ECE Capstone Design 2019

Capstone Design 2019 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 251 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.

 

2019 Capstone Winners

 

FIRST PLACE
(awarded $600, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S19-32: Blind Walker
Team members: Christopher Favorito, Mahmoud Bachir, Brendan Li, and Quentin Lester
Advisor: Prof. Kristin Dana

Abstract
Poster



SECOND PLACE
(awarded $400, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase)
Project S19-18: VINS: Visually Impaired Navigation System
Team members: Varun Bhandari, Angeline Jacob, Niharika Mishra, and Sai Singanamala
Advisors: Prof. Hana Godrich

Abstract
Poster
Video




THIRD PLACE
(awarded $300, sponsored by Harris Corporation)
Project S19-27: Sentinel: A Distracted Driving Warning System
Team members: Faith Johnson, Brooks Tawil, and Deepti Upmaka
Advisors: Prof. Kristin Dana

Poster



FOURTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S19-36: Smart Trash Can
Team members: Jake Rodin, Steven Coulter, Umama Ahmed, and Yiwen Zhou
Advisor: Prof. Sheng Wei

Abstract
Poster
Video




FIFTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S19-08: Cough Classifier Application
Team members: Sherif Salem, Anushka Desai, Hagar Elshentenawy, and Esraa Abedelmotteleb
Advisors: Prof. Mehdi Javanmard

Abstract
Poster
Video




SIXTH PLACE  ($100 award)
Project S19-09: Smart Street
Team members: Mahmoud Emara, Michaela Csorny, and Gavin McKim
Advisor: Prof. Michael Caggiano

Abstract
Poster
Video




SEVENTH PLACE  ($100 award)
Project S19-46: RISC-V Processor & Applications on FPGA
Team members: Oz Bejerano, Jonathan Colella, Alex Riveron, Birane I. Toure, and Jimmy Wen
Advisors: Prof. Phillip Southard and Manoj Viswambharan, Saurabh Singh, Greg Mueller (Harris Corp.)

Abstract
Poster
Video




EIGHTH PLACE  ($100 award)
Project S19-13: Bluetooth Enabled Habit Reversal Smart Device
Team members: Lucine Kelly, Alice Balashova, Kyowan Kim, and Siddharth Musale
Advisor: Prof. Janne Lindqvist

Abstract
Poster
Video





NINTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S19-38: Data Set Crawler for Multilingual ASR Engine
Team members: Mo Shi, Zekun Zhang, Ziqi Wang, Chaoji Zuo, and Duc Le
Advisor: Dr. Shahab Jalalvand (Interactions LLC)

Abstract
Poster



TENTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S19-37: Emergency Ham: A Rapid Deployment Ham Network for Disaster Situations
Team members: Emilio Garcia and Vinay Shah
Advisor: Prof. Wade Trappe

Abstract
Poster
Video




BEST IN INNOVATION AWARD ($200 award, sponsored by 7x24 Exchange)
Project S19-68: EM Based Intrusion Detection for IoT Devices
Team members: Aarushi Gupta, Nicolas Clark, and Fahad Alghamdi
Advisor: Prof. Athina Petropulu

Abstract
Poster
Video




BEST IN RESEARCH AWARD ($200 award, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S19-38: Data Set Crawler for Multilingual ASR Engine
Team members: Mo Shi, Zekun Zhang, Ziqi Wang, Chaoji Zuo, and Duc Le
Advisor: Dr. Shahab Jalalvand (Interactions LLC)

Abstract
Poster



BEST IN SOCIAL IMPACT ($200 award, sponsored by Harris Corporation)
Project S19-32: Blind Walker
Team members: Christopher Favorito, Mahmoud Bachir, Brendan Li, and Quentin Lester
Advisor: Prof. Kristin Dana

Abstract
Poster



STUDENTS FAVORITE AWARD I
($200 award, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S19-39: Students Unite
Team members: Dafna Shochat, Joseph Coleman, Nicolas Croce, and Malay Shah
Advisor: Prof. Hana Godrich

Abstract
Poster
Video




STUDENTS FAVORITE AWARD II
($200 award, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S19-20: Rutgers Transport on Google Home
Team members: Arti Patel, Smruthi Srikumar, Souvik Ganguly, Krupa Patel, and Kishan Patel
Advisor: Prof. Maria Striki

Abstract
Poster



VISITORS FAVORITE AWARD I
($200 award, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S19-64: Energy-Efficient Wireless Analog Sensors
Team members: Delbert Bauldock, Danny Romero, and Kevin Zarazua
Advisors: Prof. Dario Pompili and Vidyasagar Sadhu

