishan Patel, Jimmy Jorge, Ivan Konatar, Dhruv Mana
Advisor: Prof. Diez (MAE) and Prof. Zoran Gajic

Abstract
Poster
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NINTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S18-14: Augmented Reality Exposure Therapy
Team members: Ashwin Kadaru, Frank Velazquez
Advisors: Prof. Deborah Silver

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TENTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S18-12: Good Samaritan: A Mobile Aid to Help Concerned Parents Monitor Their Young Children
Team members: Sumathi Arumugam, Neharika Bhandari, Ama Freeman, Raphaelle Marcial
Advisors: Prof. Marco Gruteser and Prof. Hana Godrich

Abstract
Poster
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BEST IN INNOVATION AWARD ($200 award, sponsored by 7x24 Exchange)
Project S18-14: Augmented Reality Exposure Therapy
Team members: Ashwin Kadaru, Frank Velazquez
Advisor: Prof. Deborah Silver

Abstract
Poster
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BEST IN RESEARCH AWARD ($200 award, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S18-50: Sound Recovery from Perturbations of Common Objects
Team members: Sarah Pearson, Seyoung Kim, Bingqing Xiang, Hsinyo Yin
Advisors: Prof. Athina Petropulu

Abstract
Poster
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BEST IN SOCIAL IMPACT ($200 award, sponsored by Harris Corporation)
Project S18-35: EyeTouch: Portable Braille Converter
Team members: Pragathi Sudheer, Khalid Akash, Aisvarya Chandrasekar, and Kara Greenwood
Advisors: Prof. Dario Pompili

Abstract
Poster
Video




STUDENTS FAVORITE AWARD
($200 award, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S18-42: Snap to Count
Team members: Katheryne Zak-Strzalka, Svikriti Kasichainula, Guy Rubinstein, Kristen Wong, Arthur Rafal
Advisor: Prof. Vishal M. Patel

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Poster
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STUDENTS FAVORITE AWARD
($200 award, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S18-26: SolarSmarts
Team members: Mit Patel, Nill Patel, Prabhjot Singh, Raj Patel
Advisor: Prof. Hana Godrich

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Poster
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Complete List of 2018 Capstone Projects

 



Team#: S18-01
Title: Meter Parking Tracker
Members: Rashika Agrawal and Viraj Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
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Team#: S18-02
Title: Incredible Blood Pressure-inator 2000
Members: Roy An, Kevin Dai, Samuel Wang, Jonathan Wei, and Andrew Ruan
Advisor(s): Hubertus Frank (IBM), Prof. Hana Godrich and Peri Akiva
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-03 Title: Transparent Heads-Up Display
Members: Arjun Bedi, Harsh Patel, and Namit Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Yanyong Zhang
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-04
Title: No Text-Drive App
Members: Tejas Bhoir, Prithivirajan Venkateswaran, Mithulesh Kurale, and Brett Lechner
Advisor(s): Hubertus Frank (IBM), Prof. Hana Godrich and Peri Akiva

Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-05
Title: ASL To Text
Members: Katie Bruett, Anthong Caivano, and Kimbery Ngai
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana

Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-06
Title: Recipe Thyme Saver
Members: Rohith Sivakumar, Philip Chen, and Saurabh Prasad
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki

Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-07
Title: AI Car
Members: Wenjie Chen, Yueling Jiang, Yiyi Liu, and Feiyao Li
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana

Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-08
Title:People Counting and Space Utilization
Members: Yaxin Chen, Qi Wu, Minxuan Qin, Yiming Bi, and Wenyu Dai
Advisor(s): Prof. Vishal M. Patel
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-09
Title: BiRD-EMANN (Bird Recognition and Detection through Embedded System, Microphone Arrays and Convolutional Neural Networks)
Members: Milton Collins, Luis Garrido, Patrick Karol, and Eric Jiang
Advisor(s): Prof. Athina Petropulu, Vikram Padman (Harris Corp.) , and Manoj Viswambharan (Harris Corp.)
Abstract
Poster

Video

 


