ECE Capstone Design 2020

Capstone Design 2020 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 270 students participated in this year’s capstone program, forming over 60 teams. Our students’ capabilities, creativity, and engineering skills were reflected in this year’s projects.

 

2020 Capstone Winners

 

FIRST PLACE
(awarded $600, sponsored by Siemens)
Project S20-61: Agora VR: Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy of Agoraphobia & Social Anxiety Disorders
Team members: Aryeh Ness, Daniel Nguyen, Michael Truong, and Ted Moseley
Advisor: Prof. Grigore Burdea

Abstract
Video



SECOND PLACE
(awarded $400, sponsored by Blackrock)
Project S20-14: Refrigerated Delivery Drone System
Team members: Peter Doroshenko, Alex Ameri, Eric Kraut, Philip Jeszeck, and Williear Glimniene
Advisors: Prof. Laleh Najafizadeh

Abstract
Video




THIRD PLACE
(awarded $300, sponsored by 7x24 Exchange Metro NY)
Project S20-56: 2020Vision
Team members: Roshni Shah, ​Shruthi Sureshkrishnan, and Nithyasree Natarajan
Advisors: Prof. Kristin Dana

Abstract
Video




FOURTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S20-51: Nephroto: Kidney Modeling App
Team members: Christopher Basilio, Andrea Dumalagan, Parker Fisher, and Christian Remolado
Advisor: Prof. Deborah Silver

Abstract



FIFTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S20-47: Low-Cost Ion-Selective Sensing for Hydroponics Solutions
Team members: Jacob Battipaglia, Andrew Cecil, Krishna Gotur, and Einar Magnusson
Advisors: Prof. Richard Howard

Abstract
Video




SIXTH PLACE  ($100 award)
Project S20-35: Eagle Eye – Multi UAV Reconnaissance
Team members: Kaavya Krishna-Kumar, Sagar Shah, Harmit Badyal, and Abhishek Kondila
Advisor: Prof. Narayan Mandayam

Abstract
Video




SEVENTH PLACE  ($100 award)
Project S20-70: Smart Sweet Spot of Your Home Stereos
Team members: Zhenzhou (Tom) Qi
Advisors: Dr. Xiaoran Fan and Dr. Richard Howard

Abstract



EIGHTH PLACE  ($100 award)
Project S20-45: hARk - The Next Generation Hearing Aid?
Team members: Joshua Siegel, Aditya Verma, Shantanu Laghate, and Phurushotham Shekar
Advisor: Prof. Waheed Bajwa

Abstract
Video





NINTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S20-12: Smart Hair‐Clipper
Members: Urmil Bhansali, Jovan Konatar , McWilliam Mawuntu, Eric Roberts
Advisor(s): Dr. Shahab Jalavand (Interaction LLC)

Abstract
Video




TENTH PLACE ($100 award)
Project S20-01: Phased Patch L-Band Antenna Array
Members: Alexander Cid, Daniel Toth, Marissa Navarro, Cameron Greene, Stephen Dahl
Advisor(s): Prof. Anand Sarwate, Dean Telson (L3Harris), and Alejandro Pieroni (Cellgain)

Abstract
Video




Best in Research Award (awarded $200)
Project S20-14: Refrigerated Delivery Drone System
Team members: Peter Doroshenko, Alex Ameri, Eric Kraut, Philip Jeszeck, and Williear Glimniene
Adviser: Dr. Laleh Najafizadeh

Abstract
Video




Best in Impact Award (awarded $200, sponsored by Interactions LLC)
Project S20-51: Nephroto: Kidney Modeling App
Team members: Christopher Basilio, Andrea Dumalagan, Parker Fisher, and Christian Remolado
Adviser: Dr. Deborah Silver

Abstract



Best in Commercialization (awarded $200, sponsored by JP Morgan)
Project S12-61: Agora VR: Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy of Agoraphobia & Social Anxiety Disorders
Team members: Aryeh Ness, Daniel Nguyen, Michael Truong, and Ted Moseley
Adviser: Dr. Grigore Burdea