Abstract
Poster



VISITORS FAVORITE AWARD II
($200 award, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S19-06: SmartLite
Team members: Joseph Del Duca, Michael Spisak, Dax Dalwadi, Manthan Shah, and Zeid Abdulrazeq
Advisor: Prof. Hana Godrich

Abstract
Poster
Video




 

Complete List of 2019 Capstone Projects

 



Team#: S19-01
Title: Utilizing Semantic Similarity for Image Search
Members: Seerat Aziz, Kritene Aguinaldo, and Kristian Wu
Advisor(s): Prof. Jorge Ortiz
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-02
Title: Water Pipe Leak Detection
Members: Joseph Cela, Hammad Farooqui, Justin Evron, and Adm Cosmas
Advisor: Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-03 Title:
Members: Jianbin Zhou, Shuyu Chen, Hongpeng Zhang, Mengzi Wang, and Changlin Jiang
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Poster

 


Team#: S19-04
Title:
Members: Brian Curreri, Steven Arose, and Lucas Ghanem
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Wu

Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-05
Title: Automated Drone Controller Design (ADCD)
Members: Lance Darragh, Keemo Clark, Joseph Fitzgerald, and Iftidar Miah
Advisor(s): Prof. Zoran Gajic

Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-06 Visitors Favorite Award
Title: SmartLite
Members: Joseph Del Duca, Michael Spisak, Dax Dalwadi, Manthan Shah, and Zeid Abdulrazeq
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich

Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-07
Title: Mobile-embedded Voice Assistant for the Blind &Visually Impaired
Members: Yao shi, Yuwei Jin, Zihao Ding, Yuyang Chen, and Jingchao Zhou
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen

Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-08Top Ten Award: Fifth Place
Title: Cough Classifier Application
Members: Sherif Salem, Anushka Desai, Hagar Elshentenawy, and Esraa Abdelmotteleb
Advisor(s): Prof. Mehdi Javanmard
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-09 Top Ten Award: Sixth Place
Title: Smart Street
Members: Mahmoud Emara, Michaela Csorny, and Gavin McKim
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-10
Title: Naviglass Computer Interface Device
Members: William He, Joseph Romero, Yeongeun Kwon, and Yangmoon Park
Advisor(s): Prof. Grigore Burdea
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-11
Title: FACES: The FPGA Accelerated Controlled Entry System
Members: Jinfeng Jiang, Rajan Patel, Jaynish Patel, and Nikul Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Phillip Southard
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-12
Title: Smart Fridge
Members: Rendy Zhang, Brian Lin, Gowthama Thangamathesvaran, and Nikhil Jiju
Advisor(s): Dr. Shahab Jalavand (Interaction LLC)
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S13-13 Top Ten Award: Eighth Place
Title: Bluetooth Enabled Habit Reversal Smart Device
Members: Lucine Kelly, Siddharth Musale, Kyowan Kim, and Alice Balashova
Advisor(s): Prof. Janne Lindqvist
Abstract
Poster
Video

 



Team#: S19-14
Title: Autonomous Maze Solving Robot
Members: Lawrence Lenoci, Johanna Gordillo, and Joseph Bruno
Advisor(s): Prof. John McGarvey
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-15
Title: Motorcycle Obstacle Detection