Team#: S18-10
Title: Humane Animal Repellent V1 (HARV1)
Members: Stephan Dimitrovski, Christopher Pagliaro, Hinal Patel, Eddie McClain, Thomas Baclawski, and Harry Malhi
Advisor(s): Prof. Assimina Pelegri (Rutgers MAE) and Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-11Top Ten Award: Seventh Place (tie)
Title: Configurable In-line Graphics Processing using an FPGA Members: Brian Ellsworth, Alexandr Nazartsev, Arhum Siddiqi, and James Tayler

 
Advisor(s): Prof. Predrag Spasojevic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-12
Title: Good Samaritan Top Ten Award: Tenth Place
Members: Ama Freeman, Sumathi Arumugam, Neharika Bhandari, and Raphaelle Marcial
Advisor(s): Prof. Marco Gruteser and Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-13 Top Ten Award: Seventh Place (tie)
Title: Android Drone
Members: Timothy Gilligan, Ishan Patel, Ivan Konatar, Dhruv Mansukhani, and Jimmy Jorge
Advisor(s): Prof. Diez (MAE) and Prof. Zoran Gajic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 



Team#: S18-14Top Ten Award: Ninth Place and Best in Innovation Award
Title: Augmented Reality Exposure Therapy
Members: Ashwin Kadaru and FrankVelazquez
Advisor(s): Prof. Deborah Silver
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-15
Title: P2D: Movie Success Predictor

 Members: Pranav Kanukollu, Ramaseshan Parthasarathy, Nithin Tammishetti, Akhil Velagapudi, and Zeeshan Qureshi
Advisor(s): Prof. Ivan Marsic
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-16
Title: Perfect Pump
Members: Ridwan Khan, Mhammed Alhayek, Brian Monticello, and Sean Olejar
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-17
Title: Heartbeat and Respiratory Rate Detecting Technique bases on Metamaterial Antennas
Members: Zhuoran Qi, Yingyue Zhang, Keyi Li, and Yiyuan Fu
Advisor(s): Prof. Yanyong Zhang
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-18
Title: Narrowband Energy Harvester
Members: Kenong Liu, Zetian Qiu, Kexin Yang, and Zhen Du
Advisor(s): Prof. Yangyong Zhang
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Tean#: S18-19
Title: LearnPose
Members: Lawrence Maceren and Elizabeth Caronia
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-20
Title: Hand-Eye coordination: Eye Scanner to Robotic Arm Control
Members: Joseph Newmark, Shakaed Subin, Brendan Bruce, Dominic DiPuma, and Will Lewental
Advisor(s): Prof. Laleh Najafizadeh
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-21
Title: Green and Efficient Drip Irrigation
Members: Corey Norton, Masataka Takahashi, and Elena Mikhaylova
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-22
Title: RISC-V IDE SIM
Members: Arjun Ohri, Alejandro Aguilar, Raj Balaji, and Skyler Malinowski
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-23
Title: ASL Library - Machines Learn Sign Language
Members: Gao Pan, Raj Patel, Kevin Lin, Janmatthew Miranda, and Kendric Postrero
Advisor(s): Prof. Anand Sarwate
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-24
Title: Knight Rider - A Short Throw Navigation System
Members: Bony Patel, Nishant Gupt, and Andrew Yi
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-25
Title: Cryptocurrency Forecaster Bases on Social Media Sentiment
Members: Deep Patel, Kartik Patel, Zhihao Guan, Zhiheng Zhu, and Deeptanshu Murdeshwar
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-26
Title: SolarSmarts Students Favorite Award
Members: Mit Patel, Prabhjot Singh, Raj Patel, and Nill Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-27 Top Ten Award: Fourth Place
Title: Pass-Mon
Members: Akanksha Pathak, Shivani Patel, Lauren Williams, and Srujana Sure
Advisor(s): Prof. Janne Lindqvist
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-28
Title: Incentivizing Play in Augmented Reality Games
Members: Van Nhat Huy Phan and Leonard Wohl
Advisor(s): Prof. Kapadia
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-29
Title: Cost Efficient Object Detection and Avoidance
Members: Kristina Poon, Zohaib Zahid, Richard (Woocheol) Ahn, and Zachary Blanco
Advisor(s): Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-30
Title: CV Garden
Members: Karan Rajput, Ankeet Parikh, and Ryan Kellerman
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-31
Title: Class-D Audio Power Amplifier
Members: Stephen Riotto, Sagar Gandhi, Rishi Patel, and Rohan Upasani
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-32
Title: CareFall
Members: Antonio Rodrigues, Yunqi Shen, Tomasz Brzyzek, and Lakshmi Sai Nitya Garudadri
Advisor(s): Prof. Predrag Spasojevic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-33
Title: Biometric Gait Identification
Members: Vineet Shenoy, Naorin Hossain, Janice Gu, and Shubhra Paradkar
Advisor(s): Prof. Athina Petropulu
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-34
Title: Handwritten Math Equations to LaTex
Members: Brandon Smith, Anthony Chou, Jeffrey Huang, and Suva Shahria
Advisor(s): Prof. Anand Sarwate
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-35 Top Ten Award: Fifth Place and Best in Social Impact Award
Title: EyeTouch - Portable Refreshable Braille Translator
Members: Pragathi Sudheer, Aisvarya Chandrasekar, Kara Greenwood, and Khalid Akash
Advisor(s): Prof. Dario Pompili
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-36
Title: Smart-Home Platform
Members: Neil Surti, Imaduddin Siddiqui, Thorson Dia, and Austin S
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich and Samuel Ramrajkar
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-37
Title: Recognize Keystrokes on Touch Screen Using Smartphone
Members: Zhongze Tang, Zichen Zhu, and Weijia Sun
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-38
Title: VisualEyes - The Special Obstruction Detector
Members: Yizhu Wang, Aston Kuroczka, and Khan Saifullah
Advisor(s): Prof. Zoran Gajic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-39
Title: Visual Sound Assistant
Members: Ke Xia, Song Yang, Xin Yang, and Tong Wu
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-40
Title: Analytics Dashboard for RADICAL Cybertools
Members: Jonatan Yanovsky, Manpreet Lamb, Raj Patel, Rahul Gupta, and Ashrit Kondapalli
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich and Prof. Matteo Turilli
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-41
Title: Unmanned Aquatic Cleaner (UAC)