Abstract
Video




The Galbiati Entrepreneurial Awards: First place with $2,500
Project S12-61: Agora VR: Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy of Agoraphobia & Social Anxiety Disorders
Team members: Aryeh Ness, Daniel Nguyen, Michael Truong, and Ted Moseley
Adviser: Dr. Grigore Burdea

Abstract
Video




The Galbiati Entrepreneurial Awards: Second place with $1,500
Project S20-51: Nephroto: Kidney Modeling App
Team members: Christopher Basilio, Andrea Dumalagan, Parker Fisher, and Christian Remolado
Adviser: Dr. Deborah Silver

Abstract



The Galbiati Entrepreneurial Awards: Third place with $1,000
Project S20-56: 2020Vision
Team members: Roshni Shah, ​Shruthi Sureshkrishnan, and Nithyasree Natarajan
Adviser: Prof. Kristin Dana

Abstract
Video




 

Complete List of 2020 Capstone Projects

 



Team#: S20-01 Top Ten Award: Tenth Place
Title: Phased Patch L‐Band Antenna Array
Members: Alexander Cid, Daniel Toth, Marissa Navarro, Cameron Greene, Stephen Dahl
Advisor(s): Prof. Anand Sarwate, Dean Telson (L3Harris), and Alejandro Pieroni (Cellgain)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-02
Title: Disaster Response Drone (DRD)
Members: Taylor Hanson, Juan David Beltran, Angie Flores, Ashish Sareen
Advisor: Prof. Phil Southard
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-03
Title: Text – to – Braille Converter
Members: Erika Jean-Pierre, Sumedha Mendiratta, Maham Aslam, Tiyon King
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-04
Title: MediHealth Tracker
Members: Holly Smith, Rameen Masood, Purna Haque, Nga Man Cheng
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich

Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-05
Title: Floor Printing Robot
Members: Akash Nayak, Abhishek Chaudhuri, Ryan McGuire, Sri Sai Krishna Tottempudi
Advisor(s): Prof. Anand Sarwate

Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-06
Title: MusiMove
Members: Aishwarya Nair, Jennifer Solidum, Nithya Kandappan, Suomiao Xing
Advisor(s): Prof. Waheed Bajwa

Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-07
Title: FSO Communication: Li‐Fi Radio
Members: Srikrishnaraja Mahadas, Vishal Venkateswaran, Shantanu Ghosh, Michael Chang
Advisor(s): Prof. John McGarvey

Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-08
Title: Trading Application
Members: Kanak Borad, Vancha Verma, Andrew Lau, Andrew Guo
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-09
Title: IntelliGEST: Intelligent Gesture
Members: Jason Cariaga, Adam Piziak, George Melman-Kenny, Jonathan Tsai, Asmaa Hasan
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-10
Title: Video Customer Service
Members: Alan Patel, Anthony Matos, Akshat Shah, Rahul Katyal
Advisor(s): Dr. Shahab Jalalvand (Interactions LLC)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-11
Title: RU Graduating?
Members: Varun Ravichandran, Avin Abraham, Amany Elgarf, Yuqing Feng, Nicholas Heah
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe and Michael Lynn (MongoDB
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-12 Top Ten Award: Ninth Place
Title: Smart Hair‐Clipper
Members: Urmil Bhansali, Jovan Konatar , McWilliam Mawuntu, Eric Roberts
Advisor(s): Dr. Shahab Jalavand (Interaction LLC)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-13
Title: Commercial Building Occupancy Tracker
Members: Charles Owen, Desmond Johnson, Brett Daugherty, Adam Novak, Roberto Cruz
Advisor(s): Prof. Saman Zonouz
Abstract

 