 Members: Matthew Mann, Vince Taylor, Michael Thumann, and Margaret Kirollos
Advisor(s): Dr. Hubertus Frank (IBM)
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-16
Title: Machine Learning Applied to Material Analysis
Members: Jonathan Alcantara, Benjamin Merberg, Kevin Honeker, Fareen Pourmoussavian, and David Marrero
Advisor(s): Prof. Matteo Turilli
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-17
Title: HTMS: Human Tracking Monitor System
Members: Alex Chan, Brian Miller, Mitch Lew, and Kwong Lee
Advisor(s): Prof. Jorge Ortiz
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-18 Top Ten Award: Second Place
Title: VINS: Visually Impaired Navigation System
Members: Niharika Mishra, Varun Bhandari, Angeline Jacob, and Sai Singanamala
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Tean#: S19-19
Title: Targeted Marketing using Face Recognition
Members: Abdurahman Sherif, Mit Patel, Christopher Salandra, and Diego Ordonez
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-20 Students Favorite Award
Title: Rutgers Transport on Google Home
Members: Arti Patel, Smruthi Srikumar, Souvik Ganguly, Krupa Patel, and Kishan Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-21
Title: PlayByEye
Members: Ridhima Sakhuja, Aviv Khavich, and Jeremy Kritz
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-22
Title: Machine Learning Assisted Visual Speech Transcription
Members: Safa Shaikh, Timothy Liu, Nick Lurski, and Avanish Mishra
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-23
Title: Cryptographic Key Attacks on Embedded Devices
Members: Evan Sung, Malay Thaker, Tian Yu Zhu, and Parth Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Athina Petropulu
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-24
Title: Sentiment Analysis Tool for the Video Game Industry (SATVGI)
Members: Kyle Thakker, Sean Hwang, Aaron Hu, and Sagar Phanda
Advisor(s): Prof. Jorge Ortiz
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-25
Title: Apollo - Autonomous RC Car
Members: Yaocheng Tong and Lu Jin
Advisor(s): Prof. Ivan Marsic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-26
Title: Smart Traffic Light
Members: Ronald Tudorache, Amr Ramadan, Aaron Christie, and Dheepthi Sundararajan
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-27 Top Ten Award: Third Place
Title: Sentinel: A Distracted Driving Warning System
Members: Deepti Upmaka, Faith Johnson, and Brooks Tawil
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-28
Title: Educated Outfit Scanner
Members: Michael Zheng, Dhruvik Patel, Shota Ogawa, and Adithya Thiruvalluvan
Advisor(s): Prof. Jorge Ortiz
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-29
Title: Leaf Area Index Measurent using Fish-Eye Camera
Members: Jiayi Ye, Yusu Weng, Zhaoxiang Liu, and Changxu Pei
Advisor(s): Yingying Chen
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-30
Title: FruityFresh: Identifying the Ripeness of Fruits Using Computer Vision
Members: Akshitha Ajayan, Ankita George, and Jack Chiu
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-31
Title: Buddy Bot
Members: Archana Arjula, Manvi Agarwal, Nicholas Clegg, Atul Srivastava, and Louis Yeung
Advisor(s): Prof. Waheed Bajwa
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-32Top Ten Award: First Place and Best in Social Impact Award
Title: Blind Walker
Members: Mahmoud Bachir, Christopher Favorito, Quentin Lester, and Brendan Li
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-33
Title: Pet Feeding Notification System
Members: Antoni Chrobot, Angel Matos Diaz, and Josh Capistrano
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-34
Title: S.O.S. Seek Our Sun
Members: Dylan Benavides, Harsh Shah, Ricky Du, and Jackie Tran
Advisor(s): Prof. Zoran Gajic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S18-35
Title: FAD: Frisbee Analytics Device
Members: Keon Kim, Andrew Ma, and Brian Qiu
Advisor(s): Dr. Hubertus Frank (IBM) and Andrew Rodrigues (Harris Corp.)
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-36 Top Ten Award: Fourth Place
Title: Smart Trash Can
Members: Jake Rodin, Steven Coulter, Umam Ahmed, and Yiwen Zhou
Advisor(s): Prof. Sheng Wei
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-37 Top Ten Award: Tenth Place
Title: A Rapid Deployment Ham Network for Diaster Situations
Members: Emilio Garcia and Vinay Shah
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-38 Top Ten Award: Ninth Place Best in Research Award
Title: Data Set Crawler for Multilingual ASR Engine
Members: Mo Shi, Cahoji Zuo, Zekun Zhang, Ziqi Wang, and Duc Le
Advisor(s): Dr. Shahab Jalalvand (Interaction LLC)
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-39 Students Favorite Award
Title: Students Unite
Members: Dafna Shochat, Malay Shah, Joseph Coleman, and Nick Croce
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-40
Title: SOS Beacon
Members: Betina Tan, Shannon Flood, David Hom, and Jeremiah Jacinto
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-41
Title: Room Occupancy Counter