Members: Michael Youssef, Beshoy Awad, and Michael Habib
Advisor(s): Prof. Sasan Haghani
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-42 Students Favorite Award
Title: Snap-To-Count
Members: Katheryne Zak-Strzalka, Svikriti Kasichainula, Guy Rubinstein, Kristen Wong, and Arthur Rafal
Advisor(s): Prof. Vishal M. Patel
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-43
Title: Partner Selection App
Members: Vamshikrishnan Balakrishnan and Khoa Le
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-44
Title: A Smart Recognition System for House Security
Members: Huayu Zhao, Zhuohang Li, Ruiyu Zhang, and Zhaoyi Xu
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Wu
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-45
Title: Sleep Quality Monitoring and Analysis System
Members: Xinyu Lyu, Dawei Xue, Yi Wu, Shanjia Liu, and Xiaoyu Sun
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-46
Title: CFD Based Alarming and Decision Support System Optimizing Load Allocation in Data Centers
Members: Shehpar Sohail, Fahd Humayun, Nathan Morgenstern, and Leonardo Roman
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich, Don Bachman (ASCO) and George Christiana (Highland Associates)
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-47
Title: Real Time Lane Tracking, Collision Avoidance, and Object Recognition
Members: Karnvir Mashiana and Vikas Khan
Advisor(s): Prof. Sasan Haghani
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-48
Title: Workout Form Classifier
Members: Harry Li, Alexander Tang, Philip Mak, and Samuel Cheung
Advisor(s): Prof. Roy Yates
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-49
Title: I.C.E.B.E.R.G.
Members: Jake Lewandowski and Alex Dewey
Advisor(s): Prof. Shantenu Jha and Prof. Matteo Turilli
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-50 Best in Research Award
Title: Sound Recovery from Pertubations of Common Objects Using Sparse Sampling
Members: Sarah Pearson, Seyoung Kim, Bingqing Xiang, and Hsinyo Yin
Advisor(s): Prof. Athina Petropulu
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-51
Title: Thermo Sense: Digital Classroom Detection
Members: Osama Naim, Bryan Benalcazar, Carlos Quintero, and Emilio Dominiguez
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-52
Title: Car Detecting System Implement with OpenCV on Embedded System
Members: Yiwen Tao and Zhitong Zhao
Advisor(s): Prof. Phil Southard
Abstract
Poster
Video