Team#: S20-14 Top Ten Award: Second Place
Best in Research Award
Title: Refrigerated Delivery Drone System
Members: Peter Doroshenko, Alex Ameri, Eric Kraut, Willear Glimniene, Philip Jeszeck
Advisor(s): Prof. Laleh Najafizadeh
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-15
Title: OPUS: Gamifying Piano Learning
Members: Justin May, Salman Omer, Yash Shah, Jonathan Hong, Skyler Lee
Advisor(s): Prof. Waheed Bajwa
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-16
Title: Follow‐Us Drone
Members: Anthony Merheb, Alec Rodrigues, Rani Sayed, Brian Girgis
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-17
Title: Train Ticket Scanner
Members: Suvranil Ghosh, Avani Bhardwaj, Kutay Kerimoglu
Advisor(s): Dr. Hubertus Franke and Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-18
Title: : Drone‐Eye: Utilizing the Computational Power of Graphics Processing Units to Run Deep Learning Algorithms across multiple drone agents
Members: Kaushal Parikh, Ashwin Suresh, Nikunj Jhaveri, Nirav Patel, Miraj Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Dario Pompili and Andrew Rodrigues (L3Harris), Konstantinos Belesis (L3Harris), Mark Harris (L3Harris)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-19
Title: RU Recycling Correctly?
Members: James Pasko, Nicole Cianci, Piero Batarseh, Daniel Bolanos, Mihir Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-20
Title: GlassKey ‐ The Universal NFC Key
Members: Harshil Parekh, Shivum Mehta, Shaan Parikh, Avi Patel, Sri Jay Adarsh Gogineni
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Wu
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-21
Title: Body Detection Employing mmWave (BDEm)
Members: Ziad Mallah, Dante Torello, Michelle Curreri, Brandon Tong
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-22
Title: Smart Calendar & Schedule Assistant
Members: Umer Qazi, Ashish Motyala, Joseph Gordon, Sasan Hakimzadeh, Dunbar Birnie
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-23
Title: Color Energy View
Members: Timothy Petersen, Nathaniel Guevara, Darian Greenfield, Andrew Russomagno
Advisor(s): Prof. Jorge Ortiz
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-24
Title: Open Source SLA Printer
Members: Taras Tysovskyi, Arushi Tandon, Jack Dulin, Robert Riso, Jikun Pan
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-25
Title: Object Imaging Using Millimeter‐Wave Sensors
Members: Soo Min Kwon, Thomas Tran, Mathew Varghese, Prad Rao
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-27
Title: Hierarchical detection system for violent behavior based on deep learning
Members: Runlin Hou, Haole Wang, Jin Xu, Donglin Gao, Sichao Wang
Advisor(s): Prof. Bo Yuan
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-28
Title: Video Transcription App for the Hearing Impaired
Members: Kimberly Chang, Andrew Saengtawesin
Advisor(s): Dr. John Chen (Interactions LLC) and Dr. Nick Ruiz (Interactions LLC)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-29
Title: Machine Comprehension with BERT
Members: Ajeet Malhotra, Ping Lin, Raffay Khan
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-30
Title: Hear4U
Members: Manish Kewalramani, Andy Wang, Varun Raghuraman, Paul Kim
Advisor(s): Prof. Anand Sarwate
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S20-31
Title: Smart Home Camera
Members: Shazidul Islam, Rahul Patel, Parth Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-32
Title: A Multi‐Dimensional Fleet of Intelligent Mobile Plants for Unknown Territory Exploration
Members: Albert Tran
Advisor(s): Prof. Qingze Zou (Rutgers Dept. MAE)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-33
Title: AutoGard: Automated Garden using PIP Tag sensors and Arduino (or Raspberry Pi)
Members: Paul Stanik, Matthew Jackson, David Wang, Vincent Cheng, Kartik Garg
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-34
Title: Artificial Emotion Recognition
Members: Devvrat Patel, Andy Lee, Jahidul Islam, Nathan Silva, Shivani Sunil
Advisor(s): Dr. Yeon-jun (Interactions LLC) and Dr. Shahab Jalalvand (Interactions LLC)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-35 Top Ten Award: Sixth Place
Title: Eagle Eye – Multi UAV Reconnaissance
Members: Abhishek Kondila, Sagar Shah, Harmit Badyal, Kaavya Krishna Kumar
Advisor(s): Prof. Narayan Mandayam
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-36
Title: In‐Baggage Object Classification with Wi‐Fi
Members: Jiger Prajapati, Mohammad Nadeem, Eric Lin, Tahmid Chowdhury
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-37
Title: Custom Legal Advisor
Members: Amandip Kaler, Andrew Sengupta, Jeffery Lu, Aditya Mehta
Advisor(s): Prof. Ivan Marsic
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-38
Title: Gesture Based Panic Button
Members: Daniel Chan, Allyana Dela Rosa, Priyanka George, Michael Edwin
Advisor(s): Prof. Chung-Tse Michael Wu
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-39
Title: Finger‐Code security system
Members: Chuang Zhao, Linzhang Wu, Khandaker Hossain
Advisor(s): Prof. Chung-Tse Michael Wu
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-40
Title: Personal Multi‐Channel Cloud Server
Members: Samuel Cho, Christopher Cheng
Advisor(s): Prof. Predrag Spasojevic
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-41
Title: OutRecruit

