2013 ECE Provost MQP Competition Finalist

Results from the Provost MQP Competition

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department welcomed twenty-nine MQP project teams on Project Presentation Day, April 18, 2013. Out of the twenty-nine teams who presented, seven were nominated for the Provost’s Competition. All seven teams moved on to the finalist phase and competed on April 19, 2013. The ECE Provost’s MQP Competition Committee awarded the following projects with the distinction of Provost’s MQP Competition Winner:

First Place
Electromagnetic Side-Channel Analysis on Intel Atom Processor
Anh Do, Soe Thet Ko, Aung Thu Htet
Advisor: Thomas Eisenbarth, Berk Sunar

Second Place
Robot Localization for FIRST Robotics
Scott Burger, Adam Moriarty, Samuel Patterson, Daniel Riches
Advisors: David Cyganski, James Duckworth

Third Place
Wi-Fi Denial of Service Attacks on Wired Analog RF Channel Emulator
Sheila Werth, Jeffrey Wyman
Advisor: Alexander Wyglinski
Sponsor: MIT Lincoln Lab

Honorable Mention
Line and Load Regulation for Piezoelectric Power Conversion in MRI Environment Nicholas Richard Speranza
Advisors: Paul Bailey (Philips), Stephen Bitar
Sponsor: Philips Healthcare

The Design and Implementation of a Network of Sensors and Controls for use in Controlled Environment Agriculture
William Caproni, Erik Dahlinghaus
Advisors: Stephen Bitar, Taskin Padir

Control Plane for Embedded Digital Signal Processing An Application of Networks-on-Chips for VLSI
Richard Dennen
Advisor: Xinming Huang

Securing Embedded Systems for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles
Phuoc Luong, Roni Rostom, Evan Ziavras
Advisors: Alexander Wyglinski, Thomas Eisenbarth

The top seven teams were presented awards at the 2013 ECE Senior Banquet, which was held on April 25, 2013 at Maxwell Silverman’s restaurant in Worcester. On behalf of the ECE Department and the judging panel, we would like to thank all the students for their hard work and wish you the very best in the completion of your undergraduate studies and your future plans.

May 1, 2013

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