With research efforts including e-textile carpets, power-saving algorithms for hard drives, swarm intelligence and autonomous robots, and networking for pervasive computing, 14 ECE undergraduates presented their work in the 2004 Virginia Tech Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Engineering.
The symposium consisted of six sessions of formal presentations and one large session for posters. Prizes were awarded for best presentation and poster in four different areas: ECE, mechanical engineering (ME), civil and environmental engineering (CEE) and biological engineering. Nearly 40 abstracts were submitted. Students from the engineering honorary societies served as session chairs and judges.
In ECE, Michael Chorzempa (CPE) won best presentation in describing his work on “Key Management in Sensor Networks.” James Chung won the best poster award with “Detecting Network Intrusion on Mobile Device by Monitoring Power Consumption.”
The symposium was organized by Michael Alley of Engineering Education. Sponsors included the National Science Foundation (NSF), Virginia Tech’s Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (CEUT), and the ECE, ME and CEE departments.
Undergraduate Research Presentations
Anderson, Amy: "e-Textile Carpet via an Integration of Agent-Based Simulation into 3D Studio MAX."
Anderson, Chris: "The Effect of Oxidative Environments of the Electrical Characteristics of Pd/SiC Diodes."
Antonov, Lyudmil: "PurpleView: Research Paper Review System."
Chorzempa, Michael: "Key Management in Sensor Networks."
Chung, James: "Detecting Network Intrusion on Mobile Device by Monitoring Power Consumption."
Goodwin, James: "Swarm Intelligence, Distributed Control, and Game Theory with Multiple Autonomous Robots."
Henderson, Kevin: "Network for Pervasive Computing."
Krishnamurthy, Siddhartha: "High-Performance Numerical Computation Using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)."
Le, Steven and Markham, Penn: "iDB:A Searchable Inline Database of Scientific Equipment in the College of Engineering."
Nkei, Bertrand: "Cascading Failure in Complex Systems."
Riabtsev, Alexei: "Power Security for Mobile Computers."
Roney, Matthew: "Lossless Audio Coding: Not Losing Any Bits Here."
Somer, Marc: "Middle Man Algorithm for Power Savings of a Hard Drive."