Members: Christopher Young, Jasjit Janda, Hersh Shrivastava, Jose Cuentas, Mohit Khattar
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S19-42
Title: Capstone Management App
Members: Mohammed Sapin, Shilp Shah, Eric Zhang, Keya Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich and Diksha Prakash
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-43
Title: QuikPark
Members: Harsha Dantuluri, Liam McCluskey, Yousef Aljallad, Keith Kuchenbrod
Advisor(s): Prof. Roy Yates
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-44
Title: : Smart Office Access System
Members: Ebad ullah Qureshi, Sanjida Naser, Sudarshan Srinavasan, Shahnila Chowdhury
Advisor(s): Prof. Roy Yates and Dr. Hubertus Franke (IBM)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-45 Top Ten Award: Eighth Place
Title: hARk ‐ The Next Generation Hearing Aid?
Members: Joshua Siegel, Phurushotham Shekar, Aditya Verma, Shantanu Laghate
Advisor(s): Prof. Waheed Bajwa
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-46
Title: Autonomous Underwater Diver Assisting Robot
Members: Parthkumar Patel, Nilay Patel, Smeet Kathiria, Syed N Hussain, Dhanvin Patel
Advisor(s): Prof. Dario Pompili
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-47 Top Ten Award: Fifth Place
Title: Low-Cost Colorimetric Approach to Ion-Selective Sensing for Hydroponics Nutrient Solutions
Members: Jacob Battipaglia, Krishna Gotur, Einar Magnusson, Andrew Cecil
Advisor(s): Prof. Richard Howard
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-48
Title: Robo‐Buddy
Members: Brian Ma, Joshua Olazo, Andrew Lu
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-49
Title: Revised Degree Navigator
Members: William Barron, Gabriel Shen , Won Seok Kyle Chang
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-50
Title: Smart Home Assistant
Members: Rob Brokaw, Tom Murphy, Nitin Ragavan, Brian Ogbebor, Tom Wray
Advisor(s): Kien Nguyen (Interactions LLC) and Ryan Price (Interactions LLC)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-51 Top Ten Award: Fourth Place
Best in Impact Award
The Galbiati Entrepreneurial Awards: Second Place
Title: Nephroto: Kidney Modeling App
Members: Christian Remolado, Andrea Dumalagan, Christopher Basilio, Parker Fisher
Advisor(s): Prof. Deborah Silver
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-52
Title: Grade Crossing State Machine
Members: Kyle Smith, Josh Loguidice, Ryan Martin, Fatima Mir
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Video


Team#: S20-53
Title: Inspired Parking Lot System
Members: Tingcong Jiang, Zhuohuan Li, Buyuan Lin, Yiran Tan, Shijie Xu
Advisor(s): Prof. Maria Striki
Abstract
Poster
Video