Team#: S18-53
Title: CypherChat - An Ultraportable Application for Secure Chat
Members: Annette Brocado, Varun Sundar, Ashish Kumar, and Jonathan Boccardi
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S17-54
Title:3D Mapping with Aerially Deployed Micro-UAV's
Members: Dylan Herman and Moulindra Muchumari
Advisor(s): Prof. Javier Diez-Garias (MAE) and Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-55
Title: Navigational Gloves
Members: Li Xiang, Tang Xun, and Derkacz Pawel
Advisor(s): Prof. Roy Yates
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-56
Title: Cool Fire Alarm
Members: Melvin Pastrana, Xi Chen, and Matthew Darocha
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-57
Title: Indoor Navigation System Using Ultra-Wideband Localization
Members: Seobo Shim and Jarod Morin
Advisor(s): Prof. Predrag Spasojevic
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-58
Title: Toxic Comment Detection with Natural Language Processing
Members: Kevin Lee, Ely Fialkoff, Rich Santana, and Peter Luo
Advisor(s): Prof. Kostas Bekres and Prof. Yongfeng Zhang
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-59
Title: Enhancement and Segmentation of Bone Features from Computed Tomography Scans for Orthopedic Surgery
Members: Weitian Li and Xinwei Zhao
Advisor(s): Prof. Ilker Hacihaliloglu
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-60
Title: Smart Sensing for Computer Racks
Members: Vikram Krishna, Antoine Haddad, Erika Arrogante, and Davi Salsburg
Advisor(s): Prof. Kostas Berkins and Prof. Yongfeng Zhang
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-61Top Ten Award: Sixth Place
Title: Home Defender
Members: Chris Czechowicz, Tyler George, Anthong Lau, Chris Stiles, and Vinny Vigliotti
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-62
Title: Small Format Digital Audio Mixer
Members: Stephen DiNicolantonio, Deep Patel, and Parth Bhatt
Advisor(s): Prof. Phil Southard (Harris), Jeremy Gorospe (Harris) and David Ydoate (Harris)
Abstract
Poster
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Team#: S18-63
Title: Gaze Tracker
Members: Trirmadura Ariyawansa, Chris Kim, Kyungsuk Lee, and John Eng
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S18-64 Top Ten Award: Third Place
Title: SKY-WATCH: Drone-based Architectural Scanner
Members: Michael Collins, Gregory Mueller, Kevin Quizhpi, Shannon Sabino, and Omar Shaban
Advisor(s): Prof. Dario Pompili, Vidyasagar Sadhu
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-65 Top Ten Award: Second Place
Title: SLAMid
Members: Akhilesh Bondlela, Daniel Chen, Nicholas Grieco, and Bhargav Tarpara
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-66
Title: Sound Tracking Camera Network
Members: Jiaming Tan, Yunhao Shi, Simrat Kochhar, Lingyu Li
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-67
Title: VDC System: Vehicle Dynamics Stabilization Controller Design
Members: Salman Shahzad, Asif Mohyuddin, David Zamora, and Fuquan Zhang
Advisor(s): Prof. Zoran Gajic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-68Top Ten Award: First Place
Title: Dextera Dei: EMG Controlled Prosthetic Hand with Bio-Feedback
Members: Sean Byju, Jesse Gatling, Jonathan Olcheski, and Alejandro Sanchez
Advisor(s): Prof. Laleh Najafizadeh
Abstract
Poster
Video