Fall 2013 Senior Design Projects

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The University of Texas at Austin Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  (UT ECE) hosted the Fall 2013 Senior Design Open House on Monday, November 25, 2013. UT ECE undergraduate seniors presented demonstrations of their projects spanning two semesters of work.

Companies partner with faculty and student teams, providing funding, equipment, industry expertise, and mentoring as the team works toward a successful outcome to the industry specced problem. Students are responsible for delivering a working prototype with documentation, a system design report, and two interim and one final oral presentations. Industry, student and faculty efforts culminate at the end of the course at the Senior Design Open House.

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Industry Collaborators

UT ECE is deeply appreciative of our industrial collaborators, whose expertise and support makes these projects successful and meaningful. Industry project sponsors for the Fall 2013 projects includeCSIDNational InstrumentsQualcommSchlumberger, and Texas Instruments.

Apple, Inc. generously donated Apple products such as MacBook Airs, iPad Minis, and iPod Touch devices as prizes for the top projects presented at the Open House.


The first place team for Fall 2013 is the project Bicycle Rear View Camera, developed by Daniel Ogilvie, Frank Knott, Stafford Hutchins, Robert Parsons and Zach Pringnitz. Prof. Robert Heath was both the sponsor and faculty mentor to the team.

All Winners

Place Project Team Members Sponsor Faculty Advisor


Bicycle Rear View Camera

Daniel Ogilvie

Frank Knott

Stafford Hutchins

Robert Parsons

Zach Pringnitz

Prof. Robert Heath Prof. Robert Heath
Each team member received a MacBook Air from Apple.



Sean Adkins

Anya Cranmer

Brandon Crosbie

Jacob Donelson

Ashley Doub
Qualcomm Prof. Alexis Kwasinski

Each team member received an iPad Mini from Apple.


Robot Brain

Zachary Thomas

Robert Jacobs

Asad Malik

Daniel Elsner

Dillon Johnson
 Qualcomm Prof. Ahmed Tewfik

Each team member received an iPod Touch from Apple.


Home Wireless Temperature Control

Scott Longe

John Dang

Ford Arnett

Tyler Kass

Kathleen Cedeno
Texas Instruments Prof. Alexis Kwasinski


Directional Haptics

Audrey Loefler

Kyle Grau

Jay Kalina

Tien Nguyen

Santos Gomez
Texas Instruments Prof. David Pan



James Crow

Mengke Wang

Scott Simmons

Alisha Chawla

Syed Arefin

Hamzah Bhombal
Texas Instruments Prof. Ahmed Tewfik