 


Team#: S20-54
Title: Who R U? –Data Center Rack‐level Security System
Members: Mingju Liu, Zhuoran Liu, Boyang Zhang, Miaomiao Xie
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-55
Title: Smart Stoplight
Members: Daniel Anderson, Nick Han, Harman Kailey, Denis Bengizu
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract
Video

 

 


Team#: S20-56 Top Ten Award: Third Place
The Galbiati Entrepreneurial Awards: Third Place
Title: 2020Vision
Members: Shruthi Sureshkrishnan, Roshni Shah, Nithya Natarajan
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-57
Title:Multi‐Port Serial Communicator
Members: Bohdan Kryzh, Adam Falkowski, Jacob Gehrig, Yanbo Jiang
Advisor(s): Prof. Athina Petropulu
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S19-58
Title: Pedestrian‐Friendly Traffic Algorithm Using Image Captioning
Members: Zihao Luo, Lieyang Chen, Sui Huang
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-59
Title: FSAE Fatigue Tester
Members: Raymond Chiu, (MAE: Michael Fabiano, Madeline Bowne, Dennis Villani, Gil Rubio, Sefa Ocak, Michael Albacete
Advisor(s): Prof. Assimina Pelegri (MAE Department)
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-60 Best in Commercialization
Title: Smart Goggles
Members: Tatsat Vyas, Max Davatelis, Zain Sayed, Andrew Koskinen
Advisor(s): Prof. Kristin Dana
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-61
Top Ten Award: First Place  and
Best in Commercialization  and
The Galbiati Entrepreneurial Awards: First Place
Title: Agora VR: Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy of Agoraphobia & Social Anxiety Disorders
Members: Daniel Nguyen, Aryeh Ness, Ted Moseley, Michael Truong
Advisor(s): Prof. Greg Burdea
Abstract
Video

 


Team#: S20-62
Title: Visual Security
Members:Joel Cruz, Hyun Sik Kim, Keeyan Haghshenas, Dakeen Daniels
Advisor(s): Prof. Jorge Ortiz and Prof. John McGarvey
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-63
Title: H.A.N.D. (Hand Augmented Narration Device)
Members: Hari Shetty, Louis Moccia, Sean Kearns, Darius Baboomian
Advisor(s): Prof. Predrag Spasojevic
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-64
Title: Analog Joint Source Channel Coding
Members: Zhile Li, Linshen Ye
Advisor(s): Prof. Dario Pompili
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-65
Title: Music Sheet Maker
Members: Haocong Wang, Sifan Yuan
Advisor(s): Prof. Yingying Chen
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-66
Title: Siyam – The Group Dieting App
Members: Nada Ali, Omar Atieh, Shazim Chaudhary, Salman Hashmi, Wahhaj Zahedi
Advisor(s): Prof. Wade Trappe
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-67
Title: Heat Source Detector
Members: Yuan Cheng, Shiyuan Chen, Xiaotian Qiang, Junsong Xing
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-68
Title: Facial Recognition & Object Detection For Alzheimer’s & Memory Impaired
Members: Ludwig Randazzo, David Santiago, Avnish Patel, Ernest Chiu
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-69
Title: Retrofit Garage Door Opener
Members: Andrew Schneeloch, Haoran Qin, Luis Camacho, Chris Gordon, Sara Mirza
Advisor(s): Prof. Hana Godrich
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-70 Top Ten Award: Seventh Place
Title: Smart Sweet Spot of Your Home Stereos
Members: Zhenzhou Qi
Advisor(s): Dr. Xiaoran Fan and Prof. Richard Howard
Abstract

 


Team#: S20-71 Best in Innovation Award
Title: EM Based Intrusion Detection for IoT Devices
Members: Matt Banfe, Yu Liu , Langer Timothy
Advisor(s): Prof. Michael Caggiano
Abstract