UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

UW ECE Research Showcase 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022  |  5 – 7 p.m. (Pacific Time) via Zoom

Missed the live event? Watch the video recording here! 

Our 6th annual UW ECE Research Showcase featured cutting-edge research projects from our very own electrical and computer engineering graduate students. Visitors had a chance to review their posters, speak with the students and their advisers and learn more about the exciting projects underway across the various labs in the UW ECE department. The Research Showcase was also a perfect opportunity for visiting prospective students to learn more about the department’s research.

Research Showcase is the Department’s premier event for students to showcase the exciting research projects they are working on in labs and groups across all areas of ECE. This event allows our students to present top research in a variety of areas with societal impact. The topics covered include AI, medical device technologies, power and energy, transportation, the environment, wireless communications and many more.

*Awards were presented to the top two research projects at the end of the event, as determined by a select group of ECE faculty judges. This year’s prizes included a Department-sponsored cash grant to be used toward any research-related travel, and Amazon’s first household robot the Amazon Astro, kindly sponsored by Amazon’s Lab126! Learn more about the technologies and engineering behind the Astro robot here.

Congratulations to our 2022 Research Showcase winners, Maneeshika Madduri and Luocheng Huang!!

Travel Grant Winner for Best Foundations Theory Research

A Game-Theoretic Model for Co-adaptive Brain Machine Interfaces (poster #8)  |  Maneeshika Madduri

Amazon Astro Robot Winner for Best Applied Research

Broadband Imaging with Metasurfaces (poster #27)  |  Luocheng Huang

Luocheng Huang with his Amazon Astro robot. photo by Ryan Hoover

Luocheng Huang with his Amazon Astro robot prize. photo by Ryan Hoover

Luocheng Huang with his Amazon Astro robot. photo by Ryan Hoover

Luocheng Huang with his Amazon Astro robot prize. photo by Ryan Hoover


2022 RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. Harnessing Optoelectronic Noises in a Photonic Generative Adversarial Network

Changming Wu, Xiaoxuan Yang, Heshan Yu, Ruoming Peng, Ichiro Takeuchi, Yiran Chen

2. Electronic Mode Stirring for Improved Backscatter Communication Link Margin in a Reverberant Cavity Animal Cage Environment

Sara Reyes, James Rosenthal

James Rosenthal headshot

3. Mixer-First 4-Element mm-Wave Digital Beamforming Receiver with High-Speed Low-Resolution ADCs

Deniz Dosluoglu

4. Broadband Long Delayed Self-interference Cancellation for use in Full Duplex Transceivers

Xichen Li, Yi-Hsiang Huang

5. LUNA: Localizing Unfamiliarity Near Acquaintance for Open-set Long-Tailed Recognition

Jiarui Cai

6. Demonstration of an Optimized Large-scale Optogenetic Cortical Interface for Non-human Primates

Devon J. Griggs, Julien Bloch, Shawn Fisher, William K. S. Ojemann, Kali M. Coubrough, Karam Khateeb, Marcus Chu

7. Policy Gradient Descent for Control: Global Optimality via Convex Parameterization

Yue Sun

8. A Game-Theoretic Model for Co-adaptive BMI

Maneeshika Madduri

 

9. DeSO: Decentralized Secret Oracle for Blockchain

Milad (Mohammadbagher) Fotouhi

10. Nonvolatile programmable silicon photonics based on phase-change materials

Zhuoran Fang, Rui Chen, Jiajiu Zheng, Asir Intisar Khan, Kathryn M. Neilson, Sarah J. Geiger, Dennis M. Callahan, Michael G. Moebius, Abhi Saxena, Michelle E. Chen, Carlos Rios, Juejun Hu, Eric Pop

11. Tissue Characterization with Smart Grasper Robot

Yana Sosnovskaya, Hunter North, Chul Jung, Ethan Sepa, Shaheryar Hasnain

12. Non-contact Physiological Sensing with Radar and Camera

Girish Narayanswamy, Tess Despres, Xin Liu, Shirley Xue, Snehal Shokeen

13. MM-Scale Focal Length Tuning in MEMS-Integrated Meta-Optics

Zheyi Han, Shane Colburn

14. Decentralized Safe Reinforcement Learning for Voltage Control

Wenqi Cui, Jiayi Li

15. Computationally Efficient Safe Reinforcement Learning for Power Systems

Daniel Tabas

16. The Cost of an Arm and a Leg: Designing Limbs for Multiple Dynamic Behaviors

Joseph G. Sullivan, Amber Chou, Joshua Vasquez, Hao Luo

17. Learning in Stochastic Monotone Games with Decision-Dependent Data

Adhyyan Narang, Evan Faulkner

18. Tunable and Deterministic Single Photon Emitters in Bilayer WSe2 with Quantum Phonon States

Adina Ripin, Ruoming Peng

19. Frequency Resolved Angular Modulation Beam Steering

Bingzhao Li, Qixuan Lin

20. Integrated Acousto-Optics Device with Solid State Qubits

I-Tung Chen

21. Secure Frequency Encryption FMCW LiDAR System

Marziyeh Rezaei, Liban Hussein

Marziyeh Rezaei

22. OpenLabCluster: Semi-automatic Keypoints Based Animal Behavior Clustering and Classification

Jingyuan Li, Moishe Keselman

23. How Does it Sound? Generation of Rhythmic Soundtrack for Human Movements

Kun Su, Xiulong Liu

24. Programmable black phosphorus image sensor for broadband optoelectronic edge computing

Seokhyeong Lee, Ruoming Peng, Changming Wu

25. O-pH: Optical pH Monitor to Measure Dental Biofilm Acidity and Assist in Enamel Health Monitoring

Manuja Sharma, Lauren K. Lee, Matthew D. Carson, David S. Park, Se W. An, Micah G. Bovenkamp, Jess J. Cayetano, Ian A. Berude

26. Analyzing neural flow using signal processing on graphs

Felix Schwock

Felix Schwock

27. Broadband Imaging with Metasurfaces

Luocheng Huang

Luocheng Huang

28. Should Storage-Centric Tariffs be Extended to Commercial Flexible Demand?

Lane Smith

We would like to congratulate the students and their advisers on developing these excellent projects that are here on display, and thank you for sharing your research with us. Thank you to our industry friends for your valuable partnership and we look forward to seeing our relationship continue to grow!

 


Check out past showcase research projects below!

Research Showcase 2021 - virtual poster exhibit

Check out last year’s student research project posters below!

Open the PDF and click on an individual project to view full-sized poster.

Research Showcase posters

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Research Day 2020 - virtual poster exhibit

Click here to check out or download the interactive poster program PDF below. To view individual research projects in more detail, browse through the program and click on a project page of interest to open that group’s full research poster in a new browser.