Members: Andy Val, Nikola Trakilovic, Zach Joseph, Steven Vo, and Kyle Calhoun
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-42
Title: MASQ: Machine Assisted Sentiment Quantifier
Members: Krithika Uthaman, Nicole Saltos, Rangoli Mittal, and Neal Patel
Advisor(s): Rick Anderson
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-43
Title: Generative Adversarial Networks for Audio Steganography
Members: Justin Wong, Alex Gu, and Jason Rosenthal
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-44
Title: Eaoow – an Android application tells people what to eat
Members: Minghao Qin, Yuhai Zhang, Yufeng Lin, and Haowei Li
Advisor(s): Dr. Shahab Jalalvand & Kien Nguyen (Interaction LLC)
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-45
Title: Appliance Power-Efficiency Monitor (APEM)
Members: Wilson Zhou, Tony Newmark, Chris Lombardi, Ken Lee, and Ryan Sanghvi
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-46 Top Ten Award: Seventh Place
Title: RISC-V Processor & Applications on FPGA
Members: Oz Bejerano, John Colella, Jimmy Wen, Alexander Riveron, and Birane I. Toure
Advisor(s): Prof. Phillip Southard (Harris Corp)
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-47
Title: Real Time Lane Tracking, Collision Avoidance, and Object Recognition
Members: Mykola Gryshko, Nihar Khare, and Christopher Votta
Advisor(s): Dr. Shahab Jalalvand (Interactions LLC)
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-48
Title: Spots Parking Application
Members: Kyle Abed, Salvatore Majorana, and Jose Armas
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-49
Title: ESP32 Based WiFi Data Acquisition Card
Members: Min Jun Kim, Edward Vorvolakos, John Cheng, Vince Pineno, and Omer Tekin
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich and Samuel Ramarajkar
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-50
Title: Capsule Distribution System
Members: Krutant Patel, Christopher Cena, Karlo Fernandez, and Mohammad Sadiq Rehan
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-51
Title: UWB Radar System Design For Vital Sign Detection
Members: Jonathan Scott, Salman Hoque, Mushfiq Atul, and Taewon Kim
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Wu
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-52
Title: Raspberry Pi Controlled Headlights
Members: Santoss Tapia, Kevin Matute, Amina Bright, and Daniel Yates
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster
Video


Team#: S19-53
Title: Dynamic Text-to-Braille
Members: Kartikey Thapliyal, Gunbir Singh, and Colter Mooney
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-54
Title:Spinning LED Display Device Based On Persistence Of Vision
Members: Weinan Wang, Shuping Li, Shengdong Liu, and Qu Ruolin
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Wu
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-55
Title: Wheel Chair controlled by eye tracking using IR emitters
Members: Asikaburu Obinna, Attah Aloysius, and Elsherbini Hussein
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster
Video

 

 


Team#: S19-56
Title: RU Crowded
Members: Corey Chen, Steven Adler, Jonathan Garner, and David Zhang
Advisor(s): Prof. Roy Yates
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-57
Title: Ind
Members: Brandon Kinard and Shivam Parekh
Advisor(s): Prof. Zoran Gajic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-58
Title: Fast, Covert, and Robust Exchange of Messages on Graphs
Members: Anton Maliev, Bill Lee, Huafeng Fan, and Wesley Lui
Advisor(s): Prof. Emina Soljanin
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-59
Title: En9y
Members: Michael Haas, Jared Chester, and Suva Shahria
Advisor(s): Prof. Victoria Abraira (Neuroscience Department)
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-60
Title: APT: Accident Prevention Technology
Members: Sahana Asokan, Akash Patel, Leon Hughes, and Michael Davis
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-61
Title: Digital Residence Hall Sign-In
Members: Jeffrey Lahey, Alex Evangelista, and Jacob-Xavier Tumulak
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-62
Title: $avery
Members: Akarsh Sardana, Nakul Patel, Bhargav Sonani
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-63
Title: G
Members: Furkan Gurkan, Che Wan Muhammad Amiradzin (MAE), Kristin Miyamoto (MAE), Harleen Cheema (MAE), and Vedant Shah (MAE)
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-64 Visitors Favorite Award
Title: Energy-Efficient Wireless Analog Sensors
Members: Daniel Romero, Kevin Zazua, and Delbert Bauldock
Advisor(s): Prof. Dario Pompili and Vidyasagar Sadhu
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-65
Title: Per-Role Device Management via NFC
Members: Murali Venkata Krishna Gunti, Andrew Marfitsin, Himateja Madala, and Akshaykumar Patil
Advisor(s): Prof. Predrag Spasojevic
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-66
Title: Object detection based on YOLOv3 and compressing method
Members: Dian Jin, Chenyang Gao, and Yi Qi
Advisor(s): Prof. Bo Yuan
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S19-67
Title: VD
Members: Jeffrey Isaacs and Perry Wu
Advisor(s): Prof. Predrag Spasojevic
Abstract
Poster

 


Team#: S19-68 Best in Innovation Award
Title: EM Based Intrusion Detection for IoT Devices
Members: Aarushi Gupta, Fehad Alghamdi, and Nicholas Clark
Advisor(s): Prof. Athina Petropulu
Abstract
Poster